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March 1, 2021
Pugh Pays $2 Mil in Jefferson Sewer Scandal
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Grady Roland Pugh, Jr., has paid a $2 million fine for his role in the Jefferson County sewer scandal, U.S. Attorney Alice Martin announced Tuesday.

Pugh, 50, was convicted in April 2007 of conspiracy to commit bribery. He is the former CEO of Roland Pugh Construction, Inc.

He cooperated with prosecutors in the case and testified against his father, Grady Roland Pugh, Sr., the founder of the company.

In addition to the $2 million fine, the younger Pugh is sentenced to five months in prison and five months home detention.

The $2 million collected from Pugh will be deposited in the Crime Victims' Fund, which is used to reimburse and help victims of crimes in Alabama and other states.

The elder Pugh was sentenced in April 2007 to three years and nine months in prison and was ordered to pay a $250,000 fine. He had been convicted of conspiracy in connection with valuable items given to former county commissioner Chris McNair.

McNair, who was also convicted in the bribery scheme, oversaw the court-ordered sewer rehabilitation and an expansion project from 1996 until he resigned in 2001.
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