Category: Georgia – Southern District

Key figure in Laurens County drug trafficking conspiracy sentenced to federal prison | USAO-SDGA

DUBLIN, GA:  A key figure in a Laurens County-area drug trafficking conspiracy has been sentenced to more than 20 years in federal prison. Rodney Jarrod Denson, a/k/a “RD,” 45, of…

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Three medical professionals charged with distributing ‘massive quantities’ of controlled substances from ‘pill mill’ | USAO-SDGA

WAYCROSS, GA:  Three healthcare professionals have been charged in a 52-count federal indictment unsealed Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. The indictment…

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U.S. Justice Department announces investigation into conditions in Georgia prisons | USAO-SDGA

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Justice Department announced today that it has opened a statewide civil investigation into conditions of confinement of prisoners held in Georgia’s prisons. The investigation will examine whether…

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Federal prosecutions target illegal firearms possession, drugs | USAO-SDGA

SAVANNAH, GA:  At least seven defendants face federal charges including those for illegally possessing firearms after separate indictments by a U.S. District Court grand jury in the Southern District of…

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Grovetown man sentenced to federal prison after admitting to possession of child pornography | USAO-SDGA

AUGUSTA, GA:  A Columbia County man who admitted possessing thousands of images of child pornography has been sentenced to federal prison. Jordan Logan, 36, of Grovetown, Ga., was sentenced to…

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Georgia defense contractor agrees to $900,000 payment to settle False Claims Act allegations | USAO-SDGA

AUGUSTA, GA: Two Georgia companies and their owners have agreed to pay $900,000 to resolve allegations that they provided unapproved substitute parts to the U.S. Army and that they violated…

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

AUGUSTA, GA:  A Lincoln County man has been sentenced to prison after admitting that he operated a cockfighting venue. Lanier Augustus Hightower Jr., 65, of Lincolnton, Ga., was sentenced to…

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Violent gang members, cartel conduit sentenced to federal prison for roles in major drug-trafficking conspiracy | USAO-SDGA

SAVANNAH, GA:  A member of a violent Chicago street gang, two Ghost Face Gangsters and a conduit for Mexican drug cartels have been sentenced to decades in federal prison for…

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Convicted felon sentenced to additional prison time after threatening witness and judge | USAO-SDGA

BRUNSWICK, GA:  A convicted felon and gang member has been sentenced to more than a decade of additional time in federal prison after admitting he threatened a witness and a…

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