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Atlanta City Councilman Antonio Brown indicted on fraud charges
|Last Edited||IndyGeorgia Jul 29, 2020 08:49pm|
|News Date||Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||A federal grand jury has indicted Atlanta City Councilman Antonio Brown on multiple counts of fraud, for allegedly lying about his income on applications to obtain loans and credit cards which he used for personal purchases -- including a Range Rover and Mercedes Benz C300. |
The U.S. Attorney’s Office has also accused Brown of lying about being a victim of identity theft to defraud the financial institutions that gave him the money.
Brown is charged with wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud and making false statements on a bank loan application.
The alleged crimes occurred years before Brown became a member of the City Council. He won a special runoff election in 2019 after the district three seat was vacated when long time Councilman Ivory Lee Young died of cancer.
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