Wednesday, October 4, 2006
It was not a good day for most of the defendants in the Alabama Sewer case as the former sewer chief Jack Swann, three businessmen and three companies were convicted in a conspiracy/bribery case. One executive was cleared of charges. Swann was found guilty of conspiracy, bribery, and mail fraud. He was found not guilty of one bribery count and he and others were found not guilty of 17 counts of mail fraud that were premised on 18 USC 1346, the honest services provision. (See Birmingham News here). The investigation had previously produced some guilty pleas. (see here).