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Sep 7, 2023

Prosecutors to seek new Hunter Biden indictment this month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors plan to seek a grand jury indictment of President Joe Biden's son Hunter before the end of the month, according to newly filed court documents. The filing comes in a gun possession case in which Hunter Biden was accused of having a firearm while being a drug user, though prosecutors did not name exactly which charges they will seek. He has also been under in[...]

Aug 10, 2023

Atlanta girds for potential Trump indictment

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump and officials in Atlanta are bracing for a new indictment that could come as soon as next week in a Georgia prosecutor's investigation into the Republican ex-president's efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state. While Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis hasn't said she'll present her case to a grand jury next week, there are a lot of signs indic[...]

Aug 8, 2023

Trump lawyers seek to curb protective order’s restrictions

Former President Donald Trump's legal team has told a judge overseeing the Washington election conspiracy case against him that prosecutors' proposed protective order aimed at preventing the public disclosure of evidence is too broad and would restrict his First Amendment rights. Lawyers for the early 2024 Republican presidential primary front-runner said Monday the judge should impose a more limi[...]

Aug 4, 2023

Trump told not to talk to witnesses in ’20 conspiracy case

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a routine part of a federal court hearing: The defendant was told not to discuss the case with any witnesses without lawyers present. But there's nothing routine about this case. The defendant is Donald Trump, accused of orchestrating a conspiracy to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The potential witness pool is vast and includes members of the former president[...]

Aug 3, 2023

Trump pleads not guilty to counts in new indictment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to trying to overturn the results of his 2020 presidential election loss, answering for the first time to federal charges that accuse him of orchestrating a brazen and ultimately failed attempt to block the peaceful transfer of presidential power. Trump appeared before a magistrate judge in Washington's federal courthouse two days after being[...]

Aug 2, 2023

Takeaways from the latest Trump indictment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The indictment of Donald Trump on Tuesday marks the first time that the former president has been formally held accountable for his efforts to overturn his 2020 election defeat. And it adds new details to what was already known about his actions, and those of his key allies, in the weeks leading up to the violent Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection. It describes how Trump repeatedly told[...]

Aug 9, 2018

Former North Carolina county managers indicted for kickbacks

ASHEVILLE (AP) Three former North Carolina county managers have been indicted after federal prosecutors say they took business kickbacks for years in exchange for $15 million in government contracts. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the indictments name former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene, and former assistant county managers Jon Creighton and Mandy Stone. Greene is also charged with [...]

Apr 6, 2018

Criminal Practice – Indictment – Larceny – Victim Identification – Store

We reverse for the reasons set out in Judge Arrowood’s dissent (Given today’s complexity of corporate structures, an allegation that the merchant named in the indictment is a legal entity capable of owning property is sufficient to meet the requirements that an indictment apprise the defendant of the conduct which is the subject of the […]

Feb 28, 2018

Criminal Practice – Indictment – Special Pleading Requirement – Non-jurisdictional – Waived

Holding: Our Supreme Court has held that the state’s failure to comply with the special pleading requirements of G.S. § 15A-928 does not implicate the trial court’s jurisdiction. Because defendant failed to object below to the state’s noncompliance with § 15A-928’s special pleading requirement, the issue is unpreserved for appellate review. We remand to the […]

Nov 6, 2017

Criminal Practice – Carrying a Concealed Weapon – Indictment – Appeals

State v. Carter (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-070-17, 1 p.) (Per Curiam) Appealed from Forsyth County Superior Court (Michael Duncan, J.) On discretionary review from the Court of Appeals. N.C. S. Ct. Holding: For the reasons set out in State v. Brice (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-076-17, 19 pp.), the Supreme Court reverses the Court of Appeals’ […]

Nov 6, 2017

Criminal Practice – Habitual Misdemeanor Larceny – Indictment – Jurisdiction

State v. Brice (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-076-17, 19 pp.) (Sam Ervin IV, J.) Appealed from Catawba County Superior Court (Michael Duncan, J.) On discretionary review from the Court of Appeals. N.C. S. Ct. Holding: Even though the indictment in this habitual misdemeanor larceny case failed to comply with G.S. § 15A-928’s separate indictment or separate […]

Apr 20, 2017

Criminal Practice – Breaking or Entering – Church Building – Adjacent Barn – Indictment

State v. McNair (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-123-17, 29 pp.) (Mark Davis, J.) Appealed from Pitt County Superior Court (W. Russell Duke Jr., J.) N.C. App. Holding: G.S. § 14-54.1 only applies to break-ins of buildings that are places of religious worship; it does not apply to a barn adjacent to, albeit used by, a church. […]

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