2 sentenced in homeless check scam

...Two Atlanta men have been sentenced for recruiting homeless people in South Carolina to cash counterfeit checks.U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said in a news release that 37-year-old Shrerod Terry was sentenced to 15 months in prison. Thirty-seven-year-old...

Mexican gets 18-year drug sentence

...Georgia has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in a drug plot.According to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eric Arrana-Garcia, 39, who lived in Blackshear, Ga., was sentenced last week by United States...

Across Georgia

...Johnson's family insists he was killed. They planned a rally today to mark the second anniversary of his death.U.S. Attorney Michael Moore announced a federal investigation in October 2013. He said Friday the investigation has "proven more...

Ga. hospital tech admits stealing drugs

...could be sold on the streets, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.Buffie Marie...Wayne Memorial Hospital, the U.S. attorney said in a release.The drugs...being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney E. Greg Gilluly, Jr.

American lawyer Michael Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor in World Cup bid process

...executive committee ? led by the longtime president ? made a failed complaint of unethical conduct against the former U.S. Attorney in September.Speaking at the Club World Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, Blatter told The Associated Press he was stunned...

Former Lexington County Sheriff Metts pleads guilty in federal bribery conspiracy case

...have relied on testimony from two other people charged as part of the conspiracy with Metts. Prosecutors, including U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles, did not talk to reporters after court.Metts, suspended from office after his indictment, formally...

Sweepstakes operators plead guilty to federal charges

...machines in interstate commerce. Caldwell, 42, faces up to a year in prison.A spokesman for Bill Nettles, the U.S. attorney for the District of South Carolina, declined comment, citing the pending sentencings. As part of the plea deals...

DEA agents raid NFL medical staffs after games

...The nationwide investigation is being directed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York ? where the NFL is based ? but involves several U.S. attorney's offices.It was sparked by a lawsuit filed in...

3 charged in presidential copter scheme

...COLUMBIA - Three men are facing charges in a fraud scheme involving a helicopter fleet that transports the president.U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker said in a news release Thursday that Craig Kolhagen, Dennis Pennington and James Bowling had been...

South Carolina races

...GOVERNORNAME: Henry McMaster (Republican)AGE: 67FAMILY: Wife Peggy, two childrenPOLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Former U.S. attorney and S.C. attorney generalCAMPAIGN PRIORITIES: Work with Gov. Nikki Haley, mobilize volunteers for seniors...