UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
EASTERN DIVISION

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Plaintiff,

v.

JAMES BOYCE BLACK
     a/k/a Jim Black

Defendant

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Case No. 5:07-CR-42-1-D

CRIMINAL INFORMATION

Filed 2/15/07

 

The United States Attorney charges that:

SOLE COUNT

At all times material to this Information:

1. JAMES BOYCE BLACK, a/k/a Jim Black, was Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. In said position, he wielded great influence over legislation and conducted state business on a regular basis.

2. During everyone-year period covered by this Information, the government of the State of North Carolina received benefits in excess of $10,000 under Federal programs involving various forms of Federal assistance, including, but not limited to, Medicaid.

3. Individual chiropractors and members of the North Carolina Chiropractors Association had an interest in potential legislation before the North Carolina General Assembly, including, but not limited to: (1) "spinal safety" laws; (2) legislation affecting the amount of co-payments insurers could require patients to pay chiropractors; and (3) legislation requiring that insurers' review of chiropractic treatment be performed by a licensed chiropractor. Such proposed legislation impacted Federal programs involving forms of Federal assistance, including, but not limited to, Medicaid.

CHARGE

Beginning in the year 2000 and continuing through 2005, JAMES BOYCE BLACK, a/k/a Jim Black, defendant herein, being an agent of a State government, and under the circumstance described in Paragraph 2 above, did corruptly, knowingly, and willfully solicit for his own benefit, and did accept and agree to accept, things of value, that is, money in the form of U.S. currency, from several persons, specifically, members of the chiropractic profession, intending to be rewarded in connection with business of said State government involving things of value of more than $5,000.

All in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 666 (a) (1) (B).

February 15, 2007
Date

____________________________
GEORGE E. B. HOLDING
United States Attorney

BY: ________________________
JOHN STUART BRUCE
First Assistant U.S. Attorney

BY: ________________________
DENNIS M. DUFFY
Assistant United States Attorney

This page was posted on July 18, 2007.

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