Art Theft a Tough Business; Raleigh Holds a Small Place in History

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When it comes to illegal trafficking, we usually think of drugs or guns. We are less likely to think of art. Yet, art crime is third on the U.S. Justice Department’s list of profitable criminal trades, estimated to be worth about $6 billion. The number of zeroes on the estimate makes sense when you consider
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Drug Conspiracy Allegations Result in Felony Charges

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Whenever the FBI gets involved in an investigation of a possible drug conspiracy, agents will usually investigate over a long period of time as they gather enough evidence to put forth a seemingly overwhelming prosecution against those accused of being involved in the crime. Drug conspiracy charges may involve suspicion of drug trafficking, drug possession
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Fbi Has Another Lead in Notorious 1971 Crime

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Anyone who remembers the early 1970s will remember the epidemic of skyjackings. For a while, there were about 40 a year worldwide. Perhaps criminal defense attorneys look back with rose-colored glasses, or perhaps September 11 has made the skyjackers back then look less dangerous. No one slammed passenger jets into office towers. One skyjacker passed
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It’s Business, Not Personal – Fbi Takes Down Organized Crime

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced this week that 800 federal agents and police officers have arrested more than one hundred organized crime associates. It’s the largest Mafia crackdowns in FBI history, the agency said. The charges include murder, racketeering, extortion, loan-sharking, money laundering, gambling and other activities associated with organized crime. Among the 127
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‘drugs and Desperation’ – Repeat Robber Suspect Arrested

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Authorities arrested a 37-year-old Durham man this week in connection with the series of Wake County bank robberies. Picked up for probation violation, he was later charged with one count of attempted common law robbery and six counts of common law robbery. Common law robbery, in which the suspect does not produce a weapon, is
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