Augusta man enters guilty plea in MOX theft conspiracy

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – An Augusta man has entered a guilty plea for his role in a conspiracy involving theft of government funds.

67-year-old Phillip Thompson admitted that he billed but never delivered goods for the Savannah River Site’s mixed-oxide fuel facility.

He told federal officials that the scheme took more than $5 million over five years.

Thompson ran a construction labor business working with the company building the facility.

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