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9 Candidates Now Seeking State Attorney General Post (The Chattanoogan)
There are now nine contenders for state attorney general. They include attorney Shelby Grubbs of Chattanooga and attorney Bill Killian of Jasper.
Investor protection group taps Miami lawyer (Miami Herald)
Miami lawyer Armando Bucelo Jr. was named chairman of the Securities Investor Protection Corp. A trustee for Miami-Dade College, Bucelo is the first Floridian and first Hispanic to hold the job.
Defense Lawyer Questions Authenticity Of Document (KXAN 36 Austin)
Houston -- A lawyer for former Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling Monday questioned the authenticity of a key prosecution document. A witness contends the document showed improper side deals approved by Skilling that allowed Enron to hide losses.
Abrams sues over Perez’s eligibility for attorney general (Gazette.Net)
Stephen N. Abrams, a Montgomery County school board member and Republican candidate for comptroller, has filed a lawsuit challenging Montgomery County Councilman Thomas E. Perez’s qualifications to run for attorney general.
Lawyer Says Lobbyist Abramoff Pleading Guilty (KXAN 36 Austin)
Miami -- His lawyer says Jack Abramoff, a close associate of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, is pleading guilty to federal charges in a Florida fraud case.
Glendale Attorney Guilty In Child Molestation Case (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A Glendale attorney who used the Internet to prey on underage girls was found guilty.
State Attorney Looks Into Broader Allegations Of Abuse At Flagler Jail (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)
A Jacksonville-based state attorney appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush has been looking into allegations based on incidents of alleged abuse at the Flagler County Jail.
District Attorney to Appeal Parole Requests (WTVY-TV 4)
Henry and Houston County’s District Attorney, Doug Valeska, will head to Montgomery next week. He hopes to keep two men convicted of heinous crimes in Dothan, more than a decade ago, behind bars.
New York attorney general sues chip makers over price fixing (The Times-News)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's attorney general has sued leading makers of memory chips, claiming they made secret price-fixing arrangements that inflated the cost of personal computers and other electronic devices.
Attorney expects Bonds to be indicted (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Barry Bonds' legal team is preparing for the Giants slugger to be indicted as soon as next week and has begun plotting his defense. Attorney Laura Enos said Bonds could be charged with tax evasion and perjury. Enos, Bonds' personal attorney, also said the lawyers believe the grand jury investigating the star player will expire next Thursday. "We are very prepared," Enos said. "We have excellent
Attorney general says petition's error not a 'fatal flaw' (Las Vegas Sun)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The attorney general believes that a clerical error in the proposed Tax and Spending Control initiative does not constitute a "fatal flaw" for the controversial proposal, Secretary of State Dean Heller said Friday.
Teacher isn't guilty, attorney says 9:14 PM (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Wilborn’s wife supports him, an attorney said. Wilborn is suspected in as many as 12 crimes.
Lynch nominates lawyer to serve as DES Commissioner (WCAX 3)
CONCORD, N.H. New Hampshire Governor John Lynch says he'll nominate a lawyer who specializes in environmental law to lead the state Department of Environmental Services.
Ad led lawyer to Englewood (Sun Herald)
ENGLEWOOD -- Nearly a year ago, looking through the classified section of a local newspaper, John Archer spotted an unusual job opening. The position was for a lawyer in Englewood. The advertisement left Archer puzzled.
Mosqueda is not Bolante's lawyer (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Los Angeles-based lawyer Roman Mosqueda was erroneously described as a lawyer of former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn Bolante in a news story headlined "Bolante wants US asylum," which was posted on this on-line news site Friday night.
Sanders sworn in as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Tyree Irving conducted the swearing-in ceremony to install Everett T. Sanders as new city attorney for Natchez on Tuesday.
Sanders to be named as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Natchez attorney Everett Sanders is expected to get the nod as new city attorney when the Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. today at the Council Chamber building on South Pearl Street.
New York attorney general sues chip makers over price fixing (Sioux City Journal)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's attorney general sued leading makers of memory chips Thursday, claiming they made secret price-fixing arrangements that inflated the cost of personal computers and other electronic devices.
Defense Lawyer Questions Authenticity Of Document (KXAN 36 Austin)
Houston -- A lawyer for former Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling Monday questioned the authenticity of a key prosecution document. A witness contends the document showed improper side deals approved by Skilling that allowed Enron to hide losses.
Lawyer Says Lobbyist Abramoff Pleading Guilty (KXAN 36 Austin)
Miami -- His lawyer says Jack Abramoff, a close associate of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, is pleading guilty to federal charges in a Florida fraud case.
Attorney guilty in sex case (Los Angeles Daily News)
CHATSWORTH - An attorney who formerly worked as a Glendale police officer was found guilty Friday of using the Internet to prey on underage girls.
Lynch nominates lawyer to serve as DES Commissioner (WCAX 3)
CONCORD, N.H. New Hampshire Governor John Lynch says he'll nominate a lawyer who specializes in environmental law to lead the state Department of Environmental Services.
Attorney general challenges new law (The State)
At least one provision of the state’s new sex offender law is unconstitutional, South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster said.
Attorney wants Pittston Township case returned to Lokuta’s docket (Times Leader)
WILKES-BARRE – The attorney for a real estate company stuck in a legal battle with Pittston Township wants the case – which involves land for a proposed strip club -- heard by Judge Ann Lokuta.
State attorney general may weigh well-test law (Poughkeepsie Journal)
The Dutchess County Board of Health is challenging the county attorney's opinion it lacked the authority to mandate well testing.
Attorney: Promoter tried to save horses (Muskogee Phoenix)
A rodeo promoter and his mother have been unfairly accused of cruelty and neglect of six horses that were taken from them at a miniature rodeo last weekend, their attorney said Friday.
Group plans march outside offices of sheriff, county attorney (Mohave Valley News)
MESA (AP) - A statewide immigration advocacy group is planning to march Friday morning outside the Phoenix offices of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
TX Attorney General Criticizes My Space for "Lip Service" on Online Safety (KCBD-TV)
On Thursday, social networking site, MySpace, announced it will partner with celebrities to create public safety announcements on Internet safety. They will also offer a safety guidebook for parents you can download. Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott, says these aren't real safety measures.
Lawyer Receives 5 Years' Probation (The Ledger)
BARTOW -- Circuit Judge J. Dale Durrance on Friday sentenced a Lakeland lawyer to five years' probation for his role in a fraudulent real estate scheme. Robert Emerson Jackson II was arrested last year after serving as title agent and closing loans on several real estate transactions arranged by Ronald MacDonald.
High court reprimands lawyer (NorthJersey.com)
The New Jersey Supreme Court has reprimanded a lawyer who served as a municipal court judge in more than a dozen North Jersey communities, saying he is a poor bookkeeper who mishandled $125,000 of his clients' money.
Former SEC attorney sued the agency to get documents related to an insider trading investigation stopped for political (India Daily)
Former SEC attorney sued the agency to get documents related to an insider trading investigation stopped for political considrations.
Lawyer on sex counts (The Advertiser)
A WELL-KNOWN Adelaide lawyer who is being investigated over allegations of abusing street kids has been charged with serious sex crimes twice previously, it has been revealed.
TX Attorney General Criticizes My Space for "Lip Service" on Online Safety (KCBD-TV)
On Thursday, social networking site, MySpace, announced it will partner with celebrities to create public safety announcements on Internet safety. They will also offer a safety guidebook for parents you can download. Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott, says these aren't real safety measures.
Dunesland: Files action with U.S. attorney (The News Sun)
An environmental group has filed a complaint with the U.S. Attorney's Office accusing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan of "rigging" tests to conceal extensive contamination of Lake Michigan beaches.
Police dentist accuses lawyer of punching him in HQ (Sun Star)
A police official was left with bruises in the face after a man, believed to be a lawyer, punched him twice at the dental office of the Regional Health Unit (RHU) where he is assigned.
Merced district attorney resigns after crash, investigation (KESQ)
MERCED, Calif. Merced County District Attorney Gordon Spencer is resigning after he crashed his vehicle this week and while he is being investigated by the state attorney general's office and Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Barry Bonds's Attorney Doesn't Expect an Indictment (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
July 15 (Bloomberg) -- Barry Bonds's attorney said his legal team isn't expecting the San Francisco Giants left fielder to be indicted because if the government ``had the evidence they would have indicted him a long time ago.''
Merced district attorney resigns after crashing truck (San Diego Union-Tribune)
MERCED, 12:04 p.m. July 15 (AP): Merced County District Attorney Gordon Spencer, the subject of multiple state investigations, abruptly resigned from office after he was injured in a truck crash.
Costs could stop more N.B. reform school victims from coming forward: lawyer (Canada.com)
FREDERICTON (CP) - The cost of spearheading a private prosecution could discourage more victims of abuse at a New Brunswick reform school from coming forward, says a lawyer familiar with the case.
NextSteps: Granting power of attorney demands clear and concise language (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
All states and the District of Columbia have legislation authorizing some form of durable power of attorney, but the laws are not uniform.
Sanders sworn in as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Tyree Irving conducted the swearing-in ceremony to install Everett T. Sanders as new city attorney for Natchez on Tuesday.
Sanders to be named as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Natchez attorney Everett Sanders is expected to get the nod as new city attorney when the Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. today at the Council Chamber building on South Pearl Street.
Barry Bonds's Attorney Doesn't Expect an Indictment (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
July 15 (Bloomberg) -- Barry Bonds's attorney said his legal team isn't expecting the San Francisco Giants left fielder to be indicted because if the government ``had the evidence they would have indicted him a long time ago.''
DA's Office to lose one attorney, gain another (The Eureka Reporter)
The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office is losing one deputy and will soon be gaining another. “Nicole Hanson resigned to accept employment as a prosecutor in another county,” Humboldt County Assistant District Attorney Wes Keat said. “She always did a good job.
Former attorney punished by court (The Star Press)
MUNCIE -- A former Muncie attorney has been found in contempt of court by the Indiana Supreme Court for doing legal work after surrendering his license to practice law.
Controversy follows Moussaoui trial lawyer (Pioneer Press)
WASHINGTON — Carla Martin's moment of infamy ended nearly as quickly as it began. An obscure government lawyer, she had been a minor player in the most major of cases: the death penalty trial of Sept. 11, 2001, conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. But that all changed in an instant, when she violated a court order by sharing testimony with witnesses and coaching them about what to say.
McCartney enlists Prince Charles's lawyer (Digital Spy)
Sir Paul McCartney has hired Prince Charles's divorce lawyer.
Italian spy chief queried on kidnapping: lawyer (Gulf Times)
ROME: Italian magistrates investigating the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Milan, allegedly involving the CIA, yesterday questioned the head of the Italian military intelligence service, his lawyer said.
Attorney devotes practice to working against divorce (Cumberland Times-News)
An attorney who works against divorce? That exactly is the reason Attorney Paul C. Sullivan has returned to the tri-state area.
Lawyer Says Lay's Family Doesn't Get a Pass With His Death (WTOL News 11)
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Houston lawyer says Kenneth Lay's death doesn't mean his family automatically gets to keep the millions of dollars he made from Enron. The energy company's founder died of a heart attack Wednesday morning.