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Denver Attorney Arrested In Witness Intimidation Case (KMGH 7 Denver)
A Denver defense attorney was free on bail Thursday following his arrest in connection with intimidating a witness in a child sex case.
Arkansas Attorney General Probes 'Hannah Montana' Tickets (Fox News)
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has demanded documents from five ticket-sales Web sites in an investigation into whether a quick sellout of a "Hannah Montana" concert violated scalping laws.
Ghana: NDC Lawyer Oduro Vows to Win Cape Coast Seat (AllAfrica.com)
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for the Cape Coast Constituency, Lawyer Ebow Barton Oduro, has promised to employ the newly discovered NDC door-to-door campaign by the party's flagbearer, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, to snatch the Cape Coast Parliamentary Seat from Hon. Christine Churcher, the sitting New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Cape Coast.
Attorney General Rejects Lottery Proposal for Ballot (KATV Little Rock)
Little Rock (AP) - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to create a state-run lottery to fund college scholarships.
Attorney accused of intimidating witness (KJCT 8 Grand Junction)
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - A Denver defense attorney is facing charges of intimidating and tampering with a witness in a Douglas County case. Sixty-4-year-old Charles Leidner is free on bond. He did not return phone messages seeking comment.
Denver attorney accused of intimidation (Vail Daily)
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A Denver defense attorney faces charges of intimidating and tampering with a witness in a Douglas County case. Charles Leidner, 64, was free on bond Thursday.
Lawyer shot with BB guns helps nab teens (The Record Searchlight)
Lawyer shot with BB guns helps nab teens
Lawyer says e-mail shows USDA waited 18 days to seek recall (Boston Globe)
An e-mail from a federal inspector confirms the U.S. Department of Agriculture knew that millions of frozen hamburger patties could be contaminated with E. coli in early September but waited 18 days before concluding Topps Meat Co. should issue a recall, a lawyer for a teen sickened by the beef said Thursday.
US: Attorney General Nominee Should Repudiate Torture Memos (AlertNet)
Source: Human Rights Watch (New York, October 4, 2007) – Reports of two new "torture memos" underscore the need for the next US attorney general to declassify and repudiate secret government legal opinions that permit abusive ...
Wacky lawyer resurfaces (Newstalk via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A flamboyant lawyer banned from New Zealand because he lied about his dodgy background has found another high-profile client.
Attorney General: Sex Offenders On MySpace Arrested (KPRC Click2Houston.com via Yahoo! News)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Thursday that 14 previously convicted sex offenders were arrested in recent weeks for illegally creating profiles on MySpace.com.
Lawyer charged with smuggling heroin (UPI)
A Boston lawyer has been charged with trying to smuggle heroin into a state prison.
Lawyer charged with smuggling heroin (EARTHtimes.org)
A Boston lawyer has been charged with trying to smuggle heroin into a state prison. Guards at the Walpole prison said that they found small packets of a powdery substance during a search of Kevin Barron, The Boston Globe reported. Barron was on a visit ...
Attorney: Former Blackwater employee has fully cooperated (WVEC Norfolk)
SEATTLE (AP) -- The attorney for a former Blackwater employee being investigated in the shooting death of an Iraqi security guard in Baghdad's Green Zone says his client has cooperated fully with the government.
Lawyer Sues EFCC, AGF over Ibori’s Prosecution (This Day)
Two days after he won in the case in which the Southwark Crown Court had frozen his assets, another agitation for prosecution of former Delta State governor, Chief James Ibori, has shifted to the Federal High Court in Lagos, where a Lagos-based lawyer, Mr Allens Agbaka, has instituted a suit against him, seeking to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to move against the ...
Hugo Black III, 54, assistant U.S. attorney, dies at 54 (Miami Herald)
Hugo LaFayette Black III, Alabama-born grandson of the U.S. Supreme Court justice whose name he shared, was a complicated simple man, perhaps a contradiction to those who knew him only as an assistant U.S. attorney.
Rugby-Playing Lawyer Helps Catch Teens Accused of Shooting Him With BB Gun (Law.com)
Two teenagers recently learned the folly of shooting a BB gun at an attorney, especially when the lawyer is a longtime rugby player who goes by the nickname "Dr. Death." The teenagers are expected to face felonious assault charges stemming from their encounter with Michael J. Breczinski, age 54.
Lawyer: BB-shooting teens lucky (UPI)
A Michigan lawyer says that the two teenagers who allegedly shot him with a BB gun were lucky he’d left his handgun at home.
No-fault deal stalls as leader rejects limits on attorney fees (The Palm Beach Post)
An agreement on a replacement for Florida's no-fault auto insurance fell apart late Thursday afternoon after a House council changed the proposed bill by capping attorney fees in personal injury lawsuits involving automobile accidents.
Hackettstown attorney tops list of 'movers and shakers' in NJ (The Warren Reporter)
HACKETTSTOWN -- Attorney John J. Abromitis has been selected by the "New Jersey Law Journal" as one of the top 40 attorney's in the state under age 40.
Attorney: Detectives Used Gang Leader (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - The arrests of 39 purported leaders of the Florida's Latin Kings gang last year might never have happened without the help of a gang member encouraged by detectives to put together a new "tribe" in Tampa, an attorney for one of those arrested said.
Lawyer: BB-shooting teens lucky (EARTHtimes.org)
A Michigan lawyer says that the two teenagers who allegedly shot him with a BB gun were lucky he'd left his handgun at home. Michael Breczinski said he might have fired at them when one of the teens displayed what appeared to be a handgun if his .45 Ruger...
Attorney General targets emissions from ships (North County Times)
SAN FRANCISCO -- California Attorney General Jerry Brown is seeking strict federal government regulations on oceangoing ships that spew heat-trapping gases responsible for global warming.
Top DWI attorney ... and drug suspect (Pioneer Press)
A noted defense attorney - named one of America's top lawyers - was charged with three drug-related crimes this week after Scott County authorities received a tip from his former wife that he illegally received prescription narcotics by mail.
New York: End of Book Battle for District Attorney (New York Times)
The war of words and deeds between Charles J. Hynes, the Brooklyn district attorney, and a former assistant district attorney, Robert C. Reuland, ended this week at the door of the United States Supreme Court with a victory for Mr. Reuland. In 2001, Mr. Reuland, who had just published a novel about the prosecuting life, was demoted and then fired by Mr. Hynes after saying in a magazine interview ...
Trials & Tribulations: Lawyer listed as a scofflaw (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
Now that his client's been sentenced for orchestrating the murder of Fermina Nunez in Middletown, perhaps Bronx defense lawyer Jose Camacho can get around to re-upping his registration as a lawyer in good standing in New York state.
Lawyer is suspended for neglecting case (El Paso Times)
Lawyer John H. Whitaker has received a one-year active suspension effective July 1, 2007, by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and is now unable to practice in Texas.
Portland lawyer in ethics trouble again (The Oregonian)
Portland criminal defense lawyer Randy Ray Richardson's legal license is at stake again as he faces a state bar disciplinary proceeding alleging that he violated legal ethics by assisting a friend to defraud his elderly aunt.
Attorney accused of trying to keep girl from testifying (Rocky Mountain News)
A Denver defense attorney arrested Wednesday is accused of intimidating a witness, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.
Zimbabwe: Govt Seeks to Bar Lawyer From Broadcasting Case (AllAfrica.com)
Government has challenged the suitability of Harare lawyer Mr Terrence Hussein to represent a company contesting Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation's monopoly on broadcasting frequencies in the country.
Attorney: Risque Image Accidental (Hartford Courant)
The attorney for a University of Connecticut law professor criticized for showing a film clip that included a scene of a thong-clad woman dancing suggestively said Thursday that her client was simply showing an interview relevant to the course and did not intentionally show the dancer scene.
Nigeria: Before Attorney-General is Taken to Golgotha (AllAfrica.com)
A lot of heat and controversy have been generated by the simple statement made by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Michael Kaase Aondoakaa, shortly after assuming office to the effect that there would be the need for his Ministry to oversee, supervise and monitor the prosecuting activities of some Bodies, Commissions and Institutions established by law, particularly Acts of the ...
Crisis deepens rift for mayor, city attorney (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Oct. 5 (UNION-TRIBUNE): City Attorney Michael Aguirre zipped from camera to camera in La Jolla on Wednesday morning, pledging to not “play any games” in determining what led to the Mount Soledad landslide.
Lawyer: 2 officers to plead to double dipping (Charleston Daily Mail)
A lawyer for a city police captain and a former officer says the men will plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of working for private employers while on the police department's clock.
Nigeria: Lawyer Sues EFCC, AGF Over Ibori's Prosecution (AllAfrica.com)
Two days after he won in the case in which the Southwark Crown Court had frozen his assets, another agitation for prosecution of former Delta State governor, Chief James Ibori, has shifted to the Federal High Court in Lagos, where a Lagos-based lawyer, Mr Allens Agbaka, has instituted a suit against him, seeking to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to move against the ...
UPDATE: Attorney for Pro Wrestler Disputes DUI (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
The attorney for pro wrestler Kurt Angle disputed a drunken driving charge filed by a suburban Pittsburgh police department.
District attorney paints picture of typical graffiti vandal (Staten Island Advance)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The typical graffiti vandal takes pleasure in breaking the law and leaving his "tag" name on anything from buildings, fences and significant monuments, said the Staten Island district attorney.
Kott attorney asks judge for acquittal or new trial (KTVF Fairbanks)
The attorney for former state Representative Pete Kott is asking U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick for one of two actions on behalf of his client.
Family attorney: Gotbaum may have been drinking before arrest (CNN.com)
Carol Ann Gotbaum was on her way to an alcohol treatment facility before dying in police custody at Phoenix's airport, according to her family's attorney.
TN Attorney General Appealing Lethal Injection Ruling (WVLT-TV Knoxville)
Tennessee's attorney general will appeal a federal judge's ruling finding the state's three-drug method of lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment.
Lawyer confident Craig won't be disciplined by Senate (KAJ Kalispell)
Associated Press - October 5, 2007 1:04 PM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - Senator Larry Craig's lawyer says he's confident the Idaho lawmaker can continue in his job because his guilty plea in a sex...
Portus's Manor Will Return to Canada, His Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Boaz Manor, who fled Canada for Israel 2 1/2 years ago as his Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. hedge fund collapsed, will return to Toronto to face criminal charges, his lawyer said.
Mudslinging aplenty in state attorney general race (WWL-TV New Orleans)
A district attorney and a lawyer who hope to unseat Attorney General Charles Foti have come out slinging in a race with as much mud as a river batture.
Attorney appointed as new UM general counsel (Columbian Missourian)
COLUMBIA — The UM System Board of Curators announced today that it has appointed Stephen J. Owens, a Kansas City attorney, as the next general counsel for the university system that includes campuses in St. Louis, Kansas City, Rolla and Columbia.
Lawyer confident Craig won't be disciplined by Senate (KHQ Spokane)
WASHINGTON - Senator Larry Craig's lawyer says he's confident the Idaho lawmaker can continue in his job because his guilty plea in a sex sting was only a misdemeanor.
Lawyer Withdrawal Postpones Ed Jew Trial (NBC 11 Bay Area)
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Irreconcilable differences claimed yet another attorney-client relationship Friday as a San Francisco Superior Court judge allowed Supervisor Ed Jew's attorney to withdraw as his lawyer in Jew's election fraud case.
Ed Jew trial delayed again, attorney quits (The San Francisco Examiner)
(Examiner file photo) San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew's trial for election fraud will again be delayed to give him time to find a new attorney. Jew's formey attorney, Bill Fazio, gained permission from the court today to withdraw from the case based on what he termed "irreconcilable differences."
Kott attorney asks judge for acquittal or new trial (KTVA Anchorage)
The attorney for former state Representative Pete Kott is asking U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick for one of two actions on behalf of his client. James Wendt says Judge Sedwick should set aside Kott's guilty verdict on corruption charges and either acquit Kott or grant him a new trial.
Attorney: Woman Accused Of Flushing Baby Is Retarded (KMBC TheKansasCityChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A 20-year-old woman accused of trying to flush her newborn is mentally retarded, her defense attorney said Friday.
Interim U.S. Attorney Named in Brooklyn (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A prosecutor who investigated the collapse of Enron Corp. was named interim U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, the Justice Department announced Friday.