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Jun 18, 2013 8:22 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Covington man pleads guilty in septic tank scheme

A former septic system inspector for the Onsite Wastewater Program of the state's Center for Environmental Services has admitted in federal court that he accepted approximately $50,000 in bribes from a septic tank contractor.
52-year-old Alan Forrest Pogue, of Covington, pleaded guilty to a charge that he used a telephone in the bribery scheme, which extended from May 2009 until June 2011.
The septic tank contractor was Glenn Kelly Johnson, formerly of Denham Springs. Johnson, who had moved to Brookhaven, Miss., also was charged in the case. Johnson died in April.
Pogue entered his plea before visiting U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi on Monday.
He will be sentenced on Sept. 20.

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