Former Rep Jesse Jackson Jr Sentenced for Embezzlement in Federal Court

Jackson Receives Federal Embezzlement Sentence On Wednesday, August 14th, former Democratic representative Jesse Jackson, Jr was sentenced on federal court for embezzlement. For stealing $750,000 from his own campaign fund, Jackson received 30 months in prison. Additionally, he will spent another 2 years on supervised release and will serve 500 hours of community service. Jackson’s wife, Sandra Jackson, will serve a year in jail after she pleads guilty to a tax charge related to the embezzlement of funds from her husband’s campaign. The … [Read more...]

Brett Parker Illegal Gambling Trial Postponed Until September

Illegal Gambling Trial for Elder and Junior Parker, Third Bookie, Postponed The federal trial for the illegal gambling rings run by Brett Parker, his father Jack Parker, and a third bookie have been postponed until September. According to reports, the change was requested due to a change in public defenders. Brett Parker, who was convicted with a life sentence for the double homicide of his wife, Tammy Jo Parker, and his best friend and business associate, Bryan Capnerhurst, has a public defender for the illegal gambling trial. In … [Read more...]

Columbia Rapper Pleads Guilty to Federal Prostitution Charges

Local Rapper Pleads Guilty to Prostitution Charges in Federal Court A 30-year-old man, who is famous in Columbia, SC as a rap artist, pled guilty on Wednesday, April 24th, to prostitution charges in federal court. According to reports, George McLeod III, who went by Pimp Stick Quezzy, pled guilty to charges that included transporting women from South Carolina to other states to perform sex acts for money. Authorities say that McLeod posted women on an internet website which is now defunct, called Backpages.com, then traveled with them to … [Read more...]

South Carolina Kidnapping Suspect Appealing Ammo Conviction

Man Suspected of Kidnapping SC Teenager Will Appeal Ammo Conviction Last week, Freddie Grant, the main suspect in the kidnapping of Gabrielle Swainson in August 2012, was convicted on federal criminal charges for owning ammunition as a convicted felon. Now, Grant will appeal the 17-year sentence. On Monday, April 22nd, court documents were filed by Grant’s attorney asking the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the sentence. Reportedly, when investigators searched Grant’s house for evidence related to Gabbiee Swainson’s … [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...]

Midlands Doctor Arrested in Florida for Intended Federal Criminal Sexual Conduct

SC Doctor Intended Federal Criminal Sexual Conduct with Teenager in Florida An anesthesiologist from South Carolina was arrested in Florida in October 2012 on federal criminal sexual charges, and has been brought to Columbia for trial this coming week of March. Dr. John Francis Williams, 66, thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl when he was arrested in Volusia County, Florida. Arresting officials say he had wine, condoms, Viagra, various sex devices, and even a teddy bear with him to give to the teenager. He will go to trial the week … [Read more...]