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Frank Carter Arrested In Illegal Video Gambling Device Operation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announces that FRANK TALMADGE CARTER, 56, was arrested on June 8, 2016.

On Tuesday, May 25, 2016, a federal grand jury in Raleigh returned a 2 count Indictment against Carter.

The Indictment charges Carter with Conspiracy to Conduct an Illegal Gambling Business, 18 U.S.C. § 371 (Count 1) and Conducting an Illegal Gambling Business, 18 U.S.C. § 1955 (Count 2). 

If convicted of counts 1 and 2 (Conspiracy and Conducting an Unlawful Gambling Business), CARTER faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 5 years for each count and a maximum fine of $250,000 for each count or twice gross gain, whichever is greater.  CARTER was a resident of Cumberland County at the time of the offenses charged.

Cumberland County Sheriff Earl R. “Moose” Butler stated: “The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has always and will continue to strive to work in conjunction with local, state, and federal agencies to enforce the gambling laws of State of North Carolina and the United States.”   

The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations.  The defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Updated June 10, 2016