Category: Virginia – Eastern District

Hampton Defense Contractor and Employees Indicted on Fraud Charges | USAO-EDVA

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Federal charges were unsealed today in a case involving a Hampton-based business, its owner and employees, and their alleged involvement in an extensive procurement fraud scheme…

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Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Possessing Firearms During Civil Unrest | USAO-EDVA

RICHMOND, Va. – A previously convicted felon pleaded guilty today to a charge related to his possession of an assault rifle, handgun, ballistic vest, and eight magazines of ammunition after…

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Man Pleads Guilty to COVID-19 Fraud Involving Paycheck Protection Program | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An Ashburn man pleaded guilty today to defrauding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a federal initiative designed to help businesses pay their employees and meet their basic…

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Former Army Green Beret Charged in Russian Espionage Conspiracy | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former Army Green Beret was arrested today for allegedly conspiring with Russian intelligence operatives to provide them with United States national defense information. According to court…

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Man Arrested on Charges of $21 Million H-1B Visa Fraud Conspiracy | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Sterling man was arrested today on charges of conspiracy to commit visa fraud and for inducing aliens to come to the United States using fraudulently obtained…

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Alleged Members of Violent Gang Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging seven alleged members of the Reccless Tigers street gang with various crimes including racketeering conspiracy, murder, kidnapping, drug…

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Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Image of Child Sexual Abuse | USAO-EDVA

NORFOLK, Va. – A Keswick man pleaded guilty today to his role in producing images of child sexual abuse and attempting to meet a minor for sex. According to court…

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Man Sentenced for Gang-Related Shootout at Music Studio | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A previously convicted felon was sentenced yesterday to over four years in prison for his involvement in a gang-related shootout at a recording studio in Alexandria in…

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Former Leesburg Resident Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offense | USAO-EDVA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A man who previously resided in Leesburg pleaded guilty yesterday to downloading images of child sexual abuse over the internet. According to court documents, Jason E. Holmes,…

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Former Medical Student Pleads Guilty to Online Sextortion Scheme | USAO-EDVA

NORFOLK, Va. – A Canadian man pleaded guilty yesterday to orchestrating an online sextortion scheme and producing images of child sexual abuse. “Marco Viscomi’s criminal conduct is nothing short of…

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