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Assault by strangulation is ‘crime of violence’ (access required)

Where the defendant was previously convicted of felony assault inflicting physical injury by strangulation under North Carolina law, that conviction constituted a “crime of violence” under the sentencing guidelines because it required intentional conduct, and thus matched the guidelines’ definition ...

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Former administrator’s convictions affirmed (access required)

Where the former executive director of the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport challenged his convictions for federal program fraud, money laundering and perjury, but the evidence supported the vast majority of the convictions, they were affirmed. Background In 2012, Kenneth R. ...

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Noncompliant brief waived appeal arguments (access required)

Where appellant’s brief is significantly noncompliant with the court rules, “he has waived appellate consideration of his arguments.” A ruckus Appellant Lamouroux’s abduction and assault and battery convictions arise from an altercation with O’Leary, a convenience store customer. The incident ...

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