DETROIT (AP) – A former auto technician at the U.S. Postal Service has been sentenced to 90 days behind bars for his role in a bribery scheme.

Mancer Holmes got the punishment Friday in federal court, nine months after pleading guilty to conspiracy. He was accused of accepting more than $6,000 while working as the lead technician at a Postal Service station in Allen Park.

Holmes was one of five people convicted of sending trucks to Metro Diesel, a Detroit garage, for repair. Metro Diesel owner Joe Fawaz paid bribes to keep the trucks coming, then decided to secretly record the payoffs to win favor for his wife, who was the subject of an unrelated fraud investigation. Her sentence was greatly reduced as a result.

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