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Mexican Citizen Sentenced For Passport Fraud PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:13
 Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that Maria Del Carmen Urieta-Lagunas 50, of Mexico, illegally present in the United States and residing in Wake County, North Carolina, was sentenced today to 6 months imprisonment. On August 23, 2018, she pled guilty to passport fraud.
Urieta-Lagunas applied for a United States passport using the means of identification of a United States citizen born in Texas. Further, the investigation revealed she had previously applied for a United States visa in Mexico under her real identity and was denied. Thereafter, Urieta- Lagunas assumed the identity of a United States citizen in order to remain undetected in the United States and travel internationally.
URIETA-LAGUNAS was sentenced in Raleigh by United States District Judge James C. Dever III, who in addition to the term of
incarceration, also imposed a one-year term of supervised release with a condition to remain outside of the United States if ordered
deported by immigration officials.
The case was investigated by the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service under the newly created framework of the Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force (DBFTF) in the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:16
Wilmington Drug Dealer Sentenced To !0 Years In Federal Prison PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:31
Chief United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced John Mickey Harris Jr., 30, of Wilmington, North Carolina to 120 months of imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release.
On March 19, 2018, Harris entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, and felon in possession of a firearm.
A joint investigation between the Wilmington Police Department Gang Unit and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Safe Streets Unit revealed that between October 2016 and January 2017, Harris and others were responsible for the distribution of significant amounts of heroin in the Wilmington, NC area.
From October 2016 through January of 2017, at the direction of law enforcement, several undercover purchases of heroin were made from HARRIS.
On April 11, 2017, law enforcement stopped a car in which Harris was a passenger and found a small quantity of heroin. Law enforcement then searched a residence associated with Harris in Wilmington, where they found 16 grams of heroin and ammunition. During the course of this investigation, the FBI discovered that following his arrest on these charges, Harris directed someone to dispose of a 9mm handgun in the retention pond at the Campus Edge Apartments near the campus of The University of North Carolina Wilmington.
The New Hanover County Fire and Rescue dive team subsequently located the handgun in the retention pond with the aid of a large magnet. Ballistic testing confirmed that the gun had been used in other crimes. At the time he possessed this firearm, Harris had a prior federal conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
This case is part of the Take Back North Carolina Initiative implemented by United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. This initiative emphasizes the regional assignment of federal prosecutors to work with law enforcement and District Attorney’s Offices on a sustained basis in those communities to reduce the violent crime rate, drug trafficking, and crimes against law enforcement.
This investigation was conducted by the Wilmington Police Department Gang Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy M. Severo handled the prosecution of this case for the government.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:33
Activities With Pope Francis Dominate President and Mrs. Obama's Public Schedule PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 September 2015 06:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - President Obama's Thursday morning will include two activities with Pope Francis. The White House public schedule for September 24 shows:

** 9:00 AM
The President, the First Lady, the Vice President, and Dr. Biden participate in the State Arrival ceremony for His Holiness Pope Francis

South Lawn Open to pre-credentialed media Pre-set 7:30AM; Final Gather 8:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

** 10:15 AM
The President holds a bilateral meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis

Gather Time 9:30AM – Rose Garden Pool Spray at the Top Oval Office

Commentary about the morning posted to the White House website:

"In the morning, the President and the First Lady will welcome His Holiness Pope Francis to the White House. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. The arrival ceremony on the South Lawn is open to pre-credentialed press. The deadline to request media credentials has passed.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis in the Oval Office. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting."

The full schedule can be found at whitehouse.gov.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2015 06:19

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