Richland County

South Carolina News: Illegal Alien, Marcos Rodriguez Lopez Who Fired at Officers Sentenced on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

Charleston, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Marcos Rodriguez Lopez, 34, a Mexican citizen located in Gaston, South Carolina, was sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. According to court documents, Lopez and others conspired to possess with … Continue reading South Carolina News: Illegal Alien, Marcos Rodriguez Lopez Who Fired at Officers Sentenced on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

South Carolina News: Richland County, Thomas Close, Richland County Boy Scout official arrested and charged production of child pornography after surreptitiously recording children changing

Richland County, S.C. – A Richland County man affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America was arrested and charged in federal court with production of child pornography after he surreptitiously recorded children changing. Thomas Close, 39, of Shelby, was charged with sexual exploitation of children and receiving and distributing child pornogrpahy. The investigation is ongoing. … Continue reading South Carolina News: Richland County, Thomas Close, Richland County Boy Scout official arrested and charged production of child pornography after surreptitiously recording children changing

Massachusetts News: Romanian National, Nicusor Bonculescu Sentenced and Two Others Plead Guilty in Connection with ATM Skimming Scheme

BOSTON, Ms. – One Romanian national was sentenced and two Romanian nationals pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with an ATM skimming scheme operating throughout Massachusetts and other states including Connecticut, New York and South Carolina. Nicusor Bonculescu, 24, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to three … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Romanian National, Nicusor Bonculescu Sentenced and Two Others Plead Guilty in Connection with ATM Skimming Scheme

South Carolina News: Columbia Man, Ernest Gerod Sims Charged in Multi-Defendant Drug Case Sentenced

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Ernest Gerod Sims, a/k/a “Kojack,” 44, of Columbia, South Carolina, was sentenced to over 15 years in federal prison for his role in a crack cocaine distribution conspiracy. According to court documents, on August 13, 2014, the Columbia Police Department, in conjunction with … Continue reading South Carolina News: Columbia Man, Ernest Gerod Sims Charged in Multi-Defendant Drug Case Sentenced

South Carolina News: Columbia Man, Antonio Miller Sentenced to 30 Years in Connection with 2008 Torture, Robbery, and Murder in Aiken

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated that Antonio Miller, age 40, of Columbia, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court to 360 months (30 years) imprisonment, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release. Miller plead guilty last year in connection with the torture, robbery, and murder of Fred … Continue reading South Carolina News: Columbia Man, Antonio Miller Sentenced to 30 Years in Connection with 2008 Torture, Robbery, and Murder in Aiken

South Carolina News: Columbia Man, Abdullah Jabbar Aquil Sentenced on Heroin and Firearm Charges

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated that Abdullah Jabbar Aquil, a/k/a “Wap,” age 42, of Columbia, was sentenced in federal court to 92 months’ imprisonment to be followed by 6 years of supervised release. Aquil plead guilty in January to possession with intent to distribute heroin and felon in possession … Continue reading South Carolina News: Columbia Man, Abdullah Jabbar Aquil Sentenced on Heroin and Firearm Charges

South Carolina News: Columbia Man, Rondell Lakevis Waiters Pleads To Federal Firearm Charge

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated that Rondell Lakevis Waiters, age 35, of Columbia, plead guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1). Chief United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten, of Columbia, accepted the … Continue reading South Carolina News: Columbia Man, Rondell Lakevis Waiters Pleads To Federal Firearm Charge

Dawn Staley sues Missouri athletic director for slander

COLUMBIA, S.C/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley is suing Missouri’s athletic director, saying he slandered her when he suggested she created an atmosphere that encouraged fans to spit on his players and use racial slurs. Staley’s lawsuit filed Thursday in Richland County asks for no more than $75,000 in … Continue reading Dawn Staley sues Missouri athletic director for slander