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Police Investigate Skeletal Remains Found On King Street

October 10, 2018

The Alexandria Police Department is conducting a death investigation in the 4700 block of King Street on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Skeletal remains of a human were found in a wooded area behind a business.

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Fairfax Man Arrested For $16 Million Securities Fraud Scheme

October 6, 2018

A Fairfax man surrendered to the FBI on an outstanding arrest warrant yesterday. Todd Elliott Hitt, 53, is alleged to have committed securities fraud in connection with his ownership and operation of Kiddar Capital, a self-described asset management firm based in Falls Church.

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Crime Reduction And Community Safety: Project Safe Neighborhoods 2.0

October 5, 2018

One year ago, the Department of Justice announced the revitalization and enhancement of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made the centerpiece of the Department’s violent crime reduction strategy. Highlights of key efforts in the Eastern District of Virginia.

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Alexandria Man Sentenced To One-Year Prison Term For Real Estate Investment Scam

October 5, 2018

David Tipton, 52, of Alexandria, VA, was sentenced on Oct. 3 to a year and a day in prison for defrauding lenders who provided him with nearly $710,000 towards the purchase and renovation of a residential property in Northeast Washington. His fraudulent acts led to nearly $450,000 in losses.

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U.S. Charges Russian GRU Officers with International Hacking and Related Influence and Disinformation Operations

October 4, 2018

A grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania has indicted seven defendants, all officers in the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), a military intelligence agency of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, for computer hacking, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering. 

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Federal Court Blocks Trump’s Termination Of Legal Status For 300,000 TPS Holders

October 4, 2018

A federal district court issued a preliminary injunction yesterday blocking the Trump Administration’s termination of legal status for beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan.

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Four California Men Charged With Conspiracy To Violate Federal Riots Statute

October 2, 2018

Four California men, who flew from the west coast for the August 2017 Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville to engage in violent behavior, have been arrested on federal criminal complaints and charged with violating the federal riots statute and conspiracy.

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Federal Judge Rules For Democrats In Emoluments Case

September 29, 2018

U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia Emmet G. Sullivan yesterday ruled approximately 201 Democratic members of Congress have standing to sue President Donald J. Trump for violating the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Sullivan denied Trump's motion to dismiss the case.

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AG Herring Opposes Trump Administration Efforts To Deny Asylum To Victims Of Domestic And Gang Violence

September 28, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined a group of 18 state attorneys general to stop the Trump Administration from arbitrarily blocking immigrants who seek asylum from domestic violence or gang terrorism in their home countries.

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Police Arrest Rape Suspect Captured On Surveillance Video

September 27, 2018

Last week, the Arlington County Police Department issued an appeal to the public seeking assistance identifying a rape suspect caught on surveillance video. Police identified the suspect as Salodus Zeloter Hicks, 60, of Washington, DC. Hicks was taken into police custody following a 16-hour barricade,

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