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Trafficking charge filed against attorney carries 1-year jail term (Post-Tribune)
A Gary attorney has been charged with trafficking with an inmate, for allegedly delivering an envelope with contraband to a man who eventually was convicted of murder.
Lawyer files complaint with Calif bar against Delgadillo (The Daily Comet)
WHITTIER, Calif. A Southern California lawyer has filed three complaints against Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, who has been under scrutiny for allowing his wife to drive a city-owned vehicle and using his staff to baby-sit his children and run personal errands.
Lawyer files complaint with Calif bar against Delgadillo (The Fresno Bee)
A Southern California lawyer has filed three complaints against Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, who has been under scrutiny for allowing his wife to drive a city-owned vehicle and using his staff to baby-sit his children and run personal errands.
Attorney loses appeal in high court (Portsmouth Herald)
PORTSMOUTH — A legal dispute between local attorney Justin Nadeau and carpenters who worked on his apartment has been remanded back to the Superior Court for trial following a decision Tuesday by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
Lawyer seeks help for family (The Fayetteville Observer)
Say hello to Al Matthews, a 56-year-old lawyer who is attempting to assist a family on North Plymouth Street with what he says is a rental home in dire need of repair.
Attorney general candidate gets Sedalia reception (Sedalia Democrat)
A Democratic candidate for attorney general pledged “to stand up for the average Missourian” if elected in 2008. Jeff Harris, 42, introduced himself to about 40 local party members at a reception at the Best Western State Fair Inn on Tuesday.
Kenney's family looks to attorney (Concord Monitor)
The family of Liko Kenney has hired a defense attorney to investigate the Franconia police stop that left Kenney and Franconia Police Cpl. Bruce McKay dead May 11. Kenney shot and killed McKay after McKay rammed Kenney's car and pepper sprayed him. Then a passer-by intervened and shot Kenney.
Attorney: Ex-Stipe business partner to make plea (KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls)
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) - A longtime business partner of former state Senator Gene Stipe will appear in federal court today in Muskogee. An attorney for 52-year-old Steven Phipps says his client will plead guilty to a felony mail fraud charge linked to alleged kickbacks to state lawmakers.
Lawyer: Kenney family not satisfied by police shooting tape (7 News Boston)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Video of Liko Kenney fatally shooting Franconia Police Cpl. Bruce McKay doesn't resolve the case for Kenney's family, their lawyer says.
Democrats return indicted lawyer's money (UPI)
Three freshmen Democratic members of the U.S. Congress said they plan to return campaign donations made by an indicted lawyer.
Lawyer to give McAliskey evidence (BBC News)
The civil rights lawyer credited with overturning the convictions of the Guildford Four is to give evidence for Roisin McAliskey in a legal battle.
U.S. Attorney General to visit Spokane (KHQ Spokane)
SPOKANE, Wash. - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is scheduled to host a rountable discussion witg the Spokane Gang Enforcement team on local efforts to combat gang violence Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
Attorney general visits Seattle, meets with family of slain federal prosecutor Wales (Seattle Times)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met privately with the family of slain Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Wales in Seattle this morning...
Attorney Accused Of Fraud, Money Laundering (KPRC Click2Houston.com via Yahoo! News)
A Houston attorney has been charged with conspiracy, mail and wire fraud and money laundering, KPRC Local 2 reported.
Grant Fires Lawyer, Granted Psych Exam (WXYZ-TV Detroit)
Stephen Grant has fired a civil lawyer, and a judge ruled a psychiatrist will be allowed to examine Grant, who awaits trial in the murder and dismemberment of his wife....
Attorney Accused Of Fraud, Money Laundering (KPRC Local 2 Houston)
HOUSTON -- A Houston attorney has been charged with conspiracy, mail and wire fraud and money laundering, KPRC Local 2 reported. U.S. Attorney Don DeGabrielle said Warren Todd Hoeffner , 42, was arrested at his home on Wednesday. He has been released on bond.
Attorney general's office says some of the case against Tiller was flawed (Lawrence Journal-World)
A criminal case previously filed against the state’s best-known abortion provider was based partly on incorrect or incomplete information, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office said Wednesday.
Lawyer sentenced to jail for fraud scheme (Connecticut Post)
NEW HAVEN — A prominent personal injury lawyer from Fairfield will be spending eight months in jail as a result of his guilty plea in an insurance fraud scheme.
Lawyer: Higgs planned suicide after testifying (Las Vegas Sun)
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Chaz Higgs planned to exit the living after testifying and "clearing his name" in his murder trial for the death of his wife, former Nevada Controller Kathy Augustine, his lawyer said Wednesday.
U.S. Attorney General in Spokane to address gang violence (KHQ Spokane)
SPOKANE, WASH. - Right now protesters have gathered near the West Central Community Center at 1603 N. Belt Street, where at 1:30 p.m. U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and Eastern District of Washington Attorney Jim McDevitt, will participate in a discussion local efforts to combat gang violence. >>INSIDE: Live Streaming Video of protest and discussion | Details
Garrison attorney suspended for allegedling stealing from clients... (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
A Garrison attorney has been suspended from practicing law for allegedly stealing 340-thousand dollars from two clients. A complaint against lawyer Doug Sletten says he looted one client's estate for about 300-thousand dollars. The complaint say
Bartley blames lawyer for guilty plea in Campbell Co. school shooting (WATE 6 Knoxville)
Kenny Bartley, Jr., the teenager sentenced in the killing of a Campbell County high school administrator and the wounding of two others, claims his former lawyer pressured him into a guilty plea.
Teen blames lawyer for guilty plea in school shooting (WAVE 3 Louisville)
A teenager sentenced in the killing of a Campbell County high school administrator and the wounding of two others claims his former lawyer pressured him into a guilty plea.
Benoit struggling with child's condition, WWE attorney says (WIS News 10 Columbia)
Associated Press - June 27, 2007 4:34 PM ET ATLANTA (AP) - An attorney with World Wrestling Entertainment says that before the deaths of Chris Benoit, his wife and child, the family was...
Nifong's lawyer: Prosecutors, defense must communicate (The News & Observer)
David Freedman, the Winston-Salem lawyer who represented Mike Nifong before the N.C. State Bar, told a roomful of colleagues today that a key lesson from the Duke lacrosse case is the importance of communication between prosecutors and defense lawyers.
Benoit Struggling With Child's Condition, WWE Attorney Says (NBC 26 Augusta)
An attorney with World Wrestling Entertainment says that before the deaths of Chris Benoit, his wife and child, the family was struggling with a rare medical condition the boy suffered.
Lawyer is accused of perjury as he testifies on deal to buy Canucks hockey team (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
VANCOUVER (CP) - A lawyer testifying in the Vancouver Canucks ownership battle has been accused of lying on the stand.
County attorney issues warning on fireworks abuse (Marysville Advocate)
June 28, 2007 “Enjoy the Fourth and have a good time celebrating, but be smart,” is County Attorney Brian Carroll’s advice relating to fireworks and the Fourth of July. Being smart means not modifying or misusing fireworks.
Attorney for imams removed from plane loses bid to limit access (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
A federal judge overseeing a lawsuit filed by six Muslim men who were removed from a US Airways flight last fall has declined to limit public access to the case. Omar T. Mohammedi, a New York attorney for the six Muslim scholars, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he sought limited media access because he felt some of the coverage of the case has been biased against his clients. "When ...
Benoits argued over care of son, WWE attorney says (Detroit Free Press)
ATLANTA — In the days before pro wrestler Chris Benoit killed his wife and child and hanged himself, the couple argued over whether he should stay home more to take care of their mentally retarded 7-year-old son, an attorney for the wrestling league said Wednesday.
Acting U.S. attorney in S.F. nominated for South Carolina post (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN FRANCISCO, 2:28 p.m. June 27 (AP): Scott Schools, the interim U.S. attorney for northern California, was nominated Wednesday by South Carolina's governor to serve as district attorney of two counties in that state.
Wrestler Benoit and wife argued over son's care in days before killings: lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
ATLANTA (AP) - In the days before pro wrestler Chris Benoit killed his wife and child and hanged himself, the couple argued over whether he should stay home more to take care of their mentally handicapped seven-year-old son, a lawyer for the wrestling league said Wednesday.
Fired U.S. Attorney Testifies on Death Penalty (NPR)
Former U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton of Phoenix, one of the federal prosecutors whose firings caused controversy earlier this year, says he objected to the attorney general's insistence that he seek the death penalty in a murder case with circumstantial evidence.
Lawyer, Ex-Workers of Hartford Charged (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A federal grand jury has indicted a Houston lawyer and two former employees of The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. in an alleged bribes-and-kickbacks scheme involving litigation settlements.
Mother: State Attorney 'Dropping Ball' On Rape Case (CBS 47 Jacksonville)
A St. Augustine mother believes the state attorney's office is dragging its feet on investigating the possible rape of her 9-year-old son.
Lawyer: Nev. suspect planned suicide (AP via Yahoo! News)
A nurse accused of killing his wife, the former state controller, planned for a year to commit suicide after he testified at his murder trial, his defense lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Nev. suspect planned suicide (The Charlotte Observer)
A nurse accused of killing his wife, the former state controller, planned for a year to commit suicide after he testified at his murder trial, his defense lawyer said Wednesday. Chaz Higgs, 43, a critical care nurse, is charged with killing Kathy Augustine with an injection of succinylcholine, a potent muscle relaxant used to immobilize a patient when inserting breathing tubes. Higgs slashed his ...
Lawyer: Nev. Suspect Planned Suicide (The Daily Comet)
RENO, Nev. A nurse accused of killing his wife, the former state controller, planned for a year to commit suicide after he testified at his murder trial, his defense lawyer said Wednesday.
Judge sentences injury lawyer to jail (Connecticut Post)
NEW HAVEN — It was the tape recordings that convinced a federal judge that a personal injury lawyer's involvement in one fraudulent incident might not be his first.
U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton Injured in Vehicle Accident (WLBT 3 Jackson)
U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton is in the hospital after a vehicle accident on his property in Pike County. Lampton was taken by ambulance to River Oaks in Flowood Wednesday night.
Russell's attorney wants trial moved (Washington State University Daily Evergreen)
Attorney says a fair trial in Whitman County or Eastern Washington isn’t possible.
MTV star's attorney asks for a continuance (The Daily Reflector)
The attorney for an MTV reality show star arrested by N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement in March appeared Wednesday in District Court to ask for a continuance in the case.
Lawyer: Parish fooled when buying treasures (The Post and Courier)
Al Parish's criminal attorney said Wednesday that the fallen economist was duped by antique dealers and appraisers in his alleged losses of at least $56 million. In an interview on WTMA-AM, Charleston lawyer Andy Savage also said the evidence collected to date surrounding Parish's five poo...
State Attorney General's Office validates Highlands Council (The Star-Ledger)
A regional master plan being created by the state Highlands Council for a large swath of North Jersey will be the planning Bible for the most environmentally sensitive lands in the region, according to an opinion by the state Attorney General's Office.
Scoop: Hilton may sue her lawyer (MSNBC)
Paris Hilton may have a feud going with someone who isn’t best-known for nightclubbing: her former lawyer.
Muliaga lawyer unhappy at lack of help (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer representing the family of the woman who died after a Mercury Energy contractor cut her power off is angry Mercury didn't tell the family how to make a complaint.
Former Interim U.S. Attorney Says He Would Not Take Job Again (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former interim U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin said Thursday that given a chance to do things over, he would not accept his controversial appointment in Arkansas.
Dann to discuss attorney general's new role at City Club (The Plain Dealer)
Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann will speak at the City Club on Friday about how the shrinking role of federal regulators has increasingly left the work of protecting consumers, taxpayers and stockholders to the states.
Israeli attorney general announces plea bargain in Katsav rape case (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's attorney general says President Moshe Katsav has reached a plea bargain that forced him to resign but included no rape charges and will entail no jail time.
Rosemead considers adding 2nd attorney (Pasadena Star-News)
ROSEMEAD - Arnold Alvarez-Glasman is one of the candidates who could replace an attorney hired two months ago to represent the city's redevelopment commission.