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Camp Speakers

Speakers for 2014 Government Camp will include:

  • Ms. Lake is a graduate of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Criminal Justice and of Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Forensic Science.  She is also a graduate of the National Firearms Examiner Academy.

    Ms. Lake is currently a Forensic Scientist with the Virginia Division of Forensic Science, Eastern Laboratory in Norfolk, VA.  She has testified a total of 81 times:  one time in Federal Court (Norfolk), three times in Southampton County Circuit Court, eleven times in Newport News Circuit Court, one time in Newport News General District Court, ten times in Chesapeake Circuit Court, twenty-seven times in Norfolk Circuit Court, one time in Hampton District Court, six times in Hampton Circuit Court, nine times in Virginia Beach Circuit Court, one time in Virginia Beach General District Court, seven times in Portsmouth Circuit Court, four times in Suffolk Circuit Court.

    She has received extensive training in such matters as DRUGFIRE training, Crime Scene Processing, Autolamp and Firearm Examination, Crime Scene and Accident Photography, Basic Fire Debris Analysis, Clandestine Laboratory Investigation/Safety Certification, Vehicle Head Lamp Examination, Firearm/Toolmark Examination, IBIS training, Chronographs 101 Workshop, Mathematics of Shooting Scene Reconstruction, Smith & Wesson revolver repair armorers, The Science of Firearms-Toolmark Identification, Investigations of Firearms Misadventures Workshop, and Wound Ballistics.

  • Nick Proffitt
  • Hank Crawford
  • Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riano
  • Brian Samuels has served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia since January 2007. He is assigned to the Newport News Division, where he prosecutes various federal crimes ranging from white collar mail and wire fraud, tax schemes and identify theft to violent crimes, including murders and recent cases of international piracy Mr. Samuels graduated from Penn State University with a degree in history and economics. He received a JD from Washington and Lee University. Following law school, Mr. Samuels clerked for the Hon. Jerome B. Friedman, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia and worked as a Trial Attorney in the Tax Division of the Department of Justice.

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