Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Trying to conceal assets in a bankruptcy case only makes the situation worse.
A Bethesda woman was sentenced to prison on Tuesday in federal court for concealing assets when filing for bankruptcy. Diana J. Stout, 56, was sentenced to 27 months in prison by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz for making a false statement and concealing assets in a bankruptcy case. Her prison sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release, and she will have to pay $155,747.83 in restitution, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland. Stout pleaded guilty to making a false statement in bankruptcy and to concealing assets, according to the U.S. Department of Justice's website. Stout filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy—designed to liquidate all of a debtor’s assets and …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Kyle G. Druckemiller carried the pipe bomb materials around in a duffel bag for months, The Washington Post and CBS Baltimore reported.
Kyle G. Druckemiller, 19, of Chevy Chase, was indicted Thursday on charges of building a pair of pipe bombs, the explosive materials for which were stowed in a duffel bag, The Washington Post reported. He is charged with two counts of manufacturing and possessing a destructive device, The Post added. Police say that he carried the pipe bomb materials around in a duffel bag for months, CBS Baltimore reported. Druckemiller traveled to South Carolina to buy fireworks that were used in one of the pipe bombs. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, The Post added. He is being held on a $500,000 bond, CBS Baltimore reported. Read more—including how the pipe bombs were discovered—on The …
Friday, April 26, 2013
A man police say tied up a Bethesda homeowner, her maid and a teenage son during a January, 2012, home invasion robbery has been found guilty, according to WTOP.
A man police say tied up a Bethesda homeowner, her maid and a teenage son during a January, 2012, home invasion robbery has been found guilty of home invasions and sexual assaults in two counties, according to WTOP. State prosecutors say Kevin Darnell Ray, 34, of Fort Washington, sexually assaulted the maid during the robbery, which they say came a day after he threatened a Wheaton woman in her garage and locked her in a closet with her baby, Patch reported. Ray allegedly told Montgomery County officials he began the crime spree after committing a series of street robberies in Washington, DC, with another man, targeting drug dealers, Patch reported. After Ray’s partner was shot and killed, he claimed he began the crime spree because he was…
George W. Huguely V, who was convicted last year for the 2010 murder of fellow University of Virginia student Yeardley Love, will appeal his conviction in the State Court of Appeals, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
The Virginia State Court of Appeals has agreed to hear the appeal of Chevy Chase resident George W. Huguely V, who was convicted last year for the murder of fellow University of Virginia student Yeardley Love, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. "The appeals court, in a decision dated Tuesday, granted an appeal based on defense arguments that the court should have struck a juror because of apparent doubts about her impartiality. The court also said it will examine if Huguely was effectively denied a right to counsel when one of his defense lawyers became sick during trial," the Richmond Times-Dispatch added. Read the full story on the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Dennis Van Dusen, 64, pleaded guilty to three charges related to using video cameras to record three tenants—all women—while they were undressed.
A Chevy Chase man pleaded guilty Tuesday to three misdemeanor charges relating to allegations that he used hidden video cameras to secretly record three tenants while they were undressed, The Washington Post reported. Dennis Van Dusen, 64, "created 'a stage to exercise his prurient intent of watching these young women,' prosecutor Stephen Chaikin said in Montgomery County Circuit Court," The Post reported. Van Dusen represented himself in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville, ABA Journal reported. Van Dusen—a lawyer and high-tech entrepreneur, WUSA9 reported—rented out three rooms of his Ridgewood Avenue, Chevy Chase, home to three women. Last October, one of the women and her boyfriend discovered that what they had thought was a …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
WUSA 9 reports that Colin Thomas Bowie of Chevy Chase will serve 15 years for robbing a Fairfax restaurant on New Year's Day 2012.
Colin Thomas Bowie of Chevy Chase has been ordered to serve 15 years in prison for robbing a Denny's restaurant in Fairfax on New Year's Day 2012, WUSA 9 reported. Bowie used a handgun in the robbery, and demanded money from an office clerk. Once he had the money, he fled. He was "found a little more than a month later by Takoma Park [police] and charged with armed robbery," WUSA 9 reported. Read more on WUSA 9's website.
A circuit court judge denied Zakaria Oweiss' request to be released from prison about two decades early.
A Potomac man sentenced a decade ago to 30 years in prison for killing his wife with a rubber mallet and who sought an early release from prison will not be released before the end of his sentence, The Washington Post reported. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Michael Pincus—who presided over Oweiss' trial a decade ago—denied Oweiss' request for an early release on Thursday, March 28. Zakaria Oweiss had asked to be released about two decades early based on good behavior in prison, The Post reported. And, in court, Oweiss suggested "that he was in a hypoglycemic fog the morning his wife was slain and that he couldn’t explain how it happened." It was the first time that Oweiss indicated in court that he might have killed his wife, The …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A Chevy Chase landlord faces trial for allegedly, secretly videoing three tenants in the buff.
Could a smoke alarm detect more than just smoke? One Chevy Chase woman wondered just that—if, perhaps, the smoke alarm in her Chevy Chase apartment also contained a tiny camera. She and her boyfriend took a closer look at the device, and now a Chevy Chase landlord faces a trial in the Montgomery County District Court on March 4 "on charges of secretly recording three tenants while they were nude or engaged in intimate acts with their boyfriends," The Washington Post reported. The landlord, Dennis Alan Van Dusen, 63, is a lawyer, and also is being sued by two of the women and one of their boyfriends, "who accuse him of invasion of privacy," The Post added. Read more about the story on The Post's website.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The appeal argues that Huguely was deprived of a fair jury, The Washington Post reported.
Chevy Chase native George Huguely V, convicted in the beating death of his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love, on Tuesday appealed his second-degree murder conviction to the Virginia Court of Appeals. Both Huguely and Love, of Cockeysville, played lacrosse at the University of Virginia. Huguely, 25, was convicted in February 2012 after a Charlottesville jury found he beat Love to death in her off-campus apartment. Huguely was sentenced in August to 23 years in prison, Patch reported. After the sentencing, Huguely's defense requested a new trial for Huguely, citing a series of errors on the part of the prosecution, Patch reported. In this week's appeal—which was filed by Paul D. Clement, a former solicitor general of the United States and one of …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A Prince George's County, MD, husband and wife fought for custody of their frozen embryos after their divorce was finalized last May.
A Maryland woman has gained custody of nine frozen embryos she created with her ex-husband, according to an attorney working on the case. Godlove Mbah of Greenbelt and his ex-wife, Honorine Anong of Upper Marlboro, were divorced in May 2012, but disputes have continued over the couple's stored embryos and a 3-year-old daughter previously conceived from one of their embryos. Though Mbah asked to have them destroyed, according to The Daily Record, Maryland Circuit Court Judge John Paul Davey signed an order in December giving sole custody of the embryos to Anong—a first-of-its-kind ruling in Maryland. Davey found that the commercial contract the couple signed at the Shady Grove Fertility Clinic in July 2008—prior to the procedure—was valid, …