Albany Man Mugged for $300, Later Bribed (& Turned Down) $5K to Keep Quiet

An Albany County jury has convicted a man for his role in a violent mugging,that had a unique twist.

Travis Smith faces close to 30 years in prison for his role in a 2017 mugging on Dove Street.

Prosecutors say he and another man stole about $300 from the victim, took his wallet, and then shot him.

Then, in a strange turnaround, prosecutors say Smith tried to offer the victim $5,000 to keep quiet about the incident and stay away from his trial.

The victim did, by the way, testify against Smith.

Photo: WNYT

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