Eastern District of Virginia

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About the U.S. Attorney

Dana J. Boente, USADana J. Boente, USA

Mr. Boente is a twenty-nine year veteran of the Department of Justice, joining the Department in 1984 at the conclusion of a clerkship with a United States District Court Judge.¬† From 1984 to 1999, Mr. Boente was a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice’s Tax Division.

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about the District

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia serves more than 6 million residents living in Northern Virginia, the capital of the Commonwealth, and Tidewater and surrounding communities.


2100 Jamieson Ave
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-299-3700
Fax: 703-299-2584
World Trade Center
101 W. Main Street, Suite 8000
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-441-6331
Fax: 757-441-6689
Main Street Centre
600 E. Main Street, Suite 1800
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-819-5400
Fax: 804-771-2316

Fountain Plaza Three, Suite 300
721 Lakefront Commons
Newport News, Virginia 23606
Phone: 757-591-4000
Fax: 757-591-0866

Recent News

July 31, 2014

Newport News Man Convicted of Decade-Long Drug Conspiracy

July 30, 2014

North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Travel in Furtherance of Underage Prostitution

July 29, 2014

Former U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command Manager Sentenced for Receiving Bribes

July 29, 2014

Former Virginia ABC Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement Charges

July 25, 2014

Springfield Man Sentenced to 11 Years for Attempting to Induce Two Children to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activities

July 25, 2014

Georgia Woman Convicted of Involvement in Counterfeit Check Scheme

July 24, 2014

Hacker Charged with Breaching Multiple Government Computers and Stealing Thousands of Employee and Financial Records

Newport News Man Sentenced for Participating in Drug Conspiracy

July 24, 2014

Stafford Doctor Indicted for Allegedly Running Pill Mill

July 23, 2014

Three Defendants Arrested on Charges of Providing Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization

July 22, 2014

Member of Newport News Drug Gang Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

July 21, 2014

Owner of Herndon Engineering Firm Convicted of Paying Bribes to a Government Official

July 18, 2014

Two Members of Violent Armed Robbery Crew Sentenced

Chesterfield Towne Center Armed Robber Sentenced to 20 Years

July 18, 2014

Owner of McLean MedSpa Sentenced for Illegally Importing Non-FDA-Approved Drugs and Using on Patients

July 18, 2014

Fairfax Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Three Years for Tax Fraud

July 17, 2014

Thug Relations Gang Member Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy and Multiple Murders

July 15, 2014

Former Virginia-Based Attorney Convicted of Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Schemes

July 14, 2014

Virginia Beach Man Convicted of Conspiracy and Production of Child Pornography

July 11, 2014

Two Former Chesapeake, Virginia, Subcontractors Sentenced for Bribery, Conspiracy

Caribbean-Based Investment Advisors and Attorney Plead Guilty to Using Offshore Accounts to Launder and Conceal Funds

Former Government Employee Pleads Guilty to Accessing Government Website Servers Without Authorization

July 9, 2014

Toray Chemical Korea Resolves Attempted Theft of Trade Secrets Investigation and Agrees to Pay over $2 Million Penalty

Two Leaders of Sophisticated, Violent Fraudulent Document Ring Sentenced for Racketeering, Attempted Robbery, and Money Laundering

July 8, 2014

Alexandria Man Pleads Guilty to Million-Dollar Investment Fraud Scheme

July 2, 2014

Former Kellogg Salesman Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Charge

Seven Colombian Nationals Charged in Connection with the Murder of a Dea Agent Extradited to the United States

July 1, 2014

U.S. Leader of Sophisticated, Violent Fraudulent Document Ring Sentenced to More Than 11 Years for Racketeering, Attempted Robbery, and Money Laundering

June 27, 2014

Falls Church Grocery Store Owners Convicted of Insurance Fraud

June 26, 2014

Newport News Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

June 25, 2014

Indianapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Investors in Ponzi Scheme Involving Fictitious Online Credit Union

Clinton, Maryland Man Convicted of Transporting a Minor across State Lines for Prostitution

June 24, 2014

Former Chesapeake, Virginia Subcontractor Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Bribery

June 23, 2014

Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Using Facebook to Entice Minors from Across the Country to Produce Child Pornography

June 20, 2014

Portsmouth Man Sentenced for His Participation in Bank Fraud

Baltimore Woman Sentenced for Role in Credit Card Fraud Scheme Targeting Accountholders and Area Retailers

June 19, 2014

Richmond Man Previously Convicted of Aggravated Sex Crimes of a Juvenile Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography

June 17, 2014

Third Defendant Pleads Guilty in Procurement Fraud Scheme Involving Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Gloucester Woman Pleads Guilty to Making a False Distress Call

June 13, 2014

Reston Man Sentenced for Exporting Unlicensed High-Tech Goods to Iran

Leader of Fraudulent UniRush Double Loading Scheme Sentenced

Registered Sex Offender Sentenced to 40 Mos. for Returning to the United States After Being Deported

June 12, 2014

Romanian National Guccifer Charged With Hacking Into Personal Email Accounts

Physician-Businessman Convicted of Mortgage Loan Fraud

Sixteenth Member of Colombian Cocaine Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty in Connection with Attempt to Import 7,000 Kilos of Cocaine

Fourth Grade Teacher Pleads Guilty to Coercing and Enticing a 15-Year-Old Girl in Sexually Explicit Online Chats

June 10, 2014

Virginia Beach Concert Promoter Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme

Virginia Businessman Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud and Theft from Employee Benefit Plan

June 09, 2014

Former Arlington County Employee Sentenced for Taking Bribes

June 06, 2014

Guatemalan Pseudoephedrine Trafficker Enters Guilty Plea

Supplier of Non-FDA-Approved Chemotherapy and Cosmetic Drugs Sentenced to 15 Months

June 04, 2014

Richmond Developer Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Transfer of a False Identification Document and Aggravated Identity Theft

June 03, 2014

Leader of Drug Organization Sentenced to Twenty-Five Years

May 30, 2014

Locust Grove Man Pleads Guilty to Oxycodone Conspiracy

May 29, 2014

Man Sentenced to More than 15 Years for Child Sex Trafficking in Richmond

Final Defendant in Sophisticated, Violent Fraudulent Document Ring Pleads Guilty to Racketeering and Money Laundering

Washington, D.C. Hospital Worker Pleads Guilty To Identity Theft

May 27, 2014

Head of Annandale Settlement Company Pleads Guilty to Over $2 Million Short Sale Mortgage Fraud

May 23, 2014

Military Sealift Command Contractor and Local Businessman Charged with Bribery and Obstruction of Justice Schemes

Newport News Man Sentenced to Thirty Years for His Involvement in Hampton Shootout

First MS-13 Member Extradited from El Salvador to United States Sentenced to 35 Years for Role in Attempted Murder of Two Individuals

May 22, 2014

Former Piedmont Jail Supervisor Found Guilty of Conspiracy, False Tax Returns, and Bank Fraud

May 21, 2014

President of Higher Education Software Provider Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Hack into Competitorsí Computer Systems

May 19, 2014

Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Aid And Assist U.S. Taxpayers In Filing False Returns

May 15, 2014

Norfolk Man Sentenced in Bank Fraud and Identity Theft Scheme

May 14, 2014

Nine Trey Gangster Member Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison

May 10, 2014

Williamsburg Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

May 9, 2014

Illegal Drug Company Gallant Pharma and Co-Founder Sentenced

Nine Trey Gang Leader Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison, Enforcer Sentenced to 30 Years for Multiple Racketeering Offenses

Norfolk Woman Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine

Virginia Beach Man Sentenced to 150 Months in Prison for Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography


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