A Clarke County Grand Jury returned a three count racketeering indictment yesterday against Brian C. Dupree, Marc Canty and Rashid Wilson for conspiring to commit theft by fraudulently inflating real estate values in an
The indictment alleges: that between 2003 and 2006, the three men orchestrated a scheme to artificially raise home prices in a new East Athens subdivision developed by Dupree, and then to pay money to so-called investment buyers who purchased the homes. Canty and
Dupree, Canty, and
Senior Assistant Attorney General David McLaughlin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the State of
Members of the public should keep in mind that indictments contain only allegations against the individual(s) against whom the indictment is sought. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty, and it will be the government’s burden at trial to prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the allegations contained in the indictment.