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Investigation into court loophole leads to conviction

"Investigative reporter A.J. Lagoe, with WRIC TV8 in Richmond, Va, uncovers widespread fraud in Virginia’s court-appointed attorney system. Criminal defendants are lying about their assets in order to qualify for a free lawyer and all too often getting away with it thanks to a loophole in Virginia law."

"Now a man profiled in the 8News investigation, is convicted on multiple charges and state lawmakers are vowing to take action to close the loophole."

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