A federal judge in North Carolina has ordered that a man who was sent to prison 28 years ago be freed. The man was convicted of murder allegations when he was just a teenager. According to the North Carolina Superior Court Judge, not enough evidence was present to justify the man's conviction related to the 1988 murder.
A 36-year-old man from Raleigh has pleaded guilty to charges that he illegally recruited and induced foreign nationals to come from Israel to the United States on B-2 visitor visas. Once they arrived, the man would employ them at his kiosk businesses in malls in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Virginia.
Some of our readers have probably visited the Sawasdee Thai Restaurant in Raleigh. Recently, federal authorities arrested the female owner of the restaurant, causing many regular customers surprise.
In April 2014, a man convicted of an attempted murder in 2012 orchestrated a kidnapping. The target was the father of the prosecutor who sent him to prison for life for that attempted murder.
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and U.S. deputy marshals made several arrests on a recent Tuesday. The arrests were made at five different locations, including homes in Cary and Durham, North Carolina. The arrests came after an indictment was issued naming eight people for their roles in laundering drug money made from dealing marijuana and cocaine.
Last December, a Pinehurst, North Carolina, businessman pleaded guilty to possession of more than 220 pounds of marijuana, conspiracy to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments. We talked about this case on our blog the end of April. The plea agreement, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman, will remain sealed until the judge accepts it.
In federal court, a 64-year-old man pleaded guilty to manufacturing child pornography. That single count is a far cry from the 12 charges of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor he faced after he was arrested last year.
A Pinehurst man's sentencing hearing has been rescheduled again in a federal criminal case for money laundering and drug charges. Last December, the man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder monetary instruments and conspiracy to distribute and possess more than 220 pounds of marijuana. The details of his plea agreement are sealed until the U.S. District Court judge accepts them.
A man that police in Raleigh, North Carolina, say raped a teenage girl has surrendered on the charges. There are three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and six counts of statutory rape against the man.
According to a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a 34-year-old man from Cary, North Carolina, sold cocaine to an informant at a local Waffle House restaurant. on Dec. 5, March 5 and March 12.