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Case Number: 5:20-cr-00124
Judge: James C. Dever, III
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (Wake County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Description: Raleigh, North Carolina bank fraud criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Derrick Devon King, who was charged with conspiring to commit bank fraud and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
According to court documents, from May 2015 through June 2017, King and others used synthetic identities to obtain credit cards and finance automobile purchases. King and others created new credit profiles by combining their names and dates of birth with nine-digit numbers resembling social security numbers, but which had not been issued to them by the Social Security Administration. In addition to using these new credit profiles, King and others misrepresented employment information in credit applications to make it appear they had the ability to repay loans. King and his co-conspirators, however, had no intention to pay.
On June 14, 2017, King was also found to be in possession of a firearm and a trafficking amount of marijuana. He also pled guilty to that offense.
Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, and the Raleigh Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan B. Menzer prosecuted the case.
Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud
Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 60 Months on Count 1 and 60 Months on Count 2 to be served consecutively for a total term of 120 months - Supervised release for 5 years on Count 1 and 5 years on Count 2 to run concurrently - Special Assessment $200 - No Fine - Restitution $79,415.96 - BOP Recommendations: Substance Abuse Assessment/Treatment, Vocational training/educational opportunities, placement at FCI Butner.