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Acadome chief faces attorney general inquiry (Montgomery Advertiser)
A state ethics panel wants the attorney general to investigate embezzlement allegations against the man who oversees Alabama State University's Joe L. Reed Acadome.
Retired attorney cleared of charges (The Mail Tribune)
The Oregon Supreme Court has cleared a retired local attorney who was branded for the past four years as a criminal.
Warren attorney ousted (The Des Moines Register)
Warren County voters ousted incumbent county attorney Gary William Kendell from office in Tuesday’s primary, unofficial results show.
Judge reprimanded over romance with lawyer (WPMI 15)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has publically repremanded a Lee County judge for continuing to preside over cases involving a lawyer with whom he was having a romantic relationship.
Attorney General Charlie Crist starts three-day bus tour (WPMI 15)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist begins a three-day bus tour today. The state's attorney general is set to start his tour in downtown Fort Lauderdale and travel to Naples, Sarasota and St. Petersburg, among other cities.
Chinese lawyer speaks out despite warnings after prison term for leaking state secrets (Contra Costa Times)
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.
Lawyer: My Client Too Heavy For Robbery (CBS 2 New York)
The lawyer for a man charged with robbing a Lindenhurst home said he's ready to prove that his 275-pound client was too big to fit through a window into the house.
Lawyer says nothing unusual about IRA for lawmaker’s wife (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
WASHINGTON – A lobbyist and former staffer of outgoing Rep. Tom DeLay set up a retirement account for the Texas congressman’s wife, Christine DeLay, but similar accounts were available to all employees, DeLay’s lawyer said Wednesday.
City attorney: Aztlan vote OK (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
The city attorney said the Fort Collins City Council followed city rules when it debated and then voted on a motion Tuesday night not to change the name of the Northside Aztlan Community Center without posting the item on the agenda ahead of time.
U.S. may call city's lawyer (Chicago Tribune)
Defense also eyeing Daley's top counsel Federal prosecutors said they would decide as soon as Friday whether to call City Hall's top lawyer as a witness in the corruption trial of Robert Sorich, Mayor Richard Daley's ex-patronage chief.
Attorney General sues pet shop owner over dying puppies (ABC 13 Texas)
The state attorney general's office has filed suit against a McAllen pet shop and its owner, accusing them of selling dozens of dying puppies to customers.
Grimsley's attorney says pitcher pressured by feds to find dirt on Giants' slugger (Tucson Citizen)
PHOENIX - The attorney for Jason Grimsley claims federal agents tried to pressure the former Diamondbacks pitcher to wear a listening device and lure other players into confidential conversations to find incriminating evidence against superstar Barry Bonds.
Lawyer Says Client Too Heavy For Robbery (WNBC)
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. -- If the robber doesn't fit, you must acquit. The lawyer for a man charged with robbing a Lindenhurst home said Wednesday he is ready to prove that his 275-pound client was too big to fit through a window into the house.
Attorney says feds used Grimsley to get at Bonds (KVOA Tucson)
PHOENIX The attorney for former Arizona Diamondback pitcher Jason Grimsley says federal authorities used strong arm tactics on his client.
Attorney Says Fletcher Won't Attend At Arraignment (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Frankfort (AP) -- One of Governor Fletcher's attorneys says the governor won't have to appear in court Friday for his arraignment. Attorney Stephen Pitt says the judge in the case has allowed Fletcher's lawyers to enter a plea for the governor.
Minn. Attorney General to conduct his own investigation of UnitedHealth options (Los Angeles Business)
Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch has removed himself from a shareholder lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc., instead moving to launch his own investigation of the company.
Lawyer Accused Of Being Paid With Sexual Favors (NBC 4 Columbus)
A lawyer appears in court to answer to charges that he lied about being paid with sexual favors instead of cash.
Defense lawyer calls man who killed Providence detective crazy (WLNE-TV)
A defense lawyer says the man charged with fatally shooting a Providence detective with the officer's own gun is crazy. That acknowledgment came during opening statements today in the murder trial of Esteban Carpio.
Attorney Says Fletcher Won't Attend Arraignment (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Frankfort (AP) -- One of Governor Fletcher's attorneys says the governor won't have to appear in court Friday for his arraignment. Attorney Stephen Pitt says the judge in the case has allowed Fletcher's lawyers to enter a plea for the governor.
Attorney General defends Iraq court martials (Times Online)
Lord Goldsmith, the Attorney General, today vigorously defended the decision to pursue court martials against soldiers serving in Iraq, amid outcry from military figures and politicians that they were "show trials".
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 .
Md. attorney general throws a punch at martial arts schools (Washington Business Journal)
Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. has delivered a swift kick to five martial arts schools the state accuses of failing to renew their state registration.
Man accused of killing Providence officer was insane, lawyer says (Boston Globe)
The man accused of killing a detective inside police headquarters with the officer's own weapon is psychotic and should be acquitted by reason of insanity, his lawyer said Thursday during opening statements in his trial.
Attorney says evidence was destroyed or lost in 1968 death (WOOD TV 8)
MASON, Mich. The lawyer for an Ingham County doctor charged with killing his wife nearly four decades ago says his client is innocent. Attorney Chris Bergstrom says...
NEW: Lawyer accused of stealing from estates of the dead (The Morning Call)
A federal grand jury indicted a South Whitehall Township lawyer for stealing $1.5 million from the estates of deceased clients in Lehigh and Berks counties, U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan announced today.
Attorney Alleges Special-Education Student Raped In School (WRTV Indianapolis)
GARY, Ind. -- A 16-year-old special education student was raped and impregnated in a high school gymnasium, an attorney for the girl's family alleges.
M. Scott Bowen aims to be state attorney general (Petoskey News-Register)
M. Scott Bowen, a former judge, Grand Rapids city councilman and now a Democratic candidate for Michigan attorney general, says the incumbent, Republican Michael Cox, is “in the pocket of special interests.”
Defense lawyer says he'll appeal (WCAX 3)
RUTLAND, Vt. -- The lawyer for a former Rutland man facing the first death sentence issued in Vermont in a half century says he'll appeal as soon as the sentence is formally handed down next week.
Lawyer: Bonds Targeted in Grimsley Probe (WOAI)
Federal agents pumped former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Jason Grimsley about whether Barry Bonds used steroids, Grimsley's lawyer claims.
Ex-lawyer convicted of soliciting in-laws' murders (WREG-TV Memphis)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. A one-time Nashville lawyer jailed in the 1996 disappearance and killing of his wife was convicted today of trying to hire another inmate to murder his in-laws.
Lawyer calls for Bain retrial (Stuff)
A lawyer representing convicted murderer David Bain has called for the Governor-General Silvia Cartwright to grant an immediate retrial.
NY1/Newsday Poll: Cuomo Leads Green In Attorney General Race (NY1 News)
New York State Attorney General candidate Andrew Cuomo received some good news in the latest NY1 poll, in which he leads his nearest Democratic rival Mark Green, 34 to 20 percent.
Attorney Says Fletcher Won't Attend Arraignment (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Frankfort (AP) -- One of Governor Fletcher's attorneys says the governor won't have to appear in court Friday for his arraignment. Attorney Stephen Pitt says the judge in the case has allowed Fletcher's lawyers to enter a plea for the governor.
Ex-lawyer convicted of soliciting in-laws' murders (WREG-TV Memphis)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. A one-time Nashville lawyer jailed in the 1996 disappearance and killing of his wife was convicted today of trying to hire another inmate to murder his in-laws.
Private eye hired by Jackson attorney charged with conspiracy (The Daily Comet)
Bradley Miller, 45, was arrested Tuesday along with George Izquierdo, 58, owner of Las Casas Realty in Los Angeles, and Camilo Valentin, 30, an employee of Izquierdo, said the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office in a statement.
Attorney: Minucci Only Guilty Of Being 'A Dope' (CBS 2 New York)
The white man charged with a hate crime for beating a black man with a baseball bat last year in Howard Beach was "immature" and "a dope" but the incident was not racially motivated, his attorney said Thursday in closing arguments. May 25: Web Exclusive: 'Fat Nick' Videotaped Interrogation Nov. 30, 2005: CBS 2 Exclusive: Jailhouse Interview With Howard Beach Bat Suspect June 30, 2005:
Lawyer Says U.S. Blocked Bonds Figure From Inquiry (New York Times)
The lawyer for Kimberly Bell, Barry Bonds's former companion, told George Mitchell that she has been advised by federal authorities not to cooperate with Mitchell's investigation into steroid use in baseball because of "the pending criminal proceeding.".
PI Hired By Michael Jackson's Attorney Arrested (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A private investigator once hired by a Michael Jackson attorney has pleaded not guilty of conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection with a case unrelated to the pop singer.
Attorney Arrested For Alleged Jail Smuggling (CBS 4 Miami)
You might be shocked at what police say a South Florida attorney was smuggling into the Miami-Dade County Jail when he was arrested Thursday.
Grimsley's attorney: Feds asked pitcher to wear wire in Bonds probe (KRON 4 Bay Area)
PHOENIX Federal agents wanted to use Jason Grimsley to acquire evidence against Barry Bonds. That's according to the attorney for the former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher.
Sinivasan treated in India: Lawyer (The Jakarta Post)
JAKARTA: Wanted graft suspect and textile tycoon Marimutu Sinivasan is undergoing medical treatment in India but is not avoiding arrest, his lawyer claimed Thursday.
Attorney: Feds asked Grimsley to wear wire (Sports Illustrated)
Federal agents tried to pressure Jason Grimsley into wearing a wire during private conversations with other players to gather incriminating evidence against Barry Bonds, an attorney for the former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher said.
Lawyer: Feds asked Grimsley to wear wire (TSN)
Federal agents tried to pressure Jason Grimsley into wearing a wire to gather incriminating evidence against Barry Bonds, a lawyer for the former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher said.
Missing local lawyer sought by police (SEMissourian.com)
Local police were searching for an area lawyer after he failed to show up at least two court appearances for his clients. Michael Lawrence Sr., a Sikeston, Mo.-based lawyer, was issued two body attachments by two different judges last month.
Grimsley's attorney: Feds asked pitcher to wear wire in Bonds probe (WOOD TV 8)
PHOENIX Federal agents wanted to use Jason Grimsley to acquire evidence against Barry Bonds. That's according to the attorney for the former Arizona Diamondbacks...
Minn. Attorney General to Investigate UnitedHealth Over Stock Options (Insurance Journal)
Attorney General Mike Hatch said Wednesday he won't participate directly in a shareholder lawsuit against against UnitedHealth Group Inc. so he can start his own investigation of the company. Hat
Defense lawyer says he'll appeal (WCAX 3)
RUTLAND, Vt. -- The lawyer for a former Rutland man facing the first death sentence issued in Vermont in a half century says he'll appeal as soon as the sentence is formally handed down next week.
Salem lawyer seeks another major title (Roanoke Times)
Chris Clemens, Lanto Griffin and Miller Baber are among the Roanoke Valley Golf Hall of Fame contenders. Chris Clemens will be shooting for his third consecutive Roanoke major title when the 33rd Roanoke Valley Golf Hall of Fame men's championship begins today at Botetourt Country Club. But the 39-year-old Salem lawyer doesn't present a very convincing argument when it comes to his odds at
Attorney general says Kaine needs budget (Roanoke Times)
Bob McDonnell said the General Assembly is legally obligated to pass a budget. RICHMOND -- Gov. Tim Kaine and the General Assembly's senior budget writers insist state government won't dissolve into chaos if lawmakers fail to pass a new budget before the start of the fiscal year, even though a state attorney general's opinion questions Kaine's power to govern without an authorized spending plan
Defense attorney in truck-death case said his opponent met with a judge (Houston Chronicle)
Federal prosecutors are demanding that a defense attorney retract or prove his allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in the case of a truck driver accused in the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants who were packed into his stifling trailer.