Category: Georgia – Southern District

Banker sentenced for obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent loans | USAO-SDGA

SAVANNAH, GA: A former commercial loan officer at a Chatham County bank was sentenced to prison after admitting he obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent commercial loans using…

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Georgia woman sentenced to federal prison for COVID-19 fraud | USAO-SDGA

AUGUSTA, GA:  A Jefferson County, Ga., woman who admitted using false information to file for COVID-19 relief funding has been sentenced to federal prison. Whitney Adwan Mack, 34, of Louisville,…

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Ringleader in prescription drug conspiracy sentenced to federal prison | USAO-SDGA

SAVANNAH, GA:  The leader of a conspiracy that used forged prescriptions to obtain and sell large amounts of highly addictive opioids has been sentenced to federal prison. Raheem Hardy, 29,…

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Former teacher sentenced to federal prison after admitting to child sexual exploitation | USAO-SDGA

AUGUSTA, GA:  A former Aiken County, S.C., teacher was sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison after admitting to sexually exploiting a Columbia County, Ga., minor. Jonathan Eugene…

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Owner of third cockfighting venue sentenced to prison for illegal animal fighting operation | USAO-SDGA

STATESBORO, GA:  A Burke County man has been sentenced to prison after admitting to operating a cockfighting venue. William Shannon Scott, 49, of Midville, Ga., was sentenced to 16 months…

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U.S. Attorney’s Office recovers more than $36 million in civil, criminal actions in Fiscal Year 2021 | USAO-SDGA

SAVANNAH: The Southern District of Georgia recovered more than $36 million in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2021, including nearly $24 million in civil actions and more than…

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Michigan man sentenced to federal prison for producing child pornography | USAO-SDGA

SAVANNAH, GA:  A Michigan man has been sentenced to more than two decades in federal prison after admitting that he produced child pornography while previously residing in Savannah. Bobby Fields,…

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Justice Department announces global resolution of criminal and civil investigations with housing contractor for defrauding U.S. military | USAO-SDGA

SAVANNAH: Balfour Beatty Communities LLC (BBC), one of the nation’s largest providers of privatized military housing to the U.S. Armed Forces, pled guilty to defrauding the U.S. Army, the U.S….

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Augusta man convicted of multi-million-dollar scheme to defraud a mortgage lender | USAO-SDGA

AUGUSTA, GA:  An Augusta man has been convicted of fraud by a federal jury who found he committed fraud when he borrowed nearly $3 million to refinance an Augusta apartment…

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Internet predator sentenced to federal prison for coercing children to provide sexual images | USAO-SDGA

SAVANNAH, GA:  A Liberty County man has been sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison after admitting he persuaded children to send him sexual images and photos. Jasiri…

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