Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Former Sheriff & Undersheriff Sentenced for Stealing Money from Motorists

The former sheriff and undersheriff of McIntosh County have each been sentenced to more than two years in prison for illegally seizing money from motorists.

U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling said Tuesday that 36-year-old Terry Jones and 38-year-old Mykol Brookshire were each sentenced to 27 months for conspiracy under color of law to interfere with interstate commerce.

Prosecutors say the two seized cash from motorists and either underreported the amount or failed to report the seizure. The two are accused of then splitting the money.

Sperling says the two were arrested after seizing money from an undercover agent in May and underreporting the amount taken while keeping the remainder.

Both men resigned after being charged.

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