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Muskogee attorney indicted in thefts surrenders in Tenn. (Muskogee Phoenix)
A Muskogee attorney indicted in late April in Shelby County, Tenn., turned himself in at the jail there late Tuesday, Memphis officials said Wednesday.
Digest: New York attorney general accuses Dell of 'bait and switch' (Houston Chronicle)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday accused Dell and its financial services affiliate of "bait and switch" advertising and failing to deliver on promised customer service.
Wetmore will run for district attorney (News 10 Now Syracuse)
A more than 20-year veteran of the Chemung County District Attorney's office now wants to be the top lawyer himself. Elmira attorney Weeden Wetmore has announced his candidacy for district attorney. Wetmore says when he was there between 1978 and 1999, the DA's office enjoyed a strong reputation.
Lawyer's Fisticuffs Results in Littler Named in Lawsuit (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
What began as alleged "choking and punching" by Ohio lawyer Stephen J. Sferra during testy contract negotiations with a Teamsters attorney has escalated into a civil suit filed by the lawyer on the receiving end.
No charges for celebrity lawyer (BBC News)
Celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman will not be charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
Defense lawyer charged with assault (Boston Globe)
A prominent Boston criminal defense lawyer was arrested late last month after being accused of seeking to pay a purported former female client for sex and of assaulting her husband, according to court records.
Radler hurts case against lawyer (Chicago Sun-Times)
Former Chicago Sun-Times publisher David Radler put a dent in the government's case against Illinois lawyer Mark Kipnis on Wednesday by saying Kipnis' bonuses were for his good legal work and not for his part in an alleged criminal conspiracy.
Attorney: Atkind was assaulted (The Ithaca Journal)
ITHACA — William P. Sellers IV, the attorney for alleged dog-abuser Alexander Atkind, made some allegations of his own following Atkind's arraignment Wednesday, claiming that Atkind was assaulted by the dog's owner after telling him of its injuries.
Lawyer for W. Boca doctor: U.S. wrong on terror claim (Sun-Sentinel)
The defense lawyer for a West Boca doctor accused of pledging allegiance to al-Qaida urged a jury Wednesday to ignore references by prosecutors to al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden and terrorism and conclude that there's no real evidence against his client.
Attorney for black candidate links arson with election (Centre Daily Times)
An attorney for a black candidate for Dauphin County commissioner said he thought an arson fire that destroyed a guesthouse behind his home was election-related.
Mayor Should Not Have Voted On Own Salary, Attorney General Says (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- An attorney general's opinion saying the mayor of Brinkley should not have cast a tie-breaking vote to raise her own salary raises questions about the ability of mayors and city councils statewide to pass budgets, the mayor said Wednesday.
Attorney General Certifies Two proposed amendments (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Proposed constitutional amendments that would allow legislators to serve longer and create a state commission to oversee legalized gambling in Arkansas were certified by the state attorney general's office on Friday.
Arkansas Attorney General To Serve On National School Safety Task Force (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- State Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Wednesday he will be part of a national task force that will examine legal issues related to school safety in the wake of last month's deadly Virginia Tech shootings.
Celebrity lawyer 'Mr Loophole' is off the hook (Daily Mail)
A celebrity lawyer dubbed 'Mr Loophole' for his ability to get top names such as David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson off the hook has been told he won't face court himself
N.Y. attorney general sues Dell (AP via Yahoo! News)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday accused Dell Inc. and its financial services affiliate of "bait and switch" advertising and failing to deliver on promised customer service.
Chaudhry's lawyer to sue Musharraf (NDTV)
A senior defence lawyer for Pakistan's suspended Chief Justice has said he would sue President Pervez Musharraf for ''falsely'' blaming him and his high-profile client for the recent violence in Karachi that left over 40 people dead.
Attorney General`s Opinion Wanted (KFYR-TV Bismarck)
Fargo Senator Tim Mathern wants an attorney general`s opinion about the process for deciding whether to build a new state prison. Mathern says the issue should be decided by the entire Legislature -- and not just a smalller group of lawmakers.
Estate attorney charged in $67K larceny case (Newsday)
Detectives from the Nassau County Police Crimes Against Property Bureau arrested an estate attorney Wednesday on charges he transferred $67,000 from an estate account into his own private account between Oct. 20, 2005, and Jan. 19, 2007.
New York attorney general sues Dell (CTV.ca)
NEW YORK -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo accused Dell Inc. and its financial services affiliate of "bait and switch" advertising and failing to deliver on promised customer service.
Sacked CJ's lawyer to sue Musharraf (rediff.com)
The lawyer said he would file a Rs 2 billion suit in a court against Musharraf for libel, recover the amount from the President's personal assets and estate, and then donate the same to the people of Karachi.
Charges dropped against attorney in stolen coins-for-payment case (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 7:14 AM- Charges were dismissed this week against a Salt Lake City attorney accused of knowingly accepting stolen coins as payment for legal representation.
County judge, state's attorney sued for $300M (Rockford Register Star)
ROCKFORD — A local circuit judge, the Winnebago County state's attorney and a prominent defense attorney have all been named as defendants in a civil suit that seeks $300 million in damages.
WA attorney general hit by e-mail scam artist (Seattle Times)
Attorney General Rob McKenna has made Internet scam artists and identity thieves among his top targets. But this time McKenna unwittingly...
Cheney's Lawyer Criticizes Ex-CIA Operative Plame's Lawsuit (Fox News)
Lawyer for Vice President Dick Cheney criticizes former CIA operative Valerie Plame's lawsuit against Bush administration officials as 'fanciful claims.'
Lawyer surrenders in cemetery trust investigation (Detroit News)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A lawyer charged with helping steal millions of dollars from cemetery trust funds surrendered for arrest in Memphis and was released on bond.
An 'Absentee' U.S. Attorney Fights Back (US News & World Report)
Of the nine U.S. attorneys who were summarily fired last year, one who has raised some of the most troubling questions about partisan politics is David Iglesias, the federal prosecutor in New Mexico. Iglesias, who received a strong performance review and had the solid support of his boss, then Deputy Attorney General James Comey, has alleged that he was fired because he refused to file voter ...
Jury rivetted in final exchange between Radler and defence lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
CHICAGO (CP) - David Radler completed his testimony at the Conrad Black trial on Thursday but not before another defendant's lawyer accused the prosecution's star witness of being afraid to stray too far from their script
Jury rivetted in final exchange between Radler and defence lawyer (Canadian Business)
Romina Maurino May 17, 2007 - 2:26 p.m. Ron Safer, a lawyer for co-defendant Mark Kipnis, says Rader initially faced a jail sentence of 57 to 71 months under general guidelines in the United States if he pleaded guilty.
Democrats Urge No-Confidence Vote on Attorney General Gonzales (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
May 17 (Bloomberg) -- Two Democrats called for a no- confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and a leading Republican predicted he would step down after a congressional investigation is completed.
Democrats seek no-confidence vote on attorney general (Tucson Citizen)
Two Senate Democrats said Thursday they will seek a no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales over accusations that he carried out President Bush's political agenda at the expense of the Justice Department's independence.
Attorney Wants Evidence Sealed In Fatal Fire Case (KGO-TV Bay Area)
The attorney for Charles Schuttloffel Sr., a Half Moon Bay man accused of the arson-related deaths of his two young children in a 2004 fire, is seeking to have the transcript of his client's indictment sealed from public view.
CIA leak destroyed Plame's career, her lawyer says (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Bush administration officials destroyed Valerie Plame's career by disclosing her identity as a secret CIA operative, a lawyer for Plame and her husband said on Thursday in urging a federal judge to rule that their lawsuit can go forward.
White House lawyer criticizes Plame suit (USA Today)
A lawyer for Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday that Valerie Plame's lawsuit stemming from the exposure of her CIA identity is filled with "fanciful claims."
'Moral decision' jeopardizes Navy lawyer's career (Dallas Morning News)
NORFOLK, Va. – Matt Diaz was a Navy lawyer with 18 years of military experience when duty called at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Six months there broke him.
Attorney General Investigates Complaints Against Minister (KMBC-TV Kansas City)
Two separate complaints have been filed with the state's attorney general's office alleging that the Rev. Jerry Johnston misused money intended for First Family Church.
Local U.S. Attorney Considered For Firing (WLKY Louisville)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville’s U.S. attorney was among dozens the Justice Department considered firing in the months leading up to the ongoing firing scandal, according to The Washington Post.
US Senate Democrats Plan to Seek No-Confidence Vote on Attorney General (Voice of America)
Senate Democrats plan to seek a no-confidence vote on U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as early as next week.
Gloucester attorney plans challenge to Kerry in '08 (WPRI 12 Providence)
A Gloucester attorney is planning to challenge Senator John Kerry in the 2008 election. Edward O'Reilly says the Massachusetts Democrat was wrong to support military intervention in Iraq and should be replaced.
U.S. Attorney from Indiana a Justice Department Possibility (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
By Jim Shella INDIANAPOLIS - Is U.S. Attorney Susan Brooks in line for a big job in Washington? Brooks hosted Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on an Indianapolis visit just over two weeks ago, now reports say she is on a short list to become the top deputy to Gonzales.
Gloucester attorney plans challenge to Kerry in '08 (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - A Gloucester attorney is planning to challenge U.S. Sen. John Kerry in the 2008 election, saying the Massachusetts Democrat was wrong to support military intervention in Iraq and should be replaced...
AZ Attorney General: Scam artists using his name (ABC 15 Phoenix)
Attorney General Terry Goddard says the name of his office is being used fraudulently by a scam artist. Goddard said Thursday that his office had received information that seniors had gotten calls from someone who claimed to be from Goddard's office.
Gloucester attorney plans challenge to Kerry in '08 (Boston Globe)
A Gloucester attorney is planning to challenge U.S. Sen. John Kerry in the 2008 election, saying the Massachusetts Democrat was wrong to support military intervention in Iraq and should be replaced to bring a fresh perspective into the political system.
Alleged rape victim's attorney claims evidence against police chief (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
As the police chief's rape investigation goes to a grand jury, the alleged victim's attorney tells 6 News he's got proof it happened. Right now, it boils down to the evidence the Texas Rangers have gathered through witnesses, statements and reports. Chief Bryan Smith's 32-year old ex-girlfriend claims he showed up drunk at her home in the early morning hours on April 21st and attacked and raped ...
Navy lawyer guilty of detainee info leak (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Navy lawyer who gave a human rights attorney the names of 550 Guantanamo Bay detainees was convicted in military court Thursday of communicating secret information that could be used to injure the United States.
Lawyer evicts family as son runs off with nanny (Daily Telegraph)
A wealthy lawyer has served an eviction notice on her daughter-in-law and three grandchildren after her son began a relationship with their 19-year-old nanny.
U.S. Senate Democrats seeks no-confidence vote on attorney-general (People's Daily)
U.S. Senate Democrats announced on Thursday they would seek a no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, in an effort to force the president's long-time friend to resign.
N.Y. Attorney General Cuomo sues Dell (AP via Yahoo! News)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday accused Dell Inc. and its financial services affiliate of "bait and switch" advertising and failing to deliver on promised customer service.
Lawyer, HPD differ on fatal shooting (w/video) (Houston Chronicle)
The lawyer for the family of a robbery suspect fatally shot by a Houston police officer said Thursday surveillance video taken of the incident shows that the officer unjustly shot the unarmed man in the back.
Virginia: Navy Lawyer Is Guilty of Communicating Secret Information (New York Times)
A Navy lawyer was found guilty of communicating secret information about Guantánamo Bay detainees that could be used to injure the United States and three other charges of leaking information to an unauthorized person. The lawyer, Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Diaz, was acquitted of printing out national defense information with the intent or reason to believe it would be used against the United States. ...
Lawyer, HPD differ on fatal shooting (w/video) (Houston Chronicle)
The lawyer for the family of a robbery suspect fatally shot by a Houston police officer said Thursday surveillance video taken of the incident shows that the officer unjustly shot the unarmed man in the back.