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August 2014

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

North Carolina Drug Supplier to Henrico Drug Dealers Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

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 2014

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

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 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

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

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 26, 2014

June 2014

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 9, 2014

Former Arlington County Employee Sentenced for Taking Bribes

June 6, 2014

Guatemalan Pseudoephedrine Trafficker Enters Guilty Plea

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

June 4, 2014

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

June 3, 2014

Leader of Drug Organization Sentenced to Twenty-Five Years

May 2014

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 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

May 7, 2014

Importer Convicted of Selling Sexual Enhancement Products Containing Prescription Drugs

Physician/Owner and Office Manager of McLean Skin Care Clinic Convicted at Trial

May 6, 2014

Virginia Couple Pleads Guilty to Immigration Charges for Harboring Domestic Servant in Their Home

Virginia Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

Swiss Offshore Tax Evasion Enabler Pleads Guilty

May 5, 2014

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Against Penske Truck Leasing Co. to Enforce Employment Rights of Air Force Reserve Member

May 1, 2014

Georgia Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Bank Fraud and Identity Theft Scheme

Newport News Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Sex Trafficking Of faqA Minor And Passing Counterfeit Money

April 2014

April 30, 2014

South Carolina Woman Sentenced for Bank Robbery Spree in Virginia

Fairfax Tax Return Preparer Convicted of Tax and Wire Fraud

April 29, 2014

Heroin, Ecstasy and Oxycodone Supplier Pleads Guilty

Stafford Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to $600,000 Tax Fraud

Virginia Beach Man Sentenced to 36 Years for Armed Bank Robberies

Virginia Beach Man Charged with Distribution of Heroin

April 25, 2014

Leader of “Revolution Muslim” Websites Sentenced for Using Internet to Threaten Jewish Organizations

Arizona Systems Administrator Sentenced for Sabotaging Ex-Employer’s Cloud-Computing Server

April 24, 2014

Former Corporal Sentenced to Death in Barracks Murder

April 23, 2014

Attorney Pleads Guilty to Stealing Escrow Funds

April 21, 2014

Newport News Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy

April 18, 2014

Heroin Dealer Sentenced In Connection With Three Overdose Deaths

April 15, 2014

High-Ranking Member of Black P-Stones Gang Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy and Firearm Charges

April 14, 2014

Newport News Man Pleads Guilty to Participating in Murder

Three Plead Guilty to String of Sawed-Off Shotgun Robberies in the City of Richmond

April 10, 2014

Norfolk Man Faces More Prison Time

April 9, 2014

Suffolk Man Indicted For Making Death Threats

April 8, 2014

Colombian Associate of “El Chapo” Guzman Pleads Guilty to International Cocaine Trafficking

April 7, 2014

Leader of Counterfeit Currency Ring Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Richmond Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Conspiracy and Gun Possession

Massachusetts Leader of Sophisticated, Violent Fraudulent Document Ring Pleads Guilty to Racketeering and Money Laundering

April 4, 2014

Former Vice President of Government Contracting Company Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Bribery

Oxycodone Distribution Ring Dismantled

April 3, 2014

Annandale Mortgage Broker Sentenced to 38 Months in Prison

Henrico Couple Sentenced to 15 Years for Production of Child Pornography

April 2, 2014

Rhode Island Leader of Sophisticated, Violent Fraudulent Document Ring Pleads Guilty to Racketeering and Money Laundering

Virginia Beach Coast Guardsman Pleads Guilty to False Claims


March 2014

March 28, 2014

Member of "Black P-Stones" Gang Pleads Guilty to Racketeering and Firearm Charges

March 20, 2014

Richmond Man Sentenced to 115 Months for Defrauding Investors

Woman Sentenced to 42 Months for Fraudulent Tax Scheme

March 18, 2014

Former Arlington County Employee Convicted of Taking Bribes

Government Contractor Pleads Guilty to Submitting False Claims

March 17, 2014

Ship's Purser Convicted of Embezzlement

March 14, 2014

Washington Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Bank Fraud Conspiracy and Obstruction of Justice

Two Men Charged with Illegally Manufacturing and Transporting Firearms

March 13, 2014

Second Member of Counterfeit Currency Ring Sentenced to More Than 3 Years in Federal Prison

Newport News Man Pleads Guilty to Murder

Caregiver at Child Development Center Charged with Misdemeanor Assault

March 12, 2014

Newport News Man Sentenced for Receiving Child Pornography

Henrico Man Convicted of Armed Robbery at Chesterfield Towne Center Mall

Frederick, Maryland Man Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Two Government Contractors of More Than $635,000

Swiss Banker Pleads Guilty To Conspiring With U.S. Tax Evaders, Other Swiss Bankers and Bank Management

March 7, 2014

Leader of Identity Theft Ring Targeting Government Employees and Others Sentenced to 12 Years

Co-Leader of Illegal Drug Company Gallant Pharma Sentenced to 3 Years

March 6, 2014

Reston Man Pleads Guilty to Exporting Unlicensed Goods to Iran

Commonwealth Health & Rehab Center Agrees to Settle Claim That It Failed to Provide Effective Communication Services to Deaf Individuals

March 5, 2014

Former Chesapeake, Virginia Subcontractor Pleads Guilty to Bribery

Piedmont Regional Jail Supervisor Indicted for a False Tax Return Conspiracy With His Wife

March 4, 2014

Bank Robber Sentenced to 262 Months

Two Florida Men Sentenced on Meth Charges


February 2014

February 28, 2014

Former NASA Contractor Sentenced to 60 Months for Illegally Obtaining More Than $4.4 Million Intended for Disadvantaged Small Businesses

Indianapolis Man Sentenced for Role in Multi-State Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

February 27, 2014

Leader of Methylone Trafficking Ring Sentenced to 78 Months

February 26, 2014

Vienna Man and Parents Plead Guilty in Connection with Filing of False Tax Returns

Seven Arrested in Synthetic Marijuana Conspiracy

February 25, 2014

Petersburg Fugitive Apprehended by U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force

February 24, 2014

Two Defendants Convicted of Conspiracy to Import Heroin

February 21, 2014

Nine Trey Gang Leader, Enforcer and Cocaine Supplier Convicted of Multiple Racketeering Offenses

Leesburg Man Sentenced for Role in Procurement Fraud Scheme Affecting over $33 Million in Federal Contracts

Former Broadlands Loan Officer Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud

February 20, 2014

Hampton Man Sentenced to 61 Months for Stealing Government Money and Identity Theft

February 19, 2014

Richmond Woman Sentenced for Defrauding the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

February 18, 2014

Former Chesapeake, Virginia Subcontractor Pleads Guilty to Bribery

February 14, 2014

Former Employee of Defense Contractor and Wife Sentenced for Conspiring to Obtain Millions in Fraudulent Scheme Involving Vehicle Parts for Afghan National Army

February 12, 2014

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

February 10, 2014

Vienna Man Pleads Guilty in Connection with Heroin Overdose Death of McLean Teenager

Former Sailor Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Attempted Espionage

Newport News Man Convicted for his Involvement in Hampton Shootout

February 7, 2014

Newport News Man Convicted for his Involvement in Hampton Shootout

New York Man Sentenced to over 24 Years for Violent Sex Trafficking

Former Virginia Beach Probation Officer and Husband Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

February 6, 2014

Newport News Woman Sentenced to 33 Months for Role in Murder

Norfolk Man Pleads Guilty to Theft of Military Ordnance

February 4, 2014

Virginia Beach Man Convicted on Charges of Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography

February 3, 2014

Georgia Man Second to Plead Guilty in Bank Fraud and Identity Theft Scheme

January 2014

January 31, 2014

Four Defendants Plead Guilty in Fraudulent Prepaid Cards Scheme

Chesterfield Man Sentenced to 48 Months for Defrauding Military Personnel and Their Dependents

Sterling Man Sentenced on Bribery Charges

Chesapeake Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

Leesburg Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Oxycodone Conspiracy That Led to Overdose Death

January 28, 2014

Virginia Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Six Armed Bank Robberies

January 24, 2014

Couple Sentenced for Sex Trafficking a 15-Year-Old Girl

Second Nurses Aide Sentenced for Conspiracy to Defraud the Government

January 23, 2014

Fairfax Man Indicted for Production of Child Pornography

January 21, 2014

Former Virginia Governor and Former First Lady Indicted on Public Corruption and Related Charges

January 17, 2014

Woodbridge Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Fraudulent Loan and Credit Schemes

International Fugitives Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison For Asset Tracing Scheme

Leader Of Identity Theft Ring Targeting Government Employees Sentenced To 10 Years

Fairfax Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Producing Child Pornography

January 16, 2014

Former Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Sentenced for Conspiracy and Bribery

Leader of Group from New York Charged with Offering to Sell Women Sentenced to 36 Months' Imprisonment

January 14, 2014

Annandale Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty To Involvement In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Defendant Charged with Threatening to Kill U.S. Embassy Official

January 10, 2014

Renoir Painting Returned to Baltimore Museum of Art

Former Nurse Aide Sentenced For Conspiracy and Aggravated Identity Theft

Canadian Woman Sentenced for Traveling to Virginia for the Purpose of Sexually Abusing Two Children

Two Members of Identity Theft Ring Targeting Government Employees Sentenced

Former Ashburn Jeweler Sentenced For Running $20 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

January 9, 2014

U.S. Attorney’s Office Collects over $45 Million in Civil and Criminal Actions for U.S. Taxpayers in FY 2013

Treasurer Of Charitable Organization Pleads Guilty To Making False Statements

January 6, 2014

Arizona Systems Administrator Pleads Guilty to Sabotaging Ex-Employer’s Cloud-Computing Server

January 3, 2014

Nine Trey Gangster Sentenced to 9 1/2 Years

January 2, 2014

Three Area Men Charged After Armed Robbery of Arlington Bank


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