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Attorney wants confession tossed in Holy Hill vandalism case (Greater Milwaukee Today)
The attorney for one of two cousins charged with desecrating one of the state’s most sacred shrines said he would challenge the legality of evidence seized and confessions made to authorities after they were stopped and questioned.
Drunk Lawyer Turns Up in Las Vegas Court, Judge Orders Mistrial (KLAS-TV)
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.
LifePoint taps Waller attorney as general counsel (Nashville Business Journal)
LifePoint Hospitals Inc. has tapped local attorney Paul Gilbert as its senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.
Ecuador Attorney-General Opposes Block 15 Trust Fund (Rigzone)
Ecuadorean Attorney General Jose Maria Borja said Thursday that funds received from Block 15, and the Limoncocha and Eden-Yuturi oil fields, should go to the state coffers instead of into a special trust fund proposed by the executive branch.
LifePoint taps Waller attorney as general counsel (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
LifePoint Hospitals Inc. has tapped local attorney Paul Gilbert as its senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.
Ex-lawyer draws 12 years for stealing from elderly client (Boston Globe)
A former Wilton lawyer who was convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly client was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison.
FBI Working To Solve Lawyer Stabbing Case (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
FBI agents are now working on the case of a well-known lawyer who was allegedly murdered in the District last week.
Republican Attorney General Candidates Exchange Words (Channel 3000)
WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Republican candidates for attorney general are mixing it up on Thursday with some heated words. Squaring off on a Milwaukee-area radio, Paul Bucher badgered J.B. Van Hollen to explain why he said earlier this year that terrorists were training in Wisconsin.
Gibson decides to end career as elected official; Houston will take over as Benton city attorney in January (Benton Courier)
Sam Ed Gibson, who has served as Benton city attorney for 14 years, will be leaving office at the end of the year. Gibson, 59, made his retirement from public office official at noon Wednesday when he did not file for re-election with the county clerk's office.
Ex-lawyer draws 12 years for stealing from elderly client (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(Norwalk-AP, Aug. 10, 2006 5:02 PM) _ A former Wilton lawyer who was convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly client was sentenced today to 12 years in prison.
Judge breathalyses lawyer (Roll On Friday)
A judge had a lawyer thrown out of court and declared a mistrial after making him take a breathalyser test. US Judge Michelle Leavitt ordered Joseph Caramagno to undertake a blood alcohol test after he appeared ninety minutes late for court slurring his words.
Judge hears arguments in city attorney's firing (WOOD TV 8)
MARQUETTE, Mich. A judge is expected to rule in coming weeks on a lawsuit involving the Michigan Open Meetings Act. Former Marquette city attorney Bonnie Hoff says...
Michigan attorney general charges companies with e-mail violation (The Daily Comet)
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said Thursday he is charging two companies, one of them from California, with breaking a new law against sending unsolicited e-mails about inappropriate topics to children listed on a state registry.
City attorney calls on firm justify conclusions in finance investigation (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO - City Attorney Michael Aguirre called Thursday on the consulting firm that recently completed a 20 million investigation into San Diego's finances to justify the conclusions of its work.
City attorney calls on firm justify conclusions in finance investigation (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO - City Attorney Michael Aguirre called Thursday on the consulting firm that recently completed a 20 million investigation into San
City Attorney: Transcripts Missing From Kroll Report (10 News San Diego)
City Attorney Mike Aguirre says there are missing pieces of information related to the recent Kroll Report.
Michigan attorney general charges companies with e-mail violation (KESQ)
LANSING, Mich. Michigan's attorney general says he is charging two companies, one of them from California, with breaking a new law against sending unsolicited e-mails about inappropriate topics to children.
Councilman Koch guilty of disorderly conduct; attorney says he'll appeal (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A Pittsburgh councilman was found guilty yesterday of a summary charge of disorderly conduct stemming from a June altercation involving a city police officer, but his attorney immediately vowed to appeal.
2nd Circuit Revives Claims Over Bank Funds Stolen in Lawyer's Ponzi Scheme (Law.com)
A federal appeals court has breathed new life into negligence claims against banks that allegedly allowed a lawyer to abuse what he claimed were escrow accounts and steal $82 million.
Lawyer sues Putnam clients for fees (The Charleston Gazette)
WINFIELD — A Charleston medical malpractice lawyer who once helped represent 25 people suing former Putnam General Hospital surgeon Dr. John King has now sued those former clients for money he spent working on their cases.
No attorney available to represent Polk in sentencing (KESQ)
MARTINEZ, Calif. The bar association group assigned to find convicted murderer Susan Polk an attorney for her sentencing says no available lawyer wants to represent her.
Slade's lawyer: DA's remarks 'reckless' (Houston Chronicle)
The lawyer for fired Texas Southern University President Priscilla Slade accused Harris County's district attorney of making "reckless, political and unprofessional" comments about the indicted former official.
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.
Ohio attorney general OKs Ney's 'sore loser' replacement (Deseret Morning News)
The favored candidate to take Rep. Bob Ney's spot on the ticket can legally do so under Ohio law, the state attorney general said Thursday.
Former lawyer a no-show, again (The Ottawa Sun)
Fri, August 11, 2006 Former lawyer a no-show, again By MEGAN GILLIS A former lawyer didn't turn up to face a judge -- for a third time. Justice David Dempsey issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Nicholas Emile Hayek, 43, of 11 Burndale Rd., more than a half-hour after his trial on fraud and theft charges was to start yesterday. City police were trying to find Hayek. If arrested, he could be
2nd Circuit Revives Claims Over Bank Funds Stolen in Lawyer's Ponzi Scheme (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A federal appeals court has breathed new life into negligence claims against three banks that allegedly allowed a lawyer to steal $82 million by abusing what he claimed were escrow accounts.
Ulster attorney: Hearing on charter needed (Poughkeepsie Journal)
A plan to create an Ulster County charter is proceeding, despite the fact legislators did not act on it Wednesday night, as expected. The county attorney declared a public hearing must be held before the 33 representatives vote on putting the proposal on the November ballot.
Ex-attorney faces new theft charge (Asbury Park Press)
A disbarred attorney who received a five-year prison term last year for taking money from trust accounts has been indicted in a similar offense.
One candidate for Reno city attorney says criminal division needs improvement (Reno Gazette-Journal)
In the first race without an incumbent Reno city attorney in nearly 20 years, Kenneth Stover is advocating housecleaning.
Lawyer says man made up story of robbery because of drug rip-off (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - Two men charged with robbing a man of $15 at knife point Wednesday night didn't really rob the man, they just sold him phony crack. The man lied to police because he was duped, a defense lawyer representing one of the alleged robbers said yesterday in court.
Ex-Lawyer Sentenced In Thefts From Client (Hartford Courant)
A former Wilton lawyer convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly client was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison.
Madison lawyer suspended for 60 days (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A Madison lawyer has been suspended from practice for failing to file a lawsuit she was hired by a client to handle and then telling the client after six years that the case had been settled for $10,000.
Attorney says boy, 8, may have killed sister (The Clarion-Ledger)
MOSS POINT — The defense attorney for a couple accused of killing their child is suggesting that the youngster's 8-year-old brother might actually be the killer.
Ex-Apple counsel retains lawyer (Contra Costa Times)
Former Apple Computer Inc. general counsel Nancy Heinen has hired a white collar crime lawyer in the event she needs to defend against the federal investigation into options backdating.
Attorney seeks expanded probe into contamination (Courier-Post)
An attorney in the Kiddie Kollege day care contamination case has asked the state attorney general to investigate the Department of Human Services for criminal wrongdoing in the case.
Rolla attorney wins Pulaski County nomination (Rolla Daily News)
Rolla attorney John Garrabrant has reached the halfway point in his quest to become prosecuting attorney of Pulaski County.
RTM Approves Additional Town Attorney Fees (Westport-News)
The Representative Town Meeting (RTM) last week unanimously approved a $60,000 appropriation request from Town Attorney Ira Bloom to cover a high volume of zoning appeals, heart and hypertension cases, tax appeals and other lawsuits.
City lawyer suing 25 former clients in Putnam General case (Charleston Daily Mail)
A Charleston lawyer is suing 25 of his former clients. William Druckman once helped represent 25 people suing former Putnam General Hospital surgeon John King. Druckman wants to be paid for work he did on the cases before parting ways with the other lawyers involved.
Russian stole art to treat wife's diabetes: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The husband of a curator at the center of a stolen art scandal in Russia said he and his wife were so poor that they stole artefacts from the Hermitage museum to buy insulin for her diabetes, his lawyer said on Friday.
U.S. envoy urges China to release lawyer (UPI)
BEIJING, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A top U.S. State Department official said she has urged China to release a blind lawyer jailed after speaking out against forced abortions and sterilizations.
Attorney: Man charged in Jewish Federation shootings indicates he may plead guilty (Madera Tribune)
SEATTLE - The man accused of shooting six people at Seattle's Jewish Federation offices has indicated he wants to plead guilty, his attorney told a judge Thursday.
One lawyer seeks dismissal of other in murder case (Lebanon Daily News)
Fearing prejudice against his client, the attorney for a murder suspect asked a county judge this week to appoint a new lawyer for a co-defendant in the case.
Carroll hired as new city attorney for Rainsv (The Weekly Post)
RAINSVILLE—The Rainsville City Council approved Mayor Donnie Chandler’s recommendation to hire Jayson Carroll as the new city attorney Monday night at its meeting.
Actress' daughter accepts lawyer's withdrawal from slay case (Sun Star)
LAWYER Harriet Demetriou has been discharged as private prosecutor in the murder case of veteran actress Nida Blanca, allegedly due to her strained professional relationship with her client and Blanca's daughter Katherine "Kaye" Torres.
Attorney: Terror charges discriminatory (CNN.com)
DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) -- Attorneys for two Arab-American college students accused of supporting terrorism through the sale of mobile phones said their clients were victims of discrimination, while authorities charged them Thursday with an additional felony.
Former attorney's sentencing for torture delayed until September (The Sacramento Bee)
Sentencing for Richard W. Hamlin, the former Sacramento County prosecutor and defense attorney who was convicted in January of torturing his wife, was delayed Thursday for another three weeks.
Duncan’s lawyer might challenge Idaho’s execution method (The Bellingham Herald Online)
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- The lawyer defending Joseph Duncan III, accused in the slayings of three members of a Coeur d’Alene family, has asked for details on Idaho’s method of execution in what could be a first step in challenging its constitutionality.
Duncan's lawyer might challenge Idaho's execution method (KBCI Boise)
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho The lawyer defending Joseph Duncan, who is accused in the slayings of three members of a Coeur d'Alene (kore-duh-LANE) family, has asked for details on Idaho's method of execution in what could be a first step in challenging its constitutionality.
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales to Deliver Remarks Before the Disabled American Veterans Convention (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News)
WHO: Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales
Uganda: Lawyer Waltzes Onto Music Scene (AllAfrica.com)
He is a lawyer, but when he takes to the microphone and starts singing, you will not want him to stop.