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Posts tagged "Federal Crimes"

Woman arrested 38 years after walking away from halfway house

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.

Indictment charges 2 former corrections officers with extortion

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.

Federal charges filed for illegal gambling against father and son

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.

Facing weapons charges with prior felonies

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.

The grand jury begins the potential trial process

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.

Can I get arrested for possessing synthetic marijuana?

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.

Can I sell my stuffed polar bear, rhino horn and whale teeth?

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.

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