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Operation Tin Panda Takedown Results In 36 Convictions

May 25, 2018

Beginning in the early morning hours of Dec. 6, 2017, over 300 law enforcement agents and officers executed a coordinated takedown codenamed Operation Tin Panda. To date, this major operation has resulted in the conviction of 36 individuals on federal firearms and drug charges.

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Convicted Felon Indicted On Firearms Charges

May 24, 2018

A federal grand jury in Alexandria, VA, returned an indictment today charging a Maryland man, Keith Haddock II, 26, with felon in possession of firearms, conspiracy to straw purchase firearms, and making false statements to federal firearms licensees.

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Alexandria Police Department Announces Decrease In Reported Part I Crimes In 2017

May 24, 2018

The Alexandria Police Department today announced that the total of reported Part I crime decreased 13% in Alexandria for calendar year 2017 versus 2016. All but one type of reported Part I crimes in Alexandria dropped in 2017, including homicide, rape, robbery, larceny, and auto theft. The only increase was seen in aggravated assaults.

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Attorney General Appoints Zachary Terwilliger Interim U.S. Attorney

May 24, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today the appointment of G. Zachary Terwilliger as Interim United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 546, effective May 25.

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Former Medical Assistant Pleads Guilty To Distributing Oxycodone

May 22, 2018

A Woodbridge woman pleaded guilty today in federal court in Alexandria, VA, to conspiring with others to distribute oxycodone. Tatiana Bailey, 31, was employed as a medical assistant at INOVA Bariatric Surgery Medical Practice from at least February 2015 to October 2015, where she had access to blank prescriptions. 

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Colombian Cocaine Trafficker Pleads Guilty For Role In 490-Kilogram Seizure

May 22, 2018

A Colombian national, Marco Antonio Robayo Barbosa, 64, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Alexandria, VA, to his involvement in trafficking 490 kilograms of cocaine bound for the United States from Colombia.

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GW School Resource Officer Charged After Discharge Of Weapon

May 21, 2018

On May 21, 2018, Carl Savoy, 27, a five-year veteran of the Alexandria Police Department, was indicted by a Grand Jury related to the March 13, 2018, incident where he fired his service weapon inside George Washington Middle School. No one was injured in the incident.

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Two Members Of Syrian Electronic Army Indicted For Conspiracy

May 17, 2018

A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, returned an 11-count indictment today charging two Syrian men with offenses relating to their participation in a conspiracy to engage in computer hacking as members of the “Syrian Electronic Army” or “SEA”.

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Two West Potomac High School Students Charged In Hazing Incident

May 17, 2018

Two West Potomac High School teens are facing a misdemeanor hazing charge for an incident in the boys’ locker room before a baseball game approximately two years ago. Their names are being withheld due to their age.

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Jury Convicts Cyber-Criminal Of Operating Counter Antivirus Service

May 17, 2018

A federal jury in Alexandria, VA, convicted a Latvian “non-citizen,” meaning a citizen of the former USSR who had been residing in Riga, Latvia, of three counts related to his operation of “Scan4you,” an online counter antivirus service that helped computer hackers to determine whether the computer viruses and other malicious software they created would be detected by antivirus software.

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