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Herring, 16 Other State AGs File Supreme Court Briefs Opposing Trump Immigration Ban

June 12, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined a coalition of 17 Attorneys General in filing amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court opposing President Trump's immigration ban. Earlier today, a three judge panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld another injunction against the immigration ban.

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Maryland And DC AGs Sue Trump For Constitutional Violations

June 12, 2017

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that they have filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump, alleging that the President’s wide-ranging business entanglements violate the Constitution’s Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses. The suit seeks an injunction to put a stop to the president’s constitutional violations.

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Police Investigate Pedestrian Struck On Washington Street

June 11, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a pedestrian struck traffic crash at the intersection of South Washington Street and Wilkes Street around 11 p.m. June 10. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Alexandria Man Sentenced For Fraud And Gun-Related Crimes

June 9, 2017

An Alexandria man who defrauded investors, renters and a bank, and who attempted to illegally acquire a firearm, was sentenced today to eight years in prison. Donald Omar Fazel, a.k.a. Rodney Dickerson, 50, pleaded guilty to a four-count criminal information on Jan. 25, 2017.

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Alexandria Man Sentenced For Drug And Gun Crimes

June 9, 2017

An Alexandria man, Deandre Tyree Harris, 23, was sentenced today to five years in prison for using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

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Woodbridge Man Sentenced To 35 Years For Murder And Robbery

June 9, 2017

Bernardo Eugene Ford, Jr., 26, of Woodbridge, was sentenced today to 35 years in prison for his role in the armed robbery and murder of a drug dealer in Falls Church.

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Three Teens Arrested For Robbery On S. Whiting Street

June 9, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department Police responded last night shortly before 10 p.m. to a robbery in the 300 block of S Whiting Street. Three 16-year-olds have been arrested and charged with robbery. One of those arrested is also charged with possession of marijuana.

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Additional 1,200 Untested Rape Kits To Be Tested

June 9, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring yesterday announced that an additional 1,247 previously untested physical evidence recovery kits collected between 2014 and 2016 will be tested as part of his $3.4 million project to completely eliminate Virginia's backlog of untested rape kits working in conjunction with local law enforcement and the Virginia Department of Forensic Science. This brings the total number of untested sexual assault evidence kits that will be tested as part of the project to approximately 3,200.

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Fairfax Teen Convicted Of Aggravated Malicious Wounding In Shooting Of Taxi Driver

June 8, 2017

On June 8, Troy Vann, a 17 year-old Fairfax County resident, pleaded guilty to a three-count indictment: Aggravated Malicious Wounding-Felony, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony-Felony, and Possession of a Concealed Weapon-Misdemeanor. The guilty pleas were accepted by the Court. The charges arose from the shooting of Izedin Ahmed, a 48 year-old taxi driver, in the early morning hours of Sept. 22, 2016, in the 4600 block of Duke Street in Alexandria.

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Man Sentenced To Prison For Sexual Activity With A Minor

June 8, 2017

A man who picked up a 13-year old girl at her school bus stop to have sex with her was sentenced today to 10 years in prison and 20 years of supervised release. Manuel Delgado, 26, of Hyattsville, Maryland, pleaded guilty to transportation of a minor across state lines for criminal sexual activity on March 16.

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