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One Former Shark Bar Owner Indicted In Gordon Fox Bribery Case

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One of the former owners of the Shark Bar has been indicted on one count of bribing a public official, as part of the corruption case involving former...

One of the former owners of the Shark Bar has been indicted on one count of bribing a public official, as part of the corruption case involving former House speaker Gordon Fox, officials said Friday.

According to a statement released by Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and State Police Colonel Steven O'Donnell, "It is alleged that on or about dates between August 13, 2008 and September 5, 2008, Raymond Hugh did corruptly offer and give valuable consideration, United States currency and checks, to Gordon D. Fox, a public official in the City of Providence and Vice Chairman of the Providence Board of Licenses, as an inducement and reward for moving and voting to approve a liquor license application for the Shark Sushi Bar and Grill, in relation to the business of the Providence Board of Licenses."

Fox pleaded guilty to corruption charges earlier this year and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Hugh is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on November 18.

The maximum sentence for bribing a public official is 20 years in prison and a fine of $50,000 or three times the amount of the gift, whichever is greater.

Fox after his sentencing in June.
Fox after his sentencing in June.