- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Pass Christian contractor convicted of bribery charges will spend three years on probation, pay a $50,000 fine and forfeit nearly $400,000.

U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett sentenced Sean Anthony Tuesday in Gulfport.

The contractor pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to commit bribery in March 2015.

Anthony said he bribed two leaders of the Harrison County Utility Authority. Former Harrison County Supervisor Kim Savant pleaded guilty to taking bribes from Anthony and was sentenced to five years in prison. He’s currently imprisoned in Montgomery, Alabama.

Federal prosecutors dismissed charges against Kamran Pahlavan, the authority’s former executive director.

Anthony is agreeing to forfeit $397,720, described in legal papers as Anthony’s gains.

Charges focused on Anthony’s actions to gain and keep a contract to operate the authority’s sewer system.

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