Several federal investigations being conducted in North Carolina and the surrounding states have led to charges being filed against numerous individuals. The charges are in connection with what federal investigators say are separate mortgage fraud schemes that have been conducted over the course of several years. All of the individuals have been accused of conspiracy to commit fraud, but some are also facing additional charges.
A piece of legislation currently in front of the North Carolina Senate could change the way that white collar crimes are investigated. If this is passed, prosecutors would now have the ability to investigate white collar crimes by convening a grand jury. Public corruption cases would also fall under this proposal.
Programs such as Medicaid have been put in place to help those who are less fortunate than others due to economic status or health. The program has been massively beneficial for people who are provided necessary medical care under the system. However, as administrators in Charlotte have learned, the program is vulnerable to fraud and the potential wasting of millions of taxpayer dollars.
A mortgage broker imprisoned for fraud is requesting his sentence be vacated due to improper court procedures and allegedly bad advice. The man was sentenced to serve 19 years in prison for mortgage fraud, which happened to be one of the longest sentences ever handed down in the Charlotte area for this type of crime. The man is requesting his sentencing be dismissed, set aside or corrected.