The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that it has charged Raleigh businesswoman Carolyn Grant with one count of mail fraud.
Grant's attorney said over the weekend that she planned to file a plea agreement Tuesday. The mail fraud occurred in a June 2007 mailing and was related to a real estate project on Louisburg Road in Raleigh, Grant's attorney has said.
Grant is a former chairwoman of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.
The Justice Department's release says Grant, in a statement, admits she used various business entities to solicit investments and defrauded those investors of millions of dollars.