Atlanta City Hall official fired, feds seize computer, Alleged bribes for city contracts. No, couldn’t be…

Crony capitalism is rife at all levels of government.

(From AJC.com)

The move by investigators comes amid a probe by the feds into a bribery scheme involving city of Atlanta contracts.

The feds have said a pair of contractors paid more than $1 million in bribes in exchange for city contracts, though it’s not clear if Tuesday’s actions and the broader investigation are connected.

So far, two Atlanta area contractors — Elvin “E.R.” Mitchell Jr. and Charles P. Richards Jr. — have pleaded guilty to paying bribes to an unnamed person under the belief the money would flow to one or more Atlanta officials with influence over city contracts.

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