Two city councilmen accused of splitting $20,000 in bribes were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday, the Macon Telegraph reports.
Forsyth City Councilmen Desi Hansford and James Calloway face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on three counts.
Hansford “admitted to receiving the previous $5,000 bribe in January. [He] stated that he paid some bills with part of the money and over $2,000 of the original bribe money was located in his residence in Forsyth,” McClendon’s affidavit reads, the Telegraph reported.
The bribes allegedly come from Travel America truck stop restaurant in Jackson, which is trying to renew its contract.
The Telegraph couldn’t reach the councilmen for comment.