In February 1977, a woman walked away from a North Carolina halfway house. She had been convicted of writing bad checks worth more than $200 in 1974. On May 14, 2015, a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested the now 68-year-old woman.
Two former corrections officers in North Carolina have been indicted on charges of Extortion Under Color of Official Right. One of the officers, a 29-year-old man, is also charged with lying to a federal grand jury and making a False Statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Both defendants are facing decades in federal prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.
Operating an illegal sweepstakes is a crime and a federal one at that. For a 44-year-old man and his 68-year-old father from Selma, North Carolina, the seizure of cash and gaming devices from 200 stores and restaurants by federal and state agents has resulted in multiple charges.
In some case, your past history of criminal convictions can lead to an increased risk of criminal charges now and in the future. One area where this is especially true is in the possession of weapons. It could be illegal in North Carolina for you to own or possess certain weapons -- including firearms -- if you have a past felony conviction.
When a person is arrested and facing criminal charges, it's very important for that person to know not only the charges being faced, but also how the entire process is going to play out. While many people think that this starts with a trial, that is not always the case. It may start with a grand jury.
Charlotte, North Carolina, was the location of a man from Ohio who was wanted on several federal charges. The 33-year-old man was located there on June 9. According to authorities, the man is believed to be a member of a gang called the Short North Posse.
Synthetic marijuana is often marketed as an easy and "legal" substance to get high. Those who use, manufacture and/or sell synthetic marijuana claim that the THC -- which is the substance in marijuana that gives users their "high" feeling -- is mimicked in synthetic cannabinoids.
Federal drug trafficking charges can turn your world upside down. These cases often take months to build and involve multiple law enforcement agencies, the Drug Enforcement Administration or even the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a lot of laws that govern what we are allowed to buy and sell in the United States. Usually, if you are wondering whether or not it is legal to sell an item, it warrants investigating the law on the matter and possibly consulting with an attorney. In the case of rhino horns, stuffed polar bears and whale teeth, the law is pretty clear.
When someone is charged with Medicare fraud, it is a federal crime. This means that the penalties quickly become very serious.