Friday, February 22, 2013

Vicksburg Mayor arrested

The FBI announced the arrest of Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield on bribery charges. The FBI stated in a press release:

"Paul Winfield, Mayor of Vicksburg, Mississippi, was arrested at his residence on February 20, 2013, by FBI Special Agents, pursuant to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Winfield, who is charged with bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, is alleged to have solicited and accepted bribes from an FBI cooperating informant representing a company interested in obtaining pre-event disaster contracts for the City of Vicksburg. If found guilty of this charge, Winfield could face a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine."

The Special Agent's affidavit supporting the arrest states:

"On July 17, 2012, a Confidential Human Source (CHS) spoke with Winfield on the telephone and asked for a meeting to discuss pre-event disaster contracts for the City of Vicksburg. Winfield agreed to meet the CHS the following day at a restaurant in Jackson, Mississippi.

On July 18, 2012, the CHS met with Winfield at a restaurant in Jackson, Mississippi. After dinner, Winfield and the CHS met inside the CHS’s vehicle and the CHS asked Winfield what would need to be done in order for the CHS’s company to get the pre-event disaster contract. Winfield responded “Ten” and held up ten fingers, signifying $10,000. The CHS asked Winfield if the CHS could pay $5,000 now and $5,000 once the contract was awarded. Winfield agreed and the CHS paid Winfield $5,000 (fifty $100 bills) in United States Currency. Earlier that day, the CHS had been given $5,000 by the FBI in the event that the CHS was solicited for a bribe from Winfield.

On August 9, 2012, Winfield contacted the CHS via telephone and told the CHS that Winfield had $4,300 in taxes due and was “in a bind.” Winfield asked if the CHS could advance Winfield “something” to help Winfield pay the tax bill. The CHS asked if Winfield was asking for an advance on the second $5,000 payment, to which Winfield stated “Yes.” Winfield told the CHS that the deal would remain the same, meaning that the CHS would still receive the pre-event disaster contract.

On August 17, 2012, the CHS met with Winfield in Natchez, Mississippi, in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant. Winfield entered the CHS’s vehicle. The CHS gave Winfield $2,000 in United States currency and asked if another $3,000 would be enough. Winfield stated “Yes.” The CHS then promised Winfield another $3,000 after the pre-event disaster contract was awarded. Earlier that day, the CHS had been given $2,000 by the FBI for the purpose of paying the bribe that Winfield had solicited.

Based on the above information, probable cause exists to believe that Paul Winfield, Mayor of Vicksburg, Mississippi, has violated Title 18, United States Code, Section 666(a)(1)(B)
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29 comments:

Anonymous said...

he hasn't been indicted yet, just arrested.

Anonymous said...

Corruption outside of the capital city? That is news.

Anonymous said...

you can bet there is audio and prob. video. you sound like collette, 'that's just the FBI story'... right...

Anonymous said...

It's about time. Winfield been on the take since day one. Go ask Siemens. Heard Mayor made 50k for the partnership with them.

Anonymous said...

Feds brought him to Madison jail to be booked. Supposedly he had just filed his papers to run for mayor again then was arrested a couple hours later

Burke said...

Saw that Brian Eason gave JJ a shout-out this morning. About time.

MSU Cheese said...

Didn't he play at Ole Miss a few years back? Not that it matters, but you can bet we'll get some mileage out of it. Go Dawgs!

Anonymous said...

Now that JSU is going to "put a dome" over the ancient Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Ole Miss & State
can once again move the egg bowl to Jackson.

Vicksburg will benefit from the overflow of the
fans that can't book rooms in Jackson. Corruption will be eradicated, Farish Street will prosper and
Vicksburg's Clay Street will be repaved.

Anonymous said...

Can we get a story on the dome, please? I don't want to hijack this post, but that's comedy gold right there.

Anonymous said...

With certain people and situations, nothing is SHOCKING.

Anonymous said...

Now George Flaggs can be Mayor and save Vicksburg!!!

Anonymous said...

50k seat dome? haha...JSU should combine with Alcorn and Valley. That way 1/2 the stadium might be filled. $75 mil bond is absolute waste of taxpayers' money. All 3 schools won't bring $75 mil in revenue within next decade.
Maybe they'll build it in Madison next to the satellite campus

Anonymous said...

No-5:48-the rich, old, guys that run this state will insist that it be downtown.

Anonymous said...

So an arena WILL WORK HAHAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

It's no secret that JSU wants a new stadium on or near campus. The pols signed Memorial Stadium over to JSU a few years back. Mark my words, one day in the next ten years UMC will end up buying Memorial for a price that will give them most, if not all, of the cost of building them what they want and where they want it. It's all a back-handed way to get the hospital to pay for the dome or whatever. So how did we get here from talking about His Honor the Mayor of Vicksburg?

Anonymous said...

I've heard on more than one occasion that Harvey is on the take. Hence the nickname "Mr. Ten Percent" is there any truth to this??

Anonymous said...

No, no truth at all 6:58.

Benny053 said...

Now see, why can't the FBI catch the black preachers accepting bribes from the Benny Thompson camp! It happens. Bill Marcy could tell you a couple of stories about being approached that way.

Anonymous said...

Totally different note. Phil Gunn on front page of CNN and other news outlets. He's pulling this gun stunt a few days after Sen. Cochran debates not running for re-election. Coincidence? Trying to get national name recognition.

ophelia said...

Oh, dear, so many topics flying about, hanging on this one thin thread! Mayor Winfield of Vicksburg is a veritable poster child for what happens when a dumb-as-dirt citizenry pays no attention to the background of a shady candidate, and chooses a crooked doofus like Winfield over a proven, hard-working incumbent like Laurence Leyens (whose only tragic flaw, apparently, is that he is WHITE). Well, Vicksburg made its choice, and landed itself with exactly what it deserved. Now let us hope that Winfield gets what he deserves.

Anonymous said...

A scumbag of enormous proportions. Pay attention to the civil lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

ah yes! not to mention the $1.2 Million $$$ payout that his "mistress" is about to get ...hmmm, I can't imagine where Mr. "I can't keep my damn pants zipped up" Winfield is going to come up with that much coin????

Anonymous said...

Whoever blew the Siemens cover several posts up. One of Paul's lady's was Soc's daughter, oh yea, Siemens got the work. Google this company, they made Hitlers ovens, i'm serious. And now they are rolling with Garrett Enterprises. Ain't Capitalism grand!!!

Billy Brewer's Recruit said...

What civil lawsuit? He has federal charges and a federal lawsuit on the table. Neither, civil.

Anonymous said...

um, I posted a while ago about a $1.2 MILLION dollar suit file by this clowns "mistress" and KF chose not to allow it????? pretty darn "civil" if you ask me....

Anonymous said...

7:48 PM,he's
I'm a Caucasian male who happened to work for Soc Garrett in the 90's. Soc Garrett is one of the most honorable men I have ever had the privilege of knowing.

Anonymous said...

I still say the clerk that owes the city $600,000 is bigger news. Why hasn't she been charged? Oh I forgot this is Hicksburg, Ms.

Anonymous said...

And now his brother has been arrested in Byram

Anonymous said...

well said ophelia, well said.

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