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Gonzales says doesn't recall U.S. attorney firing talk (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Friday he did not recall being involved in talks on dismissing individual federal prosecutors, countering testimony to Congress on Thursday by a former aide that he was involved in such discussions.
Gonzales says doesn't recall U.S. attorney firing talk (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Friday he did not recall being involved in talks on dismissing individual federal prosecutors, countering testimony to Congress on Thursday by a former aide that he was involved in such discussions.
Lawyer says e-mails clear accused spy (UPI)
A lawyer for an engineer accused of spying for China told a California jury that e-mails show the man's bosses knew of his plans to discuss defense ...
Testimony Concludes In 'Lawyer Murder' Trial (WKRN Nashville)
The defense wrapped up closing arguments just after 11 a.m. Friday in the so-called “Lawyer Murder” trial. | | Attorney Hope Mercer is on trial for murdering her lawyer husband Joseph Murder in their Brentwood home two years ago. | | Hope Mercer contends the .22 caliber handgun fired by accident during an argument, when her husband grabbed her hand. | | The single shot, just...
Lawyer says e-mails clear accused spy (The Washington Times)
A lawyer for an engineer accused of spying for China told a California jury that e-mails show the man's bosses knew of his plans to discuss defense technology.
Missing lawyer disbarred (The News & Observer)
Chapel Hill lawyer John McCormick disappeared last July along with as much as $2 million from his clients, friends and family. The N.C. State Bar rescinded his law license after a hearing this morning.
Q&A With: Moore's Lawyer (Spectrum Online)
We talked with Mac Leckrone, lawyer to Silicon Valley's second most famous Moore--Charles Moore, whose inventions figure in almost every modern microprocessor. In the past year, Leckrone has made a mint for his firm and for Moore by licensing Moore's patents to a baker's dozen of major manufacturers
Gonzales says not in on talk of U.S. attorney firings (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Friday he did not recall being involved in talks on dismissing individual federal prosecutors, disputing testimony given to Congress by his former chief of staff.
Cuban v. EFF lawyer on YouTube, DMCA (Slashdot)
hamtaro writes "Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and outspoken activist on copyright issues, exchanged some words with an EFF lawyer at this year's EFF 'Pioneer Awards'. The awards, held earlier this week, saw a heated discussion ensue about YouTube. Apparently Cuban feels that 'everyone knows' that YouTube is host to tons of infringing content and therefore it should be exempt from DMCA ...
Gonzales denies talks on attorney firings (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, under pressure to resign, said on Friday he did not recall being involved in talks on dismissing individual federal prosecutors, disputing testimony by his former chief of staff.
Teen charged with killing Trooper Jenks wants new lawyer (WREG-TV Memphis)
One of the teens charged with killing a Tennessee state trooper wants a new lawyer.
Missing lawyer disbarred for ethics violations (News 14 Carolina)
RALEIGH -- A Chapel Hill lawyer who disappeared in July of last year and is accused of taking more than $1 million of his clients' money won't be able to practice law if he ever returns.
Missing lawyer disbarred for ethics violations (News 14 Carolina)
RALEIGH -- A Chapel Hill lawyer who disappeared in July of last year and is accused of taking more than $1 million of his clients' money won't be able to practice law if he ever returns.
Missing lawyer disbarred for ethics violations (News 14 Carolina)
RALEIGH -- A Chapel Hill lawyer who disappeared in July of last year and is accused of taking more than $1 million of his clients' money won't be able to practice law if he ever returns.
Gonzales carries on as attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales vowed Friday to remain on the job, digging in even as lawmakers questioned whether he could effectively run the Justice Department with no letup in the controversy over the firings of prosecutors
Lawyer sentenced for thefts (Everett Herald)
A former Edmonds lawyer was sentenced to a year behind bars Friday after admitting she stole $325,000 of her clients' money.
Jury Continues Deliberations In 'Lawyer Murder' Trial (WKRN Nashville)
After one mistrial and dramatic testimony this week, the murder case against a Nashville lawyer accused of killing her attorney husband is now in the hands of the jury. | | The case was turned over to the jury in the so-called “Lawyer Murder” at about 1 p.m. Friday. | | Hope Mercer is on trial for murdering her husband Joseph Murder in their Brentwood home two years ago. | | ...
Ex-lawyer pleads guilty to bank robberies (WCAX 3)
ALBANY, N.Y. A former upstate lawyer who turned to robbing banks to support his heroin habit pleaded guilty today. Andrew McKenna pleaded guilty in federal court to...
Supreme Court upholds $2,000 fine for lawyer over document (The Providence Journal)
PROVIDENCE — The state Supreme Court yesterday upheld a fine imposed on a lawyer for filing a legal document that, without sufficient basis, accused another lawyer of fraud.
Gonzales carries on as attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales vowed Friday to remain on the job, digging in even as lawmakers questioned whether he could effectively run the Justice Department with no letup in the controversy over the firings of prosecutors.
County appoints attorney (Greenville Herald-Banner)
The Hunt County Commissioners Court on Friday voted 4-0 to hire a local attorney to represent and advise the county on civil matters. Local Greenville attorney Bob Scott was appointed as the county’s civil attorney.
Lawyer gets 15 years for fleecing clients (Connecticut Post)
BRIDGEPORT — Trumbull lawyer John Claydon was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for stealing nearly $3 million from more than 30 clients. Dressed in a yellow prison jumpsuit, Claydon, 57,
Gonzales 'doesn't recall' role in attorney firings (Boston Herald)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales yesterday acknowledged confusion about his role in firing eight U.S. attorneys but said he doesn't "recall being involved in deliberations" over which...
Lawyer's Ads Seek Witnesses to Sale of Beer to Drunken Stadium Fans (Law.com)
A lawyer who won a landmark $105 million dram shop verdict against a concessionaire based on evidence of a "culture of intoxication" at New Jersey's Giants Stadium, only to see it reversed on appeal, isn't giving up easily. David Mazie has taken out newspaper advertisements asking football fans and stadium workers to come forward if they've seen alcohol served to drunken fans, such as the one who ...
Attorney generaldeniesconflicts (The Palm Beach Post)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, in another attempt to explain the extent of his involvement in the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, said Friday he saw no conflict between his version of events and testimony from his former chief of staff that some of his remarks had been inaccurate.
Gonzales carries on as attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales vowed Friday to remain on the job, digging in even as lawmakers questioned whether he could effectively run the Justice Department with no letup in the controversy over the firings of prosecutors.
Ex-lawyer pleads guilty to bank robberies (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
ALBANY, N.Y. A former upstate lawyer who turned to robbing banks to support his heroin habit pleaded guilty today.
Accused attorney faces drug tests (Evansville Courier & Press)
The Evansville attorney accused of having a meth lab in his law office and adjoining apartment is free on bond.
District attorney offers amnesty for bogus checks (The Norman Transcript)
Transcript Staff WriterDistrict Attorney Greg Mashburn announced Friday an amnesty program for those who ha...
Jury convicts millionaire attorney, 2 ex-judges of bribery (KATC 3 Lafayette)
JACKSON, Miss. -- Millionaire attorney Paul Minor and two former judges were convicted of bribery late Friday. Prosecutors said during the two-month trial that Minor used cash,...
Ex-lawyer pleads guilty to bank robberies (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
ALBANY, N.Y. A former upstate lawyer who turned to robbing banks to support his heroin habit pleaded guilty today.
Ex-aide disputes attorney general on firings (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Washington —- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was briefed regularly over two years on the firings of federal prosecutors, his former top aide said Thursday, disputing Gonzales' claims he was not closely involved with the dismissals. The testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by Kyle Sampson, the attorney general's former chief of staff, newly undercut Gonzales' already shaky ...
Gonzales carries on as attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales vowed Friday to remain on the job, digging in even as lawmakers questioned whether he could effectively run the Justice Department with no letup in the controversy over the firings of prosecutors.
Lawyer off to prison after stealing from clients (Everett Herald)
A former Edmonds lawyer was sentenced to a year behind bars Friday after admitting she stole $325,000 from clients.
Judge hears case over town attorney (Asbury Park Press)
Township attorney or municipal attorney?
2 judges, attorney convicted of bribery (AP via Yahoo! News)
A prominent attorney and two former judges he was accused of lavishing gifts and money on in exchange for favorable rulings were convicted of bribery.
Attorney charged after meth lab found (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Police discovered a meth lab in the office of an attorney who recently was sentenced to a drug-treatment program, authorities said. Brad Happe, 30, faces preliminary drug charges after a raid Thursday at the office, which is also his home, police said. He was being held without bond in the Vanderburgh County Jail.
2 Judges, Attorney Convicted of Bribery (ABC News)
Mississippi Jury Finds Prominent Attorney, 2 Ex-Judges Guilty of Bribery
Lawyer: Deaths not fault of doctor (Honolulu Advertiser)
A Honolulu doctor charged this week with illegally prescribing drugs that resulted in the deaths of two men was acting within the scope of his medical practice, his lawyer said yesterday.
Attorney General Should Go (New London Day)
Having lied to U.S. senators in testimony regarding his role in the firing of U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales should resign. Kyle Sampson, ...
Former Texas attorney general freed (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former Texas attorney general has been released from a halfway house after getting about six months trimmed off his four-year federal prison sentence on account of good behavior, authorities said.
2 judges, attorney convicted of bribery (AP via Yahoo! News)
A prominent attorney and two former judges he was accused of lavishing gifts and money on in exchange for favorable rulings were convicted of bribery.
Republican lawmaker urges attorney general to step down (Seattle Times)
A Republican congressman on Saturday urged Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign, citing what he said were Gonzales' contradictory statements...
Republican lawmaker urges attorney general to step down... (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
Count Senator [[kxtopic:byron-dorgan:t[Byron Dorgan]:t]] among those who would like to see a new attorney general. A spokesman for Dorgan says the Democratic [[kxtopic:north-dakota:t[North Dakota]:t]] senator thinks it would be in the country's b
Republican lawmakers urges attorney general to step down (Boston Herald)
WASHINGTON - A Republican congressman on Saturday urged Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign, citing what he said were Gonzales' contradictory statements about his role in the firing of eight...
Republican lawmakers urges attorney general to step down (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON A Republican congressman on Saturday urged Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign, citing what he said were Gonzales' contradictory statements about his role in the firing of eight federal prosecutors. "I trusted him before, but I can't now," said five-term Rep. Lee Terry, whose district includes metropolitan Omaha. Gonzales' credibility took a blow this past week during testimony ...
Republican lawmaker urges attorney general to step down (WHBF-TV Quad Cities)
WASHINGTON Another Republican is calling for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign.
Republican lawmaker urges attorney general to step down (KHQ Spokane)
WASHINGTON Another Republican is calling for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign. Congressman Lee Terry of Nebraska says he trusted Gonzales until this week, but...
Jury convicts millionaire attorney, 2 ex-judges of bribery (NBC 15 Mobile)
Millionaire attorney Paul Minor and two former judges face sentencing on June 14 after being convicted of bribery late Friday.
Bush fully confident in attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US President George W. Bush on Saturday reiterated his support for embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, under fire for his alleged role in the dismissal of eight US prosecutors.