Two Atlanta contractors were sentenced to prison Tuesday as part of an ongoing federal investigation into a pay-to-play scheme for city contracts.
U.S. District Judge Steve Jones sentenced Elvin R. Mitchell Jr., of Atlanta, to serve five years and pay more than $1.12 million in restitution. Mitchell, 63, pleaded guilty in January to a conspiratorial bribery and money laundering charge.
Jones also sentenced Charles P. Richards Jr., of Tucker, to serve two years and three months in prison and pay $193,000 in restitution. Richards, 65, pleaded guilty in February to a conspiratorial bribery charge.
When imposing the sentences, Jones told each man that their actions had damaged the trust and confidence of the public, cracking the foundation of government.
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Also see Justice Dept. statement on this case: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga/pr/construction-company-owners-sentenced-federal-prison-paying-over-1-million-bribes-city