Adam Smith, the former head of procurement under Mayor Kasim Reed's watch, has pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday afternoon to conspiring to accept more than $30,000 in bribe payments from a vendor who obtained millions of dollars in city contracts.
Senior FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dale Russell was first to break the news about 53-year-old Smith appearing in court.Former contract Procurement chief under Kasim Reed, Adam Smith, expected to be charged by Feds with conspiracy later today. #gapol #atlpol-- Dale Russell (@DaleRussellFox5) September 26, 2017
As Chief Procurement Officer, Smith oversaw every single bid and major contract that went through Atlanta City Hall. Smith served in the position from 2003 to 2017, but prosecutors said the crime happened in the last two years of his service.
Smith is a 17-year veteran at City Hall. Both he and his attorney were unavailable for comment Tuesday.
He will be sentenced Jan. 16, 2018.More