Criminal Law Subcommittee takes up swearing in public

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Criminal Law Subcommittee takes up swearing in public

Delegate Michael Webert  (R-18) will save all you Virginians from a Class 4 misdemeanor for cursing in public. Bet you didn’t know you could be arrested for cursing out loud. I mean I’m sure you never do that. I think Del. Webert should have proposed a swear jar. A far better idea. The contents could […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 1/9-1/13/17

Friday, January 6, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISION . US v. James William Mills (Sentencing: January 9 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 51 ADDRESS: Skaneateles, New York Mills was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States Food and Drug Administration. . US v. Deneka Shenelle Mullins (Sentencing: January 9 at 2:00 p.m.) AGE: 33 ADDRESS: Coeburn, Virginia Mullins was convicted of […]

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Governor McAuliffe proposes criminal justice reforms

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Governor McAuliffe proposes criminal justice reforms

For the General Assembly 2017 session that begins January 5 Governor Terry McAuliffe proposes a legislative package that includes reforming driver license suspensions, increasing ability to petition court based on new DNA evidence and revising felony larceny threshold. “Throughout my administration, I have worked with Virginia’s public safety officials, the legislature, and the courts to […]

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John Fishwick, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia resigns

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

John Fishwick, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia resigns

After serving for a year, John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today that he recently informed President Barrack Obama that he will be resigning as United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia effective at midnight on January 6, 2017. Fishwick took Timothy Heaphy’s place when he resigned in November of 2014. Department of Defense […]

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Chauncey Lenard Davis sentenced on drug and gun charges

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the sentencing of a Roanoke man on federal drug and gun charges. Chauncey Lenard Davis, 39, of Roanoke, who previously pled guilty to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute heroin and one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a previously convicted […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 12/19-12/23/16

Friday, December 16, 2016

ROANOKE DIVISION . US v. Tim Scott Anderson (Sentencing: December 19 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 50 ADDRESS: Wytheville, Virginia Anderson was convicted of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. Jared Allen Blevins (Sentencing: December 19 at 2:30 p.m.) AGE: 34 ADDRESS: Marion, Virginia Blevins was convicted of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. […]

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Virginia Dupont facility $50 million settlement largest natural resource damage settlement in Virginia’s history

Thursday, December 15, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Departments of Justice and the Interior joined with the Commonwealth of Virginia today to announce a proposed settlement with DuPont valued at approximately $50 million to resolve claims stemming from the release of mercury from the former E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) facility in Waynesboro, Virginia.  Over 100 miles […]

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Western District of Virginia collects over $9 million in civil and criminal actions – DOJ collects $15 billion

Thursday, December 15, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today that the Western District of Virginia collected $9,663,834 in criminal and civil actions in fiscal year 2016. Of this amount, $9,266,499 was collected in criminal actions and $397,334 was collected in civil actions. Additionally, the Western District of Virginia worked with other U.S. […]

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Lawsuit filed today over permit to build mosque in Culpeper County

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department filed a lawsuit today against Culpeper County, Virginia, alleging that the county violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied a sewage permit application to the Islamic Center of Culpeper (ICC), effectively preventing the ICC from building a small mosque on land that […]

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Two sentenced as part of gang who killed Officer Kevin Quick

Monday, December 12, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A pair of gang members, who were convicted earlier this year of federal racketeering [RICO] charges in relation to a string of violent robberies and the abduction and murder of an off-duty, reserve police captain, were sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 12/12-12/16/16

Friday, December 9, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION US v. Jonathan Bowerbank (Sentencing: December 12 at 2:30 p.m.) AGE: 57 ADDRESS: Rosedale, Virginia Bowerbank was convicted of defrauding the Social Security Administration. . US v. Angel Soliz, Sr. (Sentencing: December 13 at 2:30 p.m.) AGE: 56 ADDRESS: Houston, Texas The defendant was convicted of methamphetamine conspiracy charges. . US v. Angel […]

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Sen. Warner on President Obama’s directive to investigate Russian cyberattacks

Friday, December 9, 2016

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) issued a statement after President Barack Obama announced he has directed the intelligence community to investigate the cyberattacks that plagued the 2016 election. On October 7, the U.S. intelligence community announced publicly that it is “confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails…” […]

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