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 5 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 1 of 5 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.