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Judge removes attorney (The Frisco Enterprise)
Judge Charles Sandoval, of the 380th District Court, removed 25-year-old Kosoul Chanthakoummane's court-appointed attorney because of lack of qualification guidelines on capital murder cases, court officials said.
There’s a hotly contested race for district attorney (Waldo Independent)
By Toni Mailloux Once he started law school in 1976, Geoff Rushlau knew he wanted to be a prosecutor. “It was the only part of law school that interested me,†he says today. And indeed, Rushlau served as an assistant district attorney for 13 years and has been the district attorney for the four-county area of Waldo, Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties for the last 13 years.
Attorney, rancher seek farming post (Independent Florida Alligator)
Eric Copeland, a Miami tax attorney, is running against incumbent Charles Bronson, a former police officer and cattle rancher, for commissioner of agriculture and consumer services.
Attorney general files complaint over hog waste (Quad-City Times)
NEW WINDSOR, Ill. — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a complaint against a Mercer County hog producer regarding livestock waste overflowing manure pits.
Trump's attorney offers tips (Deseret Morning News)
Advising Donald Trump on which promising hopeful to fire each week on "The Apprentice" has earned George Ross a celebrity status he never found as an attorney.
Bar Suspends Attorney Tied to Real Estate Fraud Probe (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Attorney Gabriel Martin, who ran unsuccessfully for Miami-Dade public defender promising to clean up the office, has been suspended from practicing law after his firm was caught up in a federal real estate fraud investigation.
New DSI chief seeks progress in missing Muslim rights lawyer case (MCOT)
BANGKOK, Nov 6 (TNA) - Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) will push harder for progress in unresolved major cases, particularly the case of Muslim human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit, acting DSI director general Kraisorn Barameeuaychai said Monday.
Shawano/Menominee County District Attorney Q&A (The Shawano Leader)
The following is a Q&A the Shawano Leader did with Shawano/Menominee County District Attorney candidates Greg Parker and Mary Harper in August. The text originally ran in the Aug. 29 edition.
Fatal stabbing in Des Moines was self-defense, lawyer says (The Des Moines Register)
Ryan Mulcahy fatally stabbed his girlfriend’s brother in a knife fight last month, but he did it in self-defense, says his lawyer.
Attorney appealing to Alabama Supreme Court (WSFA Montgomery)
PRATTVILLE, Ala. - An attorney trying to unseat four powerful Democratic state senators plans to appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court for permission to pursue his suit in Republican-leaning Autauga County.
Lawyer: Enough evidence to Oust Hevesi (FOX 23 News Albany)
Albany, N.Y. (AP) -- A lawyer appointed by Governor George Pataki has determined there is enough evidence to remove Comptroller Alan Hevesi from office for using a state employee to chauffeur his wife. But he added the likely violations of state law were civil, not criminal
Lawyer: Enough evidence to Oust Hevesi (13WHAM Rochester)
Albany, N.Y. (AP) -- A lawyer appointed by Governor George Pataki has determined there is enough evidence to remove Comptroller Alan Hevesi from office for using a state employee to ...
Lawyer: Evidence supports Hevesi's removal (Capital News 9)
ALBANY A lawyer appointed by Governor Pataki says there is enough evidence to remove Comptroller Alan Hevesi from office for using a state worker to chauffeur his wife.
Former Kaufman Co. District Attorney kills self as police try to serve warrant (ABC 13 Texas)
Former Kaufman County District Attorney Louis "Bill" Conradt Jr. killed himself Sunday as police tried to serve an arrest warrant for soliciting sex with a minor, authorities said.
Media attorney to fill C.U. board vacancy (The Daily Times)
By ALEX ROSE [email protected] CHESTER -- After 11 months of inaction, Delaware County President Judge Ken Clouse Wednesday appointed Media civil rights attorney Jon J. Auritt to fill the vacant third seat of the Chester Upland School District Special Board of Control.
Rooting out scandal key to attorney general race (Southern Illinoisan)
SPRINGFIELD - Rooting out public corruption has become the central issue in the upcoming Illinois attorney general's race. As allegations of corruption have become a major issue in this year's gubernatorial race, how to handle it is bleeding into the attorney general contest.
Lawyer says deport Anna Nicole Smith (The Nassau Guardian)
Anna Nicole Smith should be stripped of her permanent residency status and asked to leave The Bahamas, a local lawyer suggested yesterday.
Poll: Democrat King has slight lead in attorney general race (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
THE RACE: Attorney general, New Mexico. THE NUMBERS: Gary King (D) 49% Jim Bibb (R) 40% Research and Polling Inc.
Lawyer: Judge Kitchens is ‘blatantly unfair’ (djournal.com)
By JIMMIE E. GATES The Associated Press JACKSON – A well-known North Mississippi lawyer has spent more than $5,000 of his own money on ads criticizing a circuit judge seeking re-election.
Drugs: Attorney, Daughter Sentencing (14 WFIE Evansville)
A Madisonville attorney and his daughter are expected to be sentenced Monday, on several drug-related charges.
County attorney to draft ambulance ordinance (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Adams County may soon have an ordinance to regulate ambulance services. County Attorney Bob Latham said he was planning to have an ordinance that would regulate ambulance services to the board of supervisors this week.
Flowery Branch lawyer faces up to 22 years for fraud, ID theft (BizJournals)
A former metro lawyer who specialized in construction litigation pleaded guilty Monday in federal district court to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
Influential Attorney Inspired Political Party (Hartford Courant)
John Labelle Dies At 91; Helped Prosecute `Mad Dog' Execution Case As chief state's attorney for Hartford County, he helped prosecute a notorious killer. As a politician, he helped forge what has become a Democratic dynasty in town.
Jury selection Monday in trial of man in lawyer's abduction, rape (Pine Bluff Commercial)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A federal judge imposed a gag order as attorneys prepared to seat a jury Monday for a man charged with carjacking and gun possession in the abduction and rape of a Birmingham lawyer.
Lawyer honored for detainee work (Navy Times)
SEATTLE — The Navy lawyer who led a successful U.S. Supreme Court challenge of the Bush administration’s military tribunals for Guantanamo detainees has received a Distinguished Alumnus award from Seattle University Law School.
Attorney General’s Race Ending Where it Began (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
The race for state attorney general is ending much like it began, with Democrat Jerry Brown maintaining his double digit lead over Republican Chuck Poochigian, and each candidate trying to paint the other as an extremist.
Attorney: Man Tried To Halt Wife's Hired Hitman (CBS 2 New York)
The attorney for a man accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife said Monday the husband tried to back out of the plot after he realized what he was doing. Gary Katz, 51, of Sound Beach, was arraigned before state Supreme Court Justice Robert Doyle on an indictment charging him with second-degree conspiracy and second-degree criminal solicitation.
U.S. attorney to watch votes (Grayson County News-Gazette)
United States Attorney David L. Huber announced today that Thomas W. Dyke, an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Kentucky, will lead the efforts of his Office in the connection with the Justice Department's nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 7, 2006 general elections.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing $800,000 from clients (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A North Georgia lawyer on Monday pleaded guilty to federal charges that he stole $800,000 from clients to pay his bills, make home repairs and cover his girlfriend's rent and utilities. According to the U.S. Attorney's Northern District Office, Charles Femery Peebles of Flowery Branch specialized in construction litigation and represented clients who suffered physical injury and property damage
Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Stealing More than $800,000 from Clients (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
ATLANTA (AP) -- A North Georgia lawyer on Monday pleaded guilty to federal charges that he stole $800,000 from clients to pay his bills, make home repairs and cover his girlfriend's rent and utilities.
Attorney Boose turns self in on charges in Masilotti fraud case (Sun-Sentinel)
FORT PIERCE -- Attorney William Boose, who represented disgraced former County Commission Tony Masilotti in land deals, surrendered to federal authorities on Monday at the U.S. District Court in Fort Pierce and posted $200,000 bond, news partner NewsChannel 5 reported..
Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than $800,000 From Clients (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
ATLANTA -- A north Georgia lawyer pleaded guilty today to federal charges that he stole $800,000 from clients to pay his bills, make home repairs and cover his girlfriend's rent and utilities.
County attorney candidates tout resumes (The Sentinel-News)
Nathan Riggs wants Hart Megibben's job as Shelby County attorney.
Fake power of attorney racket uncovered (Gulf News)
Ras Al Khaimah: The Criminal Court here yesterday questioned three people in connection with circulating fake power of attorney certificates. A court official said the copies had been used in forgery cases. Police traced the copies and detained the gang members.
N.S. attorney general asks for conflict investigation in youth justice case (Canada.com)
HALIFAX (CP) - Nova Scotia's attorney general wants the province's conflict-of-interest commissioner to investigate whether he breached the government's ministerial code of conduct.
Young's Attorney Wants Time To Review Records (KMBC TheKansasCityChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for Toby Young is requesting time to examine medical records before Young faces a federal weapons charge, KMBC's Bev Chapman reported Monday.
Young's Attorney Wants Time To Review Records (The Kansas City Channel)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- An attorney for Toby Young is requesting time to examine medical records before Young faces a federal weapons charge, KMBC's Bev Chapman reported Monday.
Clarksvillle attorney temporarily suspended (The Leaf Chronicle)
A Clarksville attorney who was reported missing Oct. 14 has been temporarily suspended by the state's Supreme Court.
Voters Split In Del. Attorney General's Race (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
The hottest race in Delaware is not for the house or the senate, it is the showdown for attorney general. The race is drawing national attention and has been bringing in big money in the final moments of the campaign.
Nation Watches Durham County District Attorney Nifong's Race (Fox News)
District Attorney Mike Nifong's race has captured national attention after he launched an investigation into allegations that three Duke University men's lacrosse players raped a woman hired for a team party.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing $800K (AP via Yahoo! News)
A North Georgia lawyer on Monday pleaded guilty to federal charges that he stole $800,000 from clients to pay his bills, make home repairs and cover his girlfriend's rent and utilities.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox Announces 110th Arrest of Internet Predator by Child & Public Protection Unit in (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Mike Cox today announced the arrest of Ryan Thomas Fawkes, 31, of Livonia, on charges related to soliciting a minor over the Internet and disseminating lewd materials to a minor. Fawkes, a 7th grade science teacher at the Columbus Middle School located on the east side of Detroit and head coach of the Plymouth-Canton Hockey Association's Midget-level travel team, was arrested
Attorney general supports Christ Hospital withdrawal (BizJournals)
The Ohio attorney general has filed a motion supportive of Christ Hospital's effort to leave the Health Alliance.
Attorney General and Governor Democratic Candidates Are in Lead, According to Latest Poll (KSNT Topeka)
Just one day away from election day and it looks like the Democratic candidates for governor and attorney general are in the lead, according to a final independent poll.
Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Stealing $800K (RedNova)
ATLANTA - A North Georgia lawyer on Monday pleaded guilty to federal charges that he stole $800,000 from clients to pay his bills, make home repairs and cover his girlfriend's rent and utilities. According to the U.S.
OST tribal attorney dies at 53 (Rapid City Journal)
Robert Grey Eagle, a longtime tribal attorney, judge and advocate for tribal sovereignty, has died. Grey Eagle, 53, died Saturday at Gordon Memorial Hospital, in Gordon, Neb., after suffering a heart attack, according to his wife, Janeen Lone Hill-Grey Eagle.
Attorney for former Norman man dies (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. An attorney for former Norman, Oklahoma, resident Zacarias Moussaoui and for defendants in post-September 11th, 2001, terrorism cases has...
Only on 12: Attorney General Says School Board Must Release Purcell Evaluation (WSFA Montgomery)
The Alabama Attorney General has issued an opinion on controversial former Montgomery School Superintendent Carlinda Purcell's job evaluation. It came down shortly before 5 p.m. Monday afternoon, and WSFA 12 news obtained one of the few copies now in public.
Jackson awaits attorney appointment (Winona Daily News)
The man accused of directing convicted killer Paul Gordon’s activities in 2004 in Winona is awaiting a decision on his application for a court-appointed attorney.
Attorney general race: Johnson sticks to his message (Crookston Daily Times)
Jeff Johnson doesn't hide from the fact that most polls show him trailing Democrat Lori Swanson in the race to succeed DFLer Mike Hatch as Minnesota's attorney general.