A new indictment in the Atlanta corruption investigation alleges that Mitzi Bickers, the city’s former Director of Human Services who worked on former mayor Kasim Reed’s election campaign, accepted $2 million in bribes from city contractors.
In exchange, contractors Elvin R. Mitchell Jr. and Charles P. Richards Jr.received $17 million in city contracts from 2010 to 2015. The work included emergency snow removal, sidewalk repairs and bridge reconstruction.
Both men pleaded guilty and were sentenced for their role in the bribery scheme. The city’s former chief procurement officer, Adam L. Smith, was also sentenced after pleading guilty to accepting bribes from an unnamed city vendor. He is not named in the indictment against Bickers.
Here is the full indictment against Bickers, which was unsealed on April 4.