By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) — Katrina Taylor-Parks, a top aide to former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed is the latest person scheduled to enter a plea as part of an ongoing federal corruption investigation.
Federal prosecutors say Taylor-Parks is expected to plead guilty Wednesday. She’s charged with conspiring to accept bribes while she was Reed’s deputy chief of staff.
Prosecutors say Parks conspired from 2011 to February 2014 to accept bribes from a city vendor. They say she accepted thousands of dollars and the vendor received tens of thousands of dollars for city contract work in return.
Prosecutors say Parks also falsely stated in financial disclosure statements that she wasn’t self-employed or employed by anyone other than the city.
Five other people have been charged in the investigation. Four have pleaded guilty and been sentenced to prison.