The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has revoked the law license of Christiansburg attorney Gerard R. Marks. Marks, who faces trial on 21 felony counts related to his law practice, consented to the revocation, according to a VSB news release. ...Read More »
Arlington County Circuit Judge Joanne Alper ruled that there was no 4th amendment violation when, without a warrant, police attached a GPS tracking device to a suspect’s van and followed his travels around the community. According to the Arlington Connection, ...
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Federal authorities have accused an inmate in a Virginia federal prison of identity theft, possibly for the purpose of filing false claims for benefits intended for Holocaust victims and their descendants. According to an indictment, John Kenneth Leighnor Jr., 49, ...Read More »
Michael Vick’s dogfighting activities have been a godsend to animal rights organizations. Animal Planet is the latest group to use his federal conviction as a vehicle to promote its activities. This press release describes its documentary on the case as ...Read More »
In a closely watched case that has tested Sarbanes-Oxley protection for corporate whistleblowers, the 4th Circuit has upheld a Southwest Virginia bank’s refusal to reinstate a CFO who filed one of the nation’s first whistleblower claims under the 2002 Act. ...
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