Category: Georgia – Middle District

Convicted Felon Guilty of Illegally Possessing Firearms in PSN Investigation | USAO-MDGA

COLUMBUS, Ga. – A Columbus resident with several prior felony convictions pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm resulting from a Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) investigation. Charleston Magee, aka Chopp, 33,…

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Former Georgia deputy sentenced to prison for possessing unregistered firearms resulting from FBI-led violent extremist group investigation | USAO-MDGA

MACON, Ga. – A former Georgia Sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to prison for possessing unregistered firearms resulting from an FBI-led investigation into a violent extremist group. Cody Richard Griggers, 28,…

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Repeat offender sentenced to prison in Columbus gun trafficking case | USAO-MDGA

COLUMBUS, Ga. – A convicted felon with a lengthy criminal history in the Columbus, Georgia, community was sentenced to federal prison today after an ATF-led investigation into gun trafficking. Maurice Toney,…

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50-year prison sentence for Valdosta man guilty of producing child pornography | USAO-MDGA

MACON, Ga. – Two Valdosta residents were sentenced to federal prison today for producing child pornography. Robert Abacan, 44, of Valdosta, Georgia, was sentenced to serve a total of 50 years…

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Athens, Georgia Resident Sentenced to Prison in Elder Fraud Investigation | USAO-MDGA

ATHENS, Ga. – An Athens, Georgia, resident was sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay restitution and a fine for illegally operating an unlicensed money transmitting business targeting elderly victims….

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12+ Years Prison Sentence for Middle Georgia Man Guilty in International Child Exploitation Case | USAO-MDGA

COLUMBUS, Ga. – A Fortson, Georgia man was sentenced to serve 151 months in federal prison for coercion and enticement of a minor as a result of an international child exploitation…

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Southwest Georgia Resident Criminally Charged with CARES Act PPP Fraud | USAO-MDGA

ALBANY, Ga. –  A federal grand jury has returned a 12-count indictment charging a Sycamore, Georgia, resident with bank fraud, money laundering and making false statements related to the Coronavirus…

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Eight Defendants Sentenced in Counterfeit Check Case | USAO-MDGA

ALBANY, Ga. – Eight defendants who pleaded guilty for their role in an elaborate counterfeit check cashing scheme have been sentenced by a federal judge for their crimes. According to…

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Convicted Felon Sentenced to Prison for Robbing Traveler at I-75 Rest Area | USAO-MDGA

VALDOSTA, Ga. – A Florida man arrested following a high-speed chase along I-75 after he robbed a traveler at gunpoint was sentenced to federal prison for his crime. James Clemente…

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Six Individuals Charged Federally in Operation United Front | USAO-MDGA

MACON, Ga. –  The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Georgia has brought federal charges against six individuals taken into custody during Operation United Front, an ongoing ATF-led…

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