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Ex-Robeson Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

Posted September 26, 2007 12:13 p.m. EDT
Updated September 26, 2007 3:51 p.m. EDT

— Former Robeson County Sheriff Glenn Maynor pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges in federal court.

Maynor admitted he lied to a federal grand jury and misapplied federal funds. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of five years. Maynor was Robeson County sheriff from December 1994 until his resignation in 2005.

"North Carolinians must have confidence in the integrity of our peace officers. Prosecuting corrupt law enforcement officials is a top priority," said U.S. Attorney George Holding.

The charges against Maynor came after former deputies pleaded guilty to charges ranging from kidnapping to stealing satellite television signals. The charges against them resulted from Operation Tarnished Badge, an investigation into the Robeson County Sheriff's Office.

Two other people also pleaded guilty Wednesday in the Operation Tarnished Badge case.

Hobert F. Britt, 60, and Robert D. Ivey, 48, both of Lumberton, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit satellite piracy. Authorities said both men used illegally reprogrammed satellite cards to receive unlimited programming from DirecTV.

Britt and Ivey face a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and two years of supervised release.

Sentencing dates for all three men haven't been set.