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Former Financial Advisor Sentenced To 33 Months In Prison For Stealing More Than $1 Million From Clients

September 8, 2017

A former financial advisor, who provided services and investment advice to current and former professional athletes, was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for stealing more than $1 million from his clients.
Brian J. Ourand, 56, now of Chicago, admitted stealing from four athletes, including boxing champion Mike Tyson and former National Basketball Association All-Star Glen Rice. At the time of the offense, Ourand was an executive for a Washington, DC-based company.

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Three Men Sentenced In Human Smuggling Extortion Case

September 8, 2017

Three men have been sentenced for illegally transporting a 17-year old girl from El Salvador within the United States and demanding additional money from her family for her release.

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NC Man Sentenced To Five Years For Hacking Conspiracy Targeting Senior U.S. Government Officials

September 8, 2017

A North Carolina man who conspired with others to gain unauthorized access to government computer systems and online accounts belonging to several United States government officials was sentenced today to five years in prison.

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Equifax Announces Major Cybersecurity Incident Involving Consumer Information

September 7, 2017

Equifax Inc. today announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. The unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. The company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases. Equifax will offer free identity theft protection and credit file monitoring to all U.S. consumers for one year.

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Novo Nordisk Agrees To Pay $58 Million For Failure To Comply With FDA-Mandated Risk Program

September 7, 2017

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Novo Nordisk Inc. will pay $58.65 million to resolve allegations that the company failed to comply with the FDA-mandated Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for its Type II diabetes medication Victoza. The allegations were highlighted in a DOJ civil complaint and recently unsealed whistleblower actions.

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Springfield Man Pleads Guilty In Child Sex Tourism Case

September 7, 2017

A Springfield man pleaded guilty today to attempting to entice an eight-year-old minor to engage in sex during his trip to the Philippines in 2013.

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Alexandria Man Sentenced To 40 Years For Repeated Sexual Assault Of A Child

September 5, 2017

On Aug. 31, 2017, John Tyler Ellis, a 54-year-old Alexandria resident, was sentenced in Alexandria Circuit Court to an active sentence of 40 years of incarceration for repeated offenses of sexual abuse against an 11 year-old-child.

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Bowie Woman Sentenced To Prison For Fraud Scheme And Identity Theft

September 5, 2017

A Bowie, Maryland woman was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for bank fraud, mail fraud, and aggravated identity theft.  The court also ordered Lewis to forfeit and pay over $249,000 in restitution.

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Stabbing In West End; Suspect Arrested

September 4, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a felonious assault that occurred around midnight in the Unit block of S Whiting Street. A suspect stabbed a victim who sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was apprehended by APD officers.

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VDOT Officials And Snow Removal Contractors Arrested For Bribe Scheme

August 31, 2017

Two Virginia Department of Transportation officials and four private VDOT contractors were arrested today for their alleged involvement in a bribery scheme involving the awarding of over $9.1 million in snow removal contracts.

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