Ex-Vicksburg mayor reports to federal prison in Florida
Published: January 8,2014
VICKSBURG — Former Vicksburg mayor Paul Winfield has reported to a federal prison to begin serving about two years in a federal bribery case.
Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says the 40-year-old Winfield arrived Monday at a minimum security prison in Pensacola, Fla.
Winfield, a Democrat, was arrested by the FBI at his house on Feb. 20 in the last year of his first term.
Winfield sought a second term, but lost the Democratic primary in May.
He pleaded guilty in September to seeking $10,000 in cash in exchange for a city contract.
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