FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday - June 3, 2004
GREENVILLE - United States Attorney
Frank D. Whitney advises that arraignment in the case of United
States v. Morris Vivona, Jr., No. 5:04-CR-196-1H, has been scheduled
for federal court in Greenville, N. C. United States District Judge Malcolm
J. Howard will preside.
A Criminal Information filed by the United States Attorney's Office on June 3, 2004, charged Vivona with obstruction of justice in connection with the federal grand jury investigation of the Meg Scott Phipps Campaign 2000 for Commissioner of Agriculture. If convicted, he could receive a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000.00, and a supervised release term of three years.
Details of the arraignment are as follows:
WHEN: Monday - June 7, 2004
TIME: 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: United States Courthouse
201 South Evans Street
Greenville, N. C.
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