The owner of an alcoholic beverage store in the U.S. state of Maryland, who pleaded guilty to paying several thousand dollars in the form of a takedown to drug dealers, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in Federal prison. He also has to pay a fine in the amount of 50 thousand dollars.
56-year-old Shin I Lee handed over bribes to two former lawmakers in Maryland William Campos and Michael Vaughn, in exchange for their help in the enactment of the extension in graftti sales alkogolya on voskresenyam, Washingtonpost reports.
Lee was a participant in the transfer of five bribes in 2015 and 2016, including one for Campos and Vaughn on April 22, 2015, prosecutors said. According to prosecutors, the first of these two happened at a lunch where Campos received an envelope containing $ 4,000 in the toilet at a restaurant.
Lee owned the Palmer Liquor Store and participated in a scheme with Young Paig, which previously belonged to The Central Avenue Restaurant & Liquor Store; and David Son, head of the County viticulture Board at the time, which helped meet and pay.
Paig, Campos and the son also pleaded guilty to their cases. Paig was sentenced to 41 months in prison, Campos to 54 months and his Son to 60 months. Vaughn, who was convicted of bribery and conspiracy in March, is awaiting sentencing.
In addition to the fine of 50 thousand dollars Li was ordered to confiscate more than 242 thousand dollars.