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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Pearl Resident Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Government Funds

Jackson, Miss - Former attorney Jason Zebert, 45, of Pearl, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves, Jr. to 24 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for theft of government funds, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced. He was also ordered to repay $198,669.14 to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Zebert worked as an attorney and fiduciary representing veterans. He pled guilty to stealing funds from the Department of Veterans Affairs which had been entrusted to him for spending solely on behalf of the veterans he represented.

The case was investigated by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Pat Lemon.

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or e-mail it to:

disaster@leo.gov


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