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.

As part of the U.S. Department of Justice, we are responsible for virtually all federal litigation in the District. This includes criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers.

We are determined to make our communities safer by working with law enforcement agencies and community partners to reduce crime through enforcement, prevention and community outreach.


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December 15, 2014

Former Wells Fargo Employee Sentenced to 24 Months for Bank Fraud Conspiracy

December 12, 2014

Alexandria Man Sentenced for Failing to Pay Employment Taxes

December 12, 2014

Alexandria Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking of a Child

December 12, 2014

Three Defendants Sentenced and Two Additional Defendants Plead Guilty for Their Roles in the Kidnapping and Murder of DEA Agent James “Terry” Watson

December 10, 2014

Franklin Man Sentenced for Robbing SunTrust Bank

December 9, 2014

Norfolk Woman Sentenced to 210 Months in Prison for Her Role in Conspiracy to Produce Child Pornography

December 8, 2014

Florida Man Sentenced to 160 Months in Prison for Drug Conspiracy

December 8, 2014

Suffolk Woman Sentenced to 65 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Commit Wire Fraud and Identity Theft

December 8, 2014

Suffolk Woman Sentenced to 65 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Commit Wire Fraud and Identity Theft

December 8, 2014

Armed Drug Trafficker Sentenced To 57 Years In Prison For Firearms And Narcotics Offenses

December 5, 2014

Navy Engineer Arrested for Attempting to Send USS Gerald R. Ford Schematics to the Egyptian Government

December 5, 2014

Georgia Co-Conspirators Convicted of Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine and Heroin

December 4, 2014

Man Sentenced to 54 Months for Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

November 24, 2014

Norfolk Man Pleads Guilty to Mail and Computer Fraud Charges

November 19, 2014

Eastern District of Virginia U.S. Attorney’s Office Collects Over $23.6 Million in Civil and Criminal Actions for U.S. Taxpayers in Fiscal Year 2014

November 17, 2014

Owner of "Luitie's Lair" Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

November 17, 2014

Delaware Woman Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

November 17, 2014

Virginia Beach Man Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Producing Child Pornography

November 14, 2014

DC Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

November 13, 2014

Third Defendant Pleads Guilty to Customer Impersonation Bank Fraud Scheme

November 10, 2014

Indiana Man Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Porn

November 7, 2014

Two Maryland Men Sentenced for Roles in 2013 String of Armed Bank Robberies

November 5, 2014

Mexican Man Sentenced to 210 Months for Sex Trafficking of Children

November 4, 2014

Irek Ilgiz Hamidullin Indicted For 2009 Attack on U.S. and Afghan Forces in Khost, Afghanistan

October 31, 2014

Atlanta Man Sentenced to Eight Years Incarceration for Role in Counterfeit Check Conspiracy

October 31, 2014

Former Virginia Lawyer Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Stealing Client Funds and Several Other Fraud Schemes

October 30, 2014

Former Kellogg Salesman Sentenced on Wire Fraud Charge

October 30, 2014

Former Navy Intelligence Official Convicted in Silencers Conspiracy

October 24, 2014

11th Henrico Drug Conspirator Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

October 24, 2014

Virginia Beach Man Indicted in Major Health Care Fraud of Virginia Medical Assistance Program

October 24, 2014

North Carolina Man Sentenced to Over 21 Years in Prison for Meth Conspiracy

October 24, 2014

Indianapolis Man Sentenced to over 7 Years in Prison and Ordered To Pay More than $10 Million to Victims of His Ponzi Scheme

October 23, 2014

Stafford Woman Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, and Oxymorphone

October 21, 2014

Portsmouth Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Heroin and Crack Distribution

October 21, 2014

Former Baptist Missionary Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud

October 21, 2014

Defendant Pleads Guilty to Email Extortion Scheme

October 21, 2014

Vienna Investment Adviser Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Numerous Elderly and Widowed Clients

October 17, 2014

MS-13 Gang Members Indicted on Multiple Murder and Attempted Murder Charges

October 17, 2014

Former Owners and Employees of Hampton Pipe and Tobacco Arrested

October 17, 2014

Registered Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Destroying an iPad and Hard Drive That Contained Evidence of His Attempts to Collect Child Pornography

October 16, 2014

Norfolk Man Pleads Guilty in Tax Fraud Scheme

October 16, 2014

Virginia Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Production of Child Pornography

October 16, 2014

Final Defendant of Sophisticated, Violent Fraudulent Document Ring Sentenced for Racketeering and Money Laundering

October 16, 2014

Associated Foot & Ankle Center of Northern Virginia, P.C., Agrees to Settle Claim That It Failed to Provide Appropriate Auxiliary Services to a Patient who is Deaf

October 16, 2014

Four Prosecutors Receive Attorney General Awards for Somali Pirates Cases

October 8, 2014

Fredericksburg Man Charged for Theft of Millions in Investments Promised for Development of Quantico Corporate Center and Other Properties

October 6, 2014

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Traveling with the Intent to Engage in Sexual Activity with a Minor

October 6, 2014

Portsmouth Man Sentenced to 170 Months in Prison for Heroin Distribution

October 2, 2014

Centerville Woman Sentenced in Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

October 2, 2014

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

October 2, 2014

Colombian Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Burglary Spree

October 2, 2014

Norfolk Man Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography

October 1, 2014

Norfolk Man Sentenced to 54 Months for Wire Fraud and False Claims

October 1, 2014

Five Army National Guard Officials and One Civilian Charged With Bribery

October 1, 2014

Portsmouth Woman Sentenced to 15 Years for Her Role in Conspiracy to Produce Child Pornography

September 29, 2014

Pakistani Man Indicted For Selling Stealthgenie Spyware App

September 26, 2014

Washington, D.C., Felon Sentenced for Using Straw Purchaser to Illegally Acquire Firearms

September 25, 2014

Chinese National Sentenced for Skimming Customers Credit Card Numbers at Loudoun County Restaurant

September 25, 2014

Virginia Man Sentenced to 24 Years for Sextortion of Minors on Facebook

September 24, 2014

Alexandria Woman Convicted of Embezzlement

September 24, 2014

Virginia Beach Concert Promoter Sentenced to 41 Months for Fraud Scheme

September 24, 2014

Colombian Nationals Convicted of Conspiring to Import Cocaine into the United States

September 23, 2014

Richmond Man Sentenced for Massive Tax Fraud and Obstruction of Justice

September 22, 2014

Maryland Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Bank Fraud and Identity Theft Scheme

September 19, 2014

Alexandria Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking 14-Year-Old Girl

September 19, 2014

Washington, D.C. Man Sentenced for Role in 2013 String of Armed Bank Robberies

September 18, 2014

Law Enforcement Team Receives ADL SHIELD Award for Prosecuting Leaders of Jihadist Websites

September 18, 2014

Mother and Daughter Plead Guilty In Student Aid Fraud Investigation

September 17, 2014

Second Colombian National Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping And Murder 0f DEA Agent Terry Watson

September 17, 2014

New York Man Involved in Israeli Counterfeiting Ring Pleads Guilty

September 17, 2014

Medicaid Provider and Wife Convicted of Health Care Fraud

September 16, 2014

Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft

September 12, 2014

Florida Pastor Sentenced for Insurance Fraud Scam

September 11, 2014

Former Defense Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Theft of Employee Payroll Taxes and 401(k) Contributions

September 11, 2014

Black P-Stones Gang Member Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy and Firearm Charges

September 10, 2014

Former Piedmont Jail Supervisor Sentenced for Conspiracy, False Tax Returns, and Bank Fraud

September 10, 2014

Virginia Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Failing to Pay Employment Taxes

September 9, 2014

Owners of Spice and Bath Salts Store Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

September 5, 2014

Caribbean-Based Investment Advisor Sentenced For Using Offshore Accounts To Launder And Conceal Funds

September 5, 2014

Guatemalan Pseudoephedrine Trafficker Sentenced to 11 Years for Importing Pills for Meth Production

September 4, 2014

Former Virginia Governor and Former First Lady Convicted on Public Corruption Charges

September 3, 2014

Colombian National Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping and Murder of DEA Agent Terry Watson

September 3, 2014

Richmond Store Owner Pleads Guilty In Cigarette and Wire Fraud Scheme

September 3, 2014

Norfolk Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Identities and Filing False Income Tax Returns

August 29, 2014

Fourth Grade Teacher Sentenced to 10 Years for Enticing and Coercing a 15-Year-Old Girl During Sexually Explicit Online Chats

August 29, 2014

Arlington Doctor and Five Conspirators Indicted with Operating Oxycodone Distribution Ring

August 29, 2014

New York Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

August 28, 2014

Petersburg Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to over 17 Years in Federal Prison

August 22, 2014

McLean Business Managers and Strayer University Official Convicted, Sentenced for Large-Scale Immigration Fraud

August 22, 2014

Guatemalan Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Fraudulently Obtain Counterfeit Green Cards and Social Security Cards

August 21, 2014

Miami Man Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft and Tax Refund Fraud Charges

August 21, 2014

Leader of Guatemalan Drug Trafficking Organization Indicted for Conspiring to Import and Distribute Heroin and Cocaine

August 21, 2014

Fredericksburg Tax Preparer Sentenced to 37 Months in $598,000 Tax Fraud

August 21, 2014

D.C. Heroin Dealer Convicted at Trial

August 20, 2014

Falls Church Man Indicted for Sex Trafficking 17-Year-Old Runaway Girl

August 19, 2014

Former Hotel Broker Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for $55 Million Fraud Schemes

August 18, 2014

Suffolk Woman Sentenced to 15 Years for her Role in Conspiracy to Produce Child Pornography

August 15, 2014

Mexican Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking 16-Year-Old Girl

August 15, 2014

DC Man Sentenced to 30 years and 1 day for a String of Jewelry Store Robberies in Baltimore, Spotsylvania and Richmond

August 14, 2014

Co-Founder of Government Contracting Company Pleads Guilty to Illegal Gratuity Charge

August 13, 2014

Leader of Sovereign Citizen Group Convicted of Causing the Impersonation of Diplomats and Producing False IDs

August 12, 2014

Former United States Navy Military Sealift Command Contractor Pleads Guilty to Bribery and Conspiracy

August 12, 2014

Northern Virginia Dermatologist Charged with Health Care Fraud

August 11, 2014

MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to 60_Months in Prison for Obstruction of Child Sex Trafficking Laws

August 11, 2014

Two Maryland Men Convicted for Roles in 2013 String of Armed Bank Robberies

August 8, 2014

Norfolk Man and Portsmouth Woman Sentenced In Bank Fraud and Identity Theft Scheme

August 8, 2014

Large-Scale Distributor of Unapproved Foreign Prescription Drugs Indicted

August 7, 2014

13 Members of International Counterfeit Currency Ring Indicted for Racketeering and Related Offenses

August 7, 2014

Virginia Resident Pleads Guilty To Failing To Pay Employment Taxes

August 5, 2014

Baltimore Man Pleads to Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud Ring

August 5, 2014

Spice and Bath Salts Dealer Sentenced

August 5, 2014

Former Virginia Subcontractor Sentenced for Bribery Conspiracy

August 5, 2014

Fairfax Man Pleads to Creating and Selling Counterfeit Postage Stamps

August 1, 2014

Black P-Stones gang member sentenced to 30 years in prison on racketeering conspiracy and firearms charges

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 Competitors’ Computer Systems

May 19, 2014

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

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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