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Phony Lawyer In Jail Sex Ruse (The Smoking Gun)
Tiffany Gwen Weaver isn't a lawyer, she just plays one at the Baltimore jail. The 29-year-old woman is facing felony charges for allegedly forging documents so she could assume the identity of a Maryland lawyer.
Report: Defense lawyer was leak in BALCO case (ESPN)
A private investigator who worked for defendants in the BALCO probe said a defense lawyer was the source of leaked federal grand jury testimony in the case.
Agency levels drug, sex allegations against Madison Co. attorney (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Supreme Court's regulatory arm has accused a prominent Madison County attorney of sexually assaulting and exploiting teenagers, in some cases providing them and others with cocaine.
Investigator: Defense lawyer source of leak (Fox Sports)
A private investigator who worked for defendants in the probe of a Bay Area sports steroid ring said a defense lawyer was the source of leaked federal grand jury testimony in the case, according to a report published Thursday.
Md. police: Woman forged attorney pass, had sex with inmate (The News Journal)
BALTIMORE — A 29-year-old woman allegedly forged documents and assumed the identity of an Annapolis attorney, apparently for the sole purpose of having sex with an inmate at a Baltimore prison. "It was an elaborate scheme," said Maj. Priscilla Doggett, a spokeswoman for the prison system. "I'm not aware of something like this ever occurring before." Police charged Tiffany Gwen Weaver, of ...
Report: Lawyer was BALCO leak (MLB.com)
Report: Lawyer was source of BALCO leak
Report: Lawyer named leak of BALCO info (SportingNews.com)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A lawyer who worked for BALCO founder Victor Conte is being investigated by the FBI...
Report: Conte lawyer source of BALCO leak (Sports Illustrated)
A lawyer who worked for BALCO founder Victor Conte is being investigated by the FBI as the source of leaked federal grand jury testimony in the steroids case, according to a Yahoo.com report.
Second Attorney Joins Fr. Robinson Appeals Team (NBC 24 Toledo)
(Toledo, OH) --- As NBC24 was the first to report, former priest Gerald Robinson is getting a second lawyer for his appeal. Prominent Toledo attorney Richard Kerger will join the team appealing Fr. Robinson's murder conviction.
Lawyer: 5 tapped in N.J. Posada probe (AP via Yahoo! News)
Five Cuban-Americans were called to testify in a federal grand jury probe exploring allegations they helped send more than $30,000 to an anti-Castro militant suspected of directing attacks on Cuba, their lawyer said Thursday.
Council: Attorney's check must go through auditor (Ruidoso News)
Until they hear from New Mexico's new state auditor after the first of the year, Ruidoso councilors don't want to accept a check from a former village attorney repaying money he collected for undocumented expenses.
Child's death an accident, attorney says (Dayton Daily News)
TROTWOOD — Dennis L. Hollon's attorney Denny Gump said the death of his client's 3-year-old stepson Kyle Klein was an accident.
LaRoque discusses district attorney Nifong with Fox News (Kinston Free Press)
The Free Press State Rep. Stephen LaRoque has joined U.S. Congressman Walter Jones in calling for the investigation of Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong. Jones, in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, said Nifong might have...
China gives rights lawyer suspended sentence (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
In a rare display of official tolerance, outspoken Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was sentenced to three years in prison for subversion but execution of his sentence was suspended, meaning he could walk free.
Attorney says deal didn’t violate parole (The State)
The attorney representing Ronald J. Sheppard, former chief executive of HomeGold Financial Inc., says a $2.7 million property sale did not violate the terms of his client’s bail.
Nixon Peabody Acquires Four-Lawyer Boutique (Law.com)
Nixon Peabody is swallowing a four-lawyer Century City, Calif., boutique, adding two partners with expertise in video games and new media transactions.
Lawyer Is Focus in Balco Leaks (New York Times)
The F.B.I. has focused on a defense lawyer as the source of a leak of confidential grand jury information linking Barry Bonds and other world-class athletes to alleged steroid use.
China gives rights lawyer suspended sentence (Boston Globe)
A Chinese court has sentenced prominent human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng to three years in prison for subversion but suspended execution of the sentence for five years, the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday.
Attorney: Lone voter deserves privacy (Knoxville News Sentinel)
The attorney for the young man at the center of a controversy surrounding the city's annexation of a South Knox County shopping center issued a statement Thursday saying that his client is not a public figure and has no obligation to explain his involvement.
Cops hounding Moldowan, defense attorney claims (Macomb Daily)
Jeffrey Michael Moldowan, the Warren man imprisoned for more than 11 years until jurors in his re-trial acquitted him of kidnapping, raping and trying to kill his ex-girlfriend, has been harassed by police officers, his attorney claimed Thursday.
Incoming Clay County attorney will begin term while still in Iraq (La Crosse Tribune)
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — The newly elected Clay County attorney will take office in January — while he’s still serving in Iraq. Brian Melton is a major with the Minnesota National Guard’s 2-136 combined arms battalion of Moorhead, which deployed to Iraq last spring.
Slaying of lawyer in Clayton remains a mystery (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Major Case Squad detectives said Thursday they have found no motive for the shooting death of Ernest Brasier, a lawyer whose body was discovered Tuesday evening in his office in downtown Clayton.
Report: China lawyer's sentence suspended (Boston Globe)
An activist Chinese lawyer on trial on subversion charges was given a suspended three-year sentence, state media reported Friday.
Nixon Peabody Acquires Four-Lawyer Boutique (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Nixon Peabody is swallowing a four-lawyer Century City, Calif., boutique, adding two partners with expertise in video games and new media transactions. Lawyers from Offner & Anderson will join the 600-lawyer Nixon's downtown Los Angeles office, which has grown from two to 22 attorneys in the past two years.
Prominent Chinese lawyer convicted, but may be released (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was sentenced to three years in jail on subversion charges but may be released on probation, state media and lawyers have reported.
China gives rights lawyer suspended sentence (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
In a rare display of official tolerance, outspoken Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was sentenced to three years in prison for subversion but execution of his sentence was suspended, meaning he could walk free.
Report: China lawyer's sentence suspended (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Chinese activist lawyer was convicted of subversion for posting political essays on foreign Web sites and received a suspended three-year prison sentence, a state news agency reported Friday.
Green Lake district attorney resigns post for new job (The Oshkosh Northwestern)
Green Lake County district attorney James Camp will resign his post effective Jan. 31 to take a job as the new traffic safety resource prosecutor for the state of Tennessee.
Top court allows lawyer's defamation suit (Chicago Sun-Times)
An Illinois Supreme Court ruling Thursday allows a prominent Chicago lawyer to claim that a tell-all book by a former mobster defamed him.
Attorney General investigating Waller County elections (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
HEMPSTEAD, Texas The state Attorney General's Office is investigating complaints that the rights of black voters in Waller County were violated in...
Attorney General investigating Waller County elections (KTRE-TV East Texas)
HEMPSTEAD, Texas The state Attorney General's Office is investigating complaints that the rights of black voters in Waller County were violated in November.
Attorney resigns under cloud (The Olympian)
Thurston County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney William Halstead, who was arrested Oct. 22 when he was found in a women's restroom at Qwest Field during a Seahawks game, will resign effective the end of the year, Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jon Tunheim said Thursday.
Next attorney general picks ex-lobbyist to be his No. 2 (The Columbus Dispatch)
Marc Dann, the attorney general-elect, named a veteran lawyer and capital insider to the No. 2 legal position in his office yesterday and announced appointments for two other key positions.
Police say Md. woman forged attorney pass, had sex with inmate (The News Journal)
BALTIMORE -- A 29-year-old woman allegedly forged documents and assumed the identity of an Annapolis attorney, apparently for the sole purpose of having sex with an inmate at a Baltimore prison. "It was an elaborate scheme," said Maj. Priscilla Doggett, a spokeswoman for the prison system. "I'm not aware of something like this ever occurring before." Police charged Tiffany Gwen Weaver, of ...
Attorney in student death case plans to challenge DNA evidence (WCAX 3)
BURLINGTON, Vt. The lawyer for the man accused in the killing of a University of Vermont student plans to challenge authorities' genetic evidence. Attorney David...
Chinese Lawyer?s Sentence Is Light (New York Times)
A Chinese court convicted a leading human rights lawyer of subversion, but gave him a unusually light sentence.
Palm Beach attorney in line for bar post (Florida Today)
TALLAHASSEE — Palm Beach County attorney John "Jay" White III is the new man on deck to be president of the 79,000-member Florida Bar.
Incoming Clay County attorney will begin term while still in Iraq (Winona Daily News)
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — The newly elected Clay County attorney will take office in January — while he’s still serving in Iraq. Brian Melton is a major with the Minnesota National Guard’s 2-136 combined arms battalion of Moorhead, which deployed to Iraq last spring.
Baltimore woman fakes being attorney to have sex with inmate (Asheville Citizen-Times)
BALTIMORE -- A woman allegedly forged documents and assumed the identity of an attorney so she could have sex with an inmate at a Baltimore prison.
Woman allegedly assumes attorney's ID to have sex with inmate (WABC-TV New York)
A woman allegedly forged documents and assumed the identity of an attorney so she could have sex with an inmate at a Baltimore prison.
Commission hires attorney in salary squabble (Jefferson City News Tribune)
The Cole County Commission has approved hiring a local attorney to seek a declaratory judgment to decide the legality of the Cole County Salary Commission's actions in 2004 and 2005.
Police: Woman impersonated attorney to have sex with inmate (USA Today)
Police said a woman assumed the identity of a local attorney apparently to have sex with a prison inmate. The real attorney is out on maternity leave and says her reputation is at stake.
Kansas attorney general files criminal charges against abortion provider (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
TOPEKA, Kan. An attorney for a Kansas abortion provider says the state's attorney general has filed criminal charges against his client. Attorney General Phill Kline is a...
Attorney: Rape Charges Dropped Against Duke Lacrosse Trio (FOX 13 Tampa Bay)
DURHAM, N.C. -- Prosecutors dropped rape charges Friday against three Duke University lacrosse players accused of attacking a stripper at a team party, but the three still face kidnapping and sexual offense charges, a defense attorney said.
Abortion provider faces criminal charges, attorney says (CNN.com)
TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) -- Kansas' attorney general, a vocal abortion opponent, has filed criminal charges against Wichita abortion provider George Tiller, the doctor's attorney said Friday.
Kansas attorney general files criminal charges against abortion provider (KTRE-TV East Texas)
TOPEKA, Kan. An attorney for a Kansas abortion provider says the state's attorney general has filed criminal charges against his client.
Wife of BR Attorney Facing Drug Charges (WAFB Baton Rouge)
The wife of high powered Baton Rouge Attorney Karl Koch is free on 35,000 dollars bond after being arrested on cocaine charges. 35-year-old Marcie Koch was arrested Thursday night and charged her with
Court: Lawyer may sue former mobster for defamation (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - An Illinois Supreme Court ruling Thursday allows a prominent Chicago lawyer to claim that a tell-all book by a former mobster defamed him.
Attorney General Addresses ISP Memorial Foundation (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
Attorney General Steve Carter held a news conference Friday with Dr. Beurt Servaas who has been serving as the Executive Director of the Indiana State Police Memorial Foundation. That foundation, along
Kan. attorney general files criminal charges over late-term abortions, but judge rejects them (Boston Herald)
WICHITA, Kan. - Kansas' attorney general, a vocal abortion opponent, charged a well-known abortion provider with illegally performing late-term abortions, but a Sedgwick County judge on Friday threw...