Sentencing hearings are scheduled before U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle in Elizabeth City on Sept. 25, 26 and 28.
Facing some of the longer sentences are Roger Taylor, Steven Lovin and C.T. Strickland, the former deputies first indicted in the state and federal investigation that has spanned more than four years and continues to this day.
Taylor, Lovin and Strickland were charged in June 2006 and federal investigators have handed down a steady of stream of indictments ever since with charges against the deputies ranging from pirating satellite TV signals to setting fires and kidnapping and robbing drug dealers.
Taylor, Lovin and Strickland are expected to be sentenced last, going before Boyle on Sept. 28 at 10:30 p.m. Each faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Strickland, a former supervisor of the sheriff's Drug Enforcement Division, pled guilty in February to stealing drug seizure money.
Taylor pled guilty in May to stealing federal drug seizure money and pirating satellite TV signals.
Lovin also pled guilty in May to stealing tens of thousands of dollars during drug interdiction stops on Interstate 95 and to pirating satellite TV signals.
Federal prosecutors say Lovin and his partner, James O. Hunt, stole about $160,000 during six drug interdiction stops along I-95. Lovin is accused of using the stolen money to buy a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a Ford F-250 pickup. Those vehicles were seized by the government.
Hunt is expected to be sentenced on Sept. 25, along with Kevin Mears and Patrick Terrell Ferguson. That hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
Hunt agreed to pay $150,000 in restitution and testify against other former deputies of the sheriff's Drug Enforcement Division. Hunt used part of the money to make improvements to his home and to buy a pontoon boat.
Mears pled guilty to stealing about $25,000 in federal drug forfeiture money that was earmarked to pay confidential informants.
Ferguson pled guilty to conspiring to kidnap at gunpoint two suspected drug dealers from Virginia whom he believed were carrying more than $400,000.
Hunt and Mears face up to 20 years in prison. Ferguson could receive up to life in prison.
Also on the Sept. 25, Joey Smith, Paul Pittman, Billy Hunt and Vincent Sinclair will go before Boyle at 2 p.m.
Smith pled guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering. Federal investigators said he misappropriated about $4,000 seized from drug dealers. Smith could get 20 years in prison.
Sinclair pled guilty to trying to distribute cocaine, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. During his plea, Sinclair said he waited for a drug dealer to leave a card game in 2003, then duct taped the man's mouth, took him into the woods and beat him, robbing him of 2 kilograms of cocaine and $150,000. Sinclair faces up to two life sentences.
Pittman and Billy Hunt pled guilty to helping former Sheriff Glenn Maynor landscape his yard and move into a new house while on county time. Pittman and Hunt each face a maximum of five years in prison.
Maynor has not charged with any crimes.
Gary Odum, Billy Strickland, Ricky Britt and Herman Madden will be sentenced Sept. 26 at 10:30 a.m.
All four pled guilty to conspiring to pirate satellite TV signals and each faces a maximum of five years in prison.
Odum also pled guilty to fraud charges related to private work he did for a former elected official while on duty.
On Sept. 26, at 2 p.m., a hearing is set for Randal Patterson, Lester Floyd and James Carter. All three former deputies pled guilty to stealing satellite TV signals. They each face a maximum of five years in prison.