Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Former Georgia Lawmaker is Serves Federal Time for Money Laundering

The Associated Press reports a former Georgia lawmaker has been sentenced to serve 63 months in jail for defrauding his church and for money laundering.

The former state Rep. Ron Sailor Jr’s lawyers initially asked the district judge for 30 months of probation, but the judge sentenced him to federal prison time instead. Agents arrested him on Dec. 19th and took $300,000 in cash which he planned to launder. Sailor was arrested for taking out a fraudulent $250,000 loan and using his church as collateral.

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