Norfolk Treasurer Gets Six Years for Bribery

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Norfolk, Virginia Treasurer Anthony Burfoot has been sentenced to six years in prison for public corruption for actions he took when he served on city counsel and as deputy treasurer.

Burfoot was convicted in December on four public corruption and two perjury counts. He as accused of accepting more than $464,000 in bribes over a six-year period, which the judge used to determine his sentence.

During Burfoot’s five-week trial last year, several developers testified they bribed him in exchange for votes and other help while he served on the council.

Brothers Dwight and Curtis Etheridge said they paid him to support their company, Tivest Development and Construction. Businessmen Ronnie Boone Sr. and Tommy Arney also testified they bribed Burfoot to support their ventures.

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