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Ex-Indiana mayor gets 21 months in prison for seeking bribe

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HAMMOND, Ind. - A former northwestern Indiana mayor who was found guilty of taking a $13,000 bribe from a trucking company and illegal tax evasion was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison.
A federal judge ordered the sentence against former Portage Mayor James Snyder after a jury convicted him in March of seeking the bribe in 2013 in return for steering about $1.1 million in city contracts to the company.
Snyder, a Republican, has maintained his innocence, testifying during his trial that the money was payment for consulting work that he declared on his income tax returns.
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Former Portage mayor James Snyder sentenced to 21 months in prison for soliciting bribes, obstruction

Former Portage mayor James Snyder sentenced to 21 months in prison for soliciting bribes, obstruction

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On Wednesday, Former Portage mayor James Snyder was sentenced to 21 months in prison for soliciting bribes and obstruction in U.S. District Court in Hammond. He will have to surrender into custody Jan. 5.
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