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United States of America v. Robert Louis Fowler

Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Abingdon, Virginia

Abingdon, VA - Rural Retreat Man Sentenced for Aiding Counterfeiting Scheme and for Firearm Offenses

A Rural Retreat man, who aided another man with a counterfeiting scheme, provided a firearm to him, and possessed stolen firearms was sentenced November 1, 2017 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon.

Robert Louis Fowler, 38, was sente... More...
   $8500 (11-01-2017 - VA)

United States of America v. Kevin Khaaliq1 Beamon

Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - Man Sentenced for Possessing a Firearm After Federal Felony Conviction and Violating the Terms of his Supervised Release

Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced KEVIN KHAALIQ BEAMON, 28, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, to 71 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release for Possession of a Firearm as a Convicted Felon and 19 months im... More...
   $0 (09-04-2017 - VA)

United States of America v. Justin Andrew Brown and Robert Lewis Jones

Federal Courthouse - Abington, Virginia

Abington, VA - Former Correctional Officer at Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Abingdon Pleads Guilty - Robert Jones, Justin Brown Admit to Public Corruption Charges

Two men, one a correctional officer at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Abingdon, who agreed to smuggle a variety of contraband items into the facility pled guilty August 8, 2017 in the United States District Court ... More...
   $0 (08-10-2017 - VA)

United States of America v. Preston Holmes and Matthew Jones

Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Two Men Convicted For Virginia Gun Store Burglaries

The United States of America charged Preston Holmes, 23, and Matthew Jones, 23, with:


Count: 1 Citation: 18:371.F Offense Level: 4
18:371 Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Firearms from Federal Firearms Licensees FORFEIT
Count: 2 Citation: 18:922U.F Offense Level: 4
... More...
   $0 (07-03-2017 - VA)

United States of America v. Michael Ovall Jackson

Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk, VA - Operation Riptide Takedown Results in 16 Convictions

Over 150 law enforcement agents and officers executed a takedown on March 1, arresting dozens of individuals for their respective roles in selling drugs and guns in Norfolk. Today, the final federal defendant pleaded guilty to firearm and drug charges, bringing the total number of convictions to 16 within four months of th... More...
   $0 (06-30-2017 - VA)

Curtis Cox v. Snap, Inc.

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse

In this diversity action for breach of contract, SNAP, Inc. appeals from the grant of summary judgment to Curtis Cox. The district court concluded that SNAP breached its contract with Cox by refusing to repurchase stock options the contract granted to him and awarded Cox $637,867.42 in damages, the full value of his options plus interest. On appeal, SNAP argues that the contract itself did not con... More...   $0 (06-14-2017 - VA)

United States of America v. Michael Murphy

Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk, VA - Serial Child Molester Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

A registered sex offender who was collecting child pornography was sentenced to 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release.

Michael Murphy, 68, of Norfolk, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on Dec. 28, 2016. According to court documents, Murphy was identified by the Norfolk Police Dep... More...
   $0 (04-11-2017 - VA)

Unit Owners Association of Buildamerica-1 v. Harry F. Gillman

The Unit Owners Association of BuildAmerica-1, a condominium, filed its bill to enforce liens recorded against condominium units owned by Harry F. Gillman and Saundra K. Gillman based upon fines it had levied for alleged violations by them of its rules and regulations. It also sought to enjoin the Gillmans from bringing their garbage trucks onto the common elements of the condominium. The Gillman... More...   $0 (06-18-1982 - VA)

United States of America v. Seth Shaver

Alexandria, VA - Warrenton Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of an Unregistered Firearm

Seth Shaver, 26, of Warrenton, pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm.

According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, on Aug. 24, 2016, officers of the Warrenton Police Department (WPD) responded to Shaver’s home for a report of a shooting. During a subsequen... More...
   $0 (03-02-2017 - VA)

United States of America v. Charles K. Young

Newport News, VA. - James City County Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

Charles K. Young, 69, of James City County, pleaded guilty today to receipt of child pornography.

According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, in August 2016, a family member of Young’s called the James City County Police to report that Young was in possession of child pornog... More...
   $0 (02-01-2017 - VA)

United States of America v. Elbrendel Edwards

Richmond, VA - Career Criminal Sentenced to 30 Years for Heroin and Gun Crimes

Elbrendel Edwards, 42, of Richmond, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

Edwards pleaded guilty on July 22. According to court documents, Edwards distributed approximately 12 kilograms of cocaine and approx... More...
   $0 (10-28-2016 - VA)


A jury convicted Herrington of possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance with
the intent to sell or distribute in violation of Code § 18.2-248. Herrington appealed his
conviction to the Court of Appeals, which affirmed the conviction in an unpublished opinion.
Herrington was charged by warrant of arrest with possession of a Schedule I or II
controlled substance wi... More...
   $0 (04-10-2016 - VA)

Michael Paul Reid v. Commonwealth of Virginia

At trial, two witnesses (Christina Etienne and Alexander Williams, or “the victims”)
testified to similar interactions with Reid, although their interactions occurred months apart. On
both occasions, while driving near the Newport News Shipyard, Reid flagged the victim down.
He told them that he worked at the Shipyard and that his car had been towed for parking
illegally. He... More...
   $0 (03-28-2016 - VA)

Justina Alice Dunne v. Commonwealth of Virginia

“When considering a challenge to the sufficiency of evidence on appeal, we review the
evidence in the light most favorable to the prevailing party at trial and consider all inferences
fairly deducible from that evidence.” Jones v. Commonwealth, 276 Va. 121, 124, 661 S.E.2d
412, 414 (2008).
In February of 2014, Conner Sullivan, a student at the Virginia Military Institute
... More...
   $0 (03-28-2016 - VA)

Christian John Prekker v. Commonwealth of Virginia

In 2012, while seventeen years old, appellant was adjudicated delinquent for two instances
of violating Code § 18.2-248(G), possession with intent to distribute imitation cocaine. The
violations of Code § 18.2-248(G) would have been non-violent felonies if appellant had been an
adult when he committed the offenses. Appellant does not dispute that he was over the age of
fiftee... More...
   $0 (03-28-2016 - VA)

Juan Daniel Vaca Diez Nunez v. Commonwealth of Virginia

Nunez was charged under Code § 18.2-250 with possession of an illegal drug. On
September 9, 2013, he entered a plea of guilty to the charge. After hearing the Commonwealth’s
proffer of evidence, the trial court found the evidence sufficient for guilt but withheld the finding of
guilt. The court ordered a presentence report and scheduled a hearing for November 15, 2013.
At... More...
   $0 (03-28-2016 - VA)

United States of America v. Travis France

Travis Nathaniel France pled guilty pursuant to a plea agreement to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A) (2012), and was sentenced in December 2009 as a career offender to 262 months’ imprisonment. See U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual § 4B1.1. He later filed an 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) (2012) motion to reduce his s... More...   $0 (02-02-2016 - VA)

United States of America v. Benjamin Frank Barrett, Jr.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Benjamin Frank Barrett, Jr., 47, of Hampton, was sentenced today to 264 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release for his participation in a conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl, as well as distribution of fentanyl which resulted in death.

Barrett pleaded guilty on Oct. 5, 2015. According to court doc... More...
   $0 (01-13-2016 - VA)

United States of America v. Eduardo Bueno

NORFOLK, Va. – Eduardo Bueno, 41, of Portsmouth, was indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography.

According to the indictment and other court documents, law enforcement authorities were alerted when a customer attempted to save images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct on their internet cloud account. Homeland Securit... More...
   $0 (01-20-2016 - VA)

US v. Jeremy Saunders

Jeremy Lynn Saunders pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute narcotics, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A) (2012), and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (2012). The district court sentenced him to a term of 300 months in prison. In accordance with Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Saunders’ attorney... More...   $0 (01-07-2016 - VA)

United States of America v. Irek Ilgiz Hamidullin

Richmond, VA - Irek Ilgiz Hamidullin, 55, a Russian national and former Russian army tank commander, was sentenced today to life plus 30 years in prison for conspiring to shoot down American helicopters and to kill U.S. and Afghan soldiers, conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction, and several other charges relating to an attack he led on U.S. and Afghan forces in Afghanistan in November 200... More...   $0 (12-03-2015 - VA)

United States of America v. Eddie K. Mazell

Norfolk, VA - Portsmouth Man Sentenced for Role in Heroin Distribution Operation

Eddie K. Mazell, II, 30, of Portsmouth, was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Mazell pleaded guilty on Sept. 4, 2015. According to court documents, a canine unit from the Norfolk Police Department alerted on a Federal Express package for the pre... More...
   $0 (12-04-2015 - VA)

United States v. Freeman

On September 25, 2014, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Defendant Ralph Freeman ("Defendant") with one count of receipt of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2) ("Count One") and one count of possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(4) ("Count Two"). [Dkt. 16.] On November 20, 2014 [Dkt. 49], and again on the first day of t... More...   $0 (12-06-2015 - VA)

United States of America v. Theodore M. Vann a/k/a/ "Flatline"

Norfolk, VA - Leader of Portsmouth Bloods Gang Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

Theodore M. Vann, aka Flatline, 33, of Portsmouth, who was the highest-ranking member of the Gorilla Mafia Piru, a Bloods gang set based in Portsmouth, was sentenced today to 192 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin and being a felon in possession of a firearm. In connection with this convictio... More...
   $0 (11-16-2015 - VA)

Dominique Desmond Hampton v. Commonwealth of Virginia

Dominique Desmond Hampton (“Hampton”) appeals his convictions from the Circuit
Court of the City of Danville (the “circuit court”) for possession of a firearm by a violent felon in
violation of Code § 18.2-308.2, breaking and entering while armed with a deadly weapon in
violation of Code § 18.2-90, and use of a firearm in the commission of robbery in violation of
Code § 18.2-53... More...
   $0 (11-17-2015 - VA)

United States of America v. Lawrence Monte Morgan

Alexandria, VA - Straw Purchaser of Gun Used in Multiple D.C. Shootings Sentenced

Lawrence Monte Morgan, 24, of Waldorf, Maryland, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for his role in the illegal purchase of 12 guns, including one gun that was used in multiple shootings in Washington, D.C.

“Prosecuting straw purchasers is... More...
   $0 (11-06-2015 - VA)

United States of America v. Wesley Paul Hadsell

Norfolk, VA - Norfolk Man Pleads Guilty to Felon in Possession of Ammunition Charge

Wesley Paul Hadsell, 37, of Norfolk, pleaded guilty to the charge of being a felon in possession of ammunition.

In a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Hadsell admitted that on Dec. 23, 2013, he purchased ammunition at Bob’s Gun Shop in Norfolk. He further admitted that on Dec. 31,... More...
   $0 (11-06-2015 - VA)

United States of America v. Michael Newman

Newport News, VA - Richmond Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

Michael Newman, 37 of Richmond, pleaded guilty today to charges of conspiring to distribute marijuana and ethylone.

According to a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Newman was located at a closed gas station in James City County on May 10, 2015, and found to be in possession of marijuana, ethylone, drug... More...
   $0 (10-22-2015 - VA)

United States of America v. Cornelius J. Gaymon

Norfolk, VA - Norfolk Men Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and other Narcotics

Cornelius J. Gaymon, 35, of Norfolk, a 10-time convicted felon, was sentenced today to 151 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin. Co-conspirator Tedrick O. Speller, 33, of Norfolk, was sentenced to 84 months in prison on Oct. 5, 2015.

Gaymon pleaded ... More...
   $0 (10-23-2015 - VA)

Escamilla v. Superintendent

Felipe Melendez Escamilla was admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent
resident in 1999. He was arrested in 2003, after being caught removing radios from automobiles,
and charged with one count of grand larceny and three counts of tampering with a vehicle.
Escamilla pled guilty in the General District Court of Stafford County to petit larceny and to the
three misde... More...
   $0 (10-29-2015 - VA)

United States of America v. Khadim Mybogye Taylor

Richmond, VA - Richmond Felon Caught with Gun and Ammunition Pleads Guilty

Khadim Myboye Taylor, 29, of Richmond, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of a weapon by a previously convicted felon.

In a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Taylor was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his co-defendant, Joshua Brooks, 28, of Richmond, when Richmond police officers st... More...
   $0 (10-20-2015 - VA)

United States of America v. Philip Barnard, Jr.

Alexandria, VA - McLean Man Sentenced to Prison for Gold Investment Fraud Scheme

Philip Barnard, Jr., 54, of McLean, was sentenced to 63 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for one count of wire fraud and three counts of money laundering for his role in a gold investment fraud scheme involving multiple investors and up to $1 million in investor deposits. Barna... More...
   $0 (10-13-2015 - VA)

Jarrell v. Hospital for Special Care

To make out a prima facie case of discrimination in violation of Title VII, a plaintiff has the burden of establishing that: (1) he is a member of a protected class; (2) he performed the job satisfactorily or was qualified for the position; (3) an adverse employment action took place; and (4) the action occurred under circumstances giving rise to an inference of discrimination. See McDonnell Doug... More...   $0 (09-25-2015 - VA)

American Tradition Inst. v. Rector and Visitors

In this appeal, we consider whether the Circuit Court of Prince William County ("trial court") erred by denying a request for disclosure of certain documents under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act ("VFOIA"), Code § 2.2-3700 et seq., and whether a public body may impose charges for the cost of reviewing documents under the statutory exclusion.

Dr. Michael Mann ("Professor Mann") i... More...
   $0 (09-20-2015 - VA)

Owens v. DRS Automotive FantomWorks, Inc.

This appeal arises out of a dispute concerning the repair and renovation of an antique automobile. It requires us to decide whether the plaintiffs' evidence was sufficient to support their allegations of both common law fraud and violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act ("VCPA"), Code § 59.1-196, et seq.

In July 2012, Virginia Beach residents Richard L. Owens, Sr. and his wife... More...
   $0 (09-20-2015 - VA)

Synchronized Constr. Servs. v. Prav Lodging

In this appeal we consider whether a general contractor, who has no pecuniary interest in the bond posted to release the real estate subject to a subcontractor's mechanic's lien, is a necessary party to a subcontractor's mechanic's lien enforcement action.

In 2008, Prav Lodging, L.L.C. ("Prav") acquired a parcel of real estate in Orange County, Virginia to build a hotel facility. Secure... More...
   $0 (09-20-2015 - VA)

Lee v. Spoden

In 1994, Lee started SHC, a consulting company providing services to healthcare
organizations and professionals. In 1995, Lee and Spoden married. That same year, Lee granted Spoden a 50% ownership interest in SHC.1 In 2004, SHC purchased real property in Sarasota,
Florida (the “Florida Property”).
In 2009, Spoden filed for divorce. As part of the divorce proceeding, Lee and Spo... More...
   $0 (09-18-2015 - VA)

SD3, LLC; Sawstop, LLC v. Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc.

SD3, LLC and its subsidiary, SawStop, LLC (together, “SawStop”), contend that several major table-saw manufacturers conspired to boycott SawStop’s safety technology and corrupt a private safety-standard-setting process, all with the aim of keeping that technology off the market. Consequently, SawStop sued nearly two dozen saw manufacturers and affiliated entities, alleging that they violated § 1 o... More...   $0 (09-15-2015 - VA)

United States of America v. 37 Gang Members

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A multi-year investigation into the Nine Trey Gangsters Bloods criminal street gang, a set of the East Coast United Blood Nation, concluded yesterday as the final defendant in the district wide investigation pleaded guilty.

The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation into the Nine Trey Gangsters, designated Operation Ruby Red and Operation Full... More...
   $0 (09-04-2015 - VA)

United States of America v. Antonio Frazier

In January 2014, Frazier was approached by police in a housing project in Richmond, Virginia. He began to run, but he slipped and fell. As Frazier lay on the ground, officers observed a black semi-automatic Ruger 9mm handgun in his hand. Frazier was arrested. A search of his person revealed a clear, plastic sandwich bag that contained seven individually wrapped plastic bag corners, which Frazi... More...   $0 (08-30-2015 - VA)

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