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Female jogger assaulted in Fairfax

Fairfax County Police are investigating the assault of a woman in the Fairfax area on July 17.

According to police, at approximately 7 p.m. that evening, a woman reported that while she was jogging near Rocky Run Park, a man on a bicycle assaulted her. Police said the incident occurred along a trail that travels between residential neighborhoods in the 12900 block of Point Pleasant Drive, just off of Fairfax County Parkway.

The suspect is described by police as a Hispanic or white male in his 20s, approximately 5 feet 9 inches feet tall, with an average build. The suspect was also described as being clean shaven and riding a bicycle wearing a neon yellow shirt.

Former Reston Limousine employee sentenced for embezzlement



A former employee of Reston Limousine was sentenced July 14 to three years in prison for embezzling more than $130,000 which he used for personal and recreational expenditures.

Leonard Sampson, 40, address unavailable, was sentenced on two counts of obtaining property by false pretense. Sampson pleaded guilty to the charges March 13 in Loudoun County.

An additional seven years suspended time on each charge, conditioned upon Sampson’s good behavior and his completion of seven years supervised probation, was also imposed during sentencing.

Sampson was also ordered to pay restitution in excess of $130,000 to the victims in the case.

According to court records, Sampson made charges to his Reston Limousine company credit card between January and November 2012.

To justify the charges, Sampson created invoices and work orders for parts to be installed on vehicles owned by Reston Limousine. However, the parts were never received or installed. An investigation revealed that all the charges were made to B&L Ducting and Install Master, a business that was started by Sampson.

Sampson’s business records further revealed that the money charged on Reston Limousine’s credit card was deposited into his B&L Ducting and Install Master bank account, but there were no debits or charges on the account for the purchase of auto parts or materials needed to manufacture auto parts. However, there were purchases and deductions from the business account for personal and recreational expenditures, according to Heather Williamson, spokesperson for the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Sampson has a prior felony criminal conviction for grand larceny in Md., Williamson said.

Owner of Herndon company pleads guilty to bribing government officials



Francisco L. Bituin, 58, pleaded guilty July 21 to paying bribes to a U.S. General Services Administration official in exchange for the official’s assistance in obtaining government contracts for Bituin’s engineering firm.

According to court documents, Bituin is the owner of FLBE, Inc., an engineering firm located in Herndon, which has received over $30 million in government contracts since 2003. In a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement, Bituin admitted to paying bribes to a GSA employee who was in a position to recommend his company for GSA-managed contracts. The bribes included a $3,750 golf club membership and $2,000 in cash passed by Bituin to the GSA employee during lunch at a Tysons Corner restaurant. On another occasion, Bituin offered the GSA employee other things of value in exchange for his assistance in obtaining GSA contracts, including access to a retirement home in Las Vegas, the down payment on a Virginia home, and five percent of the equity in FLBE.

Bituin faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on Nov. 7.