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Former city parking manager charged with taking bribes

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The former parking manager for the city of Portland has been charged with accepting bribes during his time as a city employee, a Department of Justice official says.

Ellis McCoy, 60, is accused of accepting checks and cash of about $124,000, plus gifts and travel, while he was making deals for the city's smart parking meter program between 2004 and 2011.

FBI and IRS agents served search warrants at McCoy's downtown city office and his home last August. At that time, he denied taking kickbacks, and said city contracts in place "are all aboveboard."

Mayor Sam Adams called the allegations concerning.

"This is a city and state that prides itself on clean government, and has thousands of dedicated, hardworking public servants," Adams says. "We have fully supported our federal partners during the ongoing Federal investigation and will continue to do so."

The U.S. Attorney's Office announced the criminal charge filed against McCoy on Thursday afternoon.

McCoy's first court appearance is set for Dec. 8.


Aug. 11, 2011: City parking manager says he didn't take kickbacks 

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