ALBANY, Ga. — Guilty of four financial felony counts, Joseph Wiley Jordan, 64, of Albany, must report to prison on a 15-month sentence with two years of supervised release after the incarceration, said a U.S attorney reported.
U.S. District Judge W. Louis Sands sentenced Jordan, a farm broker, on Wednesday for two counts conspiracy to bribe and kickback and two counts of bribing and kicking back money to a bank officer.
Jordan was allowed to remain on bail, but those sentenced typically must report to prison within 60 days, a U.S. Attorney’s Office spokeswoman said.
“This prosecution was successful because of the cooperation of our law enforcement partners and the hard work of the agents and prosecutors assigned to the case,” said U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.
The case was investigated by the FBI and the Secret Service. U.S. Assistant Attorney Jim Crane prosecuted the case.
According to case documents, Jordan attempted to bribe Larry Malone, chief lending officer at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. The bribes amounted to more than $440,000 so that Jordan could secure more than $3.4 million in loans from Malone’s organization.