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Lawyers cleared in probe of firing (access required)

VSB officials among 10 in bar complaint

A Virginia State Bar investigation has concluded that the 2011 firing of a controversial VSB investigator was driven by protests from lawyers and judges over what they saw as tactless investigative methods and was not an attempt to stifle investigation of a prosecutor. The Aug. 29, 2011, termination of investigator James Whitener – who reportedly resigned ...