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News and Press Releases

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December 2013

December 20, 2013

Zeekrewards’ Former Chief Operating Officer And Former Senior Technology Officer To Plead Guilty In $850 Million Internet Ponzi Scheme
ZeekRewards

December 19, 2013

Operator Of Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme Indicted On Federal Charges
Williford

December 18, 2013

Twelve Members Of Methamphetamine Trafficking Ring Face Drug Charges
Cook et al.

December 13, 2013

Fletcher Dairy Company And Owner Plead Guilty To Clean Water Act Violation For Discharging Cow Feces Into French Broad River
Tap Root Dairy

December 11, 2013

Charlotte Man Receives Five-Month Prison Term For Vehicle Emissions Fraud
Fernald

November 2013

Novemnber 22, 2013

Charlotte Jury Finds Former Owner of Mental Health Clinic Guilty Of Defrauding Medicaid Using Stolen Identities of Children And Clinicians
Estrich

Novemnber 20, 2013

Aiport Operator Charged With Flying An Airplane Without A Proper Lincense And Lying To The Federal Aviation Administration About His Qualifications
Tharp

Novemnber 8, 2013

Registered Sex Offender Senenced To 10 Years In Prison For Processing Child Pornography
Kramer

Novemnber 8, 2013

Two Charlotte Women Sentenced To Prison For Fraudulent Tax Refund Scheme
Figueroa & Cisneros

October 2013

October 29, 2013

Catawba County Round-up Nets 19 On Federal Drug and Gun Violations
Albright et al.

October 24, 2013

Lincoln County Businessman Indicted For His Role In A Multi-million Organized Retail Theft Scheme
Hale

October 23, 2013

Federal Jury Convicts Real Estate Agent And Loan Processor On Racketeering Charges
Wolfe & Myles

October 23, 2013

Seven Arrested On Federal Drug And Gun Charges During Early Morning Round-up
Luckett et al.

October 18, 2013

Federal Jury Finds Three Guilty Of Charges Related To Shipping More Than 35 Tons of Marijuana To Charlotte
LaChapelle et al.

September 2013

September 26, 2013

Six Individuals, Including Three Licensed Mortgage Brokers And A Real Estate Agent, Have Agreed To Pay Civil Penalties To The United States To Settle Civil Fraud Claims
Frey et al.

September 25, 2013

Charlotte Man Sentenced To 12 Months In Prison For Vehicle Emissions Fraud
Cabrera

September 23, 2013

Eight Arrested And Indicted On Federal Drug Conspiracy And Gun Charges
Chambers et al.

September 19, 2013

Nine Arrested And Charged With Drug Conspiracy
Durham et al.

September 18, 2013

Former Charter School Principal And Former Special Education Teacher Sentenced For Child Pornography Charges
Hamby & Tipton

September 4, 2013

Former Postal Supervisor Sentenced To 16 Months In Prison For Lying On A Federal Worker's Compensation Document
Catone

August 2013

August 30, 2013

Five Men Sentenced To Prison For Armed Home Invasion
White et al.

August 29, 2013

Former North Carolina Probation Officer Sentenced For Coercing Probationer Into Sexual Acts
Steele

August 29, 2013

Charlotte Man Sentenced To More Than 24 Years In Prison For Armed Robbery Of Auto Parts Store
Hallman

August 27, 2013

Former Charlotte Area Realtor Pleads Guilty To Selling Household Appliances Stollen From Vacant Homes
Smathers

August 27, 2013

Charlotte Man Handed Down 11-Year Prison Sentence For The Armed Robbery Of A Family Dollar Store
Seigle

August 15, 2013

Federal Jury Finds Charlotte Man Guilty Of Sex Trafficking Of A Minor
Gray-Sommerville

August 13, 2013

Four Men Indicted On Federal Charges In $158 Million Consumer And Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy
Parris et al.

August 12, 2013

U.S. Attorney's Office Indicts Burke Co. Drug And Alcohol Treatment Center, Its Owner And Two Employees On False Claims Act Conspiracy And Bribery Charges
Clean on Green

August 9, 2013

Charlotte Man Receives 18-Month Prison Term For Vehicle Emissions Fraud
Juburi

August 8, 2013

Mental Health Counselor Receives Six-Year Prison Sentence For Defrauding Medicaid Of $6.1 Million
Radeker

August 6, 2013

Department Of Justice Sues Bank Of America For Defrauding Investors In Connection With Sale Of Over $850 Million Of Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities
Bank of America

July 2013

July 25, 2013

Cable TV Operator Pleads Guilty To Wire And Mail Fraud
Bond

July 25, 2013

Salisbury, N.C. Man Sentenced To Prison For Operating A $2 Million Ponzi Scheme And For Failing To Appear In Court
Bridges

July 25, 2013

Monroe Construction Company And Six Co-conspirators Indicted For Government Contract Fraud
Boggs Paving et al.

July 12, 2013

Former Charlotte Attorney Pleads Guilty Mid-Trial To Mortgage Fraud Related Charges
Mallard

July 12, 2013

Owner Of Charlotte Behavioral Health Company Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For $400,000 Medicaid Fraud Scheme
Lassiter

July 11, 2013

17 Individuals Indicted For Four-Year Methamphetamine Conspiracy Operating In Wilkes And Surrounding Counties
Shew et al.

July 11, 2013

Operation "Dixie Crystal" Nets 30 Methamphetamin Traffickers In Ashe And Surrounding Counties
Dixie Crystal

July 10, 2013

Man Sentenced For Vandalism In National Forest
Pace

July 9, 2013

Jury Finds Charlotte Man Guilty Of Robbing A Rite Aid Pharmacy
Smith

July 2, 2013

Charlotte Armed Career Criminal Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Firearms Violations
Ingram

June 2013

June 26, 2013

Joint Local, State And Federal Synthetic Drug Round-Up Leads To The Arrest Of 30 Defendants Charged With Selling "Spice" And "Bath Salts
Head Shops

June 24, 2013

Former Schoolteacher Faces Federal Charges For Orchestrating A $1 Million Ponzi Scheme
Wright

June 24, 2013

Former Cherryville Police Chief Charged With Embezzlement
Burgess

June 19, 2013

Ten Drug Traffickers Charged In Oxycodone Distribution Ring
Rattler

June 19, 2013

Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced To More Than 10 Years In Prison
Silva

June 19, 2013

Charlote Woman Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For $650,000 Medicaid Fraud Scheme
Garnes

June 17, 2013

Investment Fund Owner And Operator Agrees To Plead Guilty To Defrauding Investors Of Approximately $6 Million
Shepherd

June 14, 2013

Ten Defendants Sentenced For Illegal Hunting Activities And Related Offenses
Operation Something Bruin

June 13, 2013

Maiden, N.C. Man Sentenced To More Than Five Years In Prison For Possession With Intent To Distribute Crack Cocaine
McClain

June 5, 2013

Two Men Sentenced To Prison For The Armed Robbery Of A Pawn Shop And Related Charges
Powell & Dobie

June 5, 2013

Charlotte Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Firearms Offense
Mungro

June 5, 2013

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Federal Fireams Violations
Covington

May 2013

May 30, 2013

Nineteen Members Of Methamphetamine Trafficking Ring Face Drug Charges
Altamirano

May 29, 2013

Charlotte Man Is Sentenced To Six Months In Prison For Making Threats Against The President On Twitter
Sims

May 28, 2013

Charlotte Man Arrested And Charged With Stealing Identities Of Children And Clinicians To Commit Medicaid Fraud
Estrich

May 23, 2013

Charlotte Man Pleads Guilty To Securities Fraud
Maiden

May 22, 2013

Charlotte Man Sentenced To Over 11 Years In Prison For Possession And Transportation Of Child Pornography
Bove

May 13, 2013

Jury Finds Mexican National Guilty Of Cocaine And Heroin Trafficking
Molina-Sanchez

May 9, 2013

Four "United Blood Nation" Gang Members Convicted Of Racketeering Charges Following Six Day Trial
United Blood Nation

May 7, 2013

Leader Of Cocaine And Methamphetamine Trafficking Ring Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison
Aguilar

May 7, 2013

Leader Of Medicaid Fraud Conspiracy Sentenced To 40 Months In Prison For $336,000 Healthcare Fraud & Money Laundering
Cook

May 6, 2013

Woman Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud Conspiracy Involving Stolen Identities And Consumer Credit Reports
Brown

May 3, 2013

Third Defendant Pleads Guilty To Fraudulent Tax Refund Scheme
Portillo

April 2013

April 30, 2013

Owner Of Investment Firm Is Charged With Securities Fraud For Orchestrating A $4.7 Million Ponzi Scheme
Mason

April 26, 2013

Former N.C. Probation Officer Sentenced To 17 Months In Prison On Extortion And Drug Trafficking
Franklin

April 25, 2013

Gary Michael Hilton Sentenced To Four Life Sentences
Hilton

April 25, 2013

Former Owner of Wilkesboro Clinical Laboratory Pleads Guilty To Criminal Health Care Fraud And Tax Charges And Agrees To Pay $300,000 To Settle Civil Fraud Allegations
Curte

April 25, 2013

Buncombe Co. Man Sentenced To 36 Years In Prison On Child Pornography Charges
Hutson

April 24, 2013

Nine More Members of Racketeering Enterprise Indicted on Investment Fraud, Mortgage Fraud And Related Charges
Wax House

April 18, 2013

Charlotte Neurologist Will Pay $2 Million To Settle Civil Fraud Allegations
Rao

April 12, 2013

Greer, S.C. Husband And Wife Sentenced For Filing False Tax Returns
James & Julie Tucker

April 11, 2013

Robbinsville, N.C. Man Sentenced To Prison For Killing A Black Bear Cub In Nantahala National Forest
Colvin

April 11, 2013

South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping, Possession Of A Firearm And Witness Tampering
Buchanan

April 10, 2013

Charlotte Woman Sentenced To Prison For Tax Refund Fraud Scheme
Anderson

April 10, 2013

Mortgage Fraud Promoters Operating In Union And Mecklenburg Counties Sentenced To Prison
Egri & Huffman

April 9, 2013

Former Hickory, N.C. Resident Sentenced To More Than Five Years In Prison For Wire Fraud And Money Laundering Offenses
Geiger

April 9, 2013

Charlotte Man Sentenced to 42 Months In Prison For Identity Theft Crimes
Walker

April 3, 2013

Prosecutors Warn Potential Tax Evaders: Tax Crimes Result In Lengthy Prison Sentences And Steep Fines
Tax

April 2, 2013

Charlotte Woman Pleads Guilty to $4.8 Million Medicaid Scheme, Aggravated Identity Theft And Other Charges
Cannon

March 2013

March 28, 2013

Former Property Evidence Technician Pleads Guilty To Embezzling Drugs From The Asheville Police Department's Evidence Room
Smith

March 21, 2013

Indian National Pleads Guilty To Obtaining False Worker Visas And Related Offenses
Raju

March 20, 2013

Hickory, N.C. Man Charged With Methamphetamine Trafficking Near An Elementary School And Gun Related Offenses
Carroll

March 12, 2013

Gaston County Man Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison For Possession And Transportation Of Child Pornography
Byrd

March 12, 2013

Former North Carolina Resident Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison For Money Laundering Conspiracy
Martin

March 4, 2013

Elisa Baker Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute Prescription Drugs
Baker

February 2013

February 28, 2013

Wilson, N.C. Man Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Distributing Counterfeit Viagra And Cialis In Charlotte
Zayyad

February 28, 2013

Two Men Sentenced To Prison For Cocaine Trafficking
Flores & Kennedy

February 21, 2013

Charlotte Man Sentenced To More Than 29 Years In Prison For Drug Trafficking And Related Firearms Offenses
Springs

February 20, 2013

Charlotte Man Charged With Stealing More Than $829,000 From The University of North Carolina At Charlotte
Hanna

February 11, 2013

Hedge Fund Manager And C.P.A. Administrator For $40 Million Ponzi Scheme Convicted By Jury
Davey

February 11, 2013

Charlotte Jury Convicts Woman in $650,000 Medicaid Fraud Scheme
Garnes

January 2013

January 25, 2013

Last Of Three Defendants Sentenced To More Than 22 Years In Prison For Two Armed Robberies In Monroe
Chambers et al.

January 24, 2013

Six Sentenced In Multi-million Dollar Stolen Goods Case
Bridges et al.

January 24, 2013

Ladybug Family Restaurant And Restaurant Employee Agree To Pay $62,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Of Food Stamp Fraud
Ladybug Restaurant & Lindsey

January 24, 2013

Charlotte Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Firearms Offense
Lewis

January 23, 2013

Charlotte Woman Sentenced To More Than Three Years In Prison For $730,000 Mail Fraud Scheme
Mallon

January 18, 2013

Former Minister Pleads Guilty In North Carolina To Engaging In Illict Sexual Conduct in Haiti
Bollinger

January 18, 2013

Nine Charlotte Men Have Been Arrested And Charged With Drug Conspiracy
Falls et al.

January 18, 2013

Two Charlotte Men Sentenced To Prison For Operating Separate Ponzi Schemes
Moss & Huffman

January 15, 2013

Former Finance Directory Agrees To Plead Guilty To Embezzling More Than $435,000 From The City Of Cherryville
Alexander & Hoyle

January 4, 2013

Shelby Woman Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Medicaid Of $8 Million, Aggravated Identity Theft And Tax Fraud
Brewton

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