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Tax Attorney Arrested On Theft, Forgery Charges (The Morning News)
Accusations of creative accounting have led to the arrest of a Rogers tax attorney.
Friday Not The First Arrest For Attorney (The Morning News)
ROGERS -- A Rogers tax attorney arrested Friday in connection with fraud and theft charges has run adrift of the law before because of financial dealings.
Attorney General Says No Evidence Of Price Gouging In Northwest Arkansas (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- It's the gasoline refiners, not the retailers at the pumpdrive prices up and up, said state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.
Huntsville Attorney Loses License For Three Months (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- A Huntsville attorney has been suspended from practicing law for three months, the state Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct announced Thursday.
Nuisance Abatement Flawed, County Attorney Says (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Potential constitutional problems plague the Benton County Nuisance Abatement Ordinance -- the ordinance meant to force rural property owners to clean up, said Benton County Attorney Robin Green.
Tontitown Decides To Keep City Attorney On Lawsuit (The Morning News)
TONTITOWN -- City Attorney Mark Dossett will handle a federal lawsuit against Tontitown over a proposed recreational vehicle park, the City Council determined in a special session Friday night.
Lawyer loses appeal in murder of ex-wife (Concord Monitor)
A former Stratham lawyer convicted of murdering his ex-wife nearly 11 years ago has lost another appeal.
Former Lawyer Detained To Assist Probe Into CBT Case (Bernama)
KUALA TERENGGANU, May 28 (Bernama) -- A former lawyer, who now works in a recycling factory here, was detained in Marang, near here Sunday, a day after the Federal Police Headquarters in Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur released the names of 25 former lawyers being sought by police to assist in investigations into 217 cases of criminal breach of trust.
Lawyer says Fiji getting worse (TVNZ)
A New Zealand lawyer who left Fiji amid fears the military government was targeting those giving legal advice to its critics says the situation in the South Pacific country is getting worse.
SPECTOR'S BRASH N.Y. LAWYER GETS L.A. SILENT TREATMENT (New York Post)
LOS ANGELES - When will they turn Bruce loose? Bruce Cutler, the hard-nosed New York lawyer, has been sidelined, benched in the Spector trial. "It is somewhat frustrating," Cutler told me over coffee in the court building recently. "I like to...
Iran rights lawyer acquitted after seven months in jail (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer who works alongside Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi said Monday he has been acquitted on appeal of espionage-related charges after spending seven months in jail.
Human Rights Lawyer Acquitted In Iran (Radio Free Europe: Radio Library)
May 28, 2007 -- Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani has been acquitted on appeal of charges related to espionage, and has been released from jail after serving seven months.
Iranian human rights lawyer acquitted (Independent Online)
A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has been acquitted on appeal of espionage-related charges after spending seven months in jail.
Hiram Lewis explores running again for Attorney General (Charleston Daily Mail)
Maybe he'll bring out the chicken suit again. Morgantown lawyer Hiram Lewis has launched an exploratory committee in advance of another possible bid for state Attorney General in 2008.
Commissioner’s lawyer: conflict of interest? (Malta Today)
You are right to question the wisdom of the Police Commissioner engaging the services of a high-profile criminal lawyer. Let us make the following hypothetical consideration (with the premise that the lawyer engaged by Mr Rizzo has absolutely none of these characteristics).
Attorney general comments on Vines case (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Attorney General Jim Hood responded to questions regarding M.L. “Binkey” Vines’ embezzlement charges Friday for the first time since Vines pleaded guilty.
Attorney General: No Evidence Of Gas Price Gouging (Southwest Times Record)
FAYETTEVILLE — It’s the gasoline refiners, not the retailers at the pump that drive your gas prices up and up, said state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.
Attorney Suspended (Southwest Times Record)
LITTLE ROCK — A Huntsville attorney has been suspended from practicing law for three months, the state Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct announced Thursday.
Attorney questions board dismissal (Bastrop Daily Enterprise)
The attorney who represents the board which oversees Morehouse General Hospital said he "has concerns" surrounding the Morehouse Parish Police Jury's removal of the chairman of that board.
Attorney: Bastrop County Sheriff May Resign (KXAN 36 Austin)
Bastrop County Sheriff Richard Hernandez could resign before the end of this week, said his attorney Monday. Attorney Robert Jenkins said Hernandez has cleaned out his desk at the sheriff's office and turned over county property in his sheriff's vehicle to the chief deputy.
Czech attorney qualifies sterilisation without consent as crime (České noviny)
Most- The District State Attorney's Office, investigating the case of two Romany women who were sterilised allegedly against their will in a hospital in Most, has ruled that sterilisation of women without their consent is a crime, which is a breakthrough decision according to human rights activists, the Aktualne.cz server reports today.
Army frees lawyer after two days (Fijilive.com)
Suva lawyer Ratu Savenaca Komaisavai was released from the custody of the Fiji Military Forces yesterday. He was the second lawyer to be interrogated by the military last week following the release of his colleague Kitione Vuataki.
Kiwi lawyer spreading rumours: AG (Fijilive.com)
Interim Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says a New Zealand lawyer is spreading false rumours about the country, its people and the lawyers practising in Fiji.
Iranian appeals court acquits human rights lawyer (The Daily Star Lebannon)
A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer who works alongside Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi said Monday he has been acquitted on appeal of espionage-related charges after spending seven months in jail. Abdolfattah Soltani was given a five-year sentence in March last year for leaking documents in a case.
Lawyer had right to seek judge’s recusal (The Daily Record)
A lawyer was within his rights to request that a magistrate judge in Maryland recuse himself from a case against Bank of America since the bank held a mortgage on his home, a federal appeals court has decided.
Wanted lawyer worked in factory for RM300 (The Star Online)
KUALA TERENGGANU: A lawyer on the police wanted listed has been arrested at a resort in Marang near here. A tip-off led police to the 40-year-old, who has been living at the resort for the last two years with his wife and worked at a factory here for RM300 a month.
Tunnel anger: lawyer plans suit (Sydney Morning Herald)
Sydney lawyer plans class action against Government and RTA after thousands fined for speeding in the Lane Cove Tunnel.
Tax Attorney Arrested On Theft, Forgery Charges (The Morning News)
Accusations of creative accounting have led to the arrest of a Rogers tax attorney.
Friday Not The First Arrest For Attorney (The Morning News)
ROGERS -- A Rogers tax attorney arrested Friday in connection with fraud and theft charges has run adrift of the law before because of financial dealings.
Mary Harvey, 87; attorney, 'amazingly strong woman' (San Diego Union-Tribune)
As a fresh graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law in 1961, Mary Eleanor Harvey began knocking on doors seeking a job as an attorney. Friends said she was turned down by the District Attorney's Office, which didn't have female prosecutors. Private law firms also were reluctant to hire her.
Attorney General Says No Evidence Of Price Gouging In Northwest Arkansas (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- It's the gasoline refiners, not the retailers at the pumpdrive prices up and up, said state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.
Huntsville Attorney Loses License For Three Months (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- A Huntsville attorney has been suspended from practicing law for three months, the state Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct announced Thursday.
Nuisance Abatement Flawed, County Attorney Says (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Potential constitutional problems plague the Benton County Nuisance Abatement Ordinance -- the ordinance meant to force rural property owners to clean up, said Benton County Attorney Robin Green.
Tontitown Decides To Keep City Attorney On Lawsuit (The Morning News)
TONTITOWN -- City Attorney Mark Dossett will handle a federal lawsuit against Tontitown over a proposed recreational vehicle park, the City Council determined in a special session Friday night.
US Lawyer: Yemen President Fails To Meet On Guantanamo Detainees (Nasdaq)
SAN'A, Yemen (AP)--A U.S. lawyer representing Yemenis detained in the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay said Tuesday that her group of visiting U.S. lawyers failed to meet with Yemen's president and several senior officials to convince them to accept the return home of some of those prisoners.
Pakistani lawyer accuses Musharraf of judge malice (Reuters via Yahoo! India News)
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A lawyer for Pakistan's suspended chief judge said on Tuesday President Pervez Musharraf acted out of malice when he confronted the judge nearly three months ago and tried to persuade him to resign.
Prominent New Orleans lawyer buried (KATC 3 Lafayette)
NEW ORLEANS -- Funeral services were scheduled Tuesday for prominent New Orleans trial lawyer John R. "Jack" Martzell, who died Wednesday at the age of 70.
Lawyer accuses Musharraf of ‘personal malice’ (Khaleej Times)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - President Gen. Pervez Musharraf holds personal malice’ against Pakistan’s suspended chief justice and wanted him removed from office, a lawyer for the judge told the Supreme Court Tuesday.
Prominent local lawyer buried (WWL-TV New Orleans)
Funeral services were scheduled Tuesday for prominent New Orleans trial lawyer John R. "Jack" Martzell, who died Wednesday at the age of 70. Martzell represented a number of public officials, including the brother of Gov. Edwin Edwards in a racketeering trial.
Harrods lawyer quits for top job at Topshop empire (The Lawyer)
Philip Greens Arcadia Group has poached its new general counsel from arch-rival Mohamed Al Fayeds Harrods. In-house lawyer Mary Geraghty will join Arcadia in July as group general counsel after working her notice at Harrods. ...
TU won’t seek declaration of failure of elections--lawyer (INQ7.net)
MANILA -- The administration’s Team Unity has no plan to ask the Commission on Elections to declare a failure of elections in Metro Manila and 15 provinces where the Genuine Opposition emerged ahead in the senatorial races, the alliance’s lead lawyer said Tuesday.
Funeral Services Scheduled Edwards' Lawyer Martzell (WDSU TheNewOrleansChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Funeral services are scheduled Tuesday for prominent New Orleans trial lawyer John R. "Jack" Martzell, who died Wednesday. He was 70.
The attorney general's tale (The New Statesman)
It was a typical 8.00 pm on a typical Washington evening, but all that was to change. James B. Comey, number two at the US Justice Department, was stretched back in his stretch limo when the cell-phone rang. It was the Attorney General’s chief of staff.
Attorney General denies Iraq claim (Channel 4)
The Attorney General Lord Goldsmith has dismissed as "ridiculous" claims he instructed Army bosses to ignore the Human Rights Act when dealing with Iraqi prisoners.
Attorney General’s Efforts To Stop Child Predators Online (Live 5 News Charleston)
Attorney General Henry McMaster wants more law enforcement agencies helping to stop child predators on the internet. McMaster is making speeches across the state, warning that the danger of people stalking children on the web for sex can't be ignored.
Former U.S. Attorney to Speak at First Amendment Lunch (Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN))
David C. Iglesias is the former federal prosecutor for the District of New Mexico whose revelation about receiving an improper phone call from Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) was the spark that ignited the scandal presently engulfing U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez and the Bush Administration.
Judge says lawyer not entitled to any more info from coroner (KTBS Shreveport)
A Shreveport lawyer is not entitled to any more information from the coroner about his backlog of cases, a Caddo Parish judge said today. The coroner's office gave attorney John Settle statistics on its backlog of autopsies and death certificates.
Zambia: Mandela's UK Lawyer Helped Plunder Country (AllAfrica.com)
A high court judge in Britain has ruled two London law firms, including one run by Nelson Mandela's personal UK lawyer, were involved in a conspiracy to launder part of P260 million "plundered" by Former President Frederick Chiluba.
Terror suspect extradited from London pleads not guilty; lawyer says he's an activist (Boston Herald)
NEW YORK - An American student extradited from London to face charges that he provided al-Qaida fighters with equipment to attack U.S. soldiers is an activist, not a terrorist, his lawyer said Tuesday...
Terror suspect extradited from London pleads not guilty; lawyer says he's an activist (Deseret Morning News)
An American student extradited from London to face charges that he provided al-Qaida fighters with equipment to attack U.S. soldiers is an activist, not a terrorist, his lawyer said Tuesday after the man pleaded not guilty in court.