Law and Crime http://wvtf.org en 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 One Solution for Salary Disparities Among State Attorneys http://wvtf.org/post/one-solution-salary-disparities-among-state-attorneys <p>On average, public defenders in Virginia make 25% less than prosecutors, even though both are state employees. Now, there’s a move to change that, with two communities offering supplements that bring the two groups close to parity. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim </span>Hingely<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the public defender for Charlottesville and Albemarle County.</span></p><p>“We represent people who otherwise could not afford to have lawyers, and we assure that they have fair trials, and we assure that they’re being fairly treated.”</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:37:12 +0000 Sandy Hausman 23916 at http://wvtf.org One Solution for Salary Disparities Among State Attorneys 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 Virginia's Gun Laws http://wvtf.org/post/virginias-gun-laws <p>Virginia guns laws are despised by officials up and down the east coast who say the lose laws bleed guns onto their crime-ridden streets.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:38:01 +0000 Matt Laslo 23264 at http://wvtf.org Virginia's Gun Laws