The Blotter: Man pleads to bundling for Sen. Hillary Clinton, charges against boy with toy gun dropped, police find khat at Northwest D.C. store

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Local,Crime,Scott McCabe,Naomi Jagoda

Fairfax man pleads to funneling money into Clinton campaign

A Fairfax County man pleaded guilty to using his Virginia company to illegally bundle nearly $200,000 to then-Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaigns. William P. Danielczyk, of Oakton, pleaded in federal court in Alexandria on Tuesday to a single count of making contributions in the names of others. Danielczyk, chairman of the McLean-based Galen Capital Group, faces up to five years in prison. Court records show that Danielczyk engaged in a scheme to reimburse employees of Danielczyk's company for contributions they made to Clinton's 2006 Senate and 2008 presidential campaigns. There are no allegations that Clinton acted improperly.

Charge dropped against Alexandria boy over toy gun

The charge has been dropped against the 10-year-old Alexandria boy who showed a toy gun to others on a school bus and then brought the fake weapon to school the next day, according to media reports. The boy had been charged as a juvenile with brandishing a weapon. He had also been suspended from Douglas MacArthur Elementary School, where he was a fifth-grader at the time of the incident. On Feb. 4, the boy showed the plastic, orange-tipped toy gun to others on the bus ride home from MacArthur and did not tell his schoolmates that the weapon was fake. School officials were notified about the incident that night and contacted Alexandria police. When the boy arrived at MacArthur the next day, officers found the toy gun in his backpack and took him into custody.

Khat recovered from Petworth store

D.C. police recovered more than 50 pounds of an illegal stimulant called khat from an Northwest Washington convenience store in the Petworth neighborhood. Police said they also found black-market cigarettes at the store, Gee's Market, located at 3583 Warder St. NW, during a raid over the weekend, leading to numerous arrests.

- Scott McCabe

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