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"The United States Attorney is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the two-fold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor -- indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one."

- Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78 (1935) (Sutherland)

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April 18, 2014

fayetteville man sentenced for hobbs act robbery & carjacking

April 16, 2014

Two more charged in gang-related kidnapping of father of state prosecutor in north carolina

April 15, 2014

wilson man sentenced for string of armed robberies of wilson convenience stores

April 11, 2014

crimanal complaint filed against kelvin melton in kidnapping case

whiteville farmer sentenced for mail fraud and grain theft scheme

wilson man sentenced for federal firearm violation

April 10, 2014

five charged with kidnapping wake forest man

benson man sentenced on narcotics distribution and weapons charges

April 9, 2014

morrisville man sentenced for receipt of child pornography

former sergeant first class sentenced for bribery and theft schemes

April 8, 2014

greenville felon sentenced in operation “No quarter”

April 4, 2014

former raleigh identity thief sent to prison for 54 months for role in expansive credit card scheme

April 1, 2014

fayetteville woman sentenced for involuntary manslaugter in death of fort bragg soldier

two honduran nationals sentenced for conspiring to file alse claims for irs refunds

Manager of rocky mount-based tax return preparation business sentenced for filing false tax refund claim

March 31, 2014

former raleigh mortgage broker sentenced to 42 months in prison for his role in mortgage fraud scheme

March 25, 2014

attorney sent to prison for her role in mortgage fraud

March 21, 2014

duke university health system, inc. agrees to pay $1 million for alleged false claims submitted to federal health care programs

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