A 48-count indictment handed down last week, charged Patrick Martin, 48, of Gainesboro, Tennessee, with two counts of federal program theft, 30 counts of wire fraud, one count of possession of a forged security of an organization, 12 counts of failure to collect or pay employment taxes, two counts of filing false tax returns, and one count of destruction of records in a federal investigation. Jeff Hynes, 51, of Gainesboro, Tennessee, was also charged in the destruction of records count.
Martin and Hynes were arrested on Friday by federal agents and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Alistair Newbern. Hynes was held in custody pending further proceedings and Martin was released with conditions, pending trial.
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