News and Press Releases

News and Press Releases

2014: Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul | Jun | Court Calendar

December 2014

December 16, 2014

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

Three Enter Guilty Pleas in Shaw Air Force Base Scheme

Notice of Hearing for Former Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts

December 15, 2014

Lancaster Women Sentenced in Tax Fraud Scheme

Spartanburg Man Receives 88 Months for Child Pornography Possession

Gaston Man Convicted of Trafficking in Counterfeit Medications

Fort Mill Woman Sentenced to 24 Months Imprisonment for Lying to Federal Agents

December 12, 2014

California Woman Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in South Carolina

Notice of Sentencing Hearing

December 10, 2014

Ron Wilson Receives Additional Prison Time

Florence Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

December 9, 2014

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

December 2, 2014

Three Plead Guilty in Gambling Case and Forfeit $20 Million

November 2014

November 25, 2014

North Charleston Automobile Dealer Charged with Money Laundering

November 21, 2014

Attorney General Holder Touts Release of New Guidance to Law Enforcement Officers About How to Maintain Order During First Amendment-Protected Events

November 19, 2014

Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Federal Prison for Murder for Hire

Business Enters Plea in Grant Theft Case

Ladson Woman Charged with Bank Fraud

November 17, 2014

GenPhar Inc., Vaxima, Inc, Convicted of Fraud, No Verdict Reached on Jian Dong

November 13, 2014

Ron Wilson's Wife and Brother Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Hide Assets

November 12, 2014

Federal Grand Jury Indictment

November 7, 2014

Travelers Rest Man Receives 151 Months for Possession of Child Porn

November 5, 2014

US Attorney's Office, LCSD, FBI, and SC Attorney General Team to Prosecute Sex Offender

Federal Grand Jury Indictment

November 4, 2014

Chesnee, S.C. Man Sentenced to Prison for Aiming Laser at Aircraft

October 2014

October 29, 2014

Former Florence Resident Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Funds and Identity Theft

October 28, 2014

Spartanburg Man Sentenced to 37 Months for Defrauding Banks and Car Dealers

Two Former Police Officers Plead Guilty to Using Excessive Force When Tasing a Woman

October 27, 2014

Members of Upstate Robbery Crew Plead Guilty to Federal Robbery and Firearms Charges

October 24, 2014

ASPCA Assists U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI, Columbia Police in South Carolina Drug, Dog Fighting Investigation

Columbia Violent Gangs Task Force Arrests 24 Gang Cocaine Suppliers

"Aiken Safe Communities:" Two Men Enter Guilty Pleas on Federal Gun Charges

Press Release by United States Attorney Relating to November 2014 Elections

October 23, 2014

Female Gang Member Sentenced for Lying to FBI During Southeast Kidnapping Investigation

October 22, 2014

North Augusta Man Pleads to Possession of Child Pornography

Fort Mill Woman Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Agents

Sentencing Hearing

October 21, 2014

Gaston Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms and Ammunition Charge

Pre-Trial Conference Hearing

October 20, 2014

Over 29,000 Students to Pledge Against Gun Violence

Pre-Trial Conference Hearing

October 10, 2014

Charleston Restaurant Owners Sentenced to Prison

October 8, 2014

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

October 7, 2014

Charleston Women Sentenced for Defrauding Crisis Ministries

October 6, 2014

Ron Wilson Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Hide Assets

October 1, 2014

Three Enter Guilty Pleas in Shaw Air Force Base Scheme

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September 2014

September 29, 2014

Notice of Hearing

September 25, 2014

Batesburg Woman Sentenced for Wire Fraud and Tax Evasion

South Carolina State Former Counsel Sentenced in Connection with Kickback Scheme

September 24, 2014

"Bloody Horace" Sentenced in Federal Court to Fourteen Years for Drugs and Guns

September 23, 2014

Columbia Man Sentenced for Straw Puchasing Firearms

September 11, 2014

Gaffney Man Sentenced to 78 Months on Child Porn Charges

"Caught on Video": Two Georgia Men Convicted in Federal Drug Conspiracy Trial

September 10, 2014

Federal Grand Jury Indictments (Greenville)

Federal Grand Jury Indictments (Columbia)

September 8, 2014

Child Molester Sentenced to 33 Years in Prison

Rock Hill Man Sentenced to Maximum of 10 Years on Firearm and Ammunition Charge


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August 2014

August 29, 2014

Major Federal Wildlife Prosecution at South Carolina Plantation

August 13, 2014

Goose Creek Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Manufacturing Methamphetamine in Apartment Where Fire Killed Three Residents

Man Sentenced to Maximum 20 Years for Role in Conspiracy to Commit Murder-For-Hire in Shooting of Correctional Officer

August 12, 2014

Florence Man Charged with Smuggling and Distributing Prescription Drugs

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

Grand Jury Returns Indictment in Ron Wilson Ponzi Case

August 11, 2014

Horry County Man Charged With Money Laundering, Structuring and Lying to IRS Agents

Notice of Press Conference

August 7, 2014

Ashley Hall Defendant Committed to Federal Psychiatric Institution in Texas

August 6, 2014

Murder for Hire Co-Defendants Sentenced to 15 and 10 Years in Prison

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

August 5, 2014

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Sexually Abusing 12 Year-Old

August 4, 2014

Columbia Felon Sentenced to 15 Years on Federal Firearms and Ammunition Charge

Notice of Hearing

"Aiken Safe Communities": Two Men Indicted on Federal Gun Charges

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July 2014

July 29, 2014

Gambling Ring Leader Sentenced

July 24, 2014

Hampton County Woman Sentenced in Drug Related Shooting

July 17, 2014

Florence Man Pleads to Possession of Child Pornography

July 16, 2014

Spartanburg Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Easley Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Porn

Travelers Rest Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Porn

July 15, 2014

Three Members of the "Indigenous American Nationals" Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

Aynor Resident Sentenced for Theft of Government Funds, Firearms

Greenville Man Receives 97 Months Imprisonment for Possession of Child Porn

July 11, 2014

Columbia Felon Sentenced to Three Years for Carrying Pistols While Out on Bond

67 Year-Old Church Secretary Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stealing from Church

Court Prohibits South Carolina Tax Return Preparer from Preparing Returns for Others

July 10, 2014

Former Conway Pastor Sentenced

July 9, 2014

Columbia Man Sentenced to Life Plus 10 Years in Drug Conspiracy Involving Robbery/Murder

July 8, 2014

Sex Offender Enters Guilty Plea for Failing to Register in Orangeburg

Illegal Re-entry Defendant Sentenced

July 3, 2014

Pinson Guilty of Racketeering

July 1, 2014

Gaston Man Indicted for Being a Felon in Possession of Firearm

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June 2014

June 30, 2014

Easley Dentist Pleads Guilty to Failing to Pay Over Employment Taxes

June 27, 2014

Columbia Man Admits to Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone

June 26, 2014

Five Defendants Appear in Federal Court on Drugs and Firearms Charges After Police Seize in Excess of 26 Pounds of Methamphetamine and Five Firearms

June 25, 2014

Top Two Officers of Joe Gibson Suzuki Guilty as Charged in Federal Court

June 20, 2014

Sumter Man Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Drug Trafficking and Firearm Case

Florence Man Pleads to Possessing Child Pornography

Columbia Gang Member Sentenced to Maximum 10 Years on Federal Firearm and Ammunition Charge

June 19, 2014

Myrtle Beach Man Convicted of Producing Child Pornography

June 18, 2014

Former Deputy Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Seizing and Distributing Gambling Machines

June 17, 2014

Federal Grand Jury Indictment

Midlands Men Sentenced in Counterfeiting Scheme

Lexington County Sherriff James Metts Indicted in Connection with Bribery Scheme to Aid Illegal Aliens

June 13, 2014

North Charleston Man Sentenced to Twenty Years on Federal Drug, Weapons Charges

June 10, 2014

Four Sentenced in Dillon-Based Prescription Drug Ring

Video Poker Operator Indicted

June 6, 2014

Bloods Street Gang Investigation Culminates in Life Sentence

June 5, 2014

Camden Accountant Found Guilty of Theft

June 3, 2014

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Freddie Grant's Federal Conviction

Columbia Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years on Firearm and Ammunition Charge

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