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Nightclub was front for major drug ring, feds say

A federal indictment claims that an unidentified police officer helped protect a Chesapeake man accused of running a $10 million drug operation. Federal authorities say the six-year drug operation was based at the former club Encore Lounge and led by ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Golf Course Flooding – Dam v. Retaining Wall

A dirt-bolstered concrete retaining wall that holds water to irrigate a golf course may have been a “dam” with no insurance coverage, or a covered “retaining wall,” and a Richmond U.S. District Court denies a carrier summary judgment on the ...

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Tax fraud brings 18 month sentence for McClure

Longtime motorsports leader Larry McClure is off to federal prison for dodging taxes. U.S. Western District Judge James P. Jones sentenced McClure to 18 months for filing a false income tax return, obstructing the federal investigation and lying to Internal ...

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Edmonds returns to VSB

He’s baaack! Thomas A. Edmonds, the executive director of the Virginia State Bar for 19 years before retiring at the end of 2007, will rejoin the VSB in July, this time as a Bar Council member representing Henrico County. Edmonds ...

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$3,700 is penalty for campaign ad with fake name

Former Roanoke city councilman Brian Wishneff has been hit with a $3,700 civil fine for allowing the use of a fake name in a newspaper ad attacking an opponent in his re-election campaign last May. In addition to the penalty ...

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Clinton brings the faithful to McAuliffe rallies

Those two happy warriors on the left played to modest crowds in Richmond and Roanoke today. About 300 people turned out at Richmond’s Farmer’s Market this morning to hear former Pres. Bill Clinton tout his former campaign leader Terry McAuliffe’s ...

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Lawyer develops expertise in mental illness

Virginia Beach public defender Annette Miller helps those with mental health issues. Miller has worked in the public defender’s office since 1995. In the past five years, she tells The Virginian-Pilot, she has likely handled more than 200 criminal cases ...

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Lawyer develops expertise in mental illness

Virginia Beach public defender Annette Miller helps those with mental health issues. Miller has worked in the public defender’s office since 1995. In the past five years, she tells The Virginian-Pilot, she has likely handled more than 200 criminal cases ...

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Civil Procedure – Jurisdiction – State Court Remand

A family’s negligence suit against a satellite dish company whose installer, a registered sex offender, molested their child while on a service call, is remanded to state court by a Richmond U.S. District Court. Infant Doe v. Dish Network Service ...

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