27, Mar 2015 - Reported dead in Venezuela, Jacksonville businessman arrested in North Carolina
A Jacksonville businessman who was reported dead in Venezuela two years ago was arrested Saturday in North Carolina on federal charges that moved a twisting parlor game of high-stakes fraud claims from the courthouse to the jailhouse. Jose Lantigua, 62, former owner of Circle K Furniture, was jailed without bond in Buncombe County, N.C., which includes Asheville in the western part of the state ...
24, Mar 2015 - Senate confirms Cogburn as NC federal judge
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Buncombe County native Max Cogburn Jr. has been confirmed as the newest federal judge in North Carolina. The U.S. Senate voted 96-0 Thursday to confirm Cogburn, who was nominated by President Barack Obama last year.
23, Mar 2015 - Asheville, NC Facial-recognition software led feds to Jacksonville businessman once reported dead overseas
A Jacksonville businessman accused of bank fraud after he was reported dead in Venezuela now also faces passport fraud charges filed Monday in a North Carolina federal court. Jose Lantigua, 62, was arrested Saturday in Buncombe County, N.C. and held on unspecified federal charges. A jail spokeswoman said he was released Monday but couldn’t offer further details. read more