Bradley Anthony Miller, of Cedartown was sentenced in U.S. District court by Judge Robert L. Vining to serve 18 months for his guilty plea to one count of operating a chop shop from his home.
The guilty plea is a result of an investigation culminated by the Northwest Georgia Criminal Enterprise Task Force (NGCETF) into local body shops in Polk and Floyd counties. The investigation uncovered a car theft ring that operated out of Polk County.
Three law enforcement officers were among those initially arrested during the investigation including former Polk County Police Officer Mark Sparks, former Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Robinson and former Polk County Sheriff’s deputy Kenneth Gravett.
In addition to serving 18 months in prison, Miller is ordered to immediately pay a $100 assessment fee.
According to court documents, “The Court finds that the defendant does not have the ability to pay a fine, cost of incarceration, or cost of supervision. The Court will waive the fine, cost of incarceration, and cost of supervision.”
Upon his release from prison, Miller has been ordered to serve three years on supervised probation and cannot own, possess or have under his control, any firearm or dangerous weapon.
Miller has been ordered to make restitution to the victims in the amount of $45,509.02. Any portion of the restitution that is not paid in full at the time of his release from prison will become a condition of his supervision and must be paid at the monthly rate of at least $200.00, plus 25% of gross income in excess of $2,000 per month.
The restitution will begin 30 days after his release from custody. The restitution payment schedule may be modified by the probation officer based on Miller’s financial status during the term of his supervised release.
At any time after his release and while on probation, Miller must make a full and complete disclosure of his finances and submit to an audit of financial documents at the request of the probation officer.
Miller must cooperate with 42 U.S.C. §14135a(d)(1) and 10 U.S.C. §1565(d), which requires mandatory DNA testing for federal offenders convicted of felony offenses as directed by the probation officer.
Miller is ordered to surrender for service of sentence at the institution designated by the Bureau of Prisons as notified by the United States Marshal.
Miller requested to be housed as close to the Northern District of Georgia as possible and the court did not object to that request.
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