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June 2014 Archives

Defendants accused of hiding sex crimes behind daycare business

Yet another North Carolina resident has been arrested in connection with an alleged child pornography operation that was based in Harnett County. That man, age 50, was arrested on June 24. He faces serious criminal allegations of first-degree sex crimes, according to news reports.

Man gets life sentence for federal crimes associated with pot

A North Carolina man has received a shocking life prison sentence for his participation in a large drug trafficking ring that led to large amounts of marijuana being distributed in the Charlotte area. The man, age 34, was charged with federal crimes including money laundering and conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. The man and two co-defendants were convicted in October after a short trial.

Former mortician gets diversion for white collar crimes

A North Carolina man who owned a local funeral home has pleaded guilty to charges that he embezzled money from his business. The 27-year-old man has already had his professional license revoked this year. He was officially charged in January with white collar crimes including obtaining property by false pretense and embezzlement.

Defendant gets more than 14 years for drug-related federal crimes

A criminal defendant with alleged gang connections has been sentenced after reportedly supplying more than three pounds of methamphetamine to others in the area. The man, age 21, was sentenced in a North Carolina district court after being convicted of federal charges. He is slated to spend 169 months behind bars for the federal crimes.

Former political aide accused of DWI with teen son in car

A former aide for North Carolina politician John Edwards has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk. The defendant, age 48, was taken into custody on June 8 after a traffic stop in Raleigh. Authorities say that the man is accused of DWI in connection with the incident, but he is also facing allegations of child abuse because his teenage son was in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Sex crime defendants face uphill battle on college campuses

In most sexual assault cases on college campuses, it appears that the focus leans toward the victim. What happens, though, when a man is falsely accused of a sex crime at a North Carolina college or university? In many cases, those men are taking back their lives by suing the schools that unfairly violated their rights. Now, more cases are moving from the campus to the courtroom, according to news reports.

North Carolina politician pleads guilty to white collar crime

The former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, has pleaded guilty to a public corruption charge in connection with allegations that he accepted bribes from federal agents. The man, Patrick Cannon, admitted to the white collar crimes on May 27. He will be sentenced on one count of honest service wire fraud, a charge that carries with it up to two decades in prison and a quarter-million dollar fine.

Defendant arrested on 20-year-old sex crimes charges

A North Carolina man has been arrested in connection with alleged sex crimes that were perpetrated against a 12-year-old child in the 1990s. The defendant, age 62, is facing formal sex crimes allegations, including charges of first degree rape of a child, second degree rape and statutory rape, among others. Officials say that the alleged incidents occurred between 1994 and 1998.

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