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Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Vows to Remain (Fox News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales vows to stay amid attorney firings flap after President Bush says he supports him.
Lawyer faces criminal charges (Boston Globe)
A lawyer is charged with fraud and his legal license could be at risk if he's convicted.
Maine lawyer faces criminal charges (Boston Globe)
A lawyer from Maine has been charged with illegally registering cars through his New Hampshire law office address.
Bush renews support for embattled attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US President George W. Bush on Monday reaffirmed his confidence in embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales after widely panned congressional testimony last week.
Lawyer Charged With Registering Maine Cars In N.H. (WMUR News 9)
Lawyer Charged With Registering Maine Cars In N.H.
Attorney won't step aside over honours (Epolitix via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
The attorney general has again insisted he will not stand aside from any decision to prosecute allies of the prime minister over cash-for-honours claims.
Attorney accused of tax evasion (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
WHEELING, W.Va. Former Elkins City Attorney Paul Harris has been indicted in Virginia on one count of tax evasion and four counts of filing false tax returns.
Ethics violations lead to 1-year ban for lawyer (The Capital Times)
The law license for Mazomanie lawyer James T. Winch has been suspended for one year by the state Supreme Court for nine counts of violating ethics rules for lawyers, including converting money he was holding in a trust fund for a client to his own purposes.
Lawyer: ‘Conflict of interest’ (The Daily Iberian)
The Lafayette-based lawyer for Iberia Parish President Will Langlinais stated in a letter to District Attorney Phil Haney that Haney should not be involved in the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s case against his client because of a potential “conflict of interest.”
Larry Birkhead, Attorney Officially Part Ways (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Anna Nicole Smith's former boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, and attorney Debra A. Opri officially parted ways Monday as a judge signed an order releasing her as his attorney.
Gonzales vows to remain attorney general (USA Today)
Alberto Gonzales, with a fresh vote of confidence from President Bush, vowed Monday to remain as attorney general despite lingering differences with senators over the firing of federal prosecutors.
Gonzales vows to stay on as attorney general (CNN.com)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alberto Gonzales, with a fresh vote of confidence from President Bush, vowed Monday to remain as attorney general despite lingering differences with senators over the firing of federal prosecutors.
Lawyer Faces Criminal Charges (WCSH 6 Portland)
A Portsmouth, New Hampshire lawyer who loves in Kittery has been charged with fraud, and his legal license could be at risk if he's convicted.
SoCal lawyer is new Trump protg (KGET 17 Bakersfield)
A Burbank defense lawyer is Donald Trump's new "Apprentice."
SoCal lawyer is new Trump protg (CBS 47 Fresno)
A Burbank defense lawyer is Donald Trump's new "Apprentice."
Disbarred Lawyer Set Free After Short Meth Sentence (KETV.com)
A disbarred lawyer sentenced to federal prison for his role in a methamphetamine distribution ring is now a free man.
Embattled US attorney general vows to stay (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Embattled US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday vowed he would stay on the job as long as he can lead the department.
Attorney preps for campaign battle with Shadegg (BizJournals)
A Democratic attorney is raising money for a challenge of Phoenix Congressman John Shadegg, and two notable Republicans are being mentioned as possible challengers to freshman U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell, D-Scottsdale/Tempe, in next year's elections.
Disbarred lawyer set free after short meth sentence (Lincoln Journal Star)
NORFOLK — A disbarred lawyer sentenced to federal prison for his role in a methamphetamine distribution ring is a free man. Scott Freese last week had his sentenced reduced to time served, or eight months.
Attorney accused of tax evasion (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
WHEELING, W.Va. Former Elkins City Attorney Paul Harris has been indicted in Virginia on one count of tax evasion and four counts of filing false tax returns.
A&P hires own lawyer in dispute over membership City attorney sends commission letter, will continue to advise mayor, ... (Forrest City Times-Herald)
The Forrest City Advertising and Promotion Commission has hired its own attorney after receiving a letter from Forrest City’s City Attorney Alan Cline telling them that he did not think he could represent them anymore due to the ongoing debate between the commission and the city as to who should actually serve on the commission.
Wolfowitz hires top lawyer to keep job (Financial Times)
World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz has hired Bill Clinton’s former lawyer Robert Bennett as an adviser as the board investigation into the Shaha Riza controversy entered a critical phase.
Washington attorney general investigating gasoline prices (The Olympian)
Attorney General Rob McKenna is investigating gasoline prices in Washington.
Washington attorney general investigating gasoline prices (KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities)
OLYMPIA, Wash. Attorney General Rob McKenna is investigating gasoline prices in Washington. He's teaming up with the governor's office and the Department of Community,...
Fighting to keep his job, Wolfowitz hires well-known Washington lawyer (Canadian Business)
Jeannine Aversa April 23, 2007 - 6:59 p.m. WASHINGTON (AP) - World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz has hired a prominent lawyer as he fights to keep his job, in jeopardy for arranging a generous compensation package for a bank employee with whom he has been romantically linked.
Bush renews support for embattled US attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US President George W. Bush on Monday reaffirmed his confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, as the embattled official himself vowed to stay on the job.
RCMP should have interviewed B.C. premier: lawyer in legislature raid case (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
VANCOUVER (CP) - The RCMP should have interviewed Premier Gordon Campbell as part of its investigation into the sale of B.C. Rail that led to a raid on the legislature, says a lawyer for a former government aide.
Wolfowitz hires lawyer to present his case (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters (Recasts throughout with Wolfowitz's lawyer) By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has hired a high-profile lawyer who hopes to present to a ...
Alberto Gonzales And The U.S. Attorney Firings (CBS News)
Byron York offers a harsh assessment of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Wolfowitz Hires Prominent Lawyer in Fight to Stay at World Bank (New York Times)
Robert S. Bennett, the lawyer who once defended President Bill Clinton, will help the World Bank president make his case that he should not be ousted.
Wolfowitz hires top lawyer to keep job (Financial Times)
World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz has hired Bill Clinton’s former lawyer Robert Bennett as an adviser as the board investigation into the Shaha Riza controversy entered a critical phase.
Lawyer: Vegas Police May Have Put Violent Woman On Plane (KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A woman charged with throwing a violent tantrum on a charter flight may have been put on the airplane by the Las Vegas police, said the woman's lawyer.
Wolfowitz hires lawyer to present his case (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has hired a high-profile lawyer who hopes to present to a special bank committee Wolfowitz's case that he was not unethical in directing a promotion for his girlfriend.
Lawyer: Vegas Police May Have Put Violent Woman On Plane (The Hawaii Channel)
A woman charged with throwing a violent tantrum on a charter flight may have been put on the airplane by the Las Vegas police, says the woman's lawyer.
Prominent Illinois attorney facing federal drug, sex charges (San Diego Union-Tribune)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., 7:31 p.m. April 23 (AP): A former Illinois attorney was released on bond Monday after pleading not guilty to federal charges that he supplied drugs to young women and transported a boy across state lines to California for sexual purposes.
Steefel Loses Top Land Use Lawyer (Law.com)
Well-known land use lawyer and Steefel, Levitt & Weiss rainmaker Timothy Tosta is joining the San Francisco office of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps on April 30. Making the move with him are four other real estate attorneys. Luce real estate partner Allan Low, who heads up the San Francisco office, said Tosta's book of business is valued at close to $5 million and will be the biggest there. ...
Baker attorney: Kentucky authorities bowed to pressure (Dayton Daily News)
— Mason County, Ky., authorities "bowed" to public pressure when they charged Amy Baker for helping to dispose of the remains of 3-year-old Marcus Fiesel, her attorney said Monday.
Attorney: SEC Plans to File Civil Suit Against Former Apple GC Over Stock Options (Law.com)
Securities regulators plan to file civil fraud charges this week against Apple's former GC over her alleged role in the company's stock options backdating scandal, a defense attorney said Monday. Cris Arguedas, a lawyer for Nancy Heinen, said the SEC has informed attorneys in the case that it plans to file a lawsuit against Heinen alleging fraud in connection with two options grants. Heinen would ...
Gonzales vows to stay in attorney general job (The Washington Times)
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales yesterday said he will not resign -- despite growing opposition and criticism from members of his own party -- and President Bush defied the political currents by stating that his confidence in Mr. Gonzales has only grown stronger.
Wolfowitz hires lawyer to present his case (WIS News 10 Columbia)
By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has hired a high-profile lawyer who hopes to present to a special bank committee Wolfowitz's case that he...
BR lawyer, 35, charged in cruelty in drug case (The Advocate)
A Baton Rouge lawyer accused of passing cocaine and other drugs to her infant son through breastfeeding in December will not face drug distribution charges, according to court records.
Wolfowitz hires big-time defense lawyer (Deseret Morning News)
Paul D. Wolfowitz, signaling anew that he will fight for his job as World Bank president, has enlisted a prominent lawyer who defended President Bill Clinton against accusations of sexual misconduct to help convince the bank's board that Wolfowitz has done nothing to justify being ousted.
World Bank president hires lawyer in job-promotion case (Denver Post)
World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz has hired a prominent lawyer as he fights to keep his job, in jeopardy after he arranged a generous compensation package for a bank employee with whom
BP agent charged in entrant's Jan. slaying Cochise County attorney files 4 counts of homicide in gun death (The Arizona Daily Star via Yahoo! News)
BISBEE — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a Mexican illegal entrant in January has been charged with murder by the Cochise County attorney, who said Monday that the shooting was not justified.
Chief State's Attorney Probing Parking Contract (Hartford Courant)
Lucrative, No-Bid City Deal Went To Political Operative The chief state's attorney's office is investigating a potentially lucrative, no-bid parking contract that the administration of Hartford Mayor Eddie A. Perez awarded to a political operative, intensifying the ongoing turmoil over the deal.
Maine lawyer faces charges (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - A lawyer from Maine has been charged with illegally registering cars through his New Hampshire law office address.
Lawyer seeks use of medical records (The Herald News)
-- JOLIET -- As Michael Gann waits to be tried for the 2005 murder of Ronald Keen, his lawyer is trying to persuade a judge to let the victim's medical records be used as evidence.
Wolfowitz hires lawyer to present his case (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has hired a high-profile lawyer who hopes to present to a special bank committee Wolfowitz's case that he was not unethical in directing a promotion for his girlfriend.
Baton Rouge lawyer charged in cruelty in drug case (KATC 3 Lafayette)
BATON ROUGE, La. A 35-year-old Baton Rouge lawyer accused of passing cocaine and other drugs to her infant son through breast-feeding in December will not face drug...
Baker attorney: Kentucky authorities bowed to pressure (Dayton Daily News)
— Mason County, Ky., authorities "bowed" to public pressure when they charged Amy Baker for helping to dispose of the remains of 3-year-old Marcus Fiesel, her attorney said Monday.