Home > Legal News

Legal News 11/2006 (Page 2)



NYC Lawyer Admits Stealing Millions From Clients (1010 WINS New York)
A lawyer pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of stealing more than $1.6 million from clients whose estates and accounts he handled. Campbell Holder, 58, of Brooklyn, admitted he stole the money by raiding the seven clients' accounts that he controlled, said Barbara Thompson, a spokeswoman of the Manhattan district attorney's office.
Florida State Attorney to Probe Coulter's Alleged Voting Violation (Editor & Publisher)
NEW YORK An alleged voting violation by conservative Universal Press Syndicate columnist Ann Coulter will be investigated by Palm Beach County (Fla.) State Attorney Barry Krischer's office, according to a Wednesday story by Palm Beach Post writer Jose Lambiet.
Attorney disputes electronic transfer testimony (The York Dispatch)
A potential blow was delivered Wednesday to Mark David Frankel's defense when an attorney testified that he did not set up electronic fund transfers from an account reserved for clients, but simply installed software that enabled that process.
The Race for Attorney General (WBUR Boston)
We'll speak with both candidates in the race for Attorney-General: Larry Frisoli and Martha Coakley.
Attorney unapologetic for Internet tomfoolery in Illinois appellate court race (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - A self-described political junkie, attorney John Rekowski isn't a staffer in campaigns for either candidate locked in a contentious, pricey race for a seat on an Illinois state appellate court. But he makes no apologies for going high-tech to meddle a bit.
Lamoille County State's Attorney Probes Shooting (WCAX 3)
The Lamoille County State's Attorney is deciding whether to file charges against a teenager accused of shooting a hunter. 38-year-old Anthony Gates suffered several pellet wounds, including one in his head.
Panel told to redo attorney search (The MetroWest Daily News)
WESTBOROUGH -- The Town Counsel Search Committee violated the Open Meeting Law when it brought forth only one candidate from a field of 24 for the Board of Selectmen to choose a new town attorney, Worcester Superior Court Judge Jeffrey A. Locke ruled this week.
Kanawha Circuit Court judges name city lawyer administrator (The Charleston Gazette)
A Charleston lawyer has been hired as the new court administrator for Kanawha Circuit Court. Steven C. Hanley, a former assistant Kanawha County prosecutor and a partner at the firm Kay Casto & Chaney, will start on Nov. 16, said Chief Circuit Judge Duke Bloom.
China May Face More Anti-Dumping Probes From EU, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- China may face more anti-dumping inquiries started by the European Union this year as the 25- nation bloc tries to protect its markets from lower priced Chinese goods, a trade lawyer said.
Lamoille County State's Attorney Probes Shooting (WCAX 3)
The Lamoille County State's Attorney is deciding whether to file charges against a teenager accused of shooting a hunter. 38-year-old Anthony Gates suffered several pellet wounds, including one in his head.
Accused lawyer to plead guilty to stealing from clients (WCAX 3)
NASHUA, N.H. A Mont Vernon (New Hampshire) lawyer who already has agreed to give up his home to settle a lawsuit, now says he'll plead guilty to stealing more than one (M) million dollars from clients.
Prominent lawyer Stephen Kaye, husband of chief judge, dies at 75 (WCAX 3)
ALBANY, N.Y. The husband of New York state's chief judge has died. Lawyer Stephen Rackow Kaye died Monday at age 75.
Incumbents face challenges for board, attorney positions (Quad-City Times)
CLINTON, Iowa — A former assistant county attorney will try to unseat the incumbent Clinton County attorney next week, while a Democrat challenges the two tenured Republicans on the Clinton County Board of Supervisors.
Accused lawyer to plead guilty to stealing from clients (WCAX 3)
NASHUA, N.H. A Mont Vernon (New Hampshire) lawyer who already has agreed to give up his home to settle a lawsuit, now says he'll plead guilty to stealing more than one (M) million dollars from clients.
Prominent lawyer Stephen Kaye, husband of chief judge, dies at 75 (WCAX 3)
ALBANY, N.Y. The husband of New York state's chief judge has died. Lawyer Stephen Rackow Kaye died Monday at age 75.
Attorney wants DNA samples (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
BURLINGTON -- The attorney for Brian Rooney, the man accused of sexually assaulting and then killing a University of Vermont senior, wants extra samples of DNA evidence preserved for independent testing. ... - The Associated Press
Weber County attorney releases report on officer's suspension (Standard-Examiner)
Web only: Attorney Mark DeCaria's report on the investigation into the Weber County mayor's and chief of police's actions concerning the suspension of an officer after his wife was seen driving a van that displayed a message critical of the mayor.
Meet Your Neighbor - Jane Patterson: Attorney makes getting older easier for clients (The Oregonian)
Few words satisfy Jane Patterson more than when the Gresham attorney's elderly clients tell her, "Thank you. I feel so much better now." "To me, that's the highest compliment. It really means a lot to me," Patterson said. "I like feeling like I can be of some help to people."
Democrats maintain big leads in comptroller, attorney general races (Baltimore Sun)
Democratic nominees hold commanding double-digit leads in the races for attorney general and state comptroller less than a week before Election Day, a new poll for The Sun shows, indicating that Republican chances of upsets in the statewide contests are slim.
New poll shows DFLer increasing lead in race for attorney general (Pioneer Press)
Lori Swanson, the Democratic candidate for Minnesota attorney general, has widened her already significant lead over Republican Jeff Johnson, a new poll shows.
Attorney refutes charges (The Herald News)
CHICAGO -- A Cook County sheriff's police officer facing dismissal is being made a scapegoat for nothing more than some hot-tub romance with her boyfriend in her back yard, her attorney says.
China Faces More EU Anti-Dumping Probes, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- China may face more anti-dumping inquiries started by the European Union this year as the 25- nation bloc tries to protect its markets from lower priced Chinese goods, a trade lawyer said.
LAWYER A $1.6M LOOTER (New York Post)
A lawyer pleaded guilty in Manhattan yesterday to stealing more than $1.6 million from clients whose estates and accounts he handled. Campbell Holder, 58, of Brooklyn, admitted he stole the money by raiding the seven clients' accounts that he...
U.S. Attorney to charge track coach Graham (Contra Costa Times)
The track and field coach who ignited the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative drug scandal in 2003 is expected to be charged by the U.S. Attorney today in San Francisco with obstructing the investigation.
Missing Muslim rights' lawyer case is getting results, says DSI spokesman (MCOT)
BANGKOK, Nov 2 (TNA) - Thailand's Department of the Special Investigation (DSI) announced significant progress in the case of prominent Muslim human rights lawyer, disappeared and presumed dead, while a well-know forensic expert would collect more evidence at the site where it is believed the body was destroyed.
Income trust tax angers Alberta oil patch: Calgary lawyer (CBC)
Federal Conservatives in Alberta are ripping up their membership cards because they feel betrayed by the Harper government's decision to tax income trusts, says a Calgary tax lawyer.
Attorney General Race: Q&A (BizJournals)
In the race to be Florida's attorney general, Democrat Walter "Skip" Campbell is in a tight race with Republican Bill McCollum.
Lawyer for Maury Povich asks arbitrator for gag order in sexual-harassment case (Goshen News)
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for TV talk-show host Maury Povich has asked an arbitrator hearing a sexual-harassment complaint against him to issue a gag order, a request opposed by the lawyer for the female employee who made the charge.
Massillon attorney sues MWCD - Cites Ohio sunshine laws in callenge to assessment (The Times-Reporter)
William E. Walker, an attorney from Massillon, sued the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District and its Conservancy Court Wednesday, claiming the action the court has taken regarding the proposed 20-year, $270-million assessment plan should be thrown out.
Democrats maintain big leads in comptroller, attorney general races (Baltimore Sun)
Democratic nominees hold commanding double-digit leads in the races for attorney general and state comptroller less than a week before Election Day, a new poll for The Sun shows, indicating that Republican chances of upsets in the statewide contests are slim.
Police to check whether remains are lawyer's (The Nation)
A forensics team is investigating bones found in a waste dump in Ratchaburi where the body of Muslim lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit was believed to have been taken and incinerated.
Lawyer wants Team Quebec at the Worlds (TSN)
A well-known Quebec lawyer is urging Premier Jean Charest to get involved in helping to create a Team Quebec that would play in the 2008 world hockey championships. Guy Bertrand says it would be fitting to have such a team because part of the 2008 tournament will be played in Quebec City.
Well-known lawyer wants a Team Quebec at the 2008 world hockey tournament (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
QUEBEC (CP) - A well-known Quebec lawyer is urging Premier Jean Charest to get involved in helping to create a Team Quebec that would play in the 2008 world hockey championships.
Coroner: Princess Anne Lawyer Tony Bruce Died of Strychnine Intoxication (WBOC 16)
PRINCESS ANNE , Md.- The Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says Princess Anne lawyer and political candidate Tony Bruce died Aug. 5 of strychnine intoxication, a chemical commonly found in rat poison.
Possible lead in missing lawyer case (Bangkok Post)
Forensic investigators searching for the remains of missing human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit yesterday uncovered what they believe to be a human bone at a garbage dump in Ratchaburi province.
Former U.S. Attorney Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering, Conspiracy (WSOC-TV 9 Charlotte)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sam Currin, a former U.S. attorney, judge and state Republican Party chairman, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges related to a tax fraud conspiracy.
Ex-U.S. attorney pleads guilty in N.C. (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former U.S. attorney, judge and state Republican chairman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges related to a tax fraud conspiracy.
Lawyer: Child Was Emotionally Disturbed (KGO-TV Bay Area)
A lawyer defending a woman charged with torturing her 8-year-old son to death said that his client is a beautiful mother and that the boy was severely emotionally disturbed.
Armed Man Enters Attorney's Office (WCAX 3)
An Essex Junction man is behind bars, after he reportedly walked into an attorney's office armed with a weapon. Police say 53-year-old Ilya Novof showed up for an appointment Thursday morning at Erin Smith's office in South Burlingto.
Lamoille County State's Attorney Probes Shooting (WCAX 3)
The Lamoille County State's Attorney is deciding whether to file charges against a teenager accused of shooting a hunter. 38-year-old Anthony Gates suffered several pellet wounds, including one in his head.
Lawyer: Wayne County juries not black enough (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- A lawyer has challenged Wayne County's jury selection system, saying that it regularly has too few blacks to help decide criminal cases.
Richmond mom is 'not a murderer,' her attorney says (San Francisco Chronicle)
A Richmond woman who appeared in court this morning on charges that she tortured and abused her 8-year-old son before he died "is not a murderer," her attorney said. Teresa Marie Moses, 23, showed no visible emotion as she appeared briefly in Contra...
Lawyer for Maury Povich asks arbitrator for gag order in sexual-harassment case (ABC 7 Chicago)
A lawyer for TV talk-show host Maury Povich has asked an arbitrator hearing a sexual-harassment complaint against him to issue a gag order, a request opposed by the lawyer for the female employee who made the charge.
Quebec should have team at World Hockey Championship: lawyer (CBC)
Well-known Quebec lawyer Guy Bertrand urged Premier Jean Charest Thursday to help him create a Quebec team to play in the 2008 World Hockey Championship.
Poll shows Swanson leading attorney general race (Minnesota Public Radio)
A new Minnesota Public Radio/Pioneer Press poll shows DFLer Lori Swanson with an increasing lead in the race for attorney general.
County Attorney says officer justified in shooting suspect (Boston Globe)
A preliminary investigation by the Merrimack County Attorney's office has cleared the officer who shot and killed a Loudon man in September after the burglary suspect allegedly lunged at him with a knife.
City Attorney Announces Drug-Plagued Motel Cleanup (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
The owners of a Reseda motel where drug and prostitution activity was once rampant are now in compliance with a court order to clean up the property, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said Thursday.
Apparent Khadr admission of plot to kill Pakistani PM tainted, lawyer says (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO (CP) - A statement by Canadian Abdullah Khadr that he was part of an apparent al-Qaida plot to assassinate the prime minister of Pakistan was the product of torture and should be discounted, his lawyer said Thursday.
Fund honoring labor attorney to benefit National Civil Rights Museum (BizJournals)
Memphis labor and employment attorney Maurice Wexler has had a fund created in his honor to establish programs and lectures to focus on the Civil Rights movement.
Lawyer: alleged crack house torched out of 'fear' (CTV.ca)
A lawyer representing five men from Grand Manan Island, N.B. acknowledged his clients burned down an alleged crack house, but said they acted in self defence to protect their community.