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Barry Bonds' obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was reversed Wednesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-22/barry-bonds-obstruction-
Duke Energy faces federal criminal charges for coal ash pollution, expects to pay $102 million

...over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.The three U.S. attorney's offices covering the state charged Duke with nine misdemeanor counts involving violations of the Clean Water Act. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-20/duke-energy-faces-federal-
Federal prosecutor, ATF agent under investigation

A federal prosecutor and a federal ATF agent are being investigated over allegations that they conspired to illegally obtain a visa for an informant, which could create havoc in dozens of criminal cases in the Southern District of Georgia.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-02/federal-prosecutor-atf
Duke Energy expects to settle criminal inquiry sparked by ash spill

RALEIGH, N.C. - Duke Energy said Wednesday that it expects to pay $100 million to settle an ongoing federal criminal investigation that began after a massive coal ash spill at a North Carolina plant.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-18/duke-energy-expects-settle
DEA agents raid NFL medical staffs after games

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-11-16/dea-agents-raid-nfl-medical-s
Mexican gets 18-year drug sentence

...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 District...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-15/mexican-gets-18-year-drug-se
Ga. hospital tech admits stealing drugs

BRUNSWICK, GA. -- A former pharmacy technician at a Jesup hospital faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than 48,000 addictive painkillers so they could be sold on the street.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-09/ga-hospital-tech-admit
Lawyer: Alex Rodriguez told federal investigators he used steroids

MIAMI - A lawyer for the University of Miami's former pitching coach said Wednesday that Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal investigators he used steroids supplied by the owner of a now-closed South Florida clinic.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-05/lawyer-alex-rodriguez-to
Roles in IRS tax, identity fraud scheme earn 4 Waynesboro women prison terms

...file bogus income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service seeking tax refunds. In total, the defendants attempted to defraud the IRS out of approximately $350,000, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's office.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-02/roles-irs-tax-identity
Child pornographer given maximum prison term

A Hephzibah man who posted pictures on the Internet of his sexual abuse of a child was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-12/child-pornographer-giv