WASHINGTON News: District Man, Orlando Bell Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Organization

Defendant Caught With Crack Cocaine and Firearm WASHINGTON (STL.News)– Orlando Bell, 37, of Washington, D.C., was…

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Danzell Johnson Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Armed Robberies in Southeast Washington

Defendant and Accomplice Carjacked One of the Victims WASHINGTON (STL.News) – Danzell Johnson, 21, of Washington,…

WASHINGTON News: Former HUD Employee, Kevin Jones Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes from Government Contractor

Admits Taking Gifts in Return for Preferential Treatment on Contracts WASHINGTON – Kevin Jones, 48, a…

WASHINGTON News: California Couple Sentenced to Prison Terms on Federal Child Exploitation Charges

WASHINGTON – Jorge Castillo, 37, and his girlfriend, Katherine Briones, 43, both of Inglewood, Calif., were…

WASHINGTON News: Maryland Man, Kevin Hammond Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Committing Armed Carjacking in Morning Rush Hour

Defendant Pistol-Whipped Victim, Led Police on a Chase Ending at Construction Site WASHINGTON – Kevin Hammond,…

WASHINGTON News: Manuel D. Reynoso, Convicted Felon Found Guilty of Federal Firearm Charge

WASHINGTON – Manuel D. Reynoso, 36, of Glen Burnie, Md., was found guilty today following a…

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Deangelo Jenkins Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms and Narcotics Charges

Two Guns and Cocaine Base Recovered in Searches of Defendant and Car He Was Driving WASHINGTON…

WASHINGTON News: Maryland Woman, Aminata Bah Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Obstruct Investigation Into Homicide Committed by Boyfriend

Violence Took Place in July 2017 in Georgetown Area WASHINGTON – Aminata Bah, 24, of Bowie,…

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Lonniel Peterson Jr. Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Escaping from Halfway House in Southeast Washington

Defendant Later Re-Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges WASHINGTON – Lonniel Peterson Jr., 28, of Washington,…

WASHINGTON News: District Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing 12-Year-Old Child

Defendant Was the Child’s Father; She Called Mother and 911 WASHINGTON – A 31-year-old man, of…

WASHINGTON News: U.S. Attorney Liu Announces Initiative to Combat Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

Efforts Are Part of Nationwide Effort Led by U.S. Department of Justice WASHINGTON – The U.S.…

WASHINGTON News: Iranian National, Arash Sepehri Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Illegally Export Products from the United States to Iran

WASHINGTON – Arash Sepehri, 38, a citizen of Iran, pleaded guilty on Nov. 7, to a…

WASHINGTON News: District Woman, Briana Barnes Sentenced for Distributing Synthetic Marijuana Woman Arrested After Making Sales in Northeast Washington

WASHINGTON – Briana Barnes, 20, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to six months of incarceration…

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Austin Boykins Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun and Drug Charges After Being Observed Engaging in Sale of Narcotics

Guilty Plea Will Result in Third Firearms Conviction WASHINGTON – Austin Boykins, 35, of Washington, D.C.,…

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Bijon Brown Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Escaping From Halfway House and Possession of a Handgun

Defendant Had Been Serving Time After Series of Earlier Crimes WASHINGTON – Bijon Brown, 23, of…

WASHINGTON News: U.S. Attorney Liu Announces Appointment of Election Day Officer

Part of Department of Justice Efforts to Protect the Right to Vote and Prosecute Ballot Fraud…

WASHINGTON News: District Woman, Shadashia Gillis Pleads Guilty to Perjury For Lying to Grand Jury in Homicide Investigation

Defendant Was An Important Eyewitness in Slaying of 24-Year-Old D.C. Resident WASHINGTON – Shadashia Gillis, also…

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Eric Singletary Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend With Firearm

Defendant Placed Gun in Victim’s Mouth and Claimed to Own Her Body WASHINGTON – Eric Singletary,…

WASHINGTON News: Quran Jeter Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Illegally Traffic Firearms from Georgia into the District of Columbia for Resale

About 25 Weapons Recovered to Date in Investigation WASHINGTON – Quran Jeter, 20, of Washington, D.C.,…

WASHINGTON News: Jamaican National, Keniel Thomas Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge in Lottery Fraud/Extortion Scheme

Defendant Tried to Trick Victims Into Believing They Won Mega Millions Lottery WASHINGTON – Keniel Thomas,…

WASHINGTON News: Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force Targets Violent Offenders, Works With Community to Promote Public Safety

Federal-Local Partnerships Now Entering Second Year WASHINGTON – A man with a history of drug and…

WASHINGTON News: Maryland Man, Anthony Brooks Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison On Federal Charges Involving Sexual Abuse of 14-Year-Old Girl

Defendant Had Tutored the Girl in an Afterschool Program WASHINGTON – Anthony Brooks, 29, of Indian…

WASHINGTON News: Two Maryland Women Arrested on Federal Charges Alleging They Defrauded D.C Medicaid Program

Defendants Worked as Personal Care Aides WASHINGTON – Two Maryland women who were employed as personal…

WASHINGTON News: U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia Launches Hotline for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Clergy

WASHINGTON – The Superior Court Division’s Sex Offense and Domestic Violence Section and the Victim Witness…

WASHINGTON News: Business Owner, Vashawn Strader Sentenced to Prison Term for Bribing District of Columbia Government Employee

Defendant’s Crimes Cost Government More Than $300,000 WASHINGTON – Vashawn Strader, 40, of Washington, D.C., was…

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Kevin Cole Sentenced to 66 Months in Prison for Fraud and Theft Schemes Targeting Businesses

Defendant Got Access to Checks Written to Companies WASHINGTON – Kevin Cole, 26, of Washington, D.C.,…

WASHINGTON News: Seven People Sentenced to Prison on Federal Charges Following Investigation Into Drug Sales in Southwest Washington

Investigation Targeted Sales of PCP, Crack Cocaine, and Heroin WASHINGTON –Antonio Spencer, 25, of Washington, D.C.,…

WASHINGTON News: Former U.S. Senate Employee, James A. Wolfe Pleads Guilty to False Statements Charge

Longtime Director of Security for the Senate Select Committee on IntelligenceAdmits Lying to FBI About Disclosing…

WASHINGTON News: Latasha Moore, Former District of Columbia Government Employee Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes from Consultant

Defendant Admits Taking More Than $140,000 to Channel Money to Consultant,Despite Suspicions About Invoices WASHINGTON –…

WASHINGTON News: Two Men Plead Guilty to Brazen Capitol Hill Armed Robbery

Pharmacy Employees and Customers Were Held at Gunpoint in Afternoon Hold-Up WASHINGTON – Arturo Gray, 23,…