Lucedale trucker pleads guilty to bribing Georgia military officials

military-corruptionALBANY, Georgia (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former driver for a national trucking company has pleaded guilty to bribing officials at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany for contracting work.

Prosecutors say 54-year-old David R. Nelson of Lucedale, Mississippi pleaded guilty to bribery of a public official and will be sentenced at a later date.

Authorities say Nelson worked for a Louisville, Kentucky-based trucking company and admitting to paying more than $100,000 in bribes to officials in the base’s traffic office between 2006 and 2012 in exchange for obtaining freight shipments from the base to the West Coast.