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Former Sailor Admits to Pimping Underage Girl

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 | Jul 31, 2014

NORFOLK -- A former Navy sailor who kept an underage runaway HIV-positive girl in his barracks admitted in court today that he prostituted her here and in other states. Jeffrey C. Wright, 25, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to crossing state lines for sex trafficking of a child. He faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced in ... more

Sealift Command Manager Gets 8 Years for Bribes

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 | Jul 30, 2014

NORFOLK -- A former manager with the Navy's Military Sealift Command was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in federal prison for accepting bribes in exchange for steering government contracts to two Chesapeake companies. Kenny E. Toy, 54, of Northern Virginia admitted being involved in a five-year bribery scheme, receiving tens of thousands of d... more

More Military Sex Assault Reports a Positive Sign?

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Daily Press, Newport News, Va. | Jul 28, 2014

NORFOLK -- Navy Capt. Chuck Marks spent a year in Afghanistan as chief of plans, coordinating the interests of 50 coalition nations, a somewhat reluctant Afghan government and neighboring countries that were, in a word, "interesting." Now he works in Norfolk, far removed from a ground war. Yet he considers his current job more challenging and c... more

Defense Department Employee Gets 2 Years in Prison

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Associated Press | Jul 28, 2014

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge has sentenced a Defense Department supervisor who oversaw construction and service contracts at a Southern California Marine Corps base to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to bribery and other charges. U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia on Friday also ordered Natividad Lara Cervantes to forfeit more ... more

Hospital Stabbing Suspect Charged by Navy

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 | Jul 25, 2014

PORTSMOUTH -- The suspect accused of stabbing a fellow sailor at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in June was formally charged by the Navy on Wednesday. Nearly seven weeks after the stabbing, Petty Officer 3rd Class Wilbur Harwell was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault, said Greg McCormack, the lawyer representing him. Harwell ... more

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