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Predators defend net worth after questions from city attorney (WSMV Nashville)
The Nashville Predators aren't happy at having their net worth questioned by an attorney hired by the local government, and now they're asking Nashville to pay up on bonuses owed to the company that runs their arena.
Rove Won't Be Charged in CIA Leak Probe, Lawyer Says (Update6) (Bloomberg.com)
June 13 (Bloomberg) -- Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's top political adviser, won't face criminal charges in a three-year investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's name, his lawyer said.
Attorney files suit over stop payment check (Helena Daily World)
Local attorney Jimmie Wilson has filed a lawsuit against the former city treasurer of West Helena and First Bank of the Delta as the result of a "stop payment" order issued on a check written to pay for legal services rendered to the city. The amount totaled $58,209.50.
Case of slain federal attorney shifted out of Seattle FBI office (Fox 12 Oregon)
SEATTLE The F-B-I says management of the investigation into the 2001 assassination of Assistant U-S Attorney Tom Wales in Seattle has been shifted to the agency's Portland field office, following a controversy over the number of agents assigned to the case.
Human Rights Attorney Reveals Corruption in Shanghai (The Epoch Times)
HONG KONG - Renowned Shanghai attorney Zheng Enchong was released from his three-year jail sentence on June 5, 2006. The attorney was jailed for representing Shanghai residents who were evicted fro...
Downing Street backs Reid as attorney general protests against 'unhelpful' intervention (Guardian Unlimited)
Downing Street yesterday backed the home secretary, John Reid, in his row with the attorney general over the sentence passed on a convicted paedophile who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a three-year-old girl.
City attorney will get Little Earth case (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Allegations that two Minneapolis police lieutenants mistreated a man they arrested at Little Earth housing complex will be presented to the city attorney's office for consideration of possible criminal charges. In a press release issued Tuesday afternoon, police said they need time to enhance video and photos of the May 26 incident before the case goes to the attorney's office in two weeks. At
Government wrongly paid for football tickets, a divorce lawyer, vacations after hurricanes (North County Times)
WASHINGTON -- The government doled out as much as $1.4 billion in bogus assistance to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, getting hoodwinked to pay for season football tickets, a tropical vacation and even a divorce lawyer, congressional investigators have found.
City Hall lawyer: I was unaware of hiring 'irregularities' before April 2005 (Chicago Tribune)
The top lawyer in Mayor Richard Daley's administration told a federal jury Tuesday that she was unaware of any "irregularities" in city hiring until after the FBI raided the mayor's office last year.
Molester says he fled because of lawyer (WALB News 10)
Albany -- A Dougherty County man who fled during his child molestation trial is sentenced to a decade in prison. Monte Green said he fled his trial because he thought his lawyer was not helping him. The 24-year-old Green was sentenced to ten years in prison for statutory rape.
Attorney General Race Too Close to Call (KARK Little Rock)
The Democratic race for Attorney General is still too close to call. Both candidates say they must wait for the results from Saline County before they`re able to call the race. Candidate Paul Suskie says he`s confident he`s going to make it to the November general election.
‘Arroyo legitimate’ – lawyer (INQ7.net)
AS pro-opposition lawmakers prepare to resurrect cheating allegations against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, her lawyer on Wednesday maintained she was the legitimate winner in the 2004 presidential elections based on the recount of the ballots.
U.S. attorney subpoenas Monster over stock options (Montana Standard)
NEW YORK (AP) — The parent of job search site Monster.com was subpoenaed on Monday by the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York over the timing of stock options grants to executives.
Crook was district attorney for 24 years (Capital Weekly)
AUGUSTA — David Crook figures his 24 years building the Kennebec-Somerset District Attorney’s Office into a professional operation gives him plenty of worthwhile experience to be Kennebec County treasurer.
High court suspends Aloha lawyer for misconduct (The Oregonian)
The Oregon Supreme Court has suspended an Aloha lawyer for six months for misconduct involving a civil and a bankruptcy case.
Former lawyer convicted in sexual assault on girl (Rocky Mountain News)
A former Wheat Ridge lawyer was convicted Tuesday in Larimer County District Court for the sexual assault of a girl whose mother he met over the Internet.
Young, attorney no-shows at hearing; judge wants explanation (Detroit Free Press)
A judge issued an arrest warrant for designated hitter Dmitri Young on Tuesday after the Tiger and his attorney failed to appear at a court hearing earlier in the day. Young, who has not played since May 21, is accused of choking a girlfriend April 14 while they were staying at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.
Ruling pleases inmates' attorney (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
COLUMBUS - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling making it easier for death row inmates to contest lethal injections will help a lawsuit by two Ohio prisoners who say the method is torture, their attorney said Tuesday.
FEMA aid following hurricanes was spent on divorce lawyer, vacations, football tickets, sex change (Sun-Sentinel)
WASHINGTON -- Houston divorce lawyer Mark Lipkin says he can't recall anyone paying for his services with a FEMA debit card, but congressional investigators say one of his clients did just that. The $1,000 payment was just one example cited in an audit that concluded that up to $1.4 billion -- perhaps as much as 16 percent of the billions of dollars in assistance expended after Hurricanes Katrina
Assistant named Alameda city attorney (Oakland Tribune)
ALAMEDA — Officials have appointed Teresa Highsmith as the Island's new city attorney to replace the boss she has worked for the last nine years as an assistant.
Jury takes 2 hours to find attorney guilty of sexual abuse of a child (Denver Post)
A Wheat Ridge attorney was convicted Tuesday of two counts of sexual abuse of a child by a jury that deliberated no more than two hours. William Hunsaker Jr., 35, faces up to 12 years in prison, which will be determined by Larimer County District Judge Jolene Blair on Aug. 3.
Edmonds lawyer faces felony theft charge (Fox 12 Oregon)
EVERETT, Wash. An Edmonds lawyer is facing a felony theft charge following an allegation by authorities that she kept thousands of dollars that should have gone to a client.
Ex-attorney convicted in child sex case (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
It took a jury less than 90 minutes to convict a former Denver-area attorney of sexually assaulting the daughter of a woman he met on the Internet.
Crash not deliberate, boy's attorney says (The Columbus Dispatch)
The attorney for a 12-year-old boy accused of ramming a car into a Columbus library said yesterday that the crash was accidental, not intentional. "He did make a bad judgment. … He had no idea how to operate a motor vehicle," said Christopher Reamer, the attorney representing Devon Sydnor.
Deleted-files case going to attorney general (NorthJersey.com)
NORTH HALEDON -- A case involving a former borough clerk who deleted files in the weeks before retiring will be referred to the state attorney general by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office because of a potential conflict of interest, Assistant Passaic County Prosecutor Jay McCann said.
‘Arroyo legitimate’ – lawyer (INQ7.net)
AS pro-opposition lawmakers prepare to resurrect cheating allegations against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, her lawyer on Wednesday maintained she was the legitimate winner in the 2004 presidential elections based on the recount of the ballots.
Hurricane assistance paid for tickets, divorce lawyer, sex change (ABC 13 Texas)
Houston divorce lawyer Mark Lipkin says he can't recall anyone paying for his services with a FEMA debit card, but congressional investigators say one of his clients did just that.
Disbarred Attorney Charged In Church Land Scandal (CBS 2 Chicago)
A disbarred suburban Chicago attorney with ties to deals that sold land belonging to poor churches without their permission has been charged with theft.
Attorney: Man accused of killing teen kept journal (The Canton Repository)
BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) - A man accused of killing a 15-year-old boy for walking on his well-manicured lawn kept a journal that detailed his frustration with neighbors, his attorney said. Charles Martin's ...
Edmonds lawyer accused of keeping client's money, charged with felony (The Olympian)
EVERETT -- An Edmonds lawyer is facing a felony theft charge following an allegation by authorities that she kept thousands of dollars that should have gone to a client.
North Miami seeking attorney and lobbyist to fight FPL lines (Miami Herald)
North Miami city leaders are seeking an attorney and lobbyist to fight plans by FPL to run high-voltage lines carried by 80-foot concrete poles through the city.
Muslim lawyer seeking liberty, justice for all (NorthJersey.com)
Sohail Mohammed was a Clifton lawyer with a small practice -- well-liked and respected around the region, but unknown everywhere else. Then came 9/11.
Attorney says death row inmate optimistic about DNA evidence (WATE-TV Knoxville)
The attorney for Paul House, a death row inmate given a new chance by the Supreme Court to prove his innocence, says they're optimistic about their chances.
Saunders drops out of Attorney General race (WBBH)
NAPLES: State Senator Burt Saunders is dropping out of the GOP race for attorney general and plans to work toward electing Republican Charlie Crist as governor.
Molester says he fled because of lawyer (WALB News 10)
Albany -- A Dougherty County man who fled during his child molestation trial is sentenced to a decade in prison. Monte Green said he fled his trial because he thought his lawyer was not helping him. The 24-year-old Green was sentenced to ten years in prison for statutory rape.
Naples lawmaker drops out of GOP race for attorney general (Sun-Sentinel)
NAPLES -- State Sen. Burt Saunders announced Wednesday he is dropping out of the GOP race for attorney general and plans to work toward electing Republican Charlie Crist as governor.
FEMA hurricane aid spent on divorce lawyer, vacations, porn and sex change (Sun-Sentinel)
WASHINGTON -- Houston divorce lawyer Mark Lipkin says he can't recall anyone paying for his services with a FEMA debit card, but congressional investigators say one of his clients did just that. The $1,000 payment was just one example cited in an audit that concluded that up to $1.4 billion -- perhaps as much as 16 percent of the billions of dollars in assistance expended after Hurricanes Katrina
Lawyer challenges new P.E.I. electoral map (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A Charlottetown lawyer says Prince Edward Island's latest electoral map will leave the province open to another lawsuit if it's adopted.
Doubt over N.L. diocese making sex abuse payments will upset victims: lawyer (Canada.com)
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. (CP) - Warnings that a Roman Catholic diocese in Newfoundland may not be able to make future compensation payments to victims of a sexually abusive priest are insulting, a lawyer for the victims said Wednesday.
City's lawyer says buildings commissioner ordered hiring (Chicago Tribune)
The top lawyer in Mayor Richard Daley's administration said she was led to believe that the city's buildings commissioner ordered the 2004 hiring of an unqualified, 19-year-old building inspector, according to testimony Wednesday in the City Hall corruption trial.
Rashid's lawyer plans to subpoena four ministers (SABC News)
The case of Khalid Rashid, a missing Pakistani national, will make another turn in the Pretoria High Court tomorrow. Zehir Omar, Rashid's lawyer, will tomorrow ask the court to declare his client's arrest and deportation by the department of home affairs unlawful.
Rashid's lawyer plans to subpoena four ministers (SABC News)
The case of Khalid Rashid, a missing Pakistani national, will make another turn in the Pretoria High Court tomorrow. Zehir Omar, Rashid's lawyer, will tomorrow ask the court to declare his client's arrest and deportation by the department of home affairs unlawful.
Attorney General's office seeking court order (Harrisburg Daily Register)
HARRISBURG - The Attorney General's office has requested a restraining order that would require Harrisburg Care Center to place sex offenders in their own rooms, away from other residents.
Accused dumps lawyer after bail denied over murder charge (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A man has sacked his lawyer after being denied bail on an attempted murder charge. Accused Yassar Bakir, from the Gold Coast in south-east Queensland, was charged over an alleged shooting at Main Beach on Friday night.
Saunders drops out of Attorney General race (The News-Press)
State Sen. Burt Saunders has dropped his bid for Attorney General, and will retain his Southwest Florida Senate seat for another two years.
FEMA hurricane aid spent on divorce lawyer, vacations, porn and sex change (Sun-Sentinel)
WASHINGTON -- Houston divorce lawyer Mark Lipkin says he can't recall anyone paying for his services with a FEMA debit card, but congressional investigators say one of his clients did just that. The $1,000 payment was just one example cited in an audit that concluded that up to $1.4 billion -- perhaps as much as 16 percent of the billions of dollars in assistance expended after Hurricanes Katrina
Attorney general, mayor tout anti-gang program (Richmond.com)
Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell and Richmond Mayor L. Douglas Wilder joined together today to urge local organizations and individuals to get involved in the fight against gangs in Richmond.
Attorney General fights back in the Amoateng Case (Ghanaweb.com)
(Asare v. Attorney General et al.) Suit No. AP 21/2006 The Attorney General has finally responded to the complaint filed by Professor Stephen Asare in March petitioning an Accra High Court to declare the Nkoranza North Parliamentary seat vacant.
Young offenders offered cigarettes for DNA - lawyer (Stuff)
Young offenders held in custody are swapping their DNA for cigarettes, an Auckland lawyer has claimed.
Sierra Leone: Attorney General Says (AllAfrica.com)
The little over six million dollars loan to Sierra Leone on behalf of the Sierra Leone Maritime Association sought the attention and legal advice of the country's Attorney General, Mr. Fred Carew.