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Alexandria Woman Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the American Conservative Union


This story comes to us from Peter Carr:

  ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Diana Carr, 56, of Alexandria, Va., pleaded guilty today embezzling from the American Conservative Union (ACU). 

Be Cautious When Donating to Help Victims in Japan

Be Cautious When Donating to Help Victims in Japan

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

A tragic event, such as an earthquake or hurricane, often prompts an outpouring of assistance from well-meaning citizens. The FBI reminds consumers who receive appeals to donate money in the aftermath of a natural disaster to apply a critical eye and do their due diligence before responding to requests. Past tragedies and natural disasters have prompted individuals with criminal intent to solicit contributions purportedly for a charitable organization and/or good cause. Before making a donation of any kind, consumers should adhere to certain guidelines, including the following:

Fifth Suspect Turns Self Over to LCSO in Connection with Friday Night Stabbing in Sterling

From Loudoun Sheriff:

Loudoun County, VA: A fifth suspect in the November 12, 2010 mob assault and stabbing that occurred in Sterling, Virginia has turned himself over to authorities. 

Fredy F. Alfaro, 19, of Reston, Virginia turned himself over to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office on November 16th. Also charged in the case were Alexander Garcia, 25, and Matias C. Garcia, 20, Manuel O. Rivera, 26, of Herndon, VA and Christopher A. Bryant, 21, of Sterling. All five men were charged with simple assault by mob (misdemeanor) and assault by mob (felony). 

The arrests stem from a November 12, 2010 assault and stabbing that occurred around 11:40 p.m. in the 46900 block of Community Plaza. A 17-year-old male from Sterling and a 20-year-old male from Ashburn were walking in the area when they were approached by several unknown subjects. The subjects began assaulting the two victims and the 17-year-old was stabbed during the assault.  

Owner of Fairfax Bar Convicted of Setting Fire to His Business

From United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia:

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A federal jury today convicted Ajmal A. Aman, 29, of Herndon, Va., of setting fire to Bridges Billiards & Grill in Fairfax, Va.

        Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Edgar A. Domenech, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division, and David Rohr, Fire Chief for the City of Fairfax, made the announcement after the verdict was accepted by United States District Judge T.S. Ellis, III. Aman will face a mandatory minimum period of five years imprisonment and faces a maximum of 20 years imprisonment when he is sentenced on Jan. 14, 2011.

Former Chaplain Pleads Guilty to Child Molestation

A 44-year-old former chaplain of Alvernia University pleaded guilted to child molestation in Fairfax County court this week. According to officials, Felix Owino was visiting an 11-year-old girl's home in Herndon, VA this past July when he inappropriately touched the girl. Owino will face up to 5 years in prison and is currently being held in Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bail. Officials say his sentencing is scheduled for this December.

16th Session of Herndon Citizens Police Academy

The Herndon Citizens Police Academy is holding its 16th session starting on September 1. The academy is designed to give citizens of Herndon a better understanding of the police operations in the town. The session will run through November 17, running a total of 12 weeks.

Some topics that will be covered by the Herndon Police and representatives from the Fairfax County Judicial System are firearms training, traffic enforcement, gang activity, and community policing. The academy presents information in a classroom setting as well as through “on-the-street” demonstrations.

In order to participate in the academy you must be at 18 years old and have no criminal record. Herndon residents will get first priority. Applications can be downloaded here: http://www.herndon-va.gov/Content/public_safety/CPA/Application%20packet%202010.pdf.