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josh-appel-NeTPASr-bmQ-unsplash-300x225Local police in North Carolina and U.S. Homeland Security agents raided multiple video gambling businesses in two counties and seized almost $760,000 using asset forfeiture.

For over a year, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) received reports of alleged illegal video gambling operations in the county. There were a variety of complaints made regarding these alleged businesses. Families were accusing members of spending their paychecks or COVID-19 stimulus checks at these purported gambling sites. There were also reports of armed individuals around these areas, patrons getting mugged as soon as they stepped out, drug trafficking and overdoses, and more.

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david-veksler-HpmDAS1Dozs-unsplash-300x225A civil asset forfeiture case in North Carolina lead a judge to reprimand law enforcement and town officials for the alleged wrongful seizure of property and refusal to restore it to the owner.

Mooresville Tribune reports of a man named Jermaine Sanders charged with a misdemeanor offense for possession of drugs after police found a half-ounce of marijuana in his car during a search. The man was reportedly staying at a hotel when the search was conducted. Along with the drugs, the police also seized money amounting to $16,761 that they found in the car.

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pexels-pixabay-39080-300x200A South Carolina man could lose close to $1 million cash for lacking a $1 license-plate bulb. According to a federal filing, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, North Carolina, is seeking to seize $935,754 police reportedly found in the back seat of a vehicle during a traffic stop in May 2020.

Seneca Moore, 40, of Sumter, South Carolina, was reportedly driving his white Ford F-150 pickup on the main drag in Monroe when he was pulled over by police at approximately 10:15 p.m. in the parking lot of a Circle K on U.S. 74. The officers stopped him because he “was unable to tell if the license plate lights on the truck were working,” according to the press.

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pexels-karolina-grabowska-4386393-300x200A former New York investment manager was charged this week for his alleged involvement in a scheme to defraud a North Carolina-based life insurance company out of over $34 million—putting it in danger of insolvency.

Bradley Reifler, 61, of Millbrook, NY, was charged with four counts of wire fraud and one count of perjury in a North Carolina federal courtroom. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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tiffany-tertipes-Y2Vxsb75RVo-unsplash-300x200The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina has announced charges against a Trinity man accused of fraudulently seeking more than $410,000 in loans from federal coronavirus (COVID-19) relief programs meant to help businesses impacted by the pandemic.

David Christopher Redfern, 31, was charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of bank fraud. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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