A former U.S. Postal Service manager is pleading guilty to charges of bribery, witness tampering and making false statements to federal officials.
The U.S. Justice Department says Kenneth LaFlamme solicited and received weekly bribes from towing contractors in exchange for directing valuable business to their companies while he was the manager of the postal service's Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Springfield.
He also allegedly attempted to influence grand jury testimony and lied to federal investigators.
The DOJ says LaFlamme will be sentenced in September after pleading guilty in federal court in Springfield yesterday.