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Via WCVB:  $1 million in cash found in disgraced former state representative’s safe deposit boxes

U.S. Marshals said they found the cash in safe deposit boxes controlled by John George, 68, who is also a former Dartmouth Selectman. George was convicted and sentenced to 70 months in prison on federal charges for embezzling from a taxpayer-subsidized bus company he controlled.

George’s sentence also required him to pay $688,772 in restitution and forfeit $1.38 million to the federal government. Following that judgment, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and U.S. Marshals obtained warrants for George’s safe deposit boxes.

Better than a freezer, I guess.

I suppose it went something like this:

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Jenos Idanian says:

    Am I the only one who remembers Representative William Jefferson (D-LA)?

  2. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    @Jenos Idanian: Clearly not since SLT mentioned Rep. Jefferson’s story at the end of his post. (BTW, do you even read the posts of do you just free associate?)

  3. Jenos Idanian says:

    @Just ‘nutha ig’rant cracker: Thought I edited that comment; I didn’t see the target of the link. And I am relieved to see I’m not the only one who remembers “Cold Cash” Jefferson.