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Federal Crimes Archives

Multiple men sentenced in basketball scandal case

Families of North Carolina State basketball recruits were sent illegal payments by officials from Adidas in an effort to persuade them to play for the school. Payments were also sent to those being recruited by other schools. In October 2018, three men were sentenced to prison time on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. One of the men was sentenced to nine months in prison while the other two were sentenced to six months in prison on March 5.

Federal prison sentence handed down in arson case

A 55-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on charges of arson and making false statements. He submitted a falsified tax return to a bank in an effort to get a construction loan. The man had owned several properties in North Carolina, but he was in financial trouble at the time of the loan application. The arson charge was related to the intentional burning of a rental home that the defendant owned.

Traffic stop in North Carolina prompts federal investigation

A routine traffic stop on Interstate 85 on the afternoon of Oct. 29 led to a federal investigation into human trafficking according to local media reports. The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is said to have called in agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when the identification documents produced by the occupants of a van that had been pulled over for erratic driving raised the suspicion of a deputy.

Prosecutors could seek death penalty for Pittsburgh shooter

North Carolina readers are likely aware of the Oct. 27 mass shooting that claimed the lives of 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Now, federal prosecutors are taking steps to seek the death penalty against the alleged shooter, 46-year-old Robert Bowers.

Florida man arrested for sending pipe bombs to Obama, Clinton

On Oct. 26, federal authorities arrested a Florida man for allegedly mailing pipe bombs to CNN and several prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. While investigators described the bombs as crude, they also said they were not "hoax devices."

10-year prison sentence for man convicted of $27 million fraud

A federal court has sentenced a 54-year-old man who founded a North Carolina electronic waste recycling company to 10 years in prison for defrauding investors and franchise owners. A news release from the U.S. attorney's office totaled the amounts owed to victims at $27 million. The offender had been convicted in December 2017 on charges of money laundering and conspiracy, wire fraud and securities fraud.

North Carolina sex offender seeks prison release with lawsuit

A 45-year-old man currently held in Caswell County jail has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Alamance County Superior Court for clerical errors related to his latest conviction. He wants damages of $850,000, removal from the sex offender registry and release from prison because the court should have recorded his crime differently.

NC woman sentenced for identity theft scheme

A recent North Carolina case highlights how simple identity theft can lead to an extensive criminal enterprise involving multiple federal offenses. The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced in September that a Raleigh woman would be sentenced to 96 months in prison for profiting from stolen financial information.

Doctor who prescribed excessive opioids sentenced to 20 years

A medical doctor who formerly worked in Lumberton received a 20-year sentence to federal prison after convictions on 20 counts of distributing the prescription narcotic oxycodone unlawfully. He came under official scrutiny for his prescribing practices in 2013, when a pharmacist complained to the North Carolina Medical Board about the doctor's large number of opioid prescriptions.

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