Department of Justice http://wfae.org en A Packed Courtroom And A Long Line For Hearing On NC Voting Lawsuits http://wfae.org/post/packed-courtroom-and-long-line-hearing-nc-voting-lawsuits <p>The U.S. Justice Department is arguing before a federal judge in Winston-Salem this week that North Carolina's <a href="http://wfae.org/post/nc-explainer-voting-rights" target="_blank">sweeping election overhaul</a> will deny or curtail African-Americans' right to vote. The Justice Department and civil rights groups are asking the judge to put the changes on hold.</p><p>Reverend Milton Williams was among dozens of people stuck in line outside the courthouse, unable to get into the packed hearing.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:00:28 +0000 Michael Tomsic 54423 at http://wfae.org FBI Investigations Continue After Cannon's Arrest http://wfae.org/post/fbi-investigations-continue-after-cannons-arrest <p>While the FBI’s sting operation ended in the arrest of former mayor Patrick Cannon yesterday, the agency is still carrying out other, related investigations in Charlotte.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:55:39 +0000 Ben Bradford 47838 at http://wfae.org FBI Investigations Continue After Cannon's Arrest Mayor Cannon Resigns After Arrest On Federal Bribery Charges http://wfae.org/post/mayor-cannon-resigns-after-arrest-federal-bribery-charges <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>UPDATE: 7:30 a.m. Thursday</em></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon </span><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201403/CannonResignationLetter.pdf?__utma=100058712.665783570.1395344721.1395856381.1395875887.13&amp;__utmb=100058712.74.7.1395876992326&amp;__utmc=100058712&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=100058712.1395674403.9.2.utmcsr=charlotteobserver.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/2014/03/23/4789086/uncc-updating-engineering-courses.html&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=150381238" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">has resigned</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> after the FBI <a href="http://wfae.org/post/how-fbis-case-against-cannon-went-down" target="_blank">arrested him Wednesday on federal corruption charges</a>.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201403/Cannon_As_Filed_Complaint_0.pdf" target="_blank">federal criminal complaint</a> says the FBI received a tip in August 2010 </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">from local law enforcement that Cannon was potentially involved in illegal activities and public corruption</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The FBI began an undercover investigation </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">posing as commercial real estate developers and investors looking to do business in Charlotte.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:12:22 +0000 WFAE News 47739 at http://wfae.org Mayor Cannon Resigns After Arrest On Federal Bribery Charges North Carolina Sues Online Lending Companies http://wfae.org/post/north-carolina-sues-online-lending-companies <p>The state attorney general has filed a lawsuit against an online lending company for making predatory loans with interest rates in some cases over 300 percent. The state is one of many lining up for a piece of Western Sky.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:25:54 +0000 Ben Bradford 41244 at http://wfae.org North Carolina Sues Online Lending Companies