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Inmate sentenced for trying to extort money from state senator

(AP) A former state inmate is headed to a federal prison for trying to extort money from a Virginia lawmaker. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that 37-year-old Christopher John Burruss received a two-year sentence on Wednesday from U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer. Burruss had pleaded guilty in October 2014 to threatening to injure the reputation of another. Prosecutors ...

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