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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Two of the men indicted and arrested as part of that MCLB Albany trucking fraud investigation have been granted bond.

Shawn McCarty and Bradford Newell Monday afternoon were arraigned in Albany Federal Court. McCarty was given a $2500 dollar bond, while Newell was given a $1500 bond for their release. Federal prosecutors say United Logistics trucking company owner Christopher Whitman paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to McCarty and Newell and other officials in charge of transportation and equipment at the Marine Corps Logistics Base from 2008 to 2012.

In exchange they would gave him trucking contracts and allowed him to over bill millions of dollars.

The indictment says Whitman made a profit of more than 20-million dollars.

At least four other former base officials and trucking firm employees have already pleaded guilty and are cooperating with the federal investigation. Whitman is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

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