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Louisiana ex-film comissioner faces bribery charges

Louisiana's former film commissioner Mark Smith faces up to 15 years in prison and a $350,000 fine for taking bribes to entice film production into the state.Smith pleaded guilty on Friday to accepting approximately $60,000 in bribes while he led the state's film development efforts, a role he carried out from 2002-2006.According to papers filed with the court, the former attorney approved inflated production budgets that resulted in the state issuing inflated tax ...

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