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May 7, 1992 | Associated Press
A judge was convicted Wednesday of federal corruption charges that included helping a candidate for sheriff raise money illegally and avoid prosecution. A jury convicted Logan County Judge Ned Grubb of bribery, conspiracy, witness tampering, obstruction of justice, racketeering and two counts of mail fraud. Grubb, 57, faces up to 60 years in prison and $2.5 million in fines when he is sentenced July 20. He remained free on bail.
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April 8, 2009 | David B. Rivkin Jr., David B. Rivkin Jr. is a partner at Baker & Hostetler and served in the Justice Department and the White House counsel's office in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
When Brent Benjamin ran for chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court in 2004, the nation's fourth-largest coal company donated $3 million to his successful campaign -- more than all his other contributors combined. Two years later, the company, Massey Energy, came before Benjamin's court to appeal a $50-million judgment it had been ordered to pay. Benjamin cast the deciding vote in a 3-2 decision to overturn the award. Now the U.S.
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May 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A former judge who jumped from the bench, ripped off his robe and bit a defendant on the nose was acquitted in Clarksburg of violating the man's civil rights. Joseph Troisi, who was a circuit court judge for four years, was accused of confronting Bill Witten after Witten repeatedly cursed at him while being led from the courtroom. Troisi could have been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison on the federal charge.
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May 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A former judge who jumped from the bench, ripped off his robe and bit a defendant on the nose was acquitted in Clarksburg of violating the man's civil rights. Joseph Troisi, who was a circuit court judge for four years, was accused of confronting Bill Witten after Witten repeatedly cursed at him while being led from the courtroom. Troisi could have been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison on the federal charge.
OPINION
April 8, 2009 | David B. Rivkin Jr., David B. Rivkin Jr. is a partner at Baker & Hostetler and served in the Justice Department and the White House counsel's office in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
When Brent Benjamin ran for chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court in 2004, the nation's fourth-largest coal company donated $3 million to his successful campaign -- more than all his other contributors combined. Two years later, the company, Massey Energy, came before Benjamin's court to appeal a $50-million judgment it had been ordered to pay. Benjamin cast the deciding vote in a 3-2 decision to overturn the award. Now the U.S.
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August 21, 1994 | SAU CHAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Fred Zain, a police chemist whose expert testimony and lab tests helped put scores of rapists and murderers behind bars in two states over 13 years, now finds himself in the dock. Zain is charged with lying in court and tampering with evidence in his laboratories, compelling judges in West Virginia and Texas to release men sent to prison on the strength of blood and semen samples Zain verified. "I really have no idea why he did what he did," said Jack Buckalew, a former superintendent of the West Virginia State Police.
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May 7, 1992 | Associated Press
A judge was convicted Wednesday of federal corruption charges that included helping a candidate for sheriff raise money illegally and avoid prosecution. A jury convicted Logan County Judge Ned Grubb of bribery, conspiracy, witness tampering, obstruction of justice, racketeering and two counts of mail fraud. Grubb, 57, faces up to 60 years in prison and $2.5 million in fines when he is sentenced July 20. He remained free on bail.
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