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Duke Energy faces federal criminal charges for coal ash pollution, expects to pay $102 million

RALEIGH, N.C. - Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-20/duke-energy-faces-federal-
Over 300 people identified whose prosecutions might be tainted

As the investigation into the improper and possibly illegal conduct of a federal prosecutor and ATF agent continues, U.S. Attorney Edward Tarver released the names of an additional 340 people whose criminal prosecutions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-17/over-300-people-identi
Feds list 200-plus cases handled by Savannah-based prosecutor and ATF agent who had five-year affair

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Federal prosecutors have identified more than 200 cases in which Savannah-based Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Ippolito and a federal agent with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-17/feds-list-200-plus-cas
DeKalb official pleads to bribery

ATLANTA - Federal prosecutors say a former member of DeKalb County's zoning board has pleaded guilty to bribery. Authorities said in a statement that 42-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-20/dekalb-officials-pleads-brib
Federal prosecutor, ATF agent under investigation

A federal prosecutor and a federal agent are being investigated over allegations that they conspired to illegally obtain a visa for an informant, which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-02/federal-prosecutor-atf
Cybersecurity proposals part of decade-old programs

...prosecutions going down the tubes because of the lack of legislation on this," said Mark Rasch, a former cybercrimes federal prosecutor.Even with public-private information-sharing, such a program "isn't a silver bullet," said Mark...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-01-14/cybersecurity-proposals-part-decade
Rants & Raves

Comments from readers: A FEDERAL PROSECUTOR sued New York City saying the Riker's Island prison guards have a "deep-seated culture of violence toward young inmates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-10/rants-raves
Sweepstakes operators plead guilty to federal charges

...agreements, Mosely and Caldwell agreed to forfeit $20 million and to cease Frontier's operations in South Carolina. Federal prosecutors, though, allowed them to keep their homes, cars and other property in exchange for the guilty pleas. Mosley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-06/sweepstakes-operators-
Sex sting nabs Ga. principal

ATLANTA - Federal prosecutors say a former elementary school principal has been convicted of attempting to entice a minor for sex.Authorities say 57-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-04/sex-sting-nabs-ga-principal
White ex-cop charged in killing of black man in South Carolina

...and in August last year, a grand jury indicted Combs on the misconduct charge.David S. Weinstein, a former federal prosecutor now in private practice in Miami, said that was an unusual way to handle the case. Pascoe wouldn't talk about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-04/white-ex-cop-charged-k