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Federal Grand Jury Indictments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 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 Greenville, South Carolina, returned Indictment(s) against the following:

Anderson Woman and Anderson Corporation Indicted for Bank Fraud and Unlawful Storage of Hazardous Waste
Nancy Marie Stein, age 62, of Anderson, South Carolina, and American Screw and Rivet Corporation, of Anderson, South Carolina, were charged in a twelve-count Indictment with bank fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1344.  The maximum penalty Stein could receive for each count of the Indictment is thirty years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.00.  The maximum penalty the corporation faces on each count is a fine of $1,000,000.00.  In a separate case, Stein and American Screw and Rivet were charged in a single count Indictment with unlawful storage of hazardous waste, a violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 6928(d)(2)(A).  The maximum penalty Stein could receive is five years imprisonment for violating Title 42, United States Code, Section 6928(d)(2)(A).   Each defendant faces a maximum fine of not more than $50,000.00 for each day of the violation.  The bank fraud case was investigated by agents of the United States Secret Service and the hazardous waste case was investigated by agents of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and both cases are assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William C. Lucius of the Greenville office for prosecution.
Anderson Woman Indicted for Delay of Mail by a Postal Employee
Linda M. Hughes, age 40, of Liberty, South Carolina, was charged in a single-count Indictment with delay of mail by a postal employee, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703.  The maximum penalty Linda M. Hughes could receive is five years imprisonment for violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703.  The case was investigated by agents of the United States Postal Service, O.I.G., and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney David C. Stephens of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Anderson Man Indicted for Delay of Mail by a Postal Employee
Kevin William Pearson, age 30, of Anderson, South Carolina, was charged in a single-count Indictment with delay of mail by a postal employee, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703.  The maximum penalty Kevin William Pearson could receive is five years imprisonment for violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703.  The case was investigated by agents of the United States Postal Service, O.I.G., and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney David C. Stephens 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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