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Attorney: Marine charged with murder - Military News, Army News, opinions, editorials, news from Iraq, photos, reports ... (Army Times)
LOS ANGELES — A Marine reservist has been charged with murdering an Iraqi army soldier while they stood watch together at a security post in Fallujah, an attorney said.
State bar admonishes former city attorney (The Mail Tribune)
MEDFORD — Former city attorney Ron Doyle violated attorney-client privilege when he spoke to the City Council about the city manager, the state bar has ruled, and Doyle has been sent a letter of admonition.
Attorney Responds To UA's Motion To Dismiss (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The attorney for a Montgomery County man who filed a lawsuit against Arkansas Chancellor John White and System President B. Alan Sugg argued Tuesday that the university officials are not immune from being sued.
Petoskey attorney's death called overdose; charges filed against East Jordan man (Petoskey News-Register)
More than a year after well-known Petoskey-area attorney Greg Justis died unexpectedly in a car just steps from the Emmet County Courthouse, authorities have ruled his death was the result of a drug overdose and have arrested the man they say provided the lethal dose to Justis.
Lawyer: Client helping in search for missing mother (phillyburbs.com)
TRENTON, N.J. - The lawyer for a man accused of abandoning a child he fathered with his now-missing mistress claims his client is helping authorities search for the Mercer County woman.
Missing mom alive and well, lawyer for suspect tells prosecutors (Staten Island Advance)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Missing mom Amy Giordano is alive and well. That's what a lawyer for the man suspected in her disappearance has told New Jersey authorities this week in his efforts to help them find the 27-year-old Willowbrook native.
Ex-NKF chairman may plead guilty to some charges: lawyer (Channel NewsAsia)
SINGAPORE: Former NKF chairman Richard Yong may plead guilty to some of the charges against him, said Yong's lawyer Jeffrey Beh. Mr Beh said there are charges his client, who faces ten criminal charges, "can't run away from."
Ex-NKF chairman may plead guilty to some charges: lawyer (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
SINGAPORE: Former NKF chairman Richard Yong may plead guilty to some of the charges against him, said Yong's lawyer Jeffrey Beh.
Skowhegan lawyer suspended for five years (Boston Globe)
A Skowhegan lawyer has been suspended from practice for five years for accepting money from a client and doing little, if anything, in return.
Protesters issue demands to attorney general's office (Boston Globe)
Protesters who clashed last weekend with North Providence police demand that the attorney general investigate -- after a young woman's leg was broken during the arrest.
U.S. attorney general to address indictments against motorcycle club members in Detroit (Detroit News)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will speak at a news conference in Detroit today in connection with racketeering indictments brought against members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, officials said.
Lawyer: Client Helping in Search for Missing Mother (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
DiGirolamo's lawyer, Jerome Ballarotto, claims Giordano will eventually be found alive. She was last seen in early June, about the same time the child she had with DiGirolamo, a married man, was found outside Christiana Hospital, in Newark, Delaware.
Gallup gets new city attorney (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - August 15, 2007 11:55 AM ET GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Former state Representative David Pederson has been hired as city attorney for Gallup.
Gallagher Taps High-Profile Defense Attorney For Rape Case (NY1 News)
The Queens Councilman accused of rape has hired a high-profile lawyer to try and keep him out of jail. City Councilman Dennis Gallagher has retained the services of Benjamin Brafman, and attorney who has represented big names such as rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs and nightclub king Peter Gatien.
IP attorney heads to Winston & Strawn (BizJournals)
Raymond Van Dyke, an intellectual property attorney, has moved from Nixon Peabody LLP to Winston & Strawn LLP.
Carver County narrows attorney search to two (Waconia Patriot)
Carver County's search for a new County Attorney to fill the vacancy created by Michael Fahey, who accepted a district court judge position, moved one step closer to a conclusion this week. Fahey's unexpired, elected term runs through Dec. 31, 2010.
Man Charged in Petoskey Attorney's Death from Drug Overdose (22 WSBT South Bend)
PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a local attorney's death more than a year ago resulted from an overdose, and they have charged a man accused of providing the drugs.
An alert from the Attorney General's Office about a murder suspect on the run from Coffey County. (WIBW-TV Topeka)
AG Paul Morrison and Coffey County Attorney Doug Witteman today announced first degree murder and aggravated robbery charges against Russell Allen Dempsay. They say Dempsay killed Richard Duane Freeman II July 7 while committing an aggravated robbery.
Lawyer: Businessman Will Cooperate (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The American-Venezuelan businessman whose cash-filled suitcase set off a scandal that has rattled two governments is willing to cooperate with investigators, his lawyer said in a report published Wednesday.
Attorney tells judge Riverside law might be rescinded (phillyburbs.com)
MOUNT HOLLY — Riverside’s attorney says there is a possibility the township could rescind its controversial anti-immigration law this month.
Foti Seeks Another Term as Louisiana Attorney General (KLFY Lafayette)
A familiar face will be on the ballot for one of the state's top positions. Tuesday Attorney General Charles Foti went on the record for the first time with his political intentions.
General Counsel: State Attorney's Call To Council Pres. Was Illegal (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)
A very public conflict continued to brew downtown Wednesday as Jacksonville's top attorney squared off against the city's top prosecutor in a showdown that could find its way to the governor's office.
Prepared Remarks of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales at the Press Conference Announcing the Indictment of Outlaws ... (The San Francisco Examiner)
Good afternoon. Also speaking today will be United States Attorney Stephen Murphy , Ronnie Carter , Deputy Director of the ATF and Explosives and Dan Roberts with the FBI.
Detained lawyer wants High Court to overrule minister's order (Channel NewsAsia)
Can a suspect be detained without trial in Singapore for crimes he allegedly committed abroad? This was one of the questions raised by a defence counsel during a High Court hearing to secure the release of his client — former lawyer and alleged drug kingpin Wong Sin Yee — from Changi Prison.
District attorney finds deadly force was justified (KTVA Anchorage)
The district attorney of Juneau says a police officer was justified when he killed an assault suspect wielding a sword last weekend.
Dem blocking Bush pick for CIA lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Democratic senator says he will block President Bush's nominee to become the CIA's top lawyer indefinitely over concerns that the agency's interrogation techniques may not be legal.
Lawyer Convicted In Sex Scandal Says He'll Get Conviction Overturned (WOAI)
A lawyer convicted in a sex scandal loses his bid for a new trial. But Ted Roberts says his court fight is not over and he is convinced he will ultimately win. News 4 WOAI's David Cruz has more on why Roberts says he's going to be back in court.
Skowhegan Lawyer Suspended For Five Years (WCSH 6 Portland)
PORTLAND (AP) -- A Skowhegan lawyer has been suspended from practice for five years for accepting money from a client and doing little, if anything, in return.
Kansas U.S. attorney says tribe being investigated (Lincoln Journal Star)
OMAHA — The U.S. attorney in Kansas is investigating a non-federally recognized American Indian tribe for recruiting thousands of Hispanic illegal immigrants by telling them that joining will keep them from being deported.
Attorney General In Town; Sticks To Speech (FOX 17 Grand Rapids)
GRAND RAPIDS — US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was in Grand Rapids Wednesday. He's currently being investigated by Congress for his role in the firings of several U.S. Attorneys, including one here in West Michigan.
Houston lawyer admits role in fake Botox scheme (Houston Chronicle)
A Houston lawyer indicted in a fake Botox scheme pleaded guilty in federal court today and said that his physician wife injected unsuspecting patients with an unapproved product.
Harare lawyer arrested (The Herald)
PROMINENT Harare lawyer Mr George Chikumbirike was on Sunday arrested at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo after four rounds of ammunition were allegedly found in his luggage.
Lawyer hoping clients in abuse claims finally get some closure: Clint Docken, representing former orphanage residents, ... (The Guardian)
The lawyer representing former residents of the Mount Herbert Orphanage is hoping a change in government may finally allow his 57 clients to get some closure to their claims of abuse.
District Attorney: Child Abuse Punishment In New Mexico Needs Higher Penalty (KFOX 14 El Paso)
District Attorney Susana Martinez says she'd like to see penalties increased on child abuse cases not resulting in death. Vanessa Reyes Reports: Child Abuse Punishment
General Counsel: State Attorney's Call To Council Pres. Was Illegal (WJXT Jacksonville)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A very public conflict continued to brew downtown Wednesday as Jacksonville's top attorney squared off against the city's top prosecutor in a dispute that could find its way to the governor's office.
Lawyer says boyfriend cooperating in search for missing Hightstown mom (The Trenton Times)
Rosario DiGirolamo's lawyer says his client is cooperating with Mercer County investigators searching for his mistress and believes she will one day surface alive and well.
Sanctions impair Taylor's ability to mount defence: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Sanctions against former Liberian president Charles Taylor and his entourage are impairing his ability to defend himself against war crimes charges, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Three men jailed over contract killing of lawyer (Daily Telegraph)
THREE men have been sentenced to lengthy jail terms for the 2000 contract murder of a Melbourne lawyer whose body has never been found.
No one is running against S.F. district attorney in fall election (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris collected more than $500,000 from donors for her re-election effort, lined up high-profile endorsements and launched a campaign Web site. Then the clock at the Department of Elections struck 5 p.m. Friday, the...
Denton lawyer announces bid for judge seat (Dallas Morning News)
Doug Robison, a Denton lawyer, has announced his candidacy for the 393rd District Court seat currently held by Republican Judge Vicki Isaacks.
Taylor lawyer wants travel ban on Liberians lifted (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor's defence lawyer has called for the lifting of a U.N. travel ban on Taylor's former associates so they could serve as witnesses in his war crimes trial.
Taylor lawyer wants travel ban on Liberians lifted (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters By Alphonso Toweh MONROVIA, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor's defence lawyer has called for the lifting of a U.N. travel ban on Taylor's former associates so they could ...
China jails writer for subversion, disbars lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A Chinese court jailed a dissident Internet writer for four years on subversion charges on Thursday for posting anti-government articles online, his disbarred lawyer said, the latest case in a government crackdown on dissent.
Lawyer for Cuban father to seek dismissal of Miami-Dade custody case (Sun-Sentinel)
Cuban father's lawyer to seek dismissal in custody battle The attorney for a Cuban man fighting for custody of his 4-year-old daughter in Miami-Dade County juvenile court said Wednesday that the court should not be hearing the case.
Newspaper Attorney Argues for Open Hearings (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- An attorney for Stephens Media represented The Morning News before a judge Tuesday, asking that hearings and motions filed in a road rage murder case be open to the public.
Sheriff Darnell bumps county attorney's car in garage (Gainesville Sun)
It's not uncommon for people in government to have run-ins, although maybe not the kind Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell and Dave Wagner, the county's attorney, had Tuesday afternoon. Or, more specifically, the bumpers on their vehicles had.
Hamas detains Palestinian attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Hamas detained the Palestinian attorney general in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the highest-ranking Palestinian Authority official to be seized by the Islamists ruling Gaza, witnesses said.
Carver County narrows attorney search to two (Waconia Patriot)
Carver County's search for a new County Attorney to fill the vacancy created by Michael Fahey, who accepted a district court judge position, moved one step closer to a conclusion this week. Fahey's unexpired, elected term runs through Dec. 31, 2010.
Lawyer wants experts to look at U-46 (Daily Herald)
For the first time, the lawyer for the families suing Elgin Area School District U-46 for bias publicly stated some of her criteria for settling the long-running, costly lawsuit.
Palestinian Authority attorney-general detained (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A Hamas-led security force detained on Thursday the Palestinian Authority-appointed attorney-general after he refused to cooperate with Hamas Islamists in charge of the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the contingent said.