The founder and board chairman of an Alabama construction firm has been cleared of federal bribery charges in one complex federal case in U.S. District Court in Birmingham, Ala., but Grady R. “Roland” Pugh Sr., 68, still faces up to five years for a single conspiracy count following an earlier conviction in a related case.

Although Pugh was acquitted of all charges in the most recent case, the company he founded, Roland Pugh Construction Inc., was found guilty of bribery and conspiracy for its involvement in a sprawling sewer renovation project in Birmingham.

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