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Archives for January 2013

Pastor Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges in Ponzi Scheme

Pastor Pleaded Guilty to Federal Charges Accusing Him of Scamming $2.5 Million A former pastor from Conway, SC pleaded guilty on Wednesday, January 9th to federal charges that accused him of organizing a ponzi scheme, ultimately defrauding people of $2.5 million. Archie Larue Evans, 42 years old, is the former pastor of the Tilly Swamp Baptist … [Read more...]

SC Resident Pawned Laptop Filled with Child Porn, Arrested on Sex Crime Charges

Pawnshop Owner Found Child Porn, Former Owner Arrested on Sex Crime Charges A man from Mt. Pleasant, SC has been arrested on sex crime charges after a laptop that he sold was found to have several files containing child pornography. 28-year-old Justin Michael Francis was arrested on January 4th on sex crime charges, specifically exploitation of … [Read more...]

SC Senate Votes Overwhelmingly to Ban Sweepstakes Devices as Illegal Gambling

Senate Votes to Put Controversial Sweepstakes Devices on Illegal Gambling List On Tuesday, January 15th, the South Carolina senate voted with an overwhelming majority stating that the controversial sweepstakes devices – which could be found in a variety of stores, and even some chain restaurants – would be considered illegal gambling … [Read more...]

County Councilman’s Ally in $90 Million Ponzi Scheme Pleads Guilty

Man from Maudlin Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Involved in Ponzi Scheme A man from Maudlin, South Carolina pled guilty on Monday, January 14th, to his role in a $90 million ponzi scheme. 61-year-old Wallace Lindsay Howell pled guilty to wire fraud in the ponzi scheme that landed former Anderson County Councilman Ronnie Wilson a 20-year prison … [Read more...]

All-Metal Hip Implants Will Receive Tougher Scrutiny from FDA

FDA Says Hip Implants Are Dangerous and Should Be Used with Caution All-metal hip implants have been the subject of thousands of consumer lawsuits in the past few years. Patients who have had the devices implanted complain of several complications after surgery, including metallosis, infection, and a high failure rate. The FDA and all-metal hip … [Read more...]

South Carolina Woman Sentenced for Social Security Fraud after Hiding Grandfather’s Body

Upstate SC Woman Hid Grandfather’s Body to Collect SS Checks, Sentenced for Social Security Fraud A woman from Greenwood, SC was sentenced to 10 months on Tuesday, January 15th, for social security fraud, among other charges. According to court documents, Alicia Kelly hid her grandfather’s body after he passed away, and continued to cash his … [Read more...]

South Carolina Man Dies in Workplace Accident

Anderson County Man Dies After Workplace Accident Causes Him to Fall Into Machine A worker has died after a workplace accident caused him to fall into a metal stamping machine at an Anderson County plant. The man – 62-year-old Kendall Collier – was working on the machine at 9 AM on Tuesday, January 22nd, at Stanco Metal Products, a factory in … [Read more...]

Johnson & Johnson Reportedly Offers $2 Billion as Settlement in DePuy Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Suits

Johnson & Johnson Offers $200,000 Per Plaintiff in DePuy Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Personal Injury Lawsuits The New Jersey-based company Johnson & Johnson faces more than 10,000 lawsuits against their DePuy Orthopedics division for metal-on-metal hip replacement devices that have caused serious personal injury. The company has … [Read more...]

Three South Carolina Men Sentenced for Illegal Gambling Ring

Men Arrested for Illegal Gambling Ring Discovered in Connection to a Double Murder Case Three men in Columbia, SC have been sentenced to prison for their roles in an illegal gambling ring. Investigators discovered the operation while looking into a different case, involving a double murder. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said on Tuesday that Lanny … [Read more...]

First Transvaginal Mesh Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Goes to Court

“Simple” Surgery with Transvaginal Mesh Causes Severe Complications, Personal Injury Lawsuit Linda Gross, 46 years old from South Dakota, was suffering bloating and constipation related to pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which organs in the pelvis begin shifting due to weakening of the muscles in the pelvic wall. Her doctor recommended a … [Read more...]

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