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Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Luis M. Liriano-Toribio, Jury Convicts Narcotics Trafficker Involved in Multi-Million Dollar Deal

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (STL.News) – A federal jury convicted a narcotics trafficker from the Dominican Republic yesterday who was involved in a multi-million dollar deal to obtain a large quantity of cocaine. According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Luis M. Liriano-Toribio, 32, traveled from New York to Northern Virginia last October to assist … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Luis M. Liriano-Toribio, Jury Convicts Narcotics Trafficker Involved in Multi-Million Dollar Deal

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Local Business Settles Claims it Violated Servicemember’s Rights

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  (STL.News) – Lawn Doctor of Stafford-Culpepper, doing business as Beck I, LLC, has agreed to settle claims that the business and its owners violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) by suspending and terminating a U.S. Army Reserve soldier following his return from active duty military service. “Military reservists make … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Local Business Settles Claims it Violated Servicemember’s Rights

Louisiana News: ALEXANDRIA, Nathan Burl Cain II, Former Avoyelles Correctional Center warden pleads guilty fraud charges

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that the former warden of the Avoyelles Correctional Center in Cottonport, Louisiana, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell for his scheme to steal more than $150,000 in taxpayer money for his personal benefit. Nathan Burl Cain II, 51, of Moreauville, Louisiana, … Continue reading Louisiana News: ALEXANDRIA, Nathan Burl Cain II, Former Avoyelles Correctional Center warden pleads guilty fraud charges

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, William Hemphill, Repeat Offender Sentenced to Prison for Child Pornography

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Springfield man was sentenced today to total of 16 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for receipt of child pornography and a supervised release violation. According to court documents, William Hemphill, 39, admitted that he downloaded thousands of images and videos of child pornography in February and March … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, William Hemphill, Repeat Offender Sentenced to Prison for Child Pornography

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Brian Thomas Reynolds, Convicted Felon Arrested for Fraud Scheme Involving Local Newspaper

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A previously convicted felon was arrested last night on charges related to defrauding investors of a local newspaper, unlawful possession of firearms by a previously convicted felon, and making false statements to the FBI. According to allegations in the indictments, Brian Thomas Reynolds, 52, of Leesburg, defrauded both investors and lenders to … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Brian Thomas Reynolds, Convicted Felon Arrested for Fraud Scheme Involving Local Newspaper

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Ailing Manafort gets almost 4 years in prison

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. Manafort, sitting in a wheelchair as he deals with complications from gout, had no … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Ailing Manafort gets almost 4 years in prison

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort gets 47-month sentence

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. Manafort, sitting in a wheelchair as he deals with complications from gout, had no … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort gets 47-month sentence

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Andrew W. Cheveers, Former State Department Contractor Pleads Guilty to Stealing Computers

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former federal contractor pleaded guilty today to theft and embezzlement of up to 16 government computers from the U.S. Department of State. According to court documents, Andrew W. Cheveers, 31, of Bowie, Maryland, was an Information Technology contractor for the State Department’s Office of Inspector General. In this role, Cheveers held … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Andrew W. Cheveers, Former State Department Contractor Pleads Guilty to Stealing Computers

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, South American Couple Sentenced to Prison for Fraud Conspiracy

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A South American couple were each sentenced today to nearly two years in prison for conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud. According to court documents, Rodrigo Pardo, 46, of Argentina, and Lorena Medina, 46, of Ecuador, defrauded homeowners in Northern Virginia and mortgage lenders by promising the homeowners to assist them … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, South American Couple Sentenced to Prison for Fraud Conspiracy

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Logan Roy McCauley, Jury Convicts Man of Producing Child Pornography

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A federal jury convicted a Hamilton man today on charges of producing child pornography. According to court records and evidence presented at trial, in November 2017, Logan Roy McCauley, 25, drove from his residence in Hamilton to West Virginia and picked up a minor he recently had met online. He then drove … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Logan Roy McCauley, Jury Convicts Man of Producing Child Pornography

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Flynn’s ex-business associates charged with illegal lobbying

ALEXANDRIA, Va — Two business associates of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, were charged Monday with illegally lobbying for Turkey as part of a campaign to pressure the United States to expel a Turkish cleric. Bijan Kian and Ekim Alptekin are accused in an indictment of conspiring to “covertly and unlawfully” … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Flynn’s ex-business associates charged with illegal lobbying

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Two Men Charged with Conspiracy and Acting as Agents of a Foreign Government

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An indictment was unsealed today charging two men with conspiracy, acting in the United States as unregistered agents of the government of Turkey, and making false statements to the FBI. According to allegations in the indictment, Bijan Rafiekian, aka Bijan Kian, 66, of San Juan Capistrano, California, and Kamil Ekim Alptekin, 41, … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Two Men Charged with Conspiracy and Acting as Agents of a Foreign Government

Historic Virginia Property – Carter Hall – Goes on the Market

  ALEXANDRIA, VA./ DECEMBER 12, 2018 (STL.News) Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, an HSF Affiliates company, today announced that Carter Hall, an historic estate in Clarke County, Va., is available for sale for the first time in 40 years. Located in Millwood, Virginia, the property sits on 87 acres of century-old trees and landscaped gardens, … Continue reading Historic Virginia Property – Carter Hall – Goes on the Market

APSP University Announces 2018/2019 Upcoming Winter Courses

  ALEXANDRIA, VA./ DECEMBER 03, 2018 (STL.News) The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announced today its APSP University 2018/2019 winter training schedule that includes face-to-face offerings in cities across the country, self-paced online courses that students can take 24/7 when it is most convenient on their own schedule and hybrid courses where students … Continue reading APSP University Announces 2018/2019 Upcoming Winter Courses

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Amrit Jaswant Singh Chahal, Businessman Pleads Guilty to Investment Fraud Scheme

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A local businessman pleaded guilty today to charges of orchestrating a multi-year investment fraud scheme causing at least hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses to dozens of victims. According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Amrit Jaswant Singh Chahal, 30, of Fairfax, operated an investment fraud scheme … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Amrit Jaswant Singh Chahal, Businessman Pleads Guilty to Investment Fraud Scheme

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, U.S. Attorney Announcement on 2018 Midterm Elections – Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – United States Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger announced today that Assistant U.S. Attorney James P. Gillis will lead the efforts here in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming midterm elections on November 6. Gillis has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) for the … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, U.S. Attorney Announcement on 2018 Midterm Elections – Alexandria

Louisiana News: U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph and DEA announce 16th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Opportunity for the Public to Dispose of Unused Prescription Drugs SHREVEPORT, LAFAYETTE, MONROE, ALEXANDRIA, LAKE CHARLES, La. – Mark your calendars for the annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to be held on Saturday, October 27, at various locations throughout Shreveport, Lafayette, Monroe, Alexandria and Lake Charles. “Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an … Continue reading Louisiana News: U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph and DEA announce 16th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Corey Cadet Dukes, Former State Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Student Loan Fraud

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Georgia man pleaded guilty today to fraudulently discharging over $200,000 in student loan debt. According to court documents, Corey Cadet Dukes, 39, of Jonesboro, and formerly of Alexandria, was an employee of the U.S. Department of State from 2013-2017. Simultaneously, Dukes was also a full-time supervisor for a security company providing … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Corey Cadet Dukes, Former State Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Student Loan Fraud

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Russian National Charged with Interfering in U.S. Political System

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A criminal complaint was unsealed here today charging a Russian national for her alleged role in a Russian conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, including the 2018 midterm election. “The strategic goal of this alleged conspiracy, which continues to this day, is to sow discord in the U.S. political system … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Russian National Charged with Interfering in U.S. Political System

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Tarvell Vandiver, Leader of Local Bloods Gang Sentenced to Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Triangle man was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine, heroin, and using and carrying a firearm while drug trafficking. According to court documents, Tarvell Vandiver, 29, has been a member of the Imperial Gangsta Blood (IGB) gang for years. IGB is a “hood” of the … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Tarvell Vandiver, Leader of Local Bloods Gang Sentenced to Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Jose Manlapaz, Owner of Financial Services Business Sentenced to Prison

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An Annandale man was sentenced today to nine years in prison for conspiracy, aiding in the preparation of false tax returns, mail and wire fraud. According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Jose Manlapaz, 55, owned and operated a tax preparation business named JBM Financial Services or JBM Financial Group … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Jose Manlapaz, Owner of Financial Services Business Sentenced to Prison

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Skydance MacMahon, Former State Department Employee Sentenced for Producing Child Pornography

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An Alexandria man was sentenced today to 26 years in prison for production of child pornography. According to court documents, over at least a two year period, Skydance MacMahon, 45, conspired with an adult in Canada to produce over a thousand sexually explicit images and videos of minor children in Canada. These … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Skydance MacMahon, Former State Department Employee Sentenced for Producing Child Pornography

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Launches New Listing Automation Platform

  ALEXANDRIA, VA./ OCTOBER 16, 2018 (STL.News) Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, one of the country’s fastest-growing real estate brokerages, today launched a powerful new platform that automates the production of high-quality print and digital marketing materials for property listings, saving time and money for the company’s 1,100 real estate professionals and giving them a … Continue reading Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Launches New Listing Automation Platform

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Crime Reduction and Community Safety, Project Safe Neighborhoods 2.0

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – One year ago, the Department of Justice announced the revitalization and enhancement of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Program (PSN), which Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made the centerpiece of the Department’s violent crime reduction strategy. “As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the revitalized PSN program, I am proud to reaffirm our … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Crime Reduction and Community Safety, Project Safe Neighborhoods 2.0

Louisiana News: LAFAYETTE, United States Attorney announces efforts to increase violent crime prosecutions in Acadiana

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that local efforts to increase violent crime prosecutions in the Acadiana area are having a substantial impact. Mr. Joseph’s focus on violent crime is part of the Department of Justice’s ongoing effort to increase targeted prosecutions of violent crime through the Project Safe Neighborhoods … Continue reading Louisiana News: LAFAYETTE, United States Attorney announces efforts to increase violent crime prosecutions in Acadiana

ALEXANDRIA, Va | GoBlueDressGo: Sprinting intern competes to break news

ALEXANDRIA, Va  — Even on a fast-paced day of breaking news, the sprinting intern in the blue dress stood out. Photos and video going viral on social media captured NBC News intern Cassie Semyon’s mad dash from a Virginia courthouse to deliver the news of Paul Manafort’s conviction on Tuesday. In a tweet punctuated by … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | GoBlueDressGo: Sprinting intern competes to break news

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges

ALEXANDRIA, Va — Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president’s associates. A judge declared a mistrial on 10 other counts the jury could not agree on. … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges

ALEXANDRIA, Va | The Latest: Manafort found guilty of 8 financial crimes

ALEXANDRIA, Va— The Latest on the Paul Manafort trial (all times local): 9 p.m. Paul Manafort, the political operative who once led Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign, has been found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president’s associates. A judge declared a mistrial on … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | The Latest: Manafort found guilty of 8 financial crimes

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Jury in Manafort trial: What if we can’t agree on 1 count?

ALEXANDRIA, Va— The jury in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort asked the judge Tuesday what it should do if it cannot reach a consensus for a single count in the case. Jurors posed the question to U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III on their fourth day of deliberations, asking … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Jury in Manafort trial: What if we can’t agree on 1 count?