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Former SEC Lawyer Charged In Penny-Stock Fraud (Nasdaq)
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- A former Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement lawyer was among those charged Thursday by the SEC for allegedly taking part in an illegal penny-stock manipulation scheme.
Lawyer for Pacman: '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 (ABC News)
Atlanta Attorney With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis to Have Surgery in July
Judge: Ex-Spector attorney must testify (AP via Yahoo! News)
The judge in Phil Spector's murder trial threatened Thursday to hold a former attorney for the record producer in contempt if she refuses to testify about possible evidence that was never given to prosecutors.
Atlanta attorney to have TB surgery (AP via Yahoo! News)
An Atlanta attorney will have surgery next month to remove lung tissue infected with extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis, hospital officials said Thursday.
Judge: Ex-Spector attorney must testify (USA Today)
The judge in Phil Spector's murder trial threatened Thursday to hold a former attorney for the record producer in contempt if she refuses to testify about possible evidence that was never given to prosecutors.
Pacman Jones' lawyer demands evidence (AP via Yahoo! News)
Adam "Pacman" Jones' lawyer urged authorities Thursday to file criminal charges or stop trying to link the Tennessee Titans cornerback to a strip club melee and triple shooting.
Judge holds former Spector attorney in contempt for refusing to testify (CourtTV via Yahoo! News)
LOS ANGELES (Court TV) - Lawyers at Phil Spector's murder trial began working on a deal Thursday that would spare a former defense attorney from jail for refusing to testify against the music producer.
Lawyer: Iran blocking academic's case (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for an Iranian-American academic being held by Tehran on charges of endangering national security said Thursday that she has been prevented from representing her client by Iranian authorities.
Anger and tears at Spector trial, ex-lawyer told she must testify (AFP via Yahoo! News)
An angry judge Thursday threatened a tearful lawyer with contempt of court for refusing to testify for the prosecution, at the murder trial of her ex-client and record producer Phil Spector.
Lawyer: No evidence ties Pacman to shooting (ESPN)
Adam ''Pacman" Jones' lawyer urged authorities to file criminal charges or stop trying to link the Titans cornerback to a strip club melee and triple shooting.
Lawyer for Pacman Jones demands evidence (USA Today)
Pacman Jones' lawyer urged authorities to file criminal charges or stop trying to link the Titans cornerback to a strip-club melee and triple shooting. Robert Langford said no evidence tied Jones to the shooting, and DNA comparisons failed to show the NFL player was responsible for a bite injury reported during the mayhem.
Activists blast attorney general, Douglas DA's office (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Chanting "Hey, hey, ho, ho. Thurbert Baker's got to go," a crowd about 100 protestors gathered outside the steps of the state Capitol Thursday evening to condemn the decision by the state attorney general to appeal a judge's ruling in the Genarlow Wilson case. The gathering was billed as a "prayer vigil" because, as State Sen. Vincent Fort said, only prayer could "soften the hearts of [Baker] and ...
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.
Bonds' attorney sparks questions over fed probe (ESPN)
Barry Bonds' attorney said Thursday he is prepared to go public with information that raises questions about the government's investigation of the baseball star.
Judge: Ex-Spector attorney must testify (AP via Yahoo! News)
The judge in Phil Spector's slaying trial threatened Thursday to jail a former attorney for the record producer if she refuses to testify about possible evidence that was never given to prosecutors.
Defense lawyer testifies in Nifong case (Los Angeles Times)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- For months, a defense lawyer testified Thursday, Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong rebuffed all requests for detailed DNA test results in a highly publicized rape investigation, saying he had provided all relevant results.
Atlanta attorney to have TB surgery (AP via Yahoo! News)
An Atlanta attorney will have surgery next month to remove lung tissue infected with extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis, hospital officials said Thursday.
Bonds' attorney attacks probe, report says (MSNBC)
Michael Rains, the attorney for Barry Bonds, told ESPN on Thursday that he is prepared to go public with information that raises questions about the government's investigation of the San Francisco Giants slugger unless interim U.S. Attorney Scott Schools takes what Rains considers deems appropriate action.
N.Y. Attorney Suspended for Funding More Than 200 Loans to Clients (Law.com)
A prominent New York personal injury attorney has been suspended for 18 months by a unanimous appeals panel for a series of disciplinary violations centering primarily on the 200-plus loans he made via intermediaries to his own clients. The panel said that the loans through third parties for non-litigation-related expenses did not "directly" violate the Code of Professional Responsibility, but ...
Federal Judge Tosses 'Lenient' Plea for Ex-BALCO Lawyer (Law.com)
California federal Judge Jeffrey White, a well-known stickler for rules, refused on Thursday to approve a guilty plea in which Troy Ellerman -- admitted grand jury leaker and former lawyer for one of the founders of BALCO, a steroids maker that provided drugs to professional athletes -- agreed to serve about two years in prison; the judge said the punishment didn't fit the crimes. White told ...
Spector judge to attorney: Testify or 'I will hold you in contempt' (Los Angeles Times)
Sara Caplan has refused to tell the jury about an expert witness' picking up object at death scene. The controversy over missing evidence in the Phil Spector murder case intensified Thursday, when the trial judge ruled he will hold a former Spector defense attorney in contempt if she continues to refuse to testify before the jury.
Lawyer: Nifong knew about DNA results (AP via Yahoo! News)
Shortly after receiving a massive pile of raw DNA test data from the prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse rape case last fall, defense lawyer Brad Bannon bought a textbook in an attempt to decipher the results.
Bonds attorney to feds: Stop probe, or else (New York Daily News)
The lawyer for Barry Bonds yesterday urged the U.S. Attorney's office to back off its investigation into his client - and threatened to go public with evidence of potential wrongdoing by the government, according to a report on ESPN.com.
Pacman Jones' lawyer demands evidence (AP via Yahoo! News)
Adam "Pacman" Jones' lawyer urged authorities Thursday to file criminal charges or stop trying to link the Tennessee Titans cornerback to a strip club melee and triple shooting.
Lawyer warned over Spector trial (BBC News)
The judge in the Phil Spector trial threatens to jail an ex-lawyer for the music producer over refusing to testify.
Ex-BALCO attorney's plea deal rejected (Contra Costa Times)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge took the unusual step Thursday of rejecting a plea deal for an attorney who admitted leaking the grand jury testimony of elite athletes to two newspaper reporters.
BALCO leak: Deal's off / Judge says 2 years in prison not long enough in plea bargain of lawyer who admitted showing ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
A tough-talking federal judge jolted federal prosecutors and defense attorneys in the BALCO steroids case Thursday, throwing out a plea bargain with the lawyer who admitted leaking star athletes' grand jury testimony to The Chronicle on the grounds that the...
US Justice Department investigating attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The US justice department is reportedly investigating its own chief, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, to see if he tried to skew testimony over the firings of nine federal prosecutors.
Pacman Jones' Lawyer Demands Evidence (Washington Post)
LAS VEGAS -- Adam "Pacman" Jones' lawyer urged authorities Thursday to file criminal charges or stop trying to link the Tennessee Titans cornerback to a strip club melee and triple shooting.
Angelina Jolie's Lawyer Confesses to Censorship Attempt (Hollywood.com)
Angelina Jolie's lawyer has confessed he banned journalists from asking the actress personal questions at the premiere of her new movie - without her knowledge.
Attorney says charity, not terrorism, drove terror suspect Padilla's co-defendant (Sun-Sentinel)
MIAMI -- A man accused of supporting Islamic extremists simply wanted to help Muslims in war-torn countries, an attorney for a co-defendant in the case of alleged al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla sought to prove Friday.
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.
Avvo lawyer-rating site slapped with class action (CNET)
Blog: A lawyer-rating site that inexplicably gave convicted felons higher numeric scores than law school deans is, in a move that was probably entirely predictable, being sued.
Ex-US attorney to 'move on' after probe (AP via Yahoo! News)
At times wiping away tears, a former interim U.S. attorney who became a key figure in the firing of eight federal prosecutors said his six-month tenure led him to believe that public service was "not worth it."
Attorney pleads guilty to manslaughter in fatal stabbing (Boston Globe)
An attorney who fatally stabbed a neighbor he thought had molested his daughter pleaded guilty to manslaughter Friday, attorneys said.
N.C. District Attorney Resigns at Misconduct Trial (NPR)
Former North Carolina District Attorney Mike Nifong on Friday said he "maybe got carried away a little bit" in his statements during the investigation into Duke lacrosse players accused of rape. And he said he expects to be punished. As he was leaving the stand during his state Bar disciplinary hearing, he announced his resignation.
3 interviewed to fill fired U.S. attorney spot (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
The White House is apparently in no rush to appoint a permanent successor to U.S. Attorney John McKay -- one of at least eight federal prosecutors fired by the Bush administration for what Democrats assert were political reasons.
JUDGE HAS JAIL THREAT FOR SPECTOR EX-LAWYER (New York Post)
The judge in the Phil Spector murder trial ordered a former defense lawyer to testify about seeing forensic expert Dr. Henry Lee possibly hiding evidence in the case - and threatened to throw her in jail if she refuses. Spector lawyer Sara Caplan...
Judge wants Katrina lawyer prosecuted (AP via Yahoo! News)
A federal judge wants a prominent lawyer involved in a Hurricane Katrina insurance case charged with criminal contempt for what he said was circumventing his order to give up documents secretly copied by two whistleblowers.
Natomas district hires attorney to review land deal (The Sacramento Bee)
The Natomas Unified School District has sent voice mails and e-mails to more than 8,000 families and staff, informing them that it has hired an attorney to review a controversial land deal.
Lawyer pleads guilty to manslaughter (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer who fatally stabbed a neighbor he thought had molested his 2-year-old daughter pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter Friday, attorneys said.
Judge wants Katrina lawyer prosecuted (The Charlotte Observer)
A federal judge wants a prominent lawyer involved in a Hurricane Katrina insurance case charged with criminal contempt for what he said was circumventing his order to give up documents secretly copied by two whistleblowers. U.S. District Judge William M. Acker Jr. asked the federal prosecutor in Birmingham on Friday to prosecute Mississippi attorney Richard F. Scruggs and his firm. If the request ...
Official close to attorney firings quits (AP via Yahoo! News)
A senior Justice Department official who helped carry out the dismissals of federal prosecutors said Friday he is resigning. Mike Elston, chief of staff to Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, is the fifth Justice official to leave after being linked to the dismissals of the prosecutors.
Lawyer pleads guilty to manslaughter (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer who fatally stabbed a neighbor he thought had molested his 2-year-old daughter pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter Friday, attorneys said. Jonathon Edington, 29, was originally charged with murder. Prosecutor Jonathan Benedict said he will recommend Edington serve 20 years in prison at sentencing Aug. 17. "I think it's an appropriate disposition," Benedict said. "It was ...
S.F. Attorney May Move To Oust Ed Jew From Office (CBS 5 Bay Area)
The San Francisco City Attorney's Office said it may soon begin the process of removing Supervisor Ed Jew from office after he failed to comply with a Friday deadline to answer questions or turn over documents proving where he lives. Jew's Response To City Attorney (.pdf)
Official close to attorney firings quits (KTRE-TV East Texas)
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior Justice Department official who helped carry out the firings of 8 US attorneys says he's resigning. Mike Elston is the chief of staff for Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty. He's the fifth Justice official to leave after being linked to the dismissals of the prosecutors.
11th Circuit to Decide if Lawyer Can Sue Stock Market Over WorldCom Losses (Law.com)
When investors were stung by the 2002 WorldCom stock plunge, lawyers were ready to sue on their behalf against executives of the company and its underwriters, financial advisers and auditors. But Florida lawyer Steven I. Weissman sued NASDAQ itself, as well as its former parent, the National Association of Securities Dealers, claiming that NASDAQ's ads fraudulently induced him to buy WorldCom ...
Attorney: Davis, school district reach cash settlement for suit (The Beaufort Gazette)
The Beaufort County School District settled a lawsuit with former St. Helena Elementary School Principal LaVerne Davis for an undisclosed amount of money last month, Davis' attorney said Friday.
Sports in Brief | Judge rejects plea deal for Balco-case lawyer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A federal judge in San Francisco took the unusual step yesterday of rejecting a plea deal for the lawyer who admitted leaking the grand jury testimony of elite athletes to two newspaper reporters.