Sreedhar Potarazu, 51, of Potomac, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to charges of inducing interstate travel to commit a fraud and failing to account for and pay over employment taxes. Potarazu was an ophthalmic surgeon who was licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He founded VitalSpring Technologies Inc. which operated in McLean, Virginia and provided data analysis and services relating to health care expenditures.
American Management Services LLC agreed to pay approximately $1.6 million pursuant to a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve criminal charges that the company defrauded the U.S. Army and Virginia-based Clark Realty Capital LLC while performing property management services for military housing at Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Irwin, California; and the Presidio at Monterey, California.
Businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has pledged the funding needed for the National Park Service to modernize the Washington Monument elevator. The $2-3 million project will correct the elevator’s ongoing mechanical, electrical and computer issues, which have shuttered the monument since Aug. 17, 2016. The Washington Monument is expected to re-open to visitors in 2019.
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating an incident in which a vehicle struck a pedestrian on Thursday, Dec. 1, around 5:10 p.m. at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Avenue and W. Glebe Road. A 49-year-old woman was crossing the street when a 77-year-old woman struck her with her vehicle. The driver remained on the scene. The victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A part of the Carlyle Vitality Initiative efforts, the Carlyle Community Council, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership and the City of Alexandria is pleased to announce a new Wake Up Wednesdays Pop Up Cafe featuring local sweets and treats from Sugar Shack.