CLEVELAND-- A former city council member in Cleveland has pleaded guilty to taking a $2,000 bribe and soliciting a job for her son in return for steering a developer's project.
Sabra Pierce Scott, 52, a Democrat who served on the council from 2001 until she resigned in 2009, pleaded guilty to bribery conspiracy Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland.
U.S. District Judge Christopher Boyko scheduled sentencing for Jan. 12.
Scott is cooperating in the three-year federal investigation which has focused on county government in Cleveland. Prosecutors have implicated more than 50 elected officials, county workers and contractors and most have pleaded guilty.
According to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, herattorney says Scott used the bribe money to pay her daughter's tuition at a private high school.