Western District of Virginia court cases for 1/9-1/13/17

Friday, January 6, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISION . US v. James William Mills (Sentencing: January 9 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 51 ADDRESS: Skaneateles, New York Mills was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States Food and Drug Administration. . US v. Deneka Shenelle Mullins (Sentencing: January 9 at 2:00 p.m.) AGE: 33 ADDRESS: Coeburn, Virginia Mullins was convicted of […]

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Chauncey Lenard Davis sentenced on drug and gun charges

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the sentencing of a Roanoke man on federal drug and gun charges. Chauncey Lenard Davis, 39, of Roanoke, who previously pled guilty to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute heroin and one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a previously convicted […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 12/19-12/23/16

Friday, December 16, 2016

ROANOKE DIVISION . US v. Tim Scott Anderson (Sentencing: December 19 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 50 ADDRESS: Wytheville, Virginia Anderson was convicted of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. Jared Allen Blevins (Sentencing: December 19 at 2:30 p.m.) AGE: 34 ADDRESS: Marion, Virginia Blevins was convicted of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. […]

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Virginia Dupont facility $50 million settlement largest natural resource damage settlement in Virginia’s history

Thursday, December 15, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Departments of Justice and the Interior joined with the Commonwealth of Virginia today to announce a proposed settlement with DuPont valued at approximately $50 million to resolve claims stemming from the release of mercury from the former E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) facility in Waynesboro, Virginia.  Over 100 miles […]

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Western District of Virginia collects over $9 million in civil and criminal actions – DOJ collects $15 billion

Thursday, December 15, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today that the Western District of Virginia collected $9,663,834 in criminal and civil actions in fiscal year 2016. Of this amount, $9,266,499 was collected in criminal actions and $397,334 was collected in civil actions. Additionally, the Western District of Virginia worked with other U.S. […]

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Two sentenced as part of gang who killed Officer Kevin Quick

Monday, December 12, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A pair of gang members, who were convicted earlier this year of federal racketeering [RICO] charges in relation to a string of violent robberies and the abduction and murder of an off-duty, reserve police captain, were 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 12/12-12/16/16

Friday, December 9, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION US v. Jonathan Bowerbank (Sentencing: December 12 at 2:30 p.m.) AGE: 57 ADDRESS: Rosedale, Virginia Bowerbank was convicted of defrauding the Social Security Administration. . US v. Angel Soliz, Sr. (Sentencing: December 13 at 2:30 p.m.) AGE: 56 ADDRESS: Houston, Texas The defendant was convicted of methamphetamine conspiracy charges. . US v. Angel […]

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Marlin Webb admits to being part of conspiracy to defraud FDA

Friday, December 9, 2016

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – The former store manager of the Carroll County Cooperative pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon to conspiring to defraud the Food and Drug Administration [FDA], United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. According to evidence presented at today’s guilty plea […]

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Roanoke City receives “Policing in the 21st Century” Grants

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Roanoke City is the recipient of 3 of thirty-six (36) community policing grants awarded in support of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s “Policing in the 21st Century” Initiative today. The grants were approved by the Criminal Justice Services Board at a meeting today in Richmond. Director Fran Ecker of the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), which […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 12/5-12/9/16

Friday, December 2, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION. US v. Justin Michael Lowe (Guilty Plea: December 5 at 1:30 p.m.) AGE: 24 ADDRESS: Not Available Lowe is charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and oxycodone. . US v. Brandon Cody Trivett (Guilty Plea: December 5 at 1:30 p.m.) AGE: 23 ADDRESS: Not Available Trivett is charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine […]

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Deborah Branch, Melissa Harr and Bryan Harr Sr. indicted on healthcare fraud charges

Thursday, December 1, 2016

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury, sitting in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, has indicted three individuals with healthcare fraud charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. and Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today. The grand jury has charged Deborah Branch, 64, Melissa […]

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Jon Dumire of Roanoke sentenced on federal firearms charge

Monday, November 21, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who was previously convicted of a crime and therefore prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm, was sentenced today on a federal firearms charge, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Jon Phillip Dumire, 23, of Roanoke, previously pled guilty in the United States District Court for […]

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