Georgia sheriff faces charges for selling stolen firearms

ATLANTA — Miller County Sheriff Shane Rathel was arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents at the Albany FBI office on charges of selling two stolen firearms.

If convicted, Rathel, 42, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both on each count.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Dasher. The case was investigated by the Albany office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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