There’s a millionaire in Atlanta…

Somewhere in the city of Atlanta government, there’s an individual with more than a million dollars who is likely to lose it all this year, according to a recent announcement from the Justice Department. “Elvin R. Mitchell, Jr., has been arraigned on conspiratorial bribery and money laundering charges for paying over $1 million to obtain City of Atlanta contracts.” And further:

In an effort to obtain construction-related contracts with the City of Atlanta, Mitchell and another person in the construction industry agreed to pay, and did pay an individual to obtain government contracts. From approximately 2010 to August 2015, Mitchell paid over $1,000,000 to an individual in exchange for City of Atlanta contracts, believing that some of the money would be paid to city official/s who exercised influence over the contracting process.”

$1 million to a single individual? I’ve heard of building inspectors who would look the other way for gift card to Red Lobster, so this must have been a helluva big contract.

Is Atlanta City Hall in Rep. John Lewis’ District?

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Can we get a warning on this article? I almost burned myself on that hot take at the end.