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Attorney general warns older Iowans of fake sweepstakes (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa Buying more magazines won't bring you a big sweepstakes check. Attorney General Tom Miller says companies like Publishers Clearing House convince people their chance of winning will be better if they buy more products.He says older Iowans, especially, fall prey to the ploy.
Lawyer supports tampering allegation (Pasadena Star-News)
LOS ANGELES - Prosecution claims that Phil Spector's defense concealed key evidence in an actress' shooting death were given surprise support Thursday when a lawyer who once worked for the record producer said she saw famed criminalist Henry Lee pick up a fingernail-sized object at the scene.
Judge wants Spector murder trial to go on despite ill defence lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Testimony in music producer Phil Spector's murder trial will continue next week even if his lead defence lawyer remains on sick leave, the judge said Friday.
Cass County Attorney Nathan Cox seeking judgeship (Lincoln Journal Star)
Cass County Attorney Nathan Cox is among 11 applicants seeking the position of county judge in the second judicial district. Cox was thrust into the public spotlight in the past year as the prosecutor in the April 17, 2006, shooting deaths of Wayne and Sharmon Stock of rural Murdock.
MD Attorney General Says Smoking Equals "R" (WBOC Salisbury)
SALISBURY- Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler joins a growing list of colleagues who say children should not watch smoking scenes in motion pictures.
Cameron County district attorney being sued. (KRGV-TV Texas)
Family members of a convicted murderer are suing the district attorney for his actions.
Imus' lawyer: Bosses could have edited host (The Washington Times)
NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer for Don Imus yesterday said the former radio host's bosses could have edited the on-air comments that got him fired -- a fact that means they saw the broadcaster's remarks as routine for his show.
The family members of a convicted murder have filed a federal lawsuit against the Cameron County District Attorney’s ... (The Brownsville Herald)
The family members of a convicted murder have filed a federal lawsuit against the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office alleging the chief first assistant district attorney made inappropriate comments to the media in an attempt to get the convict to turn himself in to authorities.
Motion forwarded to attorney (Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil)
DES MOINES - The U.S. District Court Clerk has forwarded a motion convicted child pornographer Brian Street submitted to the court on to his attorney.
Attorney cries fowl in BP case (Galveston County Daily News)
TEXAS CITY — The attorney representing dozens of workers who complained of respiratory problems and other injuries after a leak at BP’s Texas City refinery said he knows what made them ill.
District attorney unsure he’ll dispute Cornelius evaluation (The Sharon Herald)
Mercer County District Attorney James P. Epstein has filed a list of dozens of people who could testify to rebut Antune D. Cornelius’ claim that he was insane ...
Austin lawyer accused in estate theft cases gives up law license (Austin American-Statesman)
Stork misapplied money and property, state bar found. An Austin lawyer accused of stealing from and mishandling estates of three elderly women over several years has surrendered his law license, officials with the State Bar of Texas said Friday.
Attorney changes plan to put sign above Black Hawk mural (Quad-City Times)
A Rock Island attorney who recently purchased the former Plaza Office Building has decided not to put a large sign on the roof above the mural of Black Hawk.
Lawyer: Military women worked for 'madam' (USA Today)
Several military personnel have worked as independent contractors for a California woman who federal prosecutors say ran a prostitution ring in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 13 years, according to the woman's lawyer.
County attorney to release more details of professor's death (Lincoln Journal Star)
CHADRON — Dawes County Attorney Vance Haug said Friday he will provide information next week on the ongoing investigation into the death of a Chadron State College professor.
Attorney: Davis to face phony ID charges (Observer-Dispatch)
UTICA — The man convicted in the death of New Hartford police Officer Joseph Corr is expected to be arraigned May 16 on allegations he gave the false name of "John Healy" during his arrest in February 2006, his defense attorney said Friday.
Murder suspect gets new attorney (Observer-Dispatch)
UTICA — An Oneida County Court judge assigned a new defense attorney to represent murder suspect Brad Napierkowski on Thursday after his previous attorney asked to be withdrawn from the case due to lack of communication.
Caldwell announces candidacy for attorney general (The News-Star)
Fifth District Attorney James "Buddy" Caldwell announced his candidacy for Louisiana attorney general, hoping to unseat fellow Democrat Charles Foti.
Mahopac teacher's lawyer calls endangerment case a 'witch hunt' (The Journal News)
MAHOPAC - The lawyer for one of the Mahopac Falls Elementary School teachers accused of child endangerment yesterday called the charges "the product of a witch hunt instigated by certain disgruntled aides."
Assistant district attorney 'retiring' (San Bernardino Sun)
San Bernardino County Assistant District Attorney Michael Risley tendered his resignation Friday. He plans to return to his roots in the Deep South. Risley, 46, will end his 17-year career as a prosecutor and trade the courtroom for a quaint home in Oxford, Miss.
Platte County attorney resigns (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- Platte County Attorney Mary Eikenberry submitted her resignation to the county commission on Wednesday, her lawyer said.
Hilliard's town attorney ready for challenge (The Florida Times-Union)
HILLIARD - Hilliard's new town attorney may not be a native, but he's determined to ply his practice locally for the rest of his career.
Town will hire another full-time city attorney (The Florida Times-Union)
FERNANDINA BEACH - The City Commission agreed Tuesday to hire another full-time city attorney to replace Debra Braga.
Ex-lawyer gets 5 years for theft from clients (Asbury Park Press)
A disbarred lawyer was sentenced to five years in prison Friday for taking more than $100,000 from clients' trust accounts or accepting their money and failing to perform work.
Ousted U.S. Attorney: White House Behind Removal (The Morning News)
WASHINGTON -- The former U.S. attorney in Little Rock said he was told by a top Justice Department official that the White House was responsible for his ouster and for a plan to bypass Senate confirmation for his replacement.
D.M. lawyer Jerry Crawford ’on the mend’ (The Des Moines Register)
Des Moines lawyer Jerry Crawford, a prominent figure in Iowa’s Democratic presidential caucuses and a sports entrepreneur, is expecting a full...
Disbarred immigration lawyer, wife get probation (Hutchinson News)
WICHITA - A disbarred immigration lawyer from Wichita and his wife were given three years' probation Thursday for forging signatures to help immigrants stay and work in the United States.
School lunch money missing: Books don’t add up; possible theft being investigated by district attorney’s office (The Patriot Ledger)
Milton police and the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office are investigating the possible theft of about $5,000 from the school department’s lunch program account.
Lawyer pleads not guilty for Al Unser Jr. in Henderson DUI case (KVBC Las Vegas)
A lawyer entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Junior today on charges including driving under the influence in a Las Vegas-area crash.
Attorney vows not to give up on pay fight (The Buffalo News)
LOCKPORT — Attorney Robert S. Roberson vowed to appeal after a judge this week threw out his lawsuit attempting to force Niagara County to release more than $17,000 he believes he is owed.
Five-month delay for warrant 'frightening': Air India lawyer (Canada.com)
OTTAWA - In the months before the June 1985 Air India bombing, "it was open season for terrorists" in Canada, a lawyer representing the families of victims told the Air India inquiry Friday.
Mediator group adds Fishkill attorney (Poughkeepsie Journal)
New York attorney David R. Foley joined the National Arbitration Forum's national panel of independent and neutral arbitrators and mediators. The Fishkill resident has more than 30 years of experience as a civil litigator.
Robert Meagher, 96, was prominent local attorney (Democrat News)
Robert I. Meagher, 96, a prominent local attorney for many years, passed away at his home in Fredericktown on April 24, 2007.
Danville attorney indicted in tax case (The Champaign News-Gazette)
SPRINGFIELD – A federal grand jury in Springfield on Thursday indicted Danville attorney John "Pat" Wolgamot as part of a tax fraud conspiracy. U.S. Attorney Rodger Heaton said Wolgamot was indicted on conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and aiding in the filing of false income tax returns.
County attorney charges firefighter (Arizona Daily Sun)
A Flagstaff Fire Department firefighter was criminally charged Friday afternoon by the Coconino County Attorney with 17 counts of rape and kidnapping.
Attorney: Violent Writer Returning To School (NBC 5 Chicago)
A Cary-Grove High School senior arrested for writing a violent essay for an English class last week can return to school and will be allowed to graduate with his class, his attorney says.
Attorney general warns older Iowans of fake sweepstakes (WQAD Moline)
DES MOINES, Iowa Buying more magazines won't bring you a big sweepstakes check. Attorney General Tom Miller says companies like Publishers Clearing House convince people their chance of winning will be better if they buy more products.He says older Iowans, especially, fall prey to the ploy.
NEW: Attorney General wants refunds for New Lady Fitness customers (St. Peters Journal)
New Lady Fitness closed its doors in all St. Louis area locations last fall, and now state Attorney General Jay Nixon says the company should issue refunds to all former customers.
NEW: Attorney General wants refunds for New Lady Fitness customers (St. Charles Journal)
New Lady Fitness closed its doors in all St. Louis area locations last fall, and now state Attorney General Jay Nixon says the company should issue refunds to all former customers.
Former Pa. prison system attorney to be tried on crash charges (WFMJ Youngstown)
HARRISBURG, Pa. The former top attorney for the state prison system was held for trial on charges that he crashed his car into the back of a minivan while drunk and then fled the scene. A woman who was seven months pregnant and two other people were injured.
Former Pa. prison system attorney to be tried on crash charges (phillyburbs.com)
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The former top attorney for the state prison system was held for trial on charges that he crashed his car into the back of a minivan while drunk, injuring a pregnant woman and two others, and then fled the scene.
Attorney says teen who wrote violent essay is being allowed to return to school (Northwest Florida Daily News)
CHICAGO (AP) - A high school senior arrested for writing a violent essay for an English class can return to school and will be allowed to graduate with his class, his attorney says.
Lawyer suicide Howrah, May 5: (The Telegraph)
A woman lawyer believed to be suffering from depression hung herself from the ceiling fan in her house last night.
The U.S. Attorney, the G.O.P. Congressman and the Timely Job Offer (New York Times)
If the United States attorney scandal has made one thing clear, it is that the riskiest job in the Bush administration is being a prosecutor investigating a Republican member of Congress.
Upper St. Clair attorney surprised judge froze trust (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
An attorney for Charles P. McCullough, the Upper St. Clair attorney whose management of a widow's trust fund is under investigation, said Saturday McCullough was surprised that an Allegheny County Judge decided to freeze the $14.7 million trust.
Ex-attorney for prisons faces drunken driving, hit-run charges (The Morning Call)
| The former top attorney for the state prison system was held for trial on charges that he crashed his car into the back of a minivan while drunk, injuring a pregnant woman and two others, and then fled the scene.
Ex-Keys attorney avoids jail (Miami Herald)
Former Monroe County attorney James Hendrick -- who was convicted last month for his part in a bribery and corruption case connected to a 1997 land deal -- was given five years' probation and a $50,000 fine on Friday in Miami federal court.
Spector's N.Y. lawyer softens tone for L.A. (Los Angeles Times)
Bold and brash in defending John Gotti, attorney Cutler may not leave witnesses 'Brucified,' but he won't tiptoe either. As a New York lawyer best known for defending the boss of the Gambino crime family, Bruce Cutler is used to brash clients and bold words. So it was really no surprise that he opened Phil Spector's local murder trial alternately bellowing against police officers with "murder ...
Ousted U.S. Attorney: White House Behind Removal (The Morning News)
WASHINGTON -- The former U.S. attorney in Little Rock said he was told by a top Justice Department official that the White House was responsible for his ouster and for a plan to bypass Senate confirmation for his replacement.
Attorney general's office has anti-scam tips for consumers (Post-Tribune)
There are approximately 80 open consumer fraud complaints in Lake County filed with the Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter's Consumer Protection Division, said spokeswoman Staci Schneider. In Porter County, there are 21 cases.