- Associated Press - Friday, March 17, 2017

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A former Bettendorf city electrician has been sentenced to a year in federal prison and fined $50,000 for accepting bribes from traffic consulting firm.

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa says in a news release that 66-year-old Robert Webster, of Davenport, was sentenced Thursday to a year and 1 day for conspiracy to bribe a public official and a year and 1 day for each of two counts of bribery of a public official. The sentences are to be served at the same time.

Prosecutors say officials with Brown Traffic Products of Davenport provided cash, vacations, sporting tickets and meals to influence Webster and to reward him for steering lucrative contracts to their firm.

Three former Brown executives were also convicted in the case.



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