Mayor asks for delay in bribery trial to review evidence
by Associated Press
Published: April 22,2013
VICKSBURG — A lawyer for Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield has asked a federal judge to delay his trial on a federal bribery charge.
Winfield is charged with seeking $10,000 in cash in exchange for a city contract. He has pleaded not guilty.
The trial is scheduled for June 3.
Winfield’s lawyer says in a court filing that he needs more time to review evidence in the case.
Winfield, a 39-year-old Democrat, is completing his first term as mayor of the historic Mississippi River city and qualified to seek re-election.
The FBI arrested Winfield on Feb. 20. A federal grand jury indicted him March 19.
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