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Charlotte tax preparer pleads guilty for filing false tax returns

A Charlotte tax preparer pleaded guilty in federal court Friday for filing false tax returns for her clients and for herself.

US charges 4 members of Chinese military for massive Equifax hack

The Department of Justice unveiled charges against four members of China's military for allegedly hacking into the credit agency Equifax and stealing the personal information of millions of Americans in 2017.

Jury rules for half of 21 plaintiffs in used body parts suit

The owner of a now-closed body donation facility was found civilly liable Tuesday for mishandling remains in about half of 21 cases filed by families of the dead.

Pain MD owner, employees accused of $38M health care fraud

The majority owner of Pain MD and three employees are charged with more than $38 million in health care fraud.

Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam

"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman reported Tuesday to a U.S. prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in a college admissions scandal, a representative said.

Hallsboro man accused of wrongfully accepting $2,500

A Hallsboro man is being accused of wrongfully accepting a $2,500 payment.

Avenatti charged with embezzlement, fraud, cheating on taxes

Attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, did not pay his taxes, committed bank fraud and lied in bankruptcy proceedings.

State GOP chair steps down after bribery charges

North Carolina's Republican Party chairman is giving up party control as he faces criminal charges that he and a major donor tried to bribe the state's top insurance regulator.

In deceit proposal: Feds say man wed stranger to stay in US

Prosecutors say a couple was panhandling along a North Carolina road when a foreigner pulled over with a proposal for the woman: Marry him so he could stay in the country, and they'd receive $12,000 along with payments for a house and car.

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