Fake CIA agents, baby born on the highway and Lincoln Memorial clean

Bigamy and fake CIA agents in Fairfax, McDonnell defends record in Loudoun, baby born on highway in Montgomery and Memorial cleaned in DC Photo: Local news/ public images

WASHINGTON, August 16, 2013  The daily local news round-up from the Washington D.C. metro region.

Fairfax County, Virginia:


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A Fairfax man was posing as a CIA agent to hide one wife from another. David Jin Lee, 26, was married to a sailor stationed in Norfolk as well as a woman in the City of Fairfax with whom he had a child.

Lee’s con was uncovered when he emailed his wife in Norfolk asking her to send money, saying he had been captured and tortured by North Korean agents while on a secret mission to China.

NCIS agent discovered that he was not in China or North Korea but in Fairfax, Virginia with his second family.

Agents confiscated a CIA coin, a handgun and materials used to make counterfeit CIA badges from the Fairfax home.


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Lee was tracked down in Williamsburg, Virginia and arrested there.

Bigamy is a class 4 felony in Virginia which is punishable by two to ten years in prison.

Loudoun County, Virginia:

Virginia’s embattled governor, Bob McDonnell, is touring the state highlighting the accomplishments of his administration.


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The last day of his tour, McDonnell found himself in Leesburg, Virginia where he fired off a replica Civil War cannon and announced 13 grants to help preserve the area’s battlefields.

Virginia’s governors in the past have made similar tours to mark the end of their term but McDonnell’s tour is different in that he is hoping to divert attention from the scandal surrounding the acceptance of large value gifts and loans that has plagued him for the past few months.

“I think people are forgiving and I’ve made an apology for the distraction that has caused the people of Virginia,” McDonnell said of the scandal.

The governor has already paid back the loans and returned the gifts that were the center of controversy.

Governor Bob McDonnell still faces state and federal investigation into the gifts and loans received by businessman Jonnie Williams and has over four months remaining on his term in office.

Montgomery County, Maryland:

Some things just cannot wait.

A woman delivered a baby girl in the back of her Honda Civic along I-270 southbound between Middlebrook Road and Route 118 yesterday in Germantown.

The child came before medical units could arrive at 6 a.m.

“This was actually pretty easy compared to working on an accident;” said Germantown Volunteer Fire Department firefighter and paramedic Michael Barclay “…The key was to keep the baby clean and warm, and make sure the mom was fine.”

The whole family was taken to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland although all are reported as doing well.

This unexpected delivery comes just weeks after a baby boy was born on the platform at L’Enfant Plaza metro station in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.:

The National Park Service has declared that the cleanup of the Lincoln Memorial is finally complete just three weeks after it was vandalized with the splattering of green paint.

Park Service spokesman Carol Johnson said that the final treatment to removed the difficult stains has been washed off today and the scaffolding that has been put up around the monument during the cleaning process has been removed.

Johnson says that all of the paint has been removed.

Jiamei Tian, a 58 year old tourist traveling with a Chinese passport but on an expired Visa, has been charged with vandalism of the National Cathedral. The green paint found at the National Cathedral appears similar to the paint splatters at the Lincoln Memorial. 

Not only were the vandalism acts extremely similar but a shoe print left at the Cathedral match one left at the Memorial.

Tian, has been released to a halfway house with an electronic monitor. No motive has for the acts have been released.


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Susan L. Ruth is a long-time Washington, DC resident with extensive ties throughout the community.  She is a genealogical researcher and writer, and is an active volunteer in the Northern Virginia competitive swimming community.  Susan previously worked providing life-skills to head injured adults. 

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