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Lawyer pleads guilty to stock fraud (Courier-Post)
CAMDEN -- A Denver lawyer today pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in two stock fraud and money laundering schemes, one of which cost public investors
Lawyer pleads guilty to stock fraud involving millions (phillyburbs.com)
CAMDEN, N.J. - A Denver lawyer on Tuesday pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in two stock fraud and money laundering schemes, one of which cost public investors more than $15 million, according to U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie.
Sen. Reid hires Hollywood attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has hired Los Angeles celebrity attorney Martin Singer for legal work.
Awards: Latham & Watkins attorney named an outstanding healthcare litigator (San Diego Daily Transcript via Yahoo! News)
Latham & Watkins attorney is named one of nation's 10 outstanding health care litigators. Palomar Pomerado Health has received a state award for workplace excellence. The San Diego EDC awards the founder of Kyocera.
Naylon's attorney decries allegations (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
An attorney representing Ramsey County sheriff's official Mark Naylon said his client is innocent and will cooperate with authorities who are looking into allegations that he stole money, tampered with evidence and interfered with investigations. Paul Rogosheske also dismissed an FBI surveillance videotape that a source said shows Naylon counting and then pocketing cash hidden in a St. Paul hotel ...
Foster dad accused in boy's death gets new attorney (Dayton Daily News)
The Union Twp. man accused of binding, killing and burning 3-year-old foster child Marcus Fiesel has a new attorney.
Portland lawyer won't divulge info about mystery plane's owner (KATU Portland)
A Portland lawyer has told the Oregon State Bar that attorney-client privilege prevents him from discussing an elusive businessman linked to a CIA plane reported to have flown terrorism suspects abroad for interrogation.
Lawrence Walsh: State attorney general cautions consumers to be aware (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
It's National Consumer Protection Week, a time when members of the state attorney general's office travel throughout Pennsylvania to tell consumers how to avoid being victimized by an ever-increasing number of crooks trying to separate them from their money.
Court overturns former attorney's convictions (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- A state appeals court on Monday overturned the convictions of a former family law attorney from Escondido on multiple charges involving allegations that she hurt her teenage daughter and terrorized the girl's foster parents.
Lamar scholarship named for Beaumont attorney (Beaumont Enterprise)
The name on the second of nine new endowed scholarships at Lamar University was revealed Tuesday by the university and the Beaumont Foundation of America, this one honoring long time Beaumont attorney John G. Tucker.
Chief deputy state's attorney steps down (Rapid City Journal)
RAPID CITY - Lara Roetzel has stepped down as chief deputy state's attorney for Pennington County. Her position will be filled by Kevin Krull. State's Attorney Glenn Brenner said Roetzel stepped down so that her husband, Scott Roetzel, could join the staff in the office.
Foster dad accused in boy's death gets new attorney (Dayton Daily News)
The Union Twp. man accused of binding, killing and burning 3-year-old foster child Marcus Fiesel has a new attorney.
Attorney reappointed over mayor's objection (The Star-Ledger)
The Sayreville Borough Council unanimously reappointed Brian Hak of the firm Weiner Lesniak as borough attorney on Monday, a month after Mayor Kennedy O'Brien publicly opposed the nomination.
Brooklyn Lawyer Files Racial Profiling Lawsuit (The New York Sun)
A Brooklyn lawyer filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the police department alleging that officers are illegally making racebased stops and searches against black males. The lawyer who filed the suit, Emmanuel Roy, said his lawsuit was not prompted by the release of police department "stop and frisk" data, which has been the subject of several news reports in recent days. The lead ...
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Louisville lawyer agrees to resign (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A Louisville lawyer will give up his license to practice law in exchange for prosecutors dropping a perjury charge against him. Fred Radolovich -- probably best known for representing Tina Conner, the mistress of former Gov. Paul Patton -- agreed last week to resign from the bar.
Attorney general urges public's aid (Akron Beacon Journal)
The focus was on honored local law enforcement officers at Tuesday's Crime Prevention Award Breakfast. But new Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann took the opportunity to shift the responsibility for reducing crime to the people of the communities the officers serve.
Lawyer: Mercury is behind crematory case (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a former crematory operator said he believes mercury exposure led his client to leave 334 bodies to rot in piles across his property.
Allied Capital Subpoenaed By US Attorney (SeekingAlpha via Yahoo! Finance)
Herb Greenberg submits: Allied Capital issued a press release yesterday saying that it had received a subpoena from the US Attorney for the District of Columbia "regarding the use of private investigators by Allied Capital or its agents."
Lawyer: Crematory Operator Victim Of Mercury Exposure (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
RINGGOLD, Ga. -- The lawyer for the operator of a northwest Georgia crematory where more than 300 uncremated human remains were found says he believes the situation can be blamed on exposure to mercury his client suffered.
'Doghouse robber' gets new lawyer (Nevada Appeal)
MINDEN Lawyer Tod Young withdrew as counsel Monday for convicted bank robber Steven Simmons after he said his client refused to communicate with him.
Lawyer eyed for board of education seat (The Nashua Telegraph)
CONCORD - Gov. John Lynch said he intends to nominate a Nashua lawyer to a seat on the state board of education. ...
Lawyer disciplined a second time over courtroom behavior (The Columbus Dispatch)
A lawyer was found in contempt of court again yesterday and threatened with jail time if he didn’t pay a $500 fine in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.
Youngstown lawyer admits to perjury, put on probation (The Columbus Dispatch)
A disbarred Youngstown lawyer avoided prison yesterday in Franklin County for lying to the state’s disciplinary counsel.
Behrman's killer seeks new attorney (The Indianapolis Star)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The man convicted of murdering an Indiana University student seven years ago has dropped his defense attorney and is asking that a public defender handle his appeals, his mother said.
Lawyer: Crematory operator suffered from mercury exposure (FOX 10 Mobile)
RINGGOLD, Ga. The lawyer for the operator of a northwest Georgia crematory where more than 300 uncremated human remains were found says he believes the...
Pals: U.S. attorney has right stuff (NWAnews.com)
Ask friends of new U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin to describe the 38-year-old prosecutor, and they gush adjectives. They call him “driven,” “conscientious,” “highly intelligent” and fiercely loyal to his home state of Arkansas. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
New Lawyer To Ask Judge For More Time To Defend David Carroll (Fox 19 Cincinnati)
The new lawyer for a foster father charged with a three year old's death says she needs more time to prepare his defense. Catherine Adams will argue her reasons before a Clermont County judge today.
State's attorney: Benton woman charged in murder-for-hire plot (Benton Evening News)
Leslie C. Grove, 41, of Benton has been charged by information with two counts of solicitation of murder for hire, according to Franklin County State's Attorney Thomas J. Dinn.
Minden robber gets new lawyer (The Record-Courier)
Lawyer Tod Young withdrew as counsel Monday for convicted bank robber Steven Simmons after he said his client refused to communicate with him.
New Lawyer To Ask Judge For More Time To Defend David Carroll (Fox 19 Cincinnati)
The new lawyer for a foster father charged with a three year old's death says she needs more time to prepare his defense. Catherine Adams will argue her reasons before a Clermont County judge today.
`Spunk' Williams loses appeal over attorney's fee (Akron Beacon Journal)
Jimmy ``Spunk'' Williams, the Akron man who received thousands of dollars after being released from prison for a rape he did not commit, lost in his appeal against his former attorney.
Clay County Attorney's office down two (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
An assistant Clay County attorney who has been helping to fill in while his boss serves in Iraq plans to leave his position
Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Stock Fraud (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A Denver lawyer pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in two stock fraud and money laundering schemes, one of which cost public investors more than $15 million, according to U.S.
Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Stock Fraud (KiplingerForecasts.com)
A Denver lawyer pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in two stock fraud and money laundering schemes, one of which cost public investors more than $15 million, according to U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie.
Craig woman seeks recall election for district attorney (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)
CRAIG, Colo. (AP) — A critic of District Attorney Bonnie Roesink said she will begin circulating a petition this week seeking a recall election.
South Portland lawyer Jordan named state public safety chief (Boston Globe)
A lawyer who wrote a precedent-setting law that allows pets to be included in domestic protective orders was nominated Wednesday to become commissioner of Maine's Public Safety Department, which oversees the state police and fire investigations.
Griffin O'Neal not to blame, lawyer says (AP via Yahoo! News)
Ryan O'Neal was responsible for injuries his son's pregnant girlfriend suffered during a confrontation with the actor at his Malibu home last weekend, a lawyer for Griffin O'Neal told reporters Wednesday.
Griffin O'Neal wasn't responsible for his pregnant girlfriend's injuries, his lawyer says (Asbury Park Press)
Ryan O'Neal was responsible for injuries his son's pregnant girlfriend suffered during a confrontation with the actor at his Malibu home last weekend, a lawyer for Griffin O'Neal told reporters today. Joanna Berry, who is expecting a baby at the end of March, suffered facial lacerations that took eight stitches to close, as well as head trauma and a corneal abrasion during the confrontation, said ...
W-S attorney named to Super Lawyer list (BizJournals)
Jack E. Thornton Jr., a Winston-Salem attorney in the firm that bears his name, has been named one of North Carolina's "Super Lawyers" in the field of estate planning.
Supreme Court disbars attorney, places another on probation (BizJournals)
The Supreme Court of Florida in recent court orders disbarred a Lake Mary attorney and placed an Orlando attorney on probation, the Florida Bar announced.
'Doghouse robber' gets new lawyer (Nevada Appeal)
MINDEN Lawyer Tod Young withdrew as counsel Monday for convicted bank robber Steven Simmons after he said his client refused to communicate with him.
Pickton lawyer rejects interpretation of gesture (CTV.ca)
Robert Pickton's hand gestures alluding to 50 murders referred to pending charges, not actual crimes, his lawyer suggested Wednesday.
Griffin O'Neal not to blame, lawyer says (Boston Herald)
LOS ANGELES - Ryan O'Neal was responsible for injuries his son's pregnant girlfriend suffered during a confrontation with the actor at his Malibu home last weekend, a lawyer for Griffin O'Neal...
Local lawyer will co-chair Kansas health information group (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Jeffrey Ellis, a lawyer with Lathrop & Gage LC, will help lead a new Kansas commission designed to advance the use of information technology in health care.
Attorney General Delivers Check for LSUHSC (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
LSU Health Sciences Center's Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is $25,000 richer. Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti handed over the check this morning. The money will benefit the St. Jude clinic housed at Feist-Weiller.
District Attorney Gregory Totten announces retirement of Chief Investigator Gary Auer (Santa Paula Times)
District Attorney Gregory Totten has announced the retirement of Chief Investigator Gary Auer.
District Attorney Greg Totten announces conviction of David Michael Sellers (Santa Paula Times)
District Attorney Gregory D. Totten this week announced the conviction of David Michael Sellers (DOB 5/5/48), a Santa Paula resident, for one count of possession of child pornography and one count of sexual exploitation of a child.
District attorney will investigate claim against Kronenwetter board (Wausau Daily Herald)
Marathon County District Attorney Jill Falstad said today that she will investigate a complaint filed by former village of Kronenwetter Administrator Henry Luxem. Luxem filed the complaint, which alleges open meeting law violations, on Jan. 18, a week after he was fired by a 6-0 Village Board vote following a closed session discussion. Falstad said she has had time to review the complaint and ...
13702. DHS &court appointed attorney's do they help? (The Oregonian)
Even though the appeal is due today, I have filed for an extension to the supreme court. I am however still in need of an attorney. I am a single low income mother in Oregon, and in desperate need of pro bono legal help.