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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Canton City Alderman Sentenced

Jackson, Miss - Calvin Louis Smith, 58, a former Canton City Alderman, was sentenced to 66 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for bribery, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Acting FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp. He was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.


In May, 2014, Smith was found guilty of accepting bribes in connection with a series of transactions made on behalf of the City of Canton, Mississippi.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry Rushing.

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