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AG blocks release of man who was declared innocent

A Hampton judge who ordered the release of a man he convicted for sexual assault four years ago now finds himself in a showdown with the state attorney general. Hearing evidence that the alleged victim lied in her accusations, and ...

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Aircraft speed enforcement grounded by high cost

Despite those interstate signs warning “Speed limit enforced by aircraft,” Virginia’s airborne traffic cops have been parked at the hangar for more than a year, according to figures from the State Police. The aircraft enforcement program that launched with much ...

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Two members of Internet piracy group sentenced (access required)

NORFOLK — Two members of an Internet piracy group have been sentenced for their role in distributing illegal copies of movies being shown in theaters. Federal prosecutors say 57-year-old Willie Lambert, of Pittston, Pa., and 28-year-old Sean Lovelady, of Pomona, ...

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Portsmouth bail bondsman gets time in bribery case (access required)

NORFOLK— A Portsmouth bail bondsman has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for bribing a former magistrate who steered clients his way. Federal prosecutors say 51-year-old Ulysses Stephenson was sentenced Nov. 2 in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. He ...

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Man gets prison for faking clients’ tax returns (access required)

NORFOLK — A Virginia Beach tax preparer has been sentenced to one year and nine months in prison for falsifying clients’ federal income tax returns. Paul Zimmerman Jr., 49, was sentenced Nov. 5 in federal court in Norfolk. Federal prosecutors ...

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Man charged in theft of Obama equipment van (access required)

On the day after President Barack Obama won re-election, a Virginia man accused of stealing a truck containing the president’s audio equipment for public appearances was sent to jail to await trial. Federal prosecutors said Eric Brown, 48, of Richmond ...

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William J. Cox (access required)

Retired Fredericksburg Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge William Jerome Cox died Nov. 2. He was 81. Known as “Jerry,” Judge Cox attended Randolph-Macon College for a year and a half and then he was drafted into the Army. After discharge, ...

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Roy D. Turner (access required)

Bridgewater lawyer Roy Dale Turner died Nov. 2 of stomach cancer. He was 57. A native of Miami, Fla., he graduated from the University of Hartford in 1980 and received his law degree from the Catholic University of America in ...

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Heel fracture not diagnosed after auto accident – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 57-year-old male, was involved in a high-speed, head-on motor vehicle accident on Oct. 4, 2006. He was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, including intra-abdominal bleeding requiring emergency surgery and a bowel resection. Pre-operatively, numerous radiology ...

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