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Georgia man sentenced in contracting fraud

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NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — A Newnan man has been sentenced to two years in prison for using a disabled veteran to obtain federal government contracts.

U.S. Attorney's officials said Thursday that 63-year-old Arthur Singleton talked a disabled veteran into creating a business so he could secure government contracting work that was reserved for companies owned and run by disabled veterans. Singleton pleaded guilty to making false documents in April.

Authorities say Singleton created two businesses in the man's name and entered into contracts with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Agriculture, the United States Coast Guard and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

Officials say Singleton was awarded about $1.5 million in fraudulently obtained contracts.

Singleton is ordered to serve two years of supervised release and pay $181,000 in restitution.

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