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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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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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Alexandria 2018 Real Estate Assessments Increase Just 2% Overall

February 14, 2018

The City of Alexandria has issued assessments for all real property, reflecting the second lowest increase in citywide property values in the last eight years. The overall value of Alexandria’s tax base increased just 2.34 percent compared to January 2017, although each individual property’s value may have increased, decreased or remained unchanged.

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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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VA House Passes Amendment To Bar Utilities From Double Charging Consumers For Infrastructure Improvements

February 13, 2018

The Virginia House of Delegates yesterday passed House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano’s amendment to HB 1558 that would prevent utility companies, such as Dominion Energy, from charging consumers twice for infrastucture investments.

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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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ISIS Supporter Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison

February 13, 2018

Casey Charles Spain, 29, of Richmond, who is a previously convicted felon and supporter of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), was sentenced yesterday to the statutory of maximum of 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm less than three weeks after he was released from prison.

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VA Supreme Court Refuses Request For Rehearing In La Bergerie Case

February 12, 2018

The Virginia Supreme Court on Feb. 2, refused a request for a rehearing by the full Court of an appeal by a group of Alexandrians to stop the owners of La Bergerie from moving the restaurant to North Washington Street. The plaintiffs’ only remaining appeal is to the U.S, Supreme Court, a decision they must make within 90 days.

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