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Ex-employee accused soliciting bribes from Louisiana community college students

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former employee at Delgado Community College in New Orleans has been accused of soliciting bribes from students in exchange for granting them financial aid.

Davin Thomas, 32, was charged with solicitation of a bribe by an agent of an organization receiving federal funds in federal court Tuesday.

Court records show Thomas worked as financial aid assistant director for processing and systems from November 2013 until August 2016. A bill of information states that Thomas corruptly solicited bribes from three students, agreeing in exchange to grant them a total of $6,700 in financial aid.

A Delgado representative was not immediately available to comment. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.