Former U.S. Postal Service senior executive Ron Middlebrooks was sentenced by a federal judge to two years in prison on Tuesday, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
Middlebrooks, of Lawrenceville, Ga., was charged with bribery after promising a businessman government grants in exchange for $15,000 in cash. The businessman was working with law enforcement, according to the release.
He was sentenced by Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
He pled guilty in August. Middlebrooks resigned from the Postal Service as part of his plea agreement, according to the release.
“This defendant was caught red-handed shaking down a government contractor for bribes,” U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. stated in the release. “He used his position of government trust for personal gain, but his corruption was exposed by an ethical contractor and dedicated federal agents."
After completing his two-year prison term, Middlebrooks is to be placed on two years of supervised release, according to the release.