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Federal Grand Jury Indictments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16 , 2013

Contact Person: Beth Drake (803) 929-3000

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Columbia, South Carolina, has returned Indictment(s) against the following:

Fort Mill Man Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
Todd A. Kempton, age 44, of Fort Mill, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count Indictment with Failing to Register as a Sex Offender, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2250(a).  The maximum penalty Kempton could receive is 10 years imprisonment.  The case was investigated by agents of the United States Marshals Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Schoen of the Columbia office for prosecution.  This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices, Project Safe Childhood utilizes federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
           
Columbia Tax Fraud Indictment
Johnny Lee Morgan, Jr., age 32, and Deanna Sumter, age 32, of Columbia, South Carolina, were charged in a 66-count Indictment with Mail Fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1341; Aggravated Identity Theft, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A; and Conspiracy to Make False Claims and to Commit Mail Fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371.  Morgan is also charged with Making False Claims, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 287.  The maximum penalty Johnny Lee Morgan, Jr., and Deanna Sumter could receive is 20 years imprisonment.  Morgan and Sumter also could face an additional 2 years to be served consecutively on the Aggravated Identity Theft counts.  The case was investigated by agents of the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Postal Inspection Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Schoen of the Columbia office for prosecution.

The United States Attorney stated that all charges in these indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.



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