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Banks escape from mortgage fraud lawsuit

Virginia investors who claim they were defrauded into buying overpriced real estate in coastal Carolina have lost their bid to sue seven banks in their federal mortgage fraud lawsuit. In a 36-page memorandum order, U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee ...

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Okun’s ex-wife set to testify against him

Financier Ed Okun – convicted in a $126 million fraud – may hear from his former wife at his sentencing hearing this week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Carol May, who was married to Okun for a brief period in ...

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Okun’s ex-wife set to testify against him

Financier Ed Okun – convicted in a $126 million fraud – may hear from his former wife at his sentencing hearing this week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Carol May, who was married to Okun for a brief period in ...

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Treasurer accused of theft at upscale community

Michael Comer, the treasurer of a homeowners group at a Charlottesville-area gated community, is accused of taking more than $666,000 from the organization’s accounts. Comer had been missing since July 1, when he failed to show up for a meeting ...

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Jefferson case is first test for 1977 law

The Alexandria trial of a former Lousiana Congressman is the first under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He is first and only U.S. public official to be charged under the act, and one of only two individuals in the past ...

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Virginia doctor charged with writing internet prescriptions

Federal authorities say a Mechanicsville doctor wrote thousands of prescriptions for people he never examined. Torino Jennings, a staff physician at Retreat Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, is accused of issuing 50,000 to 100,000 prescriptions for the relaxant Soma and other ...

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Ex-attorney indicted for alleged embezzlement

The other shoe has dropped for Franklin lawyer J. Edward Moyler Jr., who was indicted yesterday on nine counts of embezzlement. As Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported last month, Moyler admitted taking millions from a decedent’s account. He also took over ...

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