United States: Atlanta airport vendor sentenced to prison in bribery scandal

A vendor at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been sentenced to more than one year in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to bribing a city official to win a contract.

Hayat Choudhary of Lilburn, 58, is the latest person to be sentenced in the ongoing federal corruption investigation at Atlanta City hall.

According to court documents, in May Choudary pleaded guilty to paying an unnamed city official $20,000 to secure a contract for a kitchen and restaurant at the Ground Transportation Building of Atlanta’s airport.

Choudhary told FOX 5’s Dale Russell he was advised he had to pay the bribe to get a city contract. He says he met former contract procurement officer Mano Smith at the back of a shopping plaza near the airport and handed over an envelope full of cash.

The original full article can be found at fox5atlanta.com.

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