Michael Lintz sentenced for coercing women on probation to performing sex acts

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – The former Maintenance Supervisor of the City of Norton Parks and Recreation Department, who previously admitted to coercing women who were on state probation to perform sexual favors for him and lying in federal court, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, […]

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William Rhodes pleads quilty to child pornography

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who used a peer-to-peer file sharing network that allowed others to access his images of hard core child pornography, pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. William Rhodes, a.k.a. “Billy Rhodes,” a.k.a. “BillRho,” […]

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James M. Cox sentenced to 50 years for mailing threatening letters to federal judges

Thursday, February 9, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Red Onion inmate, who pled guilty to sending threatening letters to four district courts throughout the country and then told a federal judge at his sentencing hearing that he planned to kill the people addressed in those letters once he got out of prison, was sentenced to five decades in federal […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 2/6-2/10/17

Friday, February 3, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON . US v. Melissa Lynn Hartwell (Jury Trial: February 7 at 9:00 a.m.) AGE: 41  ADDRESS: Marion, Virginia Hartwell is charged with conspiring to distribute a controlled substance. . US v. William Wesley Fleenor and Lola Virginia Farmer (Guilty Plea: February 7 at 2:30 p.m.) Fleenor AGE: 29 ADDRESS: Not Available Farmer AGE: […]

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Hate crime bills rejected by Virginia House and Senate committees

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

RICHMOND (February 1, 2017) – Today, despite an increase in hate crimes in Virginia and around the country, the General Assembly completed their rejection of tools to better protect ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities and other vulnerable communities from hate crimes. After the House of Delegates Courts of Justice Criminal Law Subcommittee voted on party […]

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Vinton man sentenced for stealing from Social Security Administration

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA – Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced the sentencing of a Vinton man who previously pled guilty to stealing funds from the Social Security Administration. Robert Wozniak, 48, of Vinton, Va., previously pled guilty to one count of theft of government property and one count social security fraud. Today in District […]

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Mario Dillard to spend 35 years in federal prison on child pornography charges

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

DANVILLE, VIRGINIA – A Martinsville man, who produced images and videos of himself raping a four-year-old girl, was sentenced yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Danville, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. Mario Ahlazshuna Dillard, 31, of Martinsville, Va., previously pled guilty to three counts […]

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Virginia AG announces legal action against Pres. Trump’s unlawful and unconstitutional Executive Order

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Virginia AG announces legal action against Pres. Trump's unlawful and unconstitutional Executive Order

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today brought legal action against President Donald J. Trump and members of his administration for his January 27, 2017 Executive Order banning entry to the United States for individuals from certain countries, even those who are lawful permanent residents or entering the United States on valid work or student visas. […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 1/30-2/3/17

Friday, January 27, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON . US v. Russell D. Peaks (Sentencing: January 30 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 40 ADDRESS: Wise County, Virginia Peaks was convicted of cockfighting and drug charges. . US v. Jeffrey Nathaniel Gobble (Guilty Plea: January 31 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 25 ADDRESS: Not Available Gobble has been charged with methamphetamine and oxycodone distribution […]

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Gordon Reaves Parker sentenced for manipulating women by trading drugs for sex

Friday, January 27, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who used a drug rehabilitation program in the Roanoke City jail to obtain sex partners in exchange for drugs, was sentenced today on federal drug distribution, witness tampering, and health care fraud charges, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. Gordon Reaves Parker, 72, of Roanoke, Virginia, previously […]

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Sen. Mark Warner opposes nominee for Attorney General

Thursday, January 26, 2017

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today released the below statement in opposition to confirming Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General: “I respect Sen. Sessions’ service to Alabama and to the nation, but I cannot support his nomination to serve as U.S. Attorney General. “Sen. Sessions’ opposition to bipartisan, commonsense policies relating to voting […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 1/23-1/27/17

Monday, January 23, 2017

DANVILLE DIVISION . US v. Robert Antuane Eggleston (Guilty Plea: January 24 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: Not Available ADDRESS: Not Available Eggleston is charged with unlawful transport of a firearm. . LYNCHBURG DIVISION . US v. Terry R. Rose (Sentencing: January 27 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: Not Available ADDRESS: Not Available The defendant was convicted […]

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