NORFOLK— A Portsmouth bail bondsman has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for bribing a former magistrate who steered clients his way. Federal prosecutors say 51-year-old Ulysses Stephenson was sentenced Nov. 2 in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. He ...Read More »
NORFOLK — A Virginia Beach tax preparer has been sentenced to one year and nine months in prison for falsifying clients’ federal income tax returns. Paul Zimmerman Jr., 49, was sentenced Nov. 5 in federal court in Norfolk. Federal prosecutors ...Read More »
On the day after President Barack Obama won re-election, a Virginia man accused of stealing a truck containing the president’s audio equipment for public appearances was sent to jail to await trial. Federal prosecutors said Eric Brown, 48, of Richmond ...Read More »
SPOTSYLVANIA — A Virginia man convicted for the 12th time in a drunken driving case will serve the maximum sentence. Media outlets report that 44-year-old David Marion Apraham of Spotsylvania received a seven-year sentence last Tuesday in Spotsylvania Circuit Court.. ...
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MANASSAS — A judge won’t remove a special prosecutor from the retrial of a former death-row inmate whose conviction and sentence were overturned by a federal court. Attorneys for Justin Wolfe argued that the special prosecutor, Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has opened the door to claims against individual supervisors who take part in the unlawful firing of an employee. The Nov. 1 decision in VanBuren v. Grubb (VLW 012-6-143), decided 4-3, is a victory for ...
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The national presidential election is over, but there’s another vote yet to cast. Ballots have been mailed to Virginia lawyers in the race for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar, the first such contested election since 2001. Arlington’s Ray Benzinger ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia for the first time has granted a writ of actual innocence over the objection of the commonwealth. When the Court of Appeals of Virginia split five-five on a rehearing of a panel decision, that panel ...Read More »
A former human resources director for Chesterfield County has settled her lawsuit alleging the county discriminated by giving her a less generous severance package than the “sweetheart deals” given to her male counterparts. The county has paid Karla Gerner $42,000, ...Read More »