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Men convicted in MCLB trucking fraud to be sentenced

The Federal Courthouse in Albany, GA The Federal Courthouse in Albany, GA
Christopher Whitman Christopher Whitman
Shawn McCarty Shawn McCarty
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Three men convicted in Albany Federal Court of dozens of counts of fraud and corruption in a trucking operation they ran from the Albany Marine Base will be sentenced at 10:00AM, on September 10.

Christopher Whitman, owner of United Industrial of Georgia trucking company, was found guilty on all 57 counts of bribery and defrauding the United States through interstate wire fraud.

Prosecutors say the Sylvester man bought expensive cars and waterfront homes with millions of dollars he over billed the military.

Bradford Newell, a contractor who oversaw base surplus equipment, was found guilty on all 16 counts against him.

Shawn McCarty, a base transportation official, was found guilty on 17 counts and not guilty on 12.

In March Ed Garland, the attorney for Whitman, told WALB News "We are deeply disappointed in the verdict. And we'll continue to represent Chris in the balance of these proceedings."

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