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Ex-lawyer Conrad pleads guilty to fraud (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—A disbarred Woodbridge attorney has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud count related to what prosecutors say was the theft of more than $3.5 million from his clients. Stephen T. Conrad, 40, worked on personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. ...

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New Kent judge rejects assessments attack tactic (access required)

A second Virginia circuit judge has rejected an effort by property owners upset with their assessments to use a little-known Virginia law to draft their commonwealth’s attorneys to press their case. Property owners had filed petitions with commonwealth’s attorney C. ...

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VLF seeks nominations for Fellows class of 2009 (access required)

The Virginia Law Foundation will accept nominations to the 2009 Class of Fellows through Sept. 8. The 2009 class will be inducted at a dinner meeting at the Williamsburg Lodge & Convention Center during the Virginia Bar Association’s Annual Meeting ...

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Northern Virginia legal aid office announces foreclosure project (access required)

Legal Services of Northern Virginia has launched the Foreclosure Legal Assistance Project (FLAP) to provide legal assistance for those who are facing foreclosure on their homes. Northern Virginia has experienced some of the highest rates of foreclosure in the nation ...

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Original suspect not cleared by DNA evidence of another (access required)

A man once convicted of a 1975 slaying of an elderly Emporia woman has not yet been exonerated by DNA testing that implicates another man. Virginia State Police said last week that a review of old DNA evidence led to ...

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Pardon by Kaine leads to deportation delay (access required)

A Newport News woman who faced deportation Thursday for a decade-old crime has received a one-year extension a day after being pardoned by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. Kathryn Anne Ingleson, 31, found out Wednesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ...

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Fraud evidence allowed in federal murder trial (access required)

Prosecutors can use evidence of a decades-long series of frauds in their case against a Maryland woman accused of swindling and murdering a widower, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week. A 4th Circuit panel said in ...

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Tourists still going to Outer Banks despite gasoline prices (access required)

MANTEO, N.C.—More people visited the Outer Banks in June than a year ago despite soaring gasoline prices and other impediments to tourism, The Virginian-Pilot reported last week. The Outer Banks this year also have suffered from drifting smoke from two ...

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Portsmouth sues cable provider over failure to build studio (access required)

PORTSMOUTH—The City of Ports-mouth has filed a legal complaint claiming Cox Communications violated terms of its cable franchise there by not maintaining a studio for “local public, educational and governmental programming.’’ Cox spokeswoman Leigh Ann Woisard says a studio always ...

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