Portage mayor convicted of bribery, tax charges

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Portage mayor convicted of bribery, tax charges

HAMMOND, Ind. (ADAMS) – The mayor of Portage, Indiana is facing prison time after he was found guilty of bribery and tax charges.

A federal jury convicted James Snyder Thursday of taking a 13-thousand-dollar bribe in exchange for contracts to sell five garbage trucks to the city and using a shell company to hide income from the IRS.

Snyder is expected to be booted out of the mayor’s office. Under Indiana law, a felony conviction immediately removes an elected official from public office.

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