Accused of trying to bribe 2 Augusta commissioners on TEE Center parking deck, attorney accepts plea deal

Attorney David Fry is accused of trying to bribe two commission members in 2009, offering money for TEE Center parking deck votes.

A plea bargain has been reached in the case against David Fry, who is accused of trying to bribe two Augusta commissioners in 2009, District Attorney Ashley Wright confirmed Wednesday.

The details have not been made public, but will be discussed at a sentencing hearing March 8 before Superior Court Judge James G. Blanchard.

Fry, who is charged with two counts of bribery, was going to accept a plea agreement last year, but that deal was rejected by Superior Court Judge Carl Brown. Brown recused himself after his daughter, Dacara Brown, became Fry’s attorney this year.

Fry is accused of offering commissioners Alvin Mason and Corey Johnson a 3 percent cut of profits from a management company if they voted in favor of a downtown parking deck for the Trade, Exhibit and Event Center. Fry’s attorneys have argued it was only a proposal, but the District Attorney’s Office says it’s bribery anytime something is offered to commissioners in exchange for votes.

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