Grovetown councilman found guilty of bribery
A federal jury convicted a Grovetown city councilman of bribery charges Thursday.
The jury convicted Leland J. “Sonny” McDowell of two counts of bribery after a three-day trial in Montgomery, Ala., according to U.S. Attorney Clark Morris, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle Alabama District.
“We are just shell-shocked,” McDowell said. “This is not what anyone expected up until the moment of the verdict.”