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Criminal – Civil Forfeiture – Cash With Drugs (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court orders forfeiture of $11,210 seized from defendant’s vehicle, along with what appeared to be additional illegal substances, after defendant was arrested with crack cocaine during an arranged drug buy with a confidential informant. The U.S. ...

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Norfolk jury convicts Somalis of piracy

A federal jury in Norfolk convicted five men from Somalia today of piracy and several other related accounts stemming from an attack on a U.S. Navy warship that the defendants thought was a merchant vessel. It is believed to be ...

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Norfolk jury convicts Somalis of piracy

A federal jury in Norfolk convicted five men from Somalia today of piracy and several other related accounts stemming from an attack on a U.S. Navy warship that the defendants thought was a merchant vessel. It is believed to be ...

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Criminal – Computer Harassment – ‘Obscene’ E-Mails – Estranged Wife (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s conviction of harassment by computer in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-157:1, as the commonwealth failed to prove that the e-mails he sent to his estranged wife and her friends and family were “obscene” ...

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Criminal – Felony Sexual Penetration – Child Sexual Abuse – Jurisdiction (access required)

A defendant could be convicted in Fairfax Circuit Court for sexually molesting his girlfriend’s six-year-old niece during the victim’s visit to her grandmother’s apartment in Annandale, and the Court of Appeals affirms his conviction. The evidence showed that at the ...

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Criminal – Firearm Purchase Form – False Statement – Scienter (access required)

The en banc Court of Appeals upholds defendant’s conviction under Va. Code § 18.2-308.2:2 for making a false statement on a firearm purchase form, for defendant’s response of “no” to a query whether he was under any felony indictment, after ...

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