Robert J. Higdon

North Carolina News: Durham Resident, TAMARA PERRY MCCAFFITY Sentenced for Conspiracy Targeting North Carolina Medicaid

NEW BERN, N.C. – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced TAMARA PERRY MCCAFFITY, 57, of Durham, North Carolina to 46 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release. MCCAFFITY was also ordered to forfeit various real estate properties and … Continue reading North Carolina News: Durham Resident, TAMARA PERRY MCCAFFITY Sentenced for Conspiracy Targeting North Carolina Medicaid

North Carolina News: RALEIGH,United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina Collects Over $13 Million in Civil and Criminal Actions in Fiscal Year 2018, and $4.6 Million in Asset Forfeiture Actions

RALEIGH, N.C. – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announced today that his office collected over $13.5 million in criminal and civil actions in fiscal year 2018. Of this amount, $8,410,643.89 was collected in criminal actions and $5,113,040.40 was collected in civil actions. Additionally, over $4.6 million … Continue reading North Carolina News: RALEIGH,United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina Collects Over $13 Million in Civil and Criminal Actions in Fiscal Year 2018, and $4.6 Million in Asset Forfeiture Actions

North Carolina News: Erie Man, SAMUEL DEWAYNE DOOLITTLE Sentenced After Conviction of Human Trafficking-Related Offenses

One victim fled and contacted law enforcement while being prostituted in Fayetteville, NC NEW BERN, N.C. – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that on February 1, 2018, SAMUEL DEWAYNE DOOLITTLE, 33, of Erie, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan … Continue reading North Carolina News: Erie Man, SAMUEL DEWAYNE DOOLITTLE Sentenced After Conviction of Human Trafficking-Related Offenses

North Carolina News: Wilson Man, BONDURANT AKEEM RUFFIN Sentenced for Drug Possession After Federal Jury Conviction

NEW BERN, N.C. – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced BONDURANT AKEEM RUFFIN, 34, of Wilson, NC, to 69 months imprisonment, followed by 4 years supervised release. On August 15, 2018, following a three day jury trial before United States … Continue reading North Carolina News: Wilson Man, BONDURANT AKEEM RUFFIN Sentenced for Drug Possession After Federal Jury Conviction

South Carolina News: GREENVILLE, ANTHONY DEPREE SMITH, Federal Jury Convicts Jacksonville Man for Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that yesterday in Federal court, ANTHONY DEPREE SMITH, a 44-year-old resident of Jacksonville, was convicted following a two-day trial before Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard. The jury found SMITH guilty of Conspiracy to Possess … Continue reading South Carolina News: GREENVILLE, ANTHONY DEPREE SMITH, Federal Jury Convicts Jacksonville Man for Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Five Aliens Indicted on Illegal Reentry Charges

RALEIGH, N.C. – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned indictments charging BRAYAN ALEXANDER FUNEZ-ESPINOZA, age 28, of Mexico, ROMERO FLORES-AGUILAR, age 30, of Mexico, JESUS GARCIA-HERNANDEZ, age 43, of Mexico, RODOLFO ROA-SAUCEDO, age 35, of Mexico, and … Continue reading North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Five Aliens Indicted on Illegal Reentry Charges

North Carolina News: Wilson Man, WILLIAM MAURICE SADDLER Ordered to Pay Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Restitution to Human Trafficking Victim

NEW BERN, N.C. – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan has ordered WILLIAM MAURICE SADDLER, 36, of Wilson to pay $477,618.20 in restitution to a victim of human trafficking. This is the largest amount ever ordered in … Continue reading North Carolina News: Wilson Man, WILLIAM MAURICE SADDLER Ordered to Pay Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Restitution to Human Trafficking Victim

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