But offer me all of the above and I'm yours, baby.
From the Bristol Herald Courier:
Personally, I favor leniency. I have difficulty blaming these guys, what with the bribes including auto parts and all. From what I hear, Ricky turned down offers of hookers and meth. But coonhounds? By God, no heavily armed, heterosexual male living in Southwest Virginia is going to turn down coondogs.
Adkins to be first sentenced in Operation Big Coondog case
BY Matthew Lakin, Bristol Herald Courier
ABINGDON – A former Buchanan County road inspector could spend less than a year in federal prison for cleaning the kennels of ill-gotten coonhounds.
Ricky Allen Adkins, 51, pleaded guilty in October to charges of program fraud. He and 15 other officials and businessmen were rounded up last June as part of a racketeering investigation by the FBI and Internal Revenue Service code-named Operation Big Coondog.
Federal prosecutors said the men exploited a deadly flood that nearly washed away the Hurley community in 2002, swapping bribes and kickbacks for nearly $8 million in federally financed flood cleanup contracts.
The bribes included coonhounds, cash, auto parts and guns. (link)
If I was going to work up his legal defense, I'd go for entrapment.