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Area Attorney Could Face Federal Charges (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
A prominent local defense attorney could soon face charges of his own.
Laura Hall's lawyer asks to withdraw from case (Austin American-Statesman)
In motion for retrial, attorney wrote he believes he has become a witness. Laura Ashley Hall's hired lawyer Joe James Sawyer has asked to withdraw as her counsel and for state District Judge Wilford Flowers to appoint a replacement to argue her motion for a new trial.
Lawyer wants out of Benoit doctor case (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for Chris Benoit's personal doctor, who faces federal charges of overprescribing medication, asked a judge Wednesday for permission to withdraw from the case because his client can no longer pay his legal fees and expenses.
Lawyer wants out of Benoit doctor case (The Charlotte Observer)
The lawyer for Chris Benoit's personal doctor, who faces federal charges of overprescribing medication, asked a judge Wednesday for permission to withdraw from the case because his client can no longer pay his legal fees and expenses. Phil Astin has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of improperly prescribing painkillers and other drugs to two patients other than Benoit, the professional ...
Judges appoint Sullivan as Seattle-based U.S. Attorney (Seattle Times)
Eleven U.S. District Court judges have formally appointed Jeffrey Sullivan as the next U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington...
Sullivan named new U.S. Attorney (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik has named Jeffrey Sullivan the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington, filling the seat formerly held by John McKay, who was forced out last year.
Sullivan stays U.S. attorney in Seattle (AP via Yahoo! News)
Federal court judges have agreed to keep Jeff Sullivan, who has been serving as U.S. attorney in Seattle since the Bush administration fired John McKay, in the position indefinitely.
Lawyer: New Evidence Will Clear Handyman In Hooker Deaths Probe (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
A handyman's lawyer said he is developing information that will clear his client, who is being investigated in the deaths of four prostitutes near Atlantic City.
Sullivan stays U.S. attorney in Seattle (The Charlotte Observer)
Federal court judges have agreed to keep Jeff Sullivan, who has been serving as U.S. attorney in Seattle since the Bush administration fired John McKay, in the position indefinitely. Under an order signed by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik on Wednesday, Sullivan's appointment will become official on Oct. 12. Sullivan, who served as McKay's chief criminal deputy, was named the ...
Judges Retain Jeff Sullivan As U.S. Attorney In Seattle (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
SEATTLE -- Federal court judges have agreed to keep Jeff Sullivan as the U.S. attorney in Seattle. He has been serving in the position since the Bush administration fired John McKay.
Local attorney charged in multi-million-dollar fraud case (WTOL 11 Toledo)
Gregory A. White, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, announced Wednesday that an indictment was filed against Toledo attorney Darrell M. Crosgrove.
Lawyer: Evidence clears handyman in hooker deaths (Daily Record)
Claiming he has new information that will clear a handyman being investigated in the deaths of four prostitutes outside Atlantic City last fall, the man's lawyer withdrew a request to force prosecutors to turn over DNA evidence in the case.
Sullivan stays U.S. attorney in Seattle (The Kansas City Star)
Federal court judges have agreed to keep Jeff Sullivan, who has been serving as U.S. attorney in Seattle since the Bush administration fired John McKay, in the position indefinitely.
Lawyer for Benoit's doctor wants out (WIS News 10 Columbia)
The lawyer for pro wrestler Chris Benoit's personal doctor, who faces federal charges of overprescribing medication, has asked a judge for permission to withdraw from the case because his client can no longer pay his legal fees and expenses.
Santa Clara County District Attorney Charges Woman for Starting Lick Fire (KRON 4 Bay Area)
Posted September 26, 2007 at 12:30 p.m. SANTA CLARA COUNTY (KRON) - The Santa Clara County District Attorney's office is charging Margaret Pavese with a misdemeanor for her alleged role in starting the James Lick Fire.
Lawyer: New evidence will clear handyman in AC deaths probe (Asbury Park Press)
Claiming he has new information that will clear a handyman being investigated in the deaths of four prostitutes outside Atlantic City last fall, the man's lawyer withdrew a request to force prosecutors to turn over DNA evidence in the case. Terry Oleson has been in jail since April 6, when he was charged with invasion of privacy for allegedly secretly videotaping a naked 15-year-old girl four ...
U.S. attorney praised, grilled at confirmation hearing (Boston Globe)
U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan answered tough questions but also earned praise at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Jay Harris, Tony-Winning Producer and Entertainment Lawyer, Dies at 69 (Playbill)
Jay Harris, a lawyer who took a chance on a straight play by an obscure playwright and wound up winning the Tony Award for Best Play for Side Man , died Sept. 24 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 69.
Mason attorney pleads guilty to illegal financial transactions (Dayton Daily News)
Prominent former Cincinnati attorney Clyde Bennett pleaded guilty to making illegal financial transactions in federal court in Dayton today.
Lawyer for wrestler's doctor wants out of case (Orlando Sentinel)
The lawyer for Chris Benoit's personal doctor, who faces federal charges of overprescribing medication, asked a judge today for permission to withdraw from the case because his client can no longer pay his legal fees and expenses.
Jay Harris, Tony-Winning Producer and Entertainment Lawyer, Dies at 69 (Playbill via Yahoo! News)
Jay Harris, a lawyer who took a chance on a straight play by an obscure playwright and wound up winning the Tony Award for Best Play for Side Man, died Sept. 24 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 69.
ACA to record lawyer's statement over video clip (New Straits Times)
PUTRAJAYA: The Anti-Corruption Agency is looking for lawyer Datuk V. K. Lingam to assist in its investigation to determine the authenticity of a video clip of him purportedly in conversation with a top judge.
Lawyer: New evidence will clear handyman in hooker deaths probe (phillyburbs.com)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Claiming he has new information that will clear a handyman being investigated in the deaths of four prostitutes outside Atlantic City last fall, the man's lawyer withdrew a request to force prosecutors to turn over DNA evidence in the case.
Sullivan named U.S. attorney (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Federal judges have retained Jeff Sullivan as U.S. attorney in Seattle, a post the prosecutor has held on an interim basis since January -- days after the Bush administration fired John McKay.
Georgia lawyer moves closer to federal elections post (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Georgia lawyer Hans von Spakovsky moved a step closer to confirmation to the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday when a Senate committee voted to package his controversial nomination with three others for consideration by the full Senate.
Sullivan stays U.S. attorney in Seattle (AP via Yahoo! News)
Federal judges have agreed to keep Jeff Sullivan, who has been serving as U.S. attorney in Seattle since the Bush administration ousted John McKay, in the position indefinitely, the district's chief judge said Wednesday.
Floria Lasky, Lawyer for Broadway Stars, Dies at 84 (New York Times)
Ms. Lasky was an influential lawyer in the theater world who represented some of its biggest names.
Former Attorney General of U.K. Joins Debevoise & Plimpton (Law.com)
The former attorney general of the United Kingdom has joined New York's Debevoise & Plimpton as the firm's London-based head of European litigation. Peter Goldsmith, who served as the chief lawyer for the British crown and government from 2001 until June, said in an interview that the fact that it was an American rather than a British law firm had not been important to him. "The key part for me ...
SD Attorney Urges Mayor To Declare Emergency (NBC 7/39 San Diego)
City attorney Michael Aguirre said the city is in a water crisis and that mandatory conservation measures need to be implemented immediately.
Church's attorney plans to appeal homeless decision (The Palm Beach Post)
Westgate Tabernacle's attorney, Barry Silver, said Thursday he will take the church's legal battle to house the homeless to the 4th District Court of Appeal.
Pierre lawyer chosen as governor's chief of staff (Rapid City Journal)
Gov. Mike Rounds has chosen Pierre lawyer Neil Fulton as his new chief of staff.
New Jersey: Atlantic City: Lawyer Promises New Evidence (New York Times)
A lawyer representing a man who has been investigated in connection with the deaths of four prostitutes outside Atlantic City says he has new evidence that will clear his client. The man, Terry Oleson, 34, worked as a handyman at a motel near the spot in Egg Harbor at which the bodies were found last November. Although prosecutors have not said he is a suspect, they have sought DNA samples from ...
Laura Hall's lawyer asks to withdraw from case (Austin American-Statesman)
In motion for retrial, attorney wrote he believes he has become a witness. Laura Ashley Hall's hired lawyer Joe James Sawyer has asked to withdraw as her counsel and for state District Judge Wilford Flowers to appoint a replacement to argue her motion for a new trial.
Cincinnati attorney pleads guilty to federal charges (Dayton Daily News)
A Cincinnati attorney pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of illegally structuring financial transactions, a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
Former Attorney General of U.K. Joins Debevoise & Plimpton (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The former attorney general of the United Kingdom has joined New York's Debevoise & Plimpton as the firm's London-based head of European litigation. Peter Goldsmith, who served as the chief lawyer for the British crown and government from 2001 until June, said in an interview that the fact that it was an American rather than a British law firm had not been important to him.
Lawyer: DMX has pattern of mistreating his dogs (The Arizona Republic)
DMX, the rapper under investigation since August for denying food and water to his pit bulls in his home in Cave Creek, has a pattern of mistreating dogs, says a lawyer helped prosecute him previously.
Sullivan picked to keep serving as U.S. attorney (Seattle Times)
The chief federal judge for Western Washington has appointed Jeffrey Sullivan as U.S. attorney, a position he has been filling on an interim...
DNA is key to prostitute murder probe, lawyer says (Asbury Park Press)
Claiming he has new information that will clear a handyman being investigated in the deaths of four prostitutes outside Atlantic City last fall, the man's lawyer withdrew a request to force prosecutors to turn over DNA evidence in the case.
U.S. attorney, FBI probing allegations of police torture (Chicago Sun-Times)
The U.S attorney and the FBI are investigating 20-year-old claims that Chicago Police under the command of former Lt. Jon Burge tortured confessions out of suspects and lied about it under oath.
Former lawyer at utility to join Syracuse law firm (The Post-Standard)
A former top lawyer for National Grid's business in Upstate has left the utility to join the Syracuse law firm of Hiscock & Barclay LLP.
Attorney pleads in money case (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Cincinnati attorney Clyde Bennett pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of making illegal financial transactions.
Motata's attorney wants tape disallowed (Independent Online)
Judge Nkola Motata's attorney has objected to the use of audio recordings and images of the judge's car accident as evidence in his drunk driving case.
Attorney weighs in on fatal shooting (Bangor Daily News)
PORTLAND, Maine — The attorney for the family of a teenager fatally shot by police last weekend said officer inexperience could have played a major role in the shooting.
Phillips leaves state’s attorney’s race (The State Journal-Register)
TAYLORVILLE — Teresa Phillips has withdrawn from the race for Christian County state’s attorney, she said in a statement Wednesday. Phillips said she has accepted a position as a mediator with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
Lawyer: Police inexperience may have led to fatal shooting of Waldoboro teen (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
PORTLAND (AP) - The lawyer for the family of a teenager fatally shot by police last weekend said officer inexperience could have played a major role in the shooting.
Floria Lasky, Lawyer Who Represented Broadway Greats, Dies at 84 (Playbill)
Floria Lasky, a lawyer who wielded great power in the theatre world through her representation of such talents as Elia Kazan, Tennessee Williams and Jerome Robbins, died Sept. 21 in Manhattan. She was 84.
Lawyer pleads guilty in church-porn case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer admitted Thursday that he destroyed a computer containing child pornography that was evidence in an investigation at a prominent church.
Lawyer pleads guilty in church-porn case (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer admitted Thursday that he destroyed a computer containing child pornography that was evidence in an investigation at a prominent church. The lawyer, Philip Russell, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of misprision of a felony, which means he had knowledge of a felony but didn't report it. He faces up to 14 months in prison when he is sentenced in December. Russell, a ...
Conn. Attorney Admits Destroying Child Porn Evidence (WNBC)
A prominent attorney admits he destroyed evidence in a child pornography investigation at a Greenwich, Conn. church.
Lawyer: DMX has history of animal cruelty (UPI)
Rapper DMX has a history of mistreating animals, a lawyer who prosecuted him in a previous cruelty case told the Arizona Republic.