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Syndicated Conservation Easement Tax Scheme
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Syndicated Conservation Easement Tax Scheme

Atlanta Tax Professionals Plead Guilty To Promoting Syndicated Conservation Easement Tax Scheme Involving More Than $1.2 Billion In Fraudulent Charitable Deductions First DOJ Criminal Case Involving Syndicated Conservation Easements Scheme Defrauded IRS out of More than $250 Million in Taxes CHARLOTTE, N.C (STL.News) On Monday, December 21, 2020, Stein Agee, 42, of Canton, Georgia and Corey Agee, 38, of Atlanta, Georgia, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge W. Carleton Metcalf and entered guilty pleas to conspiracy charges related to their roles in a wide-ranging scheme to defraud the IRS with respect to the assessment and collection of U.S. individual income taxes, announced United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina R. Andrew Murray, Principal Deputy Assistant A...
Charlotte: David Francis Lelio Sentenced to Distribute Prescription Opioids
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Charlotte: David Francis Lelio Sentenced to Distribute Prescription Opioids

Charlotte Doctor, David Francis Lelio Sentenced to Prison Time for Conspiring to Distribute Prescription Opioids ABINGDON, VA (STL.News) A Charlotte, North Carolina-based doctor and his wife were sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Abingdon on charges they conspired to illegally distribute prescription opioids in the Western District of Virginia and then made a false statement about the conduct, Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar announced. David Francis Lelio, 57, was sentenced today to 36 months in prison. Nadja Siiri Kujanson-Lelio, 51, was sentenced today to three years’ probation, including six months of home detention. David and Nadja Lelio, both of Charlotte, N.C., each pleaded guilty in August 2020, to one count of conspiracy to distribute prescription opioids,...
Charlotte: Carissa Eugenia Brown Pleads Guilty To Orchestrating A $1.9 Million Debt Collection Scheme
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Charlotte: Carissa Eugenia Brown Pleads Guilty To Orchestrating A $1.9 Million Debt Collection Scheme

Charlotte Woman, Carissa Eugenia Brown Pleads Guilty To Orchestrating A $1.9 Million Debt Collection Scheme CHARLOTTE, N.C (STL.News) U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced today that Carissa Eugenia Brown, 33, of Charlotte, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer and pleaded guilty to orchestrating a $1.9 million debt collection scheme. Matthew D. Line, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, Charlotte Field Office (IRS-CI) and Tommy D. Coke, Inspector in Charge of the Atlanta Division of the U.S.  Postal Inspection Service, which oversees Charlotte, join U.S. Attorney Murray in making today’s announcement. According to filed plea documents and today’s plea hearing, from 2015 to July 2020, Brown executed a fraudulent deb...
Charlotte: Alvin James Pierce Sentenced On Gun Charges
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Charlotte: Alvin James Pierce Sentenced On Gun Charges

Armed Bank Robber, Alvin James Pierce Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison On Gun Charges CHARLOTTE, N.C (STL.News) Alvin James Pierce, 59, of Charlotte, was sentenced today to 168 months in prison on gun charges in connection with two armed bank robberies he committed earlier this year in the Charlotte area, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.  U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell also sentenced Pierce to five years of supervised release and ordered him to pay $4,500 as restitution. Robert R. Wells, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Charlotte Division, and Chief Johnny Jennings of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) join U.S. Attorney Murray in making today’s announcement. According to court...
Duke Energy reports third-quarter 2020 financial results
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Duke Energy reports third-quarter 2020 financial results

CHARLOTTE, NC (STL.News) Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has posted its third-quarter 2020 financial results in a news release available on the company's website at the following link: duke-energy.com/investors. Lynn Good, chair, president and chief executive officer, and Steve Young, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the company's financial results and other business and financial updates during an investor presentation at 10 a.m. ET today. The call can be accessed via the investors' section (duke-energy.com/investors) of Duke Energy’s website or by dialing (888) 204-4368 in the U.S. or (323) 994-2093 outside the U.S.  The confirmation code is 5902971.  Please call in 10 to 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A replay of the conference call will be av...
Charlotte, N.C: Federal Judge Sentences Jeremy Matthew Magnus and four others Methamphetamine
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Charlotte, N.C: Federal Judge Sentences Jeremy Matthew Magnus and four others Methamphetamine

Charlotte, N.C: Federal Judge Sentences Jeremy Matthew Magnus and four others Methamphetamine Traffickers (STL.News) – On Thursday, October 15, 2020, U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell handed down prison sentences ranging from 63 to 200 months in prison, to five individuals for their involvement in a methamphetamine trafficking ring, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Judge Bell sentenced the defendants as follows: Jeremy Matthew Magnus, 45, of Granite Falls, N.C. was sentenced to 200 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.  Magnus pleaded guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine John Brooks Miller, of Hickory, N.C., was sentenced to 120 months in prison and ...
Charlotte, N.C: Federal Judge Sentences Jeremy Matthew Magnus and four others Methamphetamine Traffickers
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Charlotte, N.C: Federal Judge Sentences Jeremy Matthew Magnus and four others Methamphetamine Traffickers

Charlotte, N.C: Federal Judge Sentences Jeremy Matthew Magnus and four others Methamphetamine Traffickers (STL.News) – On Thursday, October 15, 2020, U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell handed down prison sentences ranging from 63 to 200 months in prison, to five individuals for their involvement in a methamphetamine trafficking ring, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Judge Bell sentenced the defendants as follows: Jeremy Matthew Magnus, 45, of Granite Falls, N.C. was sentenced to 200 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.  Magnus pleaded guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine John Brooks Miller, of Hickory, N.C., was sentenced to 120 months in prison and fi...
Charlotte, N.C: David Clarke Involved In Two Separate Identity Theft Schemes Pleads Guilty
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Charlotte, N.C: David Clarke Involved In Two Separate Identity Theft Schemes Pleads Guilty

Charlotte, N.C: David Clarke Involved In Two Separate Identity Theft Schemes Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges (STL.News) – David Clarke, 30, of Charlotte, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer today, and pleaded guilty to federal charges for his role in two separate schemes involving identity theft, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.  Clarke’s co-conspirator, Jamel Johnson, previously pleaded guilty for his involvement in the schemes. Clarke and Johnson were initially indicted on June 19, 2020, on bank and wire fraud conspiracy and aggravated identity theft charges, for orchestrating a scheme in which they used stolen personal information of identity theft victims to obtain fraudulent bank loans.  On October 7, 2020, new feder...
Duke Energy to announce third-quarter 2020 financial results on Nov. 5
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Duke Energy to announce third-quarter 2020 financial results on Nov. 5

CHARLOTTE, NC (STL.News) Duke Energy will announce its third-quarter financial results at 7 a.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 5, in a news release to be posted on the company's website at duke-energy.com/investors. An earnings conference call for analysts is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. ET that day to discuss third-quarter 2020 financial results and other business and financial updates. The conference call will be hosted by Lynn Good, chair, president and chief executive officer, and Steve Young, executive vice president and chief financial officer. The call can be accessed via the investors' section (duke-energy.com/investors) of Duke Energy’s website or by dialing 888-204-4368 in the U.S. or 323-994-2093 outside the U.S.  The confirmation code is 5902971.  Please call in 10 to 15 minutes prio...
Charlotte, N.C; U.S. Attorney Announces The Indictment Of 17 Gun Offenders
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Charlotte, N.C; U.S. Attorney Announces The Indictment Of 17 Gun Offenders

Charlotte, N.C; U.S. Attorney Announces The Indictment Of 17 Gun Offenders As Part Of The Justice Department’s “Project Guardian” Initiative | USAO-WDNC (STL.News) – Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, announced today the return of federal indictments against 17 individuals charged with federal firearms violations. The indictments are the result of Project Guardian, the Justice Department’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws.  Initiated by Attorney General William P. Barr in the fall of 2019, Project Guardian draws upon the Department’s past successful programs to reduce gun violence, and enhances coordination of federal, state, local, and tribal authorities in investigating and prosecuting gun crimes.  The in...
Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage continues solar expansion in North Carolina
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Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage continues solar expansion in North Carolina

Duke University first academic institution to take advantage of program More than 100 megawatts of solar capacity planned CHARLOTTE, NC (STL.News) Duke University has become the first academic institution to execute a renewable power agreement under Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage (GSA) program – further expanding solar energy in North Carolina. Duke University will purchase about 101 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity from three solar facilities in North Carolina.  The power generated will partially offset the university’s energy usage. “The Green Source Advantage is an ideal fit for colleges and universities seeking to advance their renewable energy and sustainability goals,” said Stephen De May, Duke Energy’s North Carolina president.  “The innovative program’s flexibility allows f...
Charlotte Man Dino Crnalic Appears In Federal Court
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Charlotte Man Dino Crnalic Appears In Federal Court

Charlotte Man Dino Crnalic Appears In Federal Court For Orchestrating Multiple Fraud Schemes (STL.News) – Dino Crnalic, 33, of Charlotte, appeared in federal court today following his arrest on Friday, August 21, 2020, for various fraud schemes that defrauded the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and others of more than $800,000, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.  U.S. Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer presided over the hearing.  The alleged fraud schemes involved Crnalic’s efforts to open a sushi restaurant and fitness center near Uptown Charlotte. According to allegations contained in the indictment, from July 2017 through at least November 2019, Crnalic executed multiple fraudulent schemes and obtained more than $800,000 in SBA-back...
Georgia Man Markuetric Stringfellow Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charges
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Georgia Man Markuetric Stringfellow Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

Georgia Man Markuetric Stringfellow Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charges for Defrauding the North and South Carolina Medicaid Programs (STL.News) – Markuetric Stringfellow, 37, of Powder Springs, Georgia, appeared in court today and pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges filed in the U.S. District Courts in North and South Carolina, for defrauding the states’ Medicaid programs, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, and U.S. Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr., of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina.  U.S. Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer presided over today’s plea hearing. The North Carolina Scheme According to filed plea documents and today’s plea hearing, Stringfellow was a resident of Charlotte and Greensboro, North C...
Leader William Andrew Reel, II And Two Co-Conspirators Of Methamphetamine Trafficking Ring
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Leader William Andrew Reel, II And Two Co-Conspirators Of Methamphetamine Trafficking Ring

Leader William Andrew Reel, II And Two Co-Conspirators Of Methamphetamine Trafficking Ring Are Sentenced To Prison (STL.News) – U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney sentenced to prison the leader of a methamphetamine trafficking ring and his two co-conspirators today, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. William Andrew Reel, II, 40, of Bessemer City, N.C., was ordered to serve 30 years in prison and five years of supervised release.  Reel pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Kateland Dawn Myers, 25, of Bessemer City, N.C., was sentenced to 151 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Myers pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and distribution and possession with intent...
Convicted Felon Takobie Anderson is Sentenced To More Than Six Years
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Convicted Felon Takobie Anderson is Sentenced To More Than Six Years

Convicted Felon Takobie Anderson is Sentenced To More Than Six Years For Illegal Possession Of A Firearm (STL.News) – U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced that Takobie Anderson, 20, of Charlotte, was sentenced in federal court late yesterday for illegally possessing a firearm.  U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney ordered Anderson to serve 82 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release. U.S. Attorney Murray is joined in making today’s announcement by Vincent C. Pallozzi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Charlotte Field Division, and Chief Johnny Jennings of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). According to filed court documents and yesterday’s sentencing hearing, on April 21, 2019, CMPD office...
Anson County Man Jeremy Mcquage Is Sentenced To More Than 13 Years For Child Pornography
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Anson County Man Jeremy Mcquage Is Sentenced To More Than 13 Years For Child Pornography

(STL.News) – On Monday, August 10, 2020, U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney sentenced Jeremy McQuage, 41, of Morven, N.C. to 160 months in prison on child pornography charges, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.  Morven was also ordered to serve a lifetime of supervised release, and to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison term. Joining U.S. Attorney Murray in making today’s announcement is John A. Strong, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Charlotte Division. On December 18, 2019, McQuage pleaded guilty to distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography.  According to court documents and today’s sentencing hearing, in February 2019, over the course of an investigation into Bi...
Georgia Man Braudio Mendoza Is Sentenced To More Than 19 Years For Trafficking Methamphetamine
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Georgia Man Braudio Mendoza Is Sentenced To More Than 19 Years For Trafficking Methamphetamine

(STL.News) – Braudio Mendoza, 33 of Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced to 235 months in prison and five years of supervised release late yesterday for trafficking methamphetamine, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. According to court records, from at least as early as 2018 to March 2019, Mendoza was involved in a drug conspiracy that trafficked large quantities of methamphetamine from Georgia into Western North Carolina.  Court records show that law enforcement identified Mendoza as a source of supply of the methamphetamine, and he coordinated drug deliveries into North Carolina.  Over the course of the investigation, law enforcement determined that Mendoza was responsible for trafficking more than 4.5 kilograms of high-purity methamphetamine, ...
Duke Energy reports second-quarter 2020 financial results
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Duke Energy reports second-quarter 2020 financial results

CHARLOTTE, NC (STL.News) Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today posted its second-quarter 2020 financial results in a news release available on the company's website at the following link: duke-energy.com/investors. Lynn Good, chair, president and chief executive officer, and Steve Young, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the company's financial results and other business and financial updates during an investor presentation at 10 a.m. ET today.  The call can be accessed via the investors' section (duke-energy.com/investors) of Duke Energy’s website, or by dialing 800-458-4121 in the U.S. or 323-794-2093 outside the U.S.  The confirmation code is 1877808. Please call 10 to 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A replay of the conference call will be availa...