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Time Gap No Bar to Child Porn Sentence Increase (access required)

Although defendant contends his only documented incident of distributing child pornography occurred more than two years prior to his offense of possession, the 4th Circuit upholds a distribution sentencing enhancement under USSG § 1B1.3 and affirms defendant’s 78-month sentence, followed ...

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‘Harmless Error’ Analysis Saves Enhanced Sentences (access required)

In these consolidated appeals by two defendants involved in conspiracy to distribute cocaine, the 4th Circuit affirms the district court’s application of sentencing enhancements for use of a minor, possession of a dangerous weapon and leadership, and applies harmless error ...

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Bogus check scam going strong

Law firms in the Roanoke-Salem area are the latest to report a series of emails baiting lawyers for an apparent fraud scheme. Firms say they have received email inquiries about representing a foreign company in a local debt collection matter, ...

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Judge Stone honored on retirement

The Roanoke Chapter of the Federal Bar Association recently recognized retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge William F. Stone Jr. for his 14 years of service on the court. Stone, who sat mainly in Roanoke, is a former Martinsville attorney appointed to ...

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Endorsements made for Harrisonburg area judgeships

At a special session of the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County Bar Association this week, members voted to endorse attorneys James O. Clough and John S. Hart Jr. as candidates for potential judicial positions in the general district courts, to endorse Clough as a ...

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Virginia In-House (access required)

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present “Virginia In-House,” a special supplement to the April 28, 2014 paper. This 8-page B-Section is sponsored by the Alexandria law firm of DiMuroGinsberg PC. Articles from the 2014 in-house section present some of ...

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