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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Indictment Returned For Fraud In Connection With Technology Sale To The Bibb County School District

United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, G. F. Peterman, III, announced that an indictment charging Isaac J. Culver, III, age 47, Lizella, Georgia, Dave Carty, age 48, Macon, Georgia, and their business, Progressive Consulting Technologies, Inc., with conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, ten (10) counts of wire fraud, one (1) count of mail fraud, and conspiracy to launder the proceeds of unlawful activity was unsealed today.

The charges against Mr. Culver, Mr. Carty, and Progressive Consulting Technologies, Inc. stem from the sale of 15,000 Ncomputing devices to the Bibb County School District in 2012. Mr. Culver and Mr. Carty were arrested this morning and are scheduled to make their initial appearances in the United States District Court this afternoon.

Each of the charges against Mr. Culver, Mr. Carty, and Progressive Consulting Technologies, Inc. carry a maximum possible sentence of 20 years imprisonment. The fine on the conspiracy to launder the proceeds of unlawful activity carries a maximum fine of $500,000.00 or twice the value of the property involved in the transaction, whichever is greater. The other charges carry a maximum possible fine of $250,000.00 each.

A copy of the indictment is attached. The indictment is only an allegation of criminal conduct. Each person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Beth Howard and Danial Bennett are prosecuting the case for the Government with participation and cooperation of Special Assistant U.S. Attorney David McLaughlin from the Georgia Office of the Attorney General.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated June 14, 2017