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Roanoke businessman Roland "Spanky" Macher was sentenced to 30 months in prison this morning but will get credit for time served. His attorney believes Macher will end up serving about two years in a federal prison. When Macher gets out of prison, he...
Tags: Crimes, Corporate Crime, Justice System, Lawyers, Prisons
ReporterA crime spree with roots in Wythe County is spreading up and down the East Coast. Dozens of victims of credit card theft have already come forward, and more are expected in coming weeks. Credit card theft is nothing new for police, but the scale of...
Tags: Crimes, Local Government, Politics, Corporate Crime, Theft
Anchor/ReporterLiving paycheck to paycheck. Does this describe you, your neighbor or someone close to you? It's a daily struggle for millions of people across the country and thousands of families in our region. In Virginia, if you make less than $2,000 a month you...
Here are some of your emails on issues in the local news or local news coverage. *** I just watched your reporter on the 11 o'clock news interview the Mayor of Roanoke re: the U.S. Postal Service plan to eliminate 35,000 jobs. The mayor dramatically...
Roland "Spanky" Macher pleaded guilty Monday to federal fraud and tax evasion charges. Macher faces up to 30 years in prison when he's sentenced in June. According to the United States Attorney's office, Macher pleaded guilty to one count of tax...
Democratic lawmakers say an investigation of climate change research at the University of Virginia was an assault on academic freedom. Tuesday, they touted legislation to limit the power of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. The three lawmakers,...
Assignment ManagerThe office manager of a Lynchburg oil company pleaded guilty to 62 government fraud counts Wednesday morning. Donna Beeler-Hensley will spend up to six months in jail and pay more than $16,000 in fines and restitution. According to a plea agreement...
An embattled Roanoke businessman is now in even more trouble with the law. Roland "Spanky" Macher was charged with food stamp fraud in a federal indictment on Thursday. The indictment says the former restauranteur falsified applications to obtain more...
A husband and wife from Vinton are charged with having their home torched for the insurance money. A federal grand jury Thursday indicted Shawn & Melissa Combow and Aaron Eugene Woods. Investigators believe the Combows hired Woods to set fire to their...
The Baltimore SunSeveral unscrupulous companies are circulating materials in the Baltimore area that are aimed at taking advantage of homeowners, according to St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, a Baltimore charity that counsels home buyers and people facing foreclosure....
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators will get access to Chinese companies' audit documents under a deal announced on Friday, opening the way to probes of bungled audits after a two-year stand-off between China and the United States. The nonbinding deal...
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