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Geary to challenge Kizer for Henrico prosecutor

Former Richmond prosecutor Matthew Geary plans to run against incumbent Wade Kizer for Henrico County commonwealth’s attorney. Geary left his position as chief deputy in the commonwealth’s attorney’s office in April to join a private practice in Richmond, reports the ...

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Former banker pleads to embezzling $50,000

In a federal plea deal, a former SunTrust Bank executive admitted forging signatures to issue checks to himself. Douglas Calvin Powell Jr., a former assistant vice president at SunTrust, pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud in U.S. District ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

New Associations Douglas J. Walter has joined the Hampton law firm of Moschel, Clancy & Walter. Brandi A. Law has joined the Woodbridge office of Greehan, Taves, Pandak & Stoner as an associate. Ludwig Gaines and Sean Dunston have joined ...

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Virginia Beach candidate has no home in the city

A former prosecutor hoping to win the commonwealth’s attorney’s job in Virginia Beach is struggling to maintain a residence there. Mark C. Hardman, a 28-year-old running on an Independent ticket, has not had a permanent address since June, according to ...

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Prison officials work on stopping inmate cell calls

Officials from Virginia attended a Maryland session yesterday to test devices designed to find illegal cellphones used by prison inmates. Most of the technology tested doesn’t jam cellphone signals, which is prohibited by federal law. However, legislation that would allow ...

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Lane R. Gabeler-Millner dies

Lane R. Gabeler-Millner, a senior partner of Gabeler, Battocchi and Powell in McLean, died Tuesday. She was 72. Ms. Gabeler-Millner was a member of the Collaborative Law Society (now the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia) for several years. According to ...

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Virginia Tech moves to consolidate sex discrimination lawsuits

Virginia Tech says two cases alleging unequal treatment for women are so similar they should be combined for trial. According to The Roanoke Times, both suits allege that women who worked as university fundraisers were harassed or were not paid ...

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Murder trial jurors air disagreements

A jury room dispute is now public following a closely watched Shenandoah County murder trial. Members of the jury recommended on Thursday that Jody Lynn Bradley serve nine years in prison for the second-degree murder of Brendon Manning Barker, a ...

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Homeowners discover driveway is not theirs

A Spotsylvania County couple is weighing their legal options after finding out the driveway they thought they owned belongs to their next-door neighbor. Maggie and Thomas Smith discovered the original surveyor’s mistake when they rehired the surveying company to mark ...

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Drug courts among McDonnell crime proposals

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell offered a package of law enforcement proposals yesterday. The proposals are part of his public safety platform, reports The Virginian-Pilot. McDonnell’s plan inlcudes mandatory sentences for habitual drug dealers, lifetime monitoring for certain sex offenders ...

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