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Lawyer to serve 3 months after jail smuggling plea (access required)

A Richmond lawyer once honored on national television for her work with juvenile offenders will give up her law license and serve three months in jail after admitting to smuggling a cell phone and narcotics to an inmate. The lawyer ...

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State doctor hit with punitives for treatment denial (access required)

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A patient who claimed he was denied recommended mental health treatment, beaten by another patient and unreasonably restrained at a state hospital won both compensatory and punitive damages against a doctor and a nurse – both state employees – in ...

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Lawsuit claims charges based on ‘contempt of cop’ (access required)

An Alexandria man arrested after refusing to give his name to a Stafford County sheriff’s deputy is suing the officer, contending his experience illustrates the risks of “driving while black.” According to the suit, George Wingate, an African American, was ...

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State changes policy on parole eligibility (access required)

Some older Virginia inmates may get a break on parole eligibility with a change in policy by the Department of Corrections. Previously, when an inmate’s offenses occurred both before and after Jan. 1, 1995 – the date parole was abolished ...

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Lynchburg’s Richards named commissioner of accounts (access required)

The judges of the 24th Judicial Circuit have announced that James R. Richards of Lynchburg has been appointed as commissioner of accounts effective Aug. 1. Richards will serve along with Leighton Houck, the judges said in a statement Richards will be ...

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Virginia bar exam test-takers stay dry (access required)

Despite persistent rain in Roanoke, the 767 applicants who sat for the Virginia bar exam on July 24 and 25 managed to avoid getting wet while actually taking the test. That wasn’t the case for some bar candidates in Colorado. ...

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