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Amid Counts Of Corruption, Documents Detail Former Speaker Fox's Spending

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New details are emerging surrounding the federal corruption case against former House Speaker Gordon Fox, who pleaded guilty to bribery, wire fraud and...

New details are emerging surrounding the federal corruption case against former House Speaker Gordon Fox, who pleaded guilty to bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return. Fox is scheduled for sentencing on Thursday.

According to a court document, Fox ordered a brand new, $50,000 Audi in 2008. That was just a month after he accepted a bribe for about the same amount. Prosecutors point to it an example of Fox quote “living large.” At the same time, his personal income was listed at $73,000 a year.

Fox took the bribe while serving on the Providence licensing board. And he has admitted to helping the former owners of the Shark Sushi Bar and Grill get a liquor license.

He has also admitted to taking more than $100,000 from his campaign fund, and using false tax returns to hide the income.

Prosecutors are calling for a three year prison sentence. The judge has discretion over sentencing, but justices rarely reject the terms of a plea deal.

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Amid Counts Of Corruption, Documents Detail Former Speaker Fox's Spending
Amid Counts Of Corruption, Documents Detail Former Speaker Fox's Spending