Western District of Virginia court cases for 4/24-4/28/17

Friday, April 21, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON . US v. Darren Wall (Guilty Plea: April 24 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 24 ADDRESS: Incarcerated Wall is charged with assaulting a corrections officer. . US v. Melissa Huffman (Guilty Plea: April 24 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 46 ADDRESS: Roanoke, Virginia Huffman is charged with embezzlement. . US v. Misael Reyes-Tajimaroa (Guilty Plea: […]

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Virginia unemployment lowest since 2008 – Roanoke MSA gains 900 jobs

Friday, April 21, 2017

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in March to 3.8 percent, the third consecutive monthly decline, and was down 0.2 percentage point from last March. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.8 percent is the lowest rate since the May 2008 rate of 3.8 percent. The labor force expanded for the […]

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Gov. McAuliffe denies pardon but commutes Teleguz death sentence

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Gov. McAuliffe denies pardon but commutes Teleguz death sentence

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Stephanie Yvonne Sipe in July 2001. He was scheduled to be […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 4/17-4/21/17

Friday, April 14, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON . US v. Alex Michael Kayian (Guilty Plea: April 18 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 22 ADDRESS: Not Available Kayian is charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. Heather Michelle Sullins, Kaitlynn Elizabeth Chapman, Brandon Lee Stone (Guilty Plea: April 19 at 10:30 a.m.) The defendants are charged with conspiring to distribute […]

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Danville tax preparer, Timothy Harris, indicted on filing false tax returns

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A federal grand jury sitting in Roanoke, Virginia, returned an indictment today charging a Danville, Virginia resident with filing false tax returns, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle for the Western District of Virginia. According to the indictment, Timothy […]

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Sen. Kaine’s statement on President Trump asking for more Federal Agency cuts

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sen. Kaine's statement on President Trump asking for more Federal Agency cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Tim Kaine yesterday following the Trump Administration’s directive lifting the federal hiring freeze on government agencies recognized that though the hiring freeze was lifted the Administration has directed agencies to submit plans for long-term cuts to their workforce. Kaine stated, “It was a mistake for President Trump to impose a federal […]

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Virginia couple indicted for using religious missions to hide income

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A grand jury in the Western District of Virginia indicted a Concord, Virginia couple for filing false federal tax returns and conspiring to structure currency transactions, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle for the Western District of Virginia.  The […]

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Virginia Hospitals recognized for progress in enhancing patient safety and quality of health care

Thursday, April 13, 2017

RICHMOND, VA – This month, two nationally renowned health care quality organizations recognized dozens of Virginia hospitals for exceptional patient safety performance. An announcement this week revealed that 35 Virginia hospitals earned “A” grades in the Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade scores from the Leapfrog Group, a national health care patient safety ranking organization. And […]

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David Fox of Rocky Mount pleads guilty to coercing teenagers

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Rocky Mount man, who contacted at least two local teenagers via social media and exchanged explicit sexual messages with them and attempted to coerce them into meeting with him to engage in sex acts, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, […]

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VHHA recognizes James Hartley, Chair of Carilion Clinic’s BOD, Leader in Governance Excellence

Friday, April 7, 2017

VHHA recognizes James Hartley, Chair of Carilion Clinic's BOD, Leader in Governance Excellence

ROANOKE, Va. (April 7) – Today James A. Hartley, Chair of Carilion Clinic’s Board of Directors, received the 2017 Excellence in Governance Award from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA). This award honors those in governance roles who have a history of making significant contributions to the health care field through commitment to service […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith: End the tyranny of the minority and eliminate the filibuster/cloture rule

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Nuclear Option, Slavery, and the Tyranny of the Majority To get past the Democrats’ obstructionism and allow a vote on confirming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the Senate invoked the so-called “nuclear option.”  This eliminated the modern filibuster/cloture rule for Supreme Court nominations and allowed a simple majority to confirm him. While it […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 4/10-4/14/17

Friday, April 7, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON US v. Gary Ginn; John Farmer; Preston Larson (Guilty Plea: April 10 at 1:30 p.m.) The defendants are charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine . US v. Bryan Harr Sr. (Guilty Plea: April 11 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 41 ADDRESS: Not Available Harr is charged with healthcare fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud and wire […]

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