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Woman Charged With Mortgage Fraud Arraigned

A woman from Ashburn, Va., who fled to Turkey after being implicated in a mortgage-fraud scam is back on American soil, working her way through the justice system.

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Va. Bill Would Allow Castration Option For Sex Offenders

A bill to permit an option of castration for chronically violent sex offenders in Virginia is moving forward in the General Assembly after passing through the Senate this week.

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Tougher Punishment For Assaulting Emergency Room Workers

The Virginia Senate has given final approval to a bill that requires anyone who assaults an emergency room worker to spend at least two days in jail.

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Former D.C. Council Member Aide Pleads Guilty In Bribery Case

The former chief of staff for D.C. Council Member Jim Graham is pleading guilty to lesser charges in a bribery case.

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Drunk Driving Cases Dropped For Breathalyzer Issues

D.C.'s acting attorney general says the city has dropped 50 drunk-driving cases because of ongoing problems with the police department's breathalyzers.

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Former Pr. George's County Executive Indicted

Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson has been indicted. He faces eight criminal charges, including: bribery, witness and evidence tampering, and aiding and abbetting.

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