Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Attorney’s Office’

New Task Force Aims to Reduce Robberies in D.C.

It handles both street crime and crimes committed on D.C.'s Metro system.

Alonzo Smith’s Mother to Call for Second Autopsy, ‘Truly Independent’ Investigation Into Son’s Death

Beverly Smith will hold a press conference tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Marbury Plaza Apartments.

Federal, D.C. Officials Present on Synthetic-Drug Dangers at Local Homeless Shelter

More than 100 people filled the auditorium of Central Union Mission to listen to officials discuss the risks of synthetic drugs.

Man Pleads Guilty to Attacking Girl on H Street NE in Middle of Day While on PCP

A D.C. man pleaded guilty to attacking and attempting to sexually assault a 9-year-old girl in the middle of the day on H Street NE.
Demetrick Littlejohn, 27, pleaded guilty Friday in D.C.'s Superior Court to one count of attempted second-degree child sexual abuse in a type of plea where he did not actually admit to committing [...]

The Consequences of Getting Khat

Once, at the Diredawa Cafe, you could get stuff like coffee, tea, and bread. After the police raided the place in May, you couldn't get anything.
A judge has issued a "stay-away order" barring Etana Shuremu, the proprietor of the Georgia Avenue NW shop, from even visiting it.
That's because cops believe Shuremu was dealing khat, [...]

Kid Brings Cocaine Into Thomson Elementary, Shares His Stash

Today, a kid briefly turned his elementary school into Studio 54, bringing in a little cocaine. At least enough to share with four other students. DCPS has the details:
"Today, a student Thomson Elementary School brought an undetermined amount of cocaine to school and shared it with others in his class. Four of the students who [...]

D.C. Detective Convicted of Assault

A Metropolitan Police Department detective has been convicted of one count of simple assault, and one count of fleeing and eluding. Detective William J. Witkowski is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 25. Witkowski was found guilty on Jan. 31 following a bench trial in D.C. Superior Court. A simple assault charge carries [...]

DC9 Case: That Night’s Brawl

Months later, we're still putting the pieces together.
An hour before the Oct. 15 incident that would end with Ali Ahmed Mohammed dead, a fight broke out at DC9. That's according to Damon Dixon, 37, a bartender there. The fight, which occurred around 1:30 a.m., allegedly involved Georgio Tuccio, 21. Dixon describes the moments before the fight [...]

Police Wanted Drive-By Suspect Locked Up Last Week

UPDATED 11:40 P.M.
In the days leading up to last night's horrendous drive-by shooting in Washington Highlands, police had sought an arrest warrant for one of the men thought to have carried out the crime.
Orlando Simms Carter, 26 20, now under arrest for the deadly drive-by, was suspected by police to have played a part in [...]

The Reason Why Prosecutors May Not Charge Barry

On Tuesday, Robert S. Bennett laid out an astonishingly detailed case against Ward 8 Councilmember Marion S. Barry Jr. and concluded that the matter should be referred to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Bennett's conclusion raises the rather comical notion that the U.S. Attorney's Office consists of a bunch of bureaucrats sitting around the office waiting for [...]

Wizards’ Crittenton Charged; Pleads Guilty

Wizards Guard Javaris Crittenton has been charged with two gun violations: one felony unlawful possession of a firearm and one misdemeanor attempting to carry a pistol without a license. A hearing on the matter in D.C. Superior Court is scheduled for like five minutes from now. Print out your very own  PDF of the Crittenton [...]

‘Little Head’ Gets Shot In The Leg, Lies About It

If anyone has learned anything from this week it's that you shouldn't lie about guns. Dante "Little Head" Vaughn has learned that lesson the hard way—with a jury conviction.
Yesterday, a D.C. Superior Court jury found Little Head, 29, guilty of obstruction of justice for repeatedly lying about a shooting incident in April 2008.
Little Head was [...]

Gilbert Arenas Finally Makes Smart Move, Nabs Experienced Attorney

USA Today reports that Wizards "star"/Twitter writer Gilbert Arenas has released a statement along with his attorney Ken Wainstein. Arenas couldn't have picked a better lawyer to handle his growing p.r. disaster over his alleged gun show inside the Wizards' locker room shortly before Christmas.  Wainstein used to be the U.S. Attorney for D.C. If [...]

Breaking: Two Corrections Officers Busted On Bribery Charges

The U.S. Attorney's Office has just filed arrest warrants for two corrections officers and a civilian accomplice on bribery charges. The officers worked at the Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF). The officers accepted bribes in return for smuggling cigarettes bundled in duct tape,  cellphones, and an iPod Touch to inmates at the jail.
According to court documents, [...]

Ex-Club Owner Found Guilty Of Tax Evasion

Today, Abdul Karim Khanu was found guilty in federal court of tax evasion. Khanu, 42, had been a prominent nightclub owner. At one point, he operated DC Live, Platinum, and H2O. Now, he is facing a maximum of 10 year prison term.
According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:
"Khanu owned and operated two [...]