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North Carolina News: NEW BERN, Multiple New Bern Defendants Sentenced In Multi-Year Heroin And Marijuana Conspiracy Investigation

NEW BERN, N.C. – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that over the course of the last week in federal court, before Chief United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle, multiple defendants have been sentenced in a large-scale heroin and marijuana trafficking organization. The investigation was part of OCDETF Operation 190, which was … Continue reading North Carolina News: NEW BERN, Multiple New Bern Defendants Sentenced In Multi-Year Heroin And Marijuana Conspiracy Investigation

North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Three Wilson Men Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy

RALEIGH, N.C. – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced TRAVIS KWYMAINE RUFFIN, 29, of Wilson, North Carolina to 54 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release; MARCUS ANTWAN WILEY, also known as “MARK,” 29, of Elm City, … Continue reading North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Three Wilson Men Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy

North Carolina News: CHARLOTTE, Three Convicted Of Conspiring To Defraud The U.S. Small Business Administration Through Loan Fraud

Fourth Co-conspirator Previously Pleaded Guilty In Connection With the Fraudulent Scheme CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Late yesterday, a Charlotte federal jury convicted Rafid Latif, 54, of Charlotte, N.C., Ejaz Shareef, 42, of Mt. Royal, New Jersey, and Imtiaz Shareef, 39, of Bossier City, Louisiana, of conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud and conspiracy to commit … Continue reading North Carolina News: CHARLOTTE, Three Convicted Of Conspiring To Defraud The U.S. Small Business Administration Through Loan Fraud

North Carolina News: Tennessee Man, Michael Christopher Estes Is Sentenced To Prison For Unlawful Possession Of Explosive Material At The Asheville Regional Airport

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Michael Christopher Estes, 47, formerly of Tazewell, Tennessee, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr. to 46 months in prison and two years of supervised release for unlawful possession of explosive material, in connection with the October 2017 incident at the Asheville Regional Airport, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. … Continue reading North Carolina News: Tennessee Man, Michael Christopher Estes Is Sentenced To Prison For Unlawful Possession Of Explosive Material At The Asheville Regional Airport

North Carolina News: ASHEVILLE, Derek Shawn Pendergraft, Superseding Indictment Charges Asheville Man With First Degree Murder And Aggravated Sexual Abuse Resulting In Death

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A superseding criminal bill of indictment was returned on December 4, 2018, by a federal grand jury, charging Derek Shawn Pendergraft, 21, of Asheville, N.C., with one count of first degree murder and two counts of aggravated sexual abuse resulting in the death of his Pisgah Inn co-worker, Sara Ellis, announced Andrew … Continue reading North Carolina News: ASHEVILLE, Derek Shawn Pendergraft, Superseding Indictment Charges Asheville Man With First Degree Murder And Aggravated Sexual Abuse Resulting In Death

North Carolina News: Swain Co. Man, Shane McKinley Swimmer Charged With Murder In Indian Country

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – United States Attorney Andrew Murray announced today that a federal grand jury sitting in Asheville has charged Shane McKinley Swimmer, 18, of Cherokee, N.C., with first degree murder in Indian Country. John A. Strong, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Charlotte Division, and Chief Doug Pheasant of … Continue reading North Carolina News: Swain Co. Man, Shane McKinley Swimmer Charged With Murder In Indian Country

North Carolina News: RALEIGH, FERNAN SANCHEZ Pleads Guilty to Over $464,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Fraud Committed While on Probation

RALEIGH, N.C. – December 3, 2018 – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, FERNAN SANCHEZ, 51, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to SNAP fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering charges. SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is a federally funded, national program established by the … Continue reading North Carolina News: RALEIGH, FERNAN SANCHEZ Pleads Guilty to Over $464,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Fraud Committed While on Probation

North Carolina News: CHARLOTTE, Otequise Lenard Miller, Bulk Trafficker Of Heroin And Crystal Methamphetamine Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy And Money Laundering Charges

The Defendant Sold Heroin that Resulted in an Overdose Death CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Otequise Lenard Miller, 33, of Concord, N.C. appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer today, and pleaded guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy resulting in an overdose death and money laundering charges, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of … Continue reading North Carolina News: CHARLOTTE, Otequise Lenard Miller, Bulk Trafficker Of Heroin And Crystal Methamphetamine Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy And Money Laundering Charges