RICO case brought against Decatur Co. plant official - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

RICO case brought against Decatur Co. plant official

Decatur Co. Sheriff Wiley Griffin Decatur Co. Sheriff Wiley Griffin
The D. A. says that Eric Hyatt stole about $132,000. The D. A. says that Eric Hyatt stole about $132,000.

District Attorney Joe Mulholland says he is working on the largest RICO case in the history of Decatur County.

The D. A. says that Eric Hyatt, a high-ranking official at the BASF chemical plant in Attapulgus stole about $132,000 from the company. He also owed $250,000 in fines and surcharges to Decatur County.

Mulholland says that Hyatt has already reimbursed BASF for the money he skimmed over the last three years as well as the $250,000.  

Mulholland says that Hyatt created fake invoices for parts needed at the plant.

Hyatt inflated the parts cost, and pocketed the difference.  He also bought parts for his personal vehicles, including an airplane and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

The theft was discovered by a company audit.

Stephen Abel will have  more details on this story this evening on WALB.


Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • 100+ "Root Ball Round Up" requests, local businesses step up

    100+ "Root Ball Round Up" requests, local businesses step up

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:39:50 GMT
    (Source:WALB)(Source:WALB)

    Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful(KADB) is partnering with the City, businesses and volunteers to implement an initiative to assist citizens with the removal of root balls and other debris on private property caused by the January 2nd storm. 

    More >>

    Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful(KADB) is partnering with the City, businesses and volunteers to implement an initiative to assist citizens with the removal of root balls and other debris on private property caused by the January 2nd storm. 

    More >>
  • Troopers give warning for drivers as Memorial Day travel period begins

    Troopers give warning for drivers as Memorial Day travel period begins

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:36:18 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    The Memorial Day holiday weekend travel period began at 6 p.m. Friday. State troopers will be heavily patrolling the highways throughout the next few days.

    More >>

    The Memorial Day holiday weekend travel period began at 6 p.m. Friday. State troopers will be heavily patrolling the highways throughout the next few days.

    More >>
  • DNR and tax commissioner promote wildlife

    DNR and tax commissioner promote wildlife

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:26:54 GMT

    Kids in Terrell County got up close and personal with some wildlife Friday.  Officials with the Department of Natural Resources and the Terrell County Tax Commissioner partnered to teach kids about wildlife, while promoting the wildlife tag. 

    More >>

    Kids in Terrell County got up close and personal with some wildlife Friday.  Officials with the Department of Natural Resources and the Terrell County Tax Commissioner partnered to teach kids about wildlife, while promoting the wildlife tag. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly