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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Criminal – Congressman Indictment – Bribery – Conspiracy (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies defendant Congressman’s motion to dismiss multiple wire fraud counts because the indictment clearly charges the sitting Congressman with the basic elements of an honest services wire fraud offense – that defendant devised a scheme ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Exhaustion – Employer Name (access required)

Although defendants Shaw Group and Shaw Services argue plaintiff can only sue Shaw Constructors Inc., the only entity she named in her EEOC filing, a Richmond U.S. District Court says neither party has produced sufficient evidence of the defendants’ “functional ...

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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Limitations – Oral Contract (access required)

A client who alleges defendant lawyer committed malpractice by not refiling the client’s suit to recover loan proceeds within the six-month period after a nonsuit in Virginia state court, loses his malpractice action against the lawyer because the client failed ...

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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Accused Terrorist – Military Detention (access required)

On rehearing, the en banc 4th Circuit holds that an alien lawful resident may be held in military detention as an enemy combatant, assuming the government’s allegations about the man’s links with terrorism are true, and that the man, Ali ...

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U.S. Labor investigation results in back wages for motel workers (access required)

WYTHEVILLE—The owner of a Ramada Inn Wytheville has agreed to pay $23,000 in back wages to workers following a federal investigation. The U.S. Department of Labor says its investigators found overtime and record keeping violations at the motel operated by ...

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Gubernatorial, senate candidates report cash, campaign contributions (access required)

Two Democrats and a Republican running for governor in 2009 have substantial early cash reserves in girding for an expensive race. All three filed reports last week with the State Board of Elections. The Republican, Attorney General Bob McDonnell, finished ...

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Man charged in I-64 shootings pleads guilty to felonies (access required)

WAYNESBORO—A man charged in a series of shootings along Interstate 64 has pleaded guilty to six felony counts in Waynesboro. Slade Allen Woodson apologized Monday during a brief appearance in Waynesboro Circuit Court. The 19-year-old Woodson pleaded guilty to two ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Illegal Reentry – ‘Crime Of Violence’ (access required)

The 4th Circuit disagrees with sister circuits and holds that a nonconsensual sexual offense not based on force still is a prior “crime of violence” under USSG § 2L1.2(b)(1)(A) that applies to enhance a defendant’s present sentence for illegal reentry ...

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Motorcycle-related deaths on rise; officials respond (access required)

With the number of motorcycle-related deaths sharply on the rise, Virginia officials are looking to improve safety. The state launched a program last week called Motorcycle 411 at its motorcycle training range in Richmond. The event coincided with national Ride ...

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Criminal – Wire Fraud – Bribery – Restitution Order (access required)

A former civilian employee of INSCOM, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, and his friend are convicted of honest services wire fraud and bribery for their scheme in which the civilian engineered an award of a “sole-source” contract to the ...

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