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Former ABC chief's conviction appeal denied


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The North Carolina Court of Appeals has denied an appeal by the former head of New Hanover County's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board convicted nearly two years ago for obtaining property by false pretense.

In a decision filed today, the Court of Appeals ruled the trial court did not make an error by refusing to dismiss the case against Billy Williams for lack of evidence.

A jury convicted Williams in August 2011. Jurors agreed that Williams used more than $40,000 that appeared to be for paving the parking lot at a new liquor store in Porters Neck to cover a debt he owed contractor Lee Cowper for a garage Cowper built for Williams's home.

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William Allen Cobb Sr & Jr control the ABC Board

Just ask any employee, they will tell you who has ran it for decades.

Wow you would think that he

Wow you would think that he would go quietly into the night after being able to keep that huge retirement package.