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MS-13 Members Convicted Of Kidnapping, Murder, And Extortion

March 5, 2018

Six members of the street gang La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, were convicted today by a federal jury in Alexandria for their roles in a kidnapping, murder, and an extortion conspiracy in Northern Virginia.

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DC Homicide Victim Identified As Alexandria Man

March 5, 2018

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a homicide that occurred on Feb. 27, 2018, in the Unit block of Forrester Street, Southwest in Washington, DC. The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Mohammed Kamara, of Alexandria, Virginia.

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Washington, DC Man Arrested And Charged In North Rosslyn Sexual Assault

March 5, 2018

A Washington, DC man has been arrested and charged for his involvement in a sexual assault in the 1500 block of Key Boulevard on May 7, 2017. Richard Allen Lowe, 25, has been charged with abduction with intent to defile and malicious wounding.

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OAG Successfully Defends Ban On Display Of Nooses For Intimidation

March 1, 2018

The Commonwealth successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Virginia that the statute bans displays of nooses in a public place with an intent to intimidate, even if the display occurs on private property.

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Two Men Arrested For Exporting Firearms To Chechnya

February 27, 2018

Two Alexandria residents were arrested today on charges of international trafficking in firearms, smuggling and other charges. Tengiz Sydykov, 28, and Eldar Rezvanov, 27, each citizens of Chechnya residing in Alexandria, purchased over 100 disassembled firearms and attempted to ship them to Chechnya without a license.

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Palmer Sentenced For Shooting On East Howell Avenue

February 27, 2018

On Feb. 22, David Palmer, an 18-year-old Alexandria resident, was sentenced to serve 23 years of active incarceration upon his convictions for three counts of Malicious Wounding and three counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of Malicious Wounding.

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Petition For Certiorari Before Judgment In DACA Suit

February 26, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court today denied the Trump Administration’s petition for certiorari before judgment in a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals lawsuit involving the states of California, Maine, Maryland and Minnesota, and instead allow the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to rule on the case.

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Gates Pleads Guilty To Two Felony Charges In Russia Probe

February 26, 2018

Richard W. Gates III, 45, of Richmond, VA, pleaded guilty on Feb. 23, to a superseding criminal information that includes: count one of the indictment, which charges conspiracy against the United States, and a charge of making false statements to the Special Counsel’s Office and FBI agents.

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Grand Jury Returns Superseding Indictment Against Manafort

February 26, 2018

A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned a superseding indictment on Feb. 23, against Paul J. Manafort, Jr., 68, of Alexandria, VA. The superseding indictment contains five counts: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, and false statements.

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Justice Department Coordinates Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep of More Than 250 Defendants

February 25, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and law enforcement partners announced on Thursday the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history. The cases involve more than 250 defendants from around the globe who victimized more than a million Americans, most of whom were elderly.

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