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December 2008

December 22, 2008

“JUICED OUT” netted eight, to date, in sampson county

December 18, 2008

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here yesterday United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced ELIZABETH WHITAKER CLEMENT, 56, of Raleigh, North Carolina, to 36 months’ imprisonment followed by three years supervised release.

December 17, 2008

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced RASHON ANDRE EDWARDS, 34, of Raleigh, North Carolina, to 300 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release for possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base, a quantity of cocaine and less than 50 kilograms of marijuana.

hope mills man pleads guilty to firearms charge

cousins sentenced in project safe neighborhood’s case

fort bragg soldiers charged in bank robbery attempt

two plead in bomb case

December 16, 2008

wilmington illegal receives over 7 years for drug and firearm charges

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today TRAVIS EDWARD DITTRICH, 38, of Rocky Point, North Carolina, pled guilty before United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, to 15 counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

December 15, 2008

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today CARL J. BOYER, 70, formerly of Wendell, North Carolina, pled guilty before United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle to five counts of mail fraud.

littleton man sentenced to 183 months for participation in drug conspiracy

cocaine and marijuana trafficker from roanoke rapids sentenced to 235 months in federal prison

December 12, 2008

new bern drug trafficker sentenced to 320 months in federal prison

new bern crack cocaine dealer sentenced to 425 months in federal prison

five people indicted in mortgage fraud scheme

wilmington man is sentenced for drug charge

December 8, 2008

uk citizens plead guilty

raleigh robber pleads guilty

December 4, 2008

rowland man sentenced

winterville man sentenced to five years in prison

December 3, 2008

man pleads guilty in child pornography case

morven man receives 12 ½ years for bank robbery

red springs man sentenced to 20 years for firearms charges

December 2, 2008

wilmington man pleads guilty to bank robbery charge

NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that RONALD CRUICKSHANK, 60, previously from Durham, North Carolina, was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, by Chief United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan, to 32 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

robber pleads to gun charge

November 2008

November 26, 2008

elizabeth city man pleads guilty to manufacturing child pornography

November 25, 2008

morrisville man pleads guilty to child pornography charge

siblings pled guilty to identity theft and related charges

November 19, 2008

postal worker sentenced for delaying mail

raleigh man receives 19½-year sentence

elizabeth city man sentenced for child pornography charge

November 17, 2008

raleigh shoplifter sentenced to 9 years

goldsboro man sentenced for child pornography

November 14, 2008

raleigh man charged in child pornography case

November 13, 2008

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced CHARLES EDWIN HOLMAN, 49, of Oxford, North Carolina, to 97 months’ imprisonment followed by three years supervised release.

raleigh man sentenced on firearms charge

November 12, 2008

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced JOSEPH CHARLES FALCO, 35, of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, to 60 months’ imprisonment followed by three years supervised release. The Court also imposed a fine of $150,000.

November 10, 2008

four oaks man pleads guilty to child enticement charge

November 6, 2008

drug trafficker receives 40 years in prison

mocksville officials plead guilty

face mob family indictment

November 4, 2008

newport man sentenced for child pornography

angier man receives over 21 years for robbery and gun charge

burgaw man pleads guilty to drug and firearm charges

November 3, 2008

NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today Chief United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced MELVIN EMMANUEL GOODWIN, 27, of Wilmington, North Carolina, to 90 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.

rocky mount man sentenced for drug trafficking crimes

October 2008

October 30, 2008

leland man sentenced for being a felon in possession of a firearm

October 27, 2008

2008 eastern district election officer appointed

October 24, 2008

wilson man sentenced for drug trafficking and firearms charge

illegal alien residing in wilmington, north carolina sentenced for conspiring to distribute cocaine

October 23, 2008

final defendant sentenced in gun theft case

October 22, 2008

halifax man receives 10 years for drug trafficking

October 21, 2008

oxford man sentenced on child pornography charge

former prison employee pleads to embezzling federal funds

October 20, 2008

drug trafficker pleads guilty to possessing with intent to distribute over 900 pounds of marijuana

October 16, 2008

fayetteville man receives 10 years for being an armed felon

October 15, 2008

knightdale woman sentenced to over 10 years for drug charge

plymouth man receives over 21 years in prison

October 9, 2008

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today after a three-day trial a federal jury convicted HASSAN GENELL HINES, 39, of Raleigh, North Carolina, of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1);

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here yesterday Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced two brothers for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here on October 6, 2007 WILLIAM MONTELLE LOYD, III, before United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371, and aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A.

sentencing for four more illegal aliens in false id production organization

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court yesterday Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced JOY DALTON-ROBINSON, 50, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, to one year and one month of imprisonment followed by three years supervised release.

members of major drug organization sentenced

October 8, 2008

bingo robber sentenced to life imprisonment

washington man sentenced for making false statement to law enforcement

lumberton man pleads guilty to bank fraud charges

bank robbers plead guilty

fuquay-varina woman pleads guilty to identity theft charges

clarkton man pleads guilty to firearm charge

October 7, 2008

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that a Federal Grand Jury returned a sealed Criminal Indictment on October 1, 2008, charging DAVID LEE BRADY, 75, OF Raleigh, North Carolina and JAMES ALBERT PERRY, JR., 62, of Wake Forest, North Carolina with conspiring to commit extortion under the color of official right (Hobbs Act) and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, aiding and abetting extortion, aiding and abetting bribery.

October 6, 2008

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that FRANCES MORALES, 42, of Camden, New Jersey pled guilty before United States Magistrate Judge David W. Daniel to intimidating a flight crew member and interfering with the performance of the duties or the member/attendant, in violation of Title 49 United States Code, Section 46504.

roanoke rapids man sentenced to 12 ½ years in prison for drug conspiracy

former brunswick county sheriff sentenced to 16 months in prison

drug trafficker pleads guilty to possessing with intent to distribute over 900 pounds of marijuana

newport man pleads guilty to child pornography charge

October 1, 2008

north carolina man pleads guilty and is sentenced for federal hate crimes

last of nine defendants in operation “hot soup” pleads guilty

September 2008

September 30, 2008

drug trafficker receives over 25-year sentence

bank robber sentenced to 22 years in prison

man sentenced to over 11 years for money laundering

supply, north carolina man receives over 10 years in prison for child pornography charge

September 29, 2008

printer in id fraud ring sentenced

September 25, 2008

illegal aliens indicted on drug trafficking and firearm charges

four indicted in student loan fraud

September 19, 2008

supervised release revoked for convicted felon

sentencing for eight illegal aliens in false id production organization

September 18, 2008

raleigh man sentenced to 29 ½ years for drug trafficking and related firearm charge

September 17, 2008

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced MICHAEL AUGUSTUS COMSTOCK, 50, of Columbia, North Carolina, to 78 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release.

gun robbers sentenced

wilmington man received 5-year prison sentence for drug trafficking

new bern man sentenced to 365 months for participation in drug conspiracy

wilmington man sentenced to 20 years in prison on gun and drug charges

September 16, 2008

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced BENJAMIN TERRENCE HINES, 32, of Raleigh, North Carolina, to 168 months’ imprisonment.

false emergency call costs newport man over $45,000

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced WILLIE JAMES BEAN, 64, of Goldsboro, North Carolina, to 180 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.

greenville man sentenced to over 12 years for drug trafficking offenses

drug dealer sentenced to 24 years

gang member sentenced for firearm violations

September 15, 2008

middlesex man receives 13 years in prison for drug trafficking crimes

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced JOSEPH DALE RACKLEY, 53, of Raleigh, North Carolina, to 97 months’ imprisonment followed by a lifetime of supervised release.

coast guard seaman pleads to child pornography charge

September 12, 2008

raleigh shoplifter found guilty

hope mills man received over 4 years on gun charge

September 11, 2008

new bern man pleads guilty to drug conspiracy

former north carolina probation officer receives over three years for drug trafficking

September 10, 2008

former robeson county sheriff receives sentence

September 9, 2008

new bern man pleads guilty to child pornography charge

butner inmate receives 10 years for assault charge

bank robber pleads guilty

drug dealer receives 35 year in prison

durham man receives 25 years in prison on drug charge

September 8, 2008

fugitive found in fayetteville pleads guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm

September 5, 2008

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that on September 3, 2008, in federal court United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced LISA ANN SMITH, 40, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to 24 months’ imprisonment and imposed restitution in the amount of $19,681.89.

littleton man receives 13 years in prison for identity theft and possessing a firearm

brothers sentenced in identity theft case

September 3, 2008

fayetteville man receives 21 years in prison in averted bingo parlor robbery

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today U.S. District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced SANRA CAMILLE POWERS, 64, to 24 months’ imprisonment followed by 1 year of supervised release.

August 2008

August 26, 2008

united states attorney announces returned indictments involving the sexual abuse and exploitation of children

fayetteville man sentenced to over 11 years in prison for drugs

August 25, 2008

cumberland county clan charged in wire/bankruptcy fraud case

August 19, 2008

kenly man deemed career offender and receives 22 years in prison for drug charge

rowland man pleads guilty to the manufacture of child pornography charge

August 18, 2008

former postal worker pleads to delay and obstruction of mail

August 14, 2008

NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that on August 13, 2008, Chief United States District Court Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced Arjun Oshea BELL, also known as “Munchie”, 33, of Wilmington, North Carolina, to 400 months’ imprisonment and five years of supervised release following his term of confinement.

raleigh woman sentenced to over 9 years for investment fraud

raleigh man faces charges related to the running of an illegal drug trafficking business from under daughter’s bed

August 13, 2008

south carolina man convicted of ten counts of wire fraud

elizabeth city man received 10 years in prison after home invasion turns up crack cocaine at residence

new bern man receives 273 months in prison for drug distribution

August 6, 2008

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced DERRICK LASHAWN OLIVER, 27, of Wilmington, North Carolina, to 192 months’ imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release.

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced SAMUEL COFIELD, 34, of Hertford County, North Carolina, to 216 months’ imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release.

hudson sentenced to 40 months in prison

littleton man receives two years in prison for bank fraud

August 5, 2008

two roanoke rapids men plead guilty in federal court to participating in drug conspiracy and weldon man sentenced for distributing crack

raleigh - united states attorney george e.b. holding announced that in federal court yesterday senior united states district judge w. earl britt sentenced frankie cornell ellis, jr., 27, of kinston, north carolina, to 262 months’ imprisonment.

July 2008

July 31, 2008

sentencing of company for efforts to trade with iran

July 29, 2008

United States Attorney Addresses Recent Violent Crime

July 28, 2008

NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E. B. Holding announced today that on Thursday, July 24, 2008, a federal jury sitting in New Bern, North Carolina found MARTREY ANTWAIN NEWBY a/k/a “Trey” guilty on six counts relating to his distribution of crack cocaine in the New Bern, North Carolina area.

July 17, 2008

two-year grant allows pitt county ada to join united states attorney’s office

July 11, 2008

charlotte drug dealer sentenced to 30 years in prison

knightdale drug dealer sentenced to 22 years in prison

stedman man receives more than 11 years for drug/gun crimes

July 10, 2008

mortgage broker pleads to bank fraud and identity theft charges

raleigh man sentenced for armed drug trafficking

raleigh man receives more than 16 years in prison for drug/gun crimes

144 months in prison for pender county drug dealer

pender county armed drug dealer sentenced

knightdale woman pleads guilty to drug charges

wilmington drug dealer sentenced to 18 ½ years in prison

July 8, 2008

armed drug dealer to go to prison for 125 months

wilmington drug trafficker receives 128 months in prison

July 7, 2008

roanoke rapids man pleads guilty to drug conspiracy

teenager sentenced for armed robbery

July 2, 2008

assistant united states attorney to serve one-year detail in kosovo

child pornographer sentenced to 18 years in prison

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court yesterday United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced RAJESH GHELABHAI PATEL, 36, of Maxton, North Carolina, to 10 years’ imprisonment and five years of supervised release following his confinement.

July 1, 2008

bailey man sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug charges

June 2008

June 23, 2008

two plead guilty in crop insurance fraud and money laundering scheme

operation malicious mortgage

June 17, 2008

elizabethtown felon is sentenced

warsaw man sentenced for involvement in drug trafficking organization

June 13, 2008

garner man enters guilty plea for child porn possession

June 12, 2008

durham man enters guilty plea to tax evasion

hope mills man sentenced in money laundering scheme

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on June 10, 2008, Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced SYLVESTER JONES, JR., 28, of Washington, DC, to three hundred (300) months’ imprisonment and five years of supervised release.

wilson man sentenced in robbery case

burgaw man intimidated witness: receives 20 years in prison

raleigh man going to prison on drug/gun charges

June 11, 2008

heroin trafficker sentenced to more than 14 years in prison

calabash man sentenced to 25 years in prison for armed robbery

June 10, 2008

NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that yesterday in federal court Chief United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced NORMAN EARL RUFFIN, 50, of Tarboro, North Carolina, to 46 months imprisonment and three years supervised release following his term of confinement.

RALEIGH - Acting United States Attorney John Stuart Bruce announced that in federal court United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced ERIC DAVORNE BAERGA, 24, and his brother IVAN MALIK BAERGA, 31, both of Newark, New Jersey, along with ROLAND WARE, 26, of Raleigh, North Carolina.

convicted felon sentenced for possessing a firearm

teen sentenced for possession of a firearm on school property

June 3, 2008

robber pleads guilty

June 2, 2008

former brunswick county sheriff pleads guilty

plymouth man pleads guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms

May 2008

May 30, 2008

former robeson sheriff sentenced in federal court

erwin man sentenced to eight years for being a felon in possession of a firearm

May 29, 2008

raleigh man receives 210-month sentence for cocaine distribution

wilson man sentenced in drug/gun case

May 28, 2008

butner inmate pleads to gun smuggling

May 14, 2008

nashville man receives 180 months in prison for drug charges

duplin county man sentenced for meth distribution

300-month sentence received by milwaukee man

May 13, 2008

more than 72 years in prison received by armed robber

May 9, 2008

bladen county drug trafficker receives more than 21 years in jail

May 8, 2008

durham man receives more than 21 years in prison for drug distribution

May 7, 2008

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court yesterday Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced CHARLIE O’BRYANT TERRY, 22, of Henderson, North Carolina, to 180 months’ imprisonment.

May 6, 2008

defendants in mobile billboard case sentenced

red springs man pleads guilty to firearms charges

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that yesterday in federal court ANTHONY HASSAN RUSSELL, 24, of West Palm Beach, Florida, entered his guilty plea before United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and the use and carrying of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

plymouth man pleads guilty in drug case

May 1, 2008

fayetteville man pleads guilty to drug charges

April 2008

April 30, 2008

south carolina man sentenced in drug ring case

cfo charged with conspiracy to defraud the united states

April 25, 2008

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that a Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on April 17, 2008 charging ANTHONY TERRELL RUSSELL, 23, BRANDON MICHAEL JONES, 20, and ASHLEY LAMONT BOST, 20, all from Raleigh, North Carolina, with conspiring and attempting to possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, 3 years supervised release, and $1,000,000 fine;

April 24, 2008

louisburg woman sentenced to 6 years for drug charges

glendale man convicted in cigarette smuggling conspiracy

high-ranking gang member sentenced to 336 months in prison

April 22, 2008

bingo robber pleads guilty

April 16, 2008

drug organization heads sentenced

duplin county woman sentenced on drug charges

two former deputies with robeson county sheriff’s department re-sentenced

illegal alien sentenced to 57 months in prison

April 15, 2008

spring hope man sentenced to 480 months in prison for child porn

hope mills man receives 26 years in prison

rocky mount man sentenced to 214 months in prison

three plead to transportation of stole merchandise charge

two women sentenced in triangle area identity theft ring

convicted felon pleads guilty to drug and firearm charges

April 9, 2008

three brothers sentenced on drug charge

April 8, 2008

previously convicted felon receives 188 months in prison for firearm possession

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that yesterday in federal court MELVIN REGINALD HOLDEN, 28, pled guilty before United States Magistrate Judge David W. Daniel to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

April 7, 2008

four illegal aliens to pled guilty in document counterfeiting ring

April 4, 2008

ship operator pleads guilty to concealing vessel pollution; sentenced to pay $1.7 million criminal fine

wilmington man sentenced to 408 months in prison for drug, firearm and escape charges

four indicted for income tax fraud

armed career criminal found guilty

April 3, 2008

roseboro doctor charged with unlawful drug distribution and racketeering activity

halfway house escapees indicted for bank robbery

March 2008

March 25, 2008

fayetteville man pleads guilty to robbery and firearm charges

March 18, 2008

allied telesis labs, inc., enters guilty plea

goldsboro man sentenced in drug/firearm case

brunswick county man receives over 19 years in prison for child pornography charges

March 17, 2008

goldsboro man sentenced to 548 months’ imprisonment for drug/firearm charges

more robeson county sheriff’s deputies sentenced

March 11, 2008

previously convicted sex offender receives 35 year-sentence for transmitting child pornography

five pleaded and sentenced for baiting and killing migratory birds

March 10, 2008

former washington, north carolina police officer receives 21 months

wilson man pleads guilty to robbery and firearm charges

March 7, 2008

fourth annual terrorism financing conference

March 6, 2008

elizabeth city man sentenced to 324 months in drug case

teenager sentenced for carjacking

erwin man sentenced for robbery

carolina beach man sentenced in murder for hire case

knightdale man receives over 10-year sentence for money laundering

teen pleads to possession of a firearm on school property

March 5, 2008

zebulon man sentenced to 96 months in prison

convicted felon found with firearm

March 4, 2008

three sentenced in operation monarch

fayetteville man pleads to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm

arrests made in operation nip-tuck

illegal alien sentenced for shooting at police officer

March 3, 2008

wilmington man sentenced to 175 months for heroin distribution

February 2008

February 25, 2008

powers enters guilty plea

February 14, 2008

former robeson county sheriff’s deputy sentenced to 413 months

bank robber receives sentence of 300 months in prison

seven former deputies with robeson county sheriff’s department sentenced

February 13, 2008

child porn subscriber sentenced to 108 months in prison

February 12, 2008

65 months received for crack possession by a wilmington man

wilmington man receives 262 months in prison

wilmington man sentenced to 300 months for cocaine distribution

four sentenced for cocaine distribution

February 11, 2008

six plead guilty in crop insurance fraud and money laundering scheme

February 7, 2008

clayton woman indicted on counterfeiting charges

five indicted on charges of conspiracy to transport stolen goods

February 6, 2008

raleigh jury convicts two in $70 million retirement investment scheme; three others previously pled guilty

convicted felon pleads to possessing a firearm

man receives 360 month sentence for selling drugs

council man/drug dealer pleads guilty

February 4, 2008

bethel man pleads guilty for drug sales in three counties

January 2008

January 29, 2008

sentencing of three illegal immigrant smithfield packing workers

wilson man sentenced to 115 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm

January 28, 2008

winston-salem man found guilty by federal jury

January 23, 2008

child predator sentenced to 40 years for downloading child pornography and related conduct

January 15, 2008

three former nc-dot employees sentenced

raleigh man sentenced 23 years in prison

January 11, 2008

bank robber sentenced to 188 months in prison

January 10, 2008

durham man sentenced to 70 months for mail fraud

elizabethtown felon pleads guilty to firearm possession charge

smithfield man receives 122 months in prison for bank robbery

January 9, 2008

whiteville man sentenced to 187 months in prison for drugs/guns

January 8, 2008

sentencing of robeson county deputy sheriff

wilson man sentenced to 225 months in prison

January 7, 2008

tarboro man sentenced in child porn case

January 4, 2008

wilmington man sentenced to 200 months for heroin distribution

January 3, 2008

south carolina man charged with ten counts of wire fraud

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