LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former member of the St. Landry Parish School Board has pleaded guilty to plotting to take a bribe to support a candidate for superintendent of the school district.
John Miller faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty plea Monday in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery.
Federal prosecutors say the 72-year-old Opelousas resident and another board member each accepted $5,000 bribes last year from a man who was serving as the district's acting superintendent and was one of five applicants for the position.
FBI agents taped the September 2012 meeting and confronted the two board members before they could vote.
Miller resigned from the board on Friday. A date for his sentencing wasn't immediately set.