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Prosecutor: Killer sought revenge on Alexandria elite

FAIRFAX (AP) A Virginia man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over the span of a decade wanted revenge against what he perceived as the city’s elite after losing a child custody case, prosecutors said Thursday. Opening statements and testimony ...

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Obama nominates 2 for US attorney jobs in Virginia

(AP) President Barack Obama has nominated new U.S. attorneys for Virginia’s eastern and western districts. Eastern District nominee Dana J. Boente has served as acting U.S. attorney since 2013. He has been with the office since 2000 and also was ...

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Whistleblower cases produce $9.25M settlement

(AP) A Kentucky pharmacy has agreed to pay $9.25 million to settle allegations that it solicited and received kickbacks from a manufacturer in exchange for promoting a drug with nursing home patients, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. The settlement with Louisville-based ...

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Maureen McDonnell asks appeals court to suspend case

(AP) Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell is asking an appeals court to suspend her case while the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to review her husband’s public corruption convictions. Maureen McDonnell’s attorneys filed a motion Wednesday with the 4th ...

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Lumber Liquidators paying $10M in wood importation probe

NEW YORK (AP) Lumber Liquidators says it will pay $10 million and plead guilty to five violations of environmental law, including one felony charge, to end a federal investigation into its importation of illegally sourced wood products. The Justice Department ...

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Wolthuis inducted by ACTL

Roanoke federal prosecutor Donald R. Wolthuis has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Wolthuis has been an assistant U.S. attorney in the Western District since 1990. He is currently Senior Litigation Counsel and the ...

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Video shows sheriff using racial slur during interrogation

DINWIDDIE (AP) A videotape released Tuesday shows a sheriff in a rural Virginia county using a racial slur during the interrogation of a slaying suspect. The sheriff defended the use of the offensive word as a law enforcement interrogation technique, ...

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Husband could stop support, then head to court

A husband does not have to pay over $400,000 in spousal support arrearage, even though he failed to get a court order after his wife allegedly agreed to give up support, a divided Court of Appeals said on Oct. 6. ...

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Saslaw ex-treasurer charged with embezzling

McLEAN (AP) A former campaign treasurer for Virginia Senate Minority Leader Richard Saslaw was charged Monday with embezzling more than $650,000 in campaign funds. Court records show that Linda Diane Wallis, 51, of Fairfax, is scheduled to enter a guilty ...

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Huguely appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that upheld the conviction of George ...

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