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Brennan tapped for VSB post (access required)

A prosecutor for the Virginia State Bar has been hired for a top executive job at the agency. Assistant bar counsel Renu Brennan will become deputy executive director of the VSB this summer as Mary Yancey Spencer retires from the ...

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Ex-Saslaw treasurer sentenced for embezzling

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A former campaign treasurer for Virginia Senate Minority Leader Richard Saslaw has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for embezzling more than $650,000 in campaign funds. Fifty-one-year-old Linda Diane Wallis of Fairfax pleaded guilty in October ...

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Sources: Obama to nominate Merrick Garland

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama will nominate federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, congressional sources said Wednesday. The pick sets up a confrontation with Republicans who say they will refuse to consider his nomination in an ...

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Judge delays trial for Norfolk treasurer

NORFOLK (AP) A judge has postponed the public corruption trial of Norfolk’s city treasurer. Media outlets report that U.S. District Judge Henry Morgan agreed Tuesday that Anthony Burfoot’s scheduled May 3 trial should be put on hold until the U.S. ...

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