Sumter Co. commissioner facing 20 years in prison

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.

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