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December 2003

December 16, 2003

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that REGINAL COUNCIL WILLIAMS was sentenced in federal court in Greenville on Thursday, December 11, 2003, for robbing a Fayetteville bank.

December 11, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney today announced a twenty-count indictment charging THOMAS M. HODGES, a former Senior Vice President of an insurance consulting company, with mail fraud, money laundering, and embezzlement of an insurance premium.

Attorney General John Ashcroft and U.S. Attorney Frank D. Whitney of the Eastern District of North Carolina Announce Record Increase in Federal Firearms Prosecutions

December 8, 2003

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that JAMES CHARLES REIVES and JACKIE DOBSON PRITCHETT pled guilty in federal court in Wilmington on Monday, December 8, 2003, to conspiring to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and securities fraud.

December 4, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that CHARLTON L. HARRIS was sentenced in federal court in Raleigh on Tuesday, December 2, 2003, for communicating threats by email.

December 2, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Wilmington on Tuesday, November 25, 2003, indicted eight foreign nationals for providing fraudulent immigration information when they applied for employment at Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU).

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that FRANK THOMAS GRZANDZIEL was sentenced in federal court in Raleigh on Tuesday, December 2, 2003, for money laundering violations.

November 2003

November 19, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that J. GASTON B. WILLIAMS and JAMES D. NEWMAN have been named by the U. S. Department of Justice as recipients of 2003 Director's Awards.

November 10, 2003

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that MEG SCOTT PHIPPS, 47, of Haw River, N. C., pled guilty in federal court in Greenville on Monday, November 10, 2003, pursuant to a plea agreement.

November 5, 2003

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that LAURENCE S. TRUSSELL, a/k/a Laurence Trysell, was sentenced in federal court in Greenville on Monday, October 27, 2003, for armed bank robbery and firearms violations.

November 4, 2003

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced today that he has appointed YVONNE V. WATFORD-McKINNEY to serve as Chief of the Greenville/New Bern Branch of the United States Attorney's Office.

October 2003

October 31, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced today that Robert J. Higdon, Jr., an Assistant United States Attorney and Criminal Division Chief in the Eastern District of North Carolina, will lead the efforts of his office in connection with the Justice Department's nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 4, 2003 general elections.

October 29, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that RHETT RAYNOR, 47, of Dunn, N. C., was sentenced in federal court in Raleigh, N. C., on Wednesday, October 22, 2003.

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that JOHN CURTIS LEE was sentenced in federal court in Raleigh on Friday, October 24, 2003, for unlawfully possessing and making firearms.

October 24, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that DARRIN ANTHONY WRIGHT, a/k/a "New York," was sentenced in federal court in Raleigh on Thursday, October 23, 2003, for gun trafficking violations and for use of a firearm in connection with a drug crime.

October 23, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that JERRY KAREEM TATUM and RONNIE LEE JONES were sentenced in federal court in Raleigh on Monday, October 20, 2003, for robbery and firearms violations.

October 7, 2003

domestic violence: one state one theme one response

u. s. justice department announces awards to n. c. coalitions against sexual assault & domestic violence

cops office awards $59.5 million to offset local homeland security law enforcement expenses

u. s. justice department awards $745,125 to n. c. justice department for telemarketing reform

October 2, 2003

RALEIGH - Frank D. Whitney, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announced today a superseding indictment in the case of United States v. Meg Scott Phipps, 47, of Haw River, N. C.

September 2003

September 26, 2003

Raleigh - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced today the indictment of CRAIG IRA CLAPP, 44, of Enfield, N. C., on drug conspiracy, extortion, and perjury charges.

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that GENE ANTHONY BROWN, SR., 54, of Riegelwood, N. C., was sentenced in federal court in Wilmington, N. C., on Friday, September 26, 2003.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES GUILTY PLEA IN NORTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL CIVIL RIGHTS CASE

September 25, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced today the launch of a national advertising campaign pertaining to gun violence and its effects not only on the victims and those doing the crimes, but also on the families of the criminals.

September 24, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced today the launch of a national advertising campaign pertaining to gun violence and its effects not only on the victims and those doing the crimes, but also on the families of the criminals.

September 23, 2003

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that MICHAEL EUGENE BLANTON, 44, of Fuquay-Varina, N. C., pled guilty in federal court in Greenville on Tuesday, September 23, 2003, pursuant to a plea agreement.

September 22, 2003

N. CAROLINA TO PAY $23.8M TO RESOLVE OVERBILLING ALLEGATIONS FOR STATE'S FOSTER CARE & CHILDCARE SERVICES

September 17, 2003

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that FRANK LESTERS BOWDEN was sentenced in federal court in Greenville, N. C., on Monday, September 15, 2003, by U. S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard, for conspiracy and federal tax violations.

September 15, 2003

LELAND (N. C.) COMPANY SENTENCED FOR POLLUTING CAPE FEAR RIVER WITH WASTE OIL

September 4, 2003

RALEIGH - Frank D. Whitney, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announced today the indictment of MEG SCOTT PHIPPS, 47, of Haw River, N. C., on various charges related to the investigation of the Meg Scott Phipps Campaign 2000 for Commissioner of Agriculture, and subsequent events during her tenure in that position.

August 2003

August 18, 2003

NEW BERN - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that ALLAN WHITE BALLANCE appeared in federal court in New Bern, N. C., on Monday, August 18, 2003, and pled guilty to the unauthorized removal of water from the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge.

NEW BERN - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that WOODROW GREGORY HALL was sentenced in federal court in New Bern, N. C., on Monday, August 18, 2003, for making false statements to the National Marine Fisheries Service.

July 2003

July 29, 2003

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that AARON LAMONT DAWKINS was sentenced in federal court in Greenville, N. C., on Monday, July 21, 2003, by United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard, for attempted murder.

July 14, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that ROBERT EARL LOWRY was sentenced in federal court in Raleigh, N. C., on Thursday, June 19, 2003, by Chief U. S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle, for drug and firearms violations.

July 9, 2003

RALEIGH - At a news conference in Raleigh on Wednesday, July 9, 2003, United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney said that all employers of individuals who are with the National Guard or Reserves should be aware of their obligations and their employees' rights under the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

July 2, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that MARVIN MAC MELVIN was sentenced in federal court in Raleigh on Monday, June 30, 2003, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and committing two armed robberies.

June 2003

June 18, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that CAPE FEAR MUSIC COMPANY, INC., GARLAND BENNETT GARRETT, JR., and GARLAND BENNETT GARRETT III, a/k/a Trey Garrett, were sentenced in federal court in Raleigh on Wednesday, June 18, 2003, by Chief U. S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle, for participating in an illegal gambling business.

June 17, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that PEDROLAND, INCORPORATED, of 3346 Highway 301 North, Hamer, South Carolina, pled guilty pursuant to a plea agreement and was sentenced in federal court in Raleigh on Monday, June 16, 2003.

June 6, 2003

Raleigh - Frank D. Whitney, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announced today the indictment of MICHAEL EUGENE BLANTON, 44, of Fuquay-Varina, N. C., on various charges related to the investigation of the Meg Scott Phipps Campaign 2000 for Commissioner of Agriculture.

June 5, 2003

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that CURTIS CRAWFORD, a/k/a "Phebby, and SHURON KEITH BELLAMY were sentenced in federal court in Wilmington, N. C., on Tuesday, June 3, 2003, by Senior U. S. District Judge James C. Fox, for drug violations.

June 2, 2003

LELAND (N. C.) COMPANY OFFICIAL SENTENCED FOR POLLUTING CAPE FEAR RIVER WITH WASTE OIL

May 2003

May 27, 2003

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AWARDS $12,410,000 TO NORTH CAROLINA TO SUPPORT CRIME VICTIMS

May 19, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that ABDUL HAFEEZ MUHAMMAD was convicted in federal court on wire fraud and money laundering charges on Friday, May 16, 2003, following a four-day jury trial in Raleigh, N. C.

May 15, 2003

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that DONALD SCOTT BENSON pled guilty to a five-count Criminal Information in federal court in Raleigh, N. C., on Wednesday, May 14, 2003.

May 13, 2003

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that WAYNE ALLEN FLETCHER, 56, of Slidell, Louisiana, was sentenced in federal court in Greenville, N. C., on Tuesday, May 13, 2003, by U. S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard.

May 12, 2003

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that LINDA JOHNSON SAUNDERS, 43, of Louisburg, N. C., pled guilty in federal court in Greenville on Monday, May 12, 2003, pursuant to a plea agreement.

May 2, 2003

NORTH CAROLINA RECEIVED MORE THAN $97 MILLION FROM U. S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT LAST YEAR

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February 2010

February 26, 2010

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January 2010

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