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New: Attorney appointed in case against Wonder Lake lawyer (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A former Kane County State’s Attorney has been appointed to prosecute a McHenry County case against a Wonder Lake lawyer accused of bilking an elderly client out of more than $40,000.
Cook County State's Attorney To Cut 46 Lawyers (CBS 2 Chicago)
Cook County State’s Attorney Dick Devine announced Friday afternoon he will cut 46 attorneys and 10 investigators in order to comply with proposed county budget cuts.
Hanson Bridgett brings in ex-49ers lawyer (Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal)
Hanson Bridgett Marcus Vlahos & Rudy LLP said the former lawyer for the San Francisco 49ers has joined the firm.
Conn. Attorney Charged With Destroying Evidence (WCBS-TV New York)
A prominent Greenwich defense attorney was charged Friday with obstructing justice and destroying evidence in a probe of child pornography involving the music director at a church where former President Bush once worshipped. Philip Russell, 48, of Stamford, was charged in a two-count indictment unsealed Friday, authorities said. He appeared in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport and was released ...
Mississippi Attorney General Berates State Farm (Fox News)
State attorney general blasts State Farm for decision to stop writing new policies in Mississippi, calling insurance giant a 'robber baron.'
Court: Looted Art Lawyer Fee Too High (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer's $15.7 million fee for negotiating the return of art stolen by the Nazis was too high, a Dutch court ruled Friday.
Local Attorney Says Keep Recalled Peanut Butter (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
By Leslie Olsen INDIANAPOLIS - If you have gotten sick recently and you suspect it could have been from recalled peanut butter, a local attorney says do not take the advice of the peanut butter manufacturer and throw it away.
Robert D. Novak: Dems go after Attorney General Gonzales (New Hampshire Union Leader)
House Democrats , led by Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel, are targeting Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the Justice Department under him in a wide-ranging congressional investigation.
Lawyer: Ex-R.I. senator making plea deal (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former state senator already headed to federal prison for corruption plans to plead no contest to state charges next week, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Friday.
Louisiana Asst. Attorney General Charged with DWI (WAFB Baton Rouge)
Assistant Attorney General Debbie Baer has been charged with DWI after allegedly backing into a state-owned vehicle in the parking lot of the Attorney General's Office.
Mississippi attorney general targets State Farm (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Mississippi's attorney general said on Friday he would propose legislation to force State Farm, the largest home insurer in the United States, to continue writing new policies in the state.
Lawyer pleads guilty to $20 million thefts (MSNBC)
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A lawyer pleaded guilty to stealing more than $20 million from a bank and at least one client, spending the loot on vacation homes, a wedding and generous salaries for his employees, authorities said.
Tank's Attorney Wants Charges Dismissed (NBC 5 Chicago)
CHICAGO -- An attorney for Bears defensive tackle Terry "Tank" Johnson has asked a Cook County judge that misdemeanor gun possession charges against Johnson be dismissed.
Griffin jabs at Pryor, Democrats in U.S. attorney controversy (The Morning News)
WASHINGTON -- Tim Griffin said Friday he considers himself a casualty of the political firestorm ignited by his appointment as interim U.S. attorney in Little Rock, and blamed Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and leading Democrats for derailing his possible nomination.
Attorney Accused Of Destroying Evidence In Child Porn Investigation (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A prominent defense attorney was accused of destroying a computer containing child pornography that belonged to his client, a former church music director, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.
Real Estate Lawyer Stole $20 Million for Wedding, Condos and Staff Salaries (Law.com)
A lawyer in White Plains, N.Y., has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $20 million from a bank and at least one client, spending the loot on vacation homes, a wedding and generous salaries for his employees, authorities said. Under a deal with prosecutors, Anthony Bellettieri, 53, faces more than a decade in prison after admitting Thursday in federal court to bank and mail fraud dating to at ...
Attorney Defends Doctor’s Treatment Of Anna Nicole Smith (KWTX-TV Waco)
(February 16, 2007)--An attorney for a California doctor accused of prescribing methadone to an alias of Anna Nicole Smith say the physician gave ``sound and appropriate'' treatment.
Former lawyer to plead guilty to role in embezzling (Winston-Salem Journal)
A disbarred lawyer accused of embezzling millions from former clients will plead guilty, his attorney said this week. David Freedman, who is representing Zachary Bynum III, said that Bynum has acknowledged his role in the crimes and is prepared for punish
Miss. attorney general seeks to block State Farm from barring new business in state (The Charleston Gazette)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Friday he will seek legislation aimed at blocking State Farm Insurance Cos. from refusing to write new homeowners and commercial policies in the hurricane-battered state.
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.
NFL Notebook | Johnson's lawyer files for dismissal (Seattle Times)
Hoping to capitalize on Illinois' complex definition of residency, the lawyer for Chicago Bears player Tank Johnson said Friday that misdemeanor...
Lawyer's fees rejected in Nazi stolen-art case (Miami Herald)
(AP) -- A lawyer's $15.7 million fee for negotiating the return of art stolen by the Nazis was too high, a Dutch court ruled Friday.
Rape charge for lawyer found naked with girl (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A Center City criminal defense lawyer allegedly found naked last month with a 14-year-old girl at the Criminal Justice Center yesterday was ordered to stand trial after prosecutors upgraded the charges to include rape.
Defense Lawyer Charged With Destroying Evidence (Hartford Courant)
Charges Stem From FBI Investigation Of Church Official In Child Porn Case A Greenwich defense lawyer with a high-profile client list was charged with two obstruction of justice offenses Friday by federal prosecutors who say he destroyed a computer belonging to a church music director accused of collecting pornographic images of children.
Interim U.S. attorney won't get nod (St. Petersburg Times)
The prosecutor whose appointment as an interim U.S. attorney in Arkansas has ignited a furor in Congress will not be nominated for the job permanently, the Justice Department said on Friday.
Attorney indicted in porn probe at church (Stamford Advocate)
An attorney representing Christ Church Greenwich was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury for allegedly destroying a laptop computer to cover up child pornography sought in a probe of the parish's former music director.
Aurora attorney appointed (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A former Kane County state’s attorney has been appointed to prosecute a McHenry County case against a Wonder Lake lawyer accused of bilking an elderly client out of more than $40,000.
Attorney trying to have client’s statements barred from stabbing trial (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – The attorney for an Algonquin man charged with attempted murder in connection with a November stabbing at an Algonquin party will attempt to have statements his client made to police barred from trial.
Attorney gets 18 months in prison (Sun-Sentinel)
Lawyer admits hiding source of drug money During an emotional sentencing hearing Friday, a West Palm Beach defense attorney was given 18 months in prison for hiding the source of one of his clients' drug money.
Attorney warns of riots in jails (Contra Costa Times)
Overcrowding is fueling violence inside California's prisons and creating an atmosphere primed for a major riot, a state attorney said Friday during court arguments regarding Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to send prisoners to other states.
Lawyer backs off police in false pizza robbery report (The Indianapolis Star)
A lawyer for two men detained for two hours by Westfield police after a pizza deliveryman accused them of armed robbery said his clients have no case against the officers.
Comelec-mandated drug tests are illegal, says lawyer (INQ7.net)
MANILA, Philippines -- Forcing local and national candidates in the coming elections to undergo drug tests and publishing the names of those who refuse to do so is illegal, an election lawyer warned the Commission on Elections on Saturday.
Czech CSSD ready for reconciliation with lawyer - press (České noviny)
Prague- Jiri Paroubek, leader of the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD), has sent a personal letter to lawyer Zdenek Altner in which he voiced readiness for out-of-court settlement in a dispute over billions of crowns, the daily Lidove noviny writes today.
Phila. Lawyer to Stand Trial on Sexual Assault Charges (KYW News Radio 1060)
A Philadelphia attorney who allegedly fondled a 14-year-old girl during off-hours in the lawyer's lounge of the criminal justice center will be tried at the end of April.
Attorney under review apologizes (The State Journal-Register)
LINCOLN - A Lincoln attorney accused Thursday of recording sexual encounters between himself and five different women apologized for his actions Friday in an open letter to Logan County residents.
Iowa Attorney General Joins Effort to Prevent Minors from Watching Bud-TV (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
Des Moines - Attorney generals from Iowa and 22 other states are asking a big beer maker to ensure minors can't access their new website. The attorneys wrote to Anheuser-Busch, in St. Louis, asking for better tools to prevent minors from viewing their new Bud-TV site.
County attorney, sheriff want $5.6M to help nab illegal immigrants (East Valley Tribune)
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas claim they're entitled to more than 60 percent of the $8 million or $9 million in "pass-through" funds intended for officers trained to enforce immigration law.
Attorney defends school districts meeting notices for interviewing, hiring superintendent (Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune)
Wisconsin Rapids school officials provided legally sufficient notice about their intent to interview and then hire a superintendent, an attorney for the school district said Friday. The current status of the law with respect to meeting agendas is that a general description of the topic considered is legally sufficient, said Robert Burns, of Davis and Kuelthau S.C., in a letter dated Feb. 15 that ...
Wounded in shooting, attorney fears court these days (Norwalk Advocate)
Attorney Julie Porzio never shied away from the toughest divorce cases.
Wounded in shooting, attorney fears court these days (Boston Globe)
Attorney Julie Porzio never shied away from the toughest divorce cases. Mindful of the lives at stake, the 4-foot, 11-inch attorney developed a reputation as a tenacious lawyer, working up to 15 hours a day to help clients in bad marriages start new lives.
District Attorney clears cops who fired at mall shooter (Provo Daily Herald)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Police officers acted properly in gunning down a Bosnian teenager who shot five people to death in a mall filled with hundreds of shoppers, the county's top prosecutor said Friday. "They were legally justified in using deadly force," Salt Lake County District Attorney Lohra Miller said.
Brighton lawyer agrees to plea deal in cocaine case (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
HOWELL, Mich. -- A Brighton lawyer arrested for cocaine possession has pleaded guilty in a deal that will expunge the drug-related conviction if he completes a residential treatment...
Czech Social Democrats not to pay millions to lawyer (České noviny)
Prague- Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) will not pay 176 million crowns to their former lawyer Zdenek Altner he claims for his services in a legal dispute over their headquarters Lidovy dum (People's House), party leader Jiri Paroubek told the commercial television station Nova today.
Attorney General Admits To Affair (Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Attorney General Lord Goldsmith has admitted having an extra-marital affair with a leading barrister.
Oklahoma Attorney Nominated To Federal Judgeship (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ President Bush nominated an Oklahoma City attorney to a post as federal judge in the western district of Oklahoma.
Attorney general admits to affair (icTheWharf)
Attorney General Lord Goldsmith has admitted to having an extra-marital affair with a leading barrister. The married father-of-four, a close ally of Prime Minister Tony Blair, said the matter was now "all in the past".
State attorney says crowding at prisons exacerbates tensions (Daily Bulletin)
SACRAMENTO - Overcrowding is fueling violence inside California's prisons and creating an atmosphere primed for a major riot, a state attorney said Friday during court arguments over Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to send prisoners to other states.
Rape charge fabricated, lawyer tells court (Gulf News)
Dubai: A lawyer has accused an alleged rape victim of bringing a false charge against his client since the incident could not have taken place as described by the victim.
Miss. attorney general seeks to block State Farm from barring new business in state (djournal.com)
JACKSON - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Friday he will seek legislation aimed at blocking State Farm Insurance Cos. from refusing to write new homeowners and commercial policies in the hurricane-battered state.
Attorney general admits to affair (BBC News)
The Attorney General Lord Goldsmith issues a statement admitting he had an affair with a leading barrister.