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The Blotter: D.C. corrections officer guilty; Va. governor's chef indicted; murder suspect charged in prior killing

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Another former D.C. corrections officer guilty of smuggling

Jeremiah Moorman, 30, a former corrections officer, has been found guilty by a jury of bribery and first-degree theft charges for accepting money under the promise of bringing contraband into a District of Columbia correctional facility. Moorman is among three corrections employees convicted of bribery charges in the past four months. A fourth corrections officer was arrested last month after a police dog found drugs in his locker.

Governor's ex-chef indicted

The former chef at the Virginia governor's mansion has been indicted on four counts of embezzlement. Todd Schneider was arrested Thursday by Virginia State Police. Schneider became the chef in 2010 shortly after Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family moved into at the executive mansion. Schneider was dismissed last year after a state police inquiry into "irregularities in the kitchen of the governor's mansion," reports the Associated Press. In 2000, Schneider was found guilty of petty larceny embezzlement and received a suspended sentence.

Murder suspect charged

in a previous killing

A D.C. man who had already been charged with a November slaying in Prince George's County has been charged with a killing one month earlier, police said. Ronald Jefferson Short, 27, was served a warrant earlier this month and is charged with first-degree murder for the October shooting death of Dlonte Days, 23, according to Prince George's County police. He was already in custody in connection with the slaying of 25-year-old Reginald McNeil. McNeil, of Fort Washington, was shot and killed on the 3800 block of 37th Street in Mount Rainier on Nov. 14. Short was arrested on a first-degree murder charge in that case a day after McNeil's death. About a month before McNeil was killed, Days was found with gunshot wounds inside his apartment on the 1800 block of Village Green Drive in Palmer Park, police said.

-- Scott McCabe

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