Ex-Vicksburg mayor to get change-of-plea hearing
by Associated Press
Published: September 10,2013
Tags: bench, bribe, bribery, city, city government, court, crime, David C. Bramlett III, FBI, federal government, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, mayor, municipal, municipality, Paul Winfield, plea
VICKSBURG — A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 16 for former Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield, who is charged in federal court with seeking $10,000 in cash in exchange for a city contract.
In an order filed yesterday, U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III scheduled the change of plea hearing for 10:30 a.m. in federal court in Natchez.
Winfield could face up to 10 years in prison.
The criminal complaint in the case says a confidential FBI informant called Winfield on July 17, 2012, to discuss “pre-event disaster contracts” with the city.
It says the two met at a Jackson restaurant the next day, and the informant asked Winfield what it would take to get the contract. The complaint says Winfield held up 10 fingers, signifying $10,000.
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