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Gun Was ‘Brandished’ During Bank Robbery (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms defendants’ convictions of conspiracy, armed bank robberies and brandishing firearms, re­jecting defendants’ claims that there was insufficient evidence to convict de­fendants of brandishing; the prosecution did not prove conspiracy against one defendant; and the federal offense ...

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Bristol attorney pleads to felony in utilities case (access required)

G. Walter Bressler, a lawyer in Bristol for 42 years, has pleaded guilty to a felony conspiracy charge in connection with an ongoing federal investigation of bribes and kickbacks at that city’s utilities authority. Prosecutors said Bressler, as general counsel ...

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