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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

At a sentencing hearing Wednesday, Defense attorneys objected to prosecutors summation that fraudulent loans to two south Georgia men cost a bank more than 10 million dollars.

The hearing for former Lee County business owner Brad Heard, Junior and his father began today in Albany federal court.

The Heards pleaded guilty to commissions or gifts for procuring loans, accused of giving kickbacks to a Southwest Georgia Farm Credit loan officer to okay the loans.

The Bank estimated their loss at more than 10-million dollars, but the defense claims the evidence doesn't prove that.

Heard Sr's attorney Sam Wilson said "A kind of difficult concept. Because usually in restitution you have one amount and one person. Now we've got a variety of people and a couple of banks, and it's very difficult to figure it all out."

The Heards could face a maximum of 30 years in prison, but most of the arguments today centered on restitution.

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