Man Sentenced in Bribery Charges

Bruce Purdy

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WDEF) — General Manager of an electric company in Alabama has been sentenced to 26 months in federal prison, according to affiliate station WHNT.

Bryce Purdy plead guilty to bribery charges in October of last year.

Sources say he was taken into federal custody.

Purdy was the General Manager of North Alabama Electric Cooperative (NAEC). He instructed the co-op to continue paying a company after their work was finished.

After NAEC had finished their work, they paid the company another $200,000.

Purdy received $135,000 of that money.

In a plea agreement, Purdy agreed to pay back the money in exchange for a lesser prison sentence.

North Alabama Electric Cooperative, based in Stevenson, Alabama, provides power to Jackson County.

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