A former worker with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is heading behind bars for her role in a scheme that traded nonpublic information for sports tickets and other bribes.
LaFonda Lewis, of Maryland, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison. The 57-year-old pleaded guilty in January to trading nonpublic information about pending contracts to a Maryland business owner for bribes totaling about $23,000.
See Also: Standing By Massa! Trump Ready To Destroy HUD And Ben Carson Is Tap Dancing
That business owner, 45-year-old Charles Thomas, pleaded guilty in May 2018 and is awaiting sentencing. Another HUD employee, 58-year-old Kevin Jones, pleaded guilty last month to a similar scheme involving Thomas and will be sentenced in June.
Lewis will also have to forfeit the value of the bribes and will spend another two years under supervised release.
Source: CBS Baltimore
Sign Up For Our Newsletter!
For The Latest News: Follow @Ã¢â‚¬ËœwolbbaltimoreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢
Sheldon Reynolds, Vocalist/Guitarist for EWF & Commodores, Dies at 63
Krispy Kreme Offering Free Doughnuts To Members Of The Class of 2023
Kansas Cops Accused Of Concealing ‘Critical’ Information After Killing Black DoorDash Driver
Report: Decomposed Body Found Near School In Northeast Baltimore
Women-Led Equity Group Slams DeSantis’ Bill Banning Florida College Diversity Programs
1-Year-Old Critically Injured After Falling From Balcony In Northeast Baltimore
WJZ News Anchor Fired After On-Air Racially Insensitive Remark
Minorities and Mental Health: Mental Health Goals for 2023