A restraining order issued by a Guilford County judge is preventing Buncombe County law enforcement from cracking down on new electronic-gambling machines that offer cash payouts, Sheriff Van Duncan and District Attorney Ron Moore said at a Feb. 13 press conference. “The Legislature passed a law at the end of last year that outlawed the […]
Legal documents reveal the back-and-forth between electronic “sweepstakes” companies and the state, as an injunction blocks law enforcement from arresting or prosecuting those who sell or use the machines. Xpress is asking for your input on the issue.
The following documents reveal the legal wrangling between attorneys representing two computer gaming companies, Hest Technologies and International Internet Technologies that are seeking to overturn new gambling laws passed to shut down the operation of computer-based gambling games in convenience stores. The first is a 2005 ruling against prosecuting games like those of Hest or […]
Even though he’s already been convicted on federal corruption charges and sentenced to 15 years in prison, former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford, newly shaved bald, was back in an Asheville courtroom on Dec. 4. Medford was assigned a new attorney, Asheville-based David Belser, for his appeal, and Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell delayed consideration of […]
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford won’t have to report to prison until Oct. 28, two weeks after a scheduled back surgery. The judge also announced punishment for four men convicted in the government’s illegal-gambling investigation that snared Medford.
The sentencing of ex-Sheriff Bobby Medford‘s deputies finished this morning, as a federal judge sentenced former reserve Capt. Guy Penland to five years in prison and former Lt. Ronnie “Butch” Davis to 40 months on corruption charges.
A federal judge sentenced former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford to 15 years in prison on corruption and extortion charges this afternoon.
A federal judge is scheduled to announce the prison sentence of former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford on Monday, despite a last-minute request from Medford’s attorney that the sentencing be delayed
The latest chapter in the saga of former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford and three of his former deputies will come to a close on Oct. 6 when a federal judge will announce prison sentences to the men for their involvement in a massive illegal-gambling operation.
Former Buncombe County Sheriff’s Lt. Johnny Harrison, who is awaiting sentencing along with former Sheriff Bobby Medford, is currently in the hospital and has been granted more time before sentencing takes place, court documents reveal.
Former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford and former reserve Capt. Guy Penland were found guilty on all counts in their federal corruption trial this morning.
Defense attorneys for former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford and former reserve Capt. Guy Penland finished up their closing arguments today. Prosecutors shot back—and a verdict is expected tomorrow.
The prosecution in the federal corruption trial of former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford presented their closing argument today, asserting that the evidence against the former sheriff and one of his deputies is overwhelming.
An expert witness called by former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford’s defense attorney testified Tuesday that Medford’s gambling losses totaled $122,000 from 2002 to 2007, and under cross-examination agreed that Medford “put in play” more than $800,000 at casinos.
After former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford took the stand today in his own defense against federal corruption charges, he faced lengthy questioning from his own attorneys, followed by a barrage from the prosecution. He denied ever taking bribes from illegal video-poker operators.
In the federal corruption trial of former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford, a former captain testified that after hearing concerns from his campaign chair about cash being improperly turned into money orders, Medford responded, “F*ck him. We’ll keep doing what we’re doing.”
In the ongoing trial of former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford Tuesday afternoon, Hot Dog King owner Demetre “Jimmy the Greek” Theodossis said that he paid Medford’s deputies $1,000 a month to protect his illegal video-poker operation.
This morning in the corruption trial of former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford, a convenience-store owner and video-poker operator, as well as a retired bookie, both testified that they bribed Medford to continue their illegal operations.
At the trial this afternoon of former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford, video-poker operator Jerry Pennington said he received favors from the sheriff’s office under Medford, including an honorary deputy’s badge and getting gambling charges dismissed through forged community-service documents.
In the corruption trial of former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford, a salesman for a confessed illegal video-poker operator said that he repeatedly gave bribes — sometimes as much as $3,000 — to Medford, along with legal donations to the Clerk of Court and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. The company also bribed the Haywood County Sheriff, he testified.
At the continuing corruption trial of former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford this morning, one of Medford’s former deputies again took the witness stand and responded to defense attorneys’ questioning by once again declaring his guilt.