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Church attorney admits in court that priest was serial predator (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
INDIANAPOLIS - An attorney for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis acknowledged in court Monday that one of its priests "was a child molester and serial predator" of young boys.
Church Attorney Admits Priest Molested Boys (WRTV Indianapolis)
An attorney for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis acknowledges in court that one of its priests "was a child molester and serial predator" of young boys.
Attorney admits in court that former Perry County priest was molester (14 WFIE Evansville)
An attorney for the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis acknowledges one of its former priests "was a child molester and...
Lawyer in Pornography Case Is Spared Jail (New York Times)
A lawyer who helped hide the fact that a musical director of a church in Greenwich had child pornography on his computer was sentenced to home confinement for six months.
Roldan lawyer: Don't be hasty on passing judgment (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A lawyer of former actor and Quezon City 3rd district Rep. Dennis Roldan on Tuesday called on Roland's critics to avoid passing judgment because his client has yet to be convicted of a crime.
Attorney drops contempt motion against county (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The attorney representing a McKeesport woman who was held captive for 10 years has withdrawn his motion to hold Allegheny County in contempt of court. ...
Singer quits as attorney general (The Washington Times)
D.C. Attorney General Linda Singer resigned yesterday, as lawyers in her office prepare to defend the city's 30-year-old ban on handguns before the Supreme Court.
Chandler begins city attorney search (East Valley Tribune)
The search for Chandler's next city attorney began in earnest Monday as City Council members interviewed three potential candidates for the job.
Former Khmer Rouge leader selects US defence lawyer (EARTHtimes.org)
Phnom Penh - Octogenarian former Khmer Rouge deputy prime minister Ieng Sary has selected a highly experienced American lawyer as his foreign defence attorney, the court set up to try former leaders of the movement said in a press release Tuesday. Mi...
Attorney General to announce $1.2 million in lead cleanup grants (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch is expected to announce $1.2 million in grants to combat lead paint poisoning.
Personal Finance Notebook: Attorney fee for estate is splitting heirs (The Sacramento Bee)
Q: I recently inherited some money from an uncle who passed away. I am to split the money 50/50 with the executor he named, who is also a beneficiary. Without my knowledge or explicit consent, the executor decided to hire an attorney to sort out the estate's legal complexities. The executor expects the two of us to split the legal costs 50/50 as a percentage of our share of the estate. Can he ...
High court suspends lawyer (The Columbus Dispatch)
As a lawyer representing victims of alleged police brutality in eastern Ohio and a Cleveland-area blogger who accused powerful politicians of corruption, Richard A. Olivito knows something about unpopular causes.
Lawyer says weapon can clear his death-row client (Los Angeles Times)
Attorney says he dug up gun where hit man says he left it, but witnesses can't verify his find. Defense lawyer Scott Kauffman had just about given up. He and a team of geophysics experts had been scouring a field in Modesto for a day and ahalf last week in search of a weapon used 18 years ago to murder a man.
Tacoma attorney heads to Iraq (Tacoma News Tribune)
An assistant U.S. attorney in Tacoma whose day job is defending federal hospitals from medical malpractice claims will soon find himself in a very different role: heading the Justice Department’s operations in Iraq.
JUDGE MULLS BUMPING LAWYER OFF KERIK CASE (New York Post)
A federal judge yesterday seemed to side with prosecutors seeking to subpoena the lawyer for disgraced ex-Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik. Judge Stephen Robinson delayed making a final decision at yesterday's hearing in federal court in White...
Australia's terrorism laws has "gone too far": Haneef's lawyer (PTI via Yahoo! India News)
Melbourne, Dec 1 (PTI) Peter Russo, the lawyer for Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef, has said Australia's terrorism laws has "gone too far" and hoped that Prime Minister-elect Kevin Rudd will go
Church attorney: Priest a predator (Louisville Courier-Journal)
An attorney for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis acknowledged in court yesterday that one of its priests "was a child molester and serial predator" of young boys.
Civil engineer attacked lawyer wife with chainsaw in their living room (Evening Standard)
A husband is facing jail after attacking his lawyer wife with a chainsaw which partially severed her ear.
A first appearance for a city lawyer - as the defendant (Philly.com)
A Center City lawyer in the middle of an alleged large-scale insurance fraud made his first court appearance in the case yesterday - as a defendant.
Attorney finds possible murder weapon in death penalty case (The Fresno Bee)
An attorney representing a man who sits on death row has asked the California Supreme Court to grant a new trial after a possible murder weapon was found in a field here.
Man pleads guilty again for posing as lawyer (phillyburbs.com)
PITTSBURGH - A 58-year-old Westmoreland County man has been sentenced to six months of house arrest and 10 years' probation for posing as a lawyer and telling clients he had argued on many cases.
Attorney finds possible murder weapon in death penalty case (The Daily Comet)
MODESTO, Calif. An attorney representing a man who sits on death row has asked the California Supreme Court to grant a new trial after a possible murder weapon was found in a field here.
Attorney General: Use Web site to gain new insight on Albany (Staten Island Advance)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Aiming to get the public engaged in state government, the office of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo suggested yesterday that Staten Islanders tap into a new Web site specially designed to shine a light on the people's business in Albany.
Man pleads guilty again for posing as lawyer (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
A 58-year-old Westmoreland County man has been sentenced to six months of house arrest and 10 years' probation for posing as a lawyer and telling clients he had argued on...
Airport authority board turns to second attorney (Hibbing Daily Tribune)
HIBBING — As recommended, Chisholm-Hibbing Airport Authority directors will seek the counsel of “an independent, outside attorney” on recent airport investigations.
Civil Charges Brought Against Lawyer (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A Chicago lawyer was accused Tuesday of violating federal securities laws by misleading investors who lost more than $1 billion in the financial downfall of the commodities brokerage powerhouse Refco Inc.
Attorney General Seeking Gang Committee Formation (Live 5 News Charleston)
Attorney General Henry McMaster wants a new committee to find out what can be done about the state's gang problem. McMaster says authorities have fought gang violence in South Carolina for years. But know little about them.
Chicago lawyer faces civil charges in Refco fraud (Chicago Sun-Times)
NEW YORK — A Chicago lawyer was accused today of violating federal securities laws by misleading investors who lost more than $1 billion in the financial downfall of the commodities brokerage powerhouse Refco Inc.
DUI trial for Jackson attorney delayed (The Clarion-Ledger)
The non-jury DUI trial of Jackson attorney Judy Barnett has been delayed until January because the state Supreme Court had to appoint a special attorney to hear her case.
White House picks Utah attorney for federal board (Deseret Morning News)
A Utah attorney has been appointed to serve on a federal access board, the White House recently announced.
Disbarred Clearwater Lawyer Admits To Real Estate Scam (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA A - disbarred Clearwater lawyer pleaded guilty this morning to conspiracy and wire fraud, admitting he stole millions in a real estate scheme. Graham Kligerman, 33, was disbarred two years ago. When his law practice was failing, according to court documents and a federal prosecutor, he diverted money from the real estate scheme to himself and his law practice clients.
Texas attorney general reaches agreement with Santa Web site 1:55 PM CT (Dallas Morning News)
The Texas attorney general’s office on Tuesday reached an agreement with Santa.com to ensure the Web site complies with state and federal law that protects children’s safety.
Tacoma assistant U.S. attorney to head DOJ operations in Iraq (KOMO Seattle)
An assistant U.S. attorney whose day job is defending federal hospitals from medical malpractice claims will soon find himself in a very different role: heading the Justice Department's operations in Iraq.
Lawyer Charged in Refco Case (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A Chicago lawyer lied about the finances of Refco Inc., misleading investors who lost more than $1 billion in the financial downfall of the commodities brokerage powerhouse, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Lawyer Ordered To Pay For Inappropriate Comment (CJOB News First)
A Winnipeg lawyer is being ordered to pay ten thousand dollars for calling a judge a bigot.
Drew Peterson's Lawyer Explains $200,000 Transfer (WHBF-TV Quad Cities)
CHICAGO (AP) _ Drew Peterson's lawyer acknowledges that in the days after the former police officer's wife disappeared he transferred $200,000 from a joint account the two had into one controlled by one of his sons.
Mayor appoints Appicello as city attorney (Ashland Daily Tidings)
Mayor John Morrison told the Tidings this morning, 'I am appointing Richard Appicello as city attorney. It is contingent upon council approval, and hopefully we can get their approval at tonight's meeting.'
Former U.S. Justice Attorney Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Bank Robberies (WRGB Albany)
A former attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice was sentenced today to 65 months in prison for robbing several banks.
Jordin's lawyer says trial court erred (The Spokesman-Review)
In oral arguments Tuesday, a lawyer for convicted rapist Arlin Jordin told a Spokane appeals court that the Spokane landlord should get a new trial because of trial court errors - an argument opposed by the Spokane County Prosecutor’s office.
Lawyer Charged in NY in Refco Case (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer lied about the finances of Refco Inc., misleading investors who lost more than $1 billion in the financial downfall of the commodities brokerage powerhouse, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Lawyer and parents of 'American Taliban' soldier Lindh again asks Bush to grant freedom (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
The lawyer and parents of American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh renewed their call to President Bush on Tuesday to commute his 20-year sentence and set him free.
Attorney General Weighs In On Jail Policy (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Attorney General Charles Foti is weighing in on the Lafayette Sheriff's Office new police of booking and releasing non-violent offenders due to jail overcrowding. In an opinion released today, the main
Caldwell's Son to Stay at Attorney General's Office (WAFB Baton Rouge)
Attorney General-elect Buddy Caldwell says that his son, who is already an assistant attorney general, will retain his job when Caldwell takes over next month.
Attorney: Pesci fraud lawsuit dropped (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
A private investigator has dropped a lawsuit claiming Joe Pesci owed him $103,000 for services performed after the "Goodfellas" star's ex-wife was accused of hiring a hit man, Pesci's lawyer said Tuesday. John Perry dropped the fraud and breach-of-contract lawsuit on Monday, a day before a scheduled court hearing on defense motions to dismiss the case, Pesci attorney Caryn Brottman Sanders ...
Attorney: Pesci fraud lawsuit dropped (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A private investigator has dropped a lawsuit claiming Joe Pesci owed him $103,000 for services performed after the "Goodfellas" star's ex-wife was accused of hiring a hit man, Pesci's lawyer said Tuesday. John Perry dropped the fraud and breach-of-contract lawsuit on Monday, a day before a scheduled court hearing on defense motions to dismiss the case, Pesci attorney Caryn Brottman Sanders said. ...
Hindraf lawyer's habeas corpus application struck out (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR : The Ipoh High court has summarily struck out the application for writ of habeas corpus filed for the release of Hindraf lawyer M. Manoharan who is detained under the Internal Security act (ISA).
Lawyer faces charges in Refco case (Connecticut Post)
NEW YORK — A Chicago lawyer lied about the finances of Refco Inc., misleading investors who lost more than $1 billion in the financial downfall of the commodities brokerage
Attorney general reprimands friend about e-mail (Dayton Daily News)
Attorney General Marc Dann disciplined his close friend, Communications Director Leo Jennings III, after Jennings sent a profane, abusive e-mail to a co-worker this fall.
Attorney general getting the Blues (Metro Times Detroit) (Metro Times Detroit)
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox is an ambitious guy, no doubt about it, who loves to get press attention for whatever his current crusade might be.He's also a conservative Republican (is there any other kind?) who would probably love to be the next governor.
Lafave's Attorney Wants Hearing (The Tampa Tribune)
Reporters and television cameras packed the courthouse Tuesday as Debra Lafave walked through the building, her attorney and parents at her side.