Tag Archives: Judge Stephanie Dawn Thacker

Forging Public Record Is ‘Aggravated Felony’ (access required)

The 4th Circuit denies a Bolivian citi­zen’s petition for review of a decision that he is ineligible for cancellation of removal from the U.S., upholding a Board of Im­migration Appeals’ determination that petitioner’s Virginia conviction for forging a public record ...

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Resentencing Ordered for ‘Mandatory’ Guideline Error (access required)

In defendant investment broker’s trial for defrauding clients out of millions of dollars with excessive valuations of stock in EPV Solar Inc., a privately held solar energy company, the district court’s repeated interruptions of counsel and interrogation of both defense ...

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Ex-Governor’s Bribery Conviction Upheld (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell’s conviction on 11 counts of corruption, rejecting all his claims of error, including his principal claim that the district court’s jury instructions defined bribery and “official acts” too broadly; the ...

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Inmate Seeks Solitary Detention Review (access required)

Plaintiff inmate, a member of Nation of Gods and Earths, or “Five Percenters,” may try his due process challenge to defendant South Carolina Department of Corrections’ procedure for reviewing defendant’s 20-year detention in solitary confinement; however, the 4th Circuit upholds ...

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