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Phila. ''Naked Attorney'' Charged with More Assaults on Minors (KYW News Radio 1060)
A Philadelphia attorney, hospitalized Wednesday after a suspected overdose, is now in police custody and charged with sexually assaulting five more children.
District attorney offers apology to cleared Duke players (USA Today)
Mike Nifong, the Durham County district attorney who charged three Duke lacrosse players with raping a stripper, apologized to the athletes Thursday, acknowledging that the North Carolina attorney general's decision to drop the case was correct. Nifong's apology came the day after attorney general Roy Cooper dropped all remaining charges against Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans.
Duke district attorney apologizes to lacrosse players (The Toledo Blade)
DURHAM, N.C. — The local prosecutor who charged three Duke lacrosse players with raping a stripper apologized to the athletes today, a day after North Carolina’s attorney general dropped the entire case.
Lawyer Scolded for Quarreling With Judges (WTOP Radio Network)
A Frederick lawyer has been reprimanded by the state's highest court for quarreling with one judge and walking out on another.
Brighton attorney receives probation for drug possession (Detroit News)
HOWELL -- A Brighton lawyer and former city attorney for Ann Arbor was sentenced this afternoon to 18 months probation for possession of less than 25 grams of cocaine.
Attorney: 'Prison Break' Star To Plead Guilty To Manslaughter (NBC 5 Chicago)
"Prison Break" star Lane Garrison will plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges stemming from a crash that killed a teenager, the actor's attorney says
Attorney: 'Prison Break' Star To Plead Guilty To Manslaughter (Fox 12 Oregon)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Former "Prison Break" actor Lane Garrison will plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter for a crash that killed a 17-year-old boy who was a passenger in his car, his attorney said Wednesday.
Attorney general's opinion expected Friday on Breaux's eligibility to run for governor (The Town Talk)
BATON ROUGE -- State Attorney General Charles Foti's has delayed until Friday morning release of his office's opinion on whether former U.S. Sen. John Breaux is eligible to run for governor.
Attorney: 'Prison Break' Star To Plead Guilty To Manslaughter (Local 6 Orlando)
"Prison Break" star Lane Garrison will plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges stemming from a crash that killed a teenager, the actor's attorney says
Anna Nicole Smith diaries stolen: lawyer (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
An auction of two diaries written by Anna Nicole Smith will go ahead on Saturday, despite a claim from her lawyer-partner Howard Stern that they were stolen.
Steaua Bucharest sacks its lawyer for defending hooligan who beat cameraman (Slam! Sports)
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Steaua Bucharest fired its lawyer on Thursday for representing a fan who was arrested for allegedly hitting a cameraman with a chain at last week's derby against Dinamo.
Hollinger Lawyer Advised Sending Fees Through Company (Update3) (Bloomberg.com)
April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Former Hollinger International Inc. Chairman Conrad Black and his codefendants acted on legal advice when they routed through the company personal noncompete fees prosecutors claim they sought to hide, a lawyer testified.
Cleared Duke lacrosse players aren't ruling out lawsuit against district attorney (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The disgraced district attorney in the Duke lacrosse rape case apologized to the three athletes in a carefully worded statement Thursday as their lawyers weighed whether to sue him - and some legal experts say they have a case.
Wal-Mart workers' lawyer seeks info on surveillance (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer representing employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. who are suing the world's largest retailer for sexual discrimination is seeking information on whether his clients were among the targets of the company's controversial surveillance activities, according to a letter seen by Reuters.
Prosecutors Ask Judge to Give Attorney John Aretakis Help! (WTEN Albany)
A NEWS10 exclusive: a murder defendant is warned he is asking for trouble, by keeping a controversial attorney on his case - and it is the prosecution doing the warning!
Nifong's attorney speaks about Duke case (News 14 Carolina)
WINSTON-SALEM -- Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong did not comment to the media Thursday, but his attorney, David Freedman, did speak to News 14 Carolina about Wednesday’s announcement that charges were dropped in the Duke lacrosse case.
Gernalow Wilson's Attorney Tries Again For His Release (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
ATLANTA (CBS 46)-- The attorney for a young man serving 10 years in prison for having consensual sex with a girl when he was 17 and she was 15, has a new tactic to set her client free.
Lawyer Advice, Free of Charge (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
HONOLULU (KHNL) - The help of a good lawyer can run you about 150, to 400 dollars... an hour. It's not cheap. But, there is free, professional legal help available to all of us, once a week.
Brighton lawyer sentenced in cocaine case (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
HOWELL, Mich. -- A Brighton lawyer who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in a deal with prosecutors was sentenced Thursday to 18 months probation.
Prosecutors Ask Judge to Give Defense Attorney John Aretakis Help! (WTEN Albany)
A NEWS10 exclusive: call it a vote of no-confidence - prosecutors ask the court to appoint an adviser to help prominent attorney John Aretakis, saying he is incapable of defending a murder suspect himself.
Sara Evans' ex-hubby sues lawyer (Jam! Showbiz)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The husband of country singer Sara Evans is suing one of his wife's divorce lawyers and his firm, alleging the lawyer slandered and libelled him with untrue allegations of adultery.
Lawyer Found Naked With Teen Faces More Charges (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
A lawyer who was found naked with a 14-year-old girl in the city's criminal courthouse in January was charged Thursday with sexual assault on five other girls, police said Thursday.
Text of statement from District Attorney Mike Nifong (The Herald-Sun)
As you know, on yesterday, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced that his office had made the decision to dismiss the remaining charges in what has come to be known as the Duke Lacrosse Case. While I certainly take issue with some of Mr. Cooper's comments, I want to make it clear that I have every confidence in the investigation into the case that was conducted by his office.
'Phoenix Wright' lets players experience life as an attorney (Daily Nebraskan)
For people who don't want to drag themselves through the years of college, law school, internships and bar exams, a professional law career can now be fit snugly into Nintendo DS. "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All" is the second installment of this Capcom series in which gamers play Phoenix, a defense attorney willing to take on any case.
Distric Attorney launches campaign to prevent rape by intoxication (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- A woman who is intoxicated cannot give her legal consent for sex, so proceeding under these circumstances amounts to rape, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said during a news conference downtown Thursday to announce a new prevention campaign in collaboration with colleges, military and the community.
Sheriff Arpaio: Attorney General's office investigated for 'payment' (ABC 15 Phoenix)
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a nearly two million dollar payment the Arizona Attorney General's Office received last year from the state treasurer's office.
Attorney makes many enemies (The Washington Times)
U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, a longtime ally of President Bush, is being targeted by lawmakers and others across the country because of his successful prosecution of three U.S. Border Patrol agents and a deputy sheriff on charges of violating the civil rights of illegal aliens.
Attorney admits ID theft and more (The Star-Ledger)
A South Orange real estate attorney admitted yesterday to identity theft and other charges stemming from what prosecutors described as his involvement in a mortgage fraud scheme.
Lawyer in drug case gets probation (Detroit News)
HOWELL -- A Brighton lawyer and former city attorney for Ann Arbor has been sentenced to 18 months' probation for possession of less than 25 grams of cocaine.
Attorney who quit child-abuse case to stay on (Detroit News)
EASTPOINTE -- An attorney for a 20-year-old man accused of abusing his 5-week-old daughter removed himself from the case Thursday because his client did not have enough money to pay for his defense -- but a Macomb County Circuit judge named the same attorney as the defendant's court-appointed lawyer.
City attorney takes over leak investigation (The Salt Lake Tribune)
The Salt Lake City Attorney's Office has taken over an investigation into who leaked information to The Salt Lake Tribune about a police oversight panel's decision in an excessive-force case.
Lawyer charged in assault of 5 girls (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Larry Charles, the Center City lawyer found naked with a 14-year-old girl at the Criminal Justice Center in January, was charged yesterday with sexually assaulting five other girls, police said.
District attorney apologizes to players (The Cincinnati Post)
DURHAM, N.C. - The local prosecutor who charged three Duke lacrosse players with raping a stripper apologized to the athletes Thursday and said the North Carolina attorney general's decision to drop the case was right.
New York attorney general targets student loan corruption (Belleville News-Democrat)
It was a call from an industry whistleblower that first drew New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's attention to dubious practices in the student loan business.
Lawyer says sewer deal vague (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A lawyer for Northern Kentucky environmentalist Tim Guilfoile urged a federal judge Thursday to reject a proposed court settlement that would guide how Sanitation District No. 1 would go about preventing sewage spills.
District attorney apologizes to lacrosse players (The Record)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The disgraced district attorney in the Duke lacrosse rape case apologized to the three athletes in a carefully worded statement Thursday as their lawyers weighed whether to sue him -- and some legal experts say they have a case.
Lawyer says 4 years of Rove’s e-mail is lost (The Buffalo News)
WASHINGTON — A lawyer for the Republican National Committee told congressional staff members Thursday that the RNC is missing at least four years’ worth of e-mail from White House senior adviser Karl Rove that is being sought for investigations into the Bush administration, according to a House committee chairman.
Ohio attorney general joins student loan probe (News Journal)
CLEVELAND (AP) - Following the lead of New York's top lawyer, Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann wants to determine whether college officials in the state have received gifts from companies that provide student loans.
Nifong's attorney speaks about Duke case (News 14 Carolina)
WINSTON-SALEM -- Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong did not comment to the media Thursday, but his attorney, David Freedman, did speak to News 14 Carolina about Wednesday’s announcement that charges were dropped in the Duke lacrosse case.
China improving on piracy, says top Microsoft lawyer (InfoWorld via Yahoo! News)
Microsoft is seeing some improvements to the considerable problem of software piracy in China, it's top lawyer said on Thursday.
More charges for naked Philly lawyer (Courier-Post)
A lawyer who was found naked with a 14-year-old girl in Philadelphia's criminal courthouse in January was charged with sexual assault on five other girls.
Lawyer sent back to prison disbarred (NWAnews.com)
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the disbarment of a former Benton lawyer for a drunken driving conviction and for practicing law without a license. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
U.S. attorney: Coughlin term too light (NWAnews.com)
ST. LOUIS — A former top executive at Wal-Mart got off too easy when he was sentenced to home confinement for defrauding the nation’s largest retailer, the U.S. attorney for western Arkansas told a federal appeals court Thursday. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Billy Lane's ex-lawyer in court today (Florida Today)
VIERA -- A former lawyer for motorcycle builder Billy Lane is expected speak in court today about why he withdrew from the case several weeks ago. Lane, 37, faces 15 years in prison if convicted of DUI manslaughter in connection with a Labor Day crash that killed motorcyclist Gerald Morelock as they traveled along State Road A1A. Investigators said Lane's blood alcohol level was more than twice ...
Attorney General Stumbo warns consumers about eBay scams (News Democrat & Leader)
Attorney General Greg Stumbo has issued a consumer aler, cautioning Kentuckians to be wary of new trends in Internet auction scams.
Toronto lawyer named to head RCMP probe (CTV.ca)
The federal government has named a Toronto lawyer to head the investigation into allegations related to the RCMP pension and insurance plans.
Lawyer for top White House official says Rove did not delete e-mails sought in prosecutors firing probe (International Herald Tribune)
The lawyer for a top White House official on Friday dismissed the notion that President George W. Bush's chief political adviser intentionally deleted his own e-mails from a Republican-sponsored server, saying Karl Rove believed the communications were being preserved in accordance with the law.
Attorney Charged With Accepting Cocaine as Payment From Client (22 WSBT South Bend)
(AP) An attorney was charged after accepting cocaine from a client in payment for a $175 dollar legal bill, police said. Attorney James Michael Kummerer, 60, of Columbus was arrested Wednesday after police said they observed him accepting crack cocaine from the female client.
Attorney General Leaves All Judgments on Breaux Up to the Courts (WAFB Baton Rouge)
Attorney General Charles Foti says he cannot make an ultimate decision about whether Breaux can legally run for governor. The reason he says is because the issue of Breaux's residency is sure to end up in court, regardless of what he might say.
State Attorney Speaks About Investigation into Police Involved Shootings (CBS 47 Jacksonville)
State Attorney Harry Shorstein held a news conference Friday morning to share the results of an investigation into three men, all shot and killed by Jacksonville sheriff's officers back in January.