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Charges tossed amid claims of prosecutor misconduct (access required)

After defense lawyers argued prosecutors unfairly influenced a grand jury, a Fauquier County judge dismissed seven felony charges against a former attorney accused of misappropriating client money. Prosecutors then withdrew two felony charges of making false statements on tax returns. ...

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Morrissey drops state Senate bid

(AP) A former Virginia lawmaker who, for a time, spent his days at the General Assembly and his nights at a county jail is dropping his campaign for a state Senate race. Former Del. Joseph D. Morrissey announced Thursday he’s ...

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GOP sees no deal for Roush

With only days remaining on her temporary appointment as a Virginia Supreme Court justice, the political winds show little signs of change for Jane Marum Roush. While Gov. Terry McAuliffe stands firm on his plan to reappoint her – despite ...

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