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Lawyer Indicted On Fraud Counts (Hartford Courant)
Hartford immigration lawyer Jose del Castillo, former chairman of the Hartford Redevelopment Agency, was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday on 14 counts of document fraud and an additional count of lying to federal agents during the course of their investigation.
Attorney decided not to avoid child murder case (St. Petersburg Times)
Criminal defense attorney Brian Gonzalez had been looking for a colleague to help represent Eric James Tate, accused of sexually battering and killing a child, ever since prosecutors announced in early October that they would seek the death penalty in his case.
Attorney wants Jackson minister's case moved to another court (The Clarion-Ledger)
The attorney for a Jackson minister involved in a Pearl Youth Court case is trying to get a charge against her client handled in another court.
HP to cut ties with lawyer after lengthy relationship (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
SAN FRANCISCO - Hewlett-Packard Co.'s board will drop prominent Silicon Valley lawyer Larry Sonsini as its outside counsel, according to a report published Thursday, marking the latest fallout from a spying scandal that humiliated the computer and printer maker.
Billing agent settles with Attorney General (The Burlington Free Press)
Published: Friday, December 15, 2006 Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that his office has settled charges that The Billing Resource, formerly known as Integretel, Inc., violated the State’s Consumer Fraud Act by failing to ensure that consumers had adequate notice that they would be charged on their local telephone bills for Internet-based services provided by a third ...
Sanctions asked against lawyer (The Reporter)
The Solano County District Attorney's Office has requested legal sanctions against a Vallejo attorney, claiming the lawyer failed to provide discovery evidence in connection with a 2005 Vacaville traffic collision that left two children dead and 10 other people injured. Deputy District Attorney John Kealy leveled the charge against attorney Daniel Russo in the Fairfield courtroom of Judge Ramona
Mo. Attorney General Sues Group Home (ABC News)
Mo. Attorney General Sues Operator of Group Home Where Fire Killed 10 People Last Month
Ex-Lawmaker Gets Attorney For Fake Anthrax Trial (Action News 4 Pittsburgh)
Former state Rep. Jeff Habay, who is accused of mailing white powder to himself and then blaming a political enemy as part of a fake anthrax attack, has hired an attorney.
Thaksin lawyer wants two investigators taken off case (The Nation)
A tax lawyer representing the family of Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday petitioned for the removal of two graft investigators who he said harboured prejudice against the deposed leader and his family.
Chamber honors district attorney (The Daily Iberian)
The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce uses its Outstanding Civic Service Award to give something to someone who it feels gives everything. The chamber announced Wednesday 16th Judicial District Attorney Phil Haney will receive the award during a meeting at the Chamber of Commerce.
Lawyer: No DNA linking accused arsonist to deadly SoCal fire (KESQ)
RIVERSIDE, Calif. A lawyer for the man accused of starting an arson wildfire that killed five firefighters in October says there's no D-N-A linking his client to the blaze.
Lawyer: Oyler's DNA Not Linked To Esperanza Fire (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A lawyer for the man accused of starting an arson wildfire that killed five firefighters in October, says there's no DNA linking his client to the blaze.
Auburn city councilors block hiring of lawyer (The Post-Standard)
Auburn Interim City Manager Michael Long said this week he would not let politics influence his choice for the next city lawyer, but politics did him in Thursday night.
Once-deported Cubans are back, lawyer says (Miami Herald)
Seven of the 15 migrants who were repatriated to Cuba in January after landing on an abandoned bridge arrived in the Florida Keys by boat early this morning, according to a lawyer who represented them in their court case against the U.S. government.
Attorney: No DNA Links Suspect To Fatal Esperanza Fire (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
An attorney for a man accused of starting an arson wildfire that killed five firefighters in October said Friday that testing indicated there was no DNA linking his client to the blaze.
Top-lawyer pick known for wit, high standards (KTVA Anchorage)
Governor Palin's nominee for attorney general is known in his home community for his intelligence and quick wit, according to his friends Palin Wednesday announced she was nominating Palmer lawyer Talis Colberg for the job.
County attorney-elect seeks courthouse space (Southwest Iowa News)
Space in the courthouse for the county attorney's office was a top issue Tuesday morning when recently elected County Attorney Vicki Ryan met with the Crawford County Board of Supervisors to discuss a number of issues.
Michigan Attorney General helps McCain explore presidential aspirations (WZZM 13 Grand Rapids)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox is lending a hand to possible presidential candidate John McCain. Cox agreed today to
Uganda: City Lawyer Struck Off Register (AllAfrica.com)
A Kampala lawyer has been barred from practicing law over professional misconduct.
Blair ordered Attorney General to scrap Saudi probe fearing threat to national security (Evening Standard)
Tony Blair ordered the Attorney General to scrap the corruption inquiry into a mammoth Saudi Arabian arms deal after being warned it had put national security at risk, it emerged.
Attorney says no DNA evidence links client to Esperanza Fire (KESQ)
An attorney for the man accused of starting the Esperanza wildfire that killed five U.S. forest service firefighters says there's no DNA evidence linking his client to the crime.
Attorney Says Why Client Shot ATF Agent (FOX 5 Atlanta)
LITHONIA, Ga-- (FOX5)-- The attorney for the man who police say shot an ATF agent said he knows why his client did it. The agent was shot while trying to...
Attorney With Riverhead Law Firm Serves at Co-Election Law Attorney for Suffolk County (RedNova)
By Henry E. Powderly II On Election Day, Lisa A. Azzato was looking out for her votes, and everyone else's. The attorney with the Riverhead law firm of Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelly, Dubin & Quartararo served as co-election law attorney for Suffolk County.
Knox lawyer, former interim mayor, dies (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Robert L. Crossley, 78, a prominent Knoxville lawyer who served briefly as interim mayor of Knoxville, died Friday at home.
Attorney give warning to Board of Finance: Back off! (Connecticut Post)
TRUMBULL — The town attorney cried foul Thursday night, warning Board of Finance members they were in danger of overstepping the bounds of their authority.
Lawyer claims double jeopardy in 20-year-old murder case (The Charleston Gazette)
FAYETTEVILLE — A lawyer for a man accused of murdering his wife 20 years ago asked a judge to dismiss the case against him because he believes his client now faces double jeopardy.
Jury hires attorney for case with gas company (The Natchez Democrat)
VIDALIA — The Concordia Parish Police Jury agreed Monday to hire an attorney to represent the parish tax assessor in legal proceedings against a gas company.
U.S. Attorney McKay to quit at end of next month (Seattle Times)
After five years as the top federal prosecutor for the Western District of Washington, U.S. Attorney John McKay announced Thursday that...
Ex-lawmaker gets attorney for fake anthrax trial (The Morning Call)
| Former state Rep. Jeff Habay, who is accused of mailing white powder to a political enemy as part of a fake anthrax attack, has hired an attorney.
Attorney: No DNA in Esperanza fire (Daily Breeze)
Suspect is allegedly tied to two other arson wildfires in the area. RIVERSIDE -- An attorney for a man accused of starting an arson wildfire that killed five firefighters said Friday that testing indicated there was no DNA on the incendiary device linking his client to the blaze.
Doctor wins suit against his former lawyer (The Plain Dealer)
Dr. Robert Muehrcke paid a lawyer $2.9 million to represent him after a head-on crash ended his career as an orthopedic surgeon. Now the lawyer, Robert Housel, has to pay back some of the money.
Attorney General wants to negotiate repayment amount (FOX 10 Mobile)
JACKSON, Miss. Attorney General Jim Hood says he'd like to negotiate with the City of Memphis to resolve payment issues stemming from a lawsuit over drinking...
DARE receives funding from the Ohio Attorney General (CentralOhio.com)
Local law enforcement agencies are all getting DARE funding from the Ohio Attorney General. The grant dollars are aimed at paying up to half of the salary for DARE officers for the 2006-2007 school year.
No DNA link between suspect, wildfire, attorney says (Contra Costa Times)
An attorney for a man accused of starting an arson wildfire that killed five firefighters said Friday that testing indicated there was no DNA on the incendiary device linking his client to the blaze.
Attorney to run for city council (Hutchinson News)
Longtime Hutchinson attorney Trish Rose has announced her intention to run for the at-large seat on the Hutchinson City Council.
Business club honors attorney (The Florida Times-Union)
Attorney Charles McBurney has been named the Southside Business Men's Club's Dyess Hartley Small Business Person of the Year.
Record-setting adoption lawyer dies at age 58 (St. Petersburg Times)
Adoption is a complicated business, but John Fricker nailed it. In his 30-year career as an adoption lawyer, Mr. Fricker, 58, of Madeira Beach was responsible for the adoptions of more than 2,000 children in Florida as well as the rest of the United States.
Attorney Explains Why Client Shot ATF Agent (FOX 5 Atlanta)
LITHONIA, Ga-- (FOX5)-- The attorney for the man who police say shot an ATF agent said he knows why his client did it. The agent was shot while trying to...
Griffin named interim U.S. attorney for eastern Ark. (FOX 16 Little Rock)
Bush political adviser Karl Rove's former assistant was named Friday to be interim U.S. attorney for eastern Arkansas, drawing criticism from a spokesman for an Arkansas senator concerned that the ...
Pa. prison system's top attorney resigns amid crash charges (WFMJ Youngstown)
HARRISBURG, Pa. Officials with the state Department of Corrections say the agency's top attorney has stepped down.
Attorney General Wants To Negotiate Repayment Amount (NBC 15 Mobile)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Attorney General Jim Hood says he'd like to negotiate with the City of Memphis to resolve payment issues stemming from a lawsuit over drinking water.
Attorney: Financing 'in good shape' for proposed Miss. casino (Las Vegas Sun)
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Developers of the proposed Riverwalk Casino will wait until at least January to appear before the state Gaming Commission, an attorney for the group says.
Hagel recommends Stecher to take U.S. attorney job (The Beatrice Daily Sun)
OMAHA, Neb. - U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel wants word "interim" removed from in front of Joe Stecher's title. On Friday Hagel recommended to President Bush that Stecher be named U.S. attorney for the district of Nebraska.
Lawsuit seeks to block Brown from taking office as attorney general (KESQ)
OAKLAND, Calif. A group of Republican activists has tweaked its lawsuit seeking to prevent outgoing Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown from becoming state attorney general.
Italian judge refuses to rule on euthanasia case (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Rome court refused to rule on the request of a terminally ill man who had called on it to legally recognise his right to die, his lawyer said.
Police: Tank Johnson present at shooting (AP via Yahoo! News)
Chicago Bears nose tackle Tank Johnson, already facing weapons charges after a raid on his home, is not responsible for the deadly shooting of his friend inside a nightclub, the player's lawyer said Saturday.
Italian judge refuses to rule on euthanasia case (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Rome court refused to rule on the request of a terminally ill man to legally recognise his right to die in a groundbreaking case that has divided Italians, his lawyer said.
Attorney General urges caution when giving to charities (Ukiah Daily Journal)
State Attorney General Bill Lockyer is advising Californians to be careful when giving to charities this year since not all solicitors are genuine.
Attorney: Bears' Johnson had no role in deadly shooting (USA Today)
Chicago Bears nose tackle Tank Johnson, already facing weapons charges after a raid on his home, is not responsible for the deadly shooting of his friend inside a nightclub, Johnson's attorney said Saturday. Johnson was cooperating with the police investigation into Willie B. Posey's death on Saturday, but police have asked him not to talk about details of the shooting, said Waukegan attorney ...
Attorney: Johnson not responsible for shooting (NFL.com)
Johnson was cooperating with the investigation into Willie B. Posey's death, but police have asked him not to discuss the shooting, attorney Thomas Briscoe said.