Law & Crime http://wvtf.org en Corruption Trial Begins Monday http://wvtf.org/post/corruption-trial-begins-monday <p>The federal corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, begins on Monday.&nbsp; Federal prosecutors allege the former first couple performed official acts to promote Star Scientific’s products in exchange for roughly $165,000 in gifts and loans from its ex-CEO, Jonnie Williams—then failed to disclose most of those gifts.</p><p>McDonnell says he never made such an agreement--and the company received NO quid pro quo.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:31:36 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 24809 at http://wvtf.org Corruption Trial Begins Monday IRS Phone Scam Spreading Across the State http://wvtf.org/post/irs-phone-scam-spreading-across-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A nationwide scam has made its way to Virginia and state officials are sending out a warning.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The latest phone scam to hit the state involves fake IRS agents asking for money, and threatening arrests if you “don’t pay up”. The criminals will claim that you have an outstanding IRS debt and will strongly request that you “settle up” using a credit card.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:36:09 +0000 Lisa Fenderson 24443 at http://wvtf.org IRS Phone Scam Spreading Across the State Pre-Trial Hearing for Former Governor & Wife http://wvtf.org/post/pre-trial-hearing-former-governor-wife <p></p><p>While they sat separately but alongside their defense teams, former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, seemed to have a much calmer demeanor than some of other court appearances associated with their upcoming federal corruption trial.&nbsp; Their defense has been dealt several blows, but their latest pretrial hearing sought to discredit the prosecution’s tactics and star witness.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:33:40 +0000 Tommie McNeil 24363 at http://wvtf.org Pre-Trial Hearing for Former Governor & Wife State Delegate Calls Allegations Baseless http://wvtf.org/post/state-delegate-calls-allegations-baseless <p>Henrico Delegate Joe Morrissey says he will not resign his seat in the General Assembly following this week’s indictment that stems from his relationship with a teenager.&nbsp;&nbsp;He made the statement after a fellow Democrat, Delegate Mark Keam, had called on Morrissey to step down.&nbsp;</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:40:28 +0000 Tommie McNeil 23711 at http://wvtf.org State Delegate Calls Allegations Baseless Confession Tactics For Juveniles Should Be Examined http://wvtf.org/post/confession-tactics-juveniles-should-be-examined <p>Police routinely use certain techniques to get confessions from suspects, but a new study from the University of Virginia suggests those tactics should not be used with juveniles.&nbsp; Because their brains are not fully developed, social scientists say they will respond differently than adults and&nbsp;confess to crimes they didn’t commit.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:10:29 +0000 Sandy Hausman 22920 at http://wvtf.org Confession Tactics For Juveniles Should Be Examined