The Georgia Bureau of Investigation in conjunction with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested three people on charges of fraud and bribery. These alleged white collar crimes were apparently discovered after the county’s tax commissioner found discrepancies in his office’s records. An investigation among several agencies lasted several days after the sheriff’s office was notified.
The Gordon County Sheriff reported that on May 26, a 26-year-old Atlanta man was arrested and taken to jail. The man allegedly attempted to get vehicle registration documentation from the county Tax Office that police suspected to be fraudulent. Apparently, a 35-year-old man from Marietta was arrested later that same day for similar charges. The men face charges of bribery of a public official, computer document fraud and false statements registering motor vehicles.
According to reports, on June 1, a 40-year-old woman was booked on computer forgery and bribery charges after turning herself in to the Sheriff’s Office. The woman was released on her own recognizance after appearing in court. The investigation continues as other individuals and jurisdictions are examined. Officials claim that an additional arrest is forthcoming, but no county employees are suspected of any misconduct.
Being charged with white collar crimes can negatively impact someone’s life. Someone facing these charges has the right to present a defense in a court of law. An experienced Georgia criminal defense attorney can help a person develop a strategy to minimize any negative outcomes. A strong defense team will evaluate all evidence presented and work to achieve a favorable result for the client.
Source: newschannel9.com, “3 charged with bribery, fraud in Gordon County“, June 2, 2017