Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced a new package of legislation to protect racial, ethnic and religious minorities and other vulnerable communities in Virginia from hate crimes. A new website (www.NoHateVA.com) now provides resources for vulnerable individuals and communities.
On Jan. 12, 2017, Vafalay Massaquoi, a 30-year-old resident of Alexandria, was convicted of felony counts relating to the intentional falsifying of Virginia Voter Registration Applications. The total sentence imposed in this case was five years in prison, with all but time already served suspended. Massaquoi has served approximately 90 days in jail.