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Housing Authority Official Pleads Guilty To Bribe

BALTIMORE (AP) — The executive director of the Havre De Grace housing authority has pleaded guilty to bribery of a public official. 

George Robinson , 61, of Bel Air entered the plea on Monday. He will be sentenced on April 26. 

According to court documents, Robinson, who has headed the housing authority since 2002, was responsible for obtaining bids and awarding contracts for improvements to housing projects. 

According to the documents, in May 2009, Robinson had a conversation with a contractor, asking for a $1,200 kickback from $4,000 for a project. The conversation was recorded by the FBI. 

The documents state that in June 2009, Robinson met with the contractor and received an envelope with $1,200 in cash. That meeting was videotaped. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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