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Phoenix city attorney resigns mysteriously (The Mail Tribune)
PHOENIX — Kurt Knudsen, city attorney for Phoenix, Talent and Jacksonville, accused in May of assaulting his wife, resigned his Phoenix post Tuesday, city officials said.
Last Day in Office For NJ Attorney General (KYW News Radio 1060)
Thursday is the last day on the job for New Jersey Attorney General Zulima Farber, who resigned in disgrace two weeks ago. A special prosecutor said she violated Ethics Regulations by appearing to help her boyfriend during a traffic stop.
Qaeda suspect in Jordan refuses court-appointed lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
An Iraqi suspected of belonging to Al-Qaeda has refused a court-appointed lawyer at the start of his trial in Jordan on charges of murder and plotting "terrorist" acts.
Muntinlupa slay suspect’s role in QC lawyer’s murder eyed (INQ7.net)
POLICE on Thursday said one of the four suspects in the killing of a clerk of court in Muntinlupa City was also involved in the death of a lawyer in Quezon City last week.
Lawyer charged with killing neighbor (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer climbed through a neighbor's bedroom window and stabbed him to death after being told by a family member that the man had molested his 2-year-old daughter, authorities say.
High court disbars one lawyer, suspends another (The Columbus Dispatch)
One central Ohio lawyer was permanently barred from practicing law and a second had her law license suspended indefinitely by the Ohio Supreme Court yesterday.
Jones asks attorney general for help (Southern Illinoisan)
MOUNT VERNON - State Sen. John O. Jones has ratcheted up the pressure on the Blagojevich administration and the Department of Corrections by asking Attorney General Lisa Madigan to join the fray in the ongoing debate about the release of a $443,000 study about prison understaffing in Illinois.
Attorney: Charges against Laird were politically motivated (Southern Illinoisan)
MARION - A Carbondale attorney says a recent decision by the appellate court to dismiss the state's appeal against his client is proof that initial charges were politically motivated.
Conn. lawyer charged in neighbor's death (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer in this quiet suburban community was charged with killing a 58-year-old neighbor he suspected had molested his 2-year-old daughter, prompting police to investigate whether the molestation actually occurred.
Lawyer Charged In Fatal Stabbing (Hartford Courant)
Police: Man Was Told His 2-Year-Old Daughter Had Been Sexually Assaulted By Neighbor A Fairfield lawyer was charged with stabbing his neighbor to death after being told by a family member that the man had sexually assaulted his 2-year-old daughter, police said.
Local attorney sentenced on child pornography charges (Jefferson City News Tribune)
A Jefferson City attorney has been sentenced in federal court for possessing and attempting to distribute child pornography. Bruce Truesdale, 55, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Scott O. Wright Tuesday to five years in federal prison without parole.
Defense attorney named in murder trial (Rolla Daily News)
Pantaleon Salvatore Salinas, 68, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who is being charged with 1st degree murder in the death of St. James resident Renee A. Zeman, 63, will be defended in Phelps County Court by attorney Steven R. White, of Union, Mo.
Lawyer Charged With Killing Neighbor (ABC News)
Connecticut Lawyer Accused of Stabbing Neighbor to Death Over Child-Molestation Suspicions
CAMPAIGN 2006 Pirro in Attorney General race (Queens Courier)
With 30 years of law enforcement experience as a prosecutor, district attorney and judge, Jeanine Pirro is looking to become New York State's next Attorney General as she will be the Republican nominee come November.
Kansas Chamber of Commerce endorses Phill Kline for attorney general (KSHB-TV Kansas City)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee has endorsed Republican Attorney General Phill Kline.
Lawyer gets 5 years for child porn (KSHB-TV Kansas City)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Jefferson City lawyer gets five years in federal prison for possessing and attempting to distribute child pornography on the Internet.
Thomas Anderson sworn in as Vermont's 35th U.S. Attorney (WCAX 3)
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Vowing to be tough but fair, veteran prosecutor Thomas D. Anderson was sworn in Wednesday as U.S. Attorney, Vermont's top federal law enforcement official.
Attorney sentenced to prison for defrauding MSD (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Once prominent attorney Charles E.Polk Jr. was sentenced this morning to three years and 10 months in prison for defrauding the Meropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.
Kansas Chamber of Commerce endorses Phill Kline for attorney general (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
TOPEKA, Kan. The Kansas Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee has endorsed Republican Attorney General Phill Kline. In its first endorsement of a...
Former lawyer sentenced to 7 years for embezzlement (Boston Globe)
A former city lawyer was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading no contest to charges that he stole $2.2 million from clients of the family law firm.
St. Louis attorney sentenced to jail for tax evasion (BizJournals)
Local attorney Charles E. Polk Jr. was sentenced Thursday to nearly four years in prison on charges of tax evasion and interstate transportation of stolen property.
Kansas Chamber of Commerce Endorses Phill Kline for Attorney (WIBW-TV Topeka)
In its first endorsement of a statewide candidate, the ten-thousand-member chamber today chose Kline over his Democratic challenger, Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison.
Kissimmee attorney suspended (Orlando Business Journal)
In a recent court order, the Florida Supreme Court suspended Kissimmee attorney Stanley Craig Wakefield from practicing law in Florida.
Cops: Lawyer Stabbed Neighbor To Death (CBS News)
A lawyer who believed the man next door molested his 2-year-old daughter climbed through his neighbor's bedroom window and stabbed him to death. But police don't know whether the victim actually molested the child.
Boston's U.S. attorney named acting head of federal agency (Boston Globe)
U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan has been appointed acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, his office announced Thursday.
Attorney general concerned about East St. Louis School Board (KMOV St. Louis)
East St. Louis (KMOV) -- The Illinois Attorney General says the actions of the East St. Louis School Board sound like a potential violation of state law.