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Repeat offender sentenced in federal court

Princess L. Eatmon

Princess L. Eatmon

ALBANY, Ga. — A woman who prosecutors contend continued to defraud the public even after pleading guilty and while awaiting sentencing on a separate set of fraud charges, has been sentenced to spend time in federal prison.

Princess Eatmon was sentenced Thursday to spend 30 months in a federal prison and three years on supervised release — a sentence that is to run consecutive to the four years she has to spend in prison following a guilty plea on charges she defrauded the federal government out of more than $335,000 through an elaborate scheme to draw fake Federal Applications for Federal Student Aid.

Eatmon had pleaded guilty to charges laid out in an affidavit filed by Special Agent James Maddux of the U.S. Secret Service which contended that at some point after she pleaded guilty to defrauding the U.S. Department of Education on May 7, 2012, she fraudulently cashed U.S. Treasury checks in Dougherty and Muscogee Counties through a USAA checking account and that she had been obtaining the names of people and filing false tax returns to get refunds.

Eatmon was also indicted in Dougherty Superior Court in December 2011 on charges that she attempted to get Kelvinall Wheeler, an inmate, to kill Dontreal Jenkins, who was, according to prosecutors, one of the people she got to fill out false FAFSA's in her attempt to defraud the U.S. Department of Education.

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards has dismissed that indictment in light of her guilty plea in federal court.

Eatmon was one of three people sentenced by Judge Louis Sands for various crimes Thursday.

Noel Triste Arnett was sentenced to serve 37 months in federal prison and three years on supervised release after agreeing to plead guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with possession with intention to distribute more than five kilos of cocaine.

Bernard Hollinger Jr., was sentenced to serve 272 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Like Arnett, the indictment alleges that he was in possession of more than five kilos of cocaine.

He'll also serve 10 years on supervised release.

Comments

jglass 1 year, 6 months ago

So, will she be made to repay all the money she took?

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AlbanyObserver 1 year, 6 months ago

Where do you spend $335,000? Are there any assets to sieze?

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agirl_25 1 year, 6 months ago

Probably not...probably spent the money on some worthless piece of crap. She probably had to take care of her man. It amazes me that Judge Sands is so lenient tho, on someone like her. Not as if she hasn't been in trouble before...but as VietVet said, not a bad haul.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 6 months ago

Have you not seen all those 7-Series BMWs rolling all over Albany GA? I dare say not 1 in 25,000 Albany citizens can honestly, legitimately afford one. But I see 3 or 4 a day, different ones all the time, rolling around in my neck of the woods. Makes me sick because I know it's not legit.

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MRKIA 1 year, 6 months ago

SHE HAD A PINK CHARGER WITH "RIMS" AND "EYELASHES". USED TO SEE IT AROUND TOWN.

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VietVet1 1 year, 6 months ago

"spend 30 months in a federal prison and three years on supervised release - defrauded the federal government out of more than $335,000"

Not a bad $$$ haul for 2 1/2 years!

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GeeGee 1 year, 6 months ago

Salary of $335,000 that is $100,000 per year. She will not ever again be able to get from the government if she still owes this. No Social Security anything. She will also be on probation until she pays all of it back. She is either a person with no conscience or one who is just down right thug. Just wonder how they caught her.

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RedEric 1 year, 6 months ago

She tried to have a fellow perp killed. I suspect that was the leak. That just shows you have to do these things yourself if you want them done right. This sounds like a group effort, community involvement. I am beginning to believe the BMW/MB dealer is giving classes.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 6 months ago

I expect that she believes that O'Bama and Eric Holder (her Bro's) will bail her out our O'Bama will pardon her when He leaves office.

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