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Grand Jury Indicts Thirteen Russian Individuals, Three Russian Companies For Scheme To Interfere In U.S. Political System

February 16, 2018

The Department of Justice announced that a grand jury in the District of Columbia today returned an indictment presented by the Special Counsel’s Office. The indictment charges 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for committing federal crimes while seeking to interfere in the United States political system, including the 2016 Presidential election.

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Alexandria Drug Trafficker Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison

February 16, 2018

An Alexandria man, Nigel Anthony Forde, 33, was sentenced today to ten years in prison for conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.

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VDOT Official Sentenced For $11 Million Bribe Scheme

February 16, 2018

The former superintendent of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Burke Area Headquarters was sentenced to seven years in prison for his involvement in a bribery scheme involving the awarding of nearly $11 million in snow removal work over the course of more than five years.

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Former Navy SEAL Sentenced For Sexual Exploitation Of A Child

February 16, 2018

A former U.S. Navy SEAL, Gregory Kyle Seerden, 32, was sentenced today to 27 years in prison, 25 years of supervised release, and fined $10,000 for producing images of child sexual abuse.

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Ashburn Woman Arrested For $5 Million Fraud Scheme

February 15, 2018

An Ashburn woman, Keisha L. Williams, 42, was arrested today on charges of orchestrating a multi-year loan fraud scheme causing approximately $5 million in losses to dozens of victims. Individuals who believe they may be a victim of this fraud are encouraged to call the Eastern District of Virginia Victim/Witness Coordinators.

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Trump Travel Ban 3.0

February 15, 2018

In a 9-to-4 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today ruled against President Trump’s third travel ban. However, under a Dec. 4 order from the Supreme Court, the ban on immigrants and temporary visitors is in effect as the challenges are litigated.

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Fairfax Man Arrested For “Ponzi” Style Investment Fraud Scheme

February 14, 2018

A Fairfax man, Amrit Jaswant Singh Chahal, 30, was arrested today on charges of orchestrating a multi-year investment fraud scheme causing at least hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses to dozens of victims.

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New York Judge Blocks Trump’s Move To End DACA Program

February 14, 2018

U.S. Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis in the Eastern District of New York yesterday blocked President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program after a suit challenging the termination of the program was filed by Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring and 16 fellow state attorneys general. Nationwide injunction issued by the court.

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Alexandria Man Sentenced For Throwing Molotov Cocktails At Apartment Building

February 13, 2018

An Alexandria man, Josepha Kasai, 24, was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for arson after throwing Molotov cocktails and setting fire to an apartment building in Alexandria in June 2016.

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Former Owner Of Investment Firms Sentenced For $10 Million Fraud

February 13, 2018

A Blackstone man, Sherman Carl Vaughn, 46, was sentenced today to 12 years in prison for his role in an investment fraud scheme that caused more than $10 million in losses to over 50 investors.

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