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Sham marriage prompts one-year sentence (access required)

NORFOLK—A former FBI trainee who admitted entering into a sham marriage to gain U.S. citizenship has been sentenced to a year in prison. U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan also revoked 26-year-old Yue Cheng’s U.S. citizenship and canceled her certificate ...

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Tenant wins $190K award against her landlord (access required)

An Albemarle County Circuit Court judge has entered judgment on a jury’s award of $190,000 against a landlord for sexually harassing a female tenant. The defendant, Barry R. Schmidt, denied the woman’s allegation that he coerced her into performing oral ...

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Robertson to step down as Regent U. president (access required)

Pat Robertson plans to retire next summer as president of Regent University, the private Christian college he founded in 1978, the school said last week. The 79-year-old, who became the university’s sixth president in 2000, will retire from the position ...

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Motorsports figure sent to prison (access required)

ABINGDON—A co-founder of Morgan-McClure Motorsports who the government said accepted bags of cash to avoid taxes has been sentenced to 18 months in a federal prison. The government said Larry Allen McClure was also ordered last week to pay more ...

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Richlands doctor pleads guilty, turns in license (access required)

ABINGDON—A Richlands doctor has pleaded guilty to federal drug and tax charges and agreed to surrender his medical license. U.S. Attorney Julia C. Dudley said 65-year-old Roy C. Gomez pleaded guilty last week to obtaining controlled substances by misrepresentation, making ...

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Vick’s plan still based on his returning to NFL (access required)

NORFOLK—Michael Vick’s revised bankruptcy plan will incorporate many of the suggestions made by a judge who rejected his first proposal, but will still be based largely on resuming his once-lucrative NFL career, his lawyer said last week. Attorney Paul Campsen ...

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UR law students win mediation competition (access required)

A team of students from the University of Richmond law school won the American Bar Association’s national mediation competition in New York City last month. Paul Falabella and Faith Alejandro, both second-year students, qualified for the final round in New ...

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Appearing at W&L, Goodell says Vick must show remorse (access required)

LEXINGTON—NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Michael Vick has paid a significant price for doing an “egregious thing’’ and will have to show genuine remorse and a new attitude to get a chance at resuming his career in the league. Goodell ...

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Appeals court: Cop assault law doesn’t apply to ABC agent (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled that the law against assaulting a police officer provides no protection to Alcoholic Beverage Control agents. A three-judge panel of the appeals court reversed the felony conviction of Nyal Lee Cline III last ...

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‘Solo and Small Firm Institute’ to be held May 7-8 in C’ville (access required)

Virginia CLE will be hosting its Fourth Annual Solo and Small Firm Institute in Charlottesville May 7-8. The event is co-sponsored by the Virginia State Bar General Practice Section. The program, which provides up to 11 CLE credits (including three ...

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