BALTIMORE (AP) — A transportation supervisor for Baltimore city has been arrested and charged with taking $5,000 in bribes to help a contractor avoid paying fines.

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday announced charges against 50-year-old Daryl Wade of Rosedale, a supervisor in the Street Cut Unit of the city’s Department of Transportation.

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According to an FBI affidavit, Wade held sway over fines levied by the Street Cut Unit to contractors who don’t complete construction work on public roads in a timely manner.

According to the affidavit, a source working with the FBI tried to appeal $17,000 in fines. The affidavit states Wade stopped an appeal hearing and in private solicited a bribe to make the fines go away.

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The court papers allege Wade accepted $5,000 in cash bribes in transactions recorded by the FBI.

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