Brandon Jermaine Johnson, 28, of Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced today to 96 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, on charges of bank fraud and conspiracy. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount $25,098.30.
Baffour E. Opoku, owner and operator of Progressive Counseling Services, LLC, a Virginia Beach based counseling business, and nine other current and former employees were indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury for their alleged roles in a scheme to defraud the Virginia Medical Assistance Program.
Today, Attorney General Mark R. Herring, Congressman Bobby Scott, and Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim announced a $1 million cooperative effort between local, state, and federal partners to reduce gun and gang violence in the City of Norfolk.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring today urged members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to support legislation that would help prevent children from being trafficked on the Internet.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring is teaming up with the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the ASPCA for a statewide Law Enforcement Conference on Combating Animal Fighting in Virginia.
Today, Attorney General Mark R. Herring, along with 44 fellow attorneys general, sent a letter to the leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a House Judiciary Subcommittee expressing support for the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2014 (S. 2301/H.R. 4981).
United States Attorney Timothy Heaphy and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that Walter Dale Stumbo, age 52, Sonya K. Stumbo, age 51, and Joshua Dale Stumbo, age 26, of Floyd County, Kentucky, were sentenced to prison today in United States District Court in Abingdon, Virginia, for their roles in operating the “Big Blue” cock fighting pit in McDowell, Kentucky.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that he -- along with the attorneys general of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Federal Communications Commission - have reached a $105 million settlement with AT&T Mobility, LLC (AT&T Mobility.) The settlement resolves allegations that AT&T Mobility placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on consumers' mobile telephone bills without the consumers' knowledge or consent, a practice known as "cramming."
Today, the Supreme Court rejected all petitions for certiorari related to Virginia's marriage equality litigation, thereby letting stand the Fourth Circuit's decision that same-sex couples in the Commonwealth are entitled to all the rights and privileges of marriage.
Attorney General Herring believes that transparency and accountability are keys to good governance. The people of Virginia have the right to know how their money is being spent and how this office is working on their behalf.