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NC Man Sentenced In Hacking Conspiracy That Targeted Senior U.S. Government Officials

July 1, 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 two years in prison. Andrew Otto Boggs, aka “INCURSIO”, 23, of North Wilkesboro, pleaded guilty on January 10. Boggs, along with others including co-conspirator Justin Gray Liverman, aka “D3f4ult”, 24, of Morehead City, NC, joined a hacking group that called itself “Crackas With Attitude”.

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Defendents Sentenced For Theft From Alexandria Fire Department

June 30, 2017

On June 29, Monique Jackson Asante, a 49-year-old resident of Woodbridge, Virginia, was sentenced for the theft of over $200,000 from the Alexandria Fire Department in a complex fraud case. Additionally, five co-conspirators have been convicted as a result of this investigation: Corey King, Jamarr Martin, Isaac Pardie, James Little and Shantell Sims.

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Hawaii Asks Federal Judge To Clarify The Scope Of Travel Ban Injunction

June 29, 2017

This afternoon the State of Hawaii asked federal district Judge Derrick K. Watson to clarify the scope of the travel and refugee bans in Hawaii v. Trump in light of Monday’s ruling from the United States Supreme Court.

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ACLU On Reported Guidance For Trump Muslim Ban Implementation

June 29, 2017

The federal government has reportedly issued extremely restrictive guidance on how it plans to implement a portion of President Trump’s Muslim ban. The ban had been blocked by court orders, but on Monday the Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing the government to move forward with a narrowed portion of the ban starting today. [Implementation begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, June 29.]

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Man Pleads Guilty To International Parental Kidnapping

June 28, 2017

Federal agents with the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested Faical Chebbi, 45, of Accokeek, on June 14 after he landed at Dulles International Airport.

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Supreme Court Allows Partial Implementation Of Trump Travel Ban; Schedules Oral Arguments For October

June 26, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court today, on the last day of this session, allowed the Trump administration to partially impose a 90-day travel ban for individuals from six majority Muslim countries to take effect and instructed the administration and attorneys for defendants in the Maryland and Hawaii cases to prepare oral arguments for early October. The Court ruled that the travel ban, however, may not apply to individuals of these six countries who have “ties” to individuals or entities in the United States.

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Court Hands Trump Administration Another Defeat On Immigration

June 23, 2017

A federal district court in Washington state Wednesday rejected the Trump administration’s effort to dismiss a lawsuit targeting a once-secret program used to deny qualified Muslim immigrants from obtaining citizenship and permanent residency status, and also granted the case class-action status.

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Leesburg Man Arrested And Charged With Espionage

June 22, 2017

A Leesburg man, Kevin Patrick Mallory, 60, made his initial appearance in federal court today on charges that he transmitted Top Secret and Secret documents to an agent of the People’s Republic of China. Mallory was arrested today and is charged with gathering or delivering defense information to aid a foreign government, and making material false statements.

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Law Enforcement Shares Findings About Simpson Field Shooting

June 21, 2017

Today, law enforcement officials shared findings to date of the investigation into the shooting that occurred at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Through information and evidence gathered in ongoing interviews, searches and other investigative activity, investigators and analysts have gained a greater understanding of the recent movements and activities of deceased shooter James Thomas “Tom” Hodgkinson, 66. The FBI is investigating this shooting as an assault on a member of Congress and an assault on a federal officer. At this point in the investigation, the FBI does not believe there is a nexus to terrorism.

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Road Rage Leads To Murder Of Reston Teen

June 20, 2017

The Fairfax County Police Department provided an update on the murder of a 17-year-old Reston girl who was reported missing Sunday, June 18. An autopsy yesterday revealed the body recovered from a pond in Loudoun County is that of Nabra Hassanen. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling, is charged with her murder. The evidence in this case does not point to a hate crime.

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