Jafari urged Smith to describe the payments as loans and said that the two needed to “stay on the same page.”
“Adam, we’re in trouble if you don’t - if you cave in, I’m (expletive),” Jafari said according to the indictment.
Jafari, who was also a political supporter of former mayor Kasim Reed, left PRAD shortly after the 2017 raid.
The company is an architectural, design, and construction management and services firm headquartered in Atlanta that has done business with the city dating back to 1984.
Since the federal corruption investigation into Atlanta City Hall became public in 2017, five people have plead guilty to various charges. Most involved bribes from city vendors who received lucrative contracts.
Two former city contractors and three city employees have received prison sentences.