published Thursday, May 29th, 2014

2 men sentenced after failed $44 million land fraud in Dade County

Two men convicted in a failed $44 million land fraud in Dade County have been sentenced in federal court.

Josh Dobson, 36, will serve 10 years while co-defendant Paul Gott, 40, will serve six.

The men were convicted last year at trial for bilking 11 banks and likely hundreds of investors in a down payment plan scheme involving land at The Preserve in Rising Fawn, Ga.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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