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December 2011

December 23, 2011

Maryland Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison For Traveling Into the District of Columbia and Virginia to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct, Enticing a Minor and Possession of Child Pornography

December 22, 2011

District Man Sentenced To 63-Month Prison Term For Sexually Abusing 13-Year Old Girl

Three District Men Found Guilty of Charges In Attempted Drive-By Shooting of Rival Neighborhood - More Than 25 Shots Fired in Pre-Dawn Attack -

December 21, 2011

MPD Officer Convicted of Attempted Receiving Stolen Property - He Was On Duty When He Purchased Goods Believed To Be Stolen -

District Man Sentenced to 18-Month Prison Term In Stabbing of Acquaintance Outside the Victim's House - Defendant Admits to Stabbing the Victim in the Stomach, Back and Wrist -

Defendant Charged With Alleged Participation in the Murder of ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata and the Attempted Murder of ICE Special Agent Victor Avila Is Extradited From Mexico to the U.S.

District Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison For Sex Trafficking of Children And Transporting a Child for Purpose of Prostitution - Co-Defendant Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Tampering With Evidence -

Medicare Recipient Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud - Defendant Used Forged Receipts to Collect More Than $71,000 -

December 20, 2011

Former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Official Pleads Guilty to Taking Part in Fraud Against Government - Scheme Involved More Than $50,000 Obtained Through Travel Vouchers -

District Man Sentenced to 18-Year Prison Term In Two Armed Sexual Attacks Against Women - Defendant Targeted Women Working as Prostitutes -

Australian Man Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison For Accepting Payment as Reward For Steering $15 Million in U.S.-Funded Contracts in Afghanistan - Defendant Accepted $10,000 and Sought $190,000 -

District Man Sentenced to Eight-Year Prison Term For Sexually Abusing 12-Year Old Girl

District Man Sentenced to 15-Year Prison Term For Shooting Three People in Dispute at Cook-Out - Shooting Took Place in Broad Daylight, With Children Nearby -

December 16, 2011

District Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison On Charges in Stabbing in Northeast Washington - Victim, Stabbed in the Stomach, Was Left on the Ground, Bleeding from Wounds -

District Man Convicted of Second-Degree Murder While Armed And Other Charges in 2010 Slaying of Teenager -Victim Was an Intern for D.C. Council Member -

District Man Sentenced to 64 1/2-Year Prison Term For Killing a Man and Wounding a Child in Home Invasion - Second Defendant Earlier Got 58-Year Prison Term for Murder - Third Defendant Sentenced to Seven Years for Obstructing Justice, Perjury -

Two District Men Sentenced to More Than 100 Years in Prison For Triple Homicide in Trinidad Area of Northeast Washington - Defendants Fired at Least 38 Shots, Killing Three Unarmed Men Outside Gas Station -

District Man Sentenced to 7 1/2 Years in Prison For Burglary of D.C. Government Building, Other Charges - Contract Employee Broke into Government Offices During New Year's Holidays -

District Woman Sentenced to More Than Eight Years in Prison In Massive Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft Scheme - Helped Lead a Ring that Stole Identifying Information, Obtained and Accessed Credit -

December 14, 2011

Convicted Sex Offender Found Guilty of Abducting And Raping 16-Year-Old Girl 2000 Attack - DNA Linked Defendant to the Crime -

December 13, 2011

Virginia Man Convicted in Counterfeit Check Scheme Involving $2.5 Million in Bad Checks - Banks Kept Him From Collecting Most of the Money -

Former District of Columbia Teacher Sentenced to Jail Term For Failing to Register as a Sex Offender - U.S. Marshals Service Tracked Defendant to Ohio

December 12, 2011

Retired Naval Officer Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison For Stealing From the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

December 9, 2011

District Men Sentenced in Pair of Attacks on the Same Victim - Victim Was Stabbed in Both Incidents, and Told: “I Knew I’d Catch You Alone”

District Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison For Shooting Man During Botched Robbery Attempt - Victim Nearly Bled to Death After the Attack

District Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder While Armed and Other Charges in Random Slaying of Honor Roll Student - Victim and His Friend Were Accosted and Shot While Walking on Street

Two Indicted in Mortgage Fraud Scheme - D.C. Housing Authority Was Among Targets of the Scam

Former Corrections Officer Sentenced to One Year in Prison For Bribery; Received Money to Bring Contraband Into Jail - Defendant Was Caught With Concealed Items Last Year

December 8, 2011

Two District Men Convicted of Armed Robbery, Felony Assault - Victim Was Threatened With Death If He Called Police

Seven Alleged Gang Members Indicted For Taking Part in Conspiracy That Led to Murders, Shootings and Other Violence - Group Based at 14th and Girard Streets in Northwest Washington - One Murder Took Place Outside a Funeral

December 6, 2011

New Zealand Fishing Company Indicted For Environmental Crimes and Obstruction of Justice

District Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison For Recent Shooting in Southeast Washington - Shot Victim in the Neck After She Refused to Turn Over Money

December 2, 2011

Former USAID Controller Sentenced to 29-Month Prison Term On Theft of Government Property and Tax Charges - Defendant Also Must Pay $1.9 Million in Penalties to IRS

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting Teenage Friend In Daytime Confrontation in Northwest Washington - Defendant Fired at Least Nine Times at Victim

Maryland Man Sentenced to More Than Nine Years in Prison For Distribution of Child Pornography

December 1, 2011

Jury Convicts Two District Men of Felony Murder While Armed and Other Charges in Armed Robberies at Check-Cashing Stores - Men Killed Store Owner in June 2010 Robbery on Benning Road NE

Virginia Businessman Pleads Guilty to Bribing District of Columbia Tax Official, Who Was Working With Authorities Defendant Caught After Making $10,000 Payment

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