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Four accused of fraudulently getting unemployment benefits

RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Four people have been indicted on charges associated with unemployment compensation claims. According to a release, the Virginia Employment Commission reached out to the Attorney General’s Office for assistance in prosecuting fraudulent claims for unemployment. Attorney General Jason Miyares created an Unemployment Compensation Fraud...
CULPEPER, VA
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Virginia tried to crack down on unlicensed poker. It’s still happening in the open.

When a Hampton Roads-area kitten rescue lost its lawsuit challenging a new state law cracking down on unlicensed charitable poker, it seemed like the end for the handful of poker rooms that recently opened in Virginia. But a poker room in Virginia Beach is back up and running, advertising on Facebook despite the new law […] The post Virginia tried to crack down on unlicensed poker. It’s still happening in the open. appeared first on Virginia Mercury.
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Virginia State Police form new website for cold cases

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia State Police have dedicated a website entirely to the Commonwealth’s unsolved cases. This includes murders, missing persons cases and unidentified remains. According to Lieutenant G. Michael Jenkins, Jr., the website developed out of legislation put forth by Delegate Danica Roem that became law in...
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High-ranking MS-13 member sentenced to life in prison

According to the United State Department of Justice, as the First Word, or leader, of the MS-13 clique Guanacos Lil Cycos Salvatruchas, 33-year-old Andy Tovar ordered the murders of two people and the attempted murder of a third person in northern Virginia between 2017 and 2019.
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Ringleader of illegal Virginia opioid distribution network sentenced

A Virginia woman faces seven years in prison for her part in distributing high-dosage oxycodone pills that she got from a doctor. Candie Marie Calix, 40, of Front Royal, pleaded guilty in June to being the ringleader of a decadelong oxycodone distribution network. She worked as an office manager for...
FRONT ROYAL, VA
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Virginia attorney general announces unemployment compensation fraud charges

FAIRFAX, Va. (CN) — By all accounts, unemployment compensation fraud is a real problem with real victims — the taxpayers. And yet a terse news release issued today from the office of Attorney General Jason Miyares announced that attempts in Virginia to nail fraudsters during the past six months has yielded four indictments so far.
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State police prepare in advance of Ian's arrival in Virginia

Even though Ian is projected to significantly weaken as it makes its way inland from South Carolina, the Virginia State Police are still preparing in advance of its arrival:. All available state police personnel are on stand-by for routine and emergency deployment across the Commonwealth and for the duration of the storm's presence.
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Virginia State Police, other agencies prepare for storm and offer tips

RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia State Police are preparing for Tropical Storm Ian’s arrival. Police say all available state police personnel are on standby for routine and emergency deployment across the Commonwealth and for the duration of the storm’s presence. VSP’s Search & Recovery Team (SRT) divers are...
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