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Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Fauquier County assistant principal indicted for child pornography

An assistant principal at Greenville Elementary School in Nokesville was indicted Thursday on two federal counts of distributing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography, prosecutors said.

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Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Guilty plea for Hyattsville woman in 2009 murder

Takia Neeley, 21, of Hyattsville, Maryland, pled guilty Wednesdayin the shooting death of Jason Liser, 32, at an apartment complex on Minnesota Ave. NE on Sept. 13, 2009, prosecutors said.

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Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 02/02/2011

Clemens back in court

Baseball legend Roger Clemens was back in federal court in Washington this afternoon in his perjury and obstruction case involving performance-enhancing drugs. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton of the District set a hearing to allow the seven-time Cy Young...

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Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 02/01/2011

Conviction in credit union theft case

A federal jury convicted an accountant Tuesday of stealing nearly $220,000 from the Hoya Federal Credit Union, where he worked. Under federal guidelines, Reginald A. Clark, 41, of the District, faces a likely sentence of 51 to 63 months in...

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Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 02/01/2011

Sentencing postponed in CIA case

A federal judge on Monday postponed the sentencing of a former top CIA top operative in Algeria who admitted sexually abusing a woman who had passed out from drinking with him in his government-funded residence. The case had raised questions...

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Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 01/21/2011

Woman who stole from feds sentenced

An Upper Marlboro woman who stole $1.9 million from the federal government by double-billing for work on the expansion of the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda was sentenced Friday to 20 months in prison on one count of...

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Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 01/21/2011

Two D.C. cops charged in scheme

A federal grand jury indicted two Metropolitan Police Department officers on Friday for allegedly accepting at least $10,000 in protection money from a Van Ness liquor store following a November 2006 robbery. Malcolm Rhinehart, 50, and Abraham Evans, 31, were...

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Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 01/21/2011

Plea deal in works in G'town drug case

Two young men are expected to plead guilty to manufacturing a hallucinogenic drug in a Georgetown dorm in October, according to court records and an official with the office of U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. Prosecutors filed new charges...

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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 01/14/2011

31 months for entering U.S. illegally

A garbage truck driver who struck and killed a bicyclist near Dupont Circle in July 2008 was sentenced Friday to 31 months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States after he was deported in 1994 for importing and distributing...

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Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 01/04/2011

Author Cornwell in bundling case

Lawyers for Patricia Cornwell confirmed that the best-selling Richmond crime novelist was the client of a Connecticut wealth manager who pleaded guilty Monday to making false statements about "bundling" $48,300 in contributions, using straw donors to the 2008 presidential campaign...

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Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 01/04/2011

Jail for twins who bribed DC cops

A federal judge sentenced twin brothers Larry and Garry Moody to 10 years and 21 months in prison, respectively, Tuesday for bribing two Metropolitan Police Department officers to derail a drug charge against Larry Moody. The Moodys, 39, of Northeast...

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Posted at 01:45 AM ET, 12/17/2010

Mistrial in case of bank vs. lawyers

A federal jury just couldn't decide between Wachovia Bank and the nation's trial lawyers. U.S. Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the District declared a mistrial Thursday after a jury could not reach a unanimous verdict, saying it was split...

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Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 12/08/2010

Rabbi sues Army over beard ruling

An Orthodox Jewish rabbi from Brooklyn sued the U.S. Army Wednesday for denying him a commission to serve as an Army chaplain because his faith prohibits him from shaving his beard.

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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 12/02/2010

NRCC official sentenced in theft

A federal judge Thursday sentenced Christopher J. Ward to 37 months in prison for stealing more than $844,000 from the National Republican Congressional Committee and other political fundraising committees for whom he worked as treasurer. "I am truly sorry for...

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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 12/02/2010

Lawsuit over Arlington dog mural

A Shirlington dog groomer filed a federal lawsuit (PDF) Thursday accusing the Arlington County zoning board of violating her freedom of speech by ordering her to alter whimsical cartoon mural of dogs, bones and paw prints on the back wall...

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Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 12/01/2010

Norfolk lawyer nominated as fed judge

President Obama on Wednesday nominated the top federal public defender in Norfolk to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. If confirmed by the Senate, Arenda L. Wright Allen would become the first female African-American...

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Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 11/23/2010

Man charged with stealing from school

The founder of a District school for learning and emotionally disabled boys has been indicted on charges that he stole more than $2.4 million in government special education grants and spent the money instead on cars, electronics and jewelry, U.S....

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Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Steroid charges dropped in FBI case

Federal prosecutors have dropped charges without prejudice against three Washington area FBI agents and an analyst who were arrested Sept. 15 for allegedly covering up their use of steroids and human growth hormone. The government reserved the right to bring...

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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 11/16/2010

Jail for former nonprofit CFO Perry

The former chief financial officer of the National Children's Alliance was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison for stealing from the nonprofit group, which helps child victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Marvin Perry, 45, of Waldorf pleaded...

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Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 10/20/2010

Va. man pleads guilty to terrorist aid

A Northern Virginia man who wished death over the Internet to the creators of the "South Park" animated satire pleaded guilty Wednesday in Alexandria federal court to charges of supporting Somali terrorists. Zachary Adam Chesser, 20, of Bristow pleaded guilty...

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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 10/07/2010

Probation for fake Italian 'diplomat'

An American University student who forged license plates and put a State Department decal on his driver's license was sentenced Thursday to probation and community service for claiming diplomatic immunity during a traffic stop. Nicholas A. Marino, 24, told a...

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Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 10/01/2010

Board: Lanier retaliated against union

A labor relations board hearing examiner has ruled that Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy L. Lanier and top police officials unlawfully retaliated against union leaders Kristopher Baumann and Delroy Burton in revoking the two officers’ badges and guns in 2008...

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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 10/01/2010

2 fatally shot in Southeast D.C.

D.C. police are investigating the fatal shooting of two men found Wednesday night in the 3500 block of 22nd Street SE.

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Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 09/30/2010

Union chief's suit can proceed

A federal judge on Thursday denied a request by the District government and police Chief Cathy L. Lanier to dismiss a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit brought by Kristopher Baumann, chairman of the D.C. police labor committee for Fraternal Order of Police...

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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 09/30/2010

Five charged in Hopkins ID theft

Federal authorities announced fraud and identity theft charges Thursday against five Maryland defendants for allegedly stealing patient records at Johns Hopkins Hospital to open credit card accounts. A Sept. 15 indictment was unsealed following the arrest of the last of...

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Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 09/30/2010

New nominee to DC Appeals Court

President Obama on Wednesday nominated New York appellate lawyer Caitlin J. Halligan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, widely viewed as the country’s second most powerful court. Halligan, 43, was New York state solicitor general under...

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Posted at 01:48 AM ET, 09/24/2010

Professor gets 50 months in fraud

A 52-year-old assistant professor at Williams College and former aide to U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) was sentenced Thursday to 50 months in prison and ordered to pay $760,000 in restitution for a lifelong series of student loan, bank and...

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Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 09/22/2010

AU employee sentenced for theft

A longtime American University employee was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison for stealing $400,000 from the school's law review and other journals over nearly seven years, U.S. Attorney for the District Ronald C. Machen Jr....

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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/22/2010

Judge approves protest settlement

A federal judge gave final approval Wednesday to a settlement in which the D.C. government will pay $8.25 million to almost 400 protesters and bystanders swept up in a mass arrest at Pershing Park during a September 2002 demonstration against...

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Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 09/21/2010

Dancer: Strip club didn't pay wages

An exotic dancer has accused the owners of the Louis Rogue’s Gentleman’s Club of violating federal labor laws by not paying wages to dancers, who allegedly must work for tips. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in the...

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Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 09/17/2010

Man gets 4 years for posing as officer

A Prince George’s County man was sentenced to four years in prison Friday for posing as a federal prosecutor and trying to derail cases against him for theft and credit card fraud and for attacking a police officer.

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Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 09/08/2010

Guilty plea in 2008 sea piracy case

A Somali man pleaded guilty in a U.S. federal court Wednesday to a 2008 pirate attack against a Danish-owned freighter in the Gulf of Aden. Jama Idle Ibrahim, born in 1972, entered a plea agreement before U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah...

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Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 09/02/2010

Parents sue Capitol Police in shooting

The parents of a Fort Washington man shot and killed by police just blocks from the U.S. Capitol in July 2009 have filed a wrongful death suit in federal court in the District seeking $50 million in compensatory damages from U.S. Capitol Police.

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Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 08/30/2010

Jail for 4 who aided tax evasion

A federal judge on Monday sentenced to prison four promoters of a Florida company that juries found helped actor Wesley Snipes and dozens of other clients evade more than $1 billion in taxes. U.S. District Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth...

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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/26/2010

Jail for Walter Reed scammer

A former government contractor working as an administrative assistant at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center was sentenced to one year and one day in jail Thursday for stealing $165,477 through phony travel reservations, U.S. Attorney for the District Ronald...

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Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 08/19/2010

Guilty plea in D.C. identity thefts

A District woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy and fraud in connection with a credit card and identity theft ring operating out of Northwest Washington. The ring charged $89,000 to nearly 200 companies and individuals by stealing mail from residential...

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Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 08/17/2010

Judge's prose worthy of spectacular case

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Merrick B. Garland reportedly narrowly missed a nomination to the Supreme Court earlier this year. But the loss to readers of the high court's weighty, sometimes stolid opinions just may be beginning to be felt,...

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Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 08/12/2010

2 years for check-stealing postal worker

A former U.S. Postal Service employee was sentenced Thursday to 25 months in prison and ordered to repay $134,417 in U.S. and District treasury checks that she stole over nearly two years from more than 50 Northeast Washington residents and...

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Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 08/06/2010

Man gets 20 months in DC tech scam

A Northern Virginia technology executive was sentenced to 20 months in prison and was ordered to repay $844,000 for his part in a bribery and corruption scheme that rocked the District’s technology office last year and raised doubts about the city’s administrative oversight. Sushil K. Bansal, 42, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Henry H. Kennedy of the District to two, 20-month terms, to be served concurrently at a minimum-security federal facility in Pennsylvania. Bansal pleaded guilty in April to one count each of bribery and money laundering.

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Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 07/30/2010

Guilty plea in D.C. Craigslist sex attacks

A 26-year-old District man pleaded guilty Friday to two sexual assaults of women he met through Craigslist, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced. Brandon B. Petty was convicted on one count of assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual...

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Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 07/29/2010

Life in prison for PCP kingpin

The head of a drug-trafficking network that supplied PCP, heroin and cocaine in the District and Maryland was sentenced to life in prison and ordered to forfeit $1.1 million in drug proceeds Thursday, ending the career of a man that...

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