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Mohamad Youssef Hammoud, 37, was resentenced Thursday, Jan. 27, to 30 years in prison on charges related to his activities of providing material support to the foreign terrorist organization, Hezbollah, from about 1995 to July 2000 in Charlotte, N.C. The announcement was made by Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

Hammoud, who has remained in federal custody since his arrest on July 21, 2000, was born in Lebanon, came into the United States illegally in 1992 and lived here by virtue of three sham marriages to U.S. citizens until his arrest.

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U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan has awarded $15,865,468 in funding to keep 130 local homeless assistance programs in North Carolina operating in the coming year.

The announcement comes just a week before thousands of volunteers in nearly every city and county conduct a national one-night count of homeless persons and families. HUD’s Let’s Make Everybody Count! campaign is intended to document trends in homelessness that are crucial to local planners’ efforts to prevent and end homelessness in their areas.

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About 1 in 63 housing units in N.C. were in foreclosure for the year

North Carolina broke the state foreclosure filing record in 2010. And according to a recently released analysis by the N.C. Justice Center, approximately one in every 63 housing units in North Carolina faced foreclosure filings last year.

For the first time, county-by-county data tracking foreclosures relative to a county’s housing units are now available.

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Local police in Asheville report that a scam artist is trying to con North Carolina real estate agents into providing their bank account numbers.

Agents are receiving calls from a woman who uses the name Daphne Navarro and claims she lives in Florida. She says she has visited a piece of property in the agent’s area and is ready to make an offer on it.

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published: 10/18/2013
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