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Former CDE consultant convicted of fraud

Former CDE consultant convicted of fraud

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A North Carolina consultant to the Clarksville Department of Electricity has been sentenced to four years in prison on his fraud conviction.
Tommy Lee Walton, II of Waxhaw, N.C., received the sentence Monday in Nashville U.S. District Court.

Acting U.S. Attorney for Middle Tennessee David Rivera said the costs of corruption are born by taxpayers, public employees, honest vendors and ratepayers.
Walton was convicted by a federal jury in January on 16 counts of mail fraud and wire fraud.

He was hired by then- president Rick R. Ingram Sr. of the Clarksville Electricity Department. Rivera said Walton paid $51,000 to Ingram or one of Ingram’s creditors.

The government called the payments kickbacks and bribes.

Ingram is scheduled to be sentenced on his guilty plea Nov. 1.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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