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Saddam aides hanged, lawyer says (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Amid conflicting reports and what appeared to be a media blackout, a lawyer for one of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants said the former Iraqi president's two condemned aides were hanged on Monday.
Saddam aides hanged, lawyer says (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Amid conflicting reports and what appeared to be an attempted media blackout, a lawyer for one of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants said the former Iraqi president's two condemned aides were hanged at dawn on Monday.
Saddam aides hanged, lawyer says (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters (Adds details, background) BAGHDAD, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Amid conflicting reports and what appeared to be a media blackout, a lawyer for one of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants said the former Iraqi ...
Saddam aides hanged, lawyer says (Reuters via Yahoo! India News)
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Amid conflicting reports and what appeared to be a media blackout, a lawyer for one of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants said the former Iraqi president's two condemned aides were hanged on Monday.
Houston attorney rides energy waves in Russia (BizJournals)
Houston attorney Doug Stinemetz has stayed the course through turbulent times in the Russian oil and gas industry.
Kline says as district attorney, he can opt out of Johnson County personnel policies (Lawrence Journal-World)
Johnson County will not conduct grievance hearings for eight employees fired by new District Attorney Phill Kline because Kline will not participate in the hearings.
Attorney to run for D.A. post (Poughkeepsie Journal)
New Paltz attorney Jon-athan Sennett plans to run for district attorney in Ulster County. Sennett, a former Bronx assistant D.A., is seeking the Democratic nomination for the job held by Republican Donald Williams.
Attorney General Says State Measures Address School Funding Adequacy (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Conducting a comprehensive school finance study and adding nearly 200 million in academic and facilities aid this year fulfilled the state's commitment to adequately funding public schools, the attorney general's office said in state Supreme Court filings Tuesday.
Threet Sworn In As Washington County Prosecuting Attorney (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- For John Threet, Washington County's new prosecuting attorney, a job well done means giving something back to his community.
Coroner's Attorney Wants Evidence of Medications Suppressed (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Police had no probable cause to search Benton County Coroner Kimberly Scott's home on Aug. 18, her attorney claims, and he's asking a judge to throw out evidence of prescription drugs seized there.
New attorney general to target identity theft, meth (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Proposals to thwart identity theft and methamphetamine trafficking are likely to anchor the legislative package newly elected Attorney General-elect Dustin McDaniel will present during the 2007 legislative session.
Legislation introduced in response to U.S. attorney appointments (The Morning News)
WASHINGTON -- Days after the attorney general named a former White House official to serve an interim U.S. attorney in Little Rock, Sen. Mark Pryor added his name Thursday to a bill to restrict the attorney general's appointment power.
Attorney General's office off to bad start (Dayton Daily News)
Attorney General Marc Dann's press shop is off to a rocky start. The first two press releases issued last week each contained errors — including the misspelling of the judge's name who swore Dann, a Democrat, into office.
US Attorney investigating Apple stock options (Macworld UK)
The US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California is investigating the stock options backdating activities of computer and consumer electronics manufacturer Apple.
Karate teacher's attorney speaks out about charges (KVBC Las Vegas)
A local karate instructor is under arrest, accused of sexually assaulting a little girl, but his attorney says the charges are simply not true. Police say Wayne Lacno molested his girlfriend's 13 year old daughter, but he claims he did nothing wrong.
'Lawyer Brown' cited for humanitarian efforts (Vallejo Times-Herald)
"There was Jeweler Brown, Teacher Brown and Lawyer Brown." That's how Herman Robinson and his friends referred to the "amazing" trio of Brown brothers, who, because of their success during the civil rights era, were beacons of hope for black youth in Vallejo.
Madrid court extends custody for Russian lawyer (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, January 15 (RIA Novosti) - A Madrid court has remanded in custody a Russian lawyer who was arrested in a November police raid in the Spanish capital, defense lawyer Genrikh Padva said Monday.
Lawyer silent on sex allegations (Stuff)
The lawyer of a Zimbabwean girl's family will not comment on suggestions she was sexually assaulted before her death.
Attorney in trouble over holiday kiss (The Arizona Republic)
WATERBURY, Conn. - A kiss has landed a criminal defense attorney in hot water.
Duke lacrosse district attorney asks for special prosecutor in sexual assault case (Leavenworth Times)
RALEIGH, N.C. — Facing ethics charges that could lead to his disbarment, the embattled district attorney in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case has asked the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the case.
Sulphur attorney Schrumpf earns national honor (Southwest Daily News)
Sulphur Attorney Oliver “Jackson” Schrumpf has been selected as a Louisiana Super Lawyer for the year of 2007 by the National Super Lawyers Organization.
US attorney general to probe Apple stock options (Accountancy Age)
Apple's back-dating of stock options is now being investigated by the US Attorney's Office for the California Northern District.
Charlotte civil rights attorney receives special honor 2:45 PM (WCNC Charlotte)
MOUNT GILEAD - A prominent Charlotte attorney was honored in his hometown Monday with the unveiling of Julius Chambers Boulevard in Mt. Gilead. The town dedicated half a mile of Wadesboro Road, also known as NC highway 109.
FRENCH LAWYER CONVICTED FOR DOWNLOADING CHILD PORN (The Tocqueville Connection)
PARIS, Jan 15, 2007 (AFP) - A French lawyer was convicted Monday and given a suspended 10-month sentence for downloading thousands of pornographic pictures and videos involving boys over several years.
Lawyer Sues Posh London Hotel After Bedbug Attack (WCBS-TV New York)
A London hotel that counts itself among the world’s most luxurious and prestigious has been sued by a lawyer who says he and his wife were attacked by bed bugs during a stay there last spring.
News: U.S. attorney investigating Apple stock options (MacCentral Online)
The U.S. Attorney's office in San Francisco is investigating stock options backdating activities of Apple.
Prominent lawyer sues posh London hotel after bedbug attack (Boston Herald)
NEW YORK - A London hotel that counts itself among the world's most luxurious and prestigious has been sued by a lawyer who says he and his wife were attacked by bed bugs during a stay there last...
US Attorney investigating Apple stock options (IT World)
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California is investigating the stock options backdating activities of computer and consumer electronics manufacturer Apple Inc.
Bacon convicted; Defense attorney says verdict was a 'witchhunt' (WQAD Moline)
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois -- After a guilty verdict that took less than half an hour, Cassandra Bacon's defense attorney told reporters, the jury got it wrong and didn't follow the language of the law.
Nevada U.S. Attorney Forced Out of Job (KLAS Las Vegas)
Nevada's U.S. Attorney Dan Bogden has been fired by the Justice Department. Bogden oversaw one of the busiest U.S. Attorney's offices in the country but kept a low public profile.
US Attorney investigating Apple stock options (ARNnet)
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California is investigating the stock options backdating activities of computer and consumer electronics manufacturer Apple.
Barnhart: B-N attorney recalls ISU football of 1950 (The Pantagraph)
It was a most unusual era at Illinois State University, according to retired Bloomington-Normal attorney Roger Lapan.
US lawyer sues posh London hotel (NDTV)
A London hotel that counts itself among the world's most luxurious and prestigious has been sued by a lawyer who says he and his wife were attacked by bed bugs during a stay there last spring.
U.S. attorney: Development in fraud case to be announced (KWWL Iowa)
DES MOINES, Iowa The U-S attorney's office has called a news conference for tomorrow afternoon to announce a development in a case of public corruption and fraud involving federal funds.
U.S. attorney: Development in fraud case to be announced (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa The U-S attorney's office has called a news conference for tomorrow afternoon to announce a development in a case of public corruption and fraud...
Lawyer Accused Of Inappropriate Conduct With Teen (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
A Philadelphia lawyer has been accused of inappropriate conduct with a girl inside Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center. Todd Quinones Reports
Babloo's lawyer alleges misuse of extradition treaty by govt (New Kerala)
New Delhi, Jan 15: Lawyer of jailed mafia don Babloo Shrivastav today alleged the government was violating the extradition provisions under which he was brought from Singapore and he was being harassed in jail.
Bugs in the bed prompt lawyer to sue (Independent Online)
A London hotel that counts itself among the world's most luxurious is being sued by a top lawyer who claims that he and his wife were attacked by unwelcome bed fellows.
Bacon convicted; Defense attorney says verdict was a 'witchhunt' (WQAD Moline)
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois -- After a guilty verdict that took less than half an hour, Cassandra Bacon's defense attorney told reporters, the jury got it wrong and didn't follow the language of the law.
San Diego U.S. attorney reportedly asked to step down (North County Times)
Speculation emerged last week that the Bush administration allegedly has asked San Diego-based U.S. Attorney Carol Lam, the region's chief federal prosecutor, to step down.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Sunday.
A DeKalb officer shoots and kills. The county district attorney's office investigates. What happens next raises the ... (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
The only outside agency that customarily reviews fatal shootings by DeKalb County police is the district attorney's office —- yet that office can't find any records on half of the reviews it has completed in recent years. The records that do survive show investigators from the district attorney's office often relied on the Police Department's own fact-finding. And the district attorney only ...
BANKRUPTCY: Lawyer: Consumers can get protection (Courier-Post)
At a time when foreclosures are reaching record numbers and many credit card minimum payments have doubled, consumers with debt problems can find refuge under federal bankruptcy protections, according to Marlton lawyer Andrew B. Finberg, a bankruptcy specialist who offers the following tips:
Defence lawyer concerned with client's mental state (Calgary Sun)
The mental state of a Calgary murder suspect was raised yesterday by a lawyer who now questions his client's ability to understand the legal process.
Attorney General Says State Measures Address School Funding Adequacy (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Conducting a comprehensive school finance study and adding nearly 200 million in academic and facilities aid this year fulfilled the state's commitment to adequately funding public schools, the attorney general's office said in state Supreme Court filings Tuesday.
Threet Sworn In As Washington County Prosecuting Attorney (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- For John Threet, Washington County's new prosecuting attorney, a job well done means giving something back to his community.
Coroner's Attorney Wants Evidence of Medications Suppressed (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Police had no probable cause to search Benton County Coroner Kimberly Scott's home on Aug. 18, her attorney claims, and he's asking a judge to throw out evidence of prescription drugs seized there.
New attorney general to target identity theft, meth (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Proposals to thwart identity theft and methamphetamine trafficking are likely to anchor the legislative package newly elected Attorney General-elect Dustin McDaniel will present during the 2007 legislative session.
Legislation introduced in response to U.S. attorney appointments (The Morning News)
WASHINGTON -- Days after the attorney general named a former White House official to serve an interim U.S. attorney in Little Rock, Sen. Mark Pryor added his name Thursday to a bill to restrict the attorney general's appointment power.
BEDBUGGED STAR LAWYER SUES POSH INN (New York Post)
A New York celebrity lawyer is suing a London hotel that counts itself among the world's most prestigious - claiming that he and his wife were attacked by bedbugs there. Sidney and Cynthia Bluming are seeking millions in damages from Mandarin...