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Criminal – Medicare Fraud – Search Warrant – Office Records (access required)

A physician charged with fraudulent billing practices cannot suppress medical office records on the ground that the authorizing search warrant was unconstitutionally overbroad, and a Norfolk U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion to suppress and his additional motions. Defendant, a ...

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Search OK in ‘man with gun’ case

“Just showing up” is 80 percent of the formula for success in life, we’re told. Indeed, “just showing up” may be all it takes to become a successful police informant, if one reads a dissent in a gun case released ...

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Ex-lawyer Titus guilty on 33 counts

A Norfolk federal jury found former lawyer Troy A. Titus guilty on 33 felony counts of wire and mail fraud, money laundering and conspiracy for a $2 million Ponzi scheme involving real estate. According to The Virginian-Pilot, Titus faces a ...

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A non-Tiger golfing tale

Here’s a golf item and no, it’s not another Tiger tale. Tiger famously had his dad to coach him, but a lot of golfers come to the game through a high-school coach. This is a story about one of those ...

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A non-Tiger golfing tale

Here’s a golf item and no, it’s not another Tiger tale. Tiger famously had his dad to coach him, but a lot of golfers come to the game through a high-school coach. This is a story about one of those ...

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Ex-sheriff sentenced to 1 1/2 years

Former Page County Sheriff Danny Presgraves was handed a 19-month sentence for his guilty plea to racketeering this morning. According to the Northern Virginia Daily, Presgraves’ voice cracked as he apologized before U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad.  “I failed the ...

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Roanoke lawyers help Santa

Lawyers and others in the Roanoke legal community pitched in again this week to help make Christmas time special for kids who might otherwise go without. At the annual “Santa in the Square” party in downtown Roanoke, 35 lawyers and ...

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County to appeal rail project decision

The Supreme Court of Virginia may get a say on whether the Virginia Constitution allows the use of public money for a Norfolk Southern rail project planned for Montgomery County. The county supervisors, who oppose the proposed freight yard, are ...

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