Atlanta’s former chief purchasing officer Adam Smith, left, leaves the federal courthouse in September after pleading guilty to accepting at least $30,000 in bribes. Federal prosecutors on Wednesday asked for leniency in Smith’s sentence. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Federal prosecutors say Atlanta bribery figure deserves leniency

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has asked a judge for leniency when former city of Atlanta procurement chief Adam Smith is sentenced on Tuesday.

Smith pleaded guilty in September to accepting at least $30,000 in bribes over the past several years, and faces between four and five years in prison.

To find out why federal prosecutors think Smith deserves a reduced sentence, go to

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