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Gun Was ‘Brandished’ During Bank Robbery (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms defendants’ convictions of conspiracy, armed bank robberies and brandishing firearms, re­jecting defendants’ claims that there was insufficient evidence to convict de­fendants of brandishing; the prosecution did not prove conspiracy against one defendant; and the federal offense ...

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Subpoena Quashed for Spousal Privilege (access required)

A utility company’s chief financial officer facing federal corruption charges success­fully invoked the adverse spousal testimo­ny privilege and her husband, a Virginia state court judge, cannot be forced to testify against the defendant, says an Abingdon U.S. District Court. Settled ...

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