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Former CIA Officer Arrested For Retaining Classified Information

January 16, 2018

A former CIA officer was arrested last night on charges of unlawful retention of national defense information. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, aka “Zhen Cheng Li”, 53, was arrested after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York. Lee, who is a naturalized United States citizen, currently resides in Hong Kong, China.

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DOJ Appeals DACA Injunction To Ninth Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court

January 16, 2018

The Department of Justice today filed a notice of appeal in The Regents of the University of California and Janet Napolitano v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Elaine Duke seeking review before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. DOJ also intends later this week to file a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment, seeking direct review in the Supreme Court.

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Maryland Men Convicted Of Sex Trafficking Three Minor Victims Throughout The East Coast

January 12, 2018

A federal jury convicted two Hyattsville, Maryland men of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors, including by force, fraud, or coercion, as well as sex trafficking three minors, throughout the East Coast over the course of several months in 2016. Ivan Duane Williams aka “Lucci,” 28, and Dennis Ray Davis Jr. aka “Dee,” 26, were convicted following a six-day jury trial in federal court in Alexandria.

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Fairfax County Man Charged With 20 Counts Of Possession Of Child Pornography

January 10, 2018

Fairfax County police arrested a man yesterday on 20 counts of felony possession of child pornography. The images were discovered on a device traced back to 29-year-old Jaeyoung Lee, who resides in the Fairfax County section of Alexandria. Detectives are asking anyone with information about Lee to come forward.

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California Federal Judge Issues Injunction To Protect Dreamers

January 10, 2018

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra obtained a preliminary injunction against the Trump Administration over its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Jan. 9 ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California blocks the Trump Administration’s rescission of DACA while the underlying case continues.

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Police Investigate Home Invasion Robbery On Executive Avenue

January 8, 2018

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred inside a residence in the 3800 block of Executive Avenue early this morning. Three men forced their way into an apartment and brandished several knives and a firearm. The victims were not injured.The three suspects are described as Hispanic males in dark clothing. 

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Herring, State AGs And Mortgage Regulators Reach $45 Million Settlement With PHH Mortgage Corporation

January 5, 2018

Approximately 1,050 Virginia borrowers are expected to receive compensation totaling more than $630,000 as part of a $45 million settlement with New Jersey-based mortgage lender and servicer PHH Mortgage Corporation. 

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Porter Announces New Mental Health Initiative

January 2, 2018

Bryan Porter, Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Alexandria, announced that the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney is implementing a new initiative designed to address certain cases in which a person with severe mental illness is accused of a criminal offense. Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Molly Sullivan will oversee the new Mental Health Initiative.

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Governor McAuliffe Commutes Sentence Of Man Found Mentally Incompetent To Be Executed

January 2, 2018

On Dec. 29, Governor Terry McAuliffe commuted the death sentence of William Burns to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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