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Dana Boente Appointed Acting Assistant Attorney General Of The National Security Division

April 28, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the appointment of Dana Boente as Acting Assistant Attorney General of the National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Boente succeeds Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord, who recently announced that she would be departing in May. Boente had been serving as the Acting Deputy Attorney General since Jan. 30, 2017. He has served and will continue to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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U.S. Marshals Offering $2K Reward For Information On Florida Fugitive Sex Predator

April 28, 2017

Update (April 28): Ernest Eugene Reigh was captured this afternoon in Burlington, VT. Reigh is a Florida registered sex predator who vanished after being released from state prison March 1 and failing to register his address with the St. Lucie County Jail.

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Somali Pirate Sentenced To Life For 2010 Attack Of USS Ashland

April 26, 2017

A Somali man was sentenced to life plus ten years in prison today for engaging in piracy and committing other offenses pertaining to the attack on the USS Ashland, a U.S. Navy ship, in April 2010.

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Police Investigate Report Of Attempted Abduction

April 25, 2017

UPDATE (April 28): Alexandria Police Department conducted an investigation of the report of an alleged attempted abduction in the 400 block of S. Union Street from Tuesday, April 25. It has been determined that the report was false. The incident did not occur.

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Arlington Man Facing Cocaine Charges Pleads Guilty To Buying Guns

April 25, 2017

An Arlington man, 28-year-old Anthony Fernandez Medrano, pleaded guilty today to willfully receiving a firearm while under indictment in Virginia state court.

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Alexandria Man Dies After Moped Crash

April 23, 2017

Arlington County police responded to the 2400 block of S. Glebe Road at approximately 5:40 p.m. on April 22, for the report of a single-vehicle crash involving a moped. ACFD medics administered CPR before transporting Virgiliro Lopez, 45, of Alexandria, to George Washington University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Fraudsters Convicted Of Operating Nationwide Home Mortgage Scam

April 22, 2017

Three co-conspirators who operated a nationwide, multi-year “home mortgage modification” fraud that scammed hundreds of victims out of at least $10 million were convicted Friday by a federal jury in Alexandria.

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Man Dies In Arlington County Detention Facility

April 21, 2017

Bennie Turner, 40, was released Thursday, April 20, at 10:00 a.m. as a result of a court-ordered furlough for an ill family member. He returned to the Arlington County Detention Facility on time at 2:00 p.m. and after being processed back into the facility, he was returned to his housing unit at 2:31 p.m. He was found unconscious in his cell at 4:48 p.m. Deputies and medical staff began immediate resuscitation efforts after finding him non-responsive.

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Alexandria Man Pleads Guilty To Scamming More Than $500,000

April 21, 2017

Adelaja Allen Arojuraye, 45, of Alexandria, pleaded guilty today to a 15-year fraud scheme to obtain $366,716 in federal financial aid through U.S. Department of Education programs, stealing $136,000 in federal grant funds from the National Science Foundation, and making a false statement to receive a United States passport.

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Thompson-Marshall Convicted Of Murder

April 21, 2017

On the evening of April 20, an Alexandria jury returned two guilty verdicts against Paula Thompson-Marshall, a 48-year old resident of the City of Alexandria.

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