A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a leader of a sprawling mortgage and investment fraud conspiracy to 30 years in prison, as an eight-year investigation that led to charges for 91 individuals draws to a close.
More than a dozen suspected gang members arrested last week in a sweeping federal roundup appeared in federal court on Tuesday. As expected, U.S. Magistrate Judge David Keesler ordered that all 16 remain jailed.
A three-month sting operation by Lincolnton police has led to solicitation of a minor charges against 17 men from Burke, Catawba, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln and Union counties, the Lincoln Times-News reported.
A Charlotte day care worker was arrested and charged Friday night in the abuse of a 5-month old baby girl who was found unconscious and seriously injured May 6 at the Easter Seals UCP Children’s Center on Marsh Road.