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A for­mer se­nior Auck­land Trans­port and Rod­ney Dis­trict Coun­cil man­ager has pleaded guilty to cor­rup­tion charges. Bar­rie Ken­neth James Ge­orge,

69, pleaded guilty at the

Auck­land High Court on Wed­nes­day to two charges of ac­cept­ing bribes worth $103,580.54.

Two other charges were with­drawn. The Crown al­leged the for­mer main­te­nance con­tracts man­ager at Auck­land Trans­port ac­cepted bribes of gifts in­clud­ing travel vouch­ers, en­ter­tain­ment and liquor be­tween 2005 and 2013. Con­vic­tions were en­tered by Jus­tice Kit Too­good and Ge­orge was re­manded on bail. He will be sen­tenced in Septem­ber.

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