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Author Archives: The Associated Press

Virginia man pleads guilty to failing to pay $1.3M in taxes

(AP) A Virginia man pleaded guilty May 26 to charges that he failed to pay $1.3 million in taxes to the IRS by withholding payroll taxes from three different companies owned by his family, a federal prosecutor said. U.S. Attorney ...

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Trial begins for ex-Virginia Tech football player in killing

CHRISTIANSBURG (AP) A trial began May 25 for a former Virginia Tech football player accused in the fatal beating of a Tinder match he originally believed was a woman. Isimemen Etute, a former linebacker, is charged with second-degree murder in ...

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Judge issues order against Virginia dog breeding facility

LYNCHBURG (AP) A federal judge has issued an emergency order imposing a series of restrictions on a Virginia dog-breeding facility after regulators said the site was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of beagle puppies. The restraining order issued May ...

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Former sheriff gets 12 years for bribery, money laundering

NORFOLK (AP) A former Tidewater Virginia sheriff was sentenced May 20 to 12 years in prison for bribery and money laundering. Former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe apologized to the court before the sentence was issued, news outlets reported. McCabe was ...

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Loudoun school board sues in effort to halt grand jury work

ASHBURN (AP) The Loudoun County School Board has asked for a temporary injunction that would halt the work of a grand jury convened as part of an ongoing state investigation into the district. The board filed a civil complaint May ...

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Feds sue operator of dog breeding facility, seize beagles

(AP) Federal officials have accused a company that runs a Virginia facility breeding dogs for research of violating animal welfare law and recently seized at least 145 beagles found to be in “acute distress,” according to a lawsuit filed May ...

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Ex-Virginia Tech player pleads not guilty in beating death

BLACKSBURG (AP) A former Virginia Tech football player accused of fatally beating a man he met on an online dating site and had initially believed to be a woman pleaded not guilty May 19 to a second-degree murder charge, authorities ...

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Police: Man charged in fatal shooting outside Virginia bar

NORFOLK (AP) A Virginia man has been charged in a March shooting that killed a newspaper reporter and two other young bystanders when a fight broke out at closing time outside a Norfolk bar, police announced May 18. One of ...

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Woman pleads guilty in $1.2M COVID-19 fraud scheme

(AP) A woman pleaded guilty May 17 in federal court in Virginia to a $1.2 million scheme that defrauded COVID-19 pandemic relief programs using victims’ personal information that she obtained through her state government employment, a prosecutor said. U.S. Attorney ...

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Feds seek prison for rioter in ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt

(AP) Federal prosecutors on May 16 recommended a prison sentence of more than two months for a Virginia man who stormed the U.S. Capitol wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt. Photographs of Robert Keith Packer wearing the sweatshirt with the antisemitic message ...

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