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Attorney with Trolley Square office arrested for tax evasion (The News Journal)
A Wilmington attorney who was disbarred last month was arrested today on federal charges of tax evasion. William L. Garrett, 55, of Kennett Square, Pa., was indicted Nov. 16 on four counts each of tax evasion and failure to file tax returns between 2000 and 2003. He was released on his own recognizance after a bail hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Pat Thynge. U.S. Attorney Richard G.
Lawyer questions evidence in death of Nevada state controller (KESQ)
LAS VEGAS The lawyer for the man charged with killing state Controller Kathy Augustine is questioning evidence linking his client to a drug found in her system.
Las Vegas lawyer aims for recovery after appearing drunk in court (KVBC Las Vegas)
A Las Vegas lawyer who showed up intoxicated in court in August says he's on the road to recovery. Joseph Caramagno tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he's been sober for three months after entering rehab.
Attorney General-Elect Announces Transition Team (NY1 News)
Attorney General-elect Andrew Cuomo announced his transition committee Monday. Calling it a diverse, bi-partisan group, he chose former New York Attorney General Robert Abrams to head it up. Other pre-eminent leaders include: former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White and conservative Ed Cox.
Higgs' Attorney Says He Hasn't Seen Forensic Evidence in Augustine Death (News 4 Reno)
The attorney representing murder suspect Chaz Higgs says he hasn't been shown any forensic evidence that shows Higgs killed State Controller Kathy Augustine with a paralyzing drug.
State attorney general asks insurance company to reimburse Griswold (Norwich Bulletin)
HARTFORD — Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has written to The Hartford, the insurance company that insured the destroyed old Town Hall in Griswold, asking it to reimburse the town for incurred expenses.
Rhode Island attorney general ends investigation into WBUR, WRNI (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch has closed a two-year probe that began after Boston University announced plans to sell Rhode Island's public radio stations.
As trial opens, lawyer says Venus and Serena Williams lost promoters millions (CourtTV via Yahoo! News)
Venus and Serena Williams lost promoters tens of millions of dollars when they reneged on a contract for a modern-day "Battle of the Sexes" match, a lawyer said as a civil suit against the sisters was heard in court Friday.
Las Vegas lawyer aims for recovery after appearing drunk in court (KVBC Las Vegas)
A Las Vegas lawyer who showed up intoxicated in court in August says he's on the road to recovery. Joseph Caramagno tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he's been sober for three months after entering rehab.
Peter Hain faces inquiry by the Attorney-General (Times Online)
A judge has asked the Attorney-General to investigate Peter Hain, the Northern Ireland Secretary, over potential charges of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice....
License suspended for attorney who had worked for Beach firm (The Virginian-Pilot)
A panel of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended for six months the law license of an attorney who had worked for a Virginia Beach-based firm. The panel made the decision Friday to suspend . . .
Lawyer: 'No-Hearing' Process Traps Detainees (NPR)
A lawyer for two terrorism suspects held as enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay says that more than two years after the Supreme Court's decision in Hamdi vs. Rumsfeld, those being held have still had only one hearing. Robert Siegel talks with the attorney, Mark Denbeaux.
District attorney resigns, citing problems with judge (Corvallis Gazette Times)
After only six months of his third term of office, Benton County District Attorney Scott Heiser has resigned, giving ongoing problems with Circuit Court Judge Janet Holcomb as the reason.
Lawyer: 'No-Hearing' Process Traps Detainees (NPR)
All Things Considered , November 20, 2006 · A lawyer for two terrorism suspects held as enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay releases a study of the hearings that gave them that status.
Jackson Attorney Becomes Federal Judge (WLBT 3)
A Jackson attorney took the oath Monday to officially become a federal judge. 42 year old Daniel P. Jordan, III was sworn in as U.S. district judge of the Southern district of Mississippi.
Bradford County Lawyer, Wife Found Dead In Home (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
SAYRE, Pa. -- State police say a prominent Bradford County lawyer and his wife were found shot to death in their home. Autopsies conducted today showed that 56-year-old David Keeffe and his 60-year-old wife, Carol, were shot to death. The shootings are considered homicides.
U.S. judge extends supervision of ex-lawyer (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Maybe the third time will be the charm for David Moskal. The former power lawyer from Edina who stole more than $2 million from his firm's clients in the late '90s, then was snared for fraudulently racking up $85,000 in credit card charges while he was supposed to be paying restitution, was back in federal court Monday. This time a judge extended the terms of his supervised release because Moskal
Tiler's lawyer challenging deportation (TVNZ)
The lawyer for the Thai tiler at the centre of the Taito Philip Field inquiry says she is flying to Samoa to challenge his deportation, but she may be too late to stop it.
Lawyer: Crime Stoppers official attacked (AP via Yahoo! News)
The head of a crime tipsters group was attacked by a man with a baseball bat and told to drop a lawsuit against a philanthropist over an unpaid reward, the man's attorney said Monday.
Pataki gives attorney investigating Hevesi more power (News 10 Now Syracuse)
More developments in the investigation into embattled Comptroller Alan Hevesi. Governor Pataki has signed an executive order giving the attorney investigating Hevesi more power. Our Molly Kroon looks at the details surrounding the case.
Debnam resumes attack on Attorney-General (News Interactive)
OPPOSITION Leader Peter Debnam has used question time in the NSW Parliament to continue his attack on Attorney-General Bob Debus.
Local attorney resigns from bar association (Herald Standard)
Longtime Fayette County attorney Mark F. Morrison has resigned from the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Attorney Settles Malpractice Case, Admits No Wrongdoing (The New York Sun)
A prominent defense attorney, Barry Scheck, yesterday settled a malpractice suit with a former client who claimed the lawyer botched his wrongful-imprisonment case. Mr. Scheck had represented Lee Long, who was wrongfully imprisoned for a rape he did not commit, in a private lawsuit against the city. But Mr. Long's suit was tossed out after Mr. Scheck missed a filing deadline. Mr. Long then sued
Gary attorney postpones sentencing again (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
HAMMOND | Gary lawyer Jerry Jarrett has come one step closer to a federal jail cell, although the defense attorney says he still has high hopes of convincing a judge to toss his conviction for laundering clients' drug money.
Frank Durkan, 76; lawyer for figures involved in Northern Ireland politics (Los Angeles Times)
Frank Durkan, 76, a lawyer and activist who defended Irish Americans entangled with the law because of their involvement in the politics of Northern Ireland, died Thursday at a hospital in Greenwich, Conn., after suffering from lung failure, his daughter Mary Louise Martin said.
Lawyer to be extradited (winnipegsun.com)
A former lawyer who fled to Winnipeg after bilking one of his clients of $60,000 has been ordered extradited to Alaska. Winnipeg-born John Francis McGee, 48, was ordered to be extradited following a court appearance before Justice John Menzies yesterday morning.
U.S. attorney general defends new steps taken at Supermax (Rocky Mountain News)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales acknowledged Monday that there have been mistakes at Supermax prison in Florence - including an "intolerable" problem with phone calls and mail not being monitored - but said steps have been taken to improve security.
Attorney General to set up inquiry as Hain denies misleading probe (Belfast Telegraph)
The Attorney General agreed last night to set up a cover-up inquiry to look into Peter Hain's handling of a High Court case. Lord Goldsmith said he will announce the leader of the inquiry at a later date.
Building named for lawyer in famous case (Asbury Park Press)
New Jersey, which is under court order to end a wide disparity between urban and suburban public schools, on Monday dedicated its state Department of Education headquarters for a civil-rights lawyer who contributed to a landmark anti-segregation victory.
Mayor suspends city attorney, his deputy (Tulsa World)
City Attorney Alan Jackere and Deputy Attorney Larry Simmons were placed on administrative leave with pay Sunday, mayoral spokeswoman Sheryl Lovelady confirmed Monday.
Greenville attorney suspended, accused of faking bills (The Greenville News)
A Greenville attorney who was indicted on federal charges was suspended Monday by the state Supreme Court.
Arkansas Attorney General's Office Sues Companies Selling Resort Time-Shares (KATV Little Rock)
Little Rock (AP) - The Arkansas attorney general's office says two companies operated by a Massachusetts man telephoned thousands of Arkansans with offers to sell resort time-shares even though hundreds of those receiving the calls had enrolled in the national do-not-call registry.
Pataki gives attorney investigating Hevesi more power (Capital News 9)
There are more developments in the investigation into embattled Comptroller Alan Hevesi. Governor Pataki has signed an executive order giving the attorney investigating Hevesi more power. Our Molly Kroon looks at the details surrounding the case.
McClish's attorney challenges charges (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
A Ben Lomond man accused of multiple sex crimes returned to court Monday to set a jury trial date, but his attorney filed a motion challenging several of the charges prosecutors have filed against Michael Patrick McClish.
District Attorney To Decide Charges In Case Of Found Fetuses (NBC 26 News Augusta)
The district attorney's office must now decide whether to prosecute the widow of a Berry College coach who is accused of self-aborting two fetuses and keeping them in a storage shed.
Rodriguez's attorney seeks new trial (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
AP-NDSlain Student Motion,0140 Rodriguez's attorney seeks new trial FARGO, N.D. (AP) An attorney for Alfonso Rodriguez Junior has filed a motion for a new trial,claiming misconduct by prosecutors, racial bias and judicial error. T
Lawyer In Subway Gap Death Calls Report Findings A "Cover-Up" (NY1 News)
The lawyer for the family of a Minnesota teen killed after falling through a platform gap at a Long Island Rail Road station is calling a report that blames her for her own death a "cover-up.”
Panama City lawyer jailed in child-porn sting (Miami Herald)
A personal injury lawyer from Bay County who, investigators say, enticed young boys to perform sexual acts over the Internet and distributed the videos, has been arrested, Attorney General Charlie Crist announced today.
Attorney for Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. seeks new trial (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
FARGO, N.D. Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., facing a death sentence for the kidnapping and death of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin, should get a new trial because of misconduct by prosecutors, racial bias and judicial error, his attorney claims. Richard Ney, a Wichita, Kan., lawyer experienced in death penalty cases, filed a 60-page document in federal court Monday seeking to overturn
Briton tortured into confessing bomb plot: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A British Muslim falsely confessed to planning to bomb several high-profile English landmarks after being tortured and subjected to degrading conditions in Pakistan, his defense lawyer said on Tuesday.
Briton tortured into confessing bomb plot -lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A British Muslim falsely confessed to planning to bomb several high-profile English landmarks after being tortured and subjected to degrading conditions in Pakistan, his defence lawyer said on Tuesday.
Attorney General targets Grand Rapids business for lottery pool (WZZM 13 Grand Rapids)
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox announced a two-count complaint against a Grand Rapids-based company for allegedly promoting and running an illegal lottery.
O.J. Book and TV Special Canceled, Simpson’s Lawyer “Pissed” With O.J. (Vibe Magazine)
O.J. Book and TV Special Canceled, Simpson’s Lawyer “Pissed” With O.J. After a firestorm of criticism, News. Corp. said today (Nov. 20) that it has canceled the O.J. Simpson book and TV special If I Did It.
George S. Cardona Named Acting United States Attorney (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney George S. Cardona was named yesterday by the Justice Department as acting U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California pending the appointment of Debra Wong Yang’s successor.
Elk Grove City Manager, Attorney Drop Benefits Push (KCRA.com)
Public outrage has prompted Elk Grove's city manager and city attorney to drop their request for a hefty retirement benefits package.
Mathison's attorney seeks acquittal (Sioux City Journal)
The attorney for Ryan Mathison has asked a judge to acquit his client or grant him a new trial. Chad Primmer said in his motion that evidence presented during Mathison's six-day trial did not support the jury's guilty verdict.
Falk concedes defeat in attorney general race (WBAY Green Bay)
MADISON, Wis. Attorney general hopeful Kathleen Falk finally concedes she lost the race, two weeks after the election was held. Unofficial returns on election night...
Attorney says judge’s ruling favors district (Columbia Daily Tribune)
Ex-school aide alleged her race was basis for being denied post. A federal judge is granting Columbia Public Schools’ request to throw out Mary King’s discrimination lawsuit, the school district’s attorney said yesterday.
Federline lawyer: No sex tape (AP via Yahoo! News)
There is no Kevin Federline-Britney Spears sex tape, Federline's lawyer said Tuesday.
'No Britney sex tape' claims lawyer (PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
There is no Kevin Federline-Britney Spears sex tape, Federline's lawyer has said.