Former North Alabama Electric Cooperative (NAEC) General Manager Bruce Purdy has been sentenced to 26 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to a bribery charge after reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors late last year.

According to the plea agreement, Purdy received a total of $135,000 since March 2020 with a company that entered a two-year contract with NAEC in 2017. After March 2020, the company did not provide known services to NAEC, however continued to bill NAEC $10,000 a month, which Purdy instructed the NAEC chief financial officer to pay. NAEC paid the company $200,000.

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