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Madison Man Sentenced For Conspiracy And Theft Of Government Property

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. – George Hilliard, 44, of Madison, was sentence in U.S. District Court today to 21 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit theft of government property and theft of government property. He was also ordered to pay joint restitution in the amount of $20,499.00.

Hilliard was indicted along with three co-defendants following an FBI sting on September 30, 2011 involving the robbery of a motel room they believed was being used by a drug dealer. He was tried and found guilty by a jury on June 13, 2013.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mike Hurst and Jerry Rushing.

The other defendants in this case have each pled guilty to theft of government property charges and been sentenced.

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Updated January 7, 2015