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      Albany men sentenced for embezzling public monies

      Officials say that on January 11th, both were found guilty of conspiracy to embezzle public monies, embezzlement of government property and aggravated identity theft. Jenkins was found guilty on additional counts of mail and wire fraud conspiracy while Jones was found guilty on a misleading statements charge. / MGN Online

      The office of United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia has announced that 31-year-old Dontral Jenkins and 37-year-old Trevayne Jones have been sentenced for multiple charges relating to embezzlement of government funds.

      Officials say that on January 11th, both were found guilty of conspiracy to embezzle public monies, embezzlement of government property and aggravated identity theft. Jenkins was found guilty on additional counts of mail and wire fraud conspiracy while Jones was found guilty on a misleading statements charge.

      Officials add that Jenkins and Jones were both ordered to serve one hundred thirty-three months in prison, followed by three years supervised release and a $400 mandatory assessment fee and restitution in the amount of $713,000 to the victim. Jenkins has been ordered to pay additional restitution in the amount of $335,693 to the U.S. Department of Education.

      Court records say that Jenkins and Jones both participated in a scheme to steal and cash United States Treasury checks and identity theft by using the names and signatures of the intended payees without their permission.

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