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Federal Crimes Archives

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.

One study examines the increase in trade fraud cases

With the tremendous quantity of goods shipped into the U.S. annually, the fact that some illegal shipments take place shouldn't be surprising. What might surprise some residents of North Carolina are the recent steps taken to discover trade fraud and to prosecute wrongdoers.

Man charged with killing co-worker during hike

A man has been charged in the death of a woman he worked with at a popular North Carolina inn near the state's famed Blue Ridge Parkway. Federal authorities say the body of the woman, who worked as a cook at the inn, was discovered several hours after she was reported missing on July 24. The incident occurred at a time when the area is normally bustling with vacationers and outdoor enthusiasts from across the country.

Man sentenced to 32 years for bank fraud scheme

On July 10, it was reported that a North Carolina man was convicted of being involved in an elaborate bank fraud scheme in which he reportedly pocketed approximately $1.6 million. The 31-year-old Greensboro man was sentenced on July 9 to 32 years in prison and five years of supervised release.

Rocky Mount man headed to prison after firearms conviction

The recent conviction of a 27-year-old man from Rocky Mount on a firearms charge related to a shooting and pistol-whipping assault arose from the Take Back North Carolina Initiative. This initiative has assigned regional federal prosecutors throughout the state to increase the prosecution of violent crimes. The prosecutors have supported the mission of Project Safe Neighborhoods, which coordinates the efforts of law enforcement agencies in the pursuit of violent criminals.

Understanding federal carjacking charges and penalties

It is not uncommon for motor vehicles to be stolen in North Carolina. There is a difference, however, between certain types of car theft. Carjacking is an allegation that can result in major penalties if there is a conviction. The circumstances will determine the level of charges. Those who are confronted with charges related to carjacking should be cognizant of when it will be considered a federal offense.

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