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Paralegal convicted of theft delays sentencing with request for attorney

A last-minute request for the appointment of an attorney Thursday caused a delay in the sentencing of the paralegal who stole nearly $600,000 from the Vic Hawk Law Group and its clients.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-28/paralegal-convicted-th
Georgia DOT has until Tuesday to act on pipeline application

Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry is expected to issue a decision by Tuesday on a controversial, tri-state petroleum pipeline, proposed to run through 210 miles in Georgia.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-13/georgia-dot-has-until-tuesday
Official: No McDuffie County equipment seized during EMS raid

Homeland Security agents executed a two-hour search warrant on the McDuffie County Emergency Medical Service on May 6, without warning.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-12/official-no-mcduffie-county-e
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-
Agent's affair changes sentencing

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A man who was serving a 10-year sentence for selling guns to undercover agents in 2010 will serve 15 months less after a federal judge resentenced him Tuesday as the result of an affair between a Savannah-based federal prosecutor and a federal agent as they were collaborating on his case.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-29/agents-affair-changes-sentencing
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
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