Former Dartmouth selectman pleads guilty


A former Dartmouth selectman pleaded guilty to charges related to concealing cash from the U.S. District Court after a previous sentencing.

John George Jr. was sentenced to 70 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of more than $680,000 and forfeiture of $1.38 million for embezzling from the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority in July 2015.

At the time of the sentencing, George was required to report his assets and told the court that he possessed only $28,000 in cash. In December 2015 and January 2016, federal law enforcement recovered more than $2.5 million in cash and jewelry from a safe deposit box registered to George.

He was indicted on the charges in April 2017.

George, 71, pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of obstruction of justice and is scheduled to be sentenced on June 12.

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