Two Monroe city councilmen, Robert “Red” Stevens and Arthur Gilmore, are charged with taking bribes from individuals and organizations who have done business with the city.
Today attorney Charles Kincade, who represents Arthur Gilmore, says the councilman plans to stand up for his innocence in court, at his first court date next Thursday.
Gilmore’s attorney says the councilman also plans to attend the city council meeting next week.
Gilmore and Stevens have not been forced to resign their positions from the council.
FBI officials say both men have been under investigation for the past two years. The government says the men accepted thousands of dollars in money and land.