Hillary Clinton’s plan to protect against unjustified drug price hikes like EpiPens

Friday, September 2, 2016

Today Hillary Clinton is announcing a new plan to protect Americans from unjustified price hikes of long-available prescription drugs with limited competition, like EpiPens and pyrimethamine, the drug for a disease related to AIDS that Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of by more than 5,000%.  After speaking out against excessive prices for prescription drugs throughout […]

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Former CFO of Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority sentenced

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Today in District Court, Stacey Pomrenke, 44, of Abingdon, Virginia, was sentenced to 34 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release. In addition, Pomrenke was ordered to pay $15,116 in restitution, $34,546 in money judgment forfeiture, a $10,000 fine and a special assessment of $1,400. The former chief financial officer for the […]

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Tony Hutchinson, bankruptcy attorney, sentenced for fraud

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A Bristol, Virginia man, who stole more than $160,000 from his employer, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon. Tony Michael Hutchinson, 52, previously pled guilty to a one count Information charging him with wire fraud. Today in District Court, Hutchinson was […]

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Christopher Mayo sentenced for stealing disability Railroad Retirement Board benefits

Monday, August 24, 2015

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – The former owner of Thelma’s Chicken and Waffles, a restaurant located in downtown Roanoke, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke for stealing disability benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board. Christopher Mayo, 46, of Roanoke, previously pled guilty to one count of […]

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AG Mark Herring warns of continuing utility scam

Friday, July 31, 2015

RICHMOND (July 31, 2015) – The thought of having your electrical service disconnected is frightening for anyone.  That is exactly what scammers are banking on to make a currently active scam effective.  Attorney General Mark Herring’s office is aware of continuing reports of consumers receiving calls from individuals claiming to be from their electric company […]

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Abington former assistant town manager pleads guilty

Monday, June 22, 2015

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – The former assistant town manager of Abingdon pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon to one count of program fraud. William Garrett Jackson, 37, of Abingdon, Virgina, waived his right to be indicted and pled guilty today to one count of theft […]

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Three sentenced in kickback scheme

Thursday, June 18, 2015

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – Three of the four defendants convicted in a kickback scheme at the Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority were sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon. Robert James Kelley, 61, of Lexington, Va., David Copeland, 44, of Bristol, Va., and Michael Clark, 63, of Colbert, […]

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BBB Alert: Comfort Bulldogs puppy website a scam

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Better Business Bureau of Western VA press alert today is warning consumers about a scam website named Comfort Bulldogs, which claims to sell bulldog puppies. “After being alerted by a consumer about a suspicious website, BBB investigated www.comfortbulldogs.com. BBB found multiple red flags including: Suspiciously low prices. The website advertises bulldog puppies for just $499. Bulldogs can […]

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Sen. Mark Warner takes steps to put an end to tax-related identity theft

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sen. Mark Warner takes steps to put an end to tax-related identity theft

Sen. Mark Warner’s office has put together a website, www.warner.senate.gov/taxtheft to help Virginians who have been victims of tax ID theft that provides information on how to contact his office for assistance in receiving their tax refunds in a timely fashion. A new link prominently posted on Sen. Warner’s homepage provides a variety of relevant resources […]

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Teresa Humphries sentenced for credit union embezzlement

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA – The former head teller of the Lynrocten Credit Union in Lynchburg was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg on federal embezzlement charges. Teresa Wieringo Humphries, 60, of Madison Heights, Va., previously waived her right to be indicted and pled guilty a one-count Information charging her […]

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Claudia Rawes Admits to Stealing from Centra Health Credit Union

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA – The former manager of a local, federal credit union pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg to embezzlement charges. Claudia Rawes, 61, of Forest, Va., waived her right to be indicted and pled guilty today to onecount Information charging her with theft and embezzlement from […]

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Listen to radio ad asking Rep. Goodlatte to impeach judge for domestic assault

Thursday, March 12, 2015

New Radio Ads in Lynchburg & Charlottesville Ask Rep. Bob Goodlatte to take a stand against domestic violence and impeach Alabama judge who was arrested for domestic assault. VIRGINIA —  UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy organization is sounding the alarm about an Alabama judge who was arrested for assaulting his wife last August but remains […]

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