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June 2012

On June 21, 2012 a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) in United States v. Chi Mak. Mak was ultimately convicted of one count of conspiracy to violate the

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On June 20, 2012, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia indicted Laquan Draper and Angelo Draper for their alleged participation in an eight-week robbery spree in July of 2011, spanning Norfolk to Roanoke, VA. As alleged

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Bryan M. Marchand, 39, a former background investigator who did work under contract for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), was sentenced yesterday to three months in jail on a charge stemming from the alleged falsification of work on

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On June 14, 2012 seven individuals and four check cashing businesses were charged in the Eastern District of New York and the Central District of California for their alleged roles in separate schemes to violate the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”).

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Lorie Monroe, 51, of Richmond, Virginia, was sentenced yesterday to 37 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to receive health care kickbacks, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. In addition,

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On June 6, 2012 the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia announced that Lionel Jason Haynes was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for bank fraud (18 U.S.C. 1344) and aggravated identity theft (18 U.S.C.

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Three members of a family living together in Fauquier County, Virginia, were arrested and made their initial appearances last week for allegedly conspiring to distribute prescription pain medication from their home since at least 2009. Vernon Scott Carter, 55, his

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