Category: Georgia – Southern District

Final sentence completes prosecution of vandals who trespassed on restricted Kings Bay naval installation | USAO-SDGA

BRUNSWICK, GA: The final sentence of seven defendants in the April 2018 illegal entry and vandalism of Submarine Base Kings Bay draws to a close three years of investigation and…

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Carjacking conviction sends Savannah man to federal prison | USAO-SDGA

SAVANNAH, GA:  A Savannah man will spend nearly eight years in federal prison after admitting to a carjacking that left the vehicle crashed and the defendant in the hospital. Jaquan…

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Ex-con who helped destroy evidence in murder investigation sentenced to 10 years in federal prison | USAO-SDGA

SAVANNAH, GA:  A former federal prison inmate has been sentenced to another prison term for helping destroy evidence in the murder of the wife of a Fort Stewart soldier. Devin…

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Statewide robbery spree lands Columbus man in federal prison | USAO-SDGA

SAVANNAH, GA:  A Columbus man who crisscrossed Georgia while committing a series of robberies has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Lawrence Dominique Franklin, 37, of Columbus, Ga.,…

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Three men face federal charges in separate child exploitation cases | USAO-SDGA

AUGUSTA, GA:  Three men face the possibility of substantial terms in federal prison after their indictments stemming from separate child exploitation investigations. All three men are in custody pending trial…

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Russian national and engineering company admit guilt in scheme to evade U.S. national security trade sanctions | USAO-SDGA

SAVANNAH, GA:  A Russian national and his engineering company have admitted to charges that they violated U.S. national security laws. Oleg Vladislavovich Nikitin, general director of KS Engineering (KSE), a…

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Former Statesboro medical practice employees sentenced for embezzlement | USAO-SDGA

STATESBORO, GA:  Two former employees of a Statesboro pediatrics practice have been sentenced to federal prison for stealing money from the business. Kristen Hart, 37, of Statesboro, and Alisa Brown,…

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House-flipping fraud sends Savannah man to federal prison | USAO-SDGA

STATESBORO, GA:  A Savannah man who concocted a schemed to enrich himself by repeatedly borrowing money against the same pieces of property will go to prison for fraud. Christopher Grooms,…

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Swainsboro, Ga., woman admits defrauding government program designed to provide COVID-19 small business relief | USAO-SDGA

STATESBORO, GA:  An Emanuel County woman has admitted creating a fake business and using it to receive funding from a federal COVID-19 small business relief program. Tracy Kirkland, 40, of…

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Savannah drug dealer faces up to 20 years in prison after guilty plea | USAO-SDGA

SAVANNAH, GA:  A Chatham County man who admitted to distributing cocaine and marijuana faces up to 20 years in federal prison. Okemi Mon Lawton, 45, of Savannah, pled guilty in…

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