Bribery Plea

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - An executive with a Tulsa engineering firm has pleaded guilty to a charge of bribing a public official.

The U.S. Attorney's office said Thursday that Kenneth Kirk Shoemaker has agreed to pay the city of Tulsa $105,000 in restitution.

The 46-year-old Bartlesville man is the president of FBS Inc.

He was accused of paying $7,500 to a public works employee as partial payment to steer a $450,000 public works contract to his company.

Shoemaker is the third defendant to plead guilty in this public corruption case.

His sentencing is set for December 14, 2009.

He faces a prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine of $250,000.

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