By Rachel Morgan, Marketing –
Victor Phillips, age 39, recently pled guilty for conspiracy to commit bank bribery.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman stated: “As he admitted in court today, banker Victor Phillips conspired to facilitate the laundering of what he believed were the proceeds of criminal activity. Thanks to the FBI, Phillips now awaits sentencing for his crime.”
Victor Phillips was an employee of an Atlanta-area branch of a national bank. Using his role as a bank employee, he opened various bank accounts for fake people and shell companies. According to the FBI Press Release associated with this crime, “Phillips, in exchange for bribe payments, opened one of these laundering accounts at the behest of a codefendant, who plotted to move approximately $2 million in fraud proceeds through Phillips’s corruptly established account.”
Phillips and his associates were arrested and now await their individual sentences. He will face a maximum prison sentence of 5 years, which will be determined by a U.S. District Judge.
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