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Brooklet man gets 110 months on other charges
Jimmy Lee Everett
      A Brooklet man received two sentences in one day for two separate federal convictions, said Edmund A. Booth, Jr., United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.
       After being sentenced for a conviction by a federal grand jury in a multi-state auto theft ring case, Jimmy Lee Everett, 41, Brooklet, was sentenced recently by Chief U.S. District Judge William T. Moore, Jr. for a conviction of bank fraud.
       Everett was convicted of embezzling more than $200,000 from Thompson Paving Marking, Inc. ("TPM"), a paving marking business located in Chatham County, he said.
       Booth said the federal grand jury for the Southern District of Georgia returned a 36-count indictment against Everett in April 2008, charging him with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
       According to the indictment, Everett was a "minority shareholder in TPM ... and fraudulently opened a checking account in the business's name and began diverting payments from TPM customers to that checking account without the knowledge or consent of the other owner," he said.
       Everett "then drained that account of the embezzled funds in order to pay for a variety of personal expenditures, causing the company over $200,000 in loss," he said.
       Everett pled guilty to one count of bank fraud in June 2008. On June 24, 2009, the court sentenced Everett to 110 months imprisonment, to run concurrently with the 108-month term of imprisonment Everett received on the same day on his conviction for his involvement in an unrelated million dollar stolen car conspiracy ring.
       The auto theft ring spanned several states and centered around Statesboro and Savannah, he said.
       After release from imprisonment, Everett will be placed on supervised release for a term of 5 years.
       The investigation was led by Special Agent Marcus Kirkland of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The government is represented by Assistant United States Attorney R. Brian Tanner, Booth said.

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