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Western District of Virginia

Friday, November 15, 2019

Greene County Commissioner of Revenue and Son Indicted on Federal Charges

Larry Vernon Snow, Bryant Austin Snow Charged with Conspiracy, Federal Identity Theft

Charlottesville, VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury sitting in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville has charged Larry Vernon Snow, 70, and his son, Bryant Austin Snow, 31, with federal conspiracy and identity theft charges, United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and FBI Special Agent in Charge for the Richmond Division David W. Archey announced today.

In an indictment returned under seal on October 23, 2019, and unsealed last week, the grand jury has charged Larry Snow, the current Commissioner of Revenue for Greene County, and his son, Bryant Snow, each with one count of conspiracy to commit identity theft and two counts of identity theft. Both defendants made their initial court appearances today in federal court.

According to the indictment, between on or about April 21, 2018, to May 2, 2018, Larry Snow and Bryant Snow, conspired to knowingly use, without lawful authority, the identification of other individuals, specifically names, addresses, vehicle identification numbers, and license plate numbers, with the intent to commit and/or in connection with drug trafficking.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.  Assistant United States Attorney Kate Rumsey is prosecuting the case for the United States.

A grand jury indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt.  The defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the government to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Identity Theft
Public Corruption
Updated November 15, 2019