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Nash Attorney Faces Child Sex Charges (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
NASH COUNTY, N.C. -- A Nash County criminal defense attorney faces child sex charges. Larry Manning is accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl. Manning is out of jail on $200,000 bond.
Valley Man Accused of Posing as a Fake Lawyer (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
A McAllen man is behind bars accused of pretending to be a lawyer. Police say he scammed at least two people out of hundreds of dollars. This all came about after two people felt nothing was being done with their cases by the man they hired as their lawyer to get them out of a legal jam.
Watergate lawyer Robert Mardian dies (WIS-TV Columbia)
Watergate lawyer Robert Mardian has died. His son says he died of cancer at his California home. He was 82.
Gulen’s Lawyer Refutes Fabricated Story (Zaman Online)
Fethullah Gulen’s lawyer Orhan Erdemli denied a news report by Sabah Daily that claimed Fethullah Gulen’s application for a Green Card from the US Government was rejected.
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.
Kenya: You Must Respect Us, Commission Tells Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
The Kiruki Commission on Thursday reprimanded a lawyer for giving it "directions on how to conduct its proceedings".
David Lawyer: Tewksbury Skyhoundz Hyperflite founder offers frank DISCussion on Saturday's competition featuring... (Lowell Sun)
Tewksbury resident David Lawyer and his wife, Diane, love throwing Frisbees to their two dogs. But it isn't just a pastime. Both Sadie, an 8-year-old Sheltie, and Dewey, a 3-year-old Corgi mix, compete in the professional Frisbee-catching dog circuit.
Protesters target Attorney General's immigration speech in Santa Clara (San Jose Mercury News)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales will address the Commonwealth Club this morning in Santa Clara in a discussion of immigration reform that has already drawn the attention and ire of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and the Raging Grannies.
Lawyer Ron Back to Work in :34 1/5 (BloodHorse)
Lawyer Ron, a 2 ¾-length winner of the Arkansas Derby (gr. II), recorded his first workout since surgery after running in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) yesterday.
Ark. attorney general warns of text-message spam (WREG-TV Memphis)
LITTLE ROCK Attorney General Mike Beebe said today that unwanted 'spam' text-messages are illegal under federal law.
New London prosecutor named chief state's attorney (Norwich Bulletin)
New London prosecutor Kevin Kane was named chief state’s attorney today, a decision that likely means a scaled-back role for Connecticut’s top prosecutor.
Area attorney gets prison term for mail fraud (BizJournals)
Attorney Dale Zepp was sentenced to 18 months in prison on mail fraud charges in connection with a $2 million tax credit fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said Friday.
Tolman named as new U.S. Attorney for Utah (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 2:10:02 PM- WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate has approved a new U.S. Attorney for Utah, Brett Tolman, a Provo native who previously served as chief counsel for crime and terrorism to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Attorney general seeks to rejoin case to fight casinos (The Plain Dealer)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Happily bounced last week from a case in which an Indian tribe is seeking tribal-land status so it can build casinos in Ohio, the state wants back in since the tribe has switched tactics, Attorney General Jim Petro said Friday.
Ohio Attorney General Changes Mind On Land Case (WKSU Kent State University)
Last week, Ohio's attorney general was happy that the Eastern Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma was dropping the state of Ohio as a defendant in a huge land-claim case. But now, the A.G. is demanding that the state be allowed back into that case. The main reason for his change of heart? The threat of an Indian-run gambling casino. WKSU's Bill Cohen reports.
High-Profile Attorney Sentenced To Two Years On Meth Charges (WLEX-TV Lexington)
A high-profile Lexington attorney who pleaded guilty to trying to make methamphetamine was sentenced to two years in prison in a Lexington courtroom Friday.
Ghana: Lawyer Expreses Concern Over Plagiarism of Legal Research (AllAfrica.com)
AN Accra-based lawyer and human rights advocate, Nana Oye Lithur, has indicated that there is an emerging problem of plagiarism of legal research in Ghana, especially with the advent of Internet.
Gulen’s Lawyer Refutes Fabricated Story (Zaman Online)
Fethullah Gulen’s lawyer Orhan Erdemli denied a news report by Sabah Daily that claimed Fethullah Gulen’s application for a Green Card from the US Government was rejected.
Duke Lacrosse Defense Attorney Argues For Speedy Trial (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
Defense attorney Kirk Osborn filed a motion asking the judge to set court dates for various motions hearings. Attorney's Motion Interactive | Complete Coverage
Attorney general seeks to rejoin case to fight casinos (WKYC Cleveland)
Attorney general seeks to rejoin case to fight casinos
Lawyer: combat numbed accused soldiers (AP via Yahoo! News)
The U.S. Army soldiers accused of raping an Iraqi teenager and killing her and her family were "numb" from the effects of combat, and their statements in the case may have been somewhat scripted by investigators, a defense lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer: Combat Numbed Accused Soldiers (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Army soldiers accused of raping an Iraqi teenager and killing her and her family were "numb'' from the effects of combat, and their statements in the case may have been somewhat scripted by investigators, a defense lawyer said Friday. David Sheldon, a Washington-based attorney for one of the soldiers - Spc. James Barker - said that his client was interrogated for about
Lawyer: I did not meet borrowers (The Star Online)
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer who was to have witnessed four people signing loan applications for a total of RM400mil told the High Court she had never met them.
Fort Campbell soldiers accused in rape case were 'numb' from battle, lawyer says (Tennessean)
The Fort Campbell soldiers accused of raping an Iraqi teenager and killing her and her family were "numb" from the effects of combat, and their statements in the case may have been somewhat scripted by investigators, a defense lawyer said today.
Former police officer, lawyer pleads guilty to 2 dozen bank robberies (Quad-City Times)
BREAKING NEWS: (Updated: 7:25pm) A former police officer and lawyer from Indiana pleaded guilty Friday in Rock Island to federal charges of robbing 24 banks around the country — two of them in the Quad-Cities — and stealing more than $150,000 in cash.
Lawyer calls for probe of teen's 'execution' by Las Vegas police (KESQ)
LAS VEGAS A Texas-based civil rights lawyer is promising a wrongful death lawsuit against Las Vegas police over the slaying of a handcuffed 17-year-old murder suspect in May.
Attorney Gen. Gonzales Speaks In South Bay (KGO-TV Bay Area)
Tough questions for Attorney General Gonzales on the the future of immigration reform and the president's domestic syping program.
Lawyer calls for probe of teen's 'execution' by Las Vegas police (North County Times)
LAS VEGAS -- A lawyer for the father of a 17-year-old shot and killed by Las Vegas police has branding the slaying "an execution," and vowed to push for compensation for the slain teen's family and a change in police policies.
Robert Mardian, 82, Nixon Campaign Lawyer, Dies (New York Times)
Mr. Mardian was charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice after the break-in and attempted bugging at the Democratic National Headquarters office in the Watergate complex on June 17, 1972.
Mall's attorney says close polling site now (Knoxville News Sentinal)
An attorney for Knoxville Center is asking the Knox County Election Commission to remove its voting location at the mall "immediately." But the Election Commission says it plans to keep the second most popular voting location open and hopes to work out a compromise with the mall's owner.
Robert Mardian was attorney for Nixon (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
SAN CLEMENTE - Robert Mardian, an attorney for President Nixon's re-election committee whose conviction in the Watergate scandal was overturned, has died. He was 82.
Butte County attorney quits (Rapid City Journal)
Butte County State’s Attorney Jim Seward resigned Friday, ending a five-year run as Butte County’s chief prosecutor and legal counsel. The Butte County Commission, which was meeting in regular session Friday, accepted the resignation with regret.
AG wants two-year college system lawyer removed (WTVM 9)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Alabama Attorney General Troy King wants a lawyer hired by the former two-year college Chancellor Roy Johnson to stop representing the system in a state and federal investigation.
Former police officer, lawyer pleads guilty to 2 dozen bank robberies (Quad-City Times)
(Updated: 7:25pm) A former police officer and lawyer from Indiana pleaded guilty Friday in Rock Island to federal charges of robbing 24 banks around the country — two of them in the Quad-Cities — and stealing more than $150,000 in cash.
Camera-suit attorney files for ticket refunds (The Youngstown Vindicator)
There is $172,000 currently held in escrow. GIRARD — Fines paid to the city for citations issued from the camera designed to catch speeders here have been sitting in an escrow account. Now an attorney is asking a judge to release the funds to those who paid those fines.
Lee attorney flips fire stance (The News-Press)
The Lee County attorney has reversed his opinion on the county commission's power to begin the process of consolidating the county's independent fire districts.
Attorney calls for his own gag order in gaming case (Morris Ledger)
A defense attorney called on the carpet for accusing a judge of being biased toward the prosecution volunteered yesterday to be placed under a gag order.
Commission approves raises for county clerks, county attorney (Montana Standard)
ANACONDA — Commissioners approved 8.8-percent pay raises for county clerks and a 2.5-percent increase for the county attorney at their recent meeting.
AG wants two-year college system lawyer removed (WTVM 9)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Alabama Attorney General Troy King wants a lawyer hired by the former two-year college Chancellor Roy Johnson to stop representing the system in a state and federal investigation.
Attorney general candidate gets caught in cross-state politics (The Grand Rapids Press)
Gov. Jennifer Granholm never officially backed Scott Bowen as the Democratic Party's nominee for attorney general. She did, however, offer behind-the-scenes encouragement.
Senate OKs Provo native as U.S. Attorney for Utah (The Salt Lake Tribune)
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate has approved a new U.S. Attorney for Utah, Brett Tolman, a Provo native who previously served as chief counsel for crime and terrorism to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Senate confirmed Tolman to the position in a voice vote Friday. "Brett Tolman is the right man for this important position," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who fought for Tolman to take
Lexington lawyer gets 2 years for planning to make methamphetamine (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A Lexington lawyer was sentenced yesterday to two years in federal prison for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine. Kirk Bierbauer, 39, will report Sept. 11 to a yet-undecided federal prison. U.S. District Court Judge Karl Forester recommended that Bierbauer receive mental-health and addiction counseling.
Attorney general will not quit post (Daily Record)
TRENTON -- Attorney General Zulima Farber apologized Friday for the impression left by responding to a traffic stop where her boyfriend's van was being impounded but said she doesn't plan to resign to quell the controversy.
AG wants system lawyer ousted (Birmingham News)
Alabama Attorney General Troy King said Friday he will urge state school board members to terminate the contract of a lawyer hired by former two-year school Chancellor Roy Johnson to represent the system in a federal and state investigation.
Last-minute candidate joins attorney general race (St. Petersburg Times)
A campaign contributor and former client of Democratic state Sen. Walter "Skip" Campbell's filed to run against him for attorney general Friday, a bizarre twist on an otherwise calm final day for candidates to qualify for the fall ballot.
Attorney general irks both sides of immigration debate (Contra Costa Times)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came to the South Bay on Friday to make a case for the Bush administration's plan for immigration reform, but he was met with protest and resistance from supporters and opponents of the plan's most controversial provision: a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Attorney general irks both sides of immigration debate (Contra Costa Times)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came to the South Bay on Friday to make a case for the Bush administration's plan for immigration reform, but he was met with protest and resistance from supporters and opponents of the plan's most controversial provision: a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Attorney general irks both sides of immigration debate (Contra Costa Times)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came to the South Bay on Friday to make a case for the Bush administration's plan for immigration reform, but he was met with protest and resistance from supporters and opponents of the plan's most controversial provision: a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
SANTA CLARA / Attorney general urges Congress to find immigration compromise (San Francisco Chronicle)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, speaking at a Santa Clara forum Friday, called on members of Congress to end the election-year maneuvering and compromise on their widely different views of immigration reform. During a summer when members of the...