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Inmate video was not saved

(AP) An attorney representing the family of a mentally ill inmate who died at a Virginia jail is criticizing officials’ decision not to save video footage captured outside the man’s cell in the days leading up to his death. Lt. ...

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William & Mary student receives pro bono award

Lieutenant Kaylee R. Gum, a third-year student at the College of William & Mary law school, is the recipient of the Virginia State Bar’s 2016 Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award. While a student at W&M, Gum has ...

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Sandoval-Moshenberg receives bar honors

Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, legal director of Northern Virginia’s Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Center, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Virginia Legal Aid Award by the Virginia State Bar’s Access to Legal Services Committee. Sandoval-Moshenberg specializes in ...

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TV pundit who claimed CIA ties pleads guilty to fraud

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Former cable news pundit Wayne Simmons admits he’s a fraud. And he admits he’s a felon. But despite all evidence to the contrary, he remains adamant that he was a CIA man. Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, struck ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On April 25, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the license to practice law of G. Walter Bressler of Bristol based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. In consenting to the revocation, Bressler acknowledged that the charges against ...

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State senator travels to Syria, praises Assad

(AP) Sen. Ted Cruz’s former campaign co-chairman in Virginia has traveled to Syria and promised support for the government of President Bashar Assad, who U.S. officials have repeatedly said has lost the legitimacy to rule the war-torn country. Virginia state ...

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High court could overturn McDonnell conviction

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court could make it tougher for the government to crack down on public corruption, signaling Wednesday that it may overturn former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s federal bribery conviction. Justices across the ideological spectrum expressed concerns during arguments ...

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