Category: Georgia – Middle District

Macon Repeat Offenders Sentenced To Prison Under Federal Firearms Law | USAO-MDGA

MACON, Ga. – Two convicted felons with lengthy criminal histories were sentenced to federal prison this week in separate cases, both for violating federal firearms law by illegally possessing guns,…

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Reptile Dealer Arrested On Lacey Act And Firearms Charges | USAO-MDGA

VALDOSTA, Ga. – A reptile dealer, with a residence in Valdosta, Georgia, appeared in Columbia, South Carolina, federal court on Wednesday, March 31, for his initial appearance on Lacey Act and…

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Repeat Offender Pleads Guilty In Heroin Investigation, Faces Max 30 Years Imprisonment | USAO-MDGA

MACON, Ga. – A repeat offender arrested during an investigation into the distribution of heroin in Middle Georgia entered a guilty plea in federal court this week, said Peter D….

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Meth Courier Pleads Guilty In DEA-led Wiretap Investigation Into Drug Trafficking In Middle Georgia | USAO-MDGA

MACON, Ga. – A Macon, Georgia, resident pleaded guilty this week to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine after being arrested in an extensive drug trafficking wiretap investigation led by the Drug…

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Columbus Resident Pleads Guilty To Robbing Wells Fargo Bank | USAO-MDGA

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The man who robbed a Columbus Wells Fargo bank is facing a maximum 20 years in prison for his crime, said Peter D. Leary, the Acting U.S. Attorney…

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Fortson, Georgia Man Pleads Guilty In International Child Exploitation Case | USAO-MDGA

COLUMBUS, Ga. – A Fortson, Georgia man has pleaded guilty to coercion and enticement of a minor as a result of an international child exploitation investigation, said Peter D. Leary, the…

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Repeat Meth Trafficker Sentenced To 14 Years Federal Prison | USAO-MDGA

VALDOSTA, Ga. – A Doerun, Georgia, resident found guilty of distributing large amounts of methamphetamine in two southwest Georgia communities was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison today for his…

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Convicted Felon With Violent Criminal History Faces Ten Years Imprisonment For Illegally Possessing A Firearm | USAO-MDGA

MACON, Ga. – A convicted felon with a violent criminal history is facing a maximum ten years in federal prison for illegally possessing a firearm, said Peter D. Leary, the…

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Acting U.S. Attorney Leary Warns About Fraudsters Stealing Personal Information And Claiming COVID-19 Benefits Using Fake Websites | USAO-MDGA

MACON, Ga. – The Department of Justice’s National Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force (NUIFTF) is warning that criminals are creating websites mimicking unemployment benefit websites, including state workforce agency (SWA)…

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Incarcerated Felon Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography | USAO-MDGA

MACON, Ga. – A convicted felon currently serving a federal prison sentence for crimes committed in Missouri has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in Georgia, said Peter D….

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