Manuel pleads guilty to taking bribe
Former St. Johns County commissioner faces 10 years in federal prison
By Paul Pinkham
Story updated at 2:10 AM on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009
Former St. Johns County Commission Chairman Thomas G. Manuel admitted in court Friday he solicited and received $60,000 in bribes from a developer and his lawyer.
Manuel, 64, pleaded guilty to one count of bribery involving $10,000 he demanded be paid to charity and his political action committee in exchange for his support for projects by The Falcone Group. READ THE REST HERE: