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Warrant issued for Stillwater attorney (KJRH-TV Tulsa)
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Stillwater attorney who's charged with felony sexual battery and misdemeanor lewd exhibition.
Buhl Foundation names former U.S. Attorney as new president (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
The Buhl Foundation has named former U.S. Attorney Frederick W. Thieman as its new president. He succeeds Doreen Boyce, who is leaving July 1.
Attorney General's office finds Lyon commissioners didn't violate law (Nevada Appeal)
The Nevada Attorney General's office has rejected former Lyon County Manager Donna Kristaponis' open-meeting law complaint against the Lyon County commissioners.
U.S. Attorney Slams 'Dirt' Of N.J. Politics Over High Court Holdup (WNBC)
U.S. Attorney Chris Christie, a Republican who was on the Justice Department's list of attorneys to be fired, delivered a speech on Wednesday ripping apart the political culture of New Jersey.
LA City Attorney Delgadillo fined for campaign violations (CBS 47 Fresno)
Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo was fined more than 11-thousand dollars for 30 counts of campaign finance law violations.
Obama’s top lawyer advocates pardon for Libby (The Hill)
Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) top lawyer publicly made the case Wednesday for a presidential pardon for convicted White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby.
Former Denver City Attorney Faces Multiple Criminal Charges (KMGH 7 Denver)
Former Denver City Attorney Larry Manzanares was criminally charged Wednesday in connection with a stolen laptop computer belonging to the city that ended up in his possession.
Attorney general cracking down on computer spammers (BizJournals)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an enforcement action against a purported "spammer" preventing him from unlawfully sending e-mail messages across the country.
U.S. ATTORNEYS: Ex-Justice Dept. lawyer can't recall his role in controversial policies (McClatchy Washington Bureau)
Another former Justice Department lawyer went before Congress on Wednesday with few answers for his Democratic interrogators and a spotty memory. Hans von Spakovsky, who's seeking a full six-year term on the Federal Election Commission, deflected questions about whether he undermined voting rights laws, saying, "I was not the decision maker in the front office of the Civil Rights Division."
Terror Watch: The CIA's Top Lawyer (Newsweek)
John Rizzo wants to be the CIA's top lawyer. But he'll have to get past a posse of angry senators first.
Gibbs' Attorney Asks to Have Restraints Removed (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
Should Moe Gibbs be allowed to appear in court in street clothes and without leg irons or handcuffs when his trial begins in less than a week in Minot? That is what his attorney is asking of southwest district judge John Paulson. Gibbs' attorney Jeff Br
Lawyer accused of taking kickbacks loses bid to have case tossed (The San Francisco Examiner)
LOS ANGELES ( Map , News ) - A federal judge has denied a request by a Palm Springs lawyer who argued the court should throw out an indictment against him on the grounds that government is taking too long to bring him to trial, according to court documents.
Defense attorney: Someone else pulled trigger in Good Hope murder (The Californian)
FRENCH VALLEY -- The attorney for a Lake Elsinore gang member on trial for murder pointed the finger of guilt at another man who he says is the actual killer.
Former Denver city attorney accused of stealing laptop (Summit Daily News)
DENVER Prosecutors filed theft and embezzlement charges Wednesday against former city attorney Larry Manzanares, who is accused of stealing a laptop from Denver District Court.
Attorney General Crashes Computer Hacker (KXAN 36 Austin)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that he took down a major hacker in the state and is continuing his fight against spammers who may be hijacking your computer.
Hyte attorney appeals eviction again while board moves out (Terre Haute Tribune Star)
An attorney worked tirelessly Wednesday in an effort to halt the court-ordered eviction of a Terre Haute community center’s leaders.
LAWYER KILTY AS CHARGED (Daily Record)
KILTED lawyer Graeme Cunningham held up a knife attack trial - so he could go to a wedding. A sheriff agreed to halt the gangland trial so defence lawyer Cunningham, a former cop, could see his boss's daughter marry.
Lawyer: Thaksin not in HK home deal (CNN.com)
BANGKOK, Thailand (Reuters) -- Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra did not buy a $27 million townhouse in Hong Kong's most prestigious neighborhood as reported by various media, his spokesman said on Thursday.
Attorney points to combat stress in defense of accused Marine (North County Times)
CAMP PENDLETON -- The Marine sergeant accused of being the alleged architect of the kidnapping and killing of a retired Iraqi man lived "in a hell that most people can't even imagine" during his deployment in 2006, the sergeant's civilian attorney said.
Linden's city attorney to lead its Democrats (The Star-Ledger)
Linden's city attorney is taking on another role --chairman of the local Democratic Committee -- triggering concerns about potential conflicts of interest.
Chongryon lawyer denies criminal nature of HQ sale to ex-intel chief (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)
_ A lawyer representing the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, or Chongryon, said Thursday no crime was involved in a deal to sell its head office in Tokyo to an investment advisory firm headed by a former chief of the Public Security Intelligence Agency.
Thompson is innocent, attorney says (The News-Star)
The attorney for Mike Thompson said Wednesday his client is innocent of the charge that he illegally used resources from the Poverty Point Reservoir District on his own property when he was the executive director of the district.
Charges for ex-city attorney try friends (Rocky Mountain News)
Friends of former Denver city attorney Larry Manzanares reacted with dismay when they heard the Harvard Law School graduate was charged Wednesday with felony theft and computer crime.
Tredyffrin lawyer is held on more theft charges (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A Tredyffrin Township lawyer accused in February of stealing more than $900,000 from a client has been arrested again on similar charges, police said yesterday.
Lawyer denies ousted Thai PM bought luxury house in H.K. (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)
_ Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra did not buy a luxurious townhouse in Hong Kong as reported and he has not decided when he might return to Thailand, his lawyer Noppadol Pattama said Thursday.
Mike Harden commentary: Small-town lawyer's niche is fast eroding (The Columbus Dispatch)
Ashville lawyer Leo Hall showed up for work on Tuesday in a crisp blue pinpoint oxford shirt accented by a crimson necktie whose pattern appeared to have been set by the sneeze of a child holding a mouthful of cake sprinkles.
Lab chief testifies at district attorney's trial (Asbury Park Press)
A lab director who tested DNA in the Duke lacrosse rape investigation testified Wednesday that the district attorney never asked for a final report on his work, but he and Mike Nifong did not conspire to hide evidence from the defense.
Lawyer to advise town on casino (Boston Globe)
MIDDLEBOROUGH -- As residents voiced concerns about having a casino in town, selectmen voted last night to hire a lawyer well known in gaming circles to help them negotiate potential contracts with the Mashpee Wampanoags.
Lawyer Joe Moran suspended over ethics (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Rochester lawyer James J. Moran, better known as Joe Moran of Moran & Kufta, has been suspended from practicing law in New York for at least 18 months for lending clients more than $700,000, which violated ethics rules.
Evidence in Lakemoor probe given to state’s attorney (Northwest Herald)
LAKEMOOR – McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi is reviewing two boxes of information on Lakemoor’s private investigation into possible official misconduct.
Attorney General Crashes Computer Hacker (KXAN 36 Austin)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that he took down a major hacker in the state and is continuing his fight against spammers who may be hijacking your computer.
D.C. Lawyer Settles Insider-Trading Case (Washington Post)
A prominent Washington lawyer yesterday settled civil charges that he misappropriated secret information to buy Vastera stock in advance of a merger.
Attorney: Mike Thompson innocent (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - June 14, 2007 7:14 AM ET MONROE, La. (AP) - The attorney for Mike Thompson says his client is innocent of the charge that he illegally used resources from the Poverty Point...
Union County attorney missing since Thursday (The Southern Illinoisan)
UNION COUNTY - Authorities are searching for an Anna attorney missing since last week while a divorce client alleges he's stolen money from her.
(AFX UK Focus) 2007-06-14 13:22 GMT: Incisive Media considering acquisition of American Lawyer magazine (Interactive Investor)
LONDON (Thomson Financial) - Incisive Media, the UK media group owned by private equity firm Apax Partners, is considering a 700 mln usd acquisition of American Lawyer magazine, according to a source with direct knowledge of the deal.
Lawyer: Nifong repeatedly misled public in Duke sex case (Newsday)
Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong deliberately and repeatedly misled the public and defense lawyers about DNA test results that would have tended to prove the innocence of Duke lacrosse players falsely accused of rape, a lawyer for one of the exonerated players said in court testimony Thursday morning.
Lawyer testifies against Duke prosecutor (The Charlotte Observer)
The prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse rape case insisted all summer that he had provided all the evidence, then unloaded thousands of pages of raw DNA test data last October, a defense lawyer testified Thursday. By studying that data, the defense learned for the first time that genetic material from several males had been found in the accuser's underwear and body, but none from any lacrosse player, ...
Attorney settles insider trading charge (Chicago Tribune)
Former managing partner accused of using information about firm's client to make stock profit. A former attorney at the Chicago law firm Katten Muchen Rosenman has settled an insider-trading charge that accused him of using of using non-public information about one of the firm's clients to make a stock profit of $13,027.
Duke-lacrosse lawyer struggled to get evidence from DA (USA Today)
Lawyers for three Duke lacrosse players once accused of raping a stripper repeatedly asked District Attorney Mike Nifong to turn over the full results of DNA testing, a lawyer testified Thursday during Nifong's ethics trial.
Wilson attorney blasts Douglas DA office (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
The attorney for Genarlow Wilson lashed out at Douglas County prosecutors this morning, accusing them of "bizarre" tactics and intimidating the mother of a victim in Wilson's child molestation case.
Spector's former lawyer may be held in contempt (Los Angeles Times)
Sara Caplan, a former lawyer for Phil Spector, will be held in contempt of court because she refuses to testify about whether she saw a defense expert mishandle material that could be evidence in the music producer's murder trial, the judge ruled this morning.
Lawyer testifies against Duke prosecutor (AP via Yahoo! News)
The prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse rape case insisted all summer that he had provided all the evidence, then unloaded thousands of pages of raw DNA test data last October, a defense lawyer testified Thursday.
Former Spector Attorney Ordered To Testify For Prosecution (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
A former attorney for record producer Phil Spector is ordered to testify for the prosecution in her ex-client's murder trial, despite her insistence that attorney-client privilege should protect her from being called to take the stand.
LDP eyes fielding lawyer Maruyama in July upper house election (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)
_ The governing Liberal Democratic Party is considering fielding lawyer and TV personality Kazuya Maruyama as a candidate in the proportional representation block of the House of Councillors election in July, LDP officials said early Friday.
Judge threatens former Spector defense attorney with contempt (The Fresno Bee)
The judge in Phil Spector's murder trial told a former attorney for the record producer Thursday that she will be held in contempt if she refuses to testify about seeing a defense forensic expert handling possible evidence from the death scene that was never given to the prosecution.
Phil Spector's Former Attorney Ordered To Testify (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A former attorney for record producer Phil Spector was ordered Thursday to testify for the prosecution in her ex-client's murder trial, despite her insistence that attorney-client privilege should protect her from being called to take the stand. SLIDESHOWS: View The Day's Top Photos VIDEO: Watch The Latest News
Lawyer to Receive Sentence in BALCO Case (KRON 4 Bay Area)
Posted June 14, 2007 at 12:05 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - The former defense lawyer in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative steroids case will face sentencing Thursday.
Atlanta attorney to have TB surgery (The Charlotte Observer)
An Atlanta attorney will have surgery next month to remove lung tissue infected with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, hospital officials said Thursday. Andrew Speaker will have surgery at the University of Colorado Hospital in suburban Aurora, but the exact date has not been set. Speaker is "an excellent candidate for surgery," said Dr. Charles Daley, head of infectious diseases at ...
Lawyer for 'Pacman' Jones: "Show me the evidence" (Sports Illustrated)
A Nevada lawyer for Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones called Thursday for police and prosecutors either to file criminal charges or stop trying to tie Jones to a February strip club melee and triple shooting.
Atlanta attorney to have TB surgery (USA Today)
An Atlanta attorney will have surgery next month to remove lung tissue infected with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, hospital officials said Thursday.