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Lawyer Says Pete Doherty in Detox (Rapid City Journal)
LONDON - Troubled British rocker Pete Doherty has checked himself into a detox clinic in Portugal, his lawyer told a court Friday.
Attorney charges dropped (Jacksonville Daily News)
Drug charges filed against a Jacksonville attorney in October 2004 were dismissed by the district attorney Thursday because the pills in question didn’t contain a controlled substance and key witnesses are missing.
Lawyer Charged In New Year's Incident (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - The state attorney's office has filed charges of misdemeanor battery and false imprisonment against Dennis Hernandez, a local lawyer well-known for his advertising on billboards.
Bush nominates assistant to take over eastern US attorney office (The Herald-Sun)
An assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District office was nominated Friday by President Bush to take charge of the office should current U.S. Attorney Frank Whitney become a federal judge.
Bush picks Eid for U.S. attorney (Denver Post)
The White House has nominated Troy Eid, a lawyer and former counsel to Gov. Bill Owens, as Colorado's U.S. attorney. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Eid will fill a post that John Suthers vacated a year and a half ago.
Attorney: Teacher Is Vicitm Of Accuser's Extortion Plan (10 News San Diego)
The attorney for former teacher Danielle Walls said his client is a victim of an extortion plan by her accuser's family.
Disbarred lawyer sentenced for embezzlement (The Charleston Gazette)
FAYETTEVILLE — A disbarred lawyer who embezzled money from his clients has given the legal profession a black eye, Fayette Circuit Judge John Hatcher said Friday.
Potter nominated to be U.S. attorney (The Charleston Gazette)
A former Charleston resident who serves as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia has been nominated for the vacant U.S. attorney’s slot there, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito announced Friday.
Charges against attorney dismissed (New Bern Sun Journal)
Jacksonville police had arrested nine people on Oct. 24 during drug bust By Roselee Papandrea JACKSONVILLE - Drug charges filed against a Jacksonville attorney in October 2004 were dismissed by the district attorney Thursday because the pills in...
Provo native tabbed as U.S. attorney (Deseret Morning News)
WASHINGTON The White House officially nominated Provo native Brett L. Tolman to be the U.S. District Attorney for Utah on Friday.
Ex-county attorney ordered to move out (Deseret Morning News)
A 3rd District judge ruled Friday that former Salt Lake County Attorney Ted Cannon, 74, should be evicted from his subsidized apartment in downtown Salt Lake City because he has violated his lease and created a nuisance by, among other things, letting the place get so dirty that the smell offended other residents.
Bush nominates Provo native for U.S. attorney (Provo Daily Herald)
Pres. George Bush has nominated Provo native Brett Tolman to be the U.S. attorney for Utah. "The U.S. attorney for Utah is a key position for our state, and Brett is the right person for the job," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. "He's an experienced Utah lawyer with an impressive background, and he's earned the respect of the law enforcement community in Utah and D.C..
Bush picks attorney for Colo. (Rocky Mountain News)
President Bush has picked Troy Eid, a former legal counsel to Gov. Bill Owens, to be the next U.S. Attorney for Colorado, the state's two U.S. Senate offices confirmed Friday.
Bush nominates Troy Eid as U.S. attorney for Colorado (Casper Star-Tribune)
DENVER (AP) -- Attorney Troy Eid, husband of a state Supreme Court justice and a former adviser to Gov. Bill Owens, was nominated by President Bush Friday to be U.S. attorney for Colorado.
Lawyer: Barry will talk (New York Daily News)
Barry Bonds is eager for a sit-down with former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, his attorney said yesterday, but the embattled slugger will not talk until his lawyer can be assured the information won't be used by federal prosecutors.
Democratic attorney general race heats up (La Crosse Tribune)
The Democratic candidates for attorney general fired subtle shots at each other during the party’s state convention Friday night at the La Crosse Center.
Attorney: Obsession led to woman's beating death (Southern Illinoisan)
BENTON -Franklin County State's Attorney Tom Dinn Friday portrayed Brian Cockrum as "obsessed" with Cindy Leggans and said he believes that obsession led to the brutal beating that ended the Benton woman's life.
Zaheera to file I-T returns within a fortnight: Lawyer (Hindustan Times)
In response to Income Tax Department's notices, Zaheera Shaikh, prime witness in the Best Bakery case, will file returns for the assessment years 2003-2004 within a fortnight, her lawyer said on Saturday.
Pravin concerned about nephew Rahul's condition: lawyer (Outlook India)
Pravin Mahajan, accused of killing elder brother and BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, is "concerned" about his nephew Rahul's arrest in a narcotics case and has inquired about his condition, Pravin's lawyer said today.
Lawyer: Bonds ready to talk (The Charlotte Observer)
Barry Bonds is eager for a sit-down with former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, his attorney said Friday, but the embattled slugger will not talk until his lawyer can be assured the information won't be used by federal prosecutors.
Daley's top lawyer likely to take stand (Chicago Tribune)
Federal prosecutors intend to call City Hall's top lawyer to testify in the corruption trial of Mayor Richard Daley's former patronage chief, a source familiar with the case said Friday.
Pravin concerned over Rahul's condition: lawyer (India Daily)
Pravin Mahajan, accused of killing elder brother and BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, is "concerned" about his nephew Rahul's arrest in a narcotics case and has inquired about his condition, Pravin's lawyer said today.
Judge rules district attorney can continue execution probe (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
SAN ANTONIO -- A judge refused to remove a district attorney from an execution probe despite allegations that District Attorney Susan Reed had conflicting interests because she set the...
Belleville native nominated as U.S. attorney (ABC 7 Chicago)
President Bush has nominated a Belleville native to be the next U-S Attorney for southern Illinois.
DRC party denounces arrest of lawyer (Independent Online)
The party of a candidate in the upcoming presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo has condemned the arrest of its lawyer in relation to a probe into 32 suspected mercenaries expelled in May from the central African country.
Judge rules district attorney can continue execution probe (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
SAN ANTONIO A judge has refused to remove a district attorney from a wrongful execution probe despite questions about a conflict of interest.
Judge rules district attorney can continue execution probe (KLTV Texas)
SAN ANTONIO A judge has refused to remove a district attorney from a wrongful execution probe despite questions about a conflict of interest. District...
Judge rules district attorney can continue execution probe (ABC 7 El Paso)
SAN ANTONIO A judge has refused to remove a district attorney from a wrongful execution probe despite questions about a conflict of interest. District...
Alabama lawyer denies some charges in kidnapping case (WREG-TV Memphis)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. An attorney for a man accused of kidnapping, robbing and raping a Birmingham, Alabama, lawyer said that some of the charges against his client are untrue.
Bonds' attorney wants assurances before cooperating (ESPN)
Barry Bonds is willing to cooperate with Major League Baseball's investigation of performance-enhancing drugs in the game provided the information isn't used against him by federal prosecutors, Bonds' attorney told the New York Daily News.
Zaheera to file IT returns within a fortnight: lawyer (New Kerala)
Mumbai, June 10: In response to Income Tax Department's notices, Zaheera Shaikh, prime witness in the Best Bakery case, will file returns for the assessment years 2003-2004 within a fortnight, her lawyer said today.
Pravin concerned about nephew Rahul's condition: lawyer (New Kerala)
Mumbai, June 10: Pravin Mahajan, accused of killing elder brother and BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, is "concerned" about his nephew Rahul's arrest in a narcotics case and has inquired about his condition, Pravin's lawyer said today.
Accuser's Attorney Speaks About Allegations Against Priest (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO -- The Diocese of Toledo has placed a retired Catholic priest on administrative leave and barred him from any public ministry after allegations of sexual misconduct. Now the attorney representing the alleged victims has talked to News 11.
Koch Endorses Cuomo For Attorney General (CBS 2 New York)
Former Mayor Ed Koch, who twice ran against Mario Cuomo for political office, today endorsed Cuomo's son Andrew in his bid for state attorney general.
DRC coup: Party lawyer arrested (News 24 South Africa)
A party contesting the presidential elections in the DRC has condemned the arrest of its lawyer in a probe into 32 suspected mercenaries.
Bonds' Attorney Demonstrates That His Pair is Much Bigger Than His Client's (Blogcritics.org)
Barry Bonds’ attorney Michael Raines says he wants his client to cooperate with Major League Baseball’s investigation into the use of PEDs, but doesn’t want Bonds' testimony used against him in any federal prosecution. Raines goes on to say, “I thoroughly distrust the federal government’s commitment to protecting anonymity. I’ve been asking for four years if this investigation is done. All
Attorney Robert R. McMillan Re-Elected As Public Member To The AMA Board OfTrustees (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News)
The American Medical Association (AMA) announced today that Robert R. McMillan, an attorney from Long Island, N.Y., was re-elected to a third and final term on its Board of Trustees. McMillan has served on the board since 2002 as its first non-physician member.
Lawyer Killed In Armed Attack Outside Courthouse (TurkishPress.com)
ISTANBUL - Aydin Sahin, a lawyer from the Istanbul Bar, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in the yard of the courthouse in Beyoglu district of Istanbul on Thursday.
Lawyer: Marine Denies Haditha Massacre (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The lawyer for a sergeant who led a squad of Marines during an incident that left civilians dead in Haditha, Iraq, says his client insists his unit was following military rules of engagement, did not intentionally target any civilians and did not try to cover up what it had done. No one has yet been charged in the Haditha case, which centers on allegations that a small number of
Koch endorses Cuomo for attorney general (WCAX 3)
NEW YORK Former Mayor Ed Koch, who twice ran against Mario Cuomo for political office, today endorsed Cuomo's son Andrew in his bid for state attorney general.
Lawyer: Marine denies Haditha massacre (USA Today)
The lawyer for a sergeant who led a squad of Marines during an incident that left civilians dead in Haditha, Iraq, says his client insists his unit was following military rules of engagement, did not intentionally target any civilians and did not try to cover up what it had done.
Lawyer: No coverup at Haditha (UPI)
WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine involved in the killing of Iraqi civilians last November says his unit did not try to cover up the incident, a lawyer told The Washington Post.
Koch endorses Cuomo for attorney general (WCAX 3)
NEW YORK Former Mayor Ed Koch, who twice ran against Mario Cuomo for political office, today endorsed Cuomo's son Andrew in his bid for state attorney general.
Attorney: Obsession led to woman's beating death (The Southern Illinoisan)
BENTON -Franklin County State's Attorney Tom Dinn Friday portrayed Brian Cockrum as "obsessed" with Cindy Leggans and said he believes that obsession led to the brutal beating that ended the Benton woman's life.
Attorney explains kidnapping plea agreement (Sioux City Journal)
Dakota County Attorney Edward Matney, aware of some outrage over the light sentence meted out to a kidnapping grandmother Wednesday, explained Friday how that sentence recommendation was developed.
Attorney: Obsession led to woman's beating death (Southern Illinoisan)
BENTON -Franklin County State's Attorney Tom Dinn Friday portrayed Brian Cockrum as "obsessed" with Cindy Leggans and said he believes that obsession led to the brutal beating that ended the Benton woman's life.
Saudi Arabia: Lawyer Says CMA Can Be Sued to Reveal Stock Manipulators (Zawya)
Lawyer Muhammad Al-Saieri said the victims of share market crash have a right to sue the Capital Markets Authority provided they can identify CMA's role in causing the loss.
ATTORNEY GENERAL RACE: A lively debate for Kline, Morrison (The Wichita Eagle)
It isn't often that a debate between Kansas attorney general candidates outshines a forum of gubernatorial contenders. But Democrat Paul Morrison and Republican incumbent Phill Kline stole the show Saturday in Overland Park in their first face-to-face campaign encounter.
Lawyer: Marine Denies Haditha Massacre (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The lawyer for a sergeant who led a squad of Marines during an incident that left civilians dead in Haditha, Iraq, says his client insists his unit was following military rules of engagement, did not intentionally target any civilians and did not try to cover up what it had done. No one has yet been charged in the Haditha case, which centers on allegations that a small number of
Lawyer concerned for Hicks' welfare after Guantanamo suicides (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A lawyer for Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks says he holds real concerns for his client's welfare after three inmates at the US military facility committed suicide.