Monday, March 31, 2008

Did Team NC/DC Bring Down the Sheriff?

You'll recall that on last week's fleche Team NC-DC used the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office in Bolivia as our 22-hour control. That's Sheriff Ron Hewett pictured above.

Now, I'm not saying these two events are related, but I thought it only fair to bring you this news update from earlier today:

Bolivia | A Brunswick County grand jury indicted Sheriff Ronald Hewett today on three counts of embezzlement by a public official and one count of obstruction of justice.

At a hearing soon after the indictments were handed up, Hewett appeared before Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis, who set his bond at $25,000 on the four felonies. If convicted, he could face up to two and a half years in prison on the obstruction charge and nearly five years on each embezzlement charge.

Coincidence? Probably. However, I feel compelled to note that teammate Jerry Phelps paid for several sodas, as well as a couple Little Debbie snack cakes, with $100 bills.

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