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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2007                                            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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TYLER, TX – United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced that two East Texans were sentenced today for separate federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

CARL GREEN MORGAN, 37, of Longview, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison today by United States District Judge Leonard Davis for money laundering.  Morgan was also ordered to pay $990,443.56 in restitution.

According to evidence presented in court, from about July 2005 to February 2006, Morgan was employed by Republic Industries in Marshall, Texas, as their Transportation Manager.  Republic is a manufacturer of cabinetry that is sold and distributed throughout the United States.  While serving in this capacity, Morgan devised multiple schemes to defraud Republic and to obtain money from Republic.  As a result, Morgan committed multiple wire fraud violations that resulted in his receipt of significant criminal proceeds, some of which he used to purchase a Harley Davidson motorcycle, thus engaging in a money laundering violation.

This case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation   Assistant United States Attorney Gregg A. Marchessault prosecuted the case.

ANDREA KAY FARMER, 36, of Granite Shoals, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison today by United States District Judge Leonard Davis.  Farmer had previously pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to possess stolen mail. 

            According to information presented in court, Farmer, along with co-defendants, stole mail from mail boxes and used the information obtained to cash counterfeit checks.  The loss to victims exceeded $10,000.

            This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, United States Postal Inspection Service, and Longview Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alan R. Jackson.


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