A former employee at the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice has pleaded guilty to bribery.
Richmond resident Connie Richardson entered the plea in federal court on Wednesday. Prosecutors said Richardson accepted more than $30,000 from a security company that provided transportation services for the juvenile justice department. In return, Richardson steered the majority of the department’s transportation and escort requests to the company and inflated invoices submitted by the company. From 2010 through 2015, the department paid the company more than $469,000 for transportation and escort services.
Richardson faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison when she is sentenced in July.
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