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Action survives against nursing home chain

A whistleblower lawsuit alleging Medicare fraud by a major national nursing home chain is moving forward in Alexandria federal court. U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton gave a green light this month for the suit alleging that HRC ManorCare encouraged ...

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Ex-lawyer wins early release from jail

A former attorney serving a three-year sentence for embezzling fees from her law firm has won a judge’s permission for early release. Kyle C. Leftwich pocketed fees from disability cases without telling her firm, Marks & Harrison. Sentenced to three ...

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Kuhnel is new Roanoke county attorney

The Roanoke County board of supervisors has named Ruth Ellen Kuhnel as county attorney, to succeed the retiring Paul M. Mahoney. Kuhnel has served as assistant county attorney and senior assistant county attorney for eight years. For five years, she ...

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More courts closing for Friday’s bike races

Richmond courts will close Friday because of multiple downtown street closings for bicycle races. Richmond Circuit Court and district level courts announced Wednesday they will be closed Friday. The closings apply to all courts in both the John Marshall Courts ...

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