Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Attorney’s Office’

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 [...]

Graham Slams Feds At Community Meeting; Claims His Remarks Were ‘Off The Record’

Councilmember Jim Graham has generally kept quiet on the taxicab bribery case that has so far snared his right-hand-man Ted Loza. But at a recent Kalorama Citizens Association meeting, Graham apparently couldn't help himself. According to sources in attendance, he blasted federal law enforcement for busting Loza.
Recalls one source who was there: “[Graham] basically said [...]

Court Hands D.C. an Obscure Home Rule Defeat

This afternoon, Legal Times' Mike Scarcella notes that an odd dispute between D.C.'s federal and local prosecutors has been settled by the D.C. Court of Appeals.
The District lost.
The implications of the ruling are narrow but sharp: It pretty much puts the kibosh on any attempts, short of congressional action, to expand the Office of the [...]

Case Dismissed: The Latest AHOD Stats Are Here!

The D.C. Police Department has heralded its latest All Hands On Deck weekend with a press release. This AHOD took place between the early morning hours of July 10 to the early morning hours of July 12. The all gambit produced 519 arrests and one closed homicide case.
As all AHOD scholars know the bulk number [...]

Barry Press Conference: ‘Hearts Are Full’ Edition

At a little after 9 p.m., Councilmember Marion Barry spokesperson Natalie Williams began another hastily scheduled press conference in front of the Wilson Building by thanking the U.S. Attorney's Office for dropping the stalking charge against the councilmember. Prosecutors had announced three hours earlier that they would not press on with the stalking case. "Our [...]

Donna Watts-Brighthaupt Responds To Barry Stalking Charges Being Dropped

This evening, City Desk reached Donna Watts-Brighthaupt to get her reaction to the U.S. Attorney's Office announcement that it has declined to prosecute the stalking case against Marion Barry. As everyone knows by now, Barry had quite the obsession with her. The obsession culminated in the councilmember getting locked up over the July 4 weekend [...]

Prosecutors Drop Marion Barry Stalking Charge

6:42 p.m. Update: When asked whether the U.S. Attorney's Office is looking into the allegations surrounding Barry's payments to Donna Watts-Brighthaupt, spokesperson Benjamin Friedman issued this statement:
"I cannot confirm or deny the existence of an on-going investigation."
The U.S. Attorney's Office has announced that it will not be pursing the stalking charge against Councilmember Marion Barry. [...]

On Barry’s Stalking Case: U.S. Attorney’s Office To Release Statement

The U.S. Attorney's Office plans on releasing a statement concerning Marion Barry's pending stalking case. I have been told that the statement will be released "shortly."
Barry is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow morning in D.C. Superior Court.

All Hands On Deck: D.C. Police Arrest Numbers Are In

The third D.C. Police All Hands on Deck effort recently took place at the end of June. The D.C. Police have not released any numbers on overall arrests. But they did put out a handy press release promoting the program which puts all available D.C. cops on patrol. Chief Lanier (pictured) loves AHOD.
The latest AHOD [...]

Marion Barry Arrest: Keeping Mum at Press Conference

Marion Barry appeared in front of cameras this morning for the first time since his Saturday-night arrest, but that's about all he did. Longtime lawyer Fred Cooke did virtually all the talking, while Barry stood behind him in a gray suit, fedora, and paisley tie, remaining mute save for an occasional whisper in Cooke's ear.
In [...]

Breaking: David Kerstetter’s Family To Sue The District

On Nov. 6, 2008, David Kerstetter was shot and killed inside his home by D.C. police officers. Despite the decision of the U.S. attorney's office not to prosecute the officers involved, Kerstetter's family has filed a notice with the District that it plans to sue the city over their son's death. The family's attorney, Douglas [...]

U.S. Attorney’s Office Declines To Prosecute Cop Shooter In Kerstetter Case

The U.S. Attorney's Office has declined to prosecute Officer Frederick Friday for the shooting death of David Kerstetter in early November of last year. Friday had shot and killed Kerstetter in the Logan Circle resident's bathroom entrance. Friday, and his partner Officer Christian Glynn, had responded to the home after a report of an open [...]

A Partial Breakdown Of All Hands On Deck Arrests

Earlier this week, I asked the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Office of Attorney General for a breakdown of the types of arrests made from this past weekend's All Hands On Deck initiative. The somewhat controversial program basically has the entire D.C. Police Department hitting city streets and, you know, fighting crime. Last weekend produced [...]

Randolph Scott Harris Sentenced For Assaulting Wife, Pastor

Yesterday, the U.S. Attorney's Office noted that conclusion of Randolph Scott Harris' case. Harris, also known as Eddie Harris, 46, was sentenced to 242 months for AWIK, ADW, threats and "related firearms charges," according to a press release. Why should we care? Because of the circumstances of his crimes.