Learning that you have been charged with any federal crime is usually enough to incite fear in a person. When a federal prosecutor can't prove that you were a person who actually committed a federal crime but believes that you played some part in the crime, you might be charged with federal conspiracy. This catch-all charge can be a difficult one to fight. We have the experience you need on your side to fight against the conspiracy charge.
A man who used to be the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, was caught in a bribery scheme. According to reports, someone brought him a suitcase that was entirely full of money. They boldly took it right to his office and gave it to him there. He has recently been sentenced, and he has been given four years behind bars.
News reports out of North Carolina show that the former mayor of Charlotte, Patrick Cannon, could be sentenced in early September for his conviction related to a corruption case. Cannon entered a guilty plea for the federal crimes in early June. Those allegations included charges of Honest Services Wire Fraud. He had stepped down as the city's mayor in March after being taken into custody by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
If you have been accused of a federal crime in North Carolina, you may have a lot of questions about the legal process you are about to experience. Prosecution for federal crimes generally gains momentum when a defendant is officially charged. However, this process is somewhat different from that used to address lower-level crimes. Today, we walk you through the process of being formally charged with a federal offense.
A North Carolina man has been convicted of several sex crimes by a federal jury in Charlotte. The man, age 31, was accused of federal crimes including sex trafficking and pimping, according to official sources. The federal jury debated for just about two hours before convicting the man. He was found guilty on counts of kidnapping, producing child pornography, witness tampering and promoting prostitution.
A fourth high-ranking employee at Boggs Paving Inc. in North Carolina has entered a guilty plea in connection with federal allegations that the company mismanaged federal and state contract money. The man, age 59, has reached a plea agreement in the case, which alleges that the company received more than $87 million in construction contracts. Company officials are accused of federal crimes because they misled government officials about the role of a minority-owned business in the construction work.
Two North Carolina residents have been arrested in connection with federal fraud allegations exactly one year after their adopted daughter was reported missing in Rowan County. The parents were arrested at their Fayetteville home on July 30, according to authorities. They are facing allegations of federal crimes related to Medicaid and other program-related fraud.
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.
A man who had retired as an officer from the Air Force recently put in a plea saying that he is guilty of the crimes of bribery and theft. He is from North Carolina, and he had made his home in Southern Pines. He is 52 years old.
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.