Atlanta Man Charged With $11 Million Fraud While In Prison

ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) – A federal grand jury indicted a man serving a prison sentence in a Georgia Correctional facility and two others for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The indictment alleges Arthur, an inmate at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Butts County, Georgia conducted a “million-dollar fraud scheme from the confines of his prison cell,” U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said in a statement.

According to U.S. Attorney Pak, the charges, and other information presented in court:

The U.S. Attorney’s Office alleges:

Arthur Cofield, 29, Eldridge Bennett, 63, and Eliayah Bennett, 25, all of Atlanta, were indicted for multiple counts of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering.

Charges are merely accusations, and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty.