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Wed Oct 24, 2018, 09:52 PM

New bribery charge against key figure in Atlanta corruption probe

The federal corruption investigation of Atlanta City Hall has reached across state lines and into Jackson, Miss.

Federal prosecutors unsealed a new charge this week against Rev. Mitzi Bickers, the Atlanta preacher who was indicted in April on charges that alleged she helped contractors win millions of dollars in city of Atlanta business.

The updated indictment wedges in a new bribery charge — this one alleging Bickers tried in 2014 and 2015 to win contracts in Jackson by paying for parties, food, airline flights, hotels, chauffeured car services, entertainment, fundraisers and campaign services for newly elected Mayor Tony Yarber and other Jackson city officials.

Specifically, the updated indictment alleges Bickers tried to win a contract for a convention center hotel project in Jackson, and part of a program management services contract for that city’s Wastewater Department. She was unsuccessful in both attempts.

Read more: https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt--politics/new-bribery-charge-against-key-figure-atlanta-corruption-probe/45uqKvEBPilDfD1aEY5dgK/

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