Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced a new package of legislation to protect racial, ethnic and religious minorities and other vulnerable communities in Virginia from hate crimes. A new website (www.NoHateVA.com) now provides resources for vulnerable individuals and communities.
On Jan. 12, 2017, Vafalay Massaquoi, a 30-year-old resident of Alexandria, was convicted of felony counts relating to the intentional falsifying of Virginia Voter Registration Applications. The total sentence imposed in this case was five years in prison, with all but time already served suspended. Massaquoi has served approximately 90 days in jail.
Justin G. Liverman, 24, of Morehead City, North Carolina, pleaded guilty today for his role in a harassment scheme that targeted senior U.S. government officials. Liverman’s plea admits guilt to a conspiracy to commit unauthorized computer intrusions, identity theft, and telephone harassment.