Category: Virginia – Western District

Dutch National Affiliated with “Bugaloo Bois” Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of a Firearm | USAO-WDVA

ABINGDON, Va.- Jaap Willem Lijbers, a Dutch national and member of the Bugaloo Bois, pleaded guilty yesterday to illegally possessing a firearm while being unlawfully present in the United States….

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Russell County Man Sentenced for Possessing, Selling Explosives | USAO-WDVA

ABINGDON, Va. – A Castlewood, Virginia man, who illegally possessed military grade explosives, was sentenced yesterday  in U.S. District Court in Abingdon to 72 months in federal prison, Acting United…

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Wise County Man Pleads Guilty to Unemployment Fraud Scheme | USAO-WDVA

ABINGDON, Va.-  Travis Kilgore, a Wise, Va., man who conspired to file for fraudulent pandemic unemployment benefits, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Abingdon to charges he conspired…

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Madison Heights Man Sentenced to Over 20 Years in Drug Conspiracy | USAO-WDVA

LYNCHBURG, Va. –  Eric Joseph Gravette, who was convicted in September 2020 of federal drug conspiracy and weapons charges, was sentenced recently in U.S. District Court in Lynchburg to 262…

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Bristol, Virginia Woman Sentenced on Conspiracy to Defraud Charges | USAO-WDVA

ABINGDON, Va. – Kathleen Littleford, a Bristol, Virginia, woman who fraudulently opened several bank accounts, deposited counterfeit checks, and shipped large quantities of cash to various individuals across the country…

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Inmate at USP Lee Sentenced for Unlawfully Possessing Weapons | USAO-WDVA

ABINGDON, Va. – Daniel Lee Wade, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary (USP) Lee in Jonesville, Virginia, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Abingdon to 48 months…

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Marion Man Sentenced to 324 Months in Prison for Coercing Minors via Snapchat | USAO-WDVA

ABINGDON, Va.- Hunter Royal, a Marion, Virginia man who used Snapchat to contact numerous underage girls and coerce them into sending him sexually explicit photos, was sentenced yesterday in U.S….

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United States Attorney’s Office, FBI Warn Residents of Online Dangers | USAO-WDVA

ROANOKE, Va. –  As the world continues to operate in a more virtual environment due to COVID-19 restrictions, Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar and Christopher R. Derrickson, Acting…

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Former Roanoke-Area EMS Worker Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Fentanyl and Hydromorphone | USAO-WDVA

ROANOKE, Va. – Jeffery Leedy, a former emergency medical services worker for Roanoke County Emergency Medical Services, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke to tampering with vials…

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Berryville Man Sentenced to 90 Months, Required to Forfeit Firearms for Illegal Possession of Guns, Distribution of Cocaine | USAO-WDVA

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Cironta Commander, who pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, was sentenced this week in…

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