North Carolina Panel Affirms Sentencing Over Staged Auto Accident

(May 27, 2016, 11:21 AM EDT) -- RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina Court of Appeals panel on May 17 affirmed a trial court judge’s decision to sentence a man accused of insurance fraud to 15 to 27 months in prison, holding that the judge did not err by failing to dismiss the suit due to a variance in the indictment (State of North Carolina v. Patrick Henry Alston, No. COA15-966, N.C. App.; 2016 N.C. App. LEXIS 551).

(Opinion available. Document #20-160617-010Z.)

A panel of Judges Robert N. Hunter Jr., Rick Elmore and...
To view the full article, register now.