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Seventh Circuit Upholds Non-Incarceration Sentence for Beanie Baby Creator

This guest post was authored by Mara Smith, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken.

On Friday, the Seventh Circuit upheld what it determined to be a substantively reasonable sentence for billionaire Ty Warner, the creator of Beanie Babies. 884 more words

Financial Crimes

A glimpse at prison life for Bob McDonnell

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) – If he goes to prison, what will life be like for former Governor Bob McDonnell?

He is currently out on bond pending his appeal on corruption charges, but if he serves any time, it will likely be at the… 795 more words

Local News

Jury Didn’t Fall for McDonnells’ Farcical Defense

By Adele

Today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch said it all.

Virginia’s previous governor, Bob McDonnell, and his wife, Maureen, got the ultimate smack-down from the people they were chosen to serve, convicted on every felony charge of corruption and obstruction of justice. 374 more words

American Politics

Does Virginia need training centers?

Virginia operates five large institutions for people with developmental disabilities, which we call “training centers,” and which have a total population of just under seven hundred people. 197 more words

Mental Health Task Force is missing some voices

Last week, the Governor’s new mental health task force met in a packed room in the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond. The task force alone filled a dozen tables — it is a huge group of state officials, providers, representatives of law enforcement and mental health professionals. 223 more words

Bob McDonnell's Son to Appear in Court Today

The son of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was arrested and charged with public swearing and intoxication in early July.

Today Sean McDonnell, 21, must appear in a Charlottesville, Va. 38 more words

Is Maureen McDonnell’s Excessive Spending Justified?

Does not having the wardrobe or resources necessary for her role as Virginia’s first lady justify Maureen McDonnell’s $9,800 shopping spree with her husbands PAC money? 101 more words