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Vicksburg mayor facing federal bribery charges

2 years ago February 21, 2013 Feb 21, 2013 Thursday, February 21 2013 Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:03:23 AM EST in News

JACKSON, Miss.  - Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield has been arrested on federal bribery charges.

FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden says Winfield was arrested in Vicksburg by federal agents. No details of Winfield's arrest have been released.

The 39-year-old Winfield is being held in the Madison County Detention Center in Canton. He is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate judge in Jackson on Thursday afternoon.

He is completing his first term as mayor in the Mississippi River city and qualified to seek re-election.

Winfield also is the subject of a sexual harassment lawsuit from a former city employee. That case is scheduled to go to trial Feb. 10, 2014, before U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette.

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