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United States of America v. Betty Hawkins and Phyllis Ricks
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal defense lawyers represented Defendants charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States. MoreLaw Legal News For Raleigh From approximately 2009 through 2018 Betty...
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( 01-05-2023 - NC)

Curtis Sheaffer and Luanne Sheaffer v. First Protective Insurance Company d/b/a Frontline Insurance
Raleigh, North Carolina insurance law lawyer represented Plaintiffs, who sued Defendant on a bad faith breach of an insurance contract claiming more than $76,000 in damages as a direct result of the denial of their insurance claim by Defendant. MoreLaw Legal News For Raleigh...
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( 01-04-2023 - NC)

United States of America v. Jarred Javon Ford
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with felony possession of a firearm. MoreLaw Legal News For Raleigh Jarred Javon Ford was a convicted felon and got into ...
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( 01-04-2023 - NC)

United States of America v. Epic Games, Inc.
Raleigh, North Carolina civil litigation lawyers represented Defendant accused of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule), and the Federal Trade Commission Act. MoreLaw Legal News For Ral...
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( 12-21-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. Kenneth “Smoke” Piper, Allen "Slim" Martin Smith, and Eric Cruz Pineda
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with felony possession of firearms and carjacking. MoreLaw Legal News For Raleigh On December 11, 2020, Kenneth "Smoke" Piper and Eric Cruz Pine...
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( 12-06-2022 - NC)

Commonwealth of North Carolina v. Justin Merritt
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with first-degree murder. Justin Merritt was accused of killing Andy Banks. § 14-17. Murder in the first and second degree defined; punishment. (a) A murder which shall be perpetrated by means of a nuclear, biological, or chemical weapon of mass destruction as defined in G.S. 14-288.21, po...
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( 12-02-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. Capone Ridley
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with possession with intent to distribute powder and crack cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of that drug crime. On May 21, 2020, the Ahoskie Police Department received a call to Hill Street in Ahoskie regarding a domestic assault by defendant Capone Ridley. When officers arrived, the victim-calle...
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( 11-15-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. Furman Alexander Ford
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with conpsiracy to commit health care fraud, healthcare fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Furman Alexander Ford, 52 years old, and his co-conspirator Jimmy Guess, who pled guilty on September 16, 2020 to healthcare fraud, conspired in a scheme to defraud Medicare by submitting false claims to Medicare...
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( 10-25-2022 - NC)

Church Mutual Insurance Company v. Storm Team Construction, Inc. d/b/a Storm Team USA
Raleigh, North Carolina insurance law lawyers represented Plaintiff, which sued Defendant on a breach of contract theory....
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( 10-21-2022 - NC)

Loretta Stanton v. Target Corporation
Raleigh, North Carolina personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident in one of Defendant's stores. This case was filed in the Superior Court, Wake County, North Carolina, case number 21-CVS-3623, and removed to federal court by Defendant....
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( 10-14-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. Israel Ramos Ponce
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with trafficking methamphetamine in violation 21 U.S.C. 841, which provides: Except as authorized by this subchapter, it shall be unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally— (1) to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, a controlled su...
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( 10-14-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. Xiang Yue Jin
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with making bribe payments to protect her illicit massage parlors in Cary and Wilmington from law enforcement scrutiny in 2020 and 2021. In August 2020, the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) began an investigation into illicit massage parlors in Durham, Raleigh, and Wilmington...
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( 09-21-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. Chad Cline and BJ Trucking Company, Inc.
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal law lawyers represented Defendants charged with violating the False Claims Act. A jury found Chad Cline and BJ Trucking Company, Inc. liable for $1,679,086 worth of unauthorized fuel purchases under United States Postal Service contracts, in violation of the False Claims Act. The jury also found that while BJ Trucking was insolvent and owed a substantial ...
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( 09-16-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. Brent Brewbaker and Contech Engineered Solutions, LLC
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with bid-rigging and fraud. Following a week-long trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in January, a jury convicted Brent Brewbaker, a former Contech executive, for participating in conspiracies to rig bids and submit false certifications of non-collusion for more than 300 aluminum...
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( 09-08-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. Gilberto Espinal Escamilla
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs. Gilberto Espinal Escamilla pleaded guilty, without a written plea agreement, to possessing with intent to distribute, and distributing, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A). At sentencing, the district cour...
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( 08-12-2022 - NC)

State of North Carolina v. Nancy Errichetti
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal law lawyer represented defendant charged with aiding in the sexual abuse of a middle school student by a former teacher. Nancy Errichetti, age 59, the former head of the Montessori School of Raleigh, was charged with contributing to the delin delinquency of a minor....
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( 08-08-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. Tyren Omarious Hargrove
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl. Tyren Omarious Hargrove, 21, sold heroin laced with fentanyl to a confidential informant working with the Henderson Police Department in May 2022. On June 3, 2022, law enforcement executed a search warrant at a residence associated with Hargrove an...
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( 07-22-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. Asheboro Drug Company, Inc., et al.
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented defendants charged with with health care fraud. Asheboro, North Carolina based Asheboro Drug Company, Isaac F. Brady, III and Isaac F. Brady, IV were accused of dispensing controlled substances, including opioids, without taking specific steps to help ensure the drugs will not be abused or diverted. The parties entered i...
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( 07-13-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. Vernisha Suggs
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl and conspiracy to make false statements during the purchase of firearms. Vernisha Suggs, 35, engaged in a conspiracy from 2018 through 2020 to purchase numerous firearms on behalf of Bloods gang members from federally licensed firearms dealers in Rocky Mount. T...
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( 06-23-2022 - NC)

State of North Carolina v. Riley Dawson Conner
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with first-degree murder. The Supreme Court of the United States has determined that it is unconstitutional to sentence a juvenile defendant to a term of life without parole without consideration of the juvenile's age and attendant circumstances, and that such a sentence is constitutionally impermissible fo...
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( 06-17-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. Ramona Lopez
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with trafficking methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, cocaine base (crack), and marijuana, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of such drug trafficking crime. The Jacksonville Police Department received complaints from management of a local hotel regarding Ramona Lopez’s selling of narcotics from a ...
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( 06-03-2022 - NC)

Robert Whitmire v. Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company
Raleigh, North Carolina insurance law lawyers represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on a bad faith breach of an insurance contract claiming $500,000 in damages as a result of Defendant's failure to pay Plaintiff's claim. Bad Faith Breach of Insurance Contract Law by Kent Morlan ...
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( 05-11-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. George William Garven, Robert Andrew Helms and William Russell Davis
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to commit offense against the United States. Three defendants were sentenced for conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States in connection with a fraudulent invoicing scheme that targeted Baker Roofing Company (BRC). Defendants were charged with stealing $1,850,442 from the company...
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( 05-02-2022 - NC)

State of North Carolina v. Brian Sluss
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with first-degree murder. Brian Sluss was accused of killing his 23-yearold ex-girlfriend, Monica Moynan, in 2019. Ms. Moynan's body has never been found. The State relied on Britny's Law, which allows the jury to find the elements of first-degree murder if there are former convictions for dom...
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( 04-30-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. Dwight Harmon, a/k/a "Jersey"
Raleigh, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with Distribute a Quantity of a Mixture and Substance Containing a Detectable Amount of Heroin and Fentanyl. A Battleboro, North Carolina man was sentenced today to 160 months in prison for Distribution of a Quantity of Heroin and a Quantity of Fentanyl. According to court documents and information pr...
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( 04-22-2022 - NC)

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