Virginia

Political donor charged in $30M investment fraud scheme

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A well-heeled political donor has been charged with using his health-technology company to run a $30 million investment fraud scheme. Sreedhar Potarazu of Potomac, Maryland, has given to Democrats and Republicans, but it is his large contributions to the Democratic National Committee that put him in the spotlight. A series of … Continue reading

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2 VA officials refuse to testify on job-manipulation claims
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2 VA officials refuse to testify on job-manipulation claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two high-ranking officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs refused to testify Monday night at a congressional hearing on allegations that they manipulated the agency’s hiring system for their own gain. The officials, Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves, told a House committee they were asserting their Fifth Amendment rights under the Constitution … Continue reading

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Former owner of Norfolk store sentenced in food stamp scheme

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The former owner of a convenience store in Norfolk will spend more than two years in prison for participating in a food stamp scheme. According to court documents, James Robert Carter allowed food stamp recipients to trade their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for cash. The 75-year-old Carter gave the recipients about half … Continue reading