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PRESS NOTICE

BILL NETTLES
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA


1441 Main Street, Suite 500 * Columbia, SC 29201 * (803) 929-3000


October 27, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT PERSON::   Beth Drake
803-929-3000
Beth.Drake@usdoj.gov

FLORENCE GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS

Education Loan Fraud in Lake City, South Carolina---- Rubin Taylor, age 23, of Coward, SC, Mary Taylor, age 27, of Coward, SC, Stacy Adams, age 31, of Coward, SC, Belinda Wilson Pinckney, age 26, of Coward, SC, Pharish Aldophous Pinckney, age 26, of Coward, SC, Nina Latrele Mcgill, age 26, of Scranton, SC, Terata Washington Floyd, age 42, of Lake City, SC, Willis Leon Floyd, age 32, of Coward, SC, Belverly Anderson Graham, age 41, of Scranton, SC, Shelley Mae Graham, age 44, of Cades, SC, Brittany Yvonne Washington, age 21, of Scranton, SC, and Anthony Hickson, age 29, of Olanta, SC, were charged in a 1-count Indictment with conspiracy to commit wire and loan fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. The maximum penalty the defendants could receive is 5 years imprisonment. The case was investigated by agents of the Department of Education and the United States Secret Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William E. Day, II, of the Florence office for prosecution.

Illegal Gambling House ---- Jammy Miller, age 45, of Darlington, SC, Jeffrey Blanton, age 49, of Hamlet, NC, Daniel Chao, age 26, of Jamestown, NC, Randy Johnson, age 40, of Darlington, SC, and Kelly Joe Andrews, age 32, of Darlington, SC were charged in a 1-count Indictment with operating an illegal gambling house, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1955. The maximum penalty the defendants could receive is 5 years imprisonment. The case was investigated by the Darlington County Sheriffs Office and agents of the United States Secret Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William E. Day, II, of the Florence office for prosecution.

Mr. Nettles stated that the charges in these Indictments are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

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