Fairfax Crime Briefs
Leader of Gang Pleads Guilty to Racketeering
A Fairfax County man who admitted that he was the leader of a violent Asian street gang pleaded guilty yesterday to a federal racketeering charge that includes two slayings committed in the 1990s.
Hoang Anh Tran, 29, of the Fairfax City area admitted being one of three men who burst into a Falls Church pool hall in January 1997 and fatally shot Long Hung Nguyen, 27, in retaliation for the beating of a fellow gang member. The other two shooters were previously convicted. Tran admitted that he was a leader of the Dragon Family gang and that he shot Trung Duc Le, 21, while both men were driving on the Capital Beltway near Greenbelt in April 1999.
Tran's brother, Tam Anh Tran, 34, of Centreville, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Alexandria to one count of drug conspiracy.
-- Tom Jackman
Man Given 2-Month Jail Term in Attack on Driver
A Loudoun County man who tossed a cup of coffee from his car into another driver's car in Fairfax County last winter, then got out and attacked the other driver, has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to two months in jail.
Allen Tat Le, 29, of South Riding was arrested in February after prompting an altercation on Route 50 with a 41-year-old man who was driving with his wife and five children. Tu Phung said that after Le threw coffee on his wife, Le charged over to Phung's side of the vehicle at a stoplight, punched him and shocked him with a stun gun.
Le had been charged with a felony of unlawfully throwing a missile at an occupied vehicle. On Friday, he pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge.
-- Tom Jackman
By Focus on Fairfax |
September 5, 2007; 10:31 AM ET
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