Former Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield pleaded guilty Monday to bribery for seeking $10,000 in cash in exchange for a city contract. Winfield pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Natchez. He faces up to 10 years at sentencing, scheduled for Nov. 19 before U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III.
The plea deal prohibits Winfield from running for elected office in the future or applying to work for any government entity, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Gregory Davis. He also agreed to forfeit the bribe money.
Winfield, a Democrat, completed his first term as mayor this year and lost his re-election bid.