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Two additional codefendants plead guilty to stealing money from Muscogee Co. Clerk’s Office

Published: Oct. 5, 2021 at 7:21 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Two more defendants charged in stealing money from the Muscogee County Clerk’s Office plead guilty today.

72-year-old Samuel Cole plead guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, two counts wire fraud, two counts transportation of stolen property and false statements in federal court this morning. 34-year-old Lamarcus Palmer also plead guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud.

A third defendant, George Cook, plead guilty two weeks ago to one count of bank fraud.

A total of eight people including former Deputy Clerk of Muscogee County Court Willie Demps are accused in a 71-count indictment in a scheme to defraud the clerk’s office.

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