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July 2014 Archives

3 men accused of federal crimes after drug-related kidnapping

Three men are facing federal allegations after they apparently kidnapped an area man after a drug deal gone wrong. Official reports show that the trio, ages 22, 26 and 57, have been charged with federal crimes including kidnapping. The defendants appeared in a federal court in North Carolina, but they may be extradited to South Carolina to actually face trial. They are accused of not only kidnapping the man, but also demanding ransom and holding the victim at gunpoint.

Elementary educators arrested on prescription drug charges

There mere mention of drug dealing often conjures up visions of several people huddled together in a dark alley while passing money and drugs back and forth. For one North Carolina town, the drug deals were allegedly taking place in a manner nobody would ever have suspected.

Sex crimes case against elderly defendant dismissed

An elderly North Carolina priest who was facing allegations of child sex abuse will not go to trial, according to area news reports. The man, now 86, was found incapable of standing trial for the alleged sex crimes, largely because he suffers from a variety of serious conditions that include dementia. The man had been accused of assaulting a 14-year-old boy in 1977.

Former teacher accused of sex crimes with student

A North Carolina woman who had taught for Durham Public Schools has been accused of maintaining an inappropriate relationship with one of her students. The 37-year-old woman is formally accused of sex crimes including engaging in a sex offense with a student and taking indecent liberties with a student. North Carolina law dictates that it is illegal for any teacher to engage in a sexual relationship with a student, no matter the student's age.

North Carolina doctor pleading guilty to federal crimes, fraud

A former North Carolina physician has pleaded guilty in connection with federal allegations of health care fraud. The man, who had been an owner of Northcross Medical Center in the Charlotte area, was an internal medicine physician. The 55-year-old man was accused of federal crimes after he apparently used his medical center to defraud the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Official reports show that the man was also accused of tax evasion, dodging as much as $800,000 in tax debt.

North Carolina doctor pleads guilty to health care, tax fraud

A physician who reportedly hid millions of dollars in income from the federal government has officially pleaded guilty to tax evasion and health care fraud. The man, who had been an owner in North Carolina's Northcross Medical Center, will also pay more than $6 million in connection with a civil fraud case that accompanied the tax evasion and health care fraud allegations. The 55-year-old man will be paying the largest-ever settlement in the Western District of North Carolina for a single physician.

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