A retired South American police general has been arraigned in Northern Virginia on felony drug charges, and his lawyer alleged that others have pinned the crimes on him to seek better deals for themselves.
We previously wrote about the case of two men, including one from Northern Virginia, who pleaded guilty to theft charges in the disappearance of nearly $500,000 from fare machines servicing the Washington-area Metro system.
The former head of a Virginia transit system has pleaded guilty to federal charges of stealing government funds, though he disputes the amount the government claims he misused.
The woman known as the "blond bandit," for her alleged role in a series of bank robberies and carjackings, has pleaded not guilty. Her jury trial is scheduled to begin on May 22.
Three Northern Virginia residents are among the latest to be convicted by a federal jury for drug trafficking. It can be difficult to get a fair shake against the federal government, with its seemingly endless amount of resources.
The Metro transportation system has suspended two employees who are facing federal charges in connection with the alleged theft of coins from transit stations in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
In its first two years, the Northern Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force, comprised of officers from local police and federal agencies, has tallied more than 200 state and federal convictions of offenders dealing in drug trafficking, drug sales, robbery, burglary and other criminal acts in the area.
A Virginia Beach man, with a criminal record spanning more than two decades, has been charged in a U.S. District Court for being in possession of a loaded gun, something convicted felons are not allowed to have. Virginia state attorneys introduced the charges, which included marijuana possession, before federal prosecutors took over the case.