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April 2019 Archives

Federal bribery charges hit North Carolina political figures

Major North Carolina political figures are among four people facing federal bribery and wire fraud charges after prosecutors accused them of attempting to influence regulations to support one donor's insurance firm. They include the chair of the state's Republican Party as well as an investment company founder known for his large contributions to political campaigns. The defendants are charged with bribery, conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud, and making false statements.

North Carolina man pleads guilty to bribing NCAA athletes

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to federal charges alleging that he paid bribes to college athletes in violation of rules established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The man is a former North Carolina State University football player who is currently serving an 18-month sentence in federal prison for his involvement in a multi-million dollar Medicaid fraud scam.

Medicaid fraud case exposes bribery of college athletes

A man already serving a sentence for Medicaid fraud has agreed to a plea deal concerning new charges from federal prosecutors in North Carolina. The plea report named the 41-year-old former N.C. State football player as a conspirator in a scheme to transfer money from his mental health service known as Nature's Reflections to his sports management company Hot Shot Sports. His billing activities at Nature's Reflections led to his conviction for Medicaid fraud.

Prevent long-term consequences from college arrests

No parents like to see their children make a mistake. It is even worse when those mistakes come with injustice or greater consequences from a violation of civil rights. If you believe that a North Carolina stop and search resulted in an unjust arrest for your college-age child, there could be a way to reduce the lifelong consequences of a drug conviction.

NC Industrial Commission Penalty Assessments - April 2019 Update

Dysart Willis represents employers that have received penalties from the North Carolina Industrial Commission under NCGS 97-94 for failure to carry workers' compensation insurance. There have been a variety of changes to this area of the law over the past twelve months. The good news for employers is that following significant revisions to the law in July 2018, these changes have generally been positive. In some situations, these changes have provided significant relief to employers from the Industrial Commission's prior aggressive policies

Michael Avenatti arrested after alleged attempt to extort Nike

Michael Avenatti has become a familiar name throughout North Carolina for his representation of an adult entertainment actress in a legal battle with President Donald Trump. The latest headlines about the high-profile lawyer, however, concern his arrest for an alleged attempt to extort close to $20 million from the athletic apparel company Nike. Additionally, a separate federal case involves allegations of wire and bank fraud.

Former North Carolina deputy to be sentenced on gun charges

A former North Carolina peace officer will be sentenced June 20 on weapons charges. The sentencing hearing was scheduled after the 33-year-old man, who was employed as a deputy by the Gates County Sheriff's Office when he was taken into custody in December 2017, agreed to plead guilty to two counts of possessing a stolen firearm. According to media reports, the man entered the plea agreement in return for sentencing consideration and the dismissal of a drug possession with the intent to distribute charge.

Announcing Dysart Willis Houchin & Hubbard, PLLC

Attorneys Christian Dysart and Ryan Willis are pleased to announce Joe Houchin and Meredith Hubbard as new equity members of the firm. To reflect their new ownership positions, the firm's formal name has officially changed to Dysart Willis Houchin & Hubbard, PLLC effective April 1, 2019. This advancement recognizes Mr. Houchin and Ms. Hubbard's contributions to the firm and the outstanding results they have achieved for firm clients over the past years. The attorneys of Dysart Willis will continue to defend clients charged with criminal offenses in state and federal courts in addition to the firm's business, civil, and immigration practices. 


Our Results

  • Client was charged in federal court with the felony offense of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. After negotiation with the US Attorney's Office, the felony gun charge was dismissed and our client...

  • Our client was charged with statutory rape and faced mandatory registration as a sex offender if convicted. We were able to work with a forensic expert and the district attorney's office to negotiate a guilty plea..

  • Client charged with Felony Assault on a Police Officer, misdemeanor assault, and resisting an officer. After a jury trial where multiple police officers testified about the incident, our client was found not guilty ..

  • Client investigated by federal law enforcement for possessing child pornography. Ryan began representing the client during the investigation and ultimately the client was not charged with any crimes...

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