Hearing set on jailed Va. lawmaker’s bid to get items back

Joseph Morrissey

Joseph Morrissey

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A Virginia lawmaker charged with forgery and perjury wants authorities to return materials seized from his law office. Del. Joe Morrissey’s motion to have the items returned will be heard Monday in Henrico County Circuit Court. Morrissey says authorities executing a search warrant last month took case files and computers, bringing his law practice to a virtual standstill.  The 57-year-old Morrissey is charged with fabricating a document that he presented as evidence in a previous case. In December, Morrissey was convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after prosecutors accused him of having sex with a 17-year-old employee of his law office. He was sentenced to six months in jail and is spending nights locked up and attending General Assembly sessions during the day on work release.

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