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Government building case against former Monroe councilmen

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The federal government says it has more evidence of bribery that it may use in the trial of two former Monroe city councilmen.

The government says sometime around 2000, Arthur Gilmore demanded a campaign contribution of $2000 from a group of investors.

In exchange, Gilmore would vote on a zoning change request for a proposed medical building.

Gilmore's attorney said he'll defend the latest allegations vigorously.

Gilmore and Robert Stevens were convicted of racketeering and bribery in May 2011.

Their new trial starts this Monday in Shreveport.

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