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Fourth Circuit hears strip-search cases

(AP) A federal appeals court in Richmond heard arguments Wednesday on whether jailers should be allowed to strip search people who are arrested but still awaiting arraignment. The cases out of West Virginia and Maryland pit individual privacy rights against ...

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AG Herring sues major banks for $1.1B

(AP) Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is suing some of the world’s largest banks for $1.15 billion in damages related to the housing market crash, saying the financial institutions fraudulently sold risky mortgage-backed securities to the state’s public pension system. “The ...

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US judge rules against ex-Richmond developer

(AP) A former Richmond developer who fraudulently obtained historic tax credits faces a longer prison term than originally expected after prosecutors presented evidence Tuesday that he may have hidden about $2.5 million, perhaps by burying it in a homemade safe ...

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Next for McDonnells: sentencing, appeal

(AP) Prosecutors and defense attorneys aren’t through fighting over the fate of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Now that the verdicts are in — guilty on 11 public corruption counts for him, nine for her — attention ...

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