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Judgment will stand against former prosecutor (access required)

A Culpeper County employee who sued the county commonwealth’s attorney for assault and battery will get to keep his $1,500 judgment against the former official. A circuit judge’s decision Monday resolved a procedural dispute over the handling of appeals from ...

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Complex fraud scheme netted $1.4M

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A judge in Virginia has sentenced a 56-year-old Las Vegas man to five years in prison for assuming the identity of defunct businesses to obtain electronics that he then resold. Myrick Clift Beasley pleaded guilty to mail fraud ...

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Lawsuit describes brutal jail stay

A $60 million lawsuit describes horrific conditions at the Portsmouth jail where a 24-year-old mentally disabled inmate died in August. The suit – filed May 10 – seeks actual and punitive damages for the death of Jamycheal Mitchell on Aug. ...

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