A former high-ranking official for the city of Atlanta is facing charges in a bribery scandal.
Adam Smith served the city as the chief procurement officer until the mayor fired him months ago.
He will be going before District Judge Steve Jones at 3 pm on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, for a hearing. Judge Jones is familiar with cases surrounding the Atlanta City Hall corruption investigation.
A source reported to WSB-TV news that a criminal investigation charge had been filed against Smith in which he is being charged with conspiracy. This type of charge is used often when the person in question waives their right to an indictment by a jury.
WSB-TV news was able to get the document stating this:
“Beginning on a date unknown, but from at least 2015 to January 2017, Smith met privately with (an executive with an Atlanta construction firm) on multiple occasions … After most of the meetings, (the executive) paid Smith approximately $1,000 in cash.”
The document goes on to say that during that same time, the executive paid Smith over $30,000 I cash hoping to influence Smith in his role as the Chief Procurement Officer.
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