Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Ex-Philadelphia Sheriff John Green Gets 5 Years For $675K Bribery Case

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia’s longest-serving sheriff, John Green has been sentenced to five years in prison for using bribes from a businessman to help buy two homes and then awarding him millions in city contracts.

John Green was given the maximum sentence Thursday for his role in a scheme that authorities say involved $675,000 in bribes from businessman James Davis in exchange for $35 million in no-bid contracts and fees.

The 68-year-old former police officer spent 22 years as sheriff.

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Authorities say Green also padded the fees Davis received from the sale of foreclosed properties, leaving less for the people losing their homes.

Davis is serving a 10-year prison term.

Green pleaded guilty this year to one conspiracy count. He says he accepts responsibility for the crimes.

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