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federal grand jury indictments

July 10, 2012

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

Greenville Man Indicted for Stealing Mail and Possession of Counterfeit Securities. Harlan Benji Lanning, age 32, of Greenville, South Carolina, was charged in a 2-count Indictment with stealing mail and the possession of counterfeit securities, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1708 and 513(a).
The maximum penalty Harlan Benji Lanning could receive is 5 years imprisonment for violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 1708, and 10 years imprisonment for violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 513(a). The case was investigated by agents of the United States Postal Inspection Service and is
assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William J. Watkins, Jr., of the Greenville 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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