When State Corruption Becomes A Federal Crime

Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT) -- After nearly six years as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Neil McBride will step down on Friday, Sept. 13. It was McBride and his team of prosecutors who, in November 2009, secured the conviction and subsequent 13-year sentence for former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., and in May 2011, secured the conviction of Phillip Hamilton, a former member of the Virginia House of Delegates on charges of bribery and extortion.

In 2013, while many Virginians are keenly focused on the multiple state and federal investigations in Richmond and the potential impact of McBride's departure, the U.S. Department...

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