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Axed U.S. attorney warned of 'stink' (New York Daily News)
A U.S. attorney warned the Justice Department five months before he and seven other federal prosecutors were fired that "there may be some stink about this down the road" because of White House involvement.
Wiretap on lawyer was improper, judge rules (The Burlington Free Press)
A police sting on a defense lawyer -- an operation that worried colleagues statewide about law-enforcement interference in their jobs -- should have been neither proposed nor approved, a judge has ruled.
N.H. attorney general to seek death penalty in '05 slaying (Boston Globe)
Yesterday, New Hampshire's attorney general, Kelly Ayotte, announced she will seek the death penalty for John A. Brooks, 54, formerly of Londonderry and New Castle, N.H., who is accused of masterminding a murder plot.
Prosecutors Want Defense Attorney Disqualified (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Prosecutors want a defense attorney disqualified from an arson case because he'll be called to testify against his client at trial.
Lawyer decries raids on militia (Montgomery Advertiser)
BIRMINGHAM -- Raids that resulted in the arrest of six alleged members of a ragtag group calling itself the Alabama Free Militia and the seizure of hundreds of hand grenades and bullets were "much ado about nothing," a defense lawyer said Friday.
Winter's lawyer: no deal (The Post-Standard)
Shirley Winters' murder case appears headed for trial after the defense on Friday chose not to accept a plea deal in Onondaga County Court. Defense lawyer Kenneth Moynihan confirmed the proposed deal called for Winters to plead guilty to second-degree murder.
Abramoff inquiry looks into dealings by ex-Justice lawyer (Contra Costa Times)
WASHINGTON -- A federal task force investigating the activities of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff has in recent weeks been looking into whether one of Abramoff's colleagues improperly traded favors with a Justice Department lawyer, sources familiar with the Abramoff investigation said Friday.
ABN lawyer says RBS in talks to buy LaSalle (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Royal Bank of Scotland , which has threatened to launch a hostile bid together with two other banks for ABN AMRO , is in talks with ABN to buy its U.S. unit LaSalle, a lawyer for ABN said on Saturday.
SAN MATEO COUNTY / Accused doctor pleads not guilty / Attorney later says the alleged victims reacted to suggestions (San Francisco Chronicle)
The attorney for a prominent San Mateo psychiatrist accused of molesting patients when they were boys said Friday that the men were remembering events that never happened because of "suggestions" that have been made to them. Dr. William Ayres' attorney...
Accused attorney's friend tells of drug use (The Fresno Bee)
A judge could rule next month whether enough evidence exists for a Tulare County attorney to stand trial on drug charges.
Police sting on lawyer ruled improper (WCAX 3)
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. A Vermont judge has ruled that a police sting aimed at getting a Windham County lawyer to obstruct justice was improper. Judge Karen Carroll ruled this...
Bella Vista can pass on bill, attorney says (NWAnews.com)
BELLA VISTA — Bella Vista will not be responsible for paying a bill to Benton County covering the costs of Bella Vista’s Nov. 7 general election, according to Benton County attorney Robin Green. (Benton County Daily Record)
Fired U.S. attorney predicted `some stink' over dismissals (Albuquerque Tribune)
The U.S. attorney in Arkansas warned the Justice Department five months before he and seven federal prosecutors were fired that "there may be some stink about this down the road" - in part because of White House involvement.
U.S. attorney 'puzzle pieces' withheld (Las Vegas Sun)
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is withholding 170 documents about the firing of U.S. attorneys, including at least four e-mails involving Sen. John Ensign and Nevada's dismissed attorney, Daniel Bogden, officials said Friday.
Feud over County Attorney performance splits Wyo. county (KIFI)
WHEATLAND, Wyo. Platte County Commission meetings usually don't attract a crowd. But lately residents pack the room to discuss the performance of County Attorney Mary Eikenberry.The county commissioners voted April 3rd to hire an investigator to look into complaints.
Ark. lawmaker tipped to U.S. attorney move (UPI)
A newly released Justice Department e-mail indicates a Republican congressman was tipped to the planned firing of the U.S. attorney in Arkansas.
Never fool around with drugs: Lawyer (Sun Star)
NEVER fool around with drugs as some things in life need not be experienced, said lawyer Eliseo Braganza, action officer of City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte.
Police sting on lawyer ruled improper (Boston Globe)
A town police officer's attempt to entrap a lawyer on an obstruction of justice charge should not have happened, a judge has ruled.
Lakota attorney to handle probe into EERC director (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
Lakota attorney Steven Simonson has been named to investigate a confrontation between the director of the Energy and Environmental Research Center in Grand Forks and Manvel firefighters. Simonson will handle the Gerald Groenewold (GRONE'-wald) c
ABN Amro Lawyer Says RBS Expresses Interest in LaSalle Bank (Bloomberg.com)
April 28 (Bloomberg) -- A lawyer for ABN Amro Holding NV said Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc has expressed interest in possibly making an offer for LaSalle Bank Corp., the U.S. unit that the largest Dutch bank agreed to sell to Bank of America Corp. for $21 billion earlier this week.
City OKs attorney's contract (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
MONTEBELLO - The city approved the contract of its city attorney the same day investigators with the District Attorney's Office asked for city documents connected with possible open-meeting violations.
Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Possession (KXAN 36 Austin)
Austin lawyer Douglas Stum pleaded guilty Wednesday to child pornography possession. FBI agents searched Stum's home last summer and found more than a thousand child porn images on his computers, including video of infants being abused.
German lawyer to file Rumsfeld abuse suit in Spain (Stuff)
BERLIN: A German lawyer is planning to join forces with Spanish counterparts to file a lawsuit in Spain against former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over the alleged abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons, a German magazine has reported.
LSU attorney outlines options for Chatman (The Daily Comet)
Louisiana State University will ask Pokey Chatman to give back at least a month's pay if the former women's basketball coach presses the school for more money, according to a letter written by the university system's attorney.
LSU attorney outlines options for Chatman (The Houma Courier)
Louisiana State University will ask Pokey Chatman to give back at least a month's pay if the former women's basketball coach presses the school for more money, according to a letter written by the university system's attorney.
A Lawyer Looks Back on 70 Years in Washington (NPR)
David Ginsburg, 95, retired Friday after seven decades of service in Washington. Ginsburg arrived in the capital in 1935, an idealistic young lawyer passionate about the possibilities of government.
German lawyer to sue Rumsfeld (TVNZ)
A German lawyer is planning to join forces with Spanish counterparts to file a lawsuit in Spain against former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over the alleged abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons, a German magazine reported on Saturday.
German lawyer to sue Rumsfeld (TVNZ)
A German lawyer is planning to join forces with Spanish counterparts to file a lawsuit in Spain against former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over the alleged abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons, a German magazine reported on Saturday.
City approves contract for new attorney (Pasadena Star-News)
MONTEBELLO - The city approved the contract of its city attorney the same day investigators with the District Attorney's Office asked for city documents connected with possible open-meeting violations.
City OKs attorney's contract (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
MONTEBELLO - The city approved the contract of its city attorney the same day investigators with the District Attorney's Office asked for city documents connected with possible open-meeting violations.
LSU attorney outlines options for Chatman (KLFY Lafayette)
BATON ROUGE, La. L-S-U attorney Ray Lamonica says that if Pokey Chatman presses the school for more money, the university will demand that the former women's basketball coach return at least a month's pay.
LSU attorney outlines options for Chatman (USA Today)
Louisiana State University will ask Pokey Chatman to give back at least a month's pay if the former women's basketball coach presses the school for more money, according to a letter written by the university system's attorney. However, Ray Lamonica said, if Chatman honors her resignation, the school will pay her about $160,000 in postseason bonus money for reaching the Final Four without her.
Matheson requests U.S. Attorney branch office (Saint George Spectrum)
ST. GEORGE — Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, recently sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales supporting the District of Utah’s request for additional funding to open a U.S. Attorney branch office in St. George.
Breckenridge attorney missing; search to continue Sunday (9 News Denver)
BRECKENRIDGE – Royal "Scoop" Daniel III, an attorney, has been missing since Friday morning, Breckenridge Police say.
Wolfowitz Won't Resign From World Bank, Lawyer Says (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)
April 28 (Bloomberg) -- World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz won't resign, his lawyer said after a newspaper reported that the panel investigating Wolfowitz's decision to promote his companion had already concluded he breached ethics rules.
Wolfowitz Won't Resign From World Bank, Lawyer Says (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)
April 28 (Bloomberg) -- World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz won't resign, his lawyer said after a newspaper reported that the panel investigating Wolfowitz's decision to promote his companion had already concluded he breached ethics rules.
Warren asks for review of Grant lawyer appointment (Macomb Daily)
The selection of Stephen Grant's taxpayer-funded lawyer should be investigated by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners, Warren city officials contend.
Don't get burned by not using attorney (The News-Press)
Some individuals try to save money by not hiring an attorney when they should.
Union’s feud with Attorney General Swanson escalates (Winona Daily News)
The Associated Press ST. PAUL — The leader of Minnesota’s largest state employee union lashed out at Attorney General Lori Swanson on Friday, as more details emerged about turmoil in her office.
Attorney General releases list of names and state charges (Mobridge Tribune)
Attorney General Larry Long, Walworth County States Attorney Grant Walker and Mobridge Police Chief Mike Nehls, announced today (Wednesday, April 25) that several individuals from the Mobridge area were indicted by a Walworth County grand jury and arrested this week for their roles in the possession and distribution of marijuana and controlled substances.
Prosecutors Want Defense Attorney Disqualified (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Prosecutors want a defense attorney disqualified from an arson case because he'll be called to testify against his client at trial.
Attorney General Gonzales Heckled at Harvard Reunion (Fox News)
A small group of student protesters, including one wearing a black hood and an orange jumpsuit, heckled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as he posed with old classmates Saturday during their 25-year Harvard Law School reunion.
LSU attorney outlines options for Chatman (KLFY Lafayette)
BATON ROUGE, La. L-S-U attorney Ray Lamonica says that if Pokey Chatman presses the school for more money, the university will demand that the former women's basketball coach return at least a month's pay.
Roxbury cop, wife: Attorney negligent (Daily Record)
Suspended Roxbury police Sgt. Richard Winstock and his wife, Jennifer, have gone on the attack by filing a legal malpractice lawsuit that accuses a Ridgewood attorney of giving them shoddy advice about a social club they opened in Dover in 2004.
Attorney to talk fact, fiction of his office (The Sierra Vista Herald)
SIERRA VISTA — Cochise County Attorney Ed Rheinheimer will speak at the 1200 Club dinner meeting on May 18. Rheinheimer has been with the county Attorney’s Office since 1992. In November 2004, he was elected to the office of county attorney.
Lawyer cashes in (The Courier Mail)
BRISBANE lawyer Robert Hynes has tapped into the runaway private equity boom, forming a local company with 50 members, all of them high net-worth individuals worth millions.
Mary Winkler's attorney's file for diversion (WMCTV Memphis)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Attorney's for Mary Winkler want her conviction wiped from her record. Winkler was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of...
Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Possession (KXAN 36 Austin)
Austin lawyer Douglas Stum pleaded guilty Wednesday to child pornography possession. FBI agents searched Stum's home last summer and found more than a thousand child porn images on his computers, including video of infants being abused.
Attorney General Reportedly Probing Police Union (NY1 News)
The New York chapter of the nation's largest police union is the target of a state investigation. The Daily News reports the state attorney general is looking into the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation for its handling of more than $15 million raised after the 9/11 attacks.
Mary Winkler's attorney's file for diversion (WMCTV Memphis)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Attorney's for Mary Winkler want her conviction wiped from her record. Winkler was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her minister husband.