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My Turn: Mayors Rise and Fall

Former Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield pleaded guilty to Federal bribery charges; this after his vehemently denying the charges.  Winfield also fought a sexual harassment suit filed by his former chief of staff. 

Winfield was a former football standout, attorney and a rising star in the political world.  In four short years Winfield went from promising leader to disgraced criminal.

What causes a man to fall so quickly?  This quote comes to mind, "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." 

It should be a lesson for all who are entrusted with seats of power. 

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