Former Bond Advisor Charged in Fraudulent Scheme
Jackson, Miss. – Porter Bingham, 57, of Roswell, Georgia, was arrested today in Georgia by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bingham is charged in a federal criminal indictment with wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering arising from his role as a the Financial Advisor for the City of Rolling Fork, Mississippi, in connection with the issuance of municipal bonds in 2015. The indictment charges that Bingham fraudulently obtained an additional $33,000 of the bond proceeds to which he was not entitled.
Bingham appeared earlier today before a United States Magistrate Judge in Atlanta, Georgia. He was released on a $15,000 bond and will appear in federal court in Jackson before United States Magistrate Judge Linda Anderson on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 1:30 pm. The case is currently scheduled for trial in Jackson before United States District Judge Tom S. Lee during the May trial term.
The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dave Fulcher.
The public is reminded that an indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.