Category: Virginia – Eastern District

New York Man Sentenced for Threatening Public Officials | USAO-EDVA

RICHMOND, Va. – A New York man was sentenced today to more than 9 years in federal prison for mailing threatening letters to a federal law enforcement officer with the…

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Two Men Convicted of Laundering Proceeds of a Business Email Compromise Scheme | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A federal jury convicted two individuals yesterday on charges of money laundering as part of a business email compromise (BEC) scheme. According to court records and evidence…

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Chesapeake Man Sentenced for Child Exploitation | USAO-EDVA

NORFOLK, Va. – A Chesapeake man was sentenced today to 17.5 years in prison for transportation of child pornography. According to court documents, in November 2020, Anthony Kandalepas, 20, drove…

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Richmond Man Pleads Guilty to Straw Purchasing Firearms from Virginia Firearms Dealers | USAO-EDVA

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man pleaded guilty yesterday to federal firearm charges for conspiring to straw purchase firearms from licensed firearms dealers throughout Virginia. According to court documents, Tre’Shawn…

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Goochland Powhatan Community Services Agrees to Settle Americans with Disabilities Act Complaint | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The United States Attorney’s Office announced a settlement agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with Goochland Powhatan Community Services (GPCS), which is the Community Service…

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Virginia Landlords to Pay $225,000 for Alleged Violations of the SCRA | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Justice Department today announced that two Virginia landlords have agreed to pay $225,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by…

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Two Norfolk Methamphetamine Distributors Convicted | USAO-EDVA

NORFOLK, Va. – U.S. District Judge Roderick C. Young convicted a Norfolk man and woman yesterday on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, opening…

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Fentanyl Trafficker Sentenced to Over 13 Years in Prison | USAO-EDVA

RICHMOND, Va. – A Sterling man was sentenced today to 162 months in prison for distributing fentanyl. According to court documents, Salahudin Mitchell, 39, distributed fentanyl in the Petersburg area…

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Leading ISIS Media Figure and Foreign Fighter Sentenced to Life Imprisonment | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Saudi-born Canadian citizen was sentenced today to life imprisonment for conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated…

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Former Federal Employee Pleads Guilty to $2M Unemployment Benefits Fraud Scheme | USAO-EDVA

RICHMOND, Va. – A Pleasant Hill, California, woman pleaded guilty today to participating in a conspiracy to defraud multiple state workforce agencies of COVID-19 pandemic-related benefits intended for unemployed workers. …

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