Western District of Virginia court cases for 4/24-4/28/17

Friday, April 21, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON . US v. Darren Wall (Guilty Plea: April 24 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 24 ADDRESS: Incarcerated Wall is charged with assaulting a corrections officer. . US v. Melissa Huffman (Guilty Plea: April 24 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 46 ADDRESS: Roanoke, Virginia Huffman is charged with embezzlement. . US v. Misael Reyes-Tajimaroa (Guilty Plea: […]

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Gov. McAuliffe denies pardon but commutes Teleguz death sentence

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Gov. McAuliffe denies pardon but commutes Teleguz death sentence

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Stephanie Yvonne Sipe in July 2001. He was scheduled to be […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 4/17-4/21/17

Friday, April 14, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON . US v. Alex Michael Kayian (Guilty Plea: April 18 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 22 ADDRESS: Not Available Kayian is charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. Heather Michelle Sullins, Kaitlynn Elizabeth Chapman, Brandon Lee Stone (Guilty Plea: April 19 at 10:30 a.m.) The defendants are charged with conspiring to distribute […]

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Danville tax preparer, Timothy Harris, indicted on filing false tax returns

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A federal grand jury sitting in Roanoke, Virginia, returned an indictment today charging a Danville, Virginia resident with filing false tax returns, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle for the Western District of Virginia. According to the indictment, Timothy […]

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Virginia couple indicted for using religious missions to hide income

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A grand jury in the Western District of Virginia indicted a Concord, Virginia couple for filing false federal tax returns and conspiring to structure currency transactions, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle for the Western District of Virginia.  The […]

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David Fox of Rocky Mount pleads guilty to coercing teenagers

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Rocky Mount man, who contacted at least two local teenagers via social media and exchanged explicit sexual messages with them and attempted to coerce them into meeting with him to engage in sex acts, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 4/10-4/14/17

Friday, April 7, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON US v. Gary Ginn; John Farmer; Preston Larson (Guilty Plea: April 10 at 1:30 p.m.) The defendants are charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine . US v. Bryan Harr Sr. (Guilty Plea: April 11 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 41 ADDRESS: Not Available Harr is charged with healthcare fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud and wire […]

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De’Shae Webb of Roanoke pleads guilty to drug and gun charges

Thursday, April 6, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man faces up to 30 years in federal prison after pleading guilty this morning in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to federal drug and gun charges, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. De’Shae Antonio Webb, 27, of Roanoke, pled guilty […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 4/3-4/7/17

Friday, March 31, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON . US v. Daniel Cory Cantrell (Sentencing: April 4 at 2:00 p.m.) AGE: 25 ADDRESS: Abingdon, Virginia Cantrell was convicted of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. Christopher Matthew Marsh (Guilty Plea: April 4 at 2:30 p.m.) AGE: 40 ADDRESS: Not Available Marsh is charged with failure to register as a sex […]

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Gov. McAuliffe’s amendment would reinstate the One-Handgun-a-Month law

Monday, March 27, 2017

Gov. McAuliffe's amendment would reinstate the One-Handgun-a-Month law

Governor Terry McAuliffe today proposed amendments to Senate Bill 1023, which would restore Virginia’s One-Handgun-a-Month law that was repealed by Governor McDonnell in 2012. Senate Bill 1023 prohibits sharing of information regarding Virginia concealed handgun permits in the Virginia Criminal Information Network with law enforcement in states that do not recognize a Virginia concealed handgun […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 3/27-3/31/17

Friday, March 24, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON . US v. Amy Lorene Moser (Sentencing: March 27 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 52 ADDRESS: Not Available Moser was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. Steven Michael Salyer (Sentencing: March 27 at 11:00 a.m.) AGE: 27 ADDRESS: Abingdon, Virginia Salyer was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. […]

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Mexico citizen sentenced for multiple illegal entries into the U.S.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A citizen of Mexico, who had been removed from the United States multiple times in recent years, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke on Federal immigration charges, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. Martin Alvarez-Torres, 38, a citizen of […]

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