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Two Men Sentenced In Fraud Scheme Targeting Elderly Arlington County Residents

March 8, 2017

Two men were sentenced in Arlington County Circuit Court on March 3, 2017, for their role in a fraud scheme targeting Arlington County residents. John Patrick Walsh, 32, of Culpepper, VA, and Mark Sisk, 31, of Boston, VA, fraudulently claimed to be contractors and advised elderly residents that they were in need of serious home repair. Through a series of repeated home repair scams, the victims were defrauded of $62,100 in cash.

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Supreme Court Remands Virginia Transgender Student Case To Lower Court

March 7, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday without hearing arguments remanded the case of a transgender Virginia student who sued the Gloucester County School Board over his right to use the bathroom of the gender with which he identifies to a lower court for further action. The High Court had scheduled arguments in the case for later this month but, based on the Trump administration’s change in policy, vacated the lower court’s decision and remanded the case.

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U.S. Marshals Hunt For King George County Cold Case Fugitive

March 7, 2017

The U.S. Marshals Service is seeking the public’s help in locating Torrain Johnson. Johnson, 38, has been wanted by the King George County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia since July 2009, for his failure to appear for court proceedings, stemming from felony drug charges of possession of controlled substances and possession with intent to manufacture drugs.

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Arlington Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For 2016 Sexual Assault

March 3, 2017

Anibal Rodriguez Castellanos, 37, of Arlington, was sentenced on today, March 3, in the Arlington County Circuit Court for his role in a 2016 sexual assault. He was sentenced to 30 years, with five years suspended, for the charge of burglary while armed and ten years for the charge of attempted rape. These sentences will run concurrently.

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FBI Seeks Information On Missing Fairfax County Juvenile

March 3, 2017

UPDATE (March 4): Jamia Holland was located Saturday night just before 10 p.m. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is in good health and will be returned home, according to Fairfax County police.

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Springfield Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to Prison

March 3, 2017

Cristan Taylor, 48, of Springfield, was sentenced today to three years in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine

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Two Sets Of Human Remains Found In Holmes Run Park

March 3, 2017

Extensive search efforts resulted in the discovery of two sets of human remains late last night, March 2, in Holmes Run Park, approximately 300 yards into the park from the intersection of Crater Place and Yellowstone Drive in the Lincolnia area of Fairfax County. The remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy and identification.

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Fraudster Sentenced For $25 Million ID Theft And Money Laundering Conspiracy

March 2, 2017

Amit Chaudhry, 44, of Ashburn, was sentenced today to nine years in prison for his role and participation in a sophisticated and large-scale identity theft and credit card fraud conspiracy that resulted in a loss of over $25 million. Chaudhry was also ordered to pay $4.1 million in restitution.

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U.S. Supreme Court Remands Virginia Redistricting Plan To Lower Court For Further Review

March 2, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday remanded Virginia’s House of Delegates redistricting plan to federal district court in the Eastern District of Virginia for further review. Justice Anthony Kennedy delivered the Court’s opinion with Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Sonia Soto Mayor concurring.

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Police Announce Arrest In Arlington Homicide; Primary Suspect Still At Large

March 1, 2017

The Arlington County Police Department has arrested and charged Monique Williams, 27, of Capital Heights, MD, with accessory after the fact for her role in a homicide in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Arlington on Feb. 19. Police continue to seek the public’s assistance in locating the primary suspect, Jason Allen Johnson, 37, of Washington, DC. Johnson is considered armed and dangerous.

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