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Tifton Man Gets Prison Time for Bribery Charges

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Posted at 4:43 PM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-09 11:43:54-05

TIFTON, GA -- A Tifton man has been sentenced to seven years in prison on bribery charges.

Jeffrey Philpot, 38, was the former lead transportation assistant for the Defense Logistics Agency Transportation Office at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia when he accepted the bribes.

The U.S. Department of Justice says between 2008 and 2012, Philpot and his boss received bribes from trucking companies and truck drivers.

"Philpot accepted a total of nearly $575,000 in bribes, including cash, a casino getaway, home improvements and collector items such as rare coins, a baby grand piano, a Werlitzer jukebox, firearms and a vehicle," said the DOJ.

The DOJ also says Philpot cooperated with the investigation into the bribery and testified at the trial.

Philpot was one of four sentenced to prison for the conspiracy. He was found guilty for two counts of bribery.