Give States More Power to Prosecute Sex Trafficking and Internet Solicitation, Says AG Wilson

SC Attorney General Urges Congress to Give States More Prosecutorial Power in Sex Trafficking and Internet Solicitation Crimes South Carolina’s top prosecutor, Attorney General Alan Wilson, is urging the US Congress to give states more power to prosecutor criminal sexual activity, including sex trafficking and internet solicitation, particularly regarding children. Wilson says he is joining with dozens of other chief prosecutors to urge Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act. The group says they want lawmakers to empower state and … [Read more...]

Rock Hill Hells Angels to be Sentenced for RICO Crimes

Several Members of Infamous Hells Angels Gang Will Be Sentenced for RICO Violations On Thursday, May 9th, a federal court in South Carolina will sentence 5 of the 15 guilty members of Rock Hill Hells Angels, after a lengthy investigation into drug sales, gun running, conspiracy, and RICO violations. Prosecutors proved, in a US District Court in Columbia, earlier this year that the Hells Angels constituted a gang, and could be prosecuted under RICO laws. Twenty gang members – associates of the Rock Hell Nomads chapter, and the smaller Red … [Read more...]

Illegal Gambling Ring Leader’s Double Murder Trial Begins This Week

Double Murder Trial Starts Jury Selection On Tuesday, May 7th, the double murder trial for Brett Parker, a man who notoriously ran an illegal gambling ring and wound up with a mountain of gambling debts, begins jury selection. Monday’s pretrial hearing focused on each side’s arguments in the double murder case. Parker’s attorneys say that they will focus on South Carolina’s “Stand Your Ground” laws, asserting that one of the murder victims, Bryan Capnerhurst, shot the other victim, Tammy Parker. The prosecution has kept quiet about their … [Read more...]

Arrest Warrant Issued for Mentoring Agency Head Charged with Wire Fraud

Former Head of Defunct Mentoring Agency Charged with Wire Fraud, Fails to Contact Probation Officer On Monday, April 29th, a federal judge issued an arrest warrant after the former head of a youth mentoring agency, who has been charged with wire fraud and Medicaid fraud, failed to check in with his probation officer. He also failed to appear at a status conference hearing in Charleston, SC on Monday. Norman Lewis ran a for-profit company called Helping Hands Youth and Family Services (not affiliated with charity organizations of the same … [Read more...]

More Arrests for Illegal Gambling Made in Huge Gambling Ring Scandal

Illegal Gambling Ring Discovered After Criminal Charges, More People Arrested Five more men have been arrested in connection with the now infamous Brett Parker illegal gambling ring scandal. Deputies in Richland County have arrested Gregory McCoy, 43, Ben Yon, 33, Damon K. Johnson, 33, Edward Maracich, 50, and Nathan Chisom, 36. So far, 17 people total have been arrested since the illegal gambling ring was exposed last year. Most of the suspects were arrested the week of March 20th – 12 suspects total. The arrests have been piling up … [Read more...]