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FBI Catches VA Medical Center Director in Conspiracy and Fraud

Montague solicited money and a consulting contract from Business 75 in exchange for information related to VA contracts and projects, which would benefit Business 75, Business 75’s principal and their designees, according to the indictment. This was done to give Business 75 an advantage in obtaining VA contracts and projects.

(WASHINGTON DC) - VA Medical Center Director William Montague VA Medical Center Director William Montague recently pleaded guilty on 64 counts for conspiracy, money laundering and fraud.

He agreed to pay over $390,000 and will be sentenced on May 20. VA OIG just released the details of the events leading up to the prosecution in its newsletter from the Department of Justice website.

Read Full Article (Jan-16-2014 13:39)

Petition: No More Rape Apologists--Denounce Richard Black!

"Think of yourself at 25,... Wouldn't you love to have a group of 19-year-old girls under your control, day in, day out?" - Richard Black, candidate for Congress in Virginia

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Richard Black, a candidate for Congress in Virginia, thinks that spousal rape should not be a crime. Richard Black, a candidate for Congress in Virginia, thinks that spousal rape should not be a crime.

When Virginia voted to allow spouses to be prosecuted for rape, Black opposed it as a state senator and questioned whether marital rape is even possible, saying "when they're living together, sleeping in the same bed, she's in a nightie, and so forth." This is outrageous and unacceptable. Marital rape is a crime and a very serious instance of domestic violence.

Read Full Article (Nov-21-2013 15:51)

Stunning Creativity by Virginia Artists Saving Birds at the Virginia Zoo

Collisions Prevented by Innovative Use of ABC BirdTape...

(WASHINGTON, DC) - ABC Bird Tape Three artists from Virginia have taken a very practical product called ABC BirdTape, which is designed to prevent birds from fatally crashing into buildings or home windows, and turned it into spectacular artwork at the Virginia Zoo that maintains its functionality but brings breathtaking imagery to the task.

The three volunteer artists—Jacqueline Ehle Inglefield, Lizz Klaras, and Molly Lombard—were selected for the project and created unique works of art using BirdTape at the zoo's tiger pool and otter-gibbon viewing areas.

Read Full Article (May-08-2013 22:45)

Death Penalty Dying Out

Charlottesville has a chance to give the death penalty in Virginia a big push toward the door, which would help the United States and the world along that path.

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va) - Death Penalty Most of the world's governments no longer use the death penalty. Among wealthy nations there is one exception remaining. The United States is among the top five killers in the world. Also in the top five: the recently "liberated" Iraq.

But most of the United States' 50 states no longer use the death penalty.

Read Full Article (Nov-21-2012 12:34)

Loving, 45 Years Later

So much for post-racial America. So much for Supreme Court rulings. So much for a nation where people are allowed to mind their own business.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Mildred and Richard Loving, circa 1967 I keep hearing that we live in a “post-racial society.”

I’m not sure what that would look like, but I do know that race has not left the building, and the 1967 Supreme Court ruling striking down the law of the Commonwealth of Virginia did not end the struggle of interracial couples...

Read Full Article (Aug-23-2012 16:22)

Breaking: Judge Orders Release of US Marine Detained for Facebook Posts

Attorneys suggested that the entire ordeal was a war on their client’s constitutional rights.

(MOSCOW RT) - Decorated Marine Combat Vet Brandon Raub A Virginia judge has demanded that Brandon Raub be released from custody immediately.

Raub was taken from his home by federal agents over a series of Facebook posts he had made on his public social networking profile.

Read Full Article (Apr-06-2012 16:21)

Fiery Crash of Navy Jet Spares All

Five of the six injured people were reportedly released from the hospital before 6:00 p.m. before local time.

(VIRGINIA BEACH) - Jet crash in Virginia Beach today. A U.S. Navy FA/18-D jet crashed into an apartment building in Virginia Beach today, just after take-off. Amazingly, according to reports, nobody died in the violent crash, however six people in the low-rise apartment complex were injured and transported from the scene.

The scene was described as a a massive inferno as the video clearly shows. The two naval aviators aboard the plane both survived.

Read Full Article (Nov-08-2007 09:44)

Cruise Ship Runs Aground in Virginia

(PORTSMOUTH, Va.) - Spirit of Nantucket The Coast Guard is responding to a cruise ship that ran aground this morning after taking on water in the Intercoastal Waterway near the Pungo region of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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