ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta man has been sentenced to prison for obstructing a federal bribery probe for throwing a concrete block through a city contractor’s window.

Shandarrick Barnes pleaded guilty in November to obstructing justice as part of an ongoing investigation into a pay-to-play scheme for city contracts.

U.S. District Judge Steve Jones sentenced Barnes on Monday to three years and one month in federal prison. Jones then decided to reduce the sentence to two years and eight months to give Barnes credit for time served in state custody related to the incident.

Prosecutors say Barnes threatened contractor Elvin R. Mitchell Jr. in September 2015 to keep him from cooperating with investigators. They say Barnes threw a cinder block through a window in Mitchell’s house and left dead rats outside his home.


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