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France holds trial over horse meat found in frozen lasagna

Six years after the "Horsegate" scandal broke, four people went on trial in Paris on Monday over an elaborate alleged scheme that fed consumers across Europe frozen foods containing cheap horse meat fraudulently labeled as pricier beef.

Roy Moore: Agreement to appear on comedy show fraud

Former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore says he didn't know he was dealing with comedian Sacha Baron Cohen when he agreed to appear on a television show.

FBI concerned by money mules roped into fraud schemes

The email caught the executive at a small Connecticut company by surprise one morning in 2016. The company's owner, or so he thought, was requesting a money transfer to pay for supplies from a new vendor.

Carolina Beach woman pleads guilty in adoption scam

A Carolina Beach woman has pleaded guilty to charges related to a nationwide adoption scam.

Habitual felon sentenced to 10-13 years for fraud charges

An habitual felon was found guilty of numerous charges in court Wednesday.

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer," pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying he and Trump arranged the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election.

Manafort’s defense rests after calling no witnesses

Paul Manafort's defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.

NC woman accused of faking cancer for insurance money

State officials have accused a North Carolina woman of filing nearly 300 insurance claims for cancer although she didn't have the disease.

“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in prison for fraud

Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli wept and apologized before being sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday for securities fraud.

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Volunteers, businesses honored for helping after deadly Brunswick County tornado

It's been more than four months since a deadly tornado ripped through southern Brunswick County, and those who helped with the recovery effort are now being recognized.

Brunswick County passes budget for FY 2021-2022

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has approved the budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

McCrae Dowless pleads guilty to benefit fraud

According to court documents, Dowless, 65, defrauded the Social Security Administration by concealing his work and income while receiving monthly benefits payments. 

Senate budget uses NC revenue boon on more tax cuts, capital

The bill puts much of that extra money in a savings reserve and an infrastructure construction fund, and makes deeper tax cuts than Republicans originally pitched.