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DC Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Of Alexandria Woman

December 2, 2018

Detectives from Washington, DC’s Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Friday, Nov. 30, in the Unit Block of 57th Place, Southeast. The victim has been identified as 19 year-old Nya Howard-Reynolds, of Alexandria, VA.

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South American Couple Plead Guilty To Fraud Conspiracy

November 30, 2018

A South American couple pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud for orchestrating a loan modification scheme.

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Special Counsel’s Office: U.S. v. Michael Cohen

November 29, 2018

Michael Cohen of New York, New York, pleaded guilty on Nov. 29, 2018, to making false statements to the U.S. Congress in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001 (a)(2).

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Federal Court Blocks Trump Asylum Ban

November 20, 2018

A federal court has temporarily blocked the Trump Administration’s new asylum ban. The complaint charges the Administration with violating the Immigration and Nationality Act as well as the Administrative Procedure Act.

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Herring Wins $50 Million In Penalties And Debt Relief For Retired Veterans, Civil Servants Targeted By Illegal Loans

November 15, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that he has secured more than $50 million in debt relief and ordered civil penalties as a result of his lawsuit against Future Income Payments, LLC; FIP, LLC; and their owner, Scott Kohn, for making illegal, high-interest loans to more than 1,000 Virginia veterans and retirees in violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules In Favor of Dreamers

November 9, 2018

In an action challenging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of preliminary injunctive relief, and affirmed in part the district court’s partial grant and partial denial of the government’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim.

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AG Herring Condemns Trump Administration’s Treatment Of Detained Immigrant Children

November 8, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring yesterday joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general condemning the proposed rule to circumvent Flores Agreement, which provides important protections for migrant children in detention.

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Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty To Firearms And Counterfeit Currency Offenses

November 7, 2018

A man from the Washington, DC area, Kevin Bushrod, 31, pleaded guilty today to possessing multiple firearms as a convicted felon and passing counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes.

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U.S. Attorney Announcement On 2018 Midterm Elections – Alexandria

November 6, 2018

On Nov. 1, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger announced that Assistant U.S. Attorney James P. Gillis will lead the efforts here in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Gillis has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer for the Alexandria Division of the Eastern District of Virginia.

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AG Herring Supports New Jersey’s Ban On Large-Capacity Magazines

November 5, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring joined a coalition of 16 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia in filing an amicus brief arguing that the Second Amendment permits reasonable gun safety laws.

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