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U.S. attorney: Fernald Development Center should stay open (WPRI 12 Providence)
BOSTON U-S Attorney Michael Sullivan says the Fernald Development Center in Waltham should remain open for longtime residents who want to stay there.
Fired U.S. Attorney Accuses Republicans of Exerting Political Pressure (Law.com)
David Iglesias, New Mexico's former U.S. Attorney, accused Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., Tuesday of putting political pressure on him about a public-corruption investigation just before the last Election Day. Iglesias, who was asked to resign from the Justice Department with at least six other U.S. Attorneys, told his story to the Senate Judiciary Committee while ...
Kuhn announces bid for district attorney (The Daily American)
Assistant Public Defender Michael Kuhn has announced his intent to seek the district attorney's seat currently held by Republican Jerry Spangler.
Prosecuting attorney pushes for major remodel (Sun Valley Central)
The bottom floor of the Old County Courthouse, which houses the prosecuting attorney's offices, could receive upward of $345,000 in upgrades if the Blaine County Commission approves a proposed remodel.
Lawyer sets up cell phone check point at courthouse (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - A lawyer plans to set up a business to hold cell phones for people who have to leave their electronic gadgets outside the Allen County Courthouse since the devices have been banned in local courts.
Lawyer: If 9/11 Injured Sue, Rescue Efforts Would Suffer (The New York Sun)
Future terrorist attack rescue efforts would be endangered if thousands of responders to the September 11, 2001, attacks were allowed to sue, a city lawyer warned a federal appeals court yesterday. "What is at stake is the extent to which public and private entities will respond to the future such disasters or will hold back for fear that they will be embroiled in thousands of lawsuits and years ...
Circuit judge sides with state's attorney to combine Union Co. man's theft, murder trials (Southeast Missourian)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Circuit Judge Mark M. Boie agreed Monday to combine the burglary and murder trials of a Union County, Ill., man, siding with the state's attorney. Attorneys argued before Boie at...
Justice Admits U.S. Attorney Was Forced Out (Washington Post)
The Justice Department acknowledged yesterday that Thomas M. DiBiagio, the Maryland U.S. attorney who stepped down early in 2005, was forced from office and did not, as he said at the time, decide on his own to leave for personal reasons.
Attorney general to investigate Ameren's marketing practices (Herald & Review)
SPRINGFIELD - Just days after state regulators launched their own investigation into huge jumps in electricity bills, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced her own probe into the marketing and advertising practices of St. Louis-based Ameren Corp.
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.
Lawyer sets up cell phone check point at courthouse (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - A lawyer plans to set up a business to hold cell phones for people who have to leave their electronic gadgets outside the Allen County Courthouse since the devices have been banned in local courts.
Disbarred lawyer faces grand larceny charge (The Journal News)
A disbarred lawyer from Greenburgh who authorities said stole $6,000 from a client by paying his own personal bills from escrow money was arraigned on a grand larceny charge yesterday.
Fired U.S. Attorney Accuses Republicans of Exerting Political Pressure (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
David Iglesias, New Mexico's former U.S. Attorney, accused Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., Tuesday of putting political pressure on him about a public-corruption investigation just before the last Election Day.
Samoan attorney terms adoption charges 'rubbish' (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Allegations of wrongdoing by a Utah-based adoption agency are "rubbish," a Samoan attorney representing the company said. Patrick Fepulea'i, one of the attorneys representing Focus on Children, criticized the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Attorney for Utah during a news conference Saturday in Apia, Samoa, according to the Samoa Observer .
Behind bars, lawyer gets disbarred (St. Petersburg Times)
Now he can't even be a jailhouse lawyer. Gregory G. Schultz, a Clearwater attorney, was convicted in 2005 of participating in an $18.4-million Ponzi scheme between 1996 and 2000 and cheating hundreds of investors.
Disbarred attorney faces jail for working (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus- A disbarred Cleveland Heights attorney could be thrown in jail next week for practicing law without a license and refusing a court order to address the matter - a rare threat from the Ohio Supreme Court.
U.S. attorney: Fernald Development Center should stay open (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan says the Fernald Development Center in Waltham should remain open, a recommendation that could end a state effort to close the center for mentally retarded people. Sullivan...
Attorney General defends decision to fire prosecutors (USA Today)
Amid accusations that high-level officials tried to interfere with ongoing corruption cases, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales defended his decision to remove seven U.S. attorneys from their posts in this morning's USA TODAY: ... To be clear, it was for reasons...
IA court officials revoke Tabor lawyer’s license (The Des Moines Register)
A Tabor lawyer had his license revoked in Iowa after an array of ethical misconduct allegations were filed in Nebraska and Iowa.
Stare revokes Tabor lawyer's license (WOI-TV Des Moines)
TABOR, Iowa A Tabor lawyer had his license revoked in Iowa after an array of ethical misconduct allegations were filed in Nebraska and Iowa.
Lawyer sets up cell phone check point at courthouse (WTHR Indianapolis)
Fort Wayne - An enterprising lawyer has come up with a way to make some money from Allen County's ban on cell phones in local courts.
Fired U.S. attorney testifies about 2004 call (The Olympian)
WASHINGTON - The fired U.S. attorney for Western Washington testified Tuesday that a former top aide to Rep. Doc Hastings called him in the weeks following the hotly contested 2004 Washington state governor's race to ask whether his office was going to investigate allegations of voter fraud.
Lawyer withdraws from abuse case (The Record-Courier)
Lawyer Kevin Walsh withdrew Tuesday as counsel for sexual assault suspect Ronald J. Smith after his client complained the attorney was charging him too much money.
Top court suspends attorney (Orlando Sentinel)
The Florida Supreme Court has suspended a New Smyrna Beach attorney after receiving eight complaints that she had neglected clients, The Florida Bar announced Tuesday.
Stare revokes Tabor lawyer's license (WOI-TV Des Moines)
TABOR, Iowa A Tabor lawyer had his license revoked in Iowa after an array of ethical misconduct allegations were filed in Nebraska and Iowa.
Attorney: China May Execute Fugitive (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
An attorney for a Chinese man accused of bilking the Bank of China of more than $100 million said Canada was attempting to use a minor charge to extradite him back to China, where he could face the death penalty.
Municipal lawyer, former jail director to join bench (Daily Southtown)
A veteran suburban lawyer and a former director of the Cook County Jail are among 31 attorneys chosen to become judges.
Lawyer named to defend Grant (Detroit Free Press)
Stephen Rabaut has the task of defending Stephen Grant, who is accused of murdering and dismembering of his wife Tara Lynn Grant, according to the lawyer's Sterling Heights office.
Sex, Adultery and Extortion: Lawyer on Trial for Allegedly Blackmailing Wife's Lovers (WOAI)
Sex scandals, adultery, and extortion are all issues in the trial against Ted Roberts, a respected San Antonio Lawyer. Roberts is accused of blackmailing several men his wife had affairs with during their marriage.
Defense attorney bows out of Mormon shooting trial (The Virginian-Pilot)
CHESAPEAKE - James Boughton Jr.'s defense attorney has removed himself from the murder case just weeks before the 20-year-old is to stand trial for the shooting of two Mormon missionaries. Boughton . . .
Lawyer withdraws from abuse case (The Record-Courier)
Lawyer Kevin Walsh withdrew Tuesday as counsel for sexual assault suspect Ronald J. Smith after his client complained the attorney was charging him too much money.
Lawyer Sets Up Cell Phone Check Point At Courthouse (22 WSBT South Bend)
(AP) An enterprising lawyer has come up with a way to make some money from Allen County’s ban on cell phones in local courts. Sam Bolinger is creating a business that will hold cell phones, pagers and other electronic gadgets for people who have to leave them outside the county courthouse during court hearings.
Lawyer Sets Up Cell Phone Check Point at Courthouse (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) An enterprising lawyer has come up with a way to make some money from Allen County's ban on cell phones in local courts. Sam Bolinger is creating a business that will hold cell
Judge Appoints Stephen Grant New Attorney (ClickOnDetroit)
Stephen Grant, who has been at the Macomb County jail since Monday, met his new attorney Wednesday.
GBI Investigating Houston County District Attorney (WMGT Macon)
The GBI is investigating Houston County District Attorney Kelly Burke after his ex-wife accuses him of domestic violence. In a Houston County Sheriff's report, Laura Brazeale says on March 2nd, Burke became violent when she was picking up the children during a custody exchange. read more
U.S. attorney, relatives say Fernald Center should stay open (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan asked the federal court Wednesday to allow dozens of mentally retarded residents to remain at the Fernald Development Center in Waltham, a decades-old facility the...
Judge appoints attorney for man who murdered and dismembered wife (South Bend Tribune)
DETROIT (AP) -- A Macomb County judge has appointed a suburban Detroit criminal defense attorney for Stephen Grant, the man accused of murdering and dismembering his wife.
U.S. Attorney: Fernald Center Should Stay Open (The Boston Channel)
U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan asked the federal court Wednesday to allow dozens of mentally retarded residents to remain at the Fernald Development Center in Waltham, a decades-old facility the state has been seeking to redevelop.
U.S. attorney, relatives say Fernald Center should stay open (WPRI 12 Providence)
BOSTON U-S Attorney Michael Sullivan asks a federal court to allow dozens of mentally retarded residents to remain at the Fernald Development Center in Waltham.
Mitchell Trying to Meet With Albany Attorney on Steroids Probe (Bloomberg.com)
March 7 (Bloomberg) -- Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who is leading Major League Baseball's steroid investigation, is trying to meet with the Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares to discuss distribution of illegal muscle-building substances over the Internet.
ONLINE UPDATE: Domenici hires lawyer on ethics charge (4:04 p.m.) (Las Cruces Sun-News)
WASHINGTON — Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., has hired well-known Washington defense lawyer to represent him in a preliminary ethics investigation into allegations that he pressured New Mexico's fired U.S. attorney to rush indictments against Democrats before the 2006 election.
Domenici hires lawyer on ethics charge (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
WASHINGTON U-S Senator Pete Domenici has hired well-known Washington defense lawyer to represent him in a preliminary ethics investigation. The investigation is...
Domenici hires lawyer on ethics charge (ABC 7 El Paso)
US Senator Pete Domenici has hired well-known Washington defense lawyer to represent him in a preliminary ethics investigation.
Judge Appoints Attorney For Man Who Murdered And Dismembered Wife (Fox 17 Grand Rapids)
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has appointed an attorney for the man accused of murdering and dismembering his wife. Stephen Rabaut of Sterling Heights will defend Stephen Grant. He was arraigned yesterday in the death of Tara Lynn Grant.
Drug charge reduced in case against lawyer (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
City of Newburgh — The city's chief lawyer dodged a legal bullet, after Rockland County prosecutors asked a judge to reduce a felony drug-possession charge to a misdemeanor.
Titans' Jones 'frightened' as troubles mount, lawyer says (USA Today)
An attorney for the Tennessee Titans' Adam "Pacman" Jones describes his client as "very frightened" as he faces trial on a felony charge of obstructing police in Georgia and also awaits the outcome of an investigation into a triple shooting at a Las Vegas strip club. The cornerback hasn't been named as a suspect in the Feb. 19 Las Vegas incident during the NBA's All-Star weekend, but a club ...
Attorney wants case heard again (Saratogian)
SCHUYLERVILLE - A Saratoga Springs attorney embroiled in an eminent domain dispute with the Schuylerville School District wants a state appeals court to re-hear his case.
Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney's son victim of carjacking (The Virginian-Pilot)
NORFOLK - A son of Commonwealth's Attorney Jack Doyle was the victim of a carjacking at Maury High School on Wednesday morning, a police spokesman said. Sgt. Ollan Burruss said a vehicle was taken . . .
Overmedicated Lawyer Awarded $2.7 Million (Law.com)
An Ohio woman who sued a British doctor and a pharmacy branch after having been incorrectly prescribed eight times her usual dose of a steroid has been awarded $2.7 million by a British court. The plaintiff, who is a lawyer and Anglican priest, said she suffered paranoia, depression and psychotic episodes after taking the drug. She originally sought $9.7 million, and said she will appeal.
Naples city attorney tells council members to avoid lobbying state lawmakers together (Naples Daily News)
In a better-safe-than-sorry tone, Naples City Attorney Bob Pritt told council members through a memo Wednesday to stay away from potential Sunshine Law violations by not lobbying state lawmakers together.