White Collar Criminal Defense

News 14 Carolina: Kieran Shanahan Comments on Ruffin Poole’s Plea Deal

See related video RALEIGH – In a last-minute federal court hearing Monday, Ruffin Poole, a top aide to former Gov. Mike Easley, pleaded guilty to one count of federal tax evasion. Before Monday’s hearing, Poole faced 57 counts of corruption-related charges of bribery, money laundering, extortion and tax evasion. The government will drop the other…

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WTVD: Kieran Shanahan comments on Ruffin Poole’s plea deal

See related video RALEIGH — Ruffin Poole – former aide to Governor Mike Easley – appeared in federal court Monday to plead guilty to one count of tax evasion. Fifty six other felony counts – including bribery and money laundering – were all dropped in a plea agreement with prosecutors. The 38-year-old served as a…

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WRAL: Shanahan comments on Ruffin Poole’s plea deal

See related video RALEIGH, N.C. — Ruffin Poole, who was once a top aide to former Gov. Mike Easley, pleaded not guilty Monday to 57 corruption charges, but a federal judge say he doesn’t plan on giving Poole another four months to prepare for trial. A federal grand jury indicted Poole in January on 51…

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