Councilwoman, businessman to be arraigned next week
by Bill Kimber
Oct 17, 2013 | 3837 views |  0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Childersburg City Councilwoman Bonnie Carter and Sylacauga businessman Frank Conn will both be arraigned in federal court in Birmingham next Thursday, after initially being listed on this week’s arraignment docket.

Carter is charged with bank fraud and money laundering, accused of embezzling more than $900,000 over 11 years from SouthFirst Bank in Sylacauga.

Conn faces five counts of wire fraud, concerning billing for clearing power lines for the Tennessee Valley Authority. He was indicted earlier this month by a federal grand jury of overcharging $152,712 over the course of his company’s contract with TVA.

Conn’s attorney, Jim Parkman of Birmingham, and Carter’s attorney, Joel Dillard of Birmingham, both had previously scheduled court appearances in other cities this week, and both requested their clients’ arraignments be moved to the supplemental docket next week.

The arraignments are scheduled for Oct. 24 at 9:30 a.m.

Contact Bill Kimber at bkimber@dailyhome.com.