Racketeering, Insurance Fraud, Patient Neglect and Now Murder

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An unusual case from 2010 is back in the news. The defendant is a 62-year-old doctor who ran a number of endoscopy clinics. Two years ago, a grand jury handed up a 28-count indictment charging the doctor and two of his nurse anesthetists with racketeering insurance fraud, reckless endangerment, patient neglect and a long list
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North Carolina Not Tough Enough on Drunk Drivers for One Da

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A North Carolina state senator says that the state’s drunk driving laws can’t get any tougher. The senator offered his opinion in response to a comment made by the district attorney for Alamance County. The DA had said that he hoped the North Carolina General Assembly would act on making these laws tougher. He also noted that
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Knightdale Murder Trial Proceeds with Taped Interrogation

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A jury sat in a Wake County courtroom earlier this week watching a videotaped interrogation. A Knightdale police officer and a North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agent were asking a suspect about his involvement in a January 2010 homicide. The suspect’s statements during that interrogation are the only evidence the prosecution has that he
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Council Member’s Recent Dwis Are Cause for Concern for Mayor

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The mayor of Knightdale, North Carolina, asked a 60-year-old town council member to resign last week. This occurred after the councilman was arrested for the second time recently on driving while intoxicated charges; it was his third arrest in four months. Within hours of the most recent arrest, the council member was admitted to the
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Racial Justice Act Amended – or Gutted – over Governor’s Veto

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Efforts to keep the Racial Justice Act intact failed this year. Just two days after Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed SB 416, the senate and the house voted to override her veto. The amendments are now law, and the battle against racial prejudice in North Carolina’s justice system shifts gears; RJA supporters are now on the
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