Monday, March 18, 2013
Montgomery County reportedly will throw its support behind Prince George's bid.
In late February, Patch reported that Montgomery County was one of a number of suitors seeking to host the new FBI headquarters, alongside Prince George’s County, Fairfax County, Loudon County and the District of Columbia. Montgomery County has apparently chosen not to pursue the project any longer, according to a recent piece in the Washington Business Journal. The General Services Administration told the Journal that it has received three dozen responses to its Request for Information (RFI), which is a method for gauging interest in a project, but Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker told the Journal that Montgomery County was not one of the groups that submitted a response. “Montgomery County has thrown its support to us,” …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
What location in Montgomery County would you pick?
In November 2012, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced a search for suitable locations to move the FBI’s headquarters from 935 Pennsylvania Ave. in Northwest Washington, DC, to a more suburban location. Numerous locations have been mentioned for the federal law enforcement agency, according to a recent article in the Washington Business Journal. The story cited a Washington Post report that the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) was considering offering the 78-acre site at the Greenbelt Metro Station. In another Post story, Montgomery County’s economic development director shared that Montgomery County is reviewing potential sites to lure the agency. “Any jurisdiction which has the opportunity to have the FBI …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Which location would you pick?
In November 2012, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced a search for real estate consultants to seek suitable locations to move the FBI’s headquarters from 935 Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest Washington to a more suburban location, including several in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Numerous locations have been mentioned for the federal law enforcement agency, according to a recent article in the Washington Business Journal. The story cited a Washington Post report that the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA )was considering offering the 78-acre site at the Greenbelt Metro Station. In another Washington Post story, Montgomery County’s economic development director shared that Montgomery County is …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Luis Rodriguez is expected to be deported once sentence is served.
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- Ben Gross
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Bethesda’s Luis Rodriguez, a 47-year-old contractor with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), was sentenced yesterday to a 46-month prison term for filing more than $1 million worth of false health care claims, according to an article on LoanSafe’s website. Sourcing the FBI, the article stated that in the four year period between March 2006 and April 2010, Rodriguez sent Cigna almost 900 reimbursement claim forms for 25,000 services for himself or his two minor children, totaling more than $1.3 million. The fraud was discovered in enough time to stop payment on some checks. Referring to a to a statement of offense signed by the defendant as well as the government, the article describes Rodriguez as “a Spanish national who is in the…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Authorities say recent publicity blitz has produced strong leads in the investigation.
Authorities say fewer than 10 men have volunteered to submit DNA samples for analysis after law enforcement officials began a blitz campaign last year to track down a suspect dubbed the "Potomac River Rapist." The Associated Press reports "investigators have met with some men," and analysis of the DNA is underway. Police are looking for a man they believe is connected to nine attacks against women between 1991 and 1998, most of which occurred in Montgomery County. He is also believed to be responsible for the Georgetown murder of Christine Mirzayan on Aug. 1, 1998. Mirzayan, 28, was walking home before she was sexually assaulted and murdered in a wooded area off of Canal Road. More information about the investigation and a composite sketch…