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May 2014 Archives

Feds: Charlotte kingpin businesses raided, drug crimes alleged

North Carolina authorities say they have apprehended the man thought to be the kingpin of a major drug operation in the area for the past decade. The defendant, who is reportedly an undocumented immigrant, is accused of trafficking cocaine into the Charlotte area from all corners of the globe. That defendant then apparently used the money from the drug crimes to purchase luxury items including exotic cars and a home.

Man gets 15 months for federal crimes after stealing from bank

A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 15 months' prison time after he was convicted of stealing more than $140,000 from a bank vault. That man, age 21, had been an employee with an armored car service at the time of the federal crimes. He has also been sentenced to repay the money and serve two years' worth of court-mandated supervision. The man had pleaded guilty to bank theft in March 2013. He was sentenced in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 21.

Man arrested for sex crimes after allegedly hiding in closet

A North Carolina man is facing criminal allegations after he apparently hid in a teenager's closet for five days, only fleeing after he was discovered by the girl's mother. Authorities say the defendant will be charged with several sex crimes, including statutory rape and statutory sex offense. He faces 16 counts in all. The man is currently in custody on a $1 million bond.

North Carolina man accused of sex crimes after hiding in closet

A North Carolina man is facing serious criminal allegations after he allegedly hid in a teenager's closet for several days. The man, age 27, was accused of sex crimes including statutory rape and statutory sex offenses after apparently having intercourse with the 14-year-old Iredell County girl. Authorities report that the man had been invited inside the home, and he stayed there for five days. He could face life in prison without parole if convicted of the sex crimes.

Man charged with kidnapping after absconding with ex-wife

An area man accused of absconding with his ex-wife to North Carolina has been formally charged with kidnapping. The man allegedly took the woman from a West Knoxville area home in Tennessee. The kidnapping is reportedly considered a federal crime because it crossed state lines. The man could face a life sentence behind bars if he is convicted on the charges.

Gang members sentenced after guilty plea for federal crimes

Two men associated with a violent gang have been sentenced to decades in prison after a recent courtroom hearing. The men were convicted in February on charges of federal crimes that included racketeering, robbery, sex trafficking, drug distribution and weapons offense. The older defendant, age 34, was sentenced to a 40-year prison term, while another 29-year-old man will serve 30 years' time.

Business executive accused of embezzlement of tax funds

The 61-year-old owner of a business in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, is facing felony tax charges after reportedly assisting a corporation with illegal financial moves. The man, who is a corporate officer with Butler Specialties, is facing allegations of white collar crimes including embezzlement of state and county property. Reports show that the defendant was arrested after an investigation conducted by the Department of Revenue's Criminal Investigations Section. He is being held on a $1 million bond, according to news reports, and he has already had his first courtroom appearance.

Man gets more than 7 years for Internet sex crimes

A North Carolina man has been sentenced to a 90-month prison term in a federal penitentiary in connection with several child porn charges. The man was accused of possessing, receiving and distributing child pornography, according to federal officials in the area. The man will also be required to register as a sex offender because of the Internet sex crimes, and he will remain under indefinite court supervision after his release.

Motorist could get 25 years for fatal drunk driving accident

A 59-year-old North Carolina man accused of causing a fatal accident near Fort Mill, South Carolina, was arrested nearly three months after that deadly wreck. The man is currently being held without bond in an area detention center. He is accused of causing the fatal drunk driving accident when he smashed into the rear end of the decedent's vehicle.

Defendant charged with drug crimes after traffic stop

A North Carolina teenager is facing felony drug charges after he was allegedly found with a large amount of marijuana in his vehicle on April 26. The young man, age 18, was pulled over by a law enforcement officer when she noticed that he was speeding and using his brights unnecessarily, in addition to driving erratically. The man was accused of the drug crimes after a search of his vehicle revealed the small bags of marijuana in his car.

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