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Attorney: Foley 'Not A Pedophile' (NBC 6 Miami)
An attorney for former Rep. Mark Foley says the disgraced former congressman is "not a pedophile."
LCC fires attorney who alleged wrongdoing on president's part (Lansing State Journal)
Tim Zeller - the Lansing Community College attorney who in a report to the state alleged interim President Judith Cardenas had misused college funds - has been fired from the college.
Mistrial declared in trial of lawyer accused of killing husband (Tennessean)
A judge declared a mistrial today in the trial of a lawyer accused of killing her lawyer husband in the couple's Oak Hill home. Hope Mercer is charged with second-degree murder in the April 2005 killing of her husband, Joseph.
District Attorney shuffles leadership (Redlands Daily Facts)
District Attorney Michael A. Ramos has tapped new leadership for a division that handles sexually violent predators and workers' compensation fraud, as well as other regional divisions.
Attorney: Foley molested as a teenager (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former Rep. Mark Foley's attorney said Tuesday that his client was molested between the ages 13 and 15 by a clergyman.
Attorney: Foley Was Molested As Teen By Clergyman (CBS 2 New York)
Former Rep. Mark Foley's attorney said Tuesday that his client was molested between the ages 13 and 15 by a clergyman. Foley had represented the West Palm Beach district for 12 years and was seeking re-election until his sudden resignation last week after the disclosure of lurid online communications with teenage congressional pages.
Attorney: Foley was molested as teen by clergyman (The Palm Beach Post)
Former Congressman Mark Foley was molested by a clergyman from the time he was 13 until he was 15, his attorney said today.
Foley Was Sexually Abused as a Youth by Clergyman, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Former Representative Mark Foley, who resigned in disgrace last week after internet sexual exchanges with underage boys surfaced, was sexually abused as a teenager by a clergyman, said his lawyer David Roth.
Foley's attorney says he was molested as teen by a clergyman (Sun-Sentinel)
WEST PALM BEACH, -- Former Rep. Mark Foley's attorney David Roth said Tuesday that his client was sexually molested between the ages 13 and 15 by a clergyman.
Attorney: Foley Was Molested As Teen (Local6.com Central Florida)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The attorney for former Rep. Mark Foley announced today that his client was molested by a clergyman as a teenager and was under the influence of alcohol when he sent lurid messages to congressional pages.
Lawyer says Foley was molested as a teen (AP via Yahoo! News)
Disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley said through his lawyer Tuesday that he was abused by a clergyman as a teenager, but accepts full responsibility for sending salacious computer messages to teenage male pages.
Lawyer Says Foley Was Molested As a Teen (San Francisco Chronicle)
Disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley said through his lawyer Tuesday that he was abused by a clergyman as a teenager, but accepts full responsibility for sending salacious computer messages to teenage male pages. Attorney David Roth said Foley was molested...
Disgraced congressman not a pedophile: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, at the center of a scandal involving explicit messages he sent to young aides in Congress, is an alcoholic gay man who was molested by a clergyman when he was a teenager, but has never had sexual contact with a minor, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Attorney: Foley Was Molested as a Teen by a Clergyman (Fox News)
Former Rep. Mark Foley was molested between the ages 13 and 15 by a clergyman, his attorney Mark Roth told reporters late Tuesday. Foley also admits he is gay but he never had sexual contact with a minor, Roth said.
Disgraced U.S. congressman was molested as teen: attorney (CBC)
The attorney for the U.S. Republican congressman who was forced to resign over e-mails and instant messages he sent to young male aides said Tuesday his client had been molested by a clergyman when he was a teen.
Attorney: Foley Molested by Clergyman as a Teenager (KXTV Sacramento)
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (AP) -- A lawyer for former Congressman Mark Foley says Foley was abused by a clergyman as a teenager. But attorney David Roth said Foley is accepting full responsibility for sending sexually-charged computer messages to teenage male pages.
Foley Was Sexually Abused as a Youth, His Lawyer Says (New York Times)
Former Representative Mark Foley? s lawyer also issued the congressman?s first public acknowledgment that he is gay.
Foley molested as a teenager, attorney says (News Interactive)
THE six-term veteran, Mark Foley, is an alcoholic gay man who was molested by a clergyman when he was a teenager, according to his attorney.
Foley was molested as child, lawyer says (USA Today)
The lawyer for former Florida congressman Mark Foley said Tuesday that Foley had been molested as a child by a clergyman and did not have inappropriate sexual contact with congressional pages.
Clergyman molested Foley, lawyer says (The State)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley said through his lawyer Tuesday that he was abused by a clergyman as a teenager, but he accepts full responsibility for sending salacious computer messages to teenage male pages.
Left in the lurch, wife divorces disgraced lawyer David Rasif (Channel News Asia via Yahoo! Asia News)
The wife of disgraced lawyer David Rasif has severed ties with him.
Left in the lurch, wife divorces disgraced lawyer David Rasif (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
The wife of disgraced lawyer David Rasif has severed ties with him.
Sick leave a shock for employers: lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
Employers unaware of changes to the way sick leave is calculated could be in for a rude shock, a Melbourne employment lawyer has warned. -
Lawyer: Foley Was Molested As A Teen (CBS News)
Former Rep. Mark Foley's lawyer said Tuesday that his client was molested by a clergyman during the ages of 13 and 15. His attorney also announced for the first time that Foley is gay and insisted he never had sexual contact with a minor.
Cedar Park rehires former city attorney (Austin American-Statesman)
Decision about Leonard Smith made without a council vote. Without a vote by the Cedar Park City Council, City Attorney Charles Rowland has hired former City Attorney Leonard Smith as outside counsel.
Foley was abused as teen by clergyman, attorney says (Houston Chronicle)
In another day of revelations about former Rep. Mark Foley, his attorney said Tuesday that as a teenager, Foley had been molested by a clergyman and had "kept the shame to himself" until now. The attorney also issued the former congressman's first public acknowledgment that he is gay.
Solomons PM stands by attorney-general (Sydney Morning Herald)
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is standing by his fugitive attorney-general, claiming Australia's pursuit of him on child sex charges is politically motivated.
Lawyer defends Foley's actions (Pioneer Press)
WASHINGTON — Disgraced lawmaker Mark Foley's behavior was affected by alcoholism and having been molested as a child, but he "never attempted to have sexual contact with a minor," his lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney general sues Alltel (Miami Herald)
Alltel Corp., one of the country's largest wireless companies, was sued Tuesday by Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist for allegedly enrolling Florida consumers into a roadside assistance program without their consent.
Lawyer says Foley was abused by clergyman as teen (Boston Globe)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Disgraced former congressman Mark Foley said through his lawyer yesterday that he had been sexually abused by a clergyman as a teenager, but accepts full responsibility for sending salacious computer messages to teenage male pages.
Attorney: Mark Foley molested as a teenager (Provo Daily Herald)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley said through his lawyer Tuesday that he was sexually abused by a clergyman as a teenager, but accepts full responsibility for sending salacious computer messages to teenage male pages. Attorney David Roth said Foley was molested between ages 13 and 15.
Doyle chief of staff hires attorney to fight TV ad (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
MADISON An ad attacking Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle is being taken off the air after an attorney for the governors chief of staff wrote a letter to television stations saying it was full of lies.
Lawyer lashes back at Pepper (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
David Pepper tried to describe his 10 rules to improve government at a press conference Tuesday. Pepper, though, was interrupted by a profanity-laced tirade from lawyer Christopher Finney.
Connecticut attorney general wants hedge fund reform (Fortune via Yahoo! Finance)
In September, when Amaranth Advisors cratered after losing billions on bad natural-gas bets and Pirate Capital became the subject of an SEC investigation, other Connecticut hedge fund managers grew nervous that they would become a target for a local politician looking to steal a few moves from New York State attorney general Eliot Spitzer.
Lansing Community College fires lawyer who questioned spending (Detroit News)
LANSING -- An in-house lawyer for Lansing Community College has been fired, less than two weeks after reporting to the state that the school's interim president misused thousands of dollars in funds.
Foley blames woes on alcohol, sex abuse as teen, lawyer says (Orlando Sentinel)
Disgraced lawmaker Mark Foley's behavior was affected by alcoholism and childhood molestation, but he "never attempted to have sexual contact with a minor," his lawyer said Tuesday in the first extensive defense of the Florida Republican's actions, which have rocked Congress and the GOP.
King has wide lead over Bibb in race for attorney general (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
ALBUQUERQUE A poll finds that Democrat Gary King is leading Republican Jim Bibb in the race for attorney general. The telephone survey of 664 registered voters...
King has wide lead over Bibb in race for attorney general (ABC 7 El Paso)
ALBUQUERQUE A poll finds that Democrat Gary King is leading Republican Jim Bibb in the race for attorney general. The telephone survey of 664 registered voters...
Awatere Huata won't accept $60,000 from Pipi - lawyer (Stuff)
Donna Awatere Huata would never accept an offer of $60,000 from the foundation she was convicted of defrauding, her lawyer said.
Harrison lawyer disbarred for alleged role in bribing witness (WREG-TV Memphis)
HARRISON, Ark. A Harrison lawyer who allegedly helped his client bribe a witness in a murder case against her has been disbarred by the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Compensation for overpass orphan will be limited: lawyer (CBC)
A boy who was orphaned when a Laval overpass collapsed on his parents and uncle would be eligible for no more than $285,000 in compensation because of Quebec's no-fault insurance laws, a lawyer says.
California attorney general to seek charges in H-P case (Market Watch)
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- California Attorney General Bill Lockyer is reportedly set to turn his probe into Hewlett-Packard Co.'s pretexting scandal into a criminal investigation and seek charges against former Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and others involved in the company's efforts to ferret out boardroom leaks.
California attorney general to charge HP insiders in spy probe (Deseret Morning News)
California's attorney general will file criminal indictments Wednesday against former Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and four others involved in the corporate spying scandal, according to news reports.
California attorney general to charge HP insiders in spy probe (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SAN JOSE, Calif. California's attorney general will file criminal indictments today against former Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and four others involved in the corporate spying scandal, according to news reports. Citing people familiar with the case, The New York Times and BusinessWeek reported that Kevin Hunsaker, HP's ousted chief ethics officer, and Ronald DeLia, a Boston-area
Attorney: Long guilty of girl's assault, death (Dallas Morning News)
Minutes after Steven Long pleaded innocent Wednesday to a capital murder charge for the rape and strangulation of an 11-year-old, his attorney told jurors that his client is guilty of sexually assaulting the girl and causing her death.
Reports: California attorney general to charge HP insiders in spy probe (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - California's attorney general will seek criminal indictments Wednesday against former Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ) chairwoman Patricia Dunn and four others involved in a corporate spying scandal, according to news reports.
French lawyer to sue over Zidane red card (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A French lawyer is to contest Zinedine Zidane's World Cup final red card in the French civil courts, a court source said.
Lansing Community College Fires Lawyer Who Questioned Spending (22WSBT South Bend)
(AP) An in-house lawyer for Lansing Community College has been fired, days after reporting to the state that the school’s interim president misused thousands of dollars.
Lawyer contests Zizou red (FOXSPORTS.com.au)
A LAWYER is to contest Zinedine Zidane's World Cup final red card in France's civil court.
Michael Regan named New London state’s attorney (Norwich Bulletin)
NEW LONDON — The state Criminal Justice Commission announced today it appointed Michael Regan state’s attorney for the judicial district of New London.