By Carol A. Gasser Moore
SOUTH GEORGIA – Isaac Lee Camon (48) was arrested Tuesday on one (1) count of Wire Fraud by the United States of America. Camon is charged with “knowingly devis[ing] and intend[ing] to devise a scheme … to defraud the State of Georgia, Department of Labor and the United States in order to obtain money and property …” by “… electronic submission of false and fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits under state and federal pandemic assistance programs …”. He is to be arraigned in federal court next week on the charge. The Lanier County News understands that Camon obtained $660,000 through the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). PPP is the Small Business Administration (SBA) backed loan that helped businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis
Camon made headlines in March 2011 as the alleged drug “kingpin,” who was ordered out of his Lanier County home via bullhorn among a tight perimeter of law-enforcement officers. Camon was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the offense.
Read the complete story in the March 23rd edition of the Lanier County News!