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Boston attorney charged with attempting to evade taxes (Boston Globe)
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a Boston attorney with attempting to evade $2.2 million in income taxes.
Ex-Cop, Attorney Want Murder Charges Thrown Out (FOX 5 Atlanta)
ATLANTA (FOX5) -- An attorney for ex-Atlanta cop Raymond Bunn says he has presented overwhelming evidence pointing to a justifiable shooting...
New assistant state's attorney begins duties (The Harrisburg Daily Register)
HARRISBURG - The county's newest assistant state's attorney, Kisuk Paek, is looking forward to learning all aspects of the job.
Officer, Pickton lawyer spar over interrogation (CTV.ca)
Robert Pickton's defence lawyer and the lead police investigator in the serial murder case sparred incessantly Tuesday, arguing over whether investigators were biased and lied and badgered Pickton into exhaustion.
Attorney questions how much Carolina Investors official was kept in dark (The Greenville News)
LEXINGTON -- A defense attorney for Ronald J. Sheppard on Tuesday questioned whether Carolina Investors Inc.ʼs former president was kept in the dark about the parent companyʼs financial condition.
lawyer faces complaint for smoking at airport (Mindanao Times)
By Romeo R. Braceros Jr. A COMPLAINT was filed against a lawyer for allegedly smoking at the Davao International Airport in Buhangin early this month. Lawyer Anthony Cabresos was sued for violating RA 9211, Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003, before the City Prosecution Office.
Republicans walk out over attorney choice (Independent)
MATAWAN - Two Borough Council members walked out of Thursday's meeting in a protest move, citing their objection to the mayor's choice for a new redevelopment attorney. Debra Buragina and Paul Buccellato, the only two Republicans on the council, left the meeting after just 12 minutes.
Prosecutors Ask to Have Hornsby's Attorney Removed (Washington Post)
Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to consider whether the attorney defending former Prince George's County schools chief Andre J. Hornsby against public corruption charges should be disqualified from the case.
County tables DSS attorney decision (Independent Tribune)
CONCORD -The Department of Social Services may have to retool its bid for a new attorney position to lead its legal staff. Last week, with some questions still looming, the Cabarrus Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to table a decision to allow DSS to hire a managing attorney.
Lawyer in hazing case accused of tampering with dismissed juror (Naples Daily News)
A defense lawyer Tuesday denied a criminal contempt of court allegation that he improperly contacted a juror who had been dismissed before the start of the felony hazing trial of five Florida A&M University fraternity brothers.
Ashe attorney withdraws in windmill case (Winston-Salem Journal)
JEFFERSON - The attorney who advises Ashe County government said yesterday that he no longer represents a client who is trying to establish a wind farm because the issue has become a conflict of interest with the county. Until last week, County Att
Attorney: Accused Camp Pendleton Marine didn't get fair hearing (North County Times)
NORTH COUNTY -- An attorney for a Marine lieutenant charged with assaulting three Iraqis last year is alleging that a hearing officer violated his client's right to a fair hearing.
Lawyer denies contempt of court (St. Petersburg Times)
TALLAHASSEE - A defense lawyer Tuesday denied a criminal contempt-of-court allegation that he improperly contacted a juror who had been dismissed before the start of the felony hazing trial of five Florida A&M University fraternity brothers.
County attorney: Bigelow’s contact with bidder not illegal (Bonita Daily News)
Lee Commissioner Brian Bigelow’s conversation with a losing bidder on a county project caused some concern during Tuesday’s commission meeting. But the county attorney says Bigelow did nothing wrong.
U.S. adds attorney to its case vs. Nacchio (Denver Post)
A new Department of Justice attorney entered an appearance Tuesday in the criminal insider- trading case against former Qwest chief executive Joe Nacchio.
Judge ignores apologies, sentences 'lawyer' to 6 months (Chicago Sun-Times)
George Robotis apologized Tuesday for pretending to be a lawyer. But his words failed to sway Judge John Kirby, who sentenced him to six months for contempt of court.
District Attorney seeks more legal support staffing (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Saying there is a "crucial shortfall of legal support staff in relation to caseload," Lyon County District Attorney Bob Auer is asking the Lyon County Board of Commissioners to approve the hiring of two legal assistants.
Martinov's attorney fights to free him from jail (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
CEDAR RAPIDS --- The attorney for a Cedar Fall celebrity chef who was jailed in November is asking the court to release his client because the government hasn't produced the allegations to keep him detained.
Alderman: SenreQ doesn't owe attorney fees (The Herald News)
-- MORRIS -- Although one city committee unanimously voted to have SenreQ pay the city's attorney fees earlier this month, another committee voted to waive the bill because it was mistakenly sent to the company.
Suspended attorney for city says he'll retire (Tulsa World)
Senior Assistant City Attorney Mike Romig has given notice that he will retire March 1, putting an end to his paid administrative leave.
Rites slated for lawyer David Jacobus Jr., 71 (Tulsa World)
David William Jacobus Jr., a lawyer who was a leader in the local and state bar associations, died Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 71. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Madalene under the direction of Fitzgerald's Ivy Funeral Home.
A Guy Gets Stopped For Drunk Driving -- Then His Lawyer Does, Too (WTOL 11 Toledo)
Read the tale of the lawyer and the client who both got cited for the same offense.
Grimes 'Great lawyer, better friend' (The Monterey County Herald)
Mel Grimes was remembered as a talented lawyer and an avid surfer and marathon runner, whose gentle style seemed incongruous with the violent nature of his death.
County hires a different attorney (The Florida Times-Union)
David A. Hallman will start his new job as Nassau County attorney Monday.
Prominent Mozambican lawyer offers to defend Mathe (SABC News)
A prominent Mozambican lawyer has offered to defend Annanias Mathe, dubbed as one of South Africa's most dangerous prisoners. Mathe, a Mozambican national, faces more than 50 charges of rape, attempted murder, theft and hijacking.
Boston attorney charged with attempting to evade taxes (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a Boston attorney with attempting to evade $2.2 million in income taxes.
Egypt cleric lawyer says had no access to files (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters By Aziz El-Kaissouni CAIRO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - A lawyer for a Muslim cleric kidnapped in a suspected CIA operation in Italy and handed to Egypt said he had been denied access to medical reports that ...
Hicks charges false, lawyer claims (The Age)
US prosecutors trying to create false impression David Hicks would soon be charged to meet deadline set by John Howard, Hicks' US military lawyer claims.
City attorney recommends impact fee exclusions (NWAnews.com)
Churches and schools will not have to pay impact fees if the Fayetteville City Council accepts the city attorney’s advice. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Hicks charges false: lawyer (The Age)
US creating false impression David Hicks would soon be charged to meet deadline set by PM, his lawyer claims.
Iraqi refugee vindicated by ASIO finding, lawyer says (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer for an Iraqi refugee who has been granted a visa after five years of detention says the decision proves ASIO was wrong to classify him as a threat to national security.
Smith broke no law: lawyer (Canada.com)
Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Trevis Smith may have violated a public health order -- and a moral obligation -- to disclose his HIV status to sex partners, but that doesn't mean he's committed a crime, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Pickton defence lawyer says he has many more questions for lead investigator (CNews)
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (CP) - Robert Pickton's defence lawyer says he has many more questions for the lead police investigator in the case. Peter Ritchie says he will continue to cross-examine Insp. Don Adam today, even though Adam has already spent six days in the witness box.
Don't make assumptions in murder investigation, lawyer cautions (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
A lawyer representing the mother of a woman found dead in her St. John's apartment is cautioning the public not to jump to conclusions.
Guantánamo lawyer says captive fears camp guards (Miami Herald)
The lone Australian held as a terror suspect at the U.S. Navy base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, refused to meet with a diplomat because he was afraid of retribution from guards, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer denies contact with ex-juror (Orlando Sentinel)
A defense lawyer Tuesday denied a criminal contempt-of-court allegation that he improperly contacted a juror who had been dismissed before the start of the felony hazing trial of five Florida A&M University fraternity brothers.
Florida Sheriff, State Attorney Disagree Over Undercover Investigations (Officer.com)
Previously private disagreements between state attorney Harry Shorstein and Sheriff John Rutherford have become more public since recent shootings involving undercover narcotics detectives.
Attorney Releases Photos Of Brandy Crash Scene (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
The attorney for the husband of a woman killed in a crash involving singer-actress Brandy's SUV releases "investigation photos" of the scene. An earlier report that the California Highway Patrol released the photos was incorrect.
House passes resolution urging probe of Irish lawyer's death (phillyburbs.com)
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives has approved a resolution urging the British government to undertake a full investigation of the death 18 years ago of an Irish human rights lawyer gunned down in his Belfast home as his wife and three children watched.
Attorney general to give domestic spying documents to senators (ABC 7 El Paso)
WASHINGTON Secret documents on America's domestic spying program will be given to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is ending a two-week...
Attorney general to give domestic spying documents to senators (KHQ Spokane)
WASHINGTON Secret documents on America's domestic spying program will be given to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is ending a two-week...
Libby Defense Lawyer Attacks Reporter Miller's Memory of Events (Bloomberg.com)
Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) -- A lawyer for Lewis ``Scooter'' Libby challenged former New York Times reporter Judith Miller's recollection that the defendant was almost certainly the first to tell her an Iraq war critic's wife was a CIA agent.
Libby lawyer grills reporter about her memory (International Herald Tribune)
A lawyer for I. Lewis Libby Jr. tried Wednesday to portray a former New York Times reporter as having a fuzzy memory of her conversations with Libby about a CIA agent.
Lawyer: Sprewell's innocent (The Journal News)
HARRISON - The lawyer for former Knick Latrell Sprewell denied yesterday that the onetime hoopster assaulted his longterm girlfriend in their Purchase home, claims made by police and in a $200 million civil lawsuit.
County attorney speaks out against shorter prison sentences (KTVK Phoenix)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is speaking out against a new bill that could shorten inmate's sentences by as much as six months.
US Attorney General To Turn Over Domestic Surveillance Program Details (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Wednesday that he will give the secret documents on the US government's domestic spying program to the Senate Judiciary Committee, ending a two-week standoff with the Senate panel.
Attorney General seeks audit of New Hope adoption agency (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Attorney General Lori Swanson is seeking a court-ordered financial audit of Reaching Arms International, an adoption agency based in New Hope.
Pickton's lawyer has many more questions for Adam (CNews)
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (CP) - Robert Pickton's defence lawyer says he has many more questions for the lead police investigator in the case. Peter Ritchie says he will continue to cross-examine Insp. Don Adam today, even though Adam has already spent six days in the witness box.
Orange relocates Commonwealth Attorney's office (News Democrat & Leader)
Commonwealth Attorney Charles Orange has announced the relocation of the office of Commonwealth Attorney for Logan and Todd counties.
Taxpayers to foot the bill for accused scammer’s lawyer (Boston Herald)
The Andover man accused of scamming seniors out their savings so he could gamble, drop $40,000 on wrist watches and keep his stripper mistresses in the lap of luxury now needs the government to pay for his lawyer.