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Ex-NFL players file suit saying painkillers were easy to get up to 2012

...potentially about criminal conduct and that's a completely different ballpark," said Steven Feldman, a former assistant U.S. Attorney for New York's southern district."And all you need is one (criminal) act within the last five years to reach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-18/ex-nfl-players-file-suit-sayi
3 drug cartel members kidnap South Carolina man, FBI says

...spokeswoman for the Federal Public Defender's Office in Raleigh, said she could not comment.Officials said the U.S. attorney's office in Columbia will be handling the prosecution and that the three defendants will likely face extradition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-16/3-drug-cartel-members-kidnap-
Browns owner's truck-stop company must pay $92 million fine

...authorities announced Monday.In an agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee...Pilot from prosecution.The agreement was signed by U.S. Attorney Bill Killian on Thursday and attorneys for Knoxville-based...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-14/browns-owners-truck-stop-comp
Georgia woman is first to plead guilty in massive tax fraud

...the federal government.She was one of 10 people from Alabama and Georgia charged in May in a tax fraud scheme that U.S. Attorney George Beck said was the largest ever in central Alabama. Prosecutors are seeking $20 million in restitution.Taylor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-18/georgia-woman-first-plead-gui
Officials say Georgia man posed as airline worker to get free travel

...Georgia man posed as an airline employee to score cheap travel and resold the tickets for thousands of dollars.The U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles said that 37-year-old Gilbert Myers Jr. of Atlanta remained in custody Friday on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-11/officials-say-georgia-man-pos
Former South Carolina State trustee Pinson found guilty of 29 charges in corruption scheme

...get the college to buy land from a Florida developer.Jurors found Pinson not guilty of 16 counts, but Assistant U.S. Attorney J.D. Rowell pointed out that they found him guilty of at least one count in each of the schemes and of the racketeering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-03/former-south-carolina-state-t
GM engineer: Effort to fix ignition switches touched off GM recall problems

...that led to at least 13 deaths, more than 50 crashes and a raft of legal trouble for the Detroit automaker.Former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas, hired by GM in March to investigate the switch problems, told a congressional subcommittee last month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-07/gm-engineer-effort-fix-ign
AG Olens declines Carter's request for new probe of Gov. Deal's 2010 ethics complaints

...federal prosecutors issued subpoenas for commission documents related to the Deal complaints but officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office have continued to decline to comment.Deal's spokeswoman Jen Talaber has said Carter was "playing politics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-06-27/ag-olens-declines-carters-request-n
Georgia ethics commission hopes to focus on work

...federal prosecutors issued subpoenas for commission documents related to the Deal complaints, but officials with the U.S. attorney's office have continued to decline to comment."It is beyond a bad soap opera, all the drama that has happened...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-21/georgia-ethics-commissio
South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff latest in string to be charged, investigated

...charges or investigations in the past four years.U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Tuesday that the 68-year-old...lawmakers ultimately banned video gambling in 2000.The U.S. Attorney's Office wasn't available for additional comment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-17/south-carolinas-longes