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Pizza delivery box leads to prison for North Carolina man

Jul. 22, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — An accused methamphetamine dealer in North Carolina has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after federal prosecutors say investigators used a pizza delivery box with his address on it to track him down. Jerrell Taylor, 36, of Kinston was sentenced on...

North Carolina woman pleads guilty to healthcare fraud

Jul. 06, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who controlled two healthcare companies pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges resulting from a scheme in which she collected $17 million after the companies billed Medicare for medical equipment it never delivered, a prosecutor said. Tanya...

North Carolina man sentenced to prison for illegal firearms

Jun. 08, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and three years of supervised release for his conviction on charges of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. U.S. Attorney Michael Easley said Edward Shaquille Alford, 29, of Lumberton was...

North Carolina woman sentenced to prison for Medicare fraud

May. 26, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for conspiring with others to defraud North Carolina's Medicaid system by turning in more than $4 million in fake claims for behavioral health services. Sharita Mathis Richardson of...

North Carolina man gets 10 years for shooting at police

May. 24, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday after his conviction on charges stemming from a police chase during which he fired multiple shots at an officer, a federal prosecutor said. Cedrick Tyler Armstrong, 37, of Zebulon was convicted...

Ex-Fort Bragg worker gets 3 years for taking bribes

May. 19, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who worked at Fort Bragg was sentenced Wednesday to more than three years in prison for bribery and money laundering related to government contracts, according to a federal prosecutor. U.S. Attorney Michael Easley said in a news release...

North Carolina daycare owner convicted of drug, gun charges

May. 12, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who ran a daycare from his home has been convicted of six felony drug and firearm offenses after authorities said he also directed an armed drug trafficking operation from the same location. Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern...

North Carolina man gets 10 months for sex assault on flight

May. 11, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl during a flight on a commercial airliner last year, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. U.S. Attorney Michael Easley said in a news release that Ryan...