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Lawyer: Priest Suspected Of Embezzlement Could Plead Guilty (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
A Catholic priest charged with embezzling thousands of dollars from two churches may plead guilty next month, according to his lawyer.
Sentencing Delayed For Annette Mobley, Attorney Ill (The Chattanoogan)
Sentencing was delayed on Monday for Annette Mobley in the Marion County cruelty to animals case because her attorney is ill. Ms. Mobley was convicted in January of two felony counts of cruelty to animals.
Investigator urges Bonds to aid probe of steroids / But player can't comply with Mitchell's request, lawyer says (San Francisco Chronicle)
Major League Baseball's top steroids investigator has urged Giants star Barry Bonds and other players tied to the BALCO drug scandal to submit to interviews and turn over their medical records, The Chronicle has learned. But Bonds' lawyer said Sunday...
Lawyer: Bonds Won't Cooperate With Steroids Probe (KFOX 14 El Paso)
The lawyer for Giants slugger Barry Bonds says he will not cooperate with baseball's steroids probe by turning over medical records and submitting to interviews.
Lawyer: Bonds Won't Cooperate With Steroids Probe (KRXI-TV Reno)
The lawyer for Giants slugger Barry Bonds says he will not cooperate with baseball's steroids probe by turning over medical records and submitting to interviews.
Lawyer: Bonds Won't Cooperate With Steroids Probe (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
The lawyer for Giants slugger Barry Bonds says he will not cooperate with baseball's steroids probe by turning over medical records and submitting to interviews.
Avery attorney tries to poke holes in DNA expert testimony (WBAY Green Bay)
CHILTON, Wis. Steven Avery's defense attorney chipped away at a D-N-A analyst's testimony today, forcing her to admit her own D-N-A had contaminated a test and her...
DA: Lawyer Always in Debt Stole Money From Clients (1010 WINS New York)
A lawyer was arrested Monday on charges of stealing at least $500,000 from clients involved in real estate transactions.Gwenerva Cherry stole from a company that was in bankruptcy, two people who were trying to buy homes and two clients who wanted to invest in the purchase of a group of Brooklyn apartments, prosecutors said.
State Attorney Wants More Police In High Crime Areas (First Coast News)
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Depending on where you live in the city, you are either safe or struggling to be safe. State Attorney Harry Shorstein calls it a tale of two cities. "It all depends on your home address," said Shorstein to members with the Downtown Rotary Club.
Lawyer hints at 'fraud' in baby's birth certificate (Sports Illustrated)
A lawyer representing one of the men claiming to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith's infant daughter alleged Monday that there is "fraud" in the child's birth certificate.
Judicial bribery retrial of attorney, two judges begins (FOX 10 Mobile)
JACKSON, Miss. A federal prosecutor says Mississippi attorney Paul S- Minor and two former judges used subtle and cunning deception to subvert the judicial system...
Lawyer: Brown needs $19,000 to get out of jail (CNN.com)
CANTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Singer Bobby Brown was ordered on Monday to remain in a Norfolk County jail until he paid $19,000 in late child support and court fees, his lawyer said.
IL Attorney General Says Check Scams Are on the Rise (News 25 Evansville)
CHICAGO - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is cautioning the state's residents to be extra wary of check scams. Complaints of counterfeit cashier's checks are on the rise.
Milton Street's lawyer withdraws from tax evasion case (WFMJ Youngstown)
PHILADELPHIA A federal judge agreed today to appoint a new lawyer for the older brother of Philadelphia Mayor John Street. That's because the attorney initially appointed for T- Milton Street Senior said she and her client could not agree on a legal strategy.
Westmoreland County fires lawyer (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A lawyer who worked for Westmoreland County was fired Monday, days after he was accused by the federal government of bilking funeral expenses from customers who paid in advance for caskets and burial vaults.
Michigan U.S. Attorney Announces Resignation; Democrat Says It Could Be Forced (Law.com)
Michigan's first female U.S. Attorney says she is stepping down, prompting speculation that she is the latest in a wave of resignations forced by the Bush administration. Margaret M. Chiara, 63, said Friday she would resign her position effective March 16, but did not say why. Seven other U.S. Attorneys have been forced to resign in recent months. Democrats have accused the Bush administration of ...
Avery attorney tries to poke holes in DNA expert testimony (WKBT La Crosse)
CHILTON, Wis. Steven Avery's defense attorney chipped away at a D-N-A analyst's testimony today, forcing her to admit her own D-N-A had contaminated a test and her tests could not rule out the possibility that evidence was planted.
Lincoln mayor, state's attorney trade jabs over performance of Lincoln police department (Herald & Review)
LINCOLN - Lincoln Mayor Beth Davis denied Monday that the city is ignoring the state's attorney's allegations of police incompetence, including one case in which he said police waited outside while a woman was being stabbed.
Lawyer: Priest not legally wed (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
LOUISA -- The Catholic priest accused of embezzling money from two parishes is not legally married to the woman he lived with in Spotsylvania County, his lawyer said yesterday.
Lawyer: DNA agreement reached on Brown (AP via Yahoo! News)
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A lawyer for James Brown's partner says an agreement has been reached over obtaining DNA samples from the late soul singer's body.
Judicial Bribery Retrial Of Attorney, Two Judges Begins (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
Mississippi attorney Paul S. Minor and two former judges sought to subvert the judicial system for their own gain, using "subtle but cunning deception," a lawyer for the U.S. attorney's office claimed Monday during opening statements in the U.S. District Court trial.
Lawyer: DNA agreement reached on Brown (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for James Brown's partner says an agreement has been reached over obtaining DNA samples from the late soul singer's body.
Lawyer: DNA agreement reached on Brown (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for James Brown's partner says an agreement has been reached over obtaining DNA samples from the late soul singer's body.
Lincoln mayor, state's attorney trade jabs over performance of Lincoln police department (Herald & Review)
LINCOLN - Lincoln Mayor Beth Davis denied Monday that the city is ignoring the state's attorney's allegations of police incompetence, including one case in which he said police waited outside while a woman was being stabbed.
Lawyer: DNA Agreement Reached on Brown (ABC News)
Agreement Reached on Gathering DNA Samples From James Brown's Body, Lawyer Tells Newspaper
Attorney says client didn't participate in abuse of boy (The Press-Enterprise)
RIVERSIDE - A man accused in the August 2005 beating death of a 3-year-old boy in Rubidoux is only guilty of one thing -- failing to call police, his attorney told a Riverside jury on Monday.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Abita lawyer pulls out of Parish Council race (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Abita Springs lawyer William M. Magee has withdrawn from the March 31 special election for the 7th District seat on the St. Tammany Parish Council.
Milton Street's lawyer withdraws from tax evasion case (phillyburbs.com)
PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge agreed Monday to appoint a new lawyer for the older brother of Mayor John F. Street after the attorney initially appointed for T. Milton Street Sr. said she and her client could not agree on a legal strategy.
Bonds lawyer limits role in steroid probe (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
As long as Barry Bonds remains the focus of a possible perjury indictment, the San Francisco slugger cannot cooperate with Major League Baseball's steroid investigation, his lawyer told ESPN.com yesterday.
LAWYER QUITS MILTON'S CASE (Philadelphia Daily News)
THE LAWYER representing T. Milton Street on fraud and tax-evasion charges got the green light from a federal judge yesterday to quit the case.
Will Maslow, 99; noted civil rights lawyer (Los Angeles Times)
NEW YORK — Will Maslow, a former leader of the American Jewish Congress and a civil rights lawyer noted for his efforts on behalf of minorities, has died, a director of the organization said Monday. He was 99.
City attorney known for integrity (Rocky Mountain News)
The stolen-computer investigation surrounding Denver City Attorney Larry Manzanares has baffled friends and colleagues who know him as a hard-working, well-respected judge who made community service a priority.
Attorney general's staff to focus on predatory lending (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus- The state attorney general's office will hire three attorneys and three investigators dedicated solely to cracking down on unscrupulous housing lenders.
State's attorney's office drops Vance death probe (Lake County News Sun)
The Lake County State's Attorney's Office will not pursue criminal charges against Vista East Medical Center or any staff member for the heart attack death of Beatrice Vance.
NY Attorney General investigates college students' loans (Massachusetts Daily Collegian)
The relationship between colleges and the student loan industry has come under investigation by New York's Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, who has launched a nationwide inquiry into apparent unethical practices behind school's bank preferences when refering to alternative loans.
Milton Street seeking new lawyer (Courier-Post)
A federal judge agreed to appoint a new lawyer for the older brother of Mayor John F. Street after the attorney initially appointed for T. Milton Street Sr. said she and her client could not agree on a legal strategy.
Attorney general's ruling limits access to public records (Midland Reporter-Telegram)
Access to public documents maintained by the Midland County Clerk's Office will remain open, but residents will no longer be able to freely browse through the materials due to an opinion issued last week by state Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Lawyer: DNA agreement reached on Brown (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for James Brown's partner says an agreement has been reached over obtaining DNA samples from the late soul singer's body.
Lawyer: DNA agreement reached on Brown (USA Today)
A lawyer for James Brown's partner says an agreement has been reached over obtaining DNA samples from the late soul singer's body. Lawyers for Brown's trustees wanted DNA samples to help sort out several paternity claims made against the singer since he died two months ago.
U.S. Attorney in Nashville to present enforcement awards (Tennessean)
Federal prosecutors in Nashville will present awards Wednesday to 35 local, state and federal law enforcement officers in a ceremony at the Nashville Downtown Public Library Auditorium, according to a press release. Craig Morford, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, will present the United States Attorney Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement during the 2 p.m. ...
Lawyer: DNA Agreement Reached on Brown (The Houma Courier)
A lawyer for James Brown's partner says an agreement has been reached over obtaining DNA samples from the late soul singer's body. Lawyers for Brown's trustees wanted DNA samples to help sort out several paternity claims made against the singer since he died two months ago.
Men wrongly jailed were FBI's 'collateral damage,' lawyer says (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for the families of four men who spent decades in prison for a murder they didn't commit said the FBI considered their lives "acceptable collateral damage" in the fight against organized crime.
Men wrongly jailed were FBI's 'collateral damage,' lawyer says (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - The FBI considered the lives of four men who spent decades in prison for a murder they didn't commit "acceptable collateral damage" in the fight against organized crime, a lawyer...
Radical Terrorist Attorney Attempts to Raise Money in Valley (KFSN-TV Fresno)
Lynne Stewart is a radical attorney with a history of defending controversial people. Now, she's appealing her conviction for helping Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the suspected mastermind of the first attack on the World Trade Center.
Lawyer Argues for Parents' Right to Sue (RedNova)
By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON - Parents should not be forced to hire a lawyer to sue public school districts in federal court over the special education needs of their children, the lawyer for parents of an autistic child told the Supreme Court Tuesday.
Editorial Calls For City Attorney's Resignation (ABC 7 Denver)
The city attorney is under criminal investigation after a stolen laptop was found in his possession.
Agreement reached on gathering DNA samples from James Brown's body, lawyer says (Boston Herald)
AIKEN, S.C. - A lawyer for James Brown's partner says an agreement has been reached over obtaining DNA samples from the late soul singer's body. Lawyers for Brown's trustees wanted DNA...
Attorney Stabbed Inside Courtroom (The Boston Channel)
A defendant is accused of stabbing his attorney inside a Dedham, Mass., courtroom.
Lawyer Argues for Parents' Right to Sue (Washington Post)
WASHINGTON -- Parents should not be forced to hire a lawyer to sue public school districts over their children's special education needs, the lawyer for parents of an autistic child told the Supreme Court Tuesday.