Ashburn Jeweler Sentenced to 52 Months for Mortgage Fraud; Some VA Lawmakers Calling for Fewer SOLs

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An Ashburn jeweler has been sentenced to 52 months in prison for his role in a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme.
(Loudoun Times)

Some Virginia lawmakers are calling for fewer SOL tests that assess higher level skills.
(Washington Post)

The chemical spill in West Virginia highlights flaws in the regulation of West Virginia’s coal business.
(New York Times)

Bomb scare closed Sycolin Road last week in Leesburg when a homeless man put a suspicious package under a police car.
(Loudoun Times)

Maryland environmentalist are pushing for an 18-month delay on” fracking” permits.