A 48-page indictment was unsealed this week in Newport News, Virginia, and it named 11 people who are charged with helping over 140 Israeli citizens stay illegally in the U.S. The indictment also named three companies. One of those people named in the indictment owns property in Wake County, North Carolina, worth an estimated $1.3 million.
The United States Marshals Service announced that 123 people were arrested in Robeson County, North Carolina. The arrests were part of "Operation Zero Hour," which is a major crime initiative meant to target "the worst of the worst," according to one man with the Marshals Service.
Recently in Raleigh, North Carolina, a man from Cary received a seven-year federal prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to using the Internet to promote prostitution and interstate transportation for prostitution.
It's taken several months, but a business owner in Fairmont, North Carolina, will finally get his $107,702.66 that was seized by police in July 2014. The man was also seeking to be reimbursed $20,000 in legal and accountant fees.
A 60-year-old man from Beaulaville, North Carolina, has been sentenced to a federal prison term of 20 years. He pleaded guilty to receiving child porn in October 2015. The U.S. District judge who sentenced the man took into consideration the fact that he had molested family members, both of whom were young.
An investment scheme that preyed on the religious beliefs of its victims has resulted in a 43-year-old man from Raleigh being sentenced to over 26 years in federal prison.
A 46-year-old man has been charged with money laundering and interstate kidnapping. He has a court date in January in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is currently being held in federal custody.
A man who returned from the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas in May got a surprise when he returned home and it wasn't a good one. Two men, one from Durham and one from Knightdale, allegedly broke into the man's home and waited for his return. They then badly beat the man and transported him to a storage unit. When authorities found the man on a dirt road in Nash County, he had severe injuries, as well as duct tape on his neck and face. Ligature marks were also present on his ankles and wrists.
Laser lights are used as pointers, to play with pets and in many other ways. However, when a 35-year-old man decided to use a laser to light up the cockpit of a helicopter near Cape Fear Regional Jetport, he was charged in federal court.
A GPS tracking device led to the arrests of three people for robbing a bank in Wilson, North Carolina, in November 2014. Two of the men had robbed the PNC Bank. They were found in the trunk of a rental car by police, who tracked the signal from the GPS device one of the robbers inadvertently picked up when he grabbed the cash. They were found with $1,579 on them, as well as a firearm.