Posted: Tuesday, 12 August 2014 4:17PM

Former Anderson Co. Councilman, wife, brother indicted on obstruction charges



U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles announced on Tuesday indictments aginst former Anderson County Councilman Ron Wilson along with his wife and brother. 
 
Wilson was convicted of mail fraud in 2013 for his role in a silver Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of $60 million. 
 
Officials said Wilson, his wife, Cassandra Wilson, and his brother, Timothy Wilson were indicted on new charges alleging they conspired to obstruct justice and hide assets, according to Nettles.
 
Ron Wilson was also charged with making false statements to federal agents, Nettles said.
 
The indictments allege Ron Wilson gave Timothy and Cassandra Wilson ammunition cans containing money, which would have been seized to compensate victims of the Ponzi scheme. 
 
Wilson is currently being held at the Coleman Federal Corrections Institution in Sumterville, FL.
 
Cassandra and Timothy Wilson have not been arrested on the charges at this time.

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Locations : FloridaSumterville
People : Bill NettlesCassandra WilsonRon WilsonTimothy Wilson