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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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Spotsylvania man sentenced for 12th DUI conviction (access required)

SPOTSYLVANIA — A Virginia man convicted for the 12th time in a drunken driving case will serve the maximum sentence. Media outlets report that 44-year-old David Marion Apraham of Spotsylvania received a seven-year sentence last Tuesday in Spotsylvania Circuit Court.. ...

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Parents want to collect injured son’s sperm (access required)

ROANOKE — The root of the issue is simple. If 19-year-old Rufus McGill II dies, his parents want his memory to live. They want grandchildren. But that concern is secondary. McGill, after all, remains on life support at Carilion Roanoke ...

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Va. court: Insurance doesn’t cover drywall damages

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a homeowner’s insurance policy doesn’t cover damage caused by Chinese drywall. Richard Serpe, an attorney for the homeowner, said the unanimous ruling means hundreds of other Virginians whose homes and ...

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Prosecutor accused of bias in capital case retrial

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Defense attorneys on Wednesday accused prosecutors in Fairfax and Prince William counties of bias in their efforts to retry a former death-row inmate whose conviction and sentence were overturned by a federal court. Attorneys for Justin Wolfe ...

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