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Alexandria To Open Drug Treatment Court In 2019

December 28, 2018

The Virginia Supreme Court has approved Alexandria’s proposal to open a Drug Treatment Court. Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter hopes that the new Court will begin handling cases in early 2019.

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Chinese Hackers Linked To State Security Ministry Charged

December 20, 2018

The unsealing of an indictment charging Zhu Hua (朱华), aka Afwar, aka CVNX, aka Alayos, aka Godkiller; and Zhang Shilong (张士龙), aka Baobeilong, aka Zhang Jianguo, aka Atreexp, both nationals of the People’s Republic of China (China), with conspiracy to commit computer intrusions, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft was announced today.

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Court Rules Trump Policies Denying Asylum Protections To People Fleeing Domestic And Gang Violence Are Illegal

December 20, 2018

A federal court has struck down Trump administration policies that sought to gut asylum protections for immigrants fleeing domestic violence and gang brutality.

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Police Apprehend Robbery, Carjacking Suspect

December 19, 2018

The ‪Alexandria Police Department is investigating a robbery in the 2500 block of N. Van Dorn Street and a robbery/carjacking in the 4200 block of Kenmore Avenue on Dec. 18. APD officers recovered the vehicle and apprehended the suspect after the second robbery.

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Man Sentenced For Distributing Fentanyl Causing Serious Bodily Injury

December 17, 2018

A Dumfries man, Christopher Louis Sorensen, 31, was sentenced Friday to over 21 years in prison for distribution of fentanyl causing serious bodily harm.

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Two Men Charged With Conspiracy, Acting As Agents Of A Foreign Government

December 17, 2018

An indictment was unsealed today charging two men with conspiracy, acting in the United States as unregistered agents of the government of Turkey, and making false statements to the FBI. Bijan Rafiekian, aka Bijan Kian, 66, of San Juan Capistrano, California, and Kamil Ekim Alptekin, 41, of Istanbul, a Turkish national with close ties to the highest levels of the Government of Turkey, were allegedly involved in a conspiracy to covertly influence U.S. politicians and public opinion against a Turkish citizen living in the United States whose extradition had been requested by the Government of Turkey.

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Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

December 8, 2018

The Alexandria Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation in the 5500 block of Holmes Run Parkway on Friday, Dec. 7. On Dec. 8, detectives charged William Thomas Layton, 32, of Largo, Maryland with Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Violent Felon, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.

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Police Investigate Fatal Shooting On Holmes Run Parkway

December 7, 2018

The Alexandria Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation in the 5500 block of Holmes Run Parkway on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. The victim has been identified as Diamond Moore, 20, of Alexandria. This is the fourth homicide in Alexandria in 2018.

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Oblon Files Petition For Certiorari In PTAB Standing Issue In JTEKT Versus GKN Automotive

December 7, 2018

Oblon, one of the largest law firms in the United States focused exclusively on intellectual property law, filed a petition for certiorari after the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit declined its petition for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc on behalf of its client, JTEKT Corporation, an engineering and manufacturing company and affiliate of Toyota.

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Police Investigate Fatal Crash At Duke Street And I-395

December 5, 2018

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a traffic crash that occurred on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at Duke Street and I-395. Nelson Javier Galdamez Reyes, a 52-year-old with no fixed address, was struck by a motor vehicle. He succumbed to his injuries on Dec. 4, 2018.

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