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Federal Jury Convicts Former Mayor James Snyder of Portage, Ind., on Bribery Charge

Former Portage, IN, mayor James Snyder.

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A federal jury March 19 convicted the former mayor of Portage, Ind., on a bribery charge for soliciting and pocketing money in connection with the awarding of city contracts.

The jury in U.S. District Court in Hammond, Ind., convicted JAMES SNYDER, 43, of Portage, Ind., on one count of bribery.  Evidence at the two-week trial revealed that while serving as mayor, Snyder corruptly solicited and received $13,000 from a business that received more than $1.125 million in city contracts.  The conviction is . . .

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