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Lawyer: DNA evidence doesn't match convicted killers (The Tennessean)
DNA evidence gathered after the 1993 slayings of three boys in West Memphis does not match the three teens imprisoned for the crimes, a lawyer for one of the convicted killers said.
Lawyer stands by claim in fatal stabbing (Connecticut Post)
A lawyer insists in a letter from prison that a neighbor he fatally stabbed in Fairfield last year had molested his 2-year-old daughter and that the investigation that cleared the man was a "sham.
Missing Westbrook lawyer found dead in Iowa (Boston Globe)
Police in Iowa say a lawyer from Westbrook, who vanished after acknowledging embezzling money from his clients, has been found dead.
Students Get Cyberwarning From Attorney General (The Tampa Tribune)
ST. PETERSBURG - Attorney General Bill McCollum came to Northeast High School today, regaling students with Internet horror stories, playing a game with them called "Pick the Perp" and showing video dramatizations, including one titled "Sara's Underwear."
Supreme Court lawyer attacked in Blueline bus (Hindustan Times via Yahoo! India News)
A 47-year-old Supreme Court lawyer was reportedly attacked by four robbers in a moving Blueline bus near Kaka Nagar in South Delhi on Monday. The police said the bus was crowded and one of the men pressed a knife against the victim's abdomen and asked him to take out his valuables.
Louisiana lawyer pleads guilty to Miss. bank robbery (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - October 30, 2007 3:34 PM ET JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Louisiana lawyer is pleading guilty today (Tuesday) to robbing a south Mississippi bank earlier this year.
New Orleans District Attorney to Resign (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
District Attorney Eddie Jordan disclosed plans to resign Tuesday amid a $3.7 million discrimination verdict against his office and a rising murder rate since Hurricane Katrina.
Lawyer Suspended 2 Years In Insurance Fraud Case (WMUR New Hampshire)
CONCORD, N.H. -- The state Supreme Court has barred a New Hampshire lawyer from practicing law for two years after he admitted to insurance fraud.
Leading 2008 Democrats come out against attorney general nominee (CNN.com)
The three leading Democratic presidential candidates announced Tuesday they will oppose President Bush's nomination for attorney general, citing his recent testimony on torture and executive power.
Lawyer pleads guilty to heist (The Clarion-Ledger)
A Louisiana lawyer pleaded guilty today in federal court to robbing a Mississippi bank and brandishing a firearm during the robbery.
New Orleans district attorney to resign (The Charlotte Observer)
District Attorney Eddie Jordan on Tuesday disclosed plans to resign amid a $3.7 million discrimination verdict against his office and a rising murder rate since Hurricane Katrina. Jordan's spokesman, Dalton Savwoir, said the district attorney told his staff he would resign on Wednesday. Jordan lost the discrimination lawsuit against dozens of his former employees in 2005. The white former ...
Lawyer suspended for 2 years in insurance fraud case (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - October 30, 2007 4:05 PM ET CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer from practicing law for two years after he admitted to insurance...
Prosecutions drop during US attorney's tenure (Boston Globe)
Prosecutions have dropped by more than a third during U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan's tenure, while a nonprofit research group says cases involving white collar crimes have dropped by nearly half, The Boston Globe reported.
New Orleans district attorney to resign (AP via Yahoo! News)
District Attorney Eddie Jordan on Tuesday disclosed plans to resign amid a $3.7 million discrimination verdict against his office and a rising murder rate since Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans District Attorney to Resign (ABC News)
The district attorney's office is facing a $3.7 million discrimination verdict.
New Orleans District Attorney to Resign (ABC News)
New Orleans District Attorney Discloses Plans to Resign
Charge anyone naming Royal ‘victim’, says accused’s lawyer (Times Online)
A lawyer who is defending one of the men accused of blackmailing a member of the Royal Family has called for anyone identifying the alleged victim to be prosecuted.
New Orleans district attorney to resign (AP via Yahoo! News)
District Attorney Eddie Jordan, criticized for his response to New Orleans' growing crime problem and stung by a $3.7 million discrimination verdict against his office, said Tuesday that he will resign.
Embattled New Orleans district attorney quits (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
New Orleans' embattled District Attorney Eddie Jordan quit on Tuesday, ending a controversial four-year tenure that saw him become the symbol of the hurricane-ravaged city's inability to combat violent crime.
Top Democrats oppose Bush's attorney general pick (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Top Democratic presidential hopefuls, including Hillary Clinton, Tuesday vowed to oppose President George W. Bush's attorney general nominee, questioning his views on torturing terror suspects.
Missing Westbrook lawyer found dead in Iowa (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - October 30, 2007 7:24 PM ET WESTBROOK, Conn. (AP) - Police in Iowa say a lawyer from Westbrook, who vanished after acknowledging embezzling money from his clients, has been...
Lawyer suspended for 2 years in insurance fraud case (Boston Globe)
A New Hampshire lawyer who admitted to insurance fraud has been suspended for two years. The Supreme Court punishment was longer than one conduct committee recommended for James Grew, but much less than that suggested by the state's Attorney Discipline Office, which wanted him disbarred.
Governor names Tracy Shriver state's attorney in Windham Co. (Boston Globe)
Tracy Kelly Shriver, a deputy state's attorney, was named Windham County's prosecutor Tuesday. Shriver succeed Dan Davis, who retired Oct. 1. Her appointment was announced by Gov. Jim Douglas, who called her a "skilled prosecutor."
Accused killer gets time to brief lawyer (The West Australian)
A Perth court has granted the accused killer of a Chinese student time to brief a new lawyer on his case. The semi-naked body of Jiao Dan, 22, was found on the verge of a north suburban Innaloo house early on October 9, close to where she lived.
Crash driver received "death threats": lawyer (The West Australian)
A 26 year-old Pearsall man charged with dangerous driving causing the death of an elderly couple on the Mitchell Freeway in August has received a spate of death threats since the crash, his lawyer said today.
Klaudt's lawyer: It was immoral, not rape (Rapid City Journal)
PIERRE -- Former state Rep. Ted Klaudt was wrong to trick two foster daughters into thinking he could help them make money by selling their reproductive eggs, but his purported medical examinations did not amount to rape, Klaudt's defense lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer, wife work toward reconciliation (The Fayetteville Observer)
D.W. Bray and his wife, Dollie are trying to reconcile after getting in a fight over the weekend. The two were arrested, delaying a murder trial for which D.W. Bray is the defense lawyer.
Mukasey Vote for Attorney General May Be Closer Than Predicted (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Mukasey is resisting clarifying his position on torture, making it more likely the Democrat-controlled Senate will be closely divided on his confirmation to be attorney general.
Missing Conn. Lawyer Turns Up Dead in Iowa (Law.com)
The saga of missing Clinton, Conn., lawyer Jonathan Hoyt has ended with his suicide in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Hoyt, a 59-year-old business law attorney believed to have embezzled close to $700,000 from about a dozen clients, was found by police Monday around 11 a.m. in his one-bedroom apartment. Hoyt had been missing since early July. Hoyt's landlord says Hoyt began renting the apartment on Aug. 30 ...
Attorney General Nominee Unsure About Legality of Waterboarding (Law.com)
Michael Mukasey, the president's nominee for attorney general, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday he does not know whether the interrogation technique known as waterboarding is illegal. He pledged to study the matter and to reverse any DOJ finding that endorses a practice that violates the law or the Constitution. It was not immediately clear whether that reply would satisfy panel ...
Supreme Court to hear from governor's lawyer in smoke shop case (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for Gov. Carcieri is scheduled to go before the state Supreme Court to argue that Carcieri shouldn't have to testify in a trial over a violent raid at a Narragansett Indian smoke shop in 2003.
Missing Conn. Lawyer Turns Up Dead in Iowa (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The saga of missing Clinton, Conn., lawyer Jonathan Hoyt has ended with his suicide in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Hoyt, a 59-year-old business law attorney believed to have embezzled close to $700,000 from about a dozen clients, was found by police Monday around 11 a.m. in his one-bedroom apartment.
New Orleans district attorney to resign (AP via Yahoo! News)
District Attorney Eddie Jordan has called it quits, citing a $3.7 million discrimination verdict against his office.
New Orleans district attorney to resign (USA Today)
District Attorney Eddie Jordan has called it quits, citing a $3.7 million discrimination verdict against his office.
Lillo Brancato calls on lawyer cousin to testify (New York Daily News)
Lawyers for Lillo Brancato, 31, charged in the 2005 slaying of an off-duty cop in the Bronx, put his lawyer cousin, Pat Longobucco, on the stand Tuesday in a bid to get the actor's confession tossed.
Miami: Lawyer in death penalty case sought for legal team (Sun-Sentinel)
The lawyer who defended Kenneth Wilk on charges he murdered a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy could join the legal team representing a Miami man accused of killing four people at sea.
Prosecutors to claim lawyer funded scholarship with ill-gotten money (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Federal prosecutors say they will prove that suspended lawyer Shirley Cunningham Jr. funded a $1 million scholarship at a Florida university with some of the $46 million he and two other lawyers allegedly obtained fraudulently from clients in Kentucky's fen-phen case.
Harvard Lawyer Wants Looser Poker Rules (ABC News)
`A Civil Action' Lawyer Makes Poker His New Cause; Hopes for Relaxing of Legal Restrictions
Supreme Court to hear from governor's lawyer in smoke shop case (WPRI 12 Providence)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A lawyer for Governor Carcieri is scheduled to go before the state Supreme Court to argue that Carcieri shouldn't have to testify in a trial over a violent raid at a Narragansett Indian smoke shop in 2003.
North Hampton lawyer suspended for insurance fraud (Portsmouth Herald)
CONCORD (AP) — A New Hampshire lawyer who admitted to insurance fraud has been suspended for two years. The Supreme Court punishment was longer than one conduct committee recommended for James Grew, but much less than that suggested by the state's...
New Orleans district attorney resigns (AP via Yahoo! News)
District Attorney Eddie Jordan has called it quits, citing a $3.7 million discrimination verdict against his office as the reason for his decision to resign at the close of business Wednesday.
Missing Connecticut lawyer found dead in Cedar Rapids (The Gazette)
A lawyer from Connecticut who vanished after acknowledging he'd embezzled money from his clients was found dead on Monday at 718 C Ave. NE, No. 8.Police say Jonathan Hoyt, 59, was renting the apartment under the name Jim Bragg and spent most of his time near the apartment. His landlord called police after not hearing from him for a while. The death does not appear to be suspicious, though an ...
U.S. Attorney Wants Ryan To Report To Prison (CBS 2 Chicago)
The U.S. Attorney's office on Tuesday filed a motion asking that Ryan and his co-defendant Larry Warner start serving their prison sentences.
Lawyer dead after admitting he stole from clients (The Des Moines Register)
Police in Iowa say a lawyer from Westbrook, Conn., who vanished after acknowledging embezzling money from his clients, has been found dead in...
Lawyer fined for vandalising cars (BBC News)
A senior Aberdeenshire lawyer who damaged 11 parked cars after getting drunk at a party is fined £1,000
Lawyer fined for vandalising cars (BBC News)
A senior Aberdeenshire lawyer who trashed 11 parked cars after getting drunk at a party is fined £1,000
New Orleans district attorney resigns (AP via Yahoo! News)
District Attorney Eddie Jordan has called it quits, citing a $3.7 million discrimination verdict against his office as the reason for his decision to resign at the close of business Wednesday.
Lawyer charged with gangsterism helped settle drug disputes: Crown (CNews)
MONTREAL - Crown prosecutors are telling a jury how a Montreal lawyer charged with gangsterism helped settle drug disputes among gang members. The jury is hearing closing arguments today in the trial of Benoit Cliche, a lawyer also accused of obstructing justice and helping a criminal organization.
Attorney general nominee's prospects dimmed by refusal to say waterboarding illegal (Deseret Morning News)
The prospects of Michael Mukasey's confirmation as the nation's 81st attorney general grew dimmer Wednesday after he again declined to call waterboarding torture and endorsed many of President Bush's positions on executive power.
Lawyer makes it easier to provide for pets after death (Daily Herald)
As a lawyer concentrating in estate planning, Peter Canalia was frequently was asked by clients to set up trusts for their pets.