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Handcuffs on a pile of US dollar banknotes- symbolic image of a bribe, laundering of money or corruption.
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May 29, 2020 - 5:55 pm
Norfolk Man Indicted for COVID-19 Related Loan Fraud
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FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo, Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building before beginning his prison term in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)
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April 17, 2020 - 12:47 pm
President Trump's former lawyer is moving out of federal prison to his home. Read more to find out why.
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February 27, 2020 - 3:49 pm
(RICHMOND, Va.) -- A federal jury convicted a Chester man on charges related to his straw purchase of six firearms. According to court records and evidence presented at trial, 41 year old Brandon Powell, purchased six firearms at three federally licensed firearms dealers in the Richmond area during...
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From left, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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February 26, 2020 - 2:49 pm
By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, Congress has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law. The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120...
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FILE - This April 13, 2014, file photo shows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters building in Washington. 2019 was another tough year for the IRS, according to a new federal report. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
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January 08, 2020 - 5:18 pm
By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Personal Finance Writer 2019 was another tough year for the IRS, according to a new federal report. Burdened with years of budget cuts and a recent increase in workload to implement a new tax law, the IRS struggled to deliver on its mission in the past fiscal year. The...
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November 18, 2019 - 11:27 am
A top federal official working in homelessness has been ousted from the Trump administration as the president prepares to crack down on homelessness aimed at California, MSN reports. Matthew Doherty, executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, reportedly sent an email to co-...
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September 06, 2019 - 3:54 pm
Richmond, VA _ A Norfolk man was sentenced Friday to 28 years in prison for committing a series of armed robberies in Petersburg, Henrico, and Richmond. According to court documents, Peonte Shamar Spencer, 39, armed himself with an AK-47 style long gun to rob three convenience stores and used a...
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September 06, 2019 - 2:25 pm
By MARCY GORDON and MATT O'BRIEN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two groups of states are targeting Facebook and Google in separate antitrust probes, widening the scrutiny of Big Tech beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations into their market dominance. Facebook and Google are...
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August 29, 2019 - 12:11 pm
By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey violated FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting private conversations with President Donald Trump in the weeks before he was fired as director of the bureau, the Justice Department's inspector general said Thursday. The...
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August 22, 2019 - 1:16 pm
RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man was sentenced today to 19 years in prison for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony and possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute. According to court documents, James R. Smith, Jr., 39, sold fentanyl to a controlled source on four occasions...
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