Contact Us
Make My Homepage

John George Pleads Not Guilty to Obstruction of Justice

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz
U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz

BOSTON – Former State Representative and Dartmouth Select Board member John George, Jr. pleaded not guilty to charges of obstruction of justice Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Boston.

The 70-year-old is already serving a 70-month sentence for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority. In April of 2015, he was sentenced to the 70 months in addition to restitution and forfeiture of $1.38 million. He told the U.S. District Court he only had about $28,000 in cash, but officials soon uncovered more than $2.5 million in cash stashed throughout different safe deposit boxes at banks in New Bedford and Fairhaven.

That discovery led an indictment last month on charges of obstruction of justice, which carry a sentence of 10 years in prison and fines up to $250,000.

A spokesperson for the U.S. District Court said George consented to voluntary detention without prejudice after pleading not guilty. An initial status conference is set for June 20th.

Best of WBSM

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 1420 Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 1420 Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.