On August 15, 2012 before the Honorable Vincent Conway, Gabriel Alier plead guilty to attempted malicious wounding, and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The Commonwealth’s evidence was that the defendant arrived at his former employer’s business and had a dispute with a former co-worker. When the discussion turned heated, several employees attempted to break up the parties. The defendant then retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and discharged one shot at his former co-worker. Thankfully, the bullet did not strike anyone. The defendant plead guilty and received an active sentence of four years and nine months to serve in the Virginia Department of Corrections. The defendant also received an additional twelve years that were suspended based on several conditions to include good behavior and no contact with the victim. The matter was handled by Brock R. Maust, assistant commonwealth’s attorney for the central precinct.
On August 6, 2013 before the Honorable Vincent Conway, Anne Frost plead guilty to Welfare Fraud. The Commonwealth’s evidence was that the defendant filed to receive public assistance for herself and members of her household. The Department of Human Services then launched an investigation into the amount of money the defendant was receiving based on statements in her application. The Department then turned over their findings to our Office and we worked together to secure and indictment against the defendant for the overpayments. The defendant plead guilty Welfare Fraud and received a five year sentence with those five years suspended based on several conditions to include repayment to the Commonwealth of all illegally obtained benefits. The matter was handled by Brock R. Maust, assistant commonwealth’s attorney for the central precinct.