Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement after the General Assembly agreed to Governor McAuliffe's ethics bill amendment establishing $100 annual aggregate limit on gifts received by officials.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring concluded his second annual statewide public safety tour Tuesday with a regional meeting on the Eastern Shore with representatives from Northampton, Accomack, Exmore, and Chincoteague.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that Benjamin Baker Thompson, age 22, of North Chesterfield, Virginia, pled guilty today to three counts of possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment with 8 years suspended in Chesterfield County Circuit Court by Judge David Johnson.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that Christopher DiBenedetto, 32, of Prince William County, was sentenced today to 6 years and 6 months in prison with an additional 8 years and 6 months suspended for selling cocaine to confidential informants working at the direction of the Fairfax County Police Department.
Richard Moore, age 46 of Richmond, pled guilty today to five counts of possession of child pornography, Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced.
Antonio Torrez Woodson, 33, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 72 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring is joining 14 other states and the District of Columbia today in filing an amicus brief advocating for recently announced federal immigration reforms that "will increase State tax revenue, enhance public safety, and help avoid tragic situations in which parents are deported away from their U.S. citizen children, who are left to rely on state services or extended family."
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.