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Feds charge Reed’s deputy chief of staff in Atlanta corruption probe

There are new charges filed in the federal corruption investigation of Atlanta City Hall.

Katrina Taylor-Parks, who served as deputy chief of staff to former Mayor Kasim Reed, was charged in a criminal information unsealed Wednesday morning with accepting bribes in 2013 from an unidentified city vendor. The money was provided to either Parks, or her husband DeAnthony Parks, according to the charging document.

Katrina Taylor-Parks is scheduled to make a first appearance before a federal magistrate Wednesday afternoon.

The complaint also states that Parks signed financial disclosures with the city “falsely attesting that she was not self-employed or employed by any business or entity other than the city.”

In April, federal prosecutors subpoenaed records from City Hall related to Parks and her husband, DeAnthony Parks, who is also a city of Atlanta employee.

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The subpoena for Katrina Taylor-Parks sought personnel records, financial disclosure and ethics statements and requests for permission by Parks to seek outside employment. Prosecutors demanded her travel records and reimbursements from 2011 to 2017, as well as her requests and approvals for leave.

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