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September 18, 2018

Georgia Man Sentenced to 30 Months' Imprisonment and Ordered to Pay More Than $1 Million in Restitution for Making False Statements

On June 8, 2018, in the Northern District of Georgia, Thomas Bowman was sentenced for making a false statement on a bank loan application and forging a victim's signature on an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative. Bowman previously pled guilty to the offenses on June 29, 2017.

According to the court documents, on or about November 17, 2014, Bowman made a false statement on a Small Business Administration Form 1919, Borrower Information Form, by failing to disclose that he had previously been placed on probation by the Superior Court of Cobb County, Georgia, in 2007. According to the same court documents, on or about December 28, 2012, Bowman forged the victim's signature on an IRS Form 2848, which was fraudulently made to appear as if the victim had signed the form to give a power of attorney to Bowman.

Bowman was sentenced to 30 months' imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,073,023.24.

    Source:  The facts in this case narrative come from the following publicly available documents: N.D. Ga. Judgment filed June 8, 2018; N.D. Ga. Restitution Order filed July 17, 2018; N.D. Ga. Plea Agr. filed June 29, 2017; and N.D. Ga. Crim. Info. filed June 1, 2017.