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U. S.

Department of Justice
Thomas G. Walker
United States Attorney
Eastern District of North Carolina

News Release

Terry Sanford Federal Building


310 New Bern Avenue
Suite 800
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-1461

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


Wednesday April 15, 2015

Telephone (919) 856-4530


Criminal FAX (919) 856-4487
Civil FAX (919) 856-4821
www.usdoj.gov/usao/nce

CONTACT: Don Connelly


PIO
(919) 856-4712

DUKE ENERGY SUBSIDIARIES PLEA TO CRIMINAL CHARGES AND SENTENCING


NOW SET FOR MAY 14, 2015

RALEIGH The Plea and Sentencing Hearing has been rescheduled


for Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, Duke Energy Progress, Inc.,
and Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC to May 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the
federal courthouse in Greenville, North Carolina.

The companies

were charged with multiple criminal violations of the Clean Water


Act.
Persons directly and proximately harmed as a result of the
conduct charged in this matter may have rights under the Crime
Victims Rights Act.

See 18 U.S.C. 3771.

If you believe that

you are a crime victim in this matter, please contact the United
States Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina
at USANCE.CrimeVictimsRightsAct@usdoj.gov no later than March 26,
2015.
The U.S. Attorneys Offices will have no further comment on
this matter until after court proceedings.
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