Crime (56)

Koger gets 11 years

robert kogerBETHESDA - Robert Koger, a former president and owner of Molinaro-Koger, a multi-billion dollar hotel brokerage and advisory firm headquartered in Tyson’s Corner, Va., was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for defrauding several hotel companies out of more than $55 million. One of the victims of Koger’s fraud schemes is Bethesda-based Host Hotels and Resorts. Koger is accused of pocketing up to $22 million from the sales of at least three Host-owned hotels, the Dulles Airport Marriott, the Stanford Sheraton and the Michigan Ritz.


Former youth pastor sentenced to 40 years

Nate MoralesGAITHERSBURG - In the late 1980s, Jeremy Cook, Sam Bates, Daniel Bates and Wes Stoy were classmates at the Montgomery Covenant Church Academy.  Through their academic associations, they became friends. It would be years later before they realized they were all victims of former Covenant Life Church youth pastor and school administrator Nathaniel Morales.


Local man gets 25 years for assault

prison barsA 33-year-old Burtonsville man will spend the next 25 years in prison after he was sentenced on Monday for the vicious beating of another man in a Bethesda parking garage that was caught on camera.

In the early hours of April 6, 2013, a Rockville man was walking towards his car that was parked in the garage on St. Elmo Avenue in Bethesda, when he was approached by Niccolo Manzanero. Manzanero started to attack the man until he was unconscious.

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