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Charges against former district attorney up in air (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A legal snafu has resulted in embezzlement charges against a former district attorney being temporarily dismissed.
Attorney general: Development tax increase not allowed under state law (Daily News Journal)
Tennessee’s attorney general has issued an opinion stating that an increase to Rutherford County’s development tax is not allowed under existing state law.
Attorney General Appoints Executive Staff (KTRE-TV East Texas)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today appointed a former federal prosecutor as Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice, promoted an experienced litigator to the position of Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation, and restructured his executive staff to further improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Office of the Attorney General.
Attorney Calls For KDND License Termination (FMQB)
An attorney representing the family of Jennifer Strange , the woman who died as a result of KDND /Sacramento's water-drinking contest , has written a letter to the FCC asking that the station's license be revoked.
Michigan Attorney General Opposes Nuclear Plant Sale (WNDU 16 South Bend)
Michigan's Attorney General is opposing the sale of the Palisades nuclear plant, near South Haven.
Attorney for former BP agent refutes US Attorney's statements (ABC 7 El Paso)
An attorney for one of the convicted former Border Patrol agents now behind bars speaks on his behalf, refuting statements made by the US Attorney.
DA punts abortion case to attorney general (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
WICHITA, Kan. Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston is leaving the investigation into a Wichita abortion provider to the state's top...
Judge Threatens Lawyer With Jail In Stripper Case (WCBS-TV New York)
A lawyer for the man charged with the slashing murder of a dancer from Ohio may face a criminal contempt charge and jail if she fails to come to court again to pick a jury for her client's trial, a judge said Monday. After lawyer Laura Miranda failed to appear in court Monday to start selecting a jury for Paul Cortez's murder trial, state Supreme Court Justice Carol Berkman issued an order ...
DA Punts Abortion Case to Attorney General (WIBW-TV Topeka)
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston is leaving the investigation into a Wichita abortion provider to the state's top prosecutor.
Attorney to study road agreement (The Beaver County Times)
ALEPPO TWP. - Aleppo Township has hired an attorney to determine whether a 1985 agreement between Aleppo and Sewickley Heights officials and a housing association over a road into a local housing development was ever fully honored.
Shakeup in U.S. Attorney's office may delay options probes (San Jose Mercury News)
The recent shakeup in the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco could lead to delays in the office's wide-ranging backdating investigation, legal experts say.
Govt lawyer taken to task over missing people (Dawn)
ISLAMABAD, Jan 22: The Supreme Court on Monday expressed disappointment over the government’s failure to trace 18 persons who have been missing for many years, summoning the chief government lawyer to explain his position on Feb 6.
State attorney to conduct inquest into inmate death (FOX 10 Mobile)
PENSACOLA, Fla. The State Attorney's Office said today that officials will conduct an inquest into the death of an inmate who died after he was shot twice with a stun gun...
Criminal Charges Lodged Against Fake Attorney (Law.com)
Brian T. Valery, the man who passed himself off as an attorney in two states and worked for a major New York law firm, will soon get to appear in a Connecticut courtroom. But this time, his appearance won't be pro hoc vice in Stamford Superior Court. It will be as a criminal defendant.
Assets held of lawyer accused in killing (AP via Yahoo! News)
Assets of a lawyer accused of killing a neighbor he believed had molested his 2-year-old daughter were ordered held Monday at the request of the victim's family, which is planning to sue.
Lawyer in drugs asked to testify in ’03 blasts (Mindanao Times)
By Romeo R. Braceros Jr. THE PUBLIC Attorney’s Office (PAO) lawyer earlier linked by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to illegal drugs is a prosecution witness in the pending criminal charges against five detained suspects tagged in the bombings of Davao City in 2003.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Criminal Charges Lodged Against Fake Attorney (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Brian T. Valery, the man who passed himself off as an attorney in two states and worked for a major New York law firm, will once again appear in court, this time as a criminal defendant.
Attorney general: PSC should veto sale of CMS nuclear plant (Crain's Detroit Business)
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox on Monday said he is opposing CMS Energy Corp.’s sale of its west Michigan nuclear power plant.
DA punts abortion case to attorney general (KSHB-TV Kansas City)
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston is leaving the investigation into a Wichita abortion provider to the state's top prosecutor.
No-show lawyer irks judge in dancer slay (New York Daily News)
A yoga instructor accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, a beautiful young topless dancer from Ohio, may have some company in jail - his lawyer.
Attorney general opposes sale of Palisades Nuclear Plant (WZZM 13 Grand Rapids)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan's attorney general is opposing Consumers Energy's proposed sale of the Palisades Nuclear Plant near South Haven.
Little Rock lawyer suspended; Bentonville lawyer reprimanded (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- A Little Rock lawyer was suspended and a Bentonville lawyer was reprimanded in separate actions Thursday.
WMass lawyer cut from board (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - A city lawyer serving on the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination was replaced recently in a flurry of last-minute appointments by outgoing Gov. W. Mitt Romney.
Diocese: FBI, U.S. attorney altered it to 'hidden' account (Stamford Advocate)
Diocese of Bridgeport officials said yesterday the FBI and U.S. attorney's office first flagged a Greenwich pastor's "hidden" bank account, a discovery that led to the Rev. Michael Moynihan's resignation last week from St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.
Lawyer: Alleged Coke spy duped (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
The lawyer for a former Coke secretary accused of conspiring to sell company trade secrets to PepsiCo will try to convince a jury Joya Williams was taken advantage of by a set of lying ex-cons. Federal prosecutors opened their case Monday with testimony from one of those convicts, Edmund Duhaney, who said the alleged plot was Williams' idea. Williams, 41, of Norcross, is charged with one count of ...
Merck ignored Vioxx warning signs, lawyer tells jury (NorthJersey.com)
Merck & Co. failed to heed warning signs about the cardiovascular risks of its Vioxx painkiller before rushing it to market, said a lawyer for a man whose family blames his fatal heart attack on the drug.
Turkish lawyer ends 293-day hunger strike (Middle East Times)
ISTANBUL -- A Turkish lawyer has ended a 293-day hunger strike in protest against prison conditions after the government decided to ease the isolation of inmates, a human rights activist said Tuesday.
Lawyer: Others caused beating death of Haverhill man (Eagle-Tribune Online)
HAVERHILL - A lawyer for one of the men charged with beating Paul Buckley to death said several other people also were involved and that they delivered the fatal blows.
Attorney no-show for trial in dancer's killing (The Columbus Dispatch)
NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney who failed to come to court to pick a jury for the trial of her client, a man charged with killing a dancer from Columbus, might face a criminal contempt charge and jail if she does so again, a judge said yesterday.
Lawyer absent in Columbus dancer trial (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A lawyer for a man charged with the murder of a dancer from Columbus may face a criminal contempt charge and jail if she fails to come to court again to pick a jury for her client's trial, a judge said Monday.
Chisley's attorney appeals search warrant (Penn State Collegian)
The attorney for the man accused of the murder of a Penn State senior in June appealed a county judge's decision to uphold a search warrant for financial documents regarding her client Friday.
Court freezes assets of lawyer accused in stabbing death (CNN.com)
BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (AP) -- Assets of a lawyer accused of killing a neighbor he believed had molested his 2-year-old daughter were ordered held Monday at the request of the victim's family, which is planning to sue.
Wilton special education attorney discusses IDEA 2004 in Norwalk (Wilton Bulletin)
Wilton resident and special education attorney Nora Belanger will be speaking on changes to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) on Monday, Jan. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at a meeting room in the ShopRite Supermarket on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk.
Lawyer: Devlin will plead not guilty in Hornbeck kidnapping (Jefferson City News Tribune)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Devlin, who has already pleaded not guilty in the kidnapping of Ben Ownby, will enter the same plea in connection with Shawn Horbeck's abduction, Devlin's lawyer said Monday.
Israeli attorney-general recommends indicting president (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Israel's attorney-general recommended Tuesday that President Moshe Katsav be indicted on charges of rape and abuse of power, a stunning accusation against the
Israeli attorney-general recommends indicting president on charges of rape, abuse of power (KRON 4 Bay Area)
JERUSALEM Israel's attorney general has recommended President Moshe Katsav (moh-SHEH' kaht-SAHV') be indicted on charges of rape and abuse of power.
Israeli attorney-general recommends indicting president on charges of rape, abuse of power (ABC 7 El Paso)
JERUSALEM Israel's attorney general has recommended President Moshe Katsav (moh-SHEH' kaht-SAHV') be indicted on charges of rape and abuse of power. A final decision on...
Israeli attorney-general recommends indicting president on charges of rape, abuse of power (Fox21)
JERUSALEM Israel's attorney general has recommended President Moshe Katsav (moh-SHEH' kaht-SAHV') be indicted on charges of rape and abuse of power.
New Ark. Attorney General to Target Identity Theft (Insurance Journal)
Newly elected Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced a proposal aimed at preventing identity theft will be presented as part of his legislative package for the 2007 legislative session.
Lawyer: Others caused beating death of Haverhill man (Eagle-Tribune Online)
HAVERHILL - A lawyer for one of the men charged with beating Paul Buckley to death said several other people also were involved and that they delivered the fatal blows.
Israeli attorney-general recommends indicting president on charges of rape, abuse of power (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
JERUSALEM Israel's attorney general has recommended President Moshe Katsav (moh-SHEH' kaht-SAHV') be indicted on charges of rape and abuse of power. A final decision on...
Israeli attorney-general recommends indicting president on charges of rape, abuse of power (WTOL 11 Toledo)
JERUSALEM Israel's attorney general has recommended President Moshe Katsav (moh-SHEH' kaht-SAHV') be indicted on charges of rape and abuse of power. A final decision on...
Salisbury attorney leads GOP candidates for governor in 2008 (Salisbury Post)
Salisbury attorney Bill Graham led potential Republican candidates for the 2008 gubernatorial race in a recent telephone poll conducted by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling.
Pitonyak's attorney says client shot woman (Austin American-Statesman)
Defendant did not do it intentionally, his lawyer says. An attorney for murder suspect Colton Pitonyak said during opening statements this morning that his client killed 21-year-old Jennifer Cave, but that he did not do it on purpose.
Israeli attorney general sees indictment in president's future (USA Today)
Israel's attorney general said Tuesday he intends to indict President Moshe Katsav on charges of rape and abuse of power, a stunning accusation against the country's ceremonial head of state.
Judge Fines Dancer Murder Defense Lawyer $1,000 (1010 WINS New York)
A lawyer for the man charged with the slashing murder of a dancer from Ohio was fined $1,000 Tuesday by a judge who found her in criminal contempt for failing to come to court to pick a jury for her client's trial.
Israeli attorney general recommends indicting president in sex scandal (Boston Herald)
JERUSALEM - Israel's attorney general said Tuesday he intends to indict President Moshe Katsav on charges of rape and abuse of power, a stunning accusation against the ceremonial head of state. ...
Israeli attorney-general recommends indicting president on charges of rape, abuse of power (Fox21)
JERUSALEM Israel's attorney general has recommended President Moshe Katsav (moh-SHEH' kaht-SAHV') be indicted on charges of rape and abuse of power.
Libby Was `Scapegoat' in CIA Agent Leak, Defense Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- I. Lewis Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, is a ``scapegoat'' who is being unfairly prosecuted in the disclosure of a covert CIA operative's identity, his lawyer told jurors in his criminal trial.