A change of plea hearing is set for the city of Portland's former parking manager who's accused of accepting bribes.
In December, Ellis McCoy pled not guilty, insisting all city parking deals were made fairly and he denied allegations that he took bribes from contractors. His trial was set to start on Aug. 14 but the trial has been called off and a change in plea hearing is now set for Aug. 30.
McCoy is accused of accepting $124,000, gifts and trips while making deals for the city's smart parking meter program.
"I have not taken kickbacks to influence any contracts with the city of Portland," McCoy said in a one-on-one interview with FOX 12 after FBI and IRS agents searched his home back in August. "The contracts that are in place are all aboveboard."
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