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VIRGINIA News: Martinsburg, West Virginia Man, Kendall Demarko Wysinger Convicted of Sex Trafficking, Distributing Fatal Dose of Fentanyl and Evidence Tampering

Harrisonburg, VIRGINIA – A Martinsburg, West Virginia, man, who used heroin as a means to control numerous women he trafficked as part of a commercial prostitution ring that operated in the Western District of Virginia, and elsewhere, was convicted this week following a jury trial in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg. United States Attorney Thomas … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Martinsburg, West Virginia Man, Kendall Demarko Wysinger Convicted of Sex Trafficking, Distributing Fatal Dose of Fentanyl and Evidence Tampering

Virginia News: December 2018 General Fund Revenue Collections Down 5.7% From Previous Year and Fiscal-Year-To-Date Collections Up 1.5%

Two sources mostly tied to the economy—payroll withholding and sales tax—posted strong gains, while nonwithholding declined due to timing issues related to federal tax policy changes RICHMOND, VA – Jan. 13, 2019 – Virginia Governor Northam announced Friday that December General Fund revenue decreased 5.7 percent from the previous year, mainly due to a significant … Continue reading Virginia News: December 2018 General Fund Revenue Collections Down 5.7% From Previous Year and Fiscal-Year-To-Date Collections Up 1.5%

Virginia News: Governor Ralph Northam Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Expected Winter Storm

RICHMOND, VA – Jan. 13, 2019 – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency today in advance of the anticipated effects of winter weather expected this weekend including snow, ice, and high winds throughout much of the Commonwealth.  This will likely result in downed trees, power outages, and transportation impacts.  The executive order … Continue reading Virginia News: Governor Ralph Northam Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Expected Winter Storm

Virginia News: Illegal Alien, Carlos Arturo Rodezno-Quintanilla Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor for Sexual Purposes

NORFOLK, Va. – A Honduran man who illegally entered the United States pleaded guilty yesterday to transportation of a person for criminal sexual purposes. “Our office is committed to protecting the most vulnerable victims of our society,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “We have a long history of … Continue reading Virginia News: Illegal Alien, Carlos Arturo Rodezno-Quintanilla Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor for Sexual Purposes

Virginia News: NORFOLK, Seven Illegal Aliens Charged for Reentering U.S. After Removal

NORFOLK, Va. – A federal grand jury returned indictments late yesterday charging seven illegal aliens with re-entering the United States after having previously been deported. Name, Age Citizenship Charges Max Penalty Juan Sanchez-Pahua, 30 Mexico Illegal Reentry following removal 2 years Israel Balcazar-Martinez, 34 Mexico   Illegal Reentry following removal 2 years Wilson Angel Jacobo-Tay, … Continue reading Virginia News: NORFOLK, Seven Illegal Aliens Charged for Reentering U.S. After Removal

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

Virginia News: NORFOLK, Dashawn Webster Sentenced to 24 Years for Producing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

NORFOLK, Va. – A Portsmouth man was sentenced today to over 24 years in prison for producing child pornography of a 2-year-old boy. “Protecting the most vulnerable from heinous crimes and vile perpetrators, like Webster, will continue to be a top priority,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “The … Continue reading Virginia News: NORFOLK, Dashawn Webster Sentenced to 24 Years for Producing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

VIRGINIA News: Harrisonburg, Eighteen Charged in Federal Drug Indictment

Defendants Accused of Trafficking Heroin and Methamphetamine Harrisonburg, VIRGINIA – Federal, state, and local officials announced today the arrests of 19 individuals on federal drug-trafficking, firearms, and other charges resulting from a months-long, multi-agency investigation. “The modern opioid epidemic is one of the most vexing problems faced by law enforcement and public-health officials,” U.S. Attorney … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Harrisonburg, Eighteen Charged in Federal Drug Indictment