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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 1, 2014

Jackson Man Sentenced To Prison For Bank Fraud And Money Laundering

Jackson, Miss - Gregory Bernard Griffin, Jr., 23, of Jackson was sentenced to 10 years and 7 months in federal prison as a result of his convictions for bank fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis. Griffin was order to pay restitution in the amount of $75,000 and to forfeit 2 vehicles along with several other items he obtained with stolen and laundered funds. His sentence will run consecutively to a nine year sentence he recently received from Madison County Circuit Court for a separate fraud conviction. He was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.


Griffin was charged in a 17 count indictment with using a stolen identity to open a bank account at a Jackson area credit union, stealing $193,205.43 from a local Marriott hotel, and laundering some of the proceeds of his fraud with the help of his sisters, Tiffany Griffin, 30, and Erica Griffin, 27, both of Jackson. A jury convicted him of all 17 counts after a three day trial in May, 2014.


Tiffany Griffin, 30, and Erica Griffin, 27, both of Jackson, previously pled guilty and were each sentenced to 3 years of probation for their roles in the crimes. They must also pay restitution.


The case was investigated by United States Secret Service Special Agent Scott Frazier and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Gilbert.

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