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Former Buchanan Fire Chief Billy Joe Carter was arraigned in federal court in Roanoke on Thursday for Medicare, Social Security, and income tax fraud. News story here.

According to court records, Carter and his wife Shana allegedly did not report hundreds of thousands of dollars in income while Carter collected Medicare and Social Security.

They also under reported income on two tax returns dating back to 2008.

The Carter’s are scheduled to plead guilty in federal court on Monday.

Billy Joe is also facing separate charges in Botetourt County for rape, assault, and abduction among others.

That jury trial is scheduled to begin January 9th in Botetourt County Circuit Court.


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