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Feds raid French’s office, developer goes off the radar

Feds raid French’s office, developer goes off the radar

Al Harris August 6, 2010 33

Agents take computers and boxes of documents from embattled developer Justin French’s office, and sources say the investigation centers on potential fraud related to historic tax credits.

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Local video game publisher takes on developer

Local video game publisher takes on developer

Al Harris July 21, 2010 3

A Chesterfield video game publisher is suing the developer of its best-selling title, a game which allows users to pretend to care for a baby.

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The most pro-business legislator?

The most pro-business legislator?

Al Harris June 30, 2010 3

State Sen. John Watkins is the most business-friendly lawmaker in Central Virginia, according to Virginia

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Local firm lands BP claims work

Local firm lands BP claims work

Michael Schwartz June 25, 2010 1

At least a small chunk of the billions of dollars BP has set aside to pay claims for the gulf oil spill will make its way to Richmond.

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Want to buy a Senator’s seat? How about his chair instead

Want to buy a Senator’s seat? How about his chair instead

Drew Jackson February 4, 2010 0

On February 24 and 25, items removed from the Virginia State Capitol during the 2007 renovation will be up for public auction

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End of the road for a conman

End of the road for a conman

David Larter August 5, 2009 0

Edward Okun, president of the now-defunct 1031 Tax Group, is going to spend the rest of his life in prison; or at least the next 100 years of it

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Legislators have their hands out

Legislators have their hands out

Al Harris June 11, 2009 0

Richmond’s congressional delegation has submitted earmark requests for more than $105 million in federal funding for projects in the metro region for fiscal 2010. The projects run the gamut from local hospitals to economic

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Ponzi trial with a twist

Ponzi trial with a twist

Aaron Kremer June 5, 2009 1

As far as alleged Ponzi schemers go, Darrell and Cynthia Underwood were almost monastic in their spending. Under the name Walkwood Properties, which had offices in Midlothian, the Underwoods promised investors 50 percent returns

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Man accused of $8 billion fraud found in Fredericksburg

Man accused of $8 billion fraud found in Fredericksburg

Al Harris February 20, 2009 0

Sir R. Allen Stanford, who is accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of perpetrating an $8 billion financial scheme, was found in Fredericksburg yesterday by Richmond FBI agents. The Texas native, who resides

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Beware snail mail ‘phishing’ scam

Beware snail mail ‘phishing’ scam

Al Harris February 19, 2009 0

The U.S. Small Business Administration is warning small businesses not to respond to a wave of fake letters that request bank account information in order to qualify for federal tax rebates. The letters mimic

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