Suspension of driver’s license for inability to pay court fines unconstitutional

Monday, November 14, 2016

Nov. 14 The Department of Justice has now filed a brief and assigned attorneys in support of repealing the practice of suspending Virginia drivers licenses when a person is unable to pay court fines and fees. WASHINGTON Nov. 8 – The Justice Department filed a statement of interest today in the U.S. District Court for […]

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No charges against Roanoke County Police Officers in fatal shooting of Kionte Spencer

Friday, November 4, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia announced today that there is insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against the Roanoke County Police Officers involved in the fatal shooting of Kionte Spencer on February 26, 2016. Officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Justice Department’s […]

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Bedford residents sentenced to prison for tax fraud scheme

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

WASHINGTON – Two Bedford, Virginia, residents were sentenced to prison today for criminal offenses arising out of a four-year scheme to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo and U.S. Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. of the Western District of Virginia.  Edgar Foxx, […]

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Marion, Virginia Police Chief arrested on federal drug charges

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Police Chief of the Marion, Va., Police Department was arrested Wednesday morning on federal charges related to the distribution of a controlled substance. Michael Dean Roberts, a.k.a. “Fireball,” age 54, of Saltville, Va., was arrested via a federal criminal complaint earlier this morning and charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance. […]

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Hard hiring freeze at Department of Justice

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Brian McGinn, Public Affairs Specialist at the United States Attorney Office for the Western District of Virginia said that the Department Of Justice is in the midst of a hard hiring freeze. “When that freeze lifts the Community Outreach Coordinator position that Gwen Mason held will be advertised and filled,” he said. McGinn emphasized that the position has […]

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Roanoke man sentenced to 40 months in Ponzi scheme

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Roanoke man sentenced to 40 months in Ponzi scheme

Former independent financial advisor Michael D. Leamnson, 56, of Roanoke, Va., bilked clients out of nearly $1 million dollars with the promise of high investment returns. He was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg on fraud charges. In October Leamnson waived his right to be indicted and pled […]

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