Former Sheriff George begins incarceration

Thursday, March 9, 2017

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, former Saline County Sheriff Wallace Newman George Jr., 71, has begun serving his nine-month prison sentence for stealing more than $75,000 in public funds.

George was the longest-serving active sheriff in the state of Missouri at the time of his retirement in February 2016, which was followed a day later by his guilty plea. He was sentenced on Feb. 7, 2017, at the U.S. District Court in Jefferson City.

George's sentence is being carried out at Federal Prison Camp, Yankton, located in the state of South Dakota. FPC Yankton is a minimum security facility which reportedly houses 477 male inmates. He is due to be released on Dec. 5, 2017.

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