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Lawyer charged in case of stolen art (Boston Globe)
A retired lawyer who federal authorities say negotiated to sell paintings allegedly stolen by a former client, including a $30 million Cezanne still life, was arrested Tuesday at Logan Airport as he got off a plane from France.
Police: 80-year-old hired hit man to kill lawyer (Miami Herald)
(AP) -- An 80-year-old man held in the shooting of another man outside a synagogue was charged Tuesday in a murder-for-hire plot. Marc Benayer is accused of soliciting a hit man to kill his former lawyer and a potential witness against him, though the supposed hit man was actually an undercover sheriff's deputy.
Attorney: Marines involved in alleged attack on Yale singers (San Francisco Chronicle)
As many as three U.S. Marines were involved in the alleged New Year's attack on the Baker's Dozen singing group, an attorney for two singers is claiming in a letter that asks for the head of the Marine Corps' help in the investigation. The case --...
Sheriff's attorney wants federal monitor out (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Fulton County Sheriff Myron Freeman's attorney has demanded the resignation of a federal monitor appointed to oversee mandated improvements at the troubled county jail.
District Attorney Protest (KRGV-TV Texas)
The Willacy County District Attorney takes up position outside of county jail.
Prominent Atlanta Attorney Faces Felony Charges (FOX 5 Atlanta)
ATLANTA (FOX5) -- A prominent Atlanta defense attorney is facing felony charges Tuesday night. Billy Spruell is charged with obstruction of a peace o...
City attorney defends decision not to release Lynch report (KREM Spokane)
SPOKANE -- Spokane's city attorney is defending his decision to keep the city's investigation into Deputy Mayor Jack Lynch's mysterious medical leave sealed.
Attorney general will probe bonuses (The Patriot-News)
The state attorney general will investigate whether the $3.6 million in taxpayer-funded bonuses handed out in the past two years to legislative staffers broke the law.
Gov, attorney general ask workers not to quit over ethics law (Summit Daily News)
DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter and Attorney General John Suthers on Tuesday asked state workers not to quit their jobs over a new ethics law, saying it's not clear how it applies to them and it will take time to determine the impact.
Federal agents search New Kensington attorney's office (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Federal agents executed a search warrant last week on the offices of a prominent defense attorney in New Kensington. Computers were among the items taken from the law firm of Thomas R. Ceraso at 2300 Freeport Road.
3:25 p.m. — Attorney General Limtiaco: COLA borrowing proposal would count toward debt limit (Pacific Daily News)
3:25 pm, February 14 — The governor's proposal to borrow more than $123 million to pay cost-of-living allowances to government of Guam retirees can't move forward unless the attorney general gives the green light, but Attorney General Alicia Limtiaco today said she cannot do that.
Cross-dressing lawyer in New Zealand hangs up his dress after guilty verdict (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A male lawyer who appeared in court dressed in women's clothes as a protest against what he said was New Zealand's overly-masculine judiciary was suspended Wednesday after being found to be in contempt of court.
Lawyer in contempt of court (NZCity)
14 February 2007 The High Court has found lawyer Miss Alice, formerly Dr Rob Moodie, in contempt of court after publishing documents relating to the Berryman case.
State's attorney reports 13 percent rise in felonies (The Batavia Sun)
ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP -- The Kane County state's attorney's office on Feb. 6 released some of the key figures from its annual crime report, showing an almost 13 percent rise in the number of felonies handled by the prosecutor's office from the previous year.
Others take up fund-raising work as attorney fights cancer (The Geneva Sun)
GENEVA -- Attorney Frank Giampoli worked tirelessly to raise funds for leukemia and lymphoma cancer research, even before losing his mother to leukemia five years ago.
Natchez attorney attends conference (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — City Attorney Everett Sanders was in Washington, D.C., last weekend. Sanders was at the Democratic National Committee conference as a representative for the state.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Mass. lawyer charged in stolen art case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A retired lawyer who federal authorities say negotiated to sell paintings allegedly stolen by a former client, including a $30 million Cezanne still life, was arrested Tuesday at Logan Airport as he got off a plane from France.
Bath County attorney takes guilty plea (Lexington Herald-Leader)
The Bath County attorney, who was on trial in federal court for buying votes during the May primary, pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon to charges of vote-buying, aiding and abetting and perjury.
Synagogue shooting suspect accused of trying to hire hitman to kill attorney (Sun-Sentinel)
West Palm Beach attorney James Eisenberg took a man's condominium as payment for trying to keep him out of jail. That same man later tried to have Eisenberg killed, authorities said.
Bath County attorney takes guilty plea (Lexington Herald-Leader)
The Bath County attorney, who was on trial in federal court for buying votes during the May primary, pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon to charges of vote-buying, aiding and abetting and perjury.
Attorney says founder of rehab centers in Sunrise, Delray will pay staff (Sun-Sentinel)
The founder of defunct addiction treatment centers in Sunrise and Delray Beach will make good on all he owes since closing the doors, his attorney promised a judge and 60 upset, unpaid employees Tuesday.
Lawyer surrenders in '78 stolen art case (Boston Globe)
A retired Watertown lawyer surrendered to federal authorities yesterday after returning from France to face charges he attempted to sell millions of dollars worth of paintings, including a major work by Cezanne, that were stolen from a home in the Berkshires in 1978.
Attorney says client was attacked before he stabbed teenager (phillyburbs.com)
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A man accused of fatally stabbing a teenager did so after he was attacked by the victim and other youths, his attorney told jurors.
Weis' lawyer blames doctors (The Record)
BOSTON -- The lawyer for Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis said Tuesday that doctors failed to recognize life-threatening complications after Weis' gastric bypass surgery, allowing him to bleed internally for more than a day.
Anna Nicole's mom hires Florida lawyer to secure her body (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Washington, Feb. 14 (ANI): Late model Anna Nicole Smith's mother, Virgie Arthur, has reportedly hired the services of a Florida-based lawyer to have her daughter's body released for burial. She has hired Coral Gables attorney Stephen Tunstall to secure Anna Nicole's body. There are two outstanding California court orders preventing burial - one puts a hold on the release of the body and the ...
Nassau's new county attorney draws praise (The Florida Times-Union)
YULEE - After one week on the job, David A. Hallman, Nassau County's new attorney, said Friday he's more convinced than ever that accepting the position was the right decision.
Lawyer charged in case of stolen art (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - A retired lawyer who federal authorities say negotiated to sell paintings allegedly stolen by a former client, including a $30 million Cezanne still life, was arrested Tuesday at Logan Airport...
Attorney says Santa Rosa man feared home invasion (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
SANTA ROSA, N.M. A man accused of fatally shooting two young women at his Santa Rosa home alleges self-defense. The attorney for 55-year-old Joseph Page, Lelia...
Freshfields Lawyer Is Killed in Fall at London's Tate Gallery (Bloomberg.com)
Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- A Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer fell to his death from a stairwell at London's Tate Modern Gallery in what police described today as ``unexplained and not suspicious'' circumstances.
Lawyer charged in case of stolen Cezanne (WPRI 12 Providence)
BOSTON Authorities have arrested a retired lawyer they say tried to sell paintings allegedly stolen by a client.
Freshfields Lawyer Is Killed in Fall at London's Tate Gallery (Bloomberg.com)
Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- A Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer fell to his death from a stairwell at London's Tate Modern Gallery in what police described today as ``unexplained and not suspicious'' circumstances.
Special elections for comptroller, attorney general sought (Staten Island Advance)
ALBANY -- Senate Republicans proposed legislation yesterday that would place the power of selecting a new comptroller or attorney general in the hands of voters, not the state Legislature.
Merryweather: lawyer slams boys' critics (Independent Online)
The lawyer for the young men charged with the attempted murder of Andrew Merryweather denies that his clients have "received special favours".
Libby, Cheney will not testify, lawyer says (The Buffalo News)
WASHINGTON - The lawyer for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby said Tuesday that he would rest his defense of the former White House aide without calling Libby or his former boss, Vice President Cheney, to testify.
Prague state attorney Kulvejt dismissed by minister (České noviny)
Prague- Justice Minister Jiri Pospisil (the Civic Democratic Party, (ODS) has dismissed Prague high state attorney Jiri Kulvejt, high state attorney's office spokesman Irena Valova told CTK today.
Attorney General Says State School Super Doesn`t Have to be Teacher (KFYR-TV Bismarck)
Since statehood, North Dakota`s superintendent of public instruction has had to be a licensed teacher. Now Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the rule is against the North Dakota Constitution.
Mass. Lawyer Charged in Stolen Art Case (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A retired lawyer who federal authorities say negotiated to sell paintings allegedly stolen by a former client, including a $30 million Cezanne still life, was arrested at Logan Airport as he got off a plane from France.
Attorney's employment contract discussed in closed session (The Clarion-Ledger)
The Jackson City Council is discussing the employment contract of City Attorney Sarah O'Reilly-Evans in closed session.
Lawyer falls to his death at Tate Modern (Daily Telegraph)
A promising young corporate lawyer plunged to his death from an art gallery stairwell on Friday after he and colleagues raised concerns over heavy workloads and long hours.
Mass. Lawyer Charged in Stolen Art Case (ABC News)
Massachusetts Lawyer Charged in Case of Stolen Art, Including $30M Cezanne
Marini’s Attorney Argues For Constructive Grant By Health Board (The Cape Cod Chronicle)
HARWICH --- The attorney for the Marini Nominee Trust is claiming the board of health’s inaction on his client’s nine-lot definitive subdivision for more than 45 days resulted in a constructive grant of the subsurface septic plans for the property, which abuts nitrogen-sensitive Monomoy River.
Los Angeles judge lifts order on Anna Nicole Smith body: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Los Angeles judge lifted a temporary order to preserve the body of Anna Nicole Smith for DNA tests following her death last week, a lawyer for the model said.
Family hires attorney for UI player Smith (The Champaign News-Gazette)
A veteran Champaign defense attorney has been hired by the family of University of Illinois basketball player Jamar Smith. Smith, 19, who lives in the 1100 block of Sterling Court, Savoy, has been ticketed with improper lane usage in connection with a car crash late Monday night that seriously injured his teammate, Brian Carlwell, 19, a freshman from Maywood.
State attorney makes a case for actuarial lawsuit (KTVF Fairbanks)
A state attorney says Alaska has a good case against the actuarial company whose mistakes contributed to a multi-(B) billion dollar shortfall in its pension system.
Attorney Eino Zapata announces for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 (Bandera Bulletin)
Local attorney Eino Zapata, Republican, has announced his candidacy for the office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas for 33 years since his graduation from St. Mary's School of Law with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in August of 1973. Attorney Zapata also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southwest Texas State University.
State attorney makes a case for actuarial lawsuit (KTVA Anchorage)
A state attorney says Alaska has a good case against the actuarial company whose mistakes contributed to a multi-billion dollar shortfall in its pension system. Governor Palin has asked lawmakers to approve spending an additional 12 million dollars this year to pay for the lawsuit.
District Attorney: Immunity for witnesses OK (Observer-Dispatch)
UTICA - Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said Common Council Attorney Anthony Garramone informed him about the witnesses the Investigatory Committee planned to call and the testimony those people will give.
Cross-dressing lawyer hangs up his dress (AP via Yahoo! News)
A male lawyer who appeared in court dressed in women's clothes as a protest against what he said was New Zealand's overly-masculine judiciary was suspended Wednesday after being found to be in contempt of court.
Oklahoma district attorney in war of words with author John Grisham (KFSM Ft. Smith-Fayetteville)
Pontotoc County District Attorney Bill Peterson in Oklahoma has put up a Web site in response to a book by best-selling author John Grisham which criticizes the wrongful conviction of two men on murder charges.