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DC rooming house operator stole $400k in benefits from elderly, mentally ill and disabled veterans: indictment
Rosemary Ogbenna, 45, was charged this month by the District Court for the District of Columbia for allegedly carrying out a plot to steal more than $400,000 in benefits from elderly, mentally ill and disabled veterans she housed through her room and board business.
The Fallen Heroes Memorial, sponsored by Veterans and Athletes United and Tunnel to Towers, will be displayed at the Lincoln Memorial from 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, during which the names of the 7063 servicemembers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Global War on Terror will be read.
Nov. 9 and 10 will be the first time in 78 years that Tomb Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery will allow visitors to enter the chains surrounding the Tomb, allowing the public to lay flowers.
The request to keep as many as 2,200 Guard troops in D.C. underscores the continuing concerns about security and the potential for violence at the Capitol.
By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press