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Sentencing of Thomaston Housing authority employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 19, 2012

                                      
         Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that the following people were sentenced January 17, 2012, following a jury guilty verdict, on One Count of Conspiracy to Commit Theft from an Organization Receiving Federal Funds, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 371 i/c/w Title 18 United States Code, Section 666(a)(1)(A) before the Honorable Mark Treadwell, United States District Court, Macon, Georgia:

                1.            Sherry Darlene McDaniel was sentenced to forty-one months in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons; fine of $20,000.00 imposed; followed by three years supervised                                                         release; and a mandatory assessment fee of $100.00.

                2.            Lance McDaniel was sentenced to serve thirty-three months in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons; fine of $20,000.00 imposed; followed by three years supervised
                                release; and a mandatory assessment fee of $100.00.

                While serving as an agent of a local government agency, the Thomaston Housing Authority, Sherry Darlene McDaniel, along with her husband, Lance McDaniel conspired to steal government money  Sherry Darlene McDaniel served as the Executive Director and her husband, Lance McDaniel, served as a full time employee with the Thomaston Housing Authority.

                United States Attorney Michael Moore said, “We remain committed to prosecuting cases of theft of government money.  By fighting this type of crime on a local level, U.S. Attorneys can make a difference nationwide.”

                The case was investigated by Special Agent Tyrone Hardy, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Verda Colvin.

                For additional information please contact Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist at
(478) 621-2602.

 

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