Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
September 18, 2007
Albany -- Thewander Dondrell Davis, the last of three men convicted in an IRS tax scheme has been sentenced to nine months in prison for his part in criminal plot to bilk the government out of false tax refunds.
The announcement of the sentencing by Judge Louis Sands at the Albany federal Courthouse was made today.
The scheme began in the 2002 tax season, and was called Tax Plus, in Albany. The next year, Louis Devan Cobb, Jr. carried on the fraud through his Jackson Hewitt Tax Service franchise.
U. S. Attorney Maxwell Wood said in a prepared statement that Davis recruited five taxpayers to give him their tax information to send to Cobb. Cobb was sentenced to a year in prison for his role in the fraud. Another accomplice, Roderick Duane Whitaker was convicted and sentenced to 14 months.
They will all have to three years of supervised release following the prison terms.
Attorney Wood said: "The defendants persuaded individual taxpayers to provide their names, social security numbers, dependent information, and W-2 forms to them for the purpose of having their tax returns prepared by Cobb. The defendants used the information provided by the taxpayers to create new W-2 forms that were either completely fictitious, or which were falsified by increasing the income or tax withholding figures. The defendants also created false schedules to claim business losses which the taxpayers did not incur. Cobb submitted the false tax returns and related forms to the IRS to obtain inflated tax refunds to which the taxpayers were not entitled. Upon issuance of the inflated refund, the defendants would either keep the entire refund or pay only a small portion of it to the taxpayer."
Twenty-one fraudulent returns were filed claiming refunds totaling $165,298, and Davis, Cobb, and Whitaker will have to pay restitution $66,011, $120,089, and $39,649, respectively to the IRS.