Category: Virginia – Eastern District

Four Individuals Indicted for Fraudulently Obtaining Pandemic Unemployment Benefits for Virginia Prison Inmates | USAO-EDVA

NORFOLK, Va. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging four individuals with allegedly participating in a conspiracy to use the personal identifying information of 35 Virginia prison…

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Man Sentenced for Defrauding Nearly 1,700 Victims in $1 Million Small Business Loan Scam | USAO-EDVA

NORFOLK, Va. – A Virginia Beach man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for his role in an internet-based loan scam that defrauded nearly 1,700 owners and prospective…

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Richmond Assisted Living Facility Owner Charged with Elder Fraud Scheme | USAO-EDVA

RICHMOND, Va. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging the former owner of a Richmond-based assisted living facility with allegedly diverting over $800,000 in federal and state…

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Pakistani National Indicted and Sanctioned for Human Smuggling Conspiracy | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging a citizen of Pakistan for allegedly leading a scheme to smuggle undocumented individuals into the United States from…

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Washington, D.C. Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery Spree | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Washington, D.C. man was sentenced today to 21 years in prison in connection with a series of armed robberies that he conducted at multiple banks and…

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Former Intelligence Analyst Pleads Guilty to Disclosing Classified Information | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former intelligence analyst and former military servicemember pleaded guilty today to illegally obtaining classified national defense information and disclosing it to a reporter. “Those who are…

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Former Government Contracting Officer Sentenced for Bribery Conspiracy | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A New Jersey woman was sentenced today to two years in prison for engaging in a bribery and procurement fraud scheme while she served as a contracting…

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EDVA Seizes Seven Websites Used to Collect Personal Information and Illegally Profit from the COVID-19 Pandemic | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced today the seizure of seven websites as part of ongoing efforts by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)…

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Former CEO and Founder of Tech Start-Up Sentenced for $18 Million Investment Fraud Scheme | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The CEO and co-founder of Trustify Inc., a privately-held technology start-up company that connected customers with private investigators, was sentenced to over eight years in prison today…

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Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement from Pentagon Law Enforcement Union | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Quantico man pleaded guilty today to wire fraud in connection with a scheme to embezzle over $380,000 from his former union, which represented federal law enforcement…

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