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Atlanta contractors get prison time in contract bribery case

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by The Associated Press last update:Oct 31, 2017

ATLANTA - Two Atlanta contractors have been sentenced to prison as part of an ongoing federal investigation into bribes paid for city contracts.
Atlanta contractors get prison time in contract bribery case

On Oct. 10 a judge ordered Elvin R. Mitchell Jr. to serve five years in prison and to pay more than $1.12 million in restitution. The other contractor, Charles P. Richards Jr., was sentenced to serve two years and three months in prison and to pay $193,000 in restitution.

Each pleaded guilty earlier this year to a conspiracy charge.

Prosecutors say Mitchell and Richards conspired to pay city officials to award them lucrative city construction contracts, with more than $1 million paid out between 2010 and 2015.

Mitchell's lawyer, Craig Gillen, said his client hopes to have his prison time reduced as he continues to co-operate with prosecutors.

last update:Oct 31, 2017

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