The mayor of bankrupt Central Falls, R.I., resigned on Wednesday and agreed to plead guilty to corruption charges of accepting gifts in exchange for awarding a contract to board up foreclosed homes within the city.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Rhode Island, the state police and state attorney general say Charles Moreau, 48, mayor, for nine years, accepted kickbacks from longtime friend and businessman Michael Bouthillette for work on at least 167 properties in Central Falls between 2007 and 2009.

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