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Ex-Homestore CEO Wasn't Involved in Fraud, Lawyer Says (Los Angeles Times)
Former Homestore Inc. Chief Executive Stuart Wolff, on trial for a $67-million accounting fraud at the online home-listings company, was wrongly implicated by other executives seeking to avoid prison, his lawyer said.
Iraq police confirm Saddam's lawyer killed (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Iraqi police confirmed on Wednesday that one of Saddam's chief defense lawyers, Khamis al -Obaidi, had been killed and said the lawyer had been kidnapped in Baghdad.
Mayor's fate in attorney's hands (Duluth News Tribune)
While the Minneapolis City Attorney's Office has agreed to investigate Duluth Mayor Herb Bergson, it is unclear whether he could lose his job if found guilty.
Saddam lawyer shot dead (Guardian Unlimited)
Defence lawyer abducted from home by men dressed as police.
Lawyer Representing Saddam Hussein Killed (ABC News)
Lawyer Representing Saddam Hussein Shot and Killed in Baghdad After Abduction
Attorney general may decide fate of reputed Capone digs (Mississippi Press)
OCEAN SPRINGS -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood may help decide the fate of a home long rumored to be a hideout for the notorious gangster Al Capone.
Saddam Hussein's Lawyer Abducted, Killed (ABC News)
Saddam Hussein's Lawyer Abducted and Killed in Baghdad in Third Such Attack on Defense Team
Saddam lawyer killed in Baghdad (INQ7.net)
BAGHDAD -- A lawyer for ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was found dead on Wednesday after being kidnapped from his Baghdad home, the third member of the defense team to be slain.
Saddam defence lawyer killed (Reuters.co.uk)
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped and killed one of Saddam Hussein's chief defence lawyers, the third defence lawyer to be killed since the start of the U.S.-backed trial, police said on Wednesday.
Saddam lawyer killed in Baghdad (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been found dead after he was kidnapped from his Baghdad home, the third member of the defense team to be slain.
Saddam's lawyer pays price for principles (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Saddam Hussein's lawyer Khamis al-Obaidi, whose body was found dumped on a Baghdad street, believed the rule of law would triumph in Iraq and had vowed never to give in to fear.
Ohio Attorney General Fights Crime With a Cost Effective Solution from Novell (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
The Office of the Ohio Attorney General, the chief law enforcement agency for the state of Ohio, selected Novell to integrate the state's disparate law enforcement databases and provide its 44,000 users with secure access to over 70 million records to aid in solving crimes.
Crash suspect doesn't want lawyer (News 14 Charlotte)
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. -- A University of North Carolina graduate charged with running down students on a campus plaza told a judge he doesn't want the help of an appointed lawyer or any other attorney.
Oswego attorney elected to New York State Bar Association committee (The Valley News)
Attorney Timothy J. Fennell of Oswego, managing partner in the firm Amdursky, Pelky, Fennell & Wallen, P.C., has been elected to the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association. He will serve as a member-at-large.
Crash suspect doesn't want lawyer (News 14 Charlotte)
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. -- A University of North Carolina graduate charged with running down students on a campus plaza told a judge he doesn't want the help of an appointed lawyer or any other attorney.
Hussein Defense Lawyer Kidnapped, Killed (Washington Post)
Gunmen kidnapped and killed the number-two lawyer on Saddam Hussein's defense team, making him the third attorney for Iraq's former president to be murdered during the crimes against humanity trial.
Saddam lawyer executed by gunmen in Baghdad (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been found shot in the head after being kidnapped from his Baghdad home, the third defense attorney to be slain.
Inquiry recommends independent review of N.L. Crown attorney's office (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. (CP) - An inquiry into three wrongful murder convictions in Newfoundland says the provincial Crown attorney's office too often accepted and supported tunnel vision in police investigations.
Attorney general sues puppy store, alleging sales of unhealthy dogs (Miami Herald)
Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist today announced that his office has sued a Pembroke Pines pet store for allegedly defrauding its customers about the puppies they were purchasing.
Saddam On Hunger Strike Over Attorney Slaying (CBS 2 New York)
Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants went on a hunger strike Wednesday to protest the killing of an attorney on the defense team, Saddam’s chief lawyer said.
Dassey's Attorney Wants Jury To Hear Questions About Confession (The Milwaukee Channel)
The attorney for Brendan Dassey, who is accused of helping his uncle Steve Avery rape and murder a young woman last October, wants jurors to hear challenges to the teen's confession.
Duluth Mayor to be investigated by Minneapolis city attorney's office (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Duluth Mayor Herb Bergson will be investigated by the Minneapolis city attorney's office for allegedly violating the state's Data Practices Act. Bergson
Inman's Lawyer Asks For Preliminary Hearing (WYFF via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for the man accused of killing Clemson student Tiffany Souers on Wednesday filed a request for a preliminary hearing for his client.
Newport attorney seeks re-election to state post Fred L. Myers Jr. Executive Committeeman (Cocke County Online)
Newport Attorney Fred L Myers Jr. is seeking re-election to the state-level post of Republican Executive Committeeman for the state's first district. Myers, who represented his district as GOP committeeman for 18 years, is seeking the post again in the August election.
Dassey's attorney wants to dispute confession to jury (Gazette Extra Sports)
MANITOWOC, Wis. - The attorney for a teen accused of raping and killing a young woman with his uncle wants a chance to tell a jury the teen's confession to police was unreliable, according to court records filed Wednesday.
Saddam on Hunger Strike After Lawyer Dies (ABC News)
Saddam, 7 Co-Defendants on Hunger Strike to Protest Another Lawyer's Death; Gunmen Kidnap Workers
Saddam Lawyer Killed; Iraq Workers Seized (ABC News)
Saddam Lawyer Killed After Being Abducted From Baghdad Home; 85 Workers Seized at Iraq Plant
Attorney General Announces Schwab Foundation Grant Recipients (Fort Wayne News Channel 15)
Fort Wayne - Twelve Fort Wayne area organizations will receive $237,243 in grants, announced Attorney General Steve Carter.
Attorney: Bush heckler charges won't stand (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Falun Gong follower who heckled Chinese President Hu Jintao at a White House ceremony has reached a deal with prosecutors under which all charges against her will be dropped, her attorney announced Wednesday.
Lawyer for Saddam assassinated in Iraq; 85 workers kidnapped north of Baghdad (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
BAGHDAD (AP) - Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants went on a hunger strike Wednesday to protest the shooting death of a lawyer on the ousted Iraqi leader's defence team, the third such killing in the eight-month-old trial.
Inquiry into three N.L. murder cases chastises Crown attorney's office (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. (CP) - A lengthy inquiry into a trio of wrongful murder convictions in Newfoundland has concluded that the provincial Crown attorney's office too often accepted and supported police investigations that were plagued by "tunnel vision."
Saddam Lawyer Killed; Iraq Workers Seized (ABC News)
Saddam, Co-Defendants Begin Hunger Strike After Lawyer Abducted From Baghdad Home and Fatally Shot
A Charleston attorney is behind bars (WOWK-TV)
Charleston attorney, Dante DiTrapano, awaits his federal trial behind bars.
Attorney: Bush Heckler Charges Won't Stand (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Falun Gong follower who heckled Chinese President Hu Jintao at a White House ceremony has reached a deal with prosecutors under which all charges against her will be dropped, her attorney announced Wednesday. Wang Wenyi faced a misdemeanor charge of intimidating, coercing, threatening and harassing a foreign official for interrupting the April 20 event in which President
Attorney: Charges dropped against White House heckler (USA Today)
The Falun Gong follower who heckled Chinese President Hu Jintao at a White House ceremony has reached a deal with prosecutors under which all charges against her will be dropped, her attorney announced Wednesday.
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.
Attorney General Announces Schwab Foundation Grant Recipients (Fort Wayne News Channel 15)
Fort Wayne - Twelve Fort Wayne area organizations will receive $237,243 in grants, announced Attorney General Steve Carter.
Hussein Lawyer Seized and Slain in Baghdad Raid (New York Times)
The defense lawyer was the the 10th person associated with the court trying Saddam Hussein to be killed in the last 18 months.
Attorney: Cop Framed Porco (R News)
The former U of R student accused of killing his father and beating his mother returned to court Wednesday. Christopher Porco’s attorney accused a detective of framing Porco for the crimes.
Saddam Lawyer Killed; Iraq Workers Seized (ABC News)
Saddam, Co-Defendants Begin Hunger Strike After Lawyer Abducted From Baghdad Home and Fatally Shot
Saddam defense attorney shot to death (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
In other violence, gunmen abduct 85 workers. BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants went on a hunger strike Wednesday to protest the shooting death of an attorney on the ousted Iraqi leader's defense team, their chief lawyer said the third such killing in the 8-month-old trial.
N.Y. attorney general holds gov. race lead (AP via Yahoo! News)
State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer still has a huge lead in the governor's race, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Attorney General sues Pembroke Pines pet shop for 'deceptive' sales of dogs (Sun-Sentinel)
A Pembroke Pines pet shop engaged in "deceptive and unfair trade practices" and should be barred from selling dogs in Florida, Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
N.Y. Attorney General Holds Gov. Race Lead (Los Angeles Times)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer still has a huge lead in the governor's race, according to a poll released Wednesday. The statewide poll by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute had Spitzer leading Republican nominee John Faso 66 percent to 20 percent.
Saddam lawyer killed; Iraq workers seized (AP via Yahoo! News)
Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants went on a hunger strike Wednesday to protest the shooting death of an attorney on the ousted Iraqi leader's defense team, their chief lawyer said — the third such killing in the 8-month-old trial.
Saddam Lawyer Killed; Iraq Workers Seized (ABC News)
Saddam Hussein and His Co-Defendants Go on Hunger Strike to Protest Shooting Death of Lawyer
N.Y. Attorney General Holds Gov. Race Lead (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer still has a huge lead in the governor's race, according to a poll released Wednesday. The statewide poll by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute had Spitzer leading Republican nominee John Faso 66 percent to 20 percent. Spitzer led Faso in a mid-May poll 67 percent to 16 percent. The poll also found Spitzer leading fellow Democrat
Attorney General looks into possible petition irregularities (Sioux City Journal)
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Attorney General Jon Bruning is investigating allegations that people were being offered a chance to win prizes in exchange for signing two petition initiatives.
Saddam on hunger strike to protest lawyer's murder (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has gone on hunger strike to protest the killing of his lawyer, his lead lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi said.
Saddam lawyer killed; Iraq workers seized (AP via Yahoo! News)
Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants went on a hunger strike Wednesday to protest the shooting death of an attorney on the ousted Iraqi leader's defense team, their chief lawyer said — the third such killing in the 8-month-old trial.