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York is a city located in York County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 6,985. It is the county seat of York County. (More Info and Source) York Real Estate

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Man pleads guilty for bilking $11M in embezzlement scheme

An Iron Station man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday on charges he bilked $11 million from clients and used it to fund a lavish lifestyle, including strip club visits and three-tiered pools.

James Staz, 44, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and tax evasion as part of a plea agreement. A superseding indictment filed in court charged him with 16 counts.


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James Staz and his father, William Staz, operated payroll company Employee-Services.net and provided several duties for clients, including collecting and paying employment taxes, investigators said.

Court documents allege the company collected $11 million to be used for federal and state employment taxes, but in reality it went toward James Staz and Williams Staz's lifestyles.

The executive director of one of the victim companies, The Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, said the first realized something was wrong in early 2014.

"We received a phone call from an IRS agent asking us where our most recent tax withholdings check was," said Mike Mathers, executive director for the company. The nonprofit helps children with disabilities.

"Employee Services took care of (our tax withholdings) and apparently that was the beginning of (Employee Services) not taking care of it," Mathers said.

James Staz on a single day "spent a total of $38,880 at strip clubs and night clubs," the indictment indicated.

Investigators want the pair to pay for their alleged financial crimes.

The father and son's company once had around "500 client companies located in North Carolina" and other states, according to the indictment.

James Staz could face up to 20 years in prison.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:13:42 -0500

CMPD: Bank robbed Thursday in south Charlotte

Police are trying to identify the person who robbed a bank Thursday in south Charlotte.

The robbery happened around noon at the BB&T Bank at 5369 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said a man brandishing a firearm entered the bank and demanded money from the clerk.
 
He was described as a black man in his late 30s or 40s, about 6 feet tall. He had a heavy build and was wearing a light-colored T-shirt, a baseball hat with the number 48 on it and khaki pants.
 
Anyone with information on the robbery or the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 
 
To learn more about the Crime Stoppers mobile app, visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/
 
The public may also call the FBI Charlotte at 704-672-6100 with information.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:42:51 -0500

CMPD: Student hits another with beer bottle, punches teacher

A Charlotte high school student is facing assault charges after police said he attacked two other students and a teacher.

Teachers told anchor Scott Wickersham the Independence High School student appeared to have been drinking, and was carrying a beer bottle he smashed against another student during that fight.

La'domi Yarka Burris, 17, has faced charges before for assault including felony breaking and entering and larceny and resisting an officer.

Some school staff members said they won't feel safe if this student comes back to class.

A teachers group said it will fight to make sure he doesn't return.

Teachers said Burris didn't show up for school Wednesday morning at Independence High School, but came to campus around lunch.

Those inside say he was running in the halls with a beer bottle and appeared drunk.

He went to a classroom “punched the teacher in the chest … assaulted a female by punching her in the face … hit the third victim over the head with a beer bottle,” according to the police report.

Judy Kidd, with the classroom Teachers Association of North Carolina, said she's spoken to those involved.

Burris was arrested and remains in jail.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:40:03 -0500

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