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State won’t oppose overturning convictions in ’97 slaying

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The Virginia attorney general’s office said Wednesday that it will no longer oppose overturning the rape and murder convictions of two former sailors after a federal judge declared last month that “no sane human being” could find the men ...

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Lawyer accepts disbarment after lying in bankruptcy case (access required)

A Midlothian lawyer has consented to loss of his law license after being convicted of a felony charge that he made a false statement under oath in his bankruptcy case. James F. Sumpter, 69, admitted that he failed to disclose ...

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Lawyer in timeshare scheme agrees to disbarment (access required)

A Williamsburg lawyer who pleaded guilty to helping a scheme that used straw buyers to purchase unwanted timeshares has agreed to give up her law license. Deborah M. Wagner consented to revocation of her license before the Virginia State Bar ...

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2 women convicted of raising money for Al-Shabab

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Two women who used an Internet chat room to raise several thousand dollars for the Somali militant group al-Shabab have been convicted of providing support to a terrorist organization. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga found the women — ...

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No prison time for mother who intimidated witnesses

NORFOLK (AP) A mother who intimidated witnesses in her son’s murder case by posting their personal information on Facebook won’t have to spend time behind bars. WAVY-TV reports Gloria Williams entered an Alford plea Monday in Norfolk to an obstruction ...

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Grey honored for commitment to diversity

The American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law recently honored former ABA president Robert J. Grey Jr. of Richmond for his commitment to diversity and inclusion during its fall meeting in Chicago. Grey served as ABA president in 2004-05 and ...

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Source claims pressure to be in Rolling Stone story

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The woman whose harrowing account of being gang raped at the University of Virginia was the centerpiece of a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine article testified in a deposition that the story was what she believed “to be true ...

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Writer ‘startled’ when source backed off story

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman’s claim of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity says she was “startled” when the woman seemed to back off her story following its publication. ...

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Appeals court revives lawsuit by Abu Ghraib inmates

(AP) A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against a military contractor filed by former inmates of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison. The lawsuit, which has now been bounced between courts for eight years, had most recently been tossed out ...

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Writer defends relying on ‘Jackie’

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman’s claim of being gang raped at a fraternity house sought to show jurors Friday why she found the woman so credible, highlighting the emotion and level ...

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