Trial for three men accused of scamming federal government continues

Trial for three men accused of scamming federal government continues
Albany Federal Courthouse (Source: WALB)
Christopher Whitman
Christopher Whitman
Shawn McCarty
Shawn McCarty
Bradford Newell
Bradford Newell

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Jurors heard testimony Thursday about overcharging and shipping discrepancies from the Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base, in the federal trial of three South Georgia men charged with scamming the federal government out of tens of millions of dollars.

Trucking company owner Christopher Whitman and former Marine base contract workers Shawn McCarty and Bradford Newell are charged in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say allowed Whitman to over bill the government for trucking contracts.

The Deputy Director of Distribution Management Center for Logcom at the base, Douglas Anderson, testified Thursday.

Jurors were shown billing receipts, including one from 2010 where Whitman's company was paid $12,200 to ship $3,000 worth of elastic cords to Washington.

The trial is expected to take at least another week.

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