Ex-Georgia school superintendent, wife charged with theft and racketeering
ATLANTA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the indictment of former Pickens County School Superintendent Carlton Wilson and his wife, Cindy Wilson, on racketeering charges, one count of robbery by hold and two flight leaders per conversion.
“Our office is committed to eliminating fraud and deception wherever it occurs,” Carr said.
“We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to prosecute those who steal from the pockets of hard-working Georgians for their own personal gain. We take these allegations very seriously and look forward to presenting our case to you. courts. “
Carlton Wilson was separately charged with six counts of theft by taking by a trustee and one count of theft by deception. Cindy Wilson was also charged separately with one count of tampering with evidence.
The Attorney General’s Public Integrity and White Collar Crime Unit presented evidence to a Pickens County grand jury, resulting in Wilsons*’s indictment on June 7, 2022.
The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.
*Members of the public should keep in mind that indictments only contain allegations against the individual against whom the indictment is sought. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty, and the onus will be on the government at trial to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond reasonable doubt as to the allegations in the indictment..