NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a bankruptcy petition filed by a former high-ranking Virginia legislator convicted of bribery and extortion.
The Daily Press reports that a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge dismissed former Del. Phil Hamilton's Chapter 13 petition Tuesday after he and his wife, Kimberly, missed last Friday's deadline for filing a revised plan. The dismissal means creditors can begin trying to recover the nearly $600,000 they are owed through legal channels, including foreclosure and judgments.
The Hamiltons filed for Chapter 13 protection in February.
Phil Hamilton was sentenced on Aug. 12 to nine-and-a-half years in a federal prison. He was convicted in May of charges that he solicited a job as director of a teacher training center that he helped create with taxpayer money.
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Norfolk Fire & Rescue officials said a train went off its track Dec. 5, 2013 in the area of East Princess Anne and Ingleside roads.
HazMat crews have identified the material on a derailed train in Norfolk as cement. East Princess Anne and Ingleside roads have reopened to traffic.
A portion of Dominion Boulevard in Chesapeake is shut down until Friday morning as part of an emergency closure.