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Federal judge sentences former Tupelo loan officer for bank fraud

A former Tupelo bank officer and his co-defendant will serve time in prison for bank fraud.

Posted: Sep 13, 2019 4:28 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - A former Tupelo bank officer and his co-defendant will serve time in prison for bank fraud.

Max Miller, 53, will serve 18 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release.

James Nichols, 52, was sentenced to time served, followed by five years of supervised release.

A federal judge sentenced the two on Friday in Greenville.

The judge also ordered both men to pay $374,261 in restitution to Renasant Bank.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Miller abused his position as a loan officer at Renasant Bank to benefit himself and Nichols.

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