WASHINGTON - A top federal housing official testified yesterday that, in expectation of receiving a $100,000 bribe, he engineered the award of a federal grant to a Florida housing project that was 15% owned by Lance Wilson, a former Paine Webber Inc. vice president.

Dubois Gilliam, a former deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, delivered the testimony under a grant of immunity as the government's key witness in its conspiracy and fraud case against Wilson and two other defendants before the U.S. District Court here.

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