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Lawyer says investigator ignored evidence (The News & Observer)
A lawyer for an indicted Duke University lacrosse player fired off a letter today to an investigator for the Durham prosecutor's office, saying that the investigator must not have read the state's rape case file.
Defense Attorney Fires Back In Duke Lacrosse Case (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
A defense attorney in the Duke Lacrosse case is responding after an exchange outside the courtroom with an investigator from Mike Nifong's office. Related Document Interactive | Complete Coverage
Edwards, Ark. lawyer fined for illegal contributions (Pine Bluff Commercial)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - John Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign has agreed along with an Arkansas lawyer and his firm to pay $59,500 in fines for violating campaign finance law, the Federal Election Commission says.
Edwards, Ark. Lawyer Fined For Illegal Contributions (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
The campaign of former presidential candidate John Edwards has agreed along with an Arkansas lawyer and his firm to pay $59,500 in fines for violating campaign finance law, according to the Federal Election Commission.
Edwards, Arkansas lawyer fined for illegal contributions (The News & Observer)
The campaign of former presidential candidate John Edwards has agreed along with an Arkansas lawyer and his firm to pay $59,500 in fines for violating campaign finance law.
LAWYER SAYS MACK DEFENSE 'EAGER"' (KPVI-TV)
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A lawyer for a fugitive captured in Mexico says he's "eager" to begin a defense. The F-B-I says Darren Mack will be brought back to Nevada from Mexico today. The former pawn shop owner is wanted in Reno in his wife's death and the sniper shooting of a judge handling their divorce.
Venice Attorney Indicted For Alleged Tax Evasion (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Venice civil rights attorney Stephen Yagman has been indicted for allegedly trying to evade paying more than $100,000 in income taxes.
Attorney General Investigates Furniture Company's Abrupt Closure (WHO-TV Des Moines)
Davenport, June 22, 2006 (AP) - The Iowa attorney general's office is investigating the abrupt closure of a furniture company that has yet to deliver dozens of orders or issue refunds to customers.
Attorney General Gonzalez Holds a News Conference on Terrorist Arrests (Washington Post)
Read a transcript of remarks made by U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez and Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher of the Criminal Division on the arrest of seven men thought to be planning to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and federal buildings in Miami.
Attorney General Gonzalez Holds a News Conference on Terrorist Arrests (Washington Post)
SPEAKERS: ALBERTO GONZALES, U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL
New U.S. Attorney for Vermont (WCAX 3)
Vermont has a new U.S. Attorney. The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed veteran federal prosecutor Thomas Anderson. Gov. Jim Douglas, R-Vermont, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, nominated Anderson to fill the spot left open by Peter Hall, who became a federal judge.
Senate confirms Vermont's new United States attorney (WCAX 3)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved the nomination of Vermont's new United States attorney. Thomas D. Anderson, who has served as an assistant United States attorney since 2001, was approved by the unanimous vote of the Senate.
Tom Shannon, Washington attorney, Quidnet resident, gone at 79 (Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror)
Thomas F. Shannon, 79, an international trade attorney and co-founder of the Washington, D.C. law firm Collier Shannon & Scott, died at his Washington, D.C. home on June 23, 2006, following a courageous battle with melanoma.
Terri Schiavo arises as issue in attorney general's race (Tampa Bay's 10)
St. Petersburg, Florida- Three of the four candidates for Florida attorney general say the government should not have intervened in the Terri Schiavo case. But one says it was right for the state and Congress to try to usurp the courts.
New U.S. Attorney for Vermont (WCAX 3)
Vermont has a new U.S. Attorney. The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed veteran federal prosecutor Thomas Anderson. Gov. Jim Douglas, R-Vermont, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, nominated Anderson to fill the spot left open by Peter Hall, who became a federal judge.
Senate confirms Vermont's new United States attorney (WCAX 3)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved the nomination of Vermont's new United States attorney. Thomas D. Anderson, who has served as an assistant United States attorney since 2001, was approved by the unanimous vote of the Senate.
Witnesses: Sadr's Men Killed Saddam's Lawyer (NPR)
Eyewitnesses in Baghdad say it was Shiite militiamen who murdered one of Saddam Hussein's lawyers earlier this week. The witnesses say militiamen loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr kidnapped the lawyer and then shot him dead after parading him through the streets of the capital's largest Shiite district. Sadr's spokesman angrily denied the reports.
Attorney general candidate defends state actions in Schiavo case (The Palm Beach Post)
State Rep. Joe Negron staunchly defended state efforts to intervene in the case of Terri Schiavo telling Florida's newspaper editors Friday that if he is elected Florida's attorney general he will fight to protect others facing the same life and death decisions.
Day care center, attorney general agree to $688,000 settlement (Boston Globe)
A nonprofit Auburn day care center has agreed to pay $688,000 for allegedly defrauding the state and misusing funds while under contract with the state, according to Attorney General Tom Reilly.
Attorney general says it can't investigate academy (Billings Gazette)
HELENA -- The attorney general's office says it doesn't have the authority to investigate a complaint from a civil rights group over alleged abuses at a now-closed private residential treatment center for teen boys.
Attorney general says it can't investigate academy (Billings Gazette)
HELENA -- The attorney general's office says it doesn't have the authority to investigate a complaint from a civil rights group over alleged abuses at a now-closed private residential treatment center for teen boys. The Swan Valley Youth Academy nort ...
Two BR men, Donaldsonville attorney arrested for insurance fraud (The Daily Comet)
Two Baton Rouge men and a Donaldsonville attorney face charges of conspiring to defraud an insurance company of $100,000, state police said Friday.
Attorney general's daugther returns from deployment in Iraq (Daily Press)
NORFOLK, Va. -- State Attorney General Bob McDonnell welcomed home his daughter Friday from military deployment in Iraq. Army 1st Lt. Jeanine McDonnell, 25, arrived on a commercial plane at Norfolk International Airport for a two-week leave.
Two BR men, Donaldsonville attorney arrested for insurance fraud (KPLC)
BATON ROUGE, La. Two Baton Rouge men and a Donaldsonville attorney face charges of conspiring to defraud an insurance company of 100-thousand dollars.
'Mafia cop' claims lawyer botched case (WABC-TV New York)
An ex-police detective who killed for the mob argued Friday that his racketeering conviction should be overturned because his lawyer barred him from testifying in his own defense.
Lawyer cites more rape story variations (The Herald-Sun)
A defense lawyer in the Duke University lacrosse rape case revealed more apparent inconsistencies in the accuser's version of events Friday, and blasted a prosecution investigator for purportedly being ignorant about the contents of his own files.
Attorney general's daugther returns from deployment in Iraq (WRIC 8)
NORFOLK, Va. State Attorney General Bob McDonnell welcomed home his daughter today from military deployment in Iraq.
Lawyer Offers to Handle Robinson Appeal (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO -- New developments in Father Gerald Robinson's murder case. A local attorney is offering to handle Robinson's appeal for free. John Donahue has been a lawyer for 25 years, mostly in criminal defense.
Attorney: Man’s arrest a mistake (2theadvocate.com)
Authorities should not have arrested a Baton Rouge man on Thursday for failing to register as a convicted sex offender in connection with an alleged 1985 rape, his attorney said late Friday.
Lawyer Says Rove Won't be Charged in CIA Leak (WTOL News 11)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top White House aide Karl Rove has been told by prosecutors he won't be charged with any crimes in the investigation into leak of a CIA officer's identity, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Selma attorney files suit over Wilcox county jail conditions (Selma Times-Journal)
CAMDEN - A civil lawsuit was filed in Wilcox County Circuit Court today against Sheriff Prince Arnold in behalf of a Wilcox County Jail inmate, Alvonzo Johnson, who is charged with alleged drug trafficking. The suit was filed by Selma attorney George E. Jones, Ill, who represents Johnson.
New U.S. Attorney for Vermont (WCAX 3)
Vermont has a new U.S. Attorney. The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed veteran federal prosecutor Thomas Anderson. Gov. Jim Douglas, R-Vermont, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, nominated Anderson to fill the spot left open by Peter Hall, who became a federal judge.
Senate confirms Vermont's new United States attorney (WCAX 3)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved the nomination of Vermont's new United States attorney. Thomas D. Anderson, who has served as an assistant United States attorney since 2001, was approved by the unanimous vote of the Senate.
Celebrity Attorney May Take On BALCO Case (KTVU 2 San Francisco)
The last high profile client he defended, Scott Peterson, is now on death row. Now the newest client of attorney Mark Geragos is Barry Bonds' former personal trainer, Greg Anderson.
Probe into killing of Saddam Hussein’s lawyer (Scoop.co.nz)
A United Nations expert on human rights and legal systems today called on the Iraqi Government to launch an independent investigation into the killing of a lawyer working for the defence team of former President Saddam Hussein.
Lawyer: Fatal mine blast cause is known (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A Lexington lawyer representing the families of four of the five miners killed last month in a Harlan County coal-mine explosion said yesterday that relatives are sure they now know the cause of the blast, though the investigation of the incident is not complete.
Appraiser Nicolo has two weeks to hire new lawyer (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Appraiser John E. Nicolo on Friday was given two more weeks to find a lawyer to represent him on charges surrounding a tax assessment scandal involving Eastman Kodak Co. and several municipalities.
Attorney general's daugther returns from deployment in Iraq (WAVY 10)
NORFOLK, Va. State Attorney General Bob McDonnell welcomed home his daughter today from military deployment in Iraq.
Torch caused mine blast, lawyer says (Louisville Courier-Journal)
WASHINGTON -- Miners cutting a metal roof strap with a torch ignited leaking methane and touched off the May 20 explosion at an Eastern Kentucky mine that killed five, according to a lawyer who took part in the federal investigation.
Attorney General candidate wants to fight for the `little people' (The Kalamazoo Gazette)
Scott Bowen wants Michigan's top law enforcement official to, once again, be a strong advocate for the public, like in the days of former Attorney General Frank Kelley.
Terri Schiavo case divides attorney-general hopefuls (Orlando Sentinel)
Three of the four candidates for Florida attorney general said Friday that the government should not have intervened in the Terri Schiavo case, but one -- state Rep. Joe Negron -- said it was right for the state and Congress to try to usurp the courts.
Day care center, attorney general agree to $688,000 settlement (WFSB 3)
BOSTON -- A nonprofit Auburn day care center has agreed to pay $688,000 for allegedly defrauding the state and misusing funds while under contract with the state, according to Attorney General Tom Reilly.
New U.S. Attorney for Vermont (WCAX 3)
Vermont has a new U.S. Attorney. The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed veteran federal prosecutor Thomas Anderson. Gov. Jim Douglas, R-Vermont, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, nominated Anderson to fill the spot left open by Peter Hall, who became a federal judge.
Senate confirms Vermont's new United States attorney (WCAX 3)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved the nomination of Vermont's new United States attorney. Thomas D. Anderson, who has served as an assistant United States attorney since 2001, was approved by the unanimous vote of the Senate.
Terri Schiavo case divides attorney-general hopefuls (Orlando Sentinel)
Three of the four candidates for Florida attorney general said Friday that the government should not have intervened in the Terri Schiavo case, but one -- state Rep. Joe Negron -- said it was right for the state and Congress to try to usurp the courts.
Top lawyer faces long wait in custody (Sydney Morning Herald)
SYDNEY lawyer Michael Poynder should have been celebrating the birth of his niece on Friday. Instead he was facing court on charges of attempting to procure children for sex. -
A third defense lawyer for Saddam is murdered (NorthJersey.com)
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.
New York 'Mafia Cop' says lawyer barred him from testifying (Las Vegas Sun)
NEW YORK (AP) - An ex-police detective who killed for the mob took the stand against his former lawyer, arguing that his racketeering conviction should be overturned because the attorney barred him from testifying in his own defense.
Lawyer Says Rove Won't be Charged in CIA Leak (WTOL News 11)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top White House aide Karl Rove has been told by prosecutors he won't be charged with any crimes in the investigation into leak of a CIA officer's identity, his lawyer said Tuesday.
New U.S. Attorney for Vermont (WCAX 3)
Vermont has a new U.S. Attorney. The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed veteran federal prosecutor Thomas Anderson. Gov. Jim Douglas, R-Vermont, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, nominated Anderson to fill the spot left open by Peter Hall, who became a federal judge.