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June 2011

June 30, 2011

Washington, D.C.-Based Academy For Educational Development Pays More Than $5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

District Man Sentenced to 88 Years in Prison For First-Degree Felony Murder, Other Crimes - Killed One Man, Wounded Two Other Victims

U.S. Attorney Machen Outlines Anti-Violence Strategy, Combining Enforcement Efforts With Crime Prevention - Criminals Held Accountable as Office Builds Partnerships With Citizens

June 29, 2011

Romanian Man Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison For Role In International Fraud Scheme Involving Online Auction Websites

District Man Sentenced to 47 Years in Prison For Murder, Obstruction Charges in 2003 Slaying of Homeless Man - He and Another Man Beat Victim, Then Shot Him As He Begged For His Life

June 28, 2011

Former D.C. Council Chief of Staff Sentenced To Eight-Month Prison Term For Accepting Illegal Gratuities And Making a False Statement- Defendant Took Part in Scheme Involving D.C. Taxi Industry

U.S. Attorney Machen Announces Results of Mortgage Fraud Prosecutions, Building on Success of Nationwide Initiative - Ten Defendants Prosecuted Over the Past Year

June 27, 2011

District Man Sentenced to 15-Year Prison Term On Assault, Robbery Charges - Attacked Two Victims in Gallery Place, Chinatown Area

June 25, 2011

Father Found Guilty of First Degree Cruelty to Children -Defendant Punched Son in the Eye and Nose, Causing Fractures to Orbital Bone

June 24, 2011

More Than 200 Teenagers Attend Youth Summit Sponsored by U.S. Attorney’s Office - U.S. Attorney Machen Urges Them to Help Stop Violence

Postal Employee Indicted For Theft of Mail, Other Offenses - Accused of Stealing Mail That Included Donations For Charities

District Woman Sentenced to 27-Month Prison Term, Admitted to Embezzling More $han $210,000 From Non-Profit

Former District of Columbia Teacher Pleads Guilty To Failing to Register as a Sex Offender - U.S. Marshals Service Tracked Defendant to Ohio

June 23, 2011

District Woman Sentenced to Prison Term For Assaulting Another Woman With A Knife - Defendant Attacked Victim in Jealous Rage

June 22, 2011

District Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison For Distributing Child Pornography Collection Was Among Largest Ever Found in the District of Columbia, Included More Than 20,000 Photos and 500 Videos

Public Relations Specialist Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges - Michael Jackson's Former General Manager Didn't File Her Own Tax Returns

June 21, 2011

Maryland Woman Convicted of Negligent Homicide, Other Charges In Fatal Crash Near Dupont Circle - She Left the Scene After Hitting the Victim

Virginia Man Sentenced for Defrauding the Government To Collect Pension of His Deceased Father - More Than $335,000 Collected Through the Scheme

Seven More Defendants Indicted in Drug Conspiracy Case, Accused of Distributing Cocaine in Washington Area - Latest Developments in Probe That Led to Seizure of Nearly 30 Kilos of Cocaine

District Man Convicted of Murder, Other Charges In 2008 Killing of Innocent Bystander Caught in Gunfire - Defendant's Shots Also Wounded Two Other Innocent Victims

Two Men Sentenced to Prison Terms For 2009 Attack Against Two Special Police Officers in Southeast Washington - One Officer Was Shot in the Arm

June 20, 2011

Former District of Columbia High School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Student - First Conviction Under New D.C. Law

Two Men Convicted of Killing a Man and Wounding a Child In December 2008 Home Invasion in Northwest Washington - Third Defendant Convicted of Obstructing Justice, Perjury

Insurance Professional Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud And Agrees to Pay Up to $995,000 in Civil Penalties

District Teenager Pleads Guilty to Assault, Weapons Charges in Easter Monday Attack at the National Zoo - He Stabbed Victim in Two Attacks That Day

U.S. Attorney Machen to Host Youth Summit on Friday, Calls for "Breaking the Silence on Youth Violence" - Free Program is at THEARC in Southeast Washington

Three Men Associated with Benning Terrace Crew Sentenced for Obstruction of Justice, Related Charges - Interfered With Grand Jury Investigation

June 17, 2011

District Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Assault Weapons Charges In Stabbing Outside Northeast Washington Nightclub - Admits Stabbing Two Women, Carrying a Fully Loaded Firearm

District Man Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison For Armed Robbery, Other Charges - Convicted in December 2009 Attack Against Four Victims

Two District Teenagers Sentenced to Jail on Burglary Charges - Both Admitted to Carrying Out Broad Daylight Home Invasion

Convicted Burglar Pleads Guilty to Invading Two Homes, Sexually Assaulting Women Who Had Been Sleeping - Defendant Was Linked to the Crimes by DNA Evidence

District Man Sentenced to 45-Year Prison Term For Sexually Abusing Three Daughters

Two Brothers Sentenced to Prison Terms of 10 Years or More For Stabbing Man at Bus Stop - Attack Took Place at 5 a.m. on Georgia Avenue NW

Baltimore Man Sentenced to 46-Month Prison Term For Traveling From Maryland to D.C. To Have Sex With 13-Year-Old Child

District Man Sentenced to Four Years In Prison For Possession of Semi-Automatic Rifle - Firearm Recovered By Police After Domestic Dispute

June 16, 2011

District Man Sentenced to 18-Year Prison Term For Stabbing Neighbor to Death - Attack Took Place While Defendant Was High on PCP

June 15, 2011

Temple Hills Man Sentenced to 80-Month Prison Term For Taking Part In Armed Robbery of Armored Truck

District of Columbia Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Bank Robbery

June 14, 2011

District Man Sentenced to 12-Year Prison Term for Home Invasion, Assault and Firearms Offenses - Attacked Woman in Front of Their 2-Year-Old Son

District Man Sentenced to 47-Month Prison Term For Assaulting His Estranged Wife - Broke Into Her Apartment Twice, Within Two Weeks

Man Sentenced to 15 Year-Prison Term In String of Hold-ups at ATMs - Pled Guilty to Nine Crimes That Took Place Within a One-Month Period

June 13, 2011

District Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting 17-Year-Old Girl - Victim Was Accosted While Walking Home From Night School

June 10, 2011

District Man Gets Six-Year Prison Term in Attack on Girlfriend - Defendant Was On Parole - And Wearing a GPS Device - For 1990 Rape Conviction

District Man Indicted on PCP Distribution Charges -Arrested After Drugs, Gun Found in His Residence

Seven Defendants Sentenced to Life Prison Terms For Conspiring to Kidnap U.S. Citizen In Trinidad & Tobago in a Crime That Led to the Victim's Death - Victim was Kidnapped in 2005, Held for Ransom

Three Arrested on Charges of Obstruction of Justice and Perjury In Investigation Into Murder of DEA Informant - Defendants Allegedly Provided False Alibi For Suspect

Former Background Investigator For Federal Government Sentenced to Prison For Making a False Statement

Maryland Woman Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison For Fatal Stabbing of Woman in Parking Lot - Defendant Ambushed Unarmed Victim in August 2010 Attack

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Company, Used Aliases to Cheat Firm of $26,000

June 9, 2011

Former Employee Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Non-Profit - Defendant Stole More Than $95,000, Spent it on Travel, Other Personal Expenses

District Man Sentenced to Three Years In Prison For Assault with Gun on Girlfriend and Related Charges -Defendant Pressed Loaded Gun Against His Girlfriend's Head

District Man Sentenced to 10-Year Prison Term In Robbery of Coffee Shop at Howard University - Defendant Posed as Police Officer, Displaying Fake Badge

U.S. Subsidiary of Belgian Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Pleads Guilty to Off-Label Promotion; Company to Pay More Than $34 Million - UCB Inc. Promoted Anti-Epileptic Drug Keppra for Off-Label Uses

June 8, 2011

Accountant Convicted of Mortgage Fraud, Conspiracy, Identity Theft and Obstructing a Grand Jury Investigation

June 7, 2011

District Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault, Other Charges in PCP-Related Car Crash - Defendant's 5 Year-Old Son Among Four Injured Victims

June 6, 2011

District Man Convicted of 26 Counts, Including Obstruction of Justice and Threats, In Events Surrounding 2008 Killing - Defendant Faces a Retrial on Murder Charges

June 3, 2011

U.S. Attorney Machen Hosts Town Hall Meeting, Urges Residents to "Stand Up Today to Save a Life Tomorrow"- More Than 100 People Joined in Second of a Series of Events

June 2, 2011

U.S. Attorney's Office Closes Investigation Into the Death of Ali Ahmed Mohammed

June 1, 2011

Ninth Person Pleads Guilty in Credit Card Scheme - Another Ring Participant is Sentenced For His Role in the Crimes

U.S. Attorney's Office Hosts Faith-Based Town Hall Meeting - Thursday's Event is Second in a Series to Promote Dialogue

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