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Two-fer

Crime | Virginia man charged with fraud for holding two full-time jobs as security official for U.N.
by Alicia Constant
Posted 7/04/11, 02:34 pm

A former Virginia employee of the United Nations was arrested last week and accused of obtaining more than $100,000 in salary payments while concurrently holding jobs at the U.N. and the National Labor Relations Board, Justice Department officials announced.

According to a statement from the Department of Justice, Jeffery K. Armstrong, 51, of South Riding, Va., was charged with nine counts of wire fraud. The indictment states that Armstrong failed to notify his superiors at both entities of his concurrent employment.

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God's law first?

Crime | Mennonite community may have sheltered former Virginia lesbian in custody battle
by Alicia Constant
Posted 6/28/11, 02:12 pm

In 2003, Lisa Miller broke up with her lesbian partner, Janet Jenkins, renounced homosexuality and became a Mennonite. When a custody battle over Miller's biological daughter ensued, Miller and the girl disappeared.

Mennonite pastors and other faith-based supporters may have helped hide the two in Nicaragua and are now coming to the aid of one who the FBI says helped Miller.

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Need for change?

Crime | Virginia inmate sues state after being denied a sex change operation
by Zachary Abate
Posted 6/16/11, 04:30 pm

Note: This article contains facts that some readers may find disturbing.

Months after a failed castration attempt, Ophelia De'lonta filed a lawsuit Friday against the Virginia Department of Corrections, claiming that the state has not provided him adequate medical care. De'lonta, who is sentenced to more than 70 years in prison for robbery, drug possession, weapons possession, and other charges, says that sex change surgery is needed to deal with the gender identity disorder that makes him believe he was born the wrong gender.

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