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Former prosecutor says that the feds set him up (access required)

A Winchester lawyer and former prosecutor accused of drug use and evidence tampering has taken the offensive in his case, claiming he is a victim of prosecutorial misconduct. Paul H. Thomson has asked a judge to dismiss the indictment and ...

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Common ground sought on foreclosure reform (access required)

Bankers and consumer advocates were negotiating last week to see if a deal might produce some form of foreclosure reform in this year’s General Assembly. Foreclosure reform bills foundered in the House of Delegates just days after a diverse group ...

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House bill would undo Hernandez decision

Legislation at the General Assembly would take away the newfound authority of Virginia courts to defer and dismiss criminal charges in any case, even when the evidence would support conviction. House Bill 2513 introduced by Del. C. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, ...

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