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McCrae Dowless sentenced for social security fraud

A key figure in the investigation into ballot fraud in a North Carolina congressional race has been sentenced in a federal case involving Social Security benefits. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Raleigh sentenced Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. of Bladenboro to six months in prison, and one year of supervised release.  He must also pay $8,595.10 in restitution.

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. 

DA: No evidence to charge Mark Harris in Bladen election fraud investigation

The Wake County district attorney announced Wednesday that Mark Harris will not be charged for his role in the absentee ballot operations in Bladen County during the 2018 general election.

Man at center of District 9 election scandal indicted for social security fraud

McCrae Dowless, the man at the center of the District 9 election scandal, has been indicted on federal charges for collecting disability while being paid for working on campaigns in 2018.

Suspects in Bladen ballot probe arrested, court date set

The seven people charged this week in connection with an alleged ballot harvesting scheme in Bladen County are due in court early next week.

McCrae Dowless, others indicted in Bladen County election probe

The man at the center of last year's controversy in Bladen County that led to several elections, including one for US House to be redone, now faces more criminal charges.

Forced congressional election to top $1.2M for taxpayers

The new election in a North Carolina congressional district required after last year's contest was deemed tainted by a Republican political operative's ballot collection efforts is expected to cost taxpayers more than $1.2 million.

Federal investigators issue subpoenas in NC-9 investigation

The US Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section has issued at least three subpoenas for documents related to the 9th District.

Fifth arrest made in election fraud investigation

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation announced Rebecca D. Thompson was arrested Thursday after turning herself in at the Bladen County Sheriff's Office.

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