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Criminal – False Pretenses – Promissory Note – Draft Copy – Rule 5A:18 (access required)

The Court of Appeals says a defendant cannot overturn his conviction for obtaining money by false pretenses, after he failed to pay a promissory note that disappeared after an suspected break-in at the lender’s home, because defendant did not challenge admission of a draft copy of the promissory note under the best evidence rule in ...