Former US Attorney Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering And Conspiracy

A former U-S attorney has pleaded guilty to charges related to a tax fraud conspiracy.

Sam Currin, who was also a judge and a state Republican Party chairman, filed a 16-page affidavit last month that detailed his role in the crimes. In it, Currin said he would plead guilty to conspiring to launder more than a million dollars through his law firm's client trust account.

Currin said he would also plead guilty to lying on his taxes by failing to report an offshore debit card account. The former aide to former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms also pleaded guilty in a related case to obstructing a grand jury investigation into securities fraud by conspiring to withhold documents and provide false testimony. Currin faces 43 years in prison.