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Lawyer blackens Musharraf counsel's face (EARTHtimes.org)
Islamabad, Sep 24 - A lawyer Monday blackened the face of President Pervez Musharraf's main counsel outside the Supreme Court, which is hearing six identical petitions against the general's holding the offices of presidency and army chief.
Mush's lawyer attacked, protests outside SC on hearing day (Press Trust of India)
K J M Varma Islamabad, Sep 24 (PTI) As Pakistan Supreme Court heard petitions challenging President Prevez Musharraf's re-election bid, an angry lawyer blackened the face of the General's counsel in full media glare while riot police clashed with protesters, arresting dozens of them.
Memphis lawyer imprisoned for child porn (Moldova.org)
Memphis lawyer D. Beecher Smith II, who at one time represented Elvis Presley, has been sentenced to five years in prison on child pornography charges. He blamed his venture into viewing child pornography on depression over his identical twin being put in prison for child molestation as well as his mother’s death and alcoholism, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported Sunday. "I am truly sorry," ...
U.S. attorney in Minnesota investigated (EARTHtimes.org)
Minnesota's U.S. attorney is being investigated for alleged abuse of staff, racist remarks and and mishandling of classified information. Rachel K. Paulose, 34, is under investigation by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, The Washington Post reported. Pa...
U.S. attorney in Minnesota investigated (UPI)
Minnesota's U.S. attorney is being investigated for alleged abuse of staff, racist remarks and and mishandling of classified information.
Ex-WWF star assails Simpson's attorney's honesty (New Kerala)
New York, September 24 : While O. J. Simpson's attorney claims to have represented former WWF star Terry Szopinski, aka 'The Warlord', after a drug bust at an airport in 2001, the wrestler's brother has assailed the lawyer's honesty.
U.S. attorney in Minnesota investigated (Moldova.org)
Minnesota's U.S. attorney is being investigated for alleged abuse of staff, racist remarks and and mishandling of classified information. Rachel K. Paulose, 34, is under investigation by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, The Washington Post reported. Paulose, a Republican who was the nation's youngest U.S. attorney when she took the job last year, also received low marks last month in an ...
Fugitive Lawyer Makes First Court Appearance (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
A Chapel Hill lawyer suspected of stealing more than $1 million from clients returned to Orange County early Monday and made his first court appearance.
Gov. Bill Richardson appoints Albuquerque lawyer William Parnall to Children's Court (Albuquerque Tribune)
Gov. Bill Richardson has appointed William Edward Parnall, an Albuquerque lawyer for the past 20 years, to a seat on the Children's Court bench in the 2nd Judicial District.
Russian chessboard killer assigned new lawyer (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, September 24 (RIA Novosti) - A new lawyer has been assigned to Alexander Pichushkin, charged with 49 murders and three attempted murders, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the courtroom Monday.
Erin McLean E-mails Attorney (WVLT-TV Knoxville)
The attorney for a former Knoxville teacher whose husband is accused of killing her alleged student lover says he has received an email from his client saying they are somewhere safe.
New York attorney general subpoenaed Facebook over user safety (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said on Monday his office is investigating Facebook, accusing the popular social networking website of not keeping young users safe from sexual predators and not responding to user complaints.
Musharraf's lawyer's face blackened (The Times of India)
As Pakistan supreme court heard petitions challenging president Prevez Musharraf's re-election bid, an angry lawyer blackened the face of the General's counsel in full media glare.
Berkeley Attorney Says Kavanagh Doesn't Plan To Resign Despite Arrest (NBC 11 Bay Area)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The attorney for Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board member Chris Kavanagh said Monday that Kavanagh doesn't plan to resign despite his arrest on suspicion of voting fraud and perjury charges for allegedly claiming a false residence in Berkeley in order to hold office there.
Pak govt lawyer’s face blackened (asianage via Yahoo! India News)
Islamabad, Sept. 24: A lawyer supporting the Opposition parties on Monday sprayed black colour on the face of the senior counsel for the federation, Ahmad Raza Kasuri, in the premises of the Supreme Court.
NY attorney general subpoenas Facebook (AP via Yahoo! News)
The New York Attorney General has subpoenaed Facebook after the company did not respond to "many" complaints by investigators who were solicited for sex while posing as teenagers on the social-networking site.
Attorney Hired to Monitor Rutherford Residency Issue (WTVC Chattanooga)
Attorney Stuart James said he has been hired to look into a possible recall of Chattanooga Councilwoman Marti Rutherford. James said, "They feel very strongly that she is not their elected representative."
NY attorney general subpoenas Facebook (The State)
The New York Attorney General has subpoenaed Facebook after the company did not respond to "many" complaints by investigators who were solicited for sex while posing as teenagers on the social-networking site. State investigators, who set up profiles as 12- to 14-year olds, said they were quickly contacted by other Facebook users with comments such as "u look too hot....... can i c u online," ...
Ex-cop's lawyer says inquiry into Saskatoon teen's freezing death went too far (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
REGINA - A former police officer's lawyer says the public inquiry into a Saskatoon teen's 1990 freezing death went too far.
State Attorney General Subpoenas Facebook; Sex Predator Complaints (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
The New York Attorney General has subpoenaed Facebook after the company did not respond to "many" complaints by investigators who were solicited for sex while posing as teenagers on the...
Prosecutor says he advised Sen. Larry Craig to hire an attorney after arrest in sex sting (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 2:17 PM- MINNEAPOLIS - The prosecutor who brought charges against Sen. Larry Craig after his arrest in a men's room said he told Craig that he should hire an attorney, according to court papers filed Monday.
NY attorney general investigates Facebook (Star-Gazette)
ALBANY - Attorney General Andrew Cuomo today announced an investigation into the popular online social networking site Facebook after undercover investigators posing as children were allegedly solicited by sexual predators and the company was lax in responding to complaints.
Lawyer: Case against officers in post-Katrina shooting on hold (The Daily Comet)
NEW ORLEANS The case against seven current and former police officers charged in a deadly bridge shooting in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath could be on hold for months while prosecutors seek a judge's removal from the case, a lawyer for one of the officers said Monday.
N.Y. attorney general subpoenas Facebook (MSNBC)
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said on Monday his office has subpoenaed Facebook, accusing the social networking site of not keeping young users safe from sexual predators and not responding to user complaints.
Attorney for elderly woman says there's another suspect (Boston Globe)
An attorney for a 74-year-old woman convicted of beating her husband to death told Vermont Supreme Court justices Monday a judge erred by not considering evidence that another person may have been responsible.
NY attorney general subpoenas Facebook (AP via Yahoo! News)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has subpoenaed Facebook after the company did not respond to "many" complaints by investigators who were solicited for sex while posing as teenagers on the social-networking site.
I-Team Exclusive: Inside Look at O.J. Simpson Case With Local Lawyer (KLAS Las Vegas)
In an exclusive interview with the Channel 8 I-Team , the local lawyer for O.J. Simpson is dismissing pundits who say the case against his client is falling apart and gives an inside look at how the defense team sees the case against Simpson. 
Attorney General orders criminal investigation into Olmert's purchase of Jerusalem home (San Diego Union-Tribune)
JERUSALEM, 1:32 p.m. Sept. 24 (AP): Israel's attorney general on Monday ordered police to open a criminal investigation into allegations that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert fraudulently purchased a Jerusalem home well below market value.
Lawyer in video clip out of country (New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: The lawyer at the centre of a video clip controversy allegedly showing him in a telephone discussion over the appointment of judges, has been out of the country for the last month, according to his legal firm.
A Lawyer And A Democrat (The Chattanoogan)
No matter what, I can't get past the fact that Andy Berke is a lawyer and a Democrat. Now, I have had a Democrat lawyer in the past and I love her and the work she did defending me against a Republican like myself.
Musharraf May Be Elected While Army Head, Attorney General Says (Bloomberg.com)
Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) -- President Pervez Musharraf is entitled to seek a second term while remaining army chief, Pakistan's Attorney General Malik Muhammad Qayyum told a court hearing opposition demands he be barred from standing.
Lawyer accused of tapping ex's phone (Sydney Morning Herald)
A lawyer named as a suspect in the murder of his estranged wife appears in court.
Karl Rominger, attorney for the family of murdered (The Patriot-News)
Karl Rominger, attorney for the family of murdered Shippensburg University student Sydney Bull, says any judgment in the lawsuit filed by Bull's family against the three men convicted of his slaying, will be mainly symbolic. The suit seeks $1.5 billion in damages.
Karoi lawyer probed (The Herald)
Chinhoyi Bureau. PROMINENT Karoi lawyer and member of the Rydings Primary School board of governors, Mr Gerald Mlotshwa, has been questioned by police for allegedly abusing public funds.
Attorney General Madigan expecting second child (The Pantagraph)
SPRINGFIELD — Baby No. 2 is on the way for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Attorney says Keller made him co-executor (The Palm Beach Post)
The strange life and death of Fred Keller took another bizarre turn Monday when his estate was thrown into turmoil following claims by his attorney, Bennett Cohn, that the millionaire killer made changes to his will that benefit Cohn.
Prosecutors charge attorney for pharmacy robbery (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - September 25, 2007 12:15 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma County prosecutors charge an Edmond attorney for allegedly robbing a drugstore with a handgun last week.
Amerifirst officers and lawyer allegedly hid assets subject to freeze (Dallas Morning News)
Phillip Offill, a former Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer in Fort Worth who's being sued by the SEC in an alleged pump-and-dump stock scam, has been accused of scheming to violate a court order in an unrelated investment fraud case.
Outspoken Chinese lawyer arrested after writing letter to US lawmakers (Philstar.com)
BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese lawyer convicted of subversion has again been detained after writing to U.S. lawmakers asking them to help expose what he called an "ongoing human rights disaster in China," an activist friend said Tuesday.
High court disbars attorney over scam (The Star-Ledger)
The state Supreme Court has disbarred a former Springfield attorney for his role in a $24.7 million health insurance scam that defrauded more than 2,000 victims.
Slain lawyer's ex-colleague is found dead (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Clayton — When lawyer Ernest Brasier was found shot to death at his desk in downtown Clayton last year, baffled investigators looked for anything unusual among his clients, co-workers and private life.
Attorney suspended for 120 days (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- Grosse Pointe Woods attorney Sue Radulovich has been suspended for 120 days by the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission.
Independent panel to probe lawyer video (The Star Online)
PUTRAJAYA : A special independent panel has been formed to probe and determine the authenticity of the video tape showing a senior lawyer purportedly brokering judges' appointments, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Attorney says kids, mom out of state (The Tennessean)
A former Knoxville teacher whose husband is charged with killing her student lover is well, staying with friends out of state, and has enrolled her sons in school, according to her attorney.
Lawyer guilty of stealing church land (Chicago Sun-Times)
Disbarred lawyer Phillip Radmer was found guilty Monday of stealing land from a South Side church. Prosecutors alleged Radmer sold land that legally belonged to the First Presbyterian Church of Chicago and reaped more than $600,000 from the bogus transactions.
Suspect fires lawyer, wins delay (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The arraignment of Mark Padgett, who police said tried to kill his ex-wife with an SKS assault rifle, was postponed Monday when the Fort Thomas man abruptly fired his lawyer.
Numbers climbing in breast cancer suit: lawyer (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
Almost 200 people have signed on to a class action suit over faulty breast cancer tests, a St. John's lawyer said Monday.
Larry Birkhead's ex-lawyer sues him for defamation in LA (The Fresno Bee)
Larry Birkhead's ex-lawyer filed a lawsuit against him, claiming he attempted to damage her reputation by making defamatory remarks.
Property sale is being probed by attorney general (Lexington Herald-Leader)
The sale of property last year by Micro-City Government in Lexington is under investigation by the state attorney general's office. Micro-City was a jobs program created by convicted sex offender Ron Berry. Corey Bellamy of the attorney general's office says there is no timetable set for a conclusion of the probe. The review comes several years after Micro-City closed its doors. Two parcels of ...
Police: Lawyer saw office break (Portsmouth Herald)
PORTSMOUTH — A lawyer going to work early Monday morning caught a city man breaking into his law office, police allege.