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Prosecutor drops procurement charges against disgraced ID lawyer (KPAX Missoula)
Associated Press - November 26, 2007 2:14 PM ET BURLEY, Idaho (AP) - Three felony prostitution procurement charges have been dropped against a disbarred lawyer accused of coercing clients in...
Warren Jeffs' attorney wants Arizona trial moved (Deseret Morning News)
An attorney said he'll probably ask a judge to move the trial of a polygamous-sect leader who faces felony charges tied to arranged marriages of teen girls and older men.
Prosecutor drops procurement charges against disgraced ID lawyer (KIFI)
BURLEY, Idaho (AP) - Three felony prostitution procurement charges have been dropped against a disbarred lawyer accused of coercing clients in southern Idaho to trade sex for reduced legal fees.
Prosecutor drops procurement charges against Rupert lawyer (The Olympian)
Three felony prostitution procurement charges have been dropped against a disbarred lawyer accused of coercing clients to trade sex for reduced legal fees, Minidoka County Prosecutor Nicole Cannon says.
Edwards turns to lawyer record in presidential bid (WAVY 10)
BOW, N.H. (AP) - Presidential hopeful John Edwards turned to his biography today and said his experience as a trial lawyer prepared him to give voters hope - and give the establishment grief.
Polygamist's attorney wants venue change (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer for polygamous-sect leader Warren Jeffs, convicted in Utah for arranging a marriage between an underage woman and her cousin, said Monday that he hopes to get a change of venue for his client's related trial in Arizona. Attorney Mike Piccarreta said Jeffs' fate was sealed once a Utah judge refused to grant a change of venue for his trial there. Jeffs was sentenced last week in St. ...
Warren Jeffs' attorney wants Arizona trial moved (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 1:38 PM- PHOENIX -- An attorney said he'll probably ask a judge to move the trial of a polygamous-sect leader who faces felony charges tied to arranged marriages of teen girls and men.
District Attorney's Office Takes Over Hit-And-Run Investigation (WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley)
SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- The district attorney's office is investigating a hit-and-run accident in Dauphin County. It happened around 10 p.m. Friday on South Progress Avenue in Susquehanna Township.
Attorney General Asks For Background Check Fee Increase (WCMH Columbus)
Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann wants a nearly 50 percent increase in the fee employers pay to have state background checks done on job candidates.
Polygamist's attorney wants venue change (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for polygamous-sect leader Warren Jeffs, convicted in Utah for arranging a marriage between an underage woman and her cousin, said Monday that he will ask for a change of venue for his client's related trial in Arizona.
Attorney: BP playing down its past in court filings (Houston Chronicle)
BP is minimizing its history of violating safety and environmental regulations as well as trading laws in its effort to persuade a judge to approve a felony plea deal, an attorney for victims of the 2005 blast at its Texas City refinery said today in court papers.
Genesco Gets Subpoena From U.S. Attorney (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Shoe retailer Genesco Inc. said Monday it received a subpoena from a U.S. Attorney for documents related to its pending acquisition by rival The Finish Line Inc.
Brooke Astor's son, his attorney indicted (Newsday)
Charges appear to come from handling $198M estate. The son of philanthropist Brooke Astor and his former lawyer have been indicted on charges apparently stemming from their handling of the late socialite's $198 million estate, an attorney for the lawyer said Monday.
Judge Considers Sentence For Venice Civil Rights Attorney (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
The sentencing hearing for Venice civil rights attorney Stephen Yagman has been continued until 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Lawyer: Brooke Astor's son indicted (AP via Yahoo! News)
The son of philanthropist Brooke Astor and his former lawyer have been indicted on charges apparently stemming from their handling of the late socialite's $198 million estate, an attorney for the lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: Waunakee Couple Charged In Connection To Underage Drinking Party Isn't Story (WISC Channel3000.com via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a Waunakee couple that's facing charges in connection to an underage drinking party at their home said that he wonders why the story is in the headlines.
Edwards touts record as trial lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Democrat John Edwards says his experience as a trial lawyer makes him the presidential contender best able to give voters hope — and to give the establishment grief.
Lawyer argues to keep LA County off Britney Spears' custody case (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for Britney Spears asked a court commissioner Monday to keep Los Angeles County authorities from reviewing court filings in the pop star's child custody dispute.
Peterson's lawyer welcomes arrival of FBI in search for client's missing wife (Chicago Tribune)
Attorney says he hopes 'witch hunt' against ex-cop ends The lawyer for a former Bolingbrook police sergeant Monday hailed the arrival of the FBI in the search for the man's missing wife and said he hoped it would end the "witch hunt" against his client.
Attorney general to aid police in Bristol party investigation (The Providence Journal)
The attorney general’s office is assigning a prosecutor to assist the Bristol police in investigating a Veterans Day house party where dozens of teenagers were caught with alcohol.
Brooke Astor's son, his attorney indicted (WABC-TV New York)
The son of philanthropist Brooke Astor and his former lawyer have been indicted on charges apparently stemming from their handling of the late socialite's multi-million dollar estate, an attorney for the lawyer said.
Son indicted over handling of socialite's estate, attorney says (CNN.com)
NEW YORK (AP) -- The son of philanthropist Brooke Astor and his former lawyer have been indicted on charges apparently stemming from their handling of the late socialite's $198 million estate, an attorney for the lawyer said Monday.
'Amateur sleuthing' prejudiced child killer's trial: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for convicted child murderer Kathleen Folbigg has told a Sydney court her trial was a miscarriage of justice because of "amateur sleuthing" by a juror.
Attorney general says shooting info must be released (The Longview News-Journal)
The Texas Attorney General's Office has ruled that the city cannot withhold information about an August shooting.
Troubled Dallas lawyer Catherine Shelton disbarred (Dallas Morning News)
A Dallas criminal defense lawyer with a history of brushes with the law has been disbarred. Catherine Shelton lost her right to practice law in Texas in May.
Lawyer: Brooke Astor's Son and His Attorney Have Been Indicted (Law.com)
The son of philanthropist Brooke Astor and his former lawyer have been indicted on charges apparently stemming from their handling of the late socialite's $198 million estate, an attorney for the lawyer said Monday. Michael S. Ross, attorney for Francis X. Morrissey Jr., said he received a phone call from the Manhattan prosecutor's office informing him of the indictments against Morrissey and ...
Edwards Touts Trial Lawyer Record in Presidential Bid (Law.com)
Democrat John Edwards says his experience as a trial lawyer makes him the presidential contender best able to give voters hope, and to give the establishment grief. Speaking of his work on behalf of plaintiffs, Edwards told listeners at a town hall-style meeting on Monday, "I walked into that courtroom and I gave the company hell because they deserved it. That's the kind of fight we need." The ...
State Attorney Drops Charges Against Boxer (The Tampa Tribune)
The state attorney's office has dropped charges of armed burglary, false imprisonment, witness tampering and domestic battery against boxer Nate Campbell.
Former Samsung attorney details slush fund allegations (Houston Chronicle)
Samsung Group created a $215 million slush fund to bribe influential figures, a former company attorney said Monday, adding details to previous allegations of corruption at South Korea's biggest conglomerate.
Jeffs' attorney eager for Ariz. trial to begin (The Arizona Republic)
An attorney for polygamous-sect leader Warren Jeffs said Monday that he wants to get his client in Arizona as soon as possible to get the fair trial he didn't get in Utah.
Jeffs's attorney wants Arizona trial moved (Provo Daily Herald)
PHOENIX -- An attorney said he'll probably ask a judge to move the trial of a polygamous-sect leader who faces felony charges tied to arranged marriages of teen girls and older men. "We just need a community with enough distance away from the previous trial so that we can get jurors that are neutral, and, secondly, jurors who would not be criticized in the community if they rendered a fair ...
Attorney general finds deputy chief violated immigration policy (phillyburbs.com)
NEWARK, N.J. - State Attorney General Anne Milgram on Monday said that a Newark police chief violated her directive by questioning crime scene witnesses about their immigration status.
Attorney general finds deputy chief violated new policy (phillyburbs.com)
NEWARK, N.J. - State Attorney General Anne Milgram says that a Newark deputy police chief violated her directive by questioning crime scene witnesses about their immigration status.
Brooke Astor's son indicted: lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Indictments of Brooke Astor's only son and his attorney on charges apparently stemming from their handling of the late socialite's $198 million estate were expected to be announced Tuesday, an attorney for the lawyer said.
Attorney general finds deputy chief violated immigration policy (Asbury Park Press)
NEWARK — State Attorney General Anne Milgram yesterday said that a Newark police chief violated her directive by questioning crime scene witnesses about their immigration status.
NSF Dave Teo’s lawyer applies to reduce charges (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SINGAPORE : The lawyer for the full—time National Serviceman charged with unlawfully carrying a firearm Dave Teo Ming is applying to reduce his charges.
Man's attorney says fatal shootings were self-defense (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON A Pasadena man who told a 911 operator that he planned to kill two men he believed were burglarizing his neighbor's house shot them only when they came on his property and he felt threatened, his attorney said Monday. Joe Horn was just going to look around when he went outside after hearing glass break at his neighbor's house, attorney Tom Lambright said. Horn had seen ...
Murat's lawyer: 'McCanns should be cursed for leaving Madeleine alone' (Daily Mail)
Robert Murat's lawyer has said Gerry and Kate McCann deserve to be cursed for leaving their children alone in an astonishing attack on the couple
Attorney: Letter described sighting of missing woman (Northwest Herald)
CHICAGO (AP) - Former police sergeant Drew Peterson received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his missing wife, Stacy Peterson, and has turned it over to investigators, his attorney Joel Brodsky said.
Lawyer: Brooke Astor's son indicted (AP via Yahoo! News)
Brooke Astor's only son and his lawyer have been indicted on charges apparently stemming from their handling of the late socialite's $198 million estate, a defense attorney said.
Conway chooses UofL administrator to be deputy attorney general (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Attorney General-elect Jack Conway says he'll name University of Louisville administrator Dana Bynum Mayton to serve as deputy attorney general. That's the top appointed position in his office. Mayton currently serves as associate vice president for governmental relations and special assistant to the president at the University of Louisville. Prior to that, Mayton was secretary of the state ...
Lawyer says Indian actor Sanjay Dutt to be freed from prison on bail (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
NEW DELHI - Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt was granted bail Tuesday and will likely be released by Wednesday, after serving just 19 months of a six-year sentence for illegal weapons possession, his lawyer said.
Pawlenty appoints Hastings attorney to Dakota County judgeship (Pioneer Press)
Gov. Tim Pawlenty today appointed Hastings attorney Tim Wermager to a Dakota County District Court judgeship.
New Collier attorney could be on-board in March or April (Naples Daily News)
Collier County commissioners will select a new county attorney in March or April.
U.S. attorney relies on experience, Iowa roots (The Courier)
CEDAR RAPIDS --- Iowa's newest U.S. attorney believes his role is to continue the tradition of civil service established by the country's forefathers and his own parents and grandparents.
Lawyer: Boy shot by police showing improvement (Daily Record)
A 16-year-old left partially paralyzed after being shot by Roselle police is showing improvement, the teen's lawyer said today.
Lawyer says teen shot by police is showing improvement (phillyburbs.com)
NEWARK, N.J. - A 16-year-old left partially paralyzed after being shot by Roselle police is showing improvement, the teen's lawyer said Tuesday.
District Attorney To Review Thomas (KTNV Las Vegas)
The Clark County District Attorney is expected to review the corruption investigation into former UMC chief Lacy Thomas.
Top State Dept lawyer seeks U.S. clarity on torture (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The United States, accused of using torture on terrorism suspects, should make clearer what it permits during interrogation and what it does not, the State Department's top lawyer said on Tuesday.
Nigeria threatens to exit Pfizer talks: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Nigeria will pull out of talks seeking an out-of-court settlement with Pfizer unless the US pharmaceutical giant agrees liability over an alleged illegal drug trial in 1996, a lawyer said Tuesday.