The Blotter: Fed worker faces stalking charges for fake sex ads; Police: Man points gun, officer fires back; D.C. man indicted in $1 million aircraft scheme

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Fed worker faces stalking charges for fake sex ads

A Library of Congress film preservation worker faces federal charges for allegedly posting fake sex ads on Craigslist directing men to his ex-girlfriend.

The Culpeper Star Exponent reports that 61-year-old Kenneth Edward Kuban was charged with stalking a Fauquier County woman he had dated briefly in 2011.

Kuban, who works at the Library of Congress Packard campus in Culpeper, allegedly posted the ads from his work computer.

Authorities say Kuban made several Craigslist postings each week directing men to his ex-girlfriend's home for sex or to buy pornographic videos. Some men refused to leave, and the woman had to call police.

The victim had to change her phone number after receiving up to six unwanted calls each day.

Police: Man points gun, officer fires back

A D.C. police officer shot at a man who pointed a gun, police said, but no one was injured during the incident.

About 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, officers were informed that there was a man with a gun on the 700 block of Tewkesbury Place NW, not far from Coolidge High School. Police tried to stop Rouchell Chesson, 29, who they say ran and pointed a gun at an officer. That officer fired his or her weapon but missed Chesson, police said.

Chesson was arrested on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, felony assault on a police officer and possession of an unregistered firearm.

D.C. man indicted in $1m aircraft scheme

A D.C. man was indicted Thursday in Washington on charges that he embezzled $1 million from an airline company in Indonesia.

The indictment accuses Jon C. Cooper, 64, of using forged letters to persuade the airline to make a $1 million security deposit to lease two aircraft.

Cooper did not own the aircraft and moved the $1 million into his own personal bank account.

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Scott McCabe

Staff Writer - Crime
The Washington Examiner
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Naomi Jagoda

Staff reporter
The Washington Examiner