District of Columbia Fire/EMS Employee Pleads Guilty to Bribery in Scheme Involving Undelivered Goods

WASHINGTON—Louis “Joey” Mitchell, a former employee of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (FEMS), pleaded guilty today to a federal bribery charge for accepting more than $60,000 in payments from a District of Columbia contractor in exchange for directing purchase agreements and orders to the contractor and then falsely certifying that goods that FEMS had paid for had been delivered.

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