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Judge freezes missing attorney’s accounts (News 14 Carolina)
RALEIGH -- A Wake County judge has frozen the accounts of a missing Chapel Hill attorney. This is the latest step following his mysterious disappearance.
Angola: Deputy Attorney-General Expected in Kuando Kubango (AllAfrica.com)
The deputy Attorney-General, Henriques dos Santos, will start this Wednesday a four-day working visit to the south-eastern Kuando Kubango Province aimed at checking the functioning of this sector here.
Former attorney for O.J. Simpson settles in scam case (The Daily Comet)
A high-profile celebrity attorney has settled a lawsuit accusing him of siphoning money from a $90 million death futures scam that one of his clients ran.
Former attorney for O.J. Simpson settles in scam case (San Francisco Chronicle)
A high-profile celebrity attorney has settled a lawsuit accusing him of siphoning money from a $90 million death futures scam that one of his clients ran. Attorney Robert L. Shapiro, who has represented O.J. Simpson, Christian Brando and other...
Tempe city attorney to step down (The Arizona Republic)
Tempe City Attorney Marlene Pontrelli plans to step down as early as the end of the year to go into private practice, Pontrelli said Wednesday morning.
RCMP labs biased, Driskell's lawyer tells inquiry (CBC Manitoba)
James Driskell's former lawyer has testified that crime labs are biased in favour of police — a trait he says landed Driskell in jail for 12 years on a wrongful murder conviction.
Mary Winkler to be freed from jail, lawyer says (Tennessean)
JACKSON - A Selmer, Tenn., minister's wife accused of killing her husband is slated to be freed from jail this afternoon after posting bail. Mary Winkler's $750,000 bond is being arranged through a bail-bonding company, her lawyer, Steve Farese, said.
Drunk Lawyer Turns Up in Las Vegas Court, Judge Orders Mistrial (KLAS)
A Las Vegas judge ordered a mistrial in a kidnapping case after finding a lawyer too tipsy to continue. Intoxicated lawyer provided by the Clark County court, Vo Joseph Caramango showed up late to district court last Thursday, slurring his words.
PA Attorney General's Website Named '2006 Best Government Site' and '2006 All-Star' by Internet Software Company (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced that the website for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - (link) - has been honored for its innovative and effective design, earning '2006 Best Government Website' and '2006 All-Star' awards from a leading Internet software company.
Accused rapist still looking for lawyer (Calgary Sun)
Falconridge rape suspect Andrew Aurie Jefferson will remain behind bars for at least another two weeks while he looks for a lawyer to handle his case.
Celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro settles scam lawsuit (Los Angeles Daily News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — High-profile celebrity attorney Robert L. Shapiro has settled a lawsuit accusing him of siphoning money from a $90 million death futures scam that one of his clients ran.
Attorney generals race: Luther says he'd fight gouging at gas pumps (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Former U.S. Rep. Bill Luther jump-started a previously dormant campaign for state attorney general on Wednesday by saying his first priority as Minnesota's top legal officer would be to target gasoline price-gouging and oil industry monopolies. "The Minnesota attorney general can be very aggressive on that issue," he said. "I would work as hard as a person could on that issue." Luther's
Lawyer files criminal complaint against Setsuri cult member (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)
_ A lawyer filed a criminal complaint with the police on Thursday against a South Korean woman he says is in charge of the activities in Japan of the South Korean cult Setsuri, or Providence, whose founder allegedly sexually assaulted women members of the group in Japan.
Attorney sued for allegedly hiring private investigator to wiretap (The San Francisco Examiner)
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer indicted in a federal wiretapping case was sued Wednesday by an attorney who represented billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's former wife during a child custody battle four years ago.
State's attorney: Road referendum OK (Freeport Journal)
FREEPORT - A referendum question on the November 2006 ballot, asking taxpayers to help fund a $20 million bond project to upgrade the county's road system does not present a legal problem for Stephenson County, according to county State's Attorney John Vogt.
Judge declares lawyer drunk in court (Boston Globe)
A judge ordered a blood-alcohol test for a defense lawyer who was slurring his words, then declared a mistrial after declaring him too tipsy to argue a kidnapping case.
Love terminal's owners turn to attorney general (Dallas Morning News)
WASHINGTON – The lawyer representing owners of the former Legend Airlines terminal has called on Attorney General Al Gonzales to conduct an "even-handed analysis" of the antitrust issues raised by a bill that would repeal the Wright amendment.
Attorney sued for allegedly hiring private investigator to wiretap (KESQ)
LOS ANGELES A lawyer indicted in a federal wiretapping case is being sued by an attorney who represented billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's former wife during a child custody battle four years ago.
Former attorney for O.J. Simpson settles in scam case (KWWL-TV Iowa City)
LOS ANGELES High-profile celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro has settled a lawsuit accusing him of siphoning money from a multi-(m) million dollar scam run by one of his clients.
Indicted Lawyer Sued For Ordering Wiretapping (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A lawyer indicted in a federal wiretapping case is being sued by an attorney who represented billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's former wife during a child custody battle four years ago.
Lawyer says Big Dig memo writer has been fired (The Daily News Transcript)
BOSTON -- The former Big Dig safety official who said he wrote a memo in 1999 warning of the potential for a ceiling collapse -- a memo his employer at that time says is fake -- was fired yesterday, according to his lawyer.
Former attorney for O.J. Simpson settles in scam case (WALB News 10)
LOS ANGELES High-profile celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro has settled a lawsuit accusing him of siphoning money from a multi-(m) million dollar scam run by one of his clients.
Former attorney for O.J. Simpson settles in scam case (WHO-TV Des Moines)
LOS ANGELES High-profile celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro has settled a lawsuit accusing him of siphoning money from a multi-(m) million dollar scam run by one of his clients.
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.
City attorney to resign, cites residency requirement (The Arizona Republic)
Tempe City Attorney Marlene Pontrelli plans to step down as early as the end of the year to go into private practice.
Greeley manager, attorney get expected raises (Greeley Tribune)
The Greeley City Council evaluated its three employees in the spring and waited until this summer to give the city manager and attorney raises.
Former attorney for O.J. Simpson settles in scam case (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
LOS ANGELES High-profile celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro has settled a lawsuit accusing him of siphoning money from a multi-(m) million dollar scam run by one of his clients.
Chatham County's attorney gave to 2 commissioners (The News & Observer)
Chatham County's attorney donated to two Chatham County commissioners' re-election campaigns.
Officer behind Big Dig memo loses construction job, lawyer says (Boston Globe)
A former safety official for a Big Dig contractor who has said he wrote a memo in 1999 warning that the ceiling in the Interstate 90 connector was unsafe was terminated yesterday from his job at another construction company, his lawyer confirmed yesterday.
DFL might not endorse in attorney general race (Pioneer Press)
A three-way contest for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsement for Minnesota attorney general has turned into a battle over whether the party will even make an endorsement in the campaign.
Mack lawyer wants judges in Washoe taken off case (Reno Gazette-Journal)
A lawyer for Darren Mack, a wealthy Reno pawnshop owner accused of killing his estranged wife and shooting the judge deciding their divorce, filed a petition Wednesday asking that all Washoe District Court and Reno Justice Court judges be removed from the case.
Silver Springs GID to hire lawyer in dispute with county (Nevada Appeal)
Faced with what they see as a hostile board of county commissioners, the trustees of the Silver Springs General Improvement District are getting a lawyer.
Lawyer: Data From Prosecutors Slow To Surface (The Boston Channel)
The lawyer for a 23-year-old former Becket man accused of killing a man whose body has not been found said he is not getting information from the prosecution in a timely fashion.
District Attorney: No decision on Seabright rape charges (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
The District Attorney's Office is expected to decide this morning if a mail carrier arrested in connection with at least one attempted rape in Seabright will be charged.
Lawyer of Nida Blanca’s daughter quits (INQ7.net)
LAWYER Harriet Demetriou has resigned as counsel for Kaye Torres, daughter of the late actress Nida Blanca.
Former O.J. Simpson Attorney Settles Suit (Fox 12 Oregon)
LOS ANGELES -- High-profile celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro has settled a lawsuit accusing him of siphoning money from a multimillion-dollar scam run by one of his clients.
Former O.J. Simpson Attorney Settles Suit (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
A former attorney for O.J. Simpson settles a lawsuit filed against him.
Former O.J. Simpson Attorney Settles Suit (Local10.com)
A former attorney for O.J. Simpson settles a lawsuit filed against him.
Local attorney, furniture executive present at patent office (The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area)
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice Attorney Jack Hicks and Doug Rozenboom, vice president of design and product development for Thomasville Furniture Industries, are giving a presentation on patent strategy for the home furnishings industry Thursday at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C.
Pretoria lawyer held after alleged scam (Independent Online)
A Pretoria lawyer has been arrested in connection with an alleged property agency scam running into thousands of rands.
EGR hires zoning litigation lawyer (The Grand Rapids Press)
EAST GRAND RAPIDS -- The city has hired a lawyer who specializes in land use and zoning litigation to defend against an appeal by the owners of Lakewood Hills Apartments.
Lawyer Challenges Durham D.A. Nifong as Write-In Candidate (Fox News)
Lawyer Steve Monks will challenge Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong, who is prosecuting three Duke lacrosse players charged with rape, as a write-in candidate.
Cole, Dunavant win chancellor, district attorney (Fayette County Review)
Voters in Tennessee’s 25th Judicial District elected Mike Dunavant district attorney general and William “Bill” Cole chancellor of Part I in the Aug. 3 balloting.
Attorney says business checked worker IDs (Gazette Extra Sports)
ELKHORN-A Whitewater business owner accused of employing illegal immigrants did what is required in checking employee identities, his defense attorney said Wednesday.
New district attorney seeking to improve ‘quality of justice’ (Fayette County Review)
Mike Dunavant, newly elected district attorney general for the 25th Judicial District, has said he ran for the office because he believes “the quality of justice” can be improved.
Attorney: Seattle suspect wants to plead guilty (USA Today)
A Muslim man accused of killing a woman and wounding five other people in a shooting rampage at Seattle's Jewish Federation offices wants to plead guilty, his attorney told a judge Thursday.
Lawyer wins 15-mile swim across Long Island Sound (Boston Globe)
Way before the five jellyfish attacked and a kamikaze duck dove at Jeremy Virgil -- possibly mistaking his fair skin for the Long Island Sound blue-plate special -- the lawyer believed the St. Vincent's Swim Across the Sound might challenge him.
Lawyer says Seattle shooting suspect wants to plead guilty (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
SEATTLE The suspect accused of killing one woman and wounding five others at the offices of a Seattle Jewish group apparently wants to plead guilty. That's what his lawyer is...
Attorney: Man charged in Seattle shootings says he may plead guilty (The Bellingham Herald Online)
SEATTLE -- The man charged in the shootings of six people at Seattle’s Jewish Federation offices has indicated he wants to plead guilty, his attorney told a judge this morning.
Attorney: Suspect in Seattle Jewish Federation shootings wants to plead guilty (The Olympian)
SEATTLE -- The man accused of shooting six women, one fatally, at Seattle's Jewish Federation offices has indicated he wants to plead guilty, his attorney said today, but a judge continued his arraignment a week to help the attorney determine whether he is competent to make such a plea.