CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. sentenced Jose Antonio Hendricks, 60, of Charlotte, to 198 months in prison on child pornography charges, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. In addition to the prison term imposed, Judge Conrad ordered Hendricks to serve 20 years under… Read More


The Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are teaming up to make it easier for consumers to report tax-related identity theft and to receive assistance to help recover. The IRS will now allow consumers to report identity theft to the IRS electronically through the FTCs IdentityTheft.gov [ https://www.identitytheft.gov/?utm_source=govdelivery ] website. Tax-related identity… Read More


Electronic toy manufacturer VTech Electronics Limited and its U.S. subsidiary have agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission [ https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/vtech_file_stamped_stip_order_1-8-18.pdf?utm_source=govdelivery ] that the company violated a U.S. childrens privacy law by collecting personal information from children without providing direct notice and obtaining their parents consent, and failing to take reasonable steps to secure… Read More