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Man convicted in Fairfax burglary

A New York City man who was allegedly part of a ring that targeted South Asian homeowners and stole their gold valuables in Fairfax and Loudoun counties has been convicted of a burglary, and a Fairfax jury recommended a sentence of a year in jail.

Dagoberto Soto Ramirez, 27, was one of three New Yorkers arrested in Fairfax in November and charged with a series of burglaries in Fairfax and Loudoun. Nearly all of those charges were later dismissed, except for one case, in which Soto Ramirez apparently broke into a home while a resident was there. The resident testified at the trial this week that she saw Soto Ramirez clearly, that he was carrying a large screwdriver and that her basement door in the Fair Oaks area had been broken open.

Soto Ramirez was convicted Wednesday of attempted burglary and possession of a burglary tool. All Fairfax charges against two co-defendants arrested with Soto Ramirez were dismissed by a Fairfax judge in February, and the Loudoun charges against all three were dismissed last month.

Soto Ramirez will be sentenced in July, by which time he will have served eight months in the Fairfax jail, where he has been held without bond since his arrest.

— Tom Jackman

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 22, 2010; 5:58 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax , Tom Jackman  | Tags: Dagoberto Soto Ramirez, man convcited in fairfax burglary  
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