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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For Two Moms, Crime is a Family Business

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Two Wake County families and their criminal endeavors were in the headlines this week. Authorities don’t know the full story behind either case. In the first case, the subject of our December 22nd post, a mother and her two children are in jail in connection with the death of the children’s father. Authorities discovered his
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Da Will Seek Death Penalty in Taft Murder

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Prosecutors in Wake County revealed last week that they will seek the death penalty in their case against the 30-year-old man charged with killing North Carolina state school board member Kathy Taft. Taft was sexually assaulted and beaten to death in March. The formal charges are murder, first-degree rape and burglary. The death penalty decision
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Same Courtroom, Different Jury for Nursing Home Murder Trial

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It took a week of deliberating, but a North Carolina Superior Court judge announced this week that the trial of the man accused of a notorious Moore County mass murder will stay in the county. Defense counsel had sought a change of venue, arguing that the defendant couldn’t get a fair trial in Moore County.
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