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Addison County’s top prosecutor has moved to get her law license back
04-09-2024 11:50 AM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

A week after the Vermont Supreme Court ruled to suspend her law license, Addison County State’s Attorney Eva Vekos has asked the court to lift the suspension, saying she has now complied with a state investigation that followed her arrest earlier this...

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State trooper receiving care for ‘severe’ traumatic brain injury from March crash
05-22-2024 2:56 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

A Vermont State Police trooper seriously injured in March when his cruiser slammed into a fire truck that had stopped at a crash scene is undergoing treatment for a “severe traumatic brain injury.”Mike O’Neil, executive director of the Vermont...


Coffee product’s ‘active ingredient’ leads to guilty plea in Vermont fraud case
05-08-2024 2:41 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Vermont to a fraud charge for trying to sell a coffee product marketed as a “natural” way to treat erectile dysfunction.Lab tests revealed that the product marketed as “Hard Coffee” contained...


Latest report on Vermont State Police trooper discipline dominated by vehicle pursuit policy violations
04-07-2024 5:02 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

Failing to follow the Vermont State Police’s vehicle pursuit policy led to disciplinary action against five troopers during the first six months of 2023, according to the law enforcement agency. The information is contained in the latest semiannual...


Vermont Supreme Court suspends law license of Addison County’s top prosecutor
03-27-2024 3:38 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

The Vermont Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Addison County State’s Attorney Eva Vekos.“We conclude that the evidence here warrants the immediate interim suspension of respondent’s license to practice law,” the unanimous ruling issued...


Murder case against 14-year-old headed to juvenile court after prosecutor reverses course
03-26-2024 4:41 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County state’s attorney told a judge on Monday that she does not object to defense attorneys’ request to move a 14-year-old murder suspect’s case to juvenile court, where it would be closed to the public.Eva Vekos, who...


Windsor woman avoids jail but must pay more than $135,000 in restitution in credit union fraud case
03-25-2024 4:29 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

A Windsor woman who served as a branch manager for the Vermont VA Federal Credit Union will avoid jail time but have to pay more than $135,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to a charge of credit union fraud. Tracy Thibodeau, 47, was sentenced...


Justices consider whether to suspend law license of Addison County’s top prosecutor
03-21-2024 6:16 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

Vermont Supreme Court justices had plenty of questions Wednesday as they heard arguments over whether Addison County State’s Attorney Eva Vekos’ law license should be suspended.A prosecutor with the state board overseeing lawyer misconduct in Vermont...


Man pleads guilty in ValleyNet embezzlement case
02-26-2024 3:56 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

A Northfield, Vt., man has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on charges related to embezzlement of more than $500,000 from a nonprofit organization extending broadband to the Upper Valley. John Van Vught, 73, entered a guilty plea...


Ukrainian man pleads guilty in costly UVM Medical Center ransomware attack
02-19-2024 6:12 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

A Ukrainian man pleaded guilty last week to his role in two separate cyberattacks in the United States, including a hack at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington that a top hospital official said cost the facility about $65...


‘Can’t you just have a friend come and get me,’ prosecutor asked trooper during DUI probe, documents reveal
02-11-2024 9:31 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

Addison County State’s Attorney Eva Vekos asked a trooper investigating her for driving under the influence if he knew that “discretion was allowed” and questioned another officer whether he could just have a friend come get her, according to newly...


Newbury, citizens group lose longshot bid for new review of secure juvenile facility case 
01-23-2024 8:37 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

The Vermont Supreme Court has quickly rejected bids by the town of Newbury and a citizens group to reconsider a ruling last month that cleared the way for the state to open a secure facility for youth involved in the criminal system.The town and the...


State Auditor Doug Hoffer files suit against Attorney General Charity Clark
01-17-2024 3:26 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

One elected state office holder has taken the rare step of filing a lawsuit against another elected state office holder, asking a judge to settle a dispute over the latter’s obligations under Vermont law.State Auditor Doug Hoffer sued Attorney General...


State agency puts former Norwich police chief on paid administrative leave
01-11-2024 5:26 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

The director of enforcement and safety for the state Department of Motor Vehicles has been placed on paid administrative leave after less than six months on the job.Vermont Transportation Secretary Joseph Flynn, whose agency oversees the motor vehicle...


Town of Newbury and citizens group file for new review of Vermont juvenile facility case
01-09-2024 6:02 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

The town of Newbury and a citizens group are asking the Vermont Supreme Court for another chance to argue their case opposing the state’s plan to open a secure facility to house youths involved in the criminal justice system in the community.The...


Boy, 14, denies murder charge in fatal shooting of another 14-year-old boy in Vermont
11-01-2023 2:31 AM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

MIDDLEBURY — A 14-year-old Burlington boy faces a charge of second-degree murder after police said he was waving a loaded firearm in a vehicle parked in Bristol when it discharged and killed another 14-year-old passenger seated in front of him on...


Vermont man describes own actions as ‘calculated’ in killing mother and her son, new documents show
09-06-2023 12:49 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

A Whitingham man facing two counts of murder in the shooting death of a mother and her son told police his actions were “calculated” and that he would rather be in jail than in an “old folks home,” according to charging documents made public...


Vermont to pay up to $16.5 million to resolve EB-5 claims by defrauded Jay Peak investors
07-06-2023 6:20 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

The state of Vermont has agreed to pay up to $16.5 million in a global settlement to resolve legal claims made by defrauded investors in a series of Northeast Kingdom development projects centered around Jay Peak Resort and funded through the federal...


Offer made to buy Burke Mountain ski resort; auction may follow
06-17-2023 10:03 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

Michael Goldberg, the court-appointed receiver in charge of overseeing Burke Mountain ski resort for more than seven years, has an offer to buy the scandal-plagued ski resort in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.News of the bid came from a recent court...


New details emerge in ValleyNet embezzlement case
06-15-2023 5:50 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

BURLINGTON — A Northfield man has pleaded not guilty to three felony charges alleging he embezzled more than $500,000 from a nonprofit organization that was working to bring broadband to central Vermont.Recent documents filed by prosecutors also...


Missing man who allegedly embezzled nearly $600K from ECFiber operator found, charged
05-16-2023 5:53 AM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

A Northfield man wanted for allegedly embezzling more than $500,000 from a nonprofit organization that was working to bring broadband to central Vermont has been charged and arrested after nearly a year on the run, according to court records.An...

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