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Ex-Vicksburg Mayor Pleads Guilty To Bribery


JACKSON, Miss. — Former Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield has pled guilty today in a bribery case.

Winfield entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Jackson in connection with city contracts.  He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced on Nov. 19, court officials said.  Officials with the FBI said Winfield took bribe money in exchange for a disaster contract with the city of Vicksburg. Investigators said the payments totaled $7,000 over two months.

Knox Graham contributed to this story


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