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US investigates NC environment agency

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Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into North Carolina's environmental agency following a massive coal ash spill on the Dan River. Full story...
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Local financial advisor going to prison for 17 years

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United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today JOSEPH A. LEONARD, 44, was sentenced by United State District Judge Earl Britt to 17 and a half years of imprisonment; 3 years supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and $996,984.80 in restitution. Full story...
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Ostby fined $1.2 million for mortgage fraud scheme

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According to the Criminal Information filed on October 28, 2011, Daniel Ostby and his co-defendant formed DC Development of North Carolina, LLC, which held itself out as providing construction services. OSTBY and Vanderzee developed a scheme to "flip" houses, in which they would buy real property, improve the property by building on it, and then quickly sell the property for a profit. Full story...
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US prosecutor in NC quitting after Edwards charges

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George E.B. Holding, who has served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina since June 2006, today announced he was stepping down his position effective July 8, 2011. Full story...
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'The Credit Doctor' pleads guilty

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According to the Indictment, James Goddard submitted hundreds of false credit card and lines of credit applications in the names of multiple individuals or businesses to various banks. Goddard called himself the Credit Doctor of North Carolina and touted his specialized skills included obtaining credit for newly formed businesses as well as credit repair, charging a 15% fee on each credit line he obtained. Full story...
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