ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A jury has been seated after three days of selection in the federal trial of three South Georgia men charged with scamming the federal government out of tens of millions of dollars.
United Logistics trucking company owner Christopher Whitman and former marine base contract workers Shawn McCarty and Bradford Newell are charged in a bribery scheme prosecutors say allowed Whitman to overbill the government for trucking contracts.
Prospective jurors were taken individually to the Judges' chambers to be questioned by defense attorneys and prosecutors.
Opening statements will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday. Prosecutors expect the trial to take three weeks.