Saturday, January 19, 2013
Paul Bateman To Plead Guilty?
agreed to plead guilty this past week to 20 countes of wire fraud and money laundering. According to U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett, Russell, Bateman and Manuel Gonzalez used the money donated to the foundation by the physician for entertainment, clothes, jewelry, travel, vehicles, rent and more instead of the charitable purposes for which they claimed the money was being sought. Bateman would become the second councilor in recent years to be covicted of public corruption. Councilor Lincoln Plowman was found guilty in 2011 on bribery and attempted extortion charges.