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Former Va. Finance Sec. Gets 10 Years for Fraud

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A former Virginia Cabinet official has been sentenced to ten years in prison for wire fraud.

John W. Forbes II served as Virginia's finance secretary for less than a year under former Governor Jim Gilmore. Today the 54-year old Forbes was in U.S. District Court where he was lectured by Judge Henry Hudson for abusing his position of trust. In August Forbes pleaded guilty to defrauding the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission. Forbes served on the commission's board and secured a $5 million grant for an adult literacy program that he created. He admitted to using about $4 million for his own expenses. Forbes apologized for his actions during the court proceedings.

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Does "Made in DC" Matter?

D.C.'s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, got its start in local food incubator space Union Kitchen, part of a wave of interest in locally made products which includes a push for a "Made in DC" logo.

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Does "Made in DC" Matter?

D.C.'s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, got its start in local food incubator space Union Kitchen, part of a wave of interest in locally made products which includes a push for a "Made in DC" logo.

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In unveiling a sweeping plan to fund and revamp cybersecurity, the president asks citizens to consider using extra layers of security besides the password.

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