Columbus Lawyer Charged in Federal Indictment

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) - A federal grand jury in Macon, Georgia has returned a 40-count indictment against Columbus attorney, 46-year-old John Mark Shelnutt.

He was charged with money laundering, aiding and abetting a cocaine conspiracy, bribery, witness tamper and a host of other charges.

At issue-- more than a $100,000 reportedly taken into the Shellnut and Day Firm by Shellnut during a 2006 Harris County drug case.

We're told the Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently at Mark Shellnut's offices.

We'll keep you posted and any new developments in this case.