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Complex fraud scheme netted $1.4M

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A judge in Virginia has sentenced a 56-year-old Las Vegas man to five years in prison for assuming the identity of defunct businesses to obtain electronics that he then resold. Myrick Clift Beasley pleaded guilty to mail fraud ...

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Former Navy instructor walks out of hearing

QUANTICO (AP) A former Naval Academy instructor facing a possible court-martial after a newspaper uncovered new evidence related to his convictions for indecent acts with female midshipmen walked out of his own preliminary hearing Friday. Kevin McDermott, the civilian lawyer ...

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Lawsuit describes brutal jail stay

A $60 million lawsuit describes horrific conditions at the Portsmouth jail where a 24-year-old mentally disabled inmate died in August. The suit – filed May 10 – seeks actual and punitive damages for the death of Jamycheal Mitchell on Aug. ...

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