As part of his plea, he has agreed to cooperate with the on-going federal probe and testify against others if they are charged.
Bickers, a pastor who also worked for one of Mitchell’s companies, has not responded to requests for comment.
“Rev. Bickers was not in the operational area,” Reed said. “She was in the human services area because she had worked on my political campaign for mayor and she was a reverend in the community.”
Shandarrick L. Barnes, the man arrested in the incident, worked as chief financial officer for Bicker’s public relations company from 2004-2010, according to business filings with the state.