The Blotter: CIA kickbacks exposed, D.C. robber convicted, three arrested after armed robbery

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Arlington whistleblower exposes CIA kickbacks

A Fairfax County-based company and two others that contracted with the CIA have agreed to pay $3 million to settle a whistleblower case.

Federal prosecutors say American Systems, of Chantilly, teamed with Anixter International and Corning Cable Systems to provide Redskins tickets, chartered fishing excursions, deer-hunting trips and golf outings to CIA employees to influence them and obtain the contracts.

The suit was brought by whistleblower William Jones, of Arlington. Under the whistleblower law, Jones received $585,000 for exposing the fraud.

The lawsuit said nine CIA employees received illegal gratuities.

Man convicted of knife attack near National Zoo

A D.C. jury found a District man guilty of robbing a woman at knifepoint outside the National Zoo.

Prosecutors said Anthony Butler, 51, got out of his pickup and attacked the woman while she was walking alone near Adams Mills Road last October. She was on her way to a dinner party.

Butler held the knife to her stomach, demanded her purse, phone and necklace. He was captured about 10 minutes later, police said.

3 teens forced way into Takoma Park home

Three male juveniles have been arrested after an armed robbery in Takoma Park.

The three teenagers, ages 14, 15 and 16, have been charged with armed robbery, first-degree burglary, theft under $500 and second-degree assault.

Thee suspects forced their way into a home on the 7800 block of Kennewick Avenue on Wednesday and assaulted a person inside. They took four pairs of shoes from the home, according to Takoma Park police crime analyst Andrew Gucciardo.

One of the suspects threatened the victim by claiming to have a gun, though police had not found evidence of a weapon after the robbery, Gucciardo said.

Police found two of the teenagers walking after the robbery with some of the stolen property, and they arrested the third after contacting his parent.

- Scott McCabe & April Burbank

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