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Ex-mayor disbarred by the Supreme Court following bribery conviction

Former Vicksburg mayor Paul Winfield was arrested by the FBI on Feb. 20, 2013.

Former Vicksburg mayor Paul Winfield was arrested by the FBI on Feb. 20, 2013.

VICKSBURG — The Mississippi Supreme Court has disbarred former Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield who is serving a two-year sentence for a federal bribery conviction.

Winfield, an attorney, pleaded guilty in September of 2013 to seeking $10,000 in cash from a confidential FBI informant in exchange for a city contract.

The Mississippi Bar filed a formal complaint against Winfield in December 2013. Winfield did not respond to the Bar’s complaint.

The Supreme Court said yesterday the time for Winfield to file an appeal has passed and it approved Winfield’s disbarment.

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