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Leader of Macon’s ‘Get Dat Money’ gang gets dat jail time

Leader of Macon’s ‘Get Dat Money’ gang gets dat jail time

The leader of Macon’s “Get Dat Money” methamphetamine drug trafficking organization was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison as the result of a lengthy investigation into the network’s illegal activities throughout Middle Georgia. According to court documents, on Tuesday, May 4, 41-year-old Kelvin D. Carswell, aka “K-9,” “Nine,” “Kinineso Harlem Carswell,” “9ne Oharlem,” “Kninepunkin KinGcarswell,” was sentenced to serve 240 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to one count conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine on December 15, 2020. According to the stipulation of fact…
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FBI offers reward for information on suspect who pointed laser at Air Force plane

FBI offers reward for information on suspect who pointed laser at Air Force plane

The FBI, in coordination with the United States Air Force, is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspect responsible for a what the agency calls a laser strike on an aircraft approaching the Savannah Air National Guard Base on March 9, 2021. According to the FBI, at 9:50 p.m., a United States Air Force aircraft was deliberately struck by a high-powered laser for about one minute. The laser caused temporary eye damage to a member of the flight crew and put the entire crew at risk. Investigators believe the…
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An Idaho man has been charged with hacking City of Newnan computers

An Idaho man has been charged with hacking City of Newnan computers

The Story: Robert Purbeck, of Meridian, Idaho, made his initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Boise, Idaho. Purbeck was indicted in the Northern District of Georgia on March 2, for computer fraud and abuse, access device fraud, and wire fraud.  The Charges: According to Acting U.S. Attorney Erskine, the charges, and other information presented in court, between June 23, 2017 and April 28, 2018, Purbeck allegedly purchased, on a criminal marketplace, the username and passwords to computer servers belonging to multiple Georgia victims.  He then allegedly used these credentials to access the victims’ computers and stole sensitive personally…
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Georgia man sentenced to federal prison for being a fake whistleblower

Georgia man sentenced to federal prison for being a fake whistleblower

A Georgia man who FBI officials say portrayed himself as a whistleblower while falsely accusing a former acquaintance of violating patient privacy has been sentenced to federal prison. Jeffrey Parker, of Rincon, was sentenced to six months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood after pleading guilty to one count of False Statements, said David H. Estes, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Parker also was fined $1,200, and after completion of his prison term must serve three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. “Our law enforcement partners…
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