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Former SEC attorney ties firing to his push for hedge-fund probe (Provo Daily Herald)
By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former government attorney told Congress on Wednesday that he was fired last summer after he tried to subpoena a prominent Wall Street executive to testify in an insider-trading investigation of a major hedge fund..
Arizona rules against convicted attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
The state Supreme Court has refused to allow a Texas attorney to practice law in Arizona because he served time for attempted murder before becoming a lawyer.
Attorney General's Office Investigating Hotel Price Gouging in Flooded Areas (News Channel 9 Syracuse)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is investigating complaints of price gouging at upstate hotels located in areas hit by this week's flooding. Spitzer's office says the complaints involve one company in Broome County's Johnson City and another in Oneonta.
Attorney pleads guilty but mentally ill in theft case (ABC 7 Chicago)
-- A Peoria attorney pleaded guilty but mentally ill to charges that he stole more than $278,000 from an elderly client and prosecutors say he used the money to gamble.
Hicks lawyer hopes for release (News Interactive)
THE lawyer for David Hicks, the only Australian held at the Guantanamo Bay US prison, said Thursday he hoped a Supreme Court ruling striking down military tribunals would help speed his client's release.
Hicks lawyer hopes for speedy release (News Interactive)
THE lawyer for David Hicks, the only Australian held at the Guantanamo Bay US prison, hopes a Supreme Court ruling striking down military tribunals overnight will speed his client's release.
Hicks' lawyer hails Supreme Court ruling (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks says he hopes the US Supreme Court ruling against military tribunals will help speed his client's release.
Bowie attorney sentenced for mortgage flipping scheme (Gazette.Net)
Bowie attorney Reginald Derrick Greene, 41, was sentenced June 29 to one year and one day in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit mail and bank fraud in relation to a mortgage flipping scheme.
Attorney General Warns of Flood-related Scams (WNEP 16)
The Pennsylvania attorney general warned people to beware of scams for flood-related cleanups and repairs. Tips are included to help protect consumers.
Arizona Rules Against Convicted Attorney (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
PHOENIX (AP) - The state Supreme Court has refused to allow a Texas attorney to practice law in Arizona because he served time for attempted murder before becoming a lawyer. The court ruled 4-1 Wednesday against Lee Keller King, who practiced personal-injury law in Texas for nearly 10 years before his law firm transferred him to its Phoenix office in 2003. "I'm very disappointed, and I have to
Lawyer: Detainee `awe-struck' by Supreme Court ruling (ABC 7 El Paso)
SUPREME COURT A Navy lawyer who represents a Yemeni detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says his client is "awe-struck" following today's Supreme Court ruling. The nation's...
Demand Hicks' immediate return: lawyer (The Australian)
THE Australian lawyer for Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks says the federal government must bring him home after a US Supreme Court ruled the military commission was illegal.
A lawyer walks into a comedy club... (The Scotsman)
A CORPORATE lawyer is abandoning her lucrative career to fulfil a lifelong ambition to become a stand-up comedian on the club circuit.
Attorney general's opinion clarifies seat belt laws (WREG-TV Memphis)
LITTLE ROCK An opinion from the state attorney general's office says a driver can't be cited if an adult passenger in his or her vehicle isn't wearing a seat belt.
Judges Dismiss Sanctions Against Former Madison County Attorney (WHO-TV Des Moines)
Des Moines, June 29, 2006 (AP) - Judges have dismissed sanctions against the former Madison County attorney who collapsed from a brain tumor shortly after being ousted from his position due to poor performance.
Lawyer: Ex-NYPD chief close to plea deal (MSNBC)
Former New York police commissioner and Homeland Security secretary nominee Bernard Kerik, who allegedly accepted $200,000 in bribes, is close to a plea deal that would let him escape criminal charges, his lawyer said.
Siegelman attorney: Verdict doesn't mean end of political career (WTVM 9)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Former Governor Don Siegelman's attorney says the guilty verdicts against Siegelman on government corruption charges does not mean the end of Siegelman's lengthy political career.
Attorney Sues the Barnes Firm (R News)
A local attorney has filed a lawsuit against the Barnes Firm, alleging the attorneys overcharged their clients illegally. Anthony LaDuca says two former Barnes Firm clients were overcharged for faxes, copies and even postage the company sent on their behalf.
Judges dismiss sanctions against former Madison County attorney (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa Judges have dismissed sanctions against the former Madison County attorney who collapsed from a brain tumor shortly after being ousted from his position due to poor performance.
Lawyer advises on residency, citizenship (Fort Morgan Times)
Hoping to advise immigrants on ways to obtain residency and citizenship, OneMorgan County, in conjunction with Centennial Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) and Cargill Meat Solutions, brought in Penny Gonzales-Soto, a lawyer from Catholic Charities Immigration Services, Wednesday.
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 General Gas Gouging Hotline (Fort Wayne News Channel 15)
If you suspect a gas station might be price gouging, you can call a hotline setup by the Indiana Attorney General. The number is 866-241-9753. You can also file a complaint on-line by clicking here .
Baby killer: Lawyer was incompetent (Trinidad Express)
A Princes Town man sentenced to hang for killing a baby when he learned he was not the child's father, is asking the Appeal Court to quash his conviction because his lawyer was incompetent.
Lawyer: Detainee `awe-struck' by Supreme Court ruling (WIVB Buffalo)
SUPREME COURT A Navy lawyer who represents a Yemeni detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says his client is "awe-struck" following today's Supreme Court ruling.
City lawyer sues 'don't date him' Web site (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A Pittsburgh lawyer is suing the creator of a Web site and several people who posted messages there claiming he has a sexually transmitted disease, complains about paying his child support and is unfaithful.
Lawyer in Rhode Island Paint Case Donated to Attorney General (New York Times)
A lawyer who successfully negotiated with the state to drop DuPont from a major lawsuit against lead paint manufacturers gave campaign donations to Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch during the talks, The Associated Press reported. Mr. Lynch, a Democrat, accepted at least $1,500 from the lawyer, Bernard Nash of Washington, between June 2004 and December 2005, according to documents obtained by The
Attorney claims mental illness reason for theft (Pantagraph)
PEORIA -- A Peoria attorney pleaded guilty but mentally ill to charges that he stole more than $278,000 from an elderly client and prosecutors say he used the money to gamble.
Simms Joins Maryland's Attorney General Race (Washington Post)
Baltimore lawyer Stuart Simms today announced plans to run for state attorney general, a week after his former running mate, Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan dropped out of the race for governor.
Bereft of Partner, Simms Runs for Attorney General (Washington Post)
Baltimore lawyer Stuart Simms, who just one week ago was running for lieutenant governor of Maryland, yesterday launched a bid for attorney general.
Lawyer: Suppress videotape of kids (Bridgeton News)
BRIDGETON -- A 40-year-old former Vineland soccer coach's lawyer has filed a motion in Superior Court to suppress videotaped statements police took from children who claimed the coach sexually abused them in 2003 and 2004.
Lawyer tries to supress assault victims' statements (Gloucester County Times)
BRIDGETON -- A lawyer representing a former soccer coach charged with sexually assaulting three children in 2003 and 2004 -- including one from Franklin Township -- has filed a motion to suppress videotaped statements made by the alleged victims.
Removal of attorney sought (Kansas City Star)
Prosecutors sought to disqualify the attorney of indicted homebuilder F. Jeffrey Miller on Thursday because he previously represented another defendant in the $25 million bank fraud case.
Tex. lawyer loses 2nd bid to get AZ license (Arizona Daily Star)
PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court has again refused to allow a Texas lawyer to practice in Arizona, saying he served time for attempted murder before becoming a lawyer.
Lawyer questions evidence in City Council bribery case (Whittier Daily news)
ALHAMBRA - The lawyer for a man charged with bribing a city councilman sought Thursday to suppress evidence collected in a search of his client's office.
Teen's past was abusive, attorney says (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES – Prosecutors on Thursday painted a picture of an angry, violent teen they want tried as an adult for murder. However, the attorney for the 15-year-old from Aurora charged with the 2004 murder of a youth-center guard described the boy's life as one filled with physical abuse.
Man on death row for wife's murder wants lawyer fired, appeals ended (The Plain Dealer)
Mansfield- A man scheduled to be executed next month for murdering his wife in front of his uncle and stepdaughter says he will ask a judge to remove the lawyer who has been fighting to keep him alive.
Judges dismiss sanctions against former Madison County attorney (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
DES MOINES (AP) --- Judges have dismissed sanctions against the former Madison County attorney who collapsed from a brain tumor shortly after being ousted from his position due to poor performance.
Judges dismiss sanctions against former Madison County attorney (WHO-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa Judges have dismissed sanctions against the former Madison County attorney who collapsed from a brain tumor shortly after being ousted from his position due to poor performance.
Lawyer takes power of mediation to Middle East (St. Petersburg Times)
A Tampa lawyer recently witnessed a historic step toward peace in the Middle East. Lynn Cole, a longtime federal trial attorney turned mediator, just returned from three months in Amman, Jordan, where she helped implement the first mediation program in that region.
Attorney general race adds Simms (Baltimore Sun)
Using Duncan campaign funds questioned One week after his bid for lieutenant governor ended, Stuart O. Simms announced his candidacy for attorney general yesterday, amid questions about whether he will fully benefit from funds that he and former running mate Douglas M. Duncan raised.
Farm rules in 2 townships exceed state standards, attorney general says (Reading Eagle)
The state attorney general filed two lawsuits against Berks County municipalities Thursday, charging that they have ordinances that restrict farms more than the state allows.
Judge Candidate Moore Calls Flores "Idiot Posing As A Lawyer" Asked State Investigatory Board To Stop Writing Her (The Chattanoogan)
General Sessions Court Judge candidate Mary Sullivan Moore, in a Feb. 6 letter made public recently in a federal lawsuit, called attorney Robin Flores an "idiot posing as a lawyer" and "a local lunatic."
Az court: Attempted murder disqualifies would-be lawyer (Tucson Citizen)
In 1977, Lee Keller King, a reserve constable in Texas, got in a bar fight and shot two people. He was convicted of attempted murder. Later he became a lawyer in Texas. Then he was transferred to Arizona, where the state Supreme Court turned down his application to practice law.
Bereft of Partner, Simms Runs for Attorney General (Washington Post)
Baltimore lawyer Stuart Simms, who just one week ago was running for lieutenant governor of Maryland, yesterday launched a bid for attorney general.
Judges Dismiss Sanctions Against Former Madison County Attorney (WHO-TV Des Moines)
Des Moines, June 29, 2006 (AP) - Judges have dismissed sanctions against the former Madison County attorney who collapsed from a brain tumor shortly after being ousted from his position due to poor performance.
Judges dismiss sanctions against former Madison County attorney (WHO-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa Judges have dismissed sanctions against the former Madison County attorney who collapsed from a brain tumor shortly after being ousted from his position due to poor performance.
Vancouver - Attorney amends casino application (The Oregonian)
The attorney for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe has amended its U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs application to build a casino near La Center. The revised document is easier to read than its predecessor, said attorney Heather Sibbison of the Patton Boggs law firm in Washington, D.C.
Vancouver - Attorney amends casino application (The Oregonian)
The attorney for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe has amended its U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs application to build a casino near La Center. The revised document is easier to read than its predecessor, said attorney Heather Sibbison of the Patton Boggs law firm in Washington, D.C.
Lawyer calls for Hicks' return (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
MAXINE MCKEW: Well, let's go now to Washington where we've been joined tonight by David Hicks' military lawyer, Major Michael Mori. Thanks for joining us.
Thai attorney general backs proposal to disband political parties (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)
_ Thailand's attorney general endorsed a recommendation from prosecutors Friday that Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's ruling Thai Rak Thai party and the opposition Democrat Party be disbanded for committing fraud in the inconclusive April general election, his spokesman said.