A former Philadelphia Housing Authority worker will spend more than four years in prison for extorting $25,000 in kickbacks from two contractors.
Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Kerri Bizzell was sentenced Wednesday to 50 months in prison.
They say she also pleaded guilty to obstruction for trying to hide the kickbacks from a grand jury.
The September 2010 charges against Bizzell came a week after housing director Carl Greene was fired amid news he used authority money to settle sexual-harassment complaints.
Bizzell managed small renovation contracts for the authority.
Her public defender did not immediately return a message Wednesday.