News and Press Releases

News and Press Releases

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December 2012

December 19, 2012

Shelby Man Sentenced To Over Six Years In Prison For Unemployment Insurance Fraud

December 19, 2012

Four Arrested On Federal Drug, Gun & Robbery Charges
Stuckey et al.

December 13, 2012

Former Wells Fargo Investment Banker And Co-conspirators Charged With $11 Million Insider Trading Conspiracy
Femenia et al.

December 11, 2012

U.S. Attorney's Office Announces Record Collections In Civil & Criminal Actions In Fiscal Year 2012
2012 Financial Recoveries

December 5, 2012

Mexican National Sentenced To Life In Prison For Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

December 5, 2012

Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced To Life In Prison

November 2012

November 28, 2012

Charlotte Cocaine Trafficker And Money Launderer Sentenced To More Than 11 Years In Prison
Trujillo & Gonzalez

November 27, 2012

Former Mint Hill Fire Chief Agrees To Plead Guilty To Public Corruption

November 26, 2012

Former Owner of Ligna Aquisition Group Sentenced To Prison For Wire Fraud And Tax Charges

November 26, 2012

Two Charlotte Men Sentenced To Prison For Conducting Illegal Vehicle Inspections
Kinard & Haney

November 16, 2012

Former Postal Employee Sentenced For Embezzling Postal Funds

November 5, 2012

Two Charlotte Women Plead Guilty To Fraudulent Tax Refund Scheme
Figueroa & Cisneros

November 5, 2012

Last Of Three Defendants Sentenced To More Than 19 Years In Prison For String Of 11 Armed Robberies

November 5, 2012

Two Women Sentenced To Prison For Health Care Fraud Conspiracy, Illegal Kickbacks And Forged Prescriptions For Controlled Substances
Wills & Gibson

November 2, 2012

Catawba County Man Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For Producing Child Pornography And Related Offenses

November 1, 2012

Gastonia Woman Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison For Scheme To Defraud Medicaid

October 2012

October 31, 2012

South Carolina Man Sentenced To Over 11 Years In Prison For Armed Bank Robbery

October 29, 2012

Gastonia Man To Serve Over 10 Years In Prison For Assaulting A Federal Officer

October 29, 2012

Polk Co. Couple Pleads Guilty To Tax Refund Conspiracy
Dill & Knowles

October 26, 2012

Charlotte Man Pleads Guilty To Making Threats Against The President On Twitter

October 24, 2012

Seventeen Members Of A Racketeering Enterprise Indicted On Investment Fraud, Mortgage Fraud And Related Charges
Wax House

October 24, 2012

Marshall Woman Sentenced To 33 Months In Prison For Mail Fraud

October 23, 2012

Shelby Man To Serve Over Four Years In Prison For Unemployment Insurance Fraud

October 22, 2012

Indian Trail Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking In Counterfeit Airbags

October 19, 2012

U.S. Department of Justice Nationwide Election Day Program
Election Day Program

October 19, 2012

Two Charlotte Men Sentenced To Prison For Conducting False Vehicle Emissions Inspections
Chicas & Anwan

October 17, 2012

Law Enforcement Officers Indicted On Public Corruption Charges
Crawford et al.

October 11, 2012

Charlotte Man Pleads Guilty To Possession With Intent To Distribute Methylone

October 10, 2012

Sixth Defendant Sentenced To Prison For Fraudulent Tax Fraud Scheme

October 10, 2012

Two Men Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Launder Drug Trafficking Proceeds

October 5, 2012

Cherokee Man Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Statutory Rape

October 4, 2012

Two Men Sentenced To Prison For Participation In Online Conspiracy To Trade Child Pornography
Engelking & Long

October 3, 2012

Iron Station Man Sentenced To Over 16 Years In Prison For Producing Child Pornography

October 3, 2012

Investor Fraud Summit Arms Consumers With Information To Protect Retirement Funds And Life Savings
Investor Fraud Summit

September 2012

September 28, 2012

Charlotte Man Sentenced For The Armed Robbery Of The Thomasboro Grocery Store And Related Charges

September 28, 2012

Four Charlotte Men Sentenced For Crack Conspiracy

September 27, 2012

Justice Department Awards Grant To Enhance And Support Efforts Combating Violence Against Women In Cherokee
VAWA Grant

September 24, 2012

September 29th Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Take Back Day

September 21, 2012

Promoters And Real Estate Professionals Indicted In Waxhaw Mortgage Fraud Cell
Wax House

September 20, 2012

Federal Court Upholds U.S. Forest Service Decision To Close The Upper Tellico Off-Road Vehicle Recreation Area Due To Adverse Environmental Impacts
Upper Tellico

September 14, 2012

Airport Authorities Plead Guilty To Public Corruption Conspiracy

September 13, 2012

Shelby Woman Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Medicaid Of $6.1 Million

September 10, 2012

Leader Of Oxycodone Trafficking Ring Sentenced To Over 10 Years In Prison

September 10, 2012

Former US Airways Pilot Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Tax Fraud

August 2012

August 22, 2012

Charlotte Woman Arrested For $650,000 Medicaid Fraud Scheme

August 09, 2012

Lincolnton Man Sentenced To 87 Months In Prison On Child Pornography Charges

July 2012

July 26, 2012

Charlotte Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Child Pornography Related Charges

July 25, 2012

California Man Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Prostitution - Related Charges

July 25, 2012

Six Individuals Indicted On Drug Charges

July 23, 2012

Three Men Charged With The Armed Robbery Of A PNC Bank In Charlotte

July 17, 2012

Charlotte Man Arrested And Charged With Unlawful Distribution Of A List I Chemical And Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine

July 17, 2012

Three North Carolina Men Pay Fines For The Illegal Possession Of Elk Antlers

July 11, 2012

Twenty Individuals Charged For Their Involvement In Methamphetamine Distribution Ring

July 10, 2012

Three Men Sentenced To Prison For Marijuana Trafficking

July 02, 2012

Arizona-Based Nextcare Inc. To Pay US $10 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

June 2012

June 22, 2012

Asheville Man Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison On Child Pornography Charges

June 19, 2012

Hoke Co. Woman Sentenced To 36 Months In Prison For Medicaid Fraud

June 06, 2012

Alexander Co. Man Receives 10-Year Prison Sentence For Drug Trafficking

May 2012

May 23, 2012

Ponzi Scheme Mastermind Sentenced To 50 Years In Prison

Alleged “United Blood Nation” Gang Members Indicted On Racketeering Charges

May 22, 2012

Several Sentenced For Black Tar Heroin Trafficking Armed Members of Organization Received 10 Years or More in Prison

May 18, 2012

Sanford, N.C. Man Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison For Online Enticement Charges

North Carolina Department Of Corrections Probation Officer Indicted For Civil Rights Violations

May 17, 2012

Former Pardee Hospital Employee Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Stealing and Selling Computer Network Equipment

May 16, 2012

Buncome Co. Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Identity Theft and Aggravated Identity Theft

May 08, 2012

Charlotte Speech Pathologist Pleads Guilty To Medicaid Fraud Scheme

May 07, 2012

Drug Trafficker Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

April 2012

April 26, 2012

Leader Of Marijuana Distribution Ring Sentenced To Over 16 Years In Prison

April 25, 2012

Alleghany Co. Woman Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Conspiracy and Money Laundering Conspiracy

April 19, 2012

Arizona Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Former Executive Director Of Mecklenburg County Open Door Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison

April 11, 2012

Tax Evaders Face Criminal Prosecution and Long Prison Sentences

April 10, 2012

Five Indicted On Wire Fraud Conspiracy, Misapplication Of Bank Funds And Money Laundering Charges

April 06, 2012

Bryson City, N.C. – On Thursday, March 29, 2012, James Ernest Lespier, of Cherokee and an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, was sentenced to serve two consecutive life sentences

March 2012

March 27, 2012

Asheville, N.C. – Gary Michael Hilton entered a guilty plea today in U.S. District Court for the murder of John D. Bryant and Irene W. Bryant, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina

March 23, 2012

Charlotte, N.C. – A Spruce Pine man was indicted by a federal grand jury, sitting in Charlotte yesterday, on charges of conspiracy

Charlotte, N.C. – A federal grand jury, sitting in Charlotte, indicted Kelly McClain, 30, of Maiden, N.C. on March 22, 2012 on charges of possession of crack cocaine

March 22, 2012

Asheville, N.C. – A Buncombe County man was sentenced on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, to serve over five years in a federal prison for possession of child pornography

March 21, 2012

Charlotte, N.C. – Four out of seven defendants charged in a scheme to defraud the government by obtaining false and fraudulent income tax refunds were sentenced in U.S. District Court

March 19, 2012

Asheville, N.C. – The last of 11 defendants charged with trafficking in “crack” cocaine was sentenced

March 16, 2012

Asheville, N.C. – An Orlando, Fla. man was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger to serve seven years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to a wire fraud charge

March 15, 2012

Statesville, N.C. – A federal jury sitting in Statesville yesterday found Joseph Catone, Jr. guilty of submitting a false writing

March 12, 2012

A Mooresville man was convicted today of tax fraud following a three day jury trial

U.S. Attorney’s Offices reach $95 million settlement in false claims case against nation’s five largest Financial Institutions

March 06, 2012

Methamphetamine traffickers sentenced to prison Statesville, N.C.
Hector Lopez-Gutierrez

March 02, 2012

Jury finds ex-Ceo guilty on wire fraud charges Asheville, N.C.

Charlotte, N.C. – A Mt. Holly woman was sentenced to 54 months in prison and three years of supervised release
Erika Holland

February 2012

February 28, 2012

Four Hedge Fund managers indicted for $40 million Ponzi scheme Defendants Join Seven Others and CommunityOne Bank Charged in Connection with the Scheme Charlotte, N.C.

A total of nine defendants were arrested earlier today and face federal and state criminal charges

February 16, 2012

A Buncombe County man was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court to serve 38 months in prison for possessing child pornography

February 10, 2012

A Federal jury convicted Alvin Lee Edge,of Charlotte, for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm

A former North Carolina resident pleaded guilty to conducting a money laundering conspiracy in connection with the $32.5 million Queen Shoals Ponzi scheme

February 08, 2012

Ricky Dean Hardee, a Charlotte business owner charged with tax fraud offenses, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison

February 07, 2012

A Charlotte woman was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court to serve 34 months in prison

February 02, 2012

A Charlotte man was sentenced today to 27 months in prison and one year of supervised release for tax fraud

January 2012

January 26, 2012

Two women plead guilty to Health Care Fraud conspiracy and related offenses Charlotte, N.C.

January 20, 2012

A former employee of the United States Postal Service was sentenced yesterday to serve seven months in prison

January 19, 2012

A Charlotte woman was ordered to serve 30 months in federal prison for an identity theft related offense

A Mint Hill man was sentenced to 94 months in federal prison for a firearms related offense

January 11, 2012

Filemon Guzman-Martinez, a Mexican National, pleaded guilty today in Charlotte


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