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September 19, 2012

THOMAS G. WILKINSON (“WILKINSON”), age 54, a resident of Jefferson Parish, was charged today in a one count superseding bill of information with conspiracy in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

If convicted, WILKINSON faces a maximum penalty of not more than five (5) years in prison, followed by three (3) years of supervised release, and a $250,000.00 fine.

U. S. Attorney Letten reiterated that a Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Because this charge was filed in connection with an ongoing, pending criminal prosecution in United States District Court, United States Attorney Jim Letten has stated that no additional facts or details or comments are available at this time.

The case is being investigated by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who was assisted by the Metropolitan Crime Commission.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorneys Brian Klebba, Matt Chester, and Daniel Friel.

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