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Driver gets conditional pardon after crash left a man disabled

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Gov. Ralph Northam has conditionally pardoned a Black man with autism who was sentenced to a decade in prison for a car crash that left a New York man severely disabled. Matthew Rushin is expected to be released early ...

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Gynecologist convicted of fraud, unneeded surgeries

CHESAPEAKE (AP) A Virginia gynecologist has been found guilty of submitting false insurance claims after performing unnecessary surgeries on women. A federal jury convicted Javaid Perwaiz on 52 charges, the Justice Department said in a statement. The Chesapeake doctor had ...

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Former prosecutor gets 10 years in prison

NORFOLK (AP) A former prosecutor in Norfolk has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to lure a teen online. The sentence for Timothy Scott Carnes came after he pleaded guilty to 26 counts, including trying to take ...

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Prosecutor finds 2018 police shooting justified

(AP) The fatal police shooting of an unarmed Black man who ran onto a highway during a mental health crisis was justified, a Virginia prosecutor has determined. The finding by Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Colette McEachin mirrors an earlier finding by ...

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Pomrenkes plead guilty in early release scam (access required)

A former Virginia judge and his wife, a former Bristol utility executive, have pleaded guilty to scamming prison officials to get early release for the exec, who was convicted of corruption. Both Kurt Pomrenke – a former Bristol juvenile and ...

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Northam signs sentencing reform bill (access required)

Gov. Ralph Northam’s office says he has signed the General Assembly’s special session bill that will effectively end jury sentencing in Virginia. Senate Bill 5007, sponsored by Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), allows judges to decide sentences in criminal cases, except ...

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Bob Good wins, keeping 5th District US House seat Republican

(AP) Conservative Bob Good has won a Virginia congressional race, keeping a longtime GOP seat in Republican hands, while voters were still waiting early Wednesday to learn the winners of two other competitive House seats. Good defeated Democratic opponent and ...

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Robertson wins Sussex prosecutor’s seat (access required)

In a close battle, Vincent L. Robertson Sr. won election as Sussex County commonwealth’s attorney in voting Nov. 3. He has been serving in the position since former commonwealth’s attorney Lyndia Ramsey was appointed as a general district judge earlier ...

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Former elder law attorney charged with defrauding clients (access required)

A disbarred Lynchburg lawyer has been indicted on 13 felony counts based on her alleged misappropriation of more than $233,000 from elderly clients for whom she held power of attorney. Cherie A. Washburn gave up her Virginia State Bar license ...

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Ex-attorney pleads to hiding show ponies in bankruptcy (access required)

A former Roanoke attorney disbarred in 2018 for hiding high-status assets when filing for bankruptcy has pleaded guilty to a federal felony charge. Before and during her bankruptcy case, Laura Wright and her husband bought, sold and maintained an ownership ...

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