Ex-Atlanta official gets 2-year sentence in corruption probe

Georgia News

ATLANTA (AP) – A former high-ranking Atlanta city official has been sentenced to two years in prison amid a long-running federal probe of corruption at City Hall during the administration of former Mayor Kasim Reed.

Larry Scott served as director of the city’s Office of Contract Compliance and resigned before pleading guilty last year to charges of wire fraud and filing false tax returns.

In pleading guilty in September, Scott admitted he failed to disclose outside consulting work and didn’t report some income to tax authorities.

He was also sentenced Tuesday to pay about $124,000 in restitution.

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