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Federal prosecutor sees boost in financial crimes

Julia Dudley, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, has seen a rise in complex criminal cases coming through the federal court in recent months. But these complicated crimes, such as white-collar fraud, are the kinds of cases that ...

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Jefferson case is first test for 1977 law

The Alexandria trial of a former Lousiana Congressman is the first under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He is first and only U.S. public official to be charged under the act, and one of only two individuals in the past ...

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Williams retires from 4th Circuit

Karen J. Williams, the chief judge of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has retired because of illness, according to The Times and Democrat in Orangeburg, S.C. The paper reports that Williams, 57, notified the White House of her ...

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For those looking to expand their vocabulary…

Not sure what to do on your next staycation? You could try the latest acai diet with a frenemy. Or put on some reggaeton and update your vlog. Maybe watch the latest Webisode on green-collar workers’ efforts to reduce their ...

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Page County attorney seeks to head VSB in 2011-12

George W. Shanks, an attorney in Luray, says he wants to be president of the Virginia State Bar in 2011-12. So far, he is the only candidate for the position of president-elect designate. Lawyers who have been members of the ...

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Law student wins $600,000 playing poker

U.Va. law student Leo Wolpert will start his second year with a big grin and a fat wallet. The former professional poker player won a World Series of Poker event in Las Vegas last month, pocketing $652,000 in winnings, according ...

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