Preacher Sentenced for SC Ponzi Scheme Faces SC Felon in Possession Charges

SC Preacher Sentenced for SC Ponzi Scheme Now Faces Gun Charges A preacher for an Aynor Baptist Church could face criminal gun charges after attempting to bring a gun into a federal courthouse where he was scheduled to receive his sentence for conducting a Ponzi scheme. Reportedly, US Marshalls found the gun inside a bag that Archie LaRue Evans, 43, attempted to bring inside the McMillan Federal Building in Florence before his sentencing hearing on Ponzi scheme charges, which he pleaded guilty to last January. Evans is now expected to face … [Read more...]

Former New Orleans Mayor Receives Federal Bribery, Federal Corruption Sentence

Former New Orleans Mayor Receives 10 Year Sentence for Federal Corruption, Federal Bribery Charges On Wednesday, July 9th, former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison for federal charges including bribery and corruption. Nagin had been convicted in February on 20 out of 21 federal charges. Nagin’s charges included conspiracy, bribery, wire fraud, money laundering, and tax charges. Of 21 counts, he was found guilty of 20 – the jury found him not guilty on one count of bribery. Along with Nagin, seven contractors … [Read more...]

When $10,000 Results in a South Carolina Money Laundering Charge

South Carolina Money Laundering Charge Defense Attorneys A South Carolina Money Laundering Charge is a serious crime with serious consequences.  A  money laundering allegation typically appears combined with other allegations, including a drug crimes charge, fraud, or an allegation that the accused person has obtained money or other property illegally. South Carolina money laundering charges are more common than you think. As recently as Tuesday, June 10th, a South Carolina business owner  was indicted on federal charges for running an … [Read more...]

Strippers in Connection with Credit Card Scam Face Federal Charges

Criminal Ring of Adult Entertainers Face Federal Charges for Credit Card Theft Federal authorities arrested four women in connection with a scam ring made up of adult entertainers in New York City, who stole credit card information, drugged their clients, and ran up extravagant bills. The women face several federal charges, including grand larceny and conspiracy. Samantha Barbash, 40, Roselyn Keo, 29, Marsi Rosen, 28, and Karina Pascucci, 26, were four of the ringleaders involved in the credit card scam. Barbash, Keo, and Rosen were … [Read more...]

Freddie Grant’s Federal Charges Appeal Denied

Judges Affirm Freddie Grant’s Federal Charges Conviction On Tuesday, June 3rd, three judges upheld Freddie Grant’s conviction on federal charges including possession of ammo as a convicted criminal. Last April, Judge Cameron McGowan Currie sentenced Grant to 17 years in prison on the federal charges, based in part upon Grant's long history of criminal behavior. Reportedly, Grant has been committing armed and violent crimes since he was 20 years old.  Grant was convicted of assault with grievous bodily harm, as well as possession with intent … [Read more...]

Former Charlotte Mayor Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Former Mayor of Charlotte, NC Pleads Guilty to One Charge of Wire Fraud After a meteoric and much-applauded rise to power and fame, and a short 6 month stint in the mayor’s office, former Charlotte, NC Mayor Patrick Cannon has pleaded guilty to one federal charge of wire fraud. His single guilty plea in federal court was to one count of honest services wire fraud, which carries a potential sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Cannon was arrested in March on federal charges for wire fraud, bribery, and extortion. An FBI … [Read more...]

Additional Federal Charges Issued in Boston Marathon Bombing

Arrest Leads to Additional Federal Charges in Boston Marathon Bombing A fourth acquaintance of the Boston Marathon Bomber has been arrested and indicted on federal charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice, according to federal investigators. In an indictment unsealed on Friday, May 30th, 23-year-old Khairullozhon Matanov of Quincy, Mass, was charged with one count of destroying, altering, and falsifying records, documents, and material objects in a federal investigation. Reportedly, Matanov deleted information from his computer … [Read more...]

Man Sentenced for Sending Ricin Letters to President

Man Receives Federal Sentence for Sending Ricin Letters to President Obama After extensive wrangling with his plea deal, James Everett Dutsche was sentenced on Tuesday, May 20th, to 25 years in federal prison, after a one year trial, for sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama. The 42-year-old Dutsche was a martial arts instructor before his arrest. Prosecutors said that he attempted to frame another man for the ricin letters, which he sent to the president, a senator, and a judge. He changed his story several times in the last week, … [Read more...]

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” Husband Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

Husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Star Pleads Guilty Federal Charges Including Bank and Wire Fraud Apollo Nida, husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks, has pleaded guilty to several federal charges, including bank, wire, and mail fraud. On Tuesday, May 6th, the 35-year-old pleaded guilty to federal charges after dodging questions about his indictment for a year. Last year, the US Attorney General’s Office alleged that Nida and several co-conspirators were part of a huge identity theft ring, cashing stolen US … [Read more...]

Two Face Federal Charges in $17 Million Drug Scam

Two Men Indicted on Federal Charges for $17 Million Drug Scam The two operators of a drug supply company in Great Neck, New York, were arrested on federal charges on Wednesday, April 30th, for their roles in a multimillion dollar medical device and drug scam. William Scully, 45, and Rodi Lameh, 40, were charged for selling more than $17 million worth of misbranded or counterfeit medical devices and drugs, including fake cancer drugs and birth control. Both men pleaded not guilty to the federal charges stemming from the 73-count … [Read more...]