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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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Fairfax Man Sentenced To Prison For Child Pornography

April 21, 2017

Roger Wheaton Webb, 53, of Fairfax, was sentenced today to five years in prison for receipt of child pornography.

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Arrington Convicted Of Involuntary Manslaughter In Alcohol-Related Pedestrian Fatality

April 20, 2017

On April 20, 2017, Kyeshia Arrington, a 25 year-old Alexandria resident, pleaded guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol for causing the death of Peter Palm, a 62 year-old City resident.

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ADL Urges 4th Circuit To Affirm Maryland Federal Decision Blocking President’s Executive Order On Immigrants And Refugees

April 20, 2017

The Anti-Defamation League, joined by a coalition of Jewish groups, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit supporting a challenge to President Trump’s revised Executive Order on immigration and refugees.

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Men Indicted For Lying And Obstructing Justice In ISIL Terrorism Case

April 18, 2017

Owners of a Fairfax gaming center were indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice and make false statements involving international terrorism, obstruction of justice, and making false statements involving international terrorism.

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Burke Man Sentenced Of Multiple Armed Robberies

April 14, 2017

Larry Pyos, Jr., 35, of Burke, Virginia, was sentenced today to 115 years in prison for charges related to multiple armed robberies of businesses in Fairfax County and Falls Church.

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