Fired Mva Worker Gets Suspended Term For Bribery

August 01, 1991

A Glen Burnie man who lost his job at the Motor Vehicle Administration over a $20 bribe received a six-month suspended jail sentence yesterday in county Circuit Court.

Elwood Alvin Reddinger Jr., 38, of the 500 block of Amberly Road pleaded guilty in June to one count of accepting a bribe as a public employee. Reddinger was

working for the MVA in April 1990 when he solicited a $20 payoff for a document waiving car repairs required under the state's emissions testing program, a prosecutor said.

Assistant State's Attorney John H. Robinson III said the motorist solicited for the bribe later called MVA officials to ask whether the $20 charge was proper pro

cedure, prompting a state police investigation that led to criminal charges against Reddinger.

Besides the suspended jail sentence, Reddinger was placed on five years' supervised probation and ordered to pay $140 in court costs, court records show.

Robinson said Reddinger was fired from his job at the MVA and now works as a warehouseman.

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