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Judge orders prosecutor removed for new trial (access required)

A Lynchburg federal judge has ordered a new trial for a drug defendant based on misconduct by prosecutors who whitewashed their required disclosures about a discredited cop. U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon took the unusual added step of ordering ...

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Ex-city attorney gets 6-month sentence (access required)

Former Bristol city attorney Walter Bressler was sentenced to six months in federal prison Monday for his involvement with a bribery and kickback scandal at the utilities authority where he served as general counsel. A former agency board chairman was ...

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