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District attorney to investigated reported theft from Utica agency (Observer-Dispatch)
The Oneida County District Attorney's Office will investigate the alleged theft of money from the Family Nurturing Center of Central New York, First Assistant District Attorney Michael Coluzza said this afternoon.
BAudio:/b Attorney explains beef about Gard campaign ad (Appleton Post-Crescent)
Thomas Zoesch, an attorney from Appleton, is upset that Republican Party campaign literature promoting John Gard for Congress misrepresents his professional relationship with Gards opponent.
Leverett attorney seeks to suppress statements, search (Harrisburg Daily Register)
HARISBURG - The attorney for Garet Braxtyn Leverett is asking the court to throw out his arrest and statements he made to police after he was arrested in connection with the July 30 car crash that resulted in the deaths of Steve and Tammy L. Johnson, both of Harrisburg.
Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against 2 Home Sellers (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
Iowa's attorney general says nine Des Moines homebuyers have been cheated out of their houses.
Porco attorney asks for sentencing delay (WNYT Albany)
Christopher Porco might be spending more time in the Albany County Jail than expected. NewsChannel 13 has learned that his defense attorney, Terry Kindlon, requested an adjournment for the sentencing scheduled for later this month.
PA Attorney General Corbett Announces Arrest of Corrections Officer in Internet 'Child Sex Sting;' 60th Arrest by the (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced that agents from the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit have arrested a state corrections officer accused of using the Internet to send sexually graphic nude videos to what he believed was a 13-year-old girl.
Lawyer: DNA linking Neil Entwistle to murder of his wife, baby is 'unreliable' (CourtTV via Yahoo! News)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Court TV) - A lawyer for Neil Entwistle, the British man accused of killing his American wife and baby daughter last winter, asked a judge to dismiss charges against him Thursday, saying prosecutors misrepresented the quality of their DNA evidence.
Former U.S. attorney general: Hanging Saddam would cause bloodbath in Iraq (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark, a member of Saddam Hussein's defence team, predicted on Thursday that a bloodbath would follow should an Iraqi court trying the former president have him executed.
Pittman to be moved, lawyer asks for new trial (WIS News 10 Columbia)
(Columbia) October 5, 2006 - A deadline is looming for a teen convicted of killing his grandparents. Seventeen-year-old Christopher Pittman will soon be transferred to an adult prison. Today, his lawyer asked the state Supreme Court for a new trial.
French lawyer to sue over Zizou red card (The Star Online)
PARIS: A French lawyer is to contest Zinedine Zidane's World Cup final red card in the French civil courts, a court source said on Wednesday.
Former U.S. Attorney to Plead Guilty in Tax Fraud Scheme (Law.com)
A former U.S. Attorney, state judge and state Republican chairman has agreed to plead guilty to charges related to a tax fraud conspiracy, federal prosecutors in Raleigh, N.C., said Wednesday.
Change in process approved in attorney search (The Warren Reporter)
The Phillipsburg Board of Education decided to break with tradition and interview candidates for board attorney as a whole, rather than in committee -- a move some board members consider a stall tactic to avoid changing attorneys. The decision was made at the Sept. 25 meeting.
U.S. attorney prepares to seek legislative records on Bryant (The Star-Ledger)
The U.S. Attorney's Office, which is investigating possible connections between state spending directed by Sen. Wayne Bryant (D-Camden) and his private jobs as an attorney and professor, has discussed subpoenaing Statehouse records with the Legislature's top lawyers.
Pomeroy challenges incumbent Lambert for Gallatin County attorney (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
The race for Gallatin County attorney pits an incumbent who has had the job for 10 years against a man who claims he can do better. Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert, 51, a Republican, is being challenged by attorney Derik Pomeroy, 45, a Democrat.
Anti-Doyle ad to reappear over attorney's objections (La Crosse Tribune)
MADISON — An attack ad that an attorney supporting Gov. Jim Doyle said contains ``blatant lies'' and tried to remove from the air will be back on at least one television station Friday, the spokesman for the group paying for the spot said.
E. coli attorney hired (Deseret Morning News)
A Seattle attorney who has gained national notoriety for filing suits in the Jack in the Box outbreak of E. coli, and now the recent spinach outbreak, says he has taken the case of a Utah County father who says an E. coli infection brought on by spinach has put his son in intensive care.
Horton's lawyer questions charge (Star-Gazette)
The lawyer for Anthony Horton, the convicted killer of New York State Trooper Andrew J. Sperr, is questioning whether the most serious charge against Horton is constitutional.
Accusations fly at county state's attorney debate (Baltimore Sun)
The Anne Arundel County state's attorney and his challenger sharply criticized each other at their first debate, with Frank R. Weathersbee saying David W. Fischer is pursuing the job only as a steppingstone to higher office and Fischer contending that Weathersbee's leadership is failing the public.
On 2nd try, lawmaker a lawyer (Rocky Mountain News)
All the studying Rep. Joe Stengel did the past couple of years to become a lawyer has paid off.
Hicks' mental condition slipping: lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
The mental health of Australian terror suspect David Hicks has deteriorated further, and the Adelaide man is now unwilling to speak with consular officials, his lawyer says.
Lawyer for Entwistle contests DNA sample (Boston Globe)
The lawyer for a Hopkinton man accused of fatally shooting his wife and infant daughter asked a Middlesex Superior Court judge yesterday to dismiss the murder charges against his client, arguing that the DNA match prosecutors used to obtain an arrest warrant for Neil Entwistle is indirect and faulty.
Attorney: Garlic Queen Murder Suspect Won't Be Executed (Hollister Free Lance)
Gilroy - David Vincent Reyes could face a lengthy prison sentence, but he won't be executed, said assistant district attorney David Tomkins. Under California state law, a crime must meet at least one of 22 specific requirements to merit a death sentence.
Ex-lawyer found dead (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A 58-year-old ex-lawyer was found dead in a puddle early Thursday, apparently struck by a vehicle as he was on an errand.
Lawyer urges Hicks release under control order (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The Australian lawyer for Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks says the Federal Government should arrange for his client to be brought home and monitored under a control order.
Lawyer: Where did investors' money go? (Orlando Sentinel)
A bankruptcy judge considers hiring a forensic accountant to look into a condo converter's finances. The lawyer for a bankrupt Kissimmee company wants a forensic-accounting specialist to trace millions of dollars invested in the company, which was in the midst of a condominium conversion in southwest Orlando when it sought protection from creditors.
CAMPAIGN 2006: Attorney General / Bullet and photos of slain boys used as props in feisty debate / Words also abound as (San Francisco Chronicle)
In a lively debate Thursday, one candidate for attorney general pulled out a bullet and placed it on the conference table while his rival displayed the photos of numerous teenage boys raped and killed by a serial killer in 1979-80. The debate between...
Attorney: Parents of Bride Puzzled By Kidnapping Charges (The Denver Channel)
SALT LAKE CITY, Colo. -- The Utah parents accused of kidnapping their 21-year-old daughter to prevent her from getting married are "puzzled and scared" by the case, an attorney said Thursday.
Pittman to be moved, lawyer asks for new trial (WIS News 10 Columbia)
(Columbia) October 5, 2006 - A deadline is looming for a teen convicted of killing his grandparents. Seventeen-year-old Christopher Pittman will soon be transferred to an adult prison. Today, his lawyer asked the state Supreme Court for a new trial.
Gov’t lawyer in Subic rape blasts colleagues (INQ7.net)
A GOVERNMENT lawyer on Friday accused her fellow prosecutors of hushing up their decision to forego the panel’s rebuttal of evidence as hearings of the Subic rape case ended.
State's Attorney's Office wants your input on area's gangs (The Frederick News-Post)
By Kate Leckie News-Post Staff FREDERICK -- The Frederick County State's Attorney's Office is seeking public input on the scope of gang-related issues in the county.
Lawyer: Where did investors' money go? (Sun-Sentinel)
A bankruptcy judge considers hiring a forensic accountant to look into a condo converter's finances. The lawyer for a bankrupt Kissimmee company wants a forensic-accounting specialist to trace millions of dollars invested in the company, which was in the midst of a condominium conversion in southwest Orlando when it sought protection from creditors.
Govt lawyer, two others join NMI Bar (Saipan Tribune)
A government lawyer and two other successful CNMI Bar applicants were sworn in yesterday in the Commonwealth Supreme Court.
Troopers Probe Ex-Attorney's Death (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a former attorney found under Interstate 71 on Thursday morning.
Sparks Residents Demand City Attorney be Recalled in Wake of Lazy Eight (News 4 Reno)
The debate over the controversial Lazy Eight casino continued Wednesday, after three Sparks residents filed a notice of intent to petition City Attorney Chet Adams be recalled.
Nevada Attorney General's Lawsuit Tossed Out (News 4 Reno)
A Nevada attorney general's lawsuit against the state Tax Commission for a closed door vote giving Southern California Edison a $40 million tax refund, has been tossed out by a district judge.
Attorney defends insanity defense, protests mental illness stigma (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. An attorney who helped defend a Houston woman who drowned her five children spoke at a mental health conference in Oklahoma.
Judge says lawyers can depose BP's Browne: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A U.S. District Court judge in Galveston ruled on Friday that plaintiffs' lawyers can depose BP Plc. Chief Executive John Browne as part of their case against the company for the explosion at its Texas City refinery in 2005, a plaintiffs lawyer said.
Judge says lawyers can depose BP's Browne -lawyer (Reuters.co.uk)
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge in Galveston ruled on Friday that plaintiffs' lawyers can depose BP Plc. BP.L Chief Executive John Browne as part of their case against the company for the explosion at its Texas City refinery in 2005, a plaintiffs lawyer said.
Prominent Attorney, Willie Gary, Fights Against Motorola on Behalf of Small Family Business (SYS-CON Media)
Prominent attorney Willie Gary, senior partner in the Florida-based law firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Finney, Lewis, McManus, Watson and Sperando, P.L., along with partners Robert Parenti, Maria Sperando, C.K. Hoffler, Manuel Socias and associate attorneys Jean Laws-Scott and Marka Fleming are prepared to begin a two-month trial on behalf of their client SPS (Satellite Positioning Systems)
Attorney for murder suspect says she will fight charge (KTVA Anchorage)
The attorney for a suspect in a 10-year-old Anchorage murder says she will vigorously fight the charge. Thirty-three-year-old Michele Linehan, also known as Mechele Hughes, is charged along with an ex-fiance, 49-year-old John Carlin the Third, with killing another of her fiancés, Kent Leppink.
Attorney's license suspended (Pulse-Journal)
A West Chester Twp. attorney convicted of a felony in June has been suspended from practicing law in a case stemming from online sex charges. The Ohio Supreme Court suspended attorney John Robert Andrews, 8310 Princeton-Glendale Road, Aug. 3 for an indefinite period.
County attorney defends his record, criticizes opponent's (Winchester Sun)
I had hoped that my opponent's campaign for Clark County Attorney would be about issues and the future of Clark County, not mudslinging. But after Tuesday night's political forum - and Wednesday's letter to the editor from his highly paid, out-of-town political consultant - I was proven wrong.
Defense attorney admits client's guilt in murder case, but not for all charges (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
The defense attorney for a man accused of killing another man in a popular entertainment area of downtown Minneapolis said his client is guilty, but not guilty of the most serious charges he's facing. Derick D. Holliday, 21, shouldn't be convicted of first- and second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Alan Reitter on March 31 outside Block E, attorney Barry Voss said Friday. Rather, Derick
Kentucky soldier who fled to Canada released from Fort Knox, lawyer says (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky soldier who fled to Canada rather than redeploy to Iraq and then surrendered to U.S. military officials earlier this week has been released, his lawyer told a newspaper.
County attorney stands by ballot question warning (Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal)
The author of a proposed Santa Clara County land-use measure wants the county attorney to disavow a legal analysis that says the measure could have unintended and significant fiscal impacts on the county.
Attorney for murder suspect says she will fight charge (KTVF Fairbanks)
The attorney for a suspect in a 10-year-old Anchorage murder says she will vigorously fight the charge.
Hicks lawyer predicts another military commission challenge (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
ELIZABETH JACKSON: The lawyer for David Hicks has requested he be brought home from Guantanamo Bay and placed under a control order by Christmas. The Federal Government has put its faith in a new military commission, which it hopes will be in place by February next year.
Attorney: Client Innocent Of Charges In Shooting (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
The man accused of killing an innocent bystander in a popular entertainment area of downtown Minneapolis should not be convicted of the most serious charges against him, a defense attorney argued Friday. More Crime News
Sharon Potter Sworn In as Local U.S. Attorney (The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register)
WHEELING — Sharon Potter was sworn in Friday as the new U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, but a formal ceremony will be held at a later date, according to information provided by Potter’s office.
Shortt’s attorney criticizes prosecutors (The State)
CHARLOTTE — Prosecutors let Carolina Panthers players “off the hook” by not charging them, Dr. James Shortt’s attorney wrote in a court brief appealing the physician’s sentence for prescribing steroids and human growth hormone.