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Past articles by Frank:

Virginia gets two new federal judges

The Eastern District of Virginia has two new U.S. District Court judges, one a former federal prosecutor and the other a former federal public defender. → Read More

'This is about righting wrongs': 7 Black men executed for alleged rape granted pardon 70 years later

"These men were executed because they were Black and that's not right," said Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. → Read More

Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom granted parole in 1985 slayings of her parents in Bedford County

Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom — who were convicted in the horrific 1985 slayings of Haysom's parents — were granted parole Monday and will be released to immigration officials for → Read More

U.S. judge upholds Virginia voter ID law

A federal judge rules that while the ID legislation was the subject of debate, evidence does not show that the state has deprived people of their right to vote. → Read More

Prosecutors say Maureen McDonnell was 'a full player' in bribery scheme

U.S. prosecutors are urging a federal appeals court to uphold former first lady Maureen McDonnell's corruption convictions, saying she was not "an unwitting and hapless participant in the bribery scheme," but "a full player in it." → Read More

Appeals court says Bob McDonnell can remain free pending appeal

In a brief order this afternoon, the Richmond-based U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals granted former governor Bob McDonnell bond pending his appeal. → Read More

Maureen McDonnell should be sentenced to more than 5 years in prison, says probation office

The U.S. probation office has determined that the appropriate sentencing guideline range for Maureen McDonnell is 63 to 78 months, according to an informed source. → Read More

Virginia Supreme Court gets new chief justice

With a sense of humor and some timely advice for the government and the judiciary, former Richmond lawyer and judge Donald Lemons formally became the 26th chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday. → Read More

McDonnell expresses sorrow for crimes that got him 2 years in prison

Bob McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday by a federal judge who declared the former Virginia governor’s historic corruption case “tragic from beginning to end.” → Read More

Probation office recommends at least 10 years in prison for McDonnell

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell faces a minimum of roughly 10 years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines as determined by the U.S. Probation Office. → Read More

Former area lawyer to plead guilty to fraud Wednesday found dead in Florida

A former Richmond-area lawyer set to plead guilty Wednesday afternoon in a $4.7 million federal bank fraud case was found dead in Florida Wednesday morning. → Read More

Petersburg City Council votes to close jail

Petersburg’s City Council, in a surprise move, voted Tuesday night to close the city jail and move all inmates to Riverside Regional Jail. → Read More

More legislation may be in works to combat cigarette trafficking

With cigarette trafficking continuing, the General Assembly may again be considering measures to curb the highly profitable, illegal trade. → Read More

Officials advocating expanding Virginia DNA data bank in response to Graham case

Albemarle County Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding wants the state to collect DNA samples from people convicted of most misdemeanors, not just felonies, as a way to solve and prevent more crimes. → Read More

Accused Taliban commander pleads not guilty in Richmond's U.S. District Court

A Russian accused of leading an attack on American and Afghan forces five years ago pleaded not guilty to a dozen terrorism charges in federal court Friday morning. → Read More

Mexican national sentenced to 17 1/2 years for sex trafficking a minor

A Mexican pimp was sentenced in federal court in Richmond to 17 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for transporting a minor for illegal sexual activity and sex trafficking of children. → Read More

Man gets 12 years in jewelry store robberies

One of several people who robbed three area jewelry stores of merchandise worth more than $850,000 was sentenced today to 12 years in prison. → Read More

Transcript details juror's dismissal from McDonnells' trial

The juror mysteriously dismissed 12 days into the corruption trial of former governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen was let go for talking about the case with his former lawyer. → Read More

Va. Supreme Court to hear defamation case involving Yelp

The Virginia Supreme Court will hear arguments this morning in a online defamation case that some warn could have a chilling effect on anonymous speech on the Internet. → Read More

Virginia revisits penalties for teen sexting

Should teenagers who exchange sexually explicit messages and photos face the same punishment as adults charged with producing and distributing child pornography? → Read More