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Lawyer disappears, accused of taking over $10m of clients' money (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
A Singaporean lawyer has disappeared with what is believed to be more than S$10m of his clients' money.
U.S. Attorney's Office announces trade secrets convictions (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California said Monday that a former employee of Lightwave Microsystems Inc. was sentenced to two years in prison for theft of trade secrets.
Terror suspect accused of wanting to behead prime minister: lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
BRAMPTON, Ont. (CP) - One of the suspects in a Toronto terror plot is accused of wanting to behead Canada's prime minister, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Court disbars Marshfield attorney: Norwell resident accused of embezzling $1M-plus from clients (Patriot Ledger)
BOSTON - A Marshfield attorney accused of stealing more than $1 million from the trust funds and real-estate deals of four clients has been disbarred.
Terror suspect Chand accused of wanting to behead prime minister: lawyer says (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
BRAMPTON, Ont. (CP) - One of the men charged of plotting to bomb unspecified Canadian institutions is also alleged to have wanted to behead the prime minister, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Suspect in terror plot charged with wanting to behead the prime minister, lawyer says (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
One of the suspects in an alleged bomb plot in Ontario is accused of wanting to behead the prime minister, his lawyer says.
Attorney general meets with Cleveland school children about gangs (WKYC Cleveland)
Attorney general meets with Cleveland school children about gangs
City Attorney’s Conflict Requires Disqualification of Entire Office—S.C. (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
An entire city attorney’s office was disqualified from litigation where the city attorney previously advised one of the defendants in a substantially related matter, the California Supreme Court ruled yesterday.
Suspect accused of wanting to behead PM, lawyer claims (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
One of the suspects in an alleged bomb plot in Ontario is accused of wanting to storm Parliament, behead the prime minister and attack a number of sites, including the CBC building in Toronto, his lawyer says.
King, Tyson viewed as favorites in race for attorney general - Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa News)
Republican incumbent Troy King and Democrat John Tyson Jr. were viewed as the favorites to win their party's nomination for state attorney general in Tuesday's primary elections.
Chinese lawyer speaks out despite warnings (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Chinese activist lawyer, freed from prison after a three-year sentence imposed in a secret trial, said Tuesday he would defy warnings to remain silent and appeal his conviction to the Supreme Court.
Chris Porco's Attorney Speaks Out (WRGB)
(Albany) - Papers have been filed in a motion to move the Christopher Porco murder trial from Albany County. On Monday CBS 6 News caught up with Porco's attorney Terry Kindlon who used words like 'pathetic' and 'disgusting' to describe the prosecution's latest DNA evidence against Porco.
Terror suspect accused of wanting to behead prime minister: lawyer (Canada.com)
Terror suspect Steven Chand's lawyer Gary Batasar. BRAMPTON, Ont. -- One of the men charged with plotting to stage a massive terrorist attack on Canadian soil also allegedly expressed a desire to behead Prime Minister Stephen Harper, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney Shot Outside Home In West Adams Area (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
An attorney is in criticial condition after being shot outside his home Monday night. The gunman fled on foot, police reported.
Porco's attorney could file for change of venue soon (Capital News 9)
The lawyer for the man accused of killing his father and brutally attacking his mother could file for a change of venue very soon. Attorney Terence Kindlon believes it's impossible for his client, Chris Porco, to get a fair trial in Albany County.
EC passes Nam report on to attorney-general (Bangkok Post)
The Election Commission (EC) yesterday handed over to the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) the Nam report which recommends the Thai Rak Thai party be disbanded for election fraud.
Herley says it, chairman indicted by attorney's office (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Herley Industries Inc. on Tuesday said the U.S. Attorney's office has indicted the company and its chairman on charges of making excessive profits on three contracts with the Department of Defense.
Saddam Hussein's lawyer say Americans are in full control of court (Pravda)
The court where former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is being tried is not purely Iraqi but controlled by Americans who arrange meetings between the defense and defendants and give orders to the judge, a defense lawyer charged Tuesday.
Lawyer: Government says plans included beheading (India Daily)
Prosecutors allege that one of the terrorism suspects arrested in Canada last week wanted "to behead the prime minister," a defense lawyer said Tuesday. An eight-page synopsis of the allegations against the 17 men and boys was given to defense lawyers Tuesday.
Georgia attorney general urges federal law to protect personal ID online (AccessNorthGA)
Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker said Tuesday he would urge Congress to increase protection of personal information on the Internet.
Attorney general defends search of congressman's office (The Houma Courier)
CLEVELAND - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Tuesday defended the FBI's search of a congressman's office last month, saying it was an "unusual step" but a necessary one.
Attorney general defends search of congressman's office (The Daily Comet)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Tuesday defended the FBI's search of a congressman's office last month, saying it was an "unusual step" but a necessary one.
Bill gives attorney general wider powers to enforce child labor laws (WLNE-TV)
BOSTON (AP) - The attorney general could begin issuing civil citations for anyone who violates the state's child labor laws under a bill approved by House lawmakers today.
Fear of terrorism could taint looming Supreme Court case, lawyer says (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
OTTAWA (CP) - The charges against 17 terrorist suspects in Ontario threaten to cast a pall over a landmark Supreme Court of Canada hearing next week, says a leading immigration lawyer.
Lawyer Speaks Out (Fox 6 News San Diego)
A lawyer for a Navy corpsman arrested with seven Marines says his client is not guilty in the shooting of an Iraqi man.
Lawyer Hospitalized After Being Shot (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
A Century City lawyer was hospitalized in critical condition today after being shot in the head as he stood outside his home and vehicle in the West Adams area, authorities said.
Defendant punches lawyer in court (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(Hartford-AP, June 6, 2006 7:05 PM) _ A Hartford man convicted of assault and robbery sucker-punched his defense lawyer in court today when a judge refused to let him withdraw his guilty plea.
Carlsbad attorney critical of leaks in Marine probe (North County Times)
CAMP PENDLETON -- A Carlsbad attorney blasted military officials Monday for leaking information about an ongoing investigation of 11 Camp Pendleton Marines and a Navy Corpsman for the alleged April 26 kidnapping and killing of an Iraq man.
Porco's attorney filing for change of venue (Capital News 9)
ALBANY COUNTY After weeks of looking at the possibility, the attorney representing Christopher Porco said he is filing a change of venue motion that could move the upcoming trial to Orange County.
Lawyer gives up appeal against contempt conviction (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Melbourne lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson has abandoned her appeal against her conviction for contempt of court after being warned it could result in a harsher penalty.
Disbarred Lawyer Who Was Convicted Applies for Leave of Absence (New York Times)
For years, the New York City school system has encouraged people to leave lucrative professions behind to work as teachers. But a disbarred lawyer convicted of theft may not have been what officials had in mind.
King, Tyson claim big leads in race for attorney general (WTVM 9)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Republican incumbent Troy King has won the Republican nomination for attorney general. Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson Jr. took an early lead in the Democratic primary for attorney general.
Jennings wins county attorney primary (Sioux City Journal)
In the only contested county office in Tuesday's primary, Woodbury County Democrats chose Patrick "PJ" Jennings as their candidate for county attorney in November.
Attorney: Suspects threatened with death penalty (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- An attorney for a 20-year-old Navy corpsman being held in the Camp Pendleton brig in connection with the alleged killing of an Iraqi civilian in April said Tuesday that some of the suspects have been threatened with the death penalty.
Lawyer drops contempt appeal (News Interactive)
MELBOURNE criminal lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson has abandoned her appeal against a conviction for contempt of court.
Lawyer drops contempt appeal (The Sunday Mail)
MELBOURNE criminal lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson has abandoned her appeal against a conviction for contempt of court. Ms Garde-Wilson, 27, was convicted for refusing to give evidence against Keith George Faure in his trial for the murder of her boyfriend Lewis Caine.
New Attorney for Ames Man Accused of Kidnapping and Sexual Assault (WHO-TV Des Moines)
Ames, June 6th, 2006-- A Story County judge has appointed a new attorney for an Ames man accused of repeatedly assaulting a teen runaway last month to avoid a conflict of interest.
SEC Hires Securities Lawyer, Makes Other Personnel Moves (WebCPA)
Washington (June 7, 2006) - The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that securities lawyer Andrew N. Vollmer will serve as the agency's deputy general counsel.
King wins, Tyson leads in race for attorney general - Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa News)
Republican incumbent Troy King won the Republican nomination for attorney general Tuesday, while Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson Jr. led in the Democratic primary against an outspoken atheist.
Attorney general defends FBI office search (Knoxville News Sentinal)
CLEVELAND - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Tuesday defended the FBI's search of a congressman's office last month, saying it was an "unusual step" but a necessary one.
Jennings wins county attorney primary (Sioux City Journal)
In the only contested county office in Tuesday's primary, Woodbury County Democrats chose Patrick "PJ" Jennings as their candidate for county attorney in November.
Brown tops Delgadillo in Attorney General race (Contra Costa Times)
Having been outspent by nearly 5-to-1, all Jerry Brown had was his name. That was more than enough. The former governor and Oakland mayor coasted to a decisive rout over Rocky Delgadillo in the Democrats' race for attorney general.
Judge gives man accused of killing wife two weeks to find new attorney (The Salt Lake Tribune)
A man accused of killing his wife of 29 years at their Layton home in February has two weeks to find a new attorney. Richard Stuart Carlson was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, but it was cancelled because Carlson's attorneys withdrew, apparently over issues related to payment. Second District Judge Michael Allphin said Carlson - a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel - makes too
Defense Attorney Subpoenaed Over Legal Fees Allegedly Extorted by Client (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The lawyer for a man about to go on trial for extortion must respond to a subpoena concerning the source of legal fees in the case, a New York federal judge has ruled. Federal prosecutors served the subpoena on attorney Bruce A.
State briefs: State says attorney can't run for judge (Tennessean)
Attorney Bobby McGee will not be allowed to run for Perry County General Sessions and Juvenile Court judge, state elections coordinator Brook Thompson said Tuesday.
Police Seek Assailant in Shooting of Lawyer (Los Angeles Times)
A lawyer remained in critical condition Tuesday after being shot in the head in front of his West Adams home, officials said.
Retrial underway for attorney in child-sex case (Denver Post)
Prosecutors are retrying a Wheat Ridge attorney this week, trying to convict him of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl after a jury last year acquitted him of four sex charges involving the girl's brother but deadlocked on two counts involving the girl.
New lawyer chosen for LeBlanc case (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - A suspended Gardner lawyer serving a prison sentence for drugging and raping an 18-year-old woman and awaiting trial on unrelated drug charges received a new lawyer yesterday.
Serial killer's lawyer cites lack of competent defense in appeal (Contra Costa Times)
Convicted serial killer Richard Ramirez's death sentence in the terrifying 1980s Night Stalker slayings should be overturned because he wasn't properly defended at his trial, an appeals lawyer argued before the California Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Suspect accused of plan to behead PM: lawyer (CTV.ca)
The Crown has accused a man charged in an alleged Toronto terrorist plot of wanting to behead the prime minister of Canada, the man's lawyer said.