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Ex-attorney general says Democrats were targets (Los Angeles Times)
Richard Thornburgh accuses the U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh of ignoring evidence of misconduct by Republican officials A former U.S. attorney general on Tuesday accused the U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh of launching public corruption probes that targeted Democratic officeholders while looking the other way when presented with evidence of misconduct by Republican officials.
Trial lawyer Cogan in discussions on defending Fumo (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Dennis Cogan, a prominent Philadelphia trial lawyer, met privately with prosecutors and a federal judge yesterday to discuss his intention to defend State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo at his upcoming trial.
Attorney is indicted in real estate scheme (Baltimore Sun)
A grand jury has indicted a Harford County lawyer who is accused of collaborating in the theft of $1.6 million in a real estate scheme, the county state's attorney said.
Lawyer Ron favored slightly in Classic (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Can youth prevail Saturday in the Breeders' Cup? The top three finishers from the Kentucky Derby will be in the gate at Monmouth Park for the Breeders' Cup Classic. But only seven 3-year-olds have won the Classic, so after a sizzling 4-year-old summer, Lawyer Ron is the slight morning-line favorite in the marquee event of the 24th Breeders' Cup World Championships.
U.S. Attorney Greg White will become U.S. magistrate judge (The Plain Dealer)
U.S. Attorney Greg White has been tapped to replace outgoing U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Hemann. White made the announcement to his staff Tuesday.
Lawyer Ron is favorite in Classic (San Jose Mercury News)
OCEANPORT, N.J. - Somewhat surprisingly, Lawyer Ron emerged Tuesday as the morning-line favorite over Street Sense and Curlin for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday.
Lawyer Charged In Third Sex Assault Case (WCVB Boston)
A lawyer already facing charges in two sexual assaults in Massachusetts has been charged in Miami for allegedly drugging and raping a college student.
Attorney named Woman of Year (The Courier)
CEDAR FALLS --- Waterloo attorney Heather Prendergast was named Cedar Valley Woman of the Year by the Cedar Falls Business and Professional Women organization during National Business Woman's Week last week.
Lawyer Ron named Breeders' favorite (Akron Beacon Journal)
Lawyer Ron was made the slight favorite over Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and Preakness winner Curlin on Tuesday for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic in Oceanport, N.J.
Pa. high court asks attorney general for opinion on slots inquiry (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
The Supreme Court has asked the state attorney general's office whether a county grand jury has the authority investigate licensing matters under the state's slot-machine law.
Lawyer Andrew Hanam’s case has stages to go through at Law Society (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
SINGAPORE : The inquiry into lawyer Andrew Hanam’s case for possible breach of professional duties has to go through the stages at the Law Society.
Thaksin lawyer says Man City takeover deal legitimate (Reuters.co.uk)
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has nothing to fear from a Thai investigation of his purchase of Premier League football club Manchester City, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
Ex-attorney general discusses Guantanamo (The York Dispatch)
CENTER VALLEY -- Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft says holding prisoners at Guantanamo can be "an act of humanity" because it removes combatants from battle until the conflict is over.
Attorney General Biden creates new division to fight domestic abuse (Cape Gazette)
Attorney General Joseph R. Biden III announced Friday, Oct. 19, that he has created a Family Division at the Delaware Department of Justice that streamlines the prosecutorial and social services of the department to more effectively protect Delaware’s children and families.
Search for Illinois attorney ends with his Florida arrest (Daily Herald)
The search for a former Union County attorney accused of stealing money from clients has ended with his arrest in Florida.
Gang member threatened assistant district attorney, police say (Eagle-Tribune Online)
HAVERHILL - Police say a gang member threatened a female lawyer from the district attorney's office, which is prosecuting a drug case against him.
AZ Attorney General Travels To Israel (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard left Wednesday for Israel as part of a legal exchange program between the National Assocation of Attorneys General and the Israel government, in cooperation with the American-Israel Friendship League.
Lawyer Ron is Classic favorite over Street Sense, Curlin (phillyburbs.com)
OCEANPORT, New Jersey - In the end, bettors will decide whether Lawyer Ron is the favorite for the strongest Breeders' Cup Classic in years, one that features Street Sense, Hard Spun and Curlin, the top three finishers from the Kentucky Derby.
Legal Aid Lawyer Pleads Guilty In Coworker Voyeurism Case (WNBC)
A former Legal Aid Society lawyer has pleaded guilty to using a hidden video camera to spy on female co-workers while they changed clothes in their offices.
Police take responsibility for errors: Haneef's lawyer (Hindustan Times)
The saga of Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef is continuing to haunt the Australian authorities with his lawyer asking the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to take full responsibility of the errors in the investigation of his case.
Craig hired lawyer months before arrest (The Spokesman-Review)
BOISE – Idaho Sen. Larry Craig paid top criminal defense attorney Billy Martin and PR consultant Judy Smith $37,350 in early July, and has had them representing him since last February – throughout the time he said he consulted no lawyer about his legal troubles in Minnesota.
Attorney on the lam arrested in Florida (The Southern Illinoisan)
JONESBORO - A former Union County attorney accused of stealing money from clients was indicted last week and arrested this week in Florida, according to a news release from the Illinois Attorney General's office.
Lawyer battles thieves at ITO (Hindustan Times via Yahoo! India News)
IN A rare show of courage, a 26-year-old lawyer accosted a gang of pickpockets who had snatched his gold chain at the busy ITO crossing on Tuesday night and handed him over to a police patrol.
Legal Aid Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Voyeurism (WCBS 880 New York)
A former Legal Aid Society lawyer has pleaded guilty to illegally using a hidden videocamera to spy on female co-workers as they changed clothes in their offices.
Big turnout to greet new Denver city attorney (Rocky Mountain News)
A huge crowd turned out today for the swearing in of David Fine as Denver's new city attorney.
State Attorney General Tom Corbett. GARY DWIGHT (The Patriot-News)
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Supervisors ask attorney to investigate alternatives (La Vista Sun)
WAHOO - The Saunders County Board of Supervisors has asked the county attorney to investigate alternative options with regards to Colon road.
Gay Lawyer In Cop Shooting Case Accuses Judge Of Homophobia (365Gay.com)
(New York City) A New York City lawyer who was told to stop "dancing" and acting "flamboyant" during a cross examination has accused the judge of being homophobic.
US attorney in Pittsburgh accused of unfairly targeting Democrats in probes (Boston Globe)
WASHINGTON - A former US attorney general yesterday accused the US attorney in Pittsburgh of launching public corruption probes that targeted Democratic officeholders while looking the other way when presented with evidence of misconduct by Republican officials.
Voyeur lawyer pleads guilty to oogling co-workers (Asbury Park Press)
A former Legal Aid Society lawyer has pleaded guilty to using a hidden videocamera to spy on female co-workers while they changed clothes in their offices. Peter Barta, a 32-year-old Queens resident, used a camera hidden in a clock to videotape five co-workers in the public defense agency's Manhattan offices. At least one woman had her breasts and buttocks bared at the time. Barta pleaded guilty ...
Attorney General says County Attorney is conducting 'political witch hunt' (ABC 15 Phoenix)
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard on Wednesday accused Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas of conducting a "political witch hunt" of Goddard's office and asked Thomas to hand off an investigation to an outside agency.
Clayton County Attorney Arrested in Sex-Sting (FOX 5 Atlanta)
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5) – Clayton County police arrested attorney Robbie Levin Tuesday afternoon for sexual exploitation of children.
Dallas lawyer appointed to Lottery Commission (Dallas Morning News)
Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday appointed Dallas lawyer David J. Schenck to the Texas Lottery Commission.
Army defense lawyer calls military commissions corrupt (Boston Globe)
A military defense lawyer on Wednesday called the military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay corrupt, like a show trial that lacked structural integrity.
Attorney Arrested for E-Mails to Teen (WXIA-TV Atlanta)
A well-known defense attorney in Clayton Co. has been arrested for alleged inappropriate sexual advances toward a teenage girl.
Larry Craig Had Hired Lawyer for Media Lawsuit (Fox News)
Idaho Sen. had hired lawyer, public relations executive in anticipation of harassment lawsuit against Idaho Statesmen for its investigation into Craig's sexual orientation, but Craig stopped using firms before his arrest at Minneapolis airport in June.
Court upholds order telling Concord attorney to stay away from judge (San Francisco Chronicle)
A state appeals court has upheld an order requiring a Concord attorney to keep away from the judge who presided over his divorce case in 1994 and became the target of the lawyer's hostile letters, shouts and courtroom glares over the next 12 years. The order,...
Ex-attorney: Driver in triple-fatal crash acted odd after wreck (Chicago Tribune)
She acted odd, ex-attorney says An agitated Jeanette Sliwinski thought she was featured on "60 Minutes" and that Jay Leno was cracking jokes about her on "The Tonight Show" in the days after she plowed her car into Skokie traffic and killed three people, her former attorney testified at her trial Wednesday.
Manhattan: Lawyer Admits Spying on Colleagues (New York Times)
A Legal Aid lawyer who was accused of spying on female colleagues with a camera disguised as a digital alarm clock pleaded guilty yesterday in State Supreme Court to unlawful surveillance, a felony. In exchange, the lawyer, Peter A. Barta, 33, was promised conditional discharge, the equivalent of unsupervised probation, and he agreed to get weekly counseling. Mr. Barta worked for Legal Aid in ...
Romei Wants to Know If Local Attorney Disclosed Private Info (KBTX 3 Bryan/College Station)
Former Arts Council of the Brazos Valley Director P. David Romei wants to hear from an attorney who represented both Romei and the Arts Council on claims the council are refuting. (Read the Request)
Assistant attorney general arrested on drunken-driving charge (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A Kentucky assistant attorney general was arrested Wednesday on a drunken-driving charge after police found his car wrecked. Jason B. Moore, 33, told police he had been to a concert and had his last drink at the end. He refused a field sobriety test, but police said he smelled strongly of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and was unsteady on his feet. Police found a cup in the car with beer left in ...
Legal Aid Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Co-Worker Voyeurism Case (Law.com)
A former Legal Aid Society lawyer pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally using a hidden video camera to spy on female co-workers as they changed clothes in their offices. Peter Barta used a camera hidden in a clock to videotape five co-workers in the public defense agency's Manhattan offices, recording at least one woman with her breasts and buttocks bared. The women told police they regularly ...
Spector in talks to hire new lawyer (El Paso Times)
LOS ANGELES—Phil Spector has narrowed his search for a new lead attorney for his second murder trial to an unidentified California lawyer, the music producer's remaining lawyer told the trial judge Monday.
Washington Twp. attorney loses law license for 2 years (Dayton Daily News)
The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the license of Washington Twp. attorney Richard Hunter Rogers for two years, saying he charged a retired Yellow Springs couple for work he didn't do.
Trial lawyer Cogan in discussions on defending Fumo (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Dennis Cogan, a prominent Philadelphia trial lawyer, met privately with prosecutors and a federal judge yesterday to discuss his intention to defend State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo at his upcoming trial.
Washington Twp. attorney loses law license for 2 years (Dayton Daily News)
The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the license of Washington Twp. attorney Richard Hunter Rogers for two years, saying he charged a retired Yellow Springs couple for work he didn't do.
Attorney general accuses company of mortgage scam (Houston Chronicle)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Wednesday that his office has obtained court orders aimed at stopping a Houston-based company he said was scamming home-owners who fell behind on their mortgages.
State sues in case involving alleged fake lawyer (Houston Chronicle)
State Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday sued a Corpus Christi man accused of being a fake lawyer, contending that Mauricio Celis and his firm are engaged in deceptive trade practices.
Mayor, crowd welcome new city attorney (Rocky Mountain News)
A huge crowd turned out Wednesday for the swearing in ceremony of David Fine as Denver's new city attorney.
Court upholds order for Concord attorney to stay away from judge (San Francisco Chronicle)
A state appeals court has upheld an order requiring a Concord attorney to keep away from the judge who presided over his divorce case in 1994 and became the target of the lawyer's hostile letters, shouts and courtroom glares over the next 12 years. The order,...