Thursday, May 23, 2013
Deanna Sumter faces up to five years in prison and could be fined up to $250,000, plus a special assessment of $100.
A Columbia woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to filing false tax returns, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Deanna Sumter, 32, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit tax fraud, according to a release. Authorities say Sumter and unnamed co-conspirators stole personal identity information from others to file false taxes in their names in order to receive tax refunds. The conspirators made $106,122 of false tax claims, though the Internal Revenue Service was able to suspend over half of the refund payments, according to the release. Sumter will be sentenced at a hearing scheduled for August 21. Sumter faces up to five years in prison and could be fined up to $250,000, plus a special assessment of $100. The case was …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Links to new job listings posted in the past 24 hours.
Here are 25 more job listings that were posted on Career Builder on May 22, 2013. They are all within just a few miles of Columbia. Who else is hiring in the Midlands? Click here to find out.
A 62-year-old man who said he once had an affair with Tammy Parker also advised the family on financial matters.
A man who said he had an affair with Tammy Parker testified in the Brett Parker murder trial Wednesday, according to reports. Ben Staples, 62, a longtime friend of Tammy Parker, said she told him she was unhappy in her marriage to Brett Parker, according to WIS. Staples and Tammy Parker became intimate in 2010, ended it the same year and remained friends until Tammy was killed in April 2012. Tammy's husband Brett Parker is charged with two counts of murder for her death and the death of Bryan Capnerhurst, his gambling partner. Staples, who often did taxes for the Parker family, said he gave Brett Parker advice on how to handle Tammy's life insurance benefit and other money after her death, according to a report in The State. He said he …
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead — say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try …
Fifty-three incidents were investigated by Richland County deputies on May 21.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department investigated 53 incidents on May 21, 2013, according to its daily report. View the document above to see crimes reported in the county. If you can't view the file, click here. To see prior maps and reports, click here. To see all coverage of Police & Crime in Columbia, click here.
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The Freedom Award is the Department of Defense’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department is one of 30 finalists for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the Department of Defense’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve, according to a release. A review board comprised of military and civilian leaders selected the 30 finalists from a pool of 2,899 nominations submitted earlier this year by National Guard and Reserve Service members. The sheriff's department was nominated by an Army National Guard employee: (The nominator) wrote that the sheriff’s office ensures deployed service members and their families are contacted every month by a regional leader and a …
But Democrats say she's not sincere.
In a Statehouse press conference on Tuesday, Gov. Nikki Haley called on the Senate to pass ethics legislation approved in the House earlier this month. Haley was joined at the press conference by the co-chairs of the Ethics Reform Commission, Travis Medlock and Henry McMaster as well as Attorney General Alan Wilson. “We have the blueprint. We need the eagerness and the will,” Haley said. The governor said that after the budget is approved she is hoping that ethics can be passed. She also is optimistic the Department of Administration legislation she’s been pushing for three years will finally become law. Haley rejected the notion that legislature can’t do more than one big thing per session. “At what point can we do multiple things in a …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A Richland County Sheriff's Department investigator spent hours on the stand Tuesday in the Brett Parker murder trial.
A Richland County Sheriff's deputy who testified Tuesday in the Brett Parker murder trial said he found inconsistencies in Brett Parker's story about what happened on the day his wife and gambling partner were found dead inside his Irmo home, according to reports. The investigator said video shows Brett Parker didn't call 911 until 11 minutes after his gambling parnter, Bryan Capnerhurst, went in the Parkers' house on the day of the shootings in April 2012, according to The State. But Brett Parker told investigators that Capnerhurst started shooting just a minute after entering the house. The investigator spent five hours on the stand Tuesday, according to The State, and pointed out numerous things about Brett Parker's story that did not …
Forty-seven incidents were investigated on May 20 by Richland County deputies.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department investigated 47 incidents on May 20, 2013, according to its daily report. View the document above to see crimes reported in the county. If you can't view the file, click here. To see prior maps and reports, click here. To see all coverage of Police & Crime in Columbia, click here.