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December 2009

December 20, 2009

defendant sentenced in drug trafficking conspiracy

December 17, 2009

drug supplier receives federal sentence

pender county drug trafficker receives federal sentence

December 16, 2009

pender county man receives 60-year sentence for producing child pornography

December 10, 2009

jacksonville doctor pleads guilty to conspiring to conceal material facts

former school principal sentenced for failing to disclose information on social security insurance benefits claim

wilmington business owner sentenced to 20 years in prison for illegal possession of a firearm

armed bank robbers sentenced

December 9, 2009

faytteville man receives federal sentence for child pornography

December 8, 2009

defendant in operation fire ants sentenced

nc-dot official receives federal sentence

aulander woman pleads guilty to $650,000 health care fraud

two sentenced in crop insurance fraud and money laundering scheme

four sentenced in bribery conspiracy

November 2009

November 19, 2009

third defendant sentenced on charges relating to the manufacturing of methamphetamine

November 18, 2009

newport man pleads guilty to child pornography charge

November 17, 2009

raleigh man pleads guilty to counterfeit passing conspiracy

gang member sentenced to 12 years for drug and firearm charges

November 16, 2009

greenville city councilman receives federal prison time for tax-related charges

more men sentenced for participation in drug conspiracy in halifax

three men sentenced for participation in cocaine trafficking conspiracy in halifax county

nash county man sentenced to 180 months for participation trafficking crack cocaine

more men sentenced for participation in drug conspiracy in halifax

final face mob family member sentenced

November 13, 2009

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convicted felon pleads guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm

November 12, 2009

carjacker and robber sentenced to 52 ½ years in prison

November 10, 2009

three sentenced in organized crime drug enforcement task force operation

new bern men sentenced to 33 months for conspiring to retaliate against a witness who testified in a federal criminal trial

fugitive on a 10 most wanted list pleads guilty to drug and false statement charges

convicted felon pleads guilty to possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime

roanoke island man sentenced to 210 months for participation in drug conspiracy

convicted felon sentenced for unlawful possession of a firearm

drug dealer sentenced on drug and gun charges

November 9, 2009

Two sentenced in armed bank robbery case

November 3, 2009

two armed bank robbers plead guilty to federal charges

November 2, 2009

rocky mount felon receives federal sentence

October 2009

October 29, 2009

assistant united states attorney receives award from united states army corps of engineers

October 27, 2009

cocaine trafficker from roanoke rapids sentenced to 132 months in federal prison

united states attorney’s office, federal litigation unit receives award

raleigh robber receives 20 years in federal prison

robber pleads guilty

lumberton bank robber sentenced

October 22, 2009

maxton man receives over 18 years in federal prison

October 21, 2009

teenager receives federal sentence for robberies

wilson crop insurance agent pleads guilty to tobacco insurance fraud scheme

another defendant pleads guilty in multi-target crop insurance fraud

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today MARK DAVIS PRIDGEN, 62, of Wilson, North Carolina, pled guilty before United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, to conspiring to make false statements, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1014;

October 20, 2009

nineteen year old sentenced to 14 years for sexual abuse of a child

wilson drug dealer receives federal sentence

October 19, 2009

first of four defendants sentenced in violent crime spree

October 15, 2009

four defendants sentenced for charges relating to a robbery spree

willow springs man sentenced for child pornography

rocky mount illegal drug dealer sentenced to federal prison

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

armed robber pleads guilty

October 13, 2009

two defendants in home mortgage fraud scheme sentenced

two arrested in $23 million fraud scheme

October 8, 2009

woman charged with making false statements in child abduction case

fayetteville child rapist receives 40-year prison sentence for child pornography

October 7, 2009

drug dealer pleads guilty to drug and weapons charges

captured fugitive pleads guilty to scheme to defraud bb&t, wachovia, rbc centura and bank of america

guilty plea entered from robeson county robber

October 6, 2009

russian marriage fraud scheme uncovered

raleigh woman/felon receives federal prison term

drug trafficker pleads guilty

mount olive felon pleads guilty

October 5, 2009

california man receives sentence for falsifying records for harvesting and selling human tissue for medical implants

rocky mount felon pleads guilty to gun charges

September 2009

September 28, 2009

mount olive felon receives federal prison sentence for possessing a firearm

former new york police officer pleads guilty to manufacturing child pornography

September 25, 2009

wilson armed robber receives 20 years for charges related to hobbs act robbery

September 24, 2009

wilmington drug dealer receives 18 years in federal prison

superseding indictment in boyd matter charges defendants with conspiring to murder u.s. military personnel, weapons violations

September 18, 2009

man sentenced on drug charges after altercation with law enforcement at check point

September 17, 2009

united states attorney announces celebration of constitution day

September 16, 2009

new bern woman sentenced to 63 months in federal prison

washington resident receives federal sentence for child pornography and drug charges

federal jury finds wilson man guilty of firearm and drugs charges

September 14, 2009

wilmington pair sentenced in crime resulting from an organized crime drug enforcement task force (ocdetf) operation

September 10, 2009

convicted felon sentenced for unlawful firearm possession

guilty plea in child pornography of pender county man

illegal alien receives 25 years for drug related charges

September 9, 2009

rocky mount myspace.com user pleads guilty to child pornography possession

financial advisor pleads guilty in federal court to embezzling from clients

raleigh man pleads guilty to $12.64 million in fraudulent medicare claims

operation fire ant defendant receives 10-year prison term for drug charges

September 8, 2009

selma man pleads guilty to manufacturing child pornography

September 4, 2009

jury convicts man for conspiracy to distribute one kilogram of cocaine in robeson county, north carolina; two others plead guilty

August 2009

August 28, 2009

raleigh armed robber sentenced to 226 years

August 21, 2009

five illegals found guilty of drug, gun and immigration charges

wilmington teen sentenced for drug and gun charges

August 19, 2009

farmville drug trafficker receives a 16 ½-year prison term

spring lake woman receives six-year prison term for drug charge

local man sentenced

August 18, 2009

orrum felon pleads guilty to unlawful possession of firearms

August 17, 2009

assistant united states attorneys bring new phase of training in kosovo

August 12, 2009

goldsboro deli owner sentenced in financial structuring scheme

August 10, 2009

nashville, tennessee man criminally charged with investment fraud scheme

August 7, 2009

wilmington drug trafficker receives life plus 60

illegal immigrant sentenced in federal court to 84 months in prison for visa fraud and immigration charges

August 6, 2009

private investigator sentenced for forging veteran’s signature on military records request form

August 5, 2009

wilmington drug dealer sentenced to 25 years in prison

moonshiner pleds guilty

August 4, 2009

three plead guilty in armed bank robbery case

defendant sentenced for drug trafficking crimes in operation fire ant

July 2009

July 30, 2009

greenville man receives federal sentence for drug trafficking

July 27, 2009

another pleads guilty in federal tobacco insurance scam

July 22, 2009

drug trafficker receives federal prison sentence

July 21, 2009

greenville illegal drug distributor receives federal prison sentence

co-defendants plead guilty to charges related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine

greenville illegal drug distributor receives federal prison sentence

pembroke woman pleads to drug trafficking charge

July 20, 2009

mount olive drug trafficker sentenced to 14 ½ years in prison

new bern men convicted of conspiracy to retaliate against a witness who provided testimony in a federal criminal trial

July 16, 2009

warsaw man pleads guilty to counterfeiting charges

co-conspirators sentenced for robbery spree

July 14, 2009

face mob family member sentenced; more to follow

hope mills man sentenced for firearms charges after breaking into residence and stealing weapons

felon sentenced for unlawful firearm possession

July 13, 2009

greenville drug trafficker sentenced

wilmington drug trafficker receives prison sentence

three sentenced for acts of robbery

July 10, 2009

nurse’s aid sentenced for fraud

July 9, 2009

fayetteville man sentenced for unlawful possession of a firearm

operation don quixote defendant receives sentence

fuquay felon sentenced to 17 years for firearm possession

another operation don quixote sentencing

July 7, 2009

lumberton felon pleads guilty to drug and gun charges

July 6, 2009

ayden resident receives over 11 years in prison for drug trafficking

robber sentenced

June 2009

June 29, 2009

maxton man pleads guilty to drug and gun offenses

June 18, 2009

operation juiced out defendant receives over 16 years in prison for meth production

June 15, 2009

wilmington man sentenced to 19 ½ years for illegal drug trafficking

bank robber pleads guilty

wilson armed robber pleads guilty to robbery and firearm charges

fayetteville felon pleads guilty to firearm charges

June 9, 2009

armed robbers receive sentence

new york man pleads guilty to identity theft charges

June 8, 2009

dishonest tax return nets wilmington man prison time

May 2009

May 20, 2009

felon sentenced for being in possession of a stolen firearm

california man receives over 30 years in prison for drug trafficking

May 18, 2009

mount olive felon pleads guilty to possessing a firearm

rocky mount felon pleads guilty to firearm possession charge

May 14, 2009

two defendants sentenced in operation fire ants

May 12, 2009

duplin county drug trafficker sentenced to over 16 years in prison

May 11, 2009

raleigh armed robber convicted

May 7, 2009

drug dealer receives 20 years in prison

May 6, 2009

convicted felon pleads guilty ot unlawful firearm possession

operation don quixote defendant receives 25-year prison term

armed robber sentenced to over seven years in federal prison

tobacco broker sentenced in scheme to defraud crop insurance companies

May 5, 2009

two defendants sentenced in fraud scheme

two defendants involved in shooting in federal court

second defendant sentenced in burglary of firearms from federal firearms dealer

florida man senteced for drug and firearms charges

May 4, 2009

guilty plea in armed robbery case

spring hope man sentenced for theft of government property

armed robber pleads guilty

April 2009

April 30, 2009

wilmington business owner found guilty of illegal possession of a firearm

roseboro man sentenced in operation juiced out

April 29, 2009

duplin county resident receives 10.5 years on drug charge

lillington man receives 35 years in prison for drug charges

April 27, 2009

another defendant in operation don quixote

April 23, 2009

lumberton drug trafficker receives 18 years in prison

April 22, 2009

investigators urged to “go deep” in seizing illegal assets

operation “hot soup” defendant sentenced to over 26 years in prison

previously convicted sex offender sentenced to 188 months for receipt of child pornography

new bern man pleads guilty to drug conspiracy

firearms thief nets 10 ½ years in prison

April 21, 2009

greenville drug dealer imprisoned for 10 years

pitt county drug dealer receives prison term

April 20, 2009

wake forest man receives 140 year sentence on child pornography charges

woman pleads guilty in bank fraud scheme

raleigh felon sentenced to over three years in prison for illegal gun possession

wilson man pleads guilty in mortgage fraud case

bank robbers plead guilty

roanoke island man pleads guilty to drug conspiracy

April 16, 2009

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court yesterday Senior United States District Court Judge James C. Fox sentenced ERNESTO RAYO MORALES, 23, of Duplin County, North Carolina, to 151 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and 151 months’ imprisonment on each of the four counts for distribution of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine to run concurrent with the conspiracy count.

April 15, 2009

inmate sentenced regarding charges related to smuggling a firearm into prison

bailey man receives federal prison sentence for illegal drug distribution

duplin county woman sentenced to 9 ½ years in prison for illegal drugs

April 14, 2009

six are criminally charged in false individual income tax return scheme

fayetteville felon receives sentence for firearms possession

another defendant sentenced in operation juiced out

fugitive receives sentence for participation in major drug ring

April 13, 2009

major drug organization member sentenced

April 10, 2009

robbers sentenced

April 9, 2009

clarkton man receives sentence for firearm possession

dunn man pleads to armed postal robbery

April 8, 2009

defendant sentenced in explosive device case

cary man sentenced to 14 years in prison

April 7, 2009

roseboro woman found guilty to perjury

raleigh gang member sentenced for illegal possession of a firearm

nc-dot official pleads to extortion charge

wilmington man sentenced for bank robbery charge

April 6, 2009

hope mills man pleads guilty to firearms charges after breaking into residence and stealing weapons

raleigh felon found with firearm; pleads guilty to possession

April 2, 2009

another defendant sentenced in operation fire ants

April 1, 2009

pennsylvania/north carolina drug traffickers sentenced

major cocaine trafficker sentenced

March 2009

March 31, 2009

fayetteville man pleads to illegal drug and firearm charges

raleigh robber sentenced

March 27, 2009

defendant sentenced in explosive device case

March 25, 2009

man originally charged in state court with copyright violations is sentenced in federal court on pornography charges

franklinton drug trafficker receives 32 years in prison

March 24, 2009

two sentenced in drug/firearm ring

vanceboro felon sentenced to 11 years for drug trafficking and possession of a firearm

private investigator pleads guilty to forging veteran’s signature on military records request form

March 20, 2009

another two defendants sentenced in the hunt organization drug ring

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on March 17, 2009, United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced JERROD CORNELIUS SMITH, of Duplin County, North Carolina, to 144 months imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on March 18, 2009, CARL J. BOYER, 70, formerly of Wendell, North Carolina, was sentenced before United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle to 108 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release on five counts of mail fraud. Restitution in the amount of $56,771.47 was imposed.

March 18, 2009

three defendants in drug trafficking ring sentenced

newport man sentenced in child pornography case

hope mills man sentenced for unlawful possession of a firearm

March 16, 2009

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today DON CHRISTOPHER HAWES, of Bladenboro, North Carolina pled guilty before United States Magistrate Judge David W. Daniel, to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1), which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment followed by up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.

March 13, 2009

NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on March 11, 2009, Chief United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced ROBERT THOMAS JONES, JR., 49, Morrisville, North Carolina, to 97 months’ imprisonment followed by a lifetime of supervised release.

NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court yesterday Chief United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced DESMOND LAMONT GARRETT, 29, of Youngsville, North Carolina, to 150 months’ imprisonment.

March 11, 2009

mocksville official sentenced

greenville drug dealer receives sentence

March 10, 2009

maxton man receives prison time for drug charge

pair receives prison time for drug charges

March 9, 2009

california man pleads guilty in human tissue implant case

raleigh man receives 10 years for firearm charge

March 5, 2009

major drug trafficker from oxford receives life imprisonment

hertford man sentenced to more than 14 years for drug trafficking

assistant united states attorneys to train judges, prosecutors, and investigators in kosovo

March 3, 2009

duplin county drug trafficker sentenced to 16 ½ years

drug charge nets wallace woman five years in prison

bethel man sentenced to 35 year for drug sales in three counties

two fort bragg soldiers plead guilty to bank robbery charges

March 2, 2009

williamston man pleads to drug and firearm charges

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today TERRI J. HART, 46, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371, which has a maximum penalty of up to five years imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine followed by three years of supervised release.

licensed mortgage broker receives over five years in prison for bank fraud and identity theft

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today ISABELLA BROCKINGTON, 36, of Lumberton, North Carolina, pled guilty before United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, to conspiring to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack) and 500 grams of cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 846, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment followed by up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $4,000,000.

February 2009

February 26, 2009

marine indicted for threatening the president

plymouth drug trafficker received 27 years in prison

another sentencing in operation “don quixote”

February 25, 2009

roseboro doctor found guilty by a jury for charges of unlawful drug distribution and racketeering activity

sibling sentenced in identity theft case

raleigh man is charged with tax evasion and false statements on tax returns

mortgage fraud conspirator sentenced

February 24, 2009

NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on February 4, 2009, Chief United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced ASHONTA BUSH, 34, of Conway, North Carolina, to 240 months’ imprisonment followed by 10 years of supervised release.

last defendant sentenced in false id production organization

February 23, 2009

knightdale felon receive 110-month prison term for firearm charges

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle, sentenced DEMETHRIC ANTWAN HINNANT, 22, of Wilson, North Carolina, to 180 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release after being designated an Armed Career Criminal.

elizabeth city man sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography

employees of pre-filled syringe manufacture sentenced for misbranding the medical devices

henderson man pleads guilty to heroin conspiracy and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking

February 20, 2009

jacksonville woman indicted for counterfeit scam

new york man indicted for credit card fraud and identity theft

February 12, 2009

felon-illegal immigrant sentenced

operation juiced out defendant sentenced

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced WILLARD JUNIOR ALSTON, 32, of Wilson, North Carolina, to 96 months’ imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release.

duplin county drug traffickers each receive 11 years in prison

February 11, 2009

drug trafficker sentenced

February 10, 2009

black creek felon sentenced for firearm charge

crack supplier sentenced

greenville man receives 8 years in prison for unlawful firearm possession

February 9, 2009

clayton bank robbers sentenced

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced RALPH JOSEPH CLOS, 64, of New Bern, North Carolina, to 78 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.

raleigh man pleads guilty to firearm charge stemming from shooting

February 6, 2009

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced ROBERT SPRUCE EASLEY, 63, of Louisburg, North Carolina, to 120 months’ imprisonment followed by three years supervised release.

butner inmate sentenced for smuggling firearm into prison facility

February 5, 2009

bank robber sentenced

fuquay-varina woman sentenced on identity theft and related charges

February 3, 2009

convicted felon pleads guilty to firearm charge

wake forest man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

new yorker pleads guilty to interferring with flight crew duties

williamston felon sentenced to over 17 years in prison for firearm possession

January 2009

January 30, 2009

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on January 27, 2009, a jury found DANIEL NICHOLAS BUCZKOWSKI, 55, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, guilty of 27 counts of transportation of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(1) and one count of possession of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(4)(B).

January 29, 2009

wilson felon sentenced to maximum term of imprisonment for possessing a firearm

January 28, 2009

jury convicts driver of bank robbery getaway car

January 27, 2009

fake furniture business owner sentenced to prison

felon sentenced for possessing firearm

January 26, 2009

felon pleads to gun possession charge

lagrange felon pleads to firearm and heroin trafficking charges

January 23, 2009

federally forfeited funds distributed

January 22, 2009

jamesville felon receives prison term for possessing gun

farmville drug trafficker receives over 26 years for drug/gun crimes

nash county man pleads guilty to mailing threatening communications and firearm charges

fayetteville man sentenced to 10 years in prison

January 21, 2009

co-conspirators plead guilty to robbery spree

January 15, 2009

fayetteville felon receives sentence

January 14, 2009

oak island man sentenced for child pornography

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced TRAMAINE ANTIONE GARRISON, 26, of Hampstead, North Carolina, to 252 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.

January 13, 2009

raleigh man sentenced in child pornography case

hookerton felon sentenced for firearm possession

January 12, 2009

operation seven day ground press conference

stovall man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

January 9, 2009

fayetteville man sentenced

jury finds two clinton men guilty for drug trafficking and firearms charges

fugitive sentenced in bank fraud case

felon from oxford, north carolina sentenced for possessing sawed-off shotgun

January 8, 2009

elizabeth city man pleads guilty to drug charge

January 7, 2009

greenville felon sentenced for firearm possession

independent tax service employees sentenced for tax fraud

fayetteville man sentenced for receipt and possession of child pornography

January 6, 2009

wilmington man sentenced in drug/firearm case

hertford man sentenced for drug violations

January 5, 2009

four plead guilty to acts of robbery

fayetteville felon pleads to firearms possession

inmate pleads guilty to charges related to smuggling a firearm into prison

fort bragg soldier sentenced in child pornography case

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