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May 2012

May 31, 2012

Former Contractor Sentenced to Prison For Taking Part In Fraud Against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement -Defendant Fraudulently Obtained More Than $50,000 in Travel Expenses-

District Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison For Two Armed Robberies at Northeast Washington Laundromat -Defendant Victimized Same Employee Twice in Eight Days, in Broad Daylight-

May 30, 2012

District Man Sentenced to 32 Years in Prison For 2007 Slaying in Northeast Washington -Victim Was Bound, Gagged and Stabbed Inside His Apartment-

Virginia Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison For Attacking 72-Year-Old Man During Home Invasion -Defendant Awakened Victim, Then Beat Him After Demanding Money-

Two District Men Sentenced to Prison Terms For Shooting That Wounded Four People in 2009 -Attack Took Place in Broad Daylight on Busy North Capitol Street-

Former Background Investigator For Federal Government Pleads Guilty to Making a False Statement

May 25, 2012

District Man Sentenced to 20-Year Prison Term For Killing a Man Last Year at a Gas Station -Shot Victim at Close Range in a Random Attack-

Fifteen People Arrested in Drug Conspiracy, Accused of Distributing Cocaine in Washington, D.C. Area -14 Kilograms of Cocaine, More Than $200,000 and Three Firearms Seized in Searches-

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Copyright Infringement For Reproducing and Distributing Movies Without Permission -Copied Movies, Then Distributed Them at a Northwest Washington Market-

District Man Sentenced to 82 Years in Prison For Sexually Abusing Two Young Girls -One Victim Was a Relative, Other Was in a Day Care Program-

May 24, 2012

Second Campaign Official Pleads Guilty to Charges Involving 2010 District of Columbia Mayoral Race -Defendant Admits Making False Statements to the FBI in Criminal Investigation-

May 23, 2012

Gunman Convicted of First-Degree Murder, Other Charges In 2000 Killings in Front of Eastern Senior High School -More Than 40 Shots Fired From Assault Rifles-

May 22, 2012

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

High-Level International Drug Trafficker Convicted of Long-Running Narcotics Conspiracy -Defendant Operated Out of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Bahamas, Spain, France, Italy, Panama, and Luxembourg-

Campaign Official Pleads Guilty to Charges For Activities Involving 2010 District of Columbia Mayoral Election -Admits Obstructing Justice by Destroying Documents, Making False Statements to FBI-

May 21, 2012

Two Former District Department of the Environment Officials Sentenced to a Year in Prison on Federal Bribery Charges -Defendants Admit Demanding $20,000 in Bribes in Exchange For Covering Up Asbestos Contamination-

May 18, 2012

District Man Convicted of Robbery and Other Charges in Series of Crimes Against Patrons of Restaurants, Bars and Cafes -Stole Items From Women in Gallery Place/Chinatown Area-

District Man and Woman Sentenced to Prison Terms For Armed Home Invasion and Armed Robbery -One Victim, an Elderly Man, Was Pistol-Whipped-

Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud In Massive Internet-Based Ponzi Scheme -Venture Raised More Than $110 Million From "Members"-

District Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery -Quick Action by Security Guard and Police Led to His Arrest-

May 17, 2012

Maryland Man Sentenced to Life in Prison For the 2008 Killing of a Federal Witness and Federal Drug Charges -Victim Was to Testify Against the Defendant in a Drug Case-

Second Former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Manager Pleads Guilty in Alleged $30 Million Bribery and Kickback Scheme -Scam Involved Steering of Government Contracts; Official's Son Also Pleads Guilty to Charges Today-

May 16, 2012

Two Individuals and Their California Company Sentenced In Connection With Exports of Computer Equipment to Iran

Hungarian Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud For His Role In International Internet-Based Scheme -Defendant Was Part of a Ring That Tricked People Who Thought They Were Buying Cars, Trucks and Boats-

May 11, 2012

Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty in the District of Columbia To Distribution of Child Pornography

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to More Than 14 Years in Prison For Distribution of Child Pornography

Head of Non-Profit Youth Organization Pleads Guilty To Filing a False Tax Return Fourth Defendant to Plead Guilty in Case Involving Former Council Member Harry L. Thomas, Jr.

District Man Found Guilty of Charges In 2003 Sexual Assault - DNA Tied Him to the Crime in 2011 -

Two District Men Plead Guilty to Felony Charges In Armed Pizza-Delivery Heist in Northeast Washington Robbers Ambushed Deliveryman at Gunpoint; One Defendant Later Threatened Witness

Former Office Manager Sentenced to 20 Months In Prison In $217,000 Scam Against a Federal Government Commission - Defendant Was to Manage Expenses, But Used Money for Personal Items -

District Man Sentenced to 15-Year Prison Term For Sexually Abusing 10-Year-Old Girl

Department of Justice Seizes More Than $1.5 Million in Proceeds From the Online Sale of Counterfeit Sports Apparel Manufactured in China - Action Comes After Earlier Seizures of Another $896,000 in Proceeds -

May 10, 2012

U.S. Attorney's Office Honors Nearly 200 Officers and Agents For Outstanding Work in Law Enforcement -Honorees Represent 25 Agencies, Worked on Dozens of Cases; U.S. Attorney Machen Says They Built a "Safer, More Secure City and Nation"

District Man Found Guilty of Contempt of Court For Unauthorized Practice of Law -Defendant Continued Practicing Despite 1988 Court Order-

Two District Men Plead Guilty to Charges For Their Roles in Violent Drug Ring -Crimes Included Two Murders, Other Shootings-

District Man Sentenced to One-Year Prison Term For Sex Offense, Attempted Robbery -Defendant Accosted 11-Year-Old Girl at a School in One of the Crimes

May 9, 2012

West Virginia Man Pleads Guilty To Distribution of Child Pornography

May 8, 2012

Man Pleads Guilty to Traveling from France To the United States to Have Sex With Under-Aged Child

District Woman Pleads Guilty to Social Security Fraud -Admits Providing False Information and Stealing Benefits Intended For Her Daughter-

District Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Attempted Sexual Assault Of 18-Year-Old Relative -Attack Took Place at Teenager's Home-

Direct Resource Inc. Agrees to Pay $450,000 to Settle Allegations Of Selling Foreign Products to Federal Agencies -Columbus, Ohio Firm Allegedly Sold Products from Country That Does Not Have Reciprocal Trade Agreement with U.S.-

May 7, 2012

U.S. Embassy Employee Arrested on Conspiracy and Bribery Charges in Scheme Involving Visa Applications -Defendant Worked at Embassy in Venezuela-

Five Men Convicted of Charges for Their Roles In Crimes That Led to Five Murders, Nine Other Shootings -Verdict Followed 2 1/2-Month Trial Covering Series of Crimes That Ended With Mass Shootings on South Capitol Street-

May 4, 2012

Maryland Man Convicted in Attack Against Two Men in Northeast Washington -Defendant Later Pointed a Loaded Semi-Automatic Pistol at Police-

Three Indicted on Federal Charges, Accused of Leading Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone and Methadone -Defendants Allegedly Sold False Prescriptions for the Drugs-

District Man Charged With Making Bomb Threats Against Amtrak -Threats Caused Delays That Affected More Than 1,000 Rail Passengers-

District Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison For Attempted Bank Robbery in December 2011 -Police Made Quick Arrest, Near the Bank-

District Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison For 2009 Slaying of Neighborhood Rival -Shooting Took Place in Northwest Washington-

May 3, 2012

Former District of Columbia Council Member Harry Thomas Jr. Sentenced To 38 Months in Prison For Theft, Tax Charges In Scheme Involving Government Funds -Judge Calls Crimes a "Betrayal of the Public Trust"- -Defendant Earlier Resigned From Office, Agreed to Pay Restitution-

May 1, 2012

Former Acting Director of Intelligence for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Pleads Guilty to Taking Part in Fraud Scheme Involved More Than $180,000 Obtained Through Travel Vouchers And Fraudulent Time and Attendance Claims

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