Criminal Justice

Accused N.C. lawmaker appeals expulsion

March 26, 2008 - Earlier this week we brought you the story of North Carolina state Rep. Thomas E. Wright, a New Hanover County Democrat expelled from the legislature last week over charges that he misappropriated almost $350,000 in campaign and other funds. He and his attorneys -- among them N.C.

Congressional hearings set for KBR gang rape case

December 15, 2007 - The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing next Wednesday on the disturbing case of Jamie Leigh Jones, the young Houston woman who alleges she was raped by several of her KBR coworkers in Iraq in July 2005 and then locked inside a shipping container by her employer,