“An official of the U.S. Postal Service is accused of directing business to a favored contractor in exchange for bribes valued to have been at least $15,000, according to a court document.
Prosecutors laid out the alleged bribery scheme in information filed this week in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The official, Ron Middlebrooks, demanded and accepted money “in return for being influenced in the performance of an official act,” specifically “directing business transporting mail,” the document says. The scheme, it continues, violated federal law prohibiting a public official from receiving a bribe.”