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Prosecutors to drop charge after misconduct ruling (access required)

Stung by a federal judge’s finding of prosecutorial misconduct, government lawyers say they do not plan to put an alleged pill pusher on trial a second time. U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon of Lynchburg last week ordered a new ...

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Justices question standing for challenge to rights restoration (access required)

A Republican legal challenge to Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s politically charged blanket rights restoration for convicted felons could be decided on how the case reached the doors of the state Supreme Court. The justices conducted oral arguments in the voting ...

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Lawyer diverted $182,000, bar charges (access required)

An Eastern Shore attorney misappropriated or misspent more than $182,000 of her great uncle’s money, using most of it for personal expenses, according to charges leveled by the Virginia State Bar. A VSB disciplinary subcommittee has certified charges including criminal ...

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Crandley charged again by VSB (access required)

Virginia Beach lawyer John G. “Jack” Crandley has again been charged with misconduct by the Virginia State Bar for sharp comments toward his adversaries. Crandley’s license already is on a 90-day suspension that started June 1. He agreed to the ...

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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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