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NVCC Alert – Alexandria Campus Sexual Assault

October 26, 2018

On Thursday, Oct. 25 at 2:30 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College police were notified of a sexual assault that occurred at 12:30 p.m. in the Bisdorf building at the Alexandria campus. The incident occurred when a student inappropriately touched another student without consent. 

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AG Herring Calls For Reforms To Virginia’s Cash Bail System

October 22, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today called for reforms to Virginia’s cash bail system. In letter and legal memo to Virginia State Crime Commission, Herring outlines potential policy and constitutional concerns with current system and principles for ensuring public safety without unnecessarily jailing low-income Virginians.

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Manafort To Be Sentenced February 8 In Virginia

October 22, 2018

Paul J. Manafort, Jr. of Alexandria, VA, appeared before Judge T.S. Ellis, III in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Oct. 19. The judge set Manafort’s sentencing date in Alexandria for Feb. 8, 2019.

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Russian National Charged With Interfering In U.S. Political System

October 19, 2018

A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Alexandria charging a Russian national, Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, 44, for her alleged role in a Russian conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, including the 2018 midterm election.

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Former State Department Employee Sentenced For Producing Child Pornography

October 19, 2018

An Alexandria man, Skydance MacMahon, 45, was sentenced today to 26 years in prison for production of child pornography. During the time he committed these offenses, MacMahon was a Digital Media Administrator at the Foreign Services Institute of the U.S. Department of State in Arlington. 

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Police Announce Arrest In Homicide Investigation

October 19, 2018

Arlington County Police announced the arrest of an Arlington man following an overnight homicide investigation. Michael Nash, 27, was arrested and charged with Abduction with the Intent to Defile, Forcible Sodomy and Animate Object Sexual Penetration. Additional charges are forthcoming.

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Northern Virginia Narcotics Trafficking Rings Dismantled

October 18, 2018

"Operation Purple Rain" resulted in 12 convictions and prison sentences for members of two overlapping interstate narcotics rings who distributed more than five kilograms of heroin and fentanyl, worth more than $1 million on the streets, in and around Alexandria, VA. The twelfth and final defendant was sentenced today.

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Senior FinCEN Employee Arrested And Charged With Unlawfully Disclosing SARs

October 17, 2018

A criminal complaint was filed today in Manhattan federal court charging Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, who is a Senior Advisor at the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), with unlawfully disclosing Suspicious Activity Reports and conspiracy to do the same. Edwards was arrested yesterday and appeared this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria.

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Virginia Man Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For Producing And Distributing Child Pornography

October 16, 2018

Michael Gerald Moody, 44, of Manassas Park, Virginia, was sentenced on Oct. 11 to 35 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for producing and distributing child pornography

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Ringleader Of Fraud Conspiracy Sentenced To 14 Years

October 12, 2018

Michael Oginni, 46, of Rockville, Maryland, was sentenced today in Alexandria federal court to 14 years in prison for masterminding a fraudulent scheme that exploited the identities of at least 124 victims and caused over $870,000 in losses in less than two years.

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