Ad Spot

Two convicted in Comcast trial'

By Staff
Jan. 1, 2002
The three-week Comcast trial dominated the news in April, as federal prosecutors alleged that David Van Colvin and four co-conspirators defrauded the cable company of $2.6 million between January 1994 and August 1996.
Colvin, former regional manager of Comcast-Primestar, was the man at the center of the alleged conspiracy and money-laundering scheme. He struck a deal with the U.S. Attorney's office in 1999 pleading guilty and agreeing to testify in the trial of his alleged co-conspirators.
Four people were indicted as co-conspirators and stood trial in April.
Indicted on charges ranging from conspiracy to commit mail fraud to tax evasion and money-laundering were: publicist Kim Gianakos; Kary Graham, former manager of a Comcast satellite sales office; C.D. "Bubba" Newell, former vice president of Trustmark National Bank in Meridian; and contractor Darrell Wayne Raley.
In the end, the jury agreed with prosecutors that a conspiracy to defraud Comcast existed, but said its only members were Colvin and Newell.
Raley and Graham were acquitted.
Newell was convicted of all 18 counts. Gianakos was acquitted of two conspiracy counts, but convicted of one count of mail fraud. As of this report, Colvin, Newell and Gianakos are free on bond and still awaiting sentencing.

News

Phil Campbell swears in new councilman

Franklin County

Fall brings Pumpkin Palooza, NW-SCC trunk-or-treat event

Franklin County

Hodges festival promises food, fun, fireworks

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2008, Paige Palmer Thorne

Franklin County

Commission passes budget, shows support for two state amendments

Galleries

PHOTOS: Russellville Homecoming Court

Franklin County

PHOTOS: Tharptown Homecoming Court

Franklin County

NW-SCC public relations wins seven statewide awards

Franklin County

Phil Campbell City Council fills vacant seat

Features

Taste of Franklin: Flavors of fall

News

Red Bay celebrates Founders Day with plenty of entertainment for all

Franklin County

FCS bus driver faces arrest, termination

Franklin County

County seeks responses to broadband survey

Franklin County

NW-SCC reports highest fall enrollment since 2010 

Features

View from Crescent Moon Acres: How one New Jersey woman found her dream life in Phil Campbell

Franklin County

Franklin County 4-H rabbit project participants bring home awards

News

ADEM approves $348M for water, sewer projects

Franklin County

Extension warns: Harvest time means taking extra safety precautions

News

City approves line-of-credit bid from VSB for equipment purchases

News

Russellville Electric Board elects officers

News

RHS Marching Hundred hosts Northwest Alabama Classic

News

RCS BOE approves budget for FY-2023

Franklin County

FCS BOE passes budget

News

Red Bay plans annual Founders Day festival Sept. 24

x