Topeka The former mayor of Junction City has been found guilty of bribery after he admitted taking money from a developer.
A federal court jury in Topeka convicted 52-year-old Michael R. Wunder on Friday on one count of conspiracy, four counts of unlawfully using his position for personal gain, three counts of bank fraud and a count of perjury.
He was acquitted on a count of evading bank secrecy laws and a bribery count.
Wunder was accused of accepting $19,000 in cash and gifts from Lawrence developer Ray Freeman. Freeman wanted and was awarded contracts, valued at more than $12 million, to develop housing on the west side of Junction City for troops and families at Fort Riley.
Wunder admitted taking the money in a conversation recorded by investigators, but said it was for his wife’s medical bills.
Wunder is scheduled for sentencing on Jan. 10.