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August 2018 Archives

Insider trading charges hit pro football player

Football fans in South Carolina may be more familiar with Mychal Kendricks on the field than in dealing with investment matters, but the Cleveland Browns player was charged with insider trading by federal prosecutors. After the U.S. Attorney's office announced the charges on August 29, the Browns released the linebacker despite signing him to a one-year contract just months ago in June. Kendricks is accused of making around $1.2 million in profits on investments four years ago due to illegal insider information.

South Carolina authorities accuse man of seeking sex with teen

The Richland County Sheriff's Department took a 34-year-old man into custody on July 12 after an undercover sting operation identified him as pursuing sex with teenagers. Authorities released the man from jail after charging him with two counts of solicitation of a minor. If convicted, a judge could sentence him to up to 10 years in prison for each count as well as a $5,000 fine.

Broadcom co-founder charged with drug trafficking

South Carolina readers may not be aware that it's possible to be charged with trafficking without selling drugs. The way drug laws are written, a defendant could be charged with trafficking simply for possessing a large amount of illicit substances for personal use or to give to friends.

South Carolina man sentenced in child molestation case

A 26-year-old South Carolina man will spend at least 17 years in prison after a state judge handed down a 20-year sentence. The man was sentenced on Aug. 6 after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. He had been facing a charge of sexual conduct with a minor in the first degree, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. The man will not be eligible for release until he has served at least 85 percent of his sentence according to reports.

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