Today, Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that Heidi M. Pender-Kincheloe, 57, of Warrenton, Va., pleaded guilty to receiving funds that had been embezzled from an estate managed by her husband, former attorney James G. Kincheloe, Jr.
As the General Assembly adjourns today, Attorney General Mark R. Herring highlighted the passage of several bills from his office to address Virginia's heroin and prescription drug crisis, to protect children, seniors, and survivors of domestic violence, and to promote public safety throughout Virginia.
With bipartisan support, yesterday the General Assembly passed bills from Attorney General Mark Herring to help protect Virginia children from online exploitation and to allow law enforcement to effectively investigate crimes involving child pornography, child exploitation, and human trafficking.
Manaf Badr Zagabh, age 21, of Richmond, pled guilty today in Richmond Circuit Court to two counts of possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 6 years' imprisonment, with 2 years of active incarceration and 4 years suspended.
Today the General Assembly passed a bill from Attorney General Mark R. Herring and Delegate Ben Cline (24-Rockbridge) to protect victims of domestic violence by denying bail for individuals charged with felony strangulation.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring today urged Anthem subscribers in Virginia to take advantage of the two years of free credit monitoring and financial protection services being offered by the company following last month's data breach.
Today, Attorney General Mark Herring accepted the Humane Law Enforcement Award from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for his office's role in shutting down and successfully prosecuting a multi-state cockfighting ring in Wise County, Virginia and Kentucky.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring has joined ten other states and the Federal Trade Commission in opposing the proposed merger of Sysco and US Foods because of the potential harm to Virginia consumers, especially those in Western and Southwestern Virginia.
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.