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Lawyer seeks state GOP chairmanship

Rocky Mount attorney Bill Stanley hopes to succeed Jeff Frederick at the helm of the Republican Party of Virginia. Stanley, who heads the Franklin County GOP committee, said Wednesday that he will run for chairman at the party’s May 30 ...

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Two plead guilty in $2 million theft from developer

A Suffolk couple admits living it up on money stolen from Virginia Beach real estate developer Alan Resh. The wife, Resh’s personal assistant for 10 years, embezzled more than $2 million through counterfeit checks and wire transfers, reports The Virginian-Pilot. ...

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Two plead guilty in $2 million theft from developer

A Suffolk couple admits living it up on money stolen from Virginia Beach real estate developer Alan Resh. The wife, Resh’s personal assistant for 10 years, embezzled more than $2 million through counterfeit checks and wire transfers, reports The Virginian-Pilot. ...

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Shakeup in Franklin County sheriff office

Two high-level deputies are fired and an investigation is focusing on timesheets of the sheriff’s daughter. Sheriff Ewell Hunt said in a statement that the allegations against his daughter are not true, and that she was properly paid for work ...

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Shakeup in Franklin County sheriff office

Two high-level deputies are fired and an investigation is focusing on timesheets of the sheriff’s daughter. Sheriff Ewell Hunt said in a statement that the allegations against his daughter are not true, and that she was properly paid for work ...

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Criminal charges dropped in campaign ad case

A former Roanoke councilman hit with a civil fine for election law violations will not face parallel criminal charges. A judge dismissed two misdemeanors against Brian Wishneff at the request of both defense attorney John Lichtenstein and special prosecutor John ...

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Turk reverses jury verdicts in moonshiners’ case

U.S. District Judge James Turk dismissed 25 money laundering convictions against a couple who ran a major moonshine still in Pittyslvania County. In reversing a jury’s guilty verdicts, Turk cited a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, reports The Roanoke Times. ...

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Town council member among five charged with embezzling

Authorities say a group of employees at a South Hill beverage wholesaler were stealing from the business. One of the defendants is a town council member. The South Hill Enterprise reports that five former employees, including South Hill Town Councilman ...

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Nightclub was front for major drug ring, feds say

A federal indictment claims that an unidentified police officer helped protect a Chesapeake man accused of running a $10 million drug operation. Federal authorities say the six-year drug operation was based at the former club Encore Lounge and led by ...

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