A Louisa County lawyer accused of threatening a witness will not face any criminal charge. The sheriff’s department told the Richmond Times-Dispatch it found no evidence to support the witness’ claim that lawyer John Maus solicited perjury from a family ...Read More »
More drug defendants have had their sentences reduced under the crack cocaine amendment in the Eastern District of Virginia than in any other federal district court in the country. In 2007, the U.S. Sentencing Commission amended federal sentencing guidelines to ...
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An official with the beleaguered Peanut Corp. of American disclosed today that the company has product liability coverage from two policies totaling $12 million. The information came during a creditors meeting in bankruptcy court in Lynchburg. As reported by The ...Read More »
Two more old criminal cases are being scrutinized after DNA tests suggest the possibility of wrongful convictions. In 2005, after biological evidence cleared five men in decades-old rape convictions, then-Gov. Mark R. Warner ordered that DNA testing be conducted on ...
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Unofficial results show Democrat Greg Underwood outpolled his rival to win Norfolk’s top prosecutor job. According to The Virginian-Pilot, Underwood, who has served as a prosecutor for about 16 years, received about 55 percent of the vote. The election filled ...Read More »
No qualified bidders appeared at an auction for Michael Vick’s home near Atlanta. Meanwhile, a Norfolk bankruptcy judge hears arguments today on whether Vick should be forced to come to court. USA Today gets both stories on one page.Read More »