Mayor’s federal bribery trial delayed

VICKSBURG — A federal judge has agreed to reschedule Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield’s 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.

A judge this week granted a delay so Winfield’s lawyer has more time to review evidence in the case.

Winfield’s trial is now set for Aug. 5 in Jackson.

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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