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‘False Statement’ Sentence Reduced to Misdemeanor (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a U.S. Postal Service employee’s conviction for making a false statement for falsely certifying he was not working while receiving federal workers’ compensation for aggravation of sleep apnea, but the court vacates his felony conviction because ...

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No Felony Prosecution After GDC Acquittal (access required)

On rehearing en banc, the Court of Appeals reverses a trial court judgment and dismisses felony first-degree murder and attempted murder indictments, for the reasons stated in the panel’s majority opinion dated Feb. 25, 2014 [VLW 014-7-049]. In its panel ...

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More training, tighter scrutiny suggested for private police (access required)


If a person wants to offer a professional pedicure in Virginia, he must complete 150 hours of training. But if a private citizen wants to carry a gun and make arrests, he can qualify as a “special conservator of the ...

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Man who sought to blackmail Norment pleads guilty (access required)


Virginia state Sen. Thomas K. Norment Jr., R-James City County, was the victim of attempted blackmail over purportedly “inappropriate” and “embarrassing” communications with two women, according to a government-prepared statement filed in federal court. A statement of facts filed in ...

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