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Lawyer ‘shocked’ by Reiser’s campaign contribution (The San Francisco Examiner)
OAKLAND ( Map , News ) - Nina Reiser’s divorce lawyer testified Tuesday that she was “very shocked” when she recently learned that at the same time that Hans Reiser said he didn’t have enough money to pay child support he donated $2,000 to Alameda County Supervisor Gail Steele.
Torsell attorney seeks new trial (Centre Daily Times)
Anthony Torsell’s attorney is asking for a new trial based on what he calls several errors of the court, including the appearance of Aaron Stidd at the September trial.
Attorney wants bail for Fort Dix plot suspect (phillyburbs.com)
MOUNT HOLLY — An attorney for one of five men charged with plotting to kill soldiers in an armed attack on Fort Dix today asked a judge to release his client on bail due to his inability to review evidence in the case.
Attorney General Warns of Holiday Giving Scams (KOLR/KSFX Ozarks)
This time of year, many people are pulling out the pocketbooks and giving money to good causes. But the Missouri Attorney General's office is urging people to do their homework before donating to charities this holiday season.
New County Attorney To Start Jan. 21 (Suncoast News Pasco)
County Attorney Robert Sumner will stay on board for an extra few weeks in January until his successor, Jeffrey Steinsnyder, arrives.
West Chester Attorney Wanted In Payroll Scam (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
Police said a West Chester attorney remains at large nearly one week after she was indicted.
Reiser's lawyer goes after witness; judge goes after lawyer (San Francisco Chronicle)
(11-27) 13:58 PST OAKLAND - Hans Reiser's defense attorney aggressively questioned the divorce lawyer for the murder defendant's missing wife today, angering the prosecutor and drawing a "stifle yourself" rebuke from the judge. William Du Bois, who is...
Prosecutor: Attorney stole money from clients (Middletown Journal)
HAMILTON — A Middletown-based attorney who has been out of the country for weeks is facing a 30-count felony indictment for allegedly taking money for work she did not do.
Bank disavows lawyer's comment (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The chairman of Union Savings Bank has disavowed comments made by its lawyer that it would stop lending money in poor neighborhoods.
Austin Attorney Faces Charges of Forgery (KXAN 36 Austin)
An Austin attorney already facing drug and theft charges is in trouble with the law again, charged with forging judges' signatures on bonds to get his clients out of jail.
High-profile L.A. lawyer gets prison for fraud, other crimes (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LOS ANGELES, 5:50 p.m. Nov. 27 (AP): A civil-rights lawyer known for high-profile cases against police and President Bush was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for federal tax evasion, bankruptcy fraud and money laundering.
Attorney: Fort Dix informant a felon (MSNBC)
A paid government informant who infiltrated a group of men accused of plotting an attack on soldiers at Fort Dix was on probation for bank fraud, an attorney in the case said Tuesday.
High-profile lawyer sentenced over taxes (The Charlotte Observer)
A civil rights lawyer known for his high-profile cases against police and President Bush was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for federal tax evasion, bankruptcy fraud and money laundering. Stephen Yagman, 63, was convicted of trying to avoid paying more than $100,000 in federal income taxes while living what prosecutors said was a lavish lifestyle that included credit card sprees, ...
Desalvo Seeks New Attorney (WISC Channel3000.com via Yahoo! News)
A man in prison for killing a local woman is asking for a new attorney.
Woman Says Attorney Took Insurance Money And Ran (CBS 11 Dallas/Fort Worth)
A 79-year-old woman whose house was hit by a cement truck now appears to have been side-swiped by the attorney she hired to repair the damage.
High-profile lawyer sentenced over taxes (AP via Yahoo! News)
A civil rights lawyer known for his high-profile cases against police and President Bush was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for federal tax evasion, bankruptcy fraud and money laundering.
Attorney: Stein Murder Confession 'Coerced' (WCBS-TV New York)
They are her own words -- written by her own hand. Natavia Lowery wrote and signed a statement confessing to last month's murder of wealthy real estate agent Linda Stein. But Lowery's new attorney, Ron Kuby, says his client did not do so by free will.
Cherokee County Democrats select Labette County attorney as nominee (The Joplin Globe)
COLUMBUS, Kan. — The Cherokee County Democratic Party Central Committee on Tuesday night selected Labette County Attorney John Bullard as its nominee for Cherokee County attorney.
State attorney gets candidate gripe (The Palm Beach Post)
A complaint questioning mayoral candidate Rick Reed's residency status has been forwarded to the state attorney's office for further action, Fort Pierce City Attorney Rob Schwerer said Tuesday.
Prosecutor: Attorney accepted money for someone else's work (Dayton Daily News)
HAMILTON — A Middletown-based attorney who has been out of the country for weeks is facing a 30-count felony indictment stemming from allegations that she took money for work she did not do.
Attorney general: Officer violated immigration policy (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
NEWARK, N.J. - State Attorney General Anne Milgram said yesterday that a Newark police chief violated her directive by questioning crime-scene witnesses about their immigration status.
Gretna city attorney loses law license for year (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
The Louisiana Supreme Court stripped the law license of Gretna's city attorney for a year and a day for knowingly helping a judge break judicial codes, according to a decision released Tuesday that ends a five-year disciplinary case springing from the Operation Wrinkled Robe investigation.
Jeffs' attorney wants next trial moved (Deseret Morning News)
An attorney said he will 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.
Robins lawyer to lose job (Macon Telegraph)
Dee Dial, a Robins Air Force Base lawyer removed as special assistant to the U.S. Attorney in February, will be terminated as an Air Force civilian employee effective Friday.
Vivas' lawyer awarded more than $663,000 in attorney fees (The Fresno Bee)
A Fresno County Superior Court judge Tuesday awarded more than $663,000 in attorney fees and costs to the lawyer who won the Lindy Vivas sexual discrimination trial in July.
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.
Middletown lawyer indicted (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A Middletown lawyer stands accused of bilking the Butler County Juvenile Court system of at least $6,000 since April.
Bank says its lawyer misspoke (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The chairman of Union Savings Bank has disavowed comments made by its lawyer that it would stop lending money in poor neighborhoods because the city of Cincinnati was overly aggressive in enforcing building codes.
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.
Attorney asks bail for client in Ft. Dix case (phillyburbs.com)
An attorney for one of five men charged with plotting to kill soldiers in an armed attack on Fort Dix asked a judge yesterday to release his client on bail due to his inability to review evidence in the case.
County attorney leaves to take post with U.Va. (News Leader)
VERONA — Steven L. Rosenberg, attorney for Augusta County, has resigned his post to take a job with the Officer of the General Counsel at the University of Virginia.
U.S. Attorney General Mukasey to speak in Park City (Deseret Morning News)
Newly appointed U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey is coming to Utah, to speak to a conference of attorneys general from around the nation.
Arraignment continued so accused killer can get a lawyer (The Tennessean)
An arraignment for a convicted rapist accused of murdering a Vanderbilt co-ed in 1975 was continued this morning so the suspect could hire a lawyer.
New U.S. Attorney General to give speech in Park City Thursday (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 11:30 AM- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey will be in Park City Thursday to address the national winter meeting of state attorneys general, his first public address since he was sworn in earlier this month.
FBI searches lawyer's office, takes copies of hard drives (The Daily Comet)
OXFORD, Miss. FBI agents who searched the law offices of prominent attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs on Tuesday left with copies of the office's computer hard drives, a lawyer for the firm said Wednesday.
FBI searches lawyer's office, takes copies of hard drives (KATC 3 Lafayette)
OXFORD, Miss. -- FBI agents who searched the law offices of prominent attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs on Tuesday left with copies of the office's computer hard drives, a lawyer for...
FBI searches lawyer's office, takes copies of hard drives (The Houma Courier)
FBI agents who searched the law offices of prominent attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs on Tuesday left with copies of the office's computer hard drives, a lawyer for the firm said Wednesday.
Attorney facing felony indictment (The Cincinnati Post)
A Middletown-based attorney who has been out of the country for weeks is a facing a 30-count felony indictment for allegedly taking money for work she did not do.
Phila.-area lawyer indicted in tax fraud case (BizJournals)
A suburban Philadelphia lawyer and 10 other defendants were indicted Wednesday and charged with concealing income totaling more than $23 million.
Bellevue lawyer charged with securities fraud, tax evasion (KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities)
Associated Press - November 28, 2007 3:25 PM ET SEATTLE (AP) - A Bellevue lawyer finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Tolan S. Furusho has been charged in U.S.
Attorney General Jerry Brown sues EPA over toxic reporting (Contra Costa Times)
SACRAMENTO - Attorney General Jerry Brown sued the U.S. government today, accusing environmental regulators of relaxing toxic pollution controls.
Attorney General, prosecutor have no legal authority to remove councilman (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
CROWN POINT | The Indiana Attorney General and Lake County Prosecutor said Wednesday they have no legal authority to remove from office a county councilman found guilty of tax fraud until his sentencing.
Bellevue Lawyer Charged With Securities Fraud, Tax Evasion (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
SEATTLE -- A Bellevue lawyer finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Tolan S. Furusho has been charged in U.S. District Court in Seattle with conspiracy to commit securities fraud and two counts of failing to file federal income tax returns.
Bellevue lawyer charged with securities fraud, tax evasion (The Columbian)
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Bellevue lawyer finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Tolan S. Furusho has been charged in U.S. District Court in Seattle with conspiracy to commit securities fraud and two counts of failing to file federal income tax returns.
Lawyer: Judge favors canines over his client (Daily Southtown)
The lawyer for a Will Township woman said Tuesday that the judge presiding over the case values the lives of dogs more than his client's life.
U.S. Attorney announces anti-gang grants for Massachusetts (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan is handing out just over $1 million to eleven cities across the state in an effort to stem gang violence. The Project Safe Neighborhood...
Buddle Findlay lawyer named Aspiring Director 2007 (Scoop.co.nz)
She’s a lawyer, a doctor, a mother of three, an author, a student and a corporate director – to name a few.
Lawyer says Ottawa has no evidence linking alleged Basque terrorist to ETA (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
MONTREAL - The lawyer for accused Basque terror suspect Ivan Apaolaza Sancho says there is not enough evidence to link his client to a terrorist group and that he should be allowed to remain in Canada.
Toddler killed during discipline over manners, lawyer says (KTRE-TV East Texas)
HOUSTON (AP) - A lawyer says a toddler believed to be the girl found dead in Galveston Bay -- was beaten to death by her stepfather when she didn't say "please" and "yes sir."
Toddler killed during discipline over manners, lawyer says (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - November 28, 2007 7:45 PM ET HOUSTON (AP) - A lawyer says a toddler believed to be the girl found dead in Galveston Bay -- was beaten to death by her stepfather when she...