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Statesboro man pleads guilty to wire fraud
Autry awaits sentencing for misappropriating money from investors
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A Statesboro man who pled guilty Tuesday to wire fraud awaits sentencing by a federal judge after being accused of taking money meant for investments and using it for himself. Joseph L. Autry, 43, Statesboro, faced United States Senior District Judge B. Avant Edenfield Tuesday, pleading guilty to involvement in "a commodities futures scheme that he ran from May 2008 to Jan. 2010, said U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver. Autry's specific Statesboro address was not available for release, said First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham.
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