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Northeast Georgia D.A. gets six years in prison for payroll theft scheme

By Owen Weldon     Mar 4, 2008 in Crime
On Tuesday longtime Northeast Georgia district attorney Tim Madison was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in a payroll theft scheme and ordered to pay $40,000 in restitution.
Tim Madison once oversaw prosecutions in the Piedmont Judicial Circuit about 50 miles from Atlanta but now he will be spending time behind bars because of his role in a payroll theft scheme.
Madison pleaded guilty to charges of felony theft counts, one count of violation of oath of office, four felony counts of making false statements and writings and one conspiracy count.
Madison headed the DA's officer for more than 20 years and entered his plea before Senior Superior Court Judge Robert Mallis.
Brett Williams, former assistant district attorney, and Linn Madison, Madison's wife and former victim-witness coordinator, were indicted last August and charges remain outstanding against them both.
According to prosecutors Tim Madison and Williams were both engaged in a scheme to bill the county more than $50,000 for a full-time salary for Williams and than the funds were split between Madison and Williams. Williams was already getting his full state-paid salary at the time.
Madison and his wife were allegedly involved in a time scheme scam where Linn Madison would submit time sheets to Banks County, even though she was allegedly out of town at the time.
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