SUMTER COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - Sumter County Commissioner Al Hurley has been convicted in a corruption case after he solicited and accepted bribes.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that the 54-year-old commissioner was found guilty by a jury for attempted extortion and bribery.
Officials say he promised to help award county contracting work to private contractors in exchange for money.
Authorities say Hurley faces a maximum of 20 years in prison for the attempted extortion charge, and 10 years in prison for bribery.
Each charge also carries a maximum fine of $250,000.