GULFPORT — The former head of the Harrison County Utility Authority is set for a Feb. 23 trial on charges that he took bribes from a contractor.
U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden set the trial date in a Dec. 29 order.
Kamran Pahlavan, a former executive director, pleaded not guilty in December to a five-count indictment alleging he received bribes from contractor Sean H. Anthony of Pass Christian. Anthony has not been charged.
Pahlavan, free on bond, faces up to 60 years in prison and $1.25 million in fines.
Former Harrison County Supervisor Kim Savant pleaded guilty in December to accepting Anthony’s bribes in exchange for voting to give Anthony contracts while an authority board member.
Savant was charged without indictment in a deal with prosecutors. Savant’s sentencing is scheduled in March.
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