|(08 Aug 2016)
The Eastern District of Virginia headquartered in Alexandria leads the country in the number of international terrorism cases it prosecutes.
The recent arrest of a Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) law enforcement officer, Nicholas Young, is but the latest example. A total of 232 out of 1,180 federal criminal prosecutions nationally for international terrorism – or one out of every five - have been filed in Eastern Virginia during the last two decades.
According to the latest case-by-case data updated through June 2016 and analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University, there have been 49 international terrorism prosecutions across the country so far this fiscal year. This number is up 35 percent over the comparable period five years ago. The most common lead charge is providing material support to foreign terrorist organizations, under Title 18 Section 2339B of the United States Code.
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