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PEARL RESIDENT PLEADS GUILTY TO THEFT OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2014

Jackson, Miss –Jason Zebert, 44, of Pearl, pled guilty in federal court on January 15, 2014 to theft of government funds, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today. Zebert, who worked as an attorney and fiduciary representing veterans, admitted stealing funds which had been entrusted to him by the Department of Veterans Affairs to spend solely on behalf of the veterans he represented.


The case was investigated by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Pat Lemon.


Zebert will be sentenced on April 25, 2014 and faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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