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November 2016 Archives

South Carolina financial adviser sentenced for wire fraud

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina reported that a 56-year-old Spartanburg man would serve two years federal incarceration. This followed an indictment of five counts of wire fraud. Upon his release from prison, he will serve a further three years on supervised release. He was accused of running a type of Ponzi scheme in which he defrauded his clients of more than $3 million.

Internet crimes: Indictment for sales of bogus pet medications

A couple in South Carolina was recently indicted on federal charges of conspiracy, violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act and distributing animal products that were misbranded. These were all internet crimes that the couple allegedly committed through two websites that they used to market pet medicines in violation of federal law. The products were not approved for sale in the U.S.

Federal grand jury indicts inmate alleging drug crimes

Accusations of continuing his criminal activities while he was behind bars were made against a 28-year-old inmate of a correctional institution in South Carolina. He is one of 15 prisoners who were indicted on alleged drug crimes by a federal grand jury last month. This is certainly not an enviable position in which to be, and the accused man will likely be considering his defense options at this time.

Alleged DUI driver accused of leaving fatal accident scene

Facing criminal charges is never an enviable position in which to be. The consequences of a conviction on felony charges such as DUI can be severe, and if a fatal accident resulted, the penalties will be even more severe. However, before any conviction can take place in a South Carolina court, the prosecution must prove an accused person's guilt beyond reasonable doubt.

Online activities that can lead to internet crimes charges

South Carolina residents may be accused of crimes they were not even aware of committing. In this age of advanced computer technology and nearly unlimited access to the internet, people may consider what they are doing as normal and harmless while, in fact, they may be busy unknowingly committing internet crimes. While identity theft is known to be criminal, it may be beneficial to be aware of other actions that can bring about arrests and criminal charges.