VICKSBURG, Miss.–A new trial date has been granted Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield, 39, in his federal bribery case. A federal judge set the date for Aug. 5. Winfield was originally set to go on trial in June.
Arrested Feb. 20 and indicted in March, the mayor is charged with taking around $10,000 in cash to steer a city disaster contract. That happened last summer, according to the indictment.
Winfield has pleaded not guilty and still plans to continue his run for a second term as the River City’s mayor.
The change in trial date is so Winfield’s lawyers will have more prep time.