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Tacoma assistant U.S. attorney to head DOJ operations in Iraq (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
TACOMA -- 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.
Former Lawyer Cuts Plea Deal In Real Estate Scam (The Tampa Tribune)
A disbarred Clearwater lawyer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy and wire fraud, admitting he stole millions in a real estate scheme.
Detectives ignored accused Broward deputy killer's request for lawyer, public defender says (Sun-Sentinel)
Mazza asked for lawyer, defense says After suspected deputy-killer Michael Mazza refused to speak to detectives without an attorney by his side, he should have been booked, fingerprinted and jailed, his attorney says.
County attorney's pay capped (The Post and Courier)
Charleston County Council has been divided along racial lines on how much it should pay its attorney, Joe Dawson, for quite some time, and despite some council members expressing unease about his compensation, his pay had been left unchanged — until now. The council voted 6-3 Tuesday...
Attorney general against retrial (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Madison - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said that he hopes a plea deal can be negotiated that will avoid the retrial of...
A first appearance for a city lawyer - as the defendant (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
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.
Lawyer accuses Kansas refinery of not keeping promises (Houston Chronicle)
A BP refinery polluted Neodesha, Kan., and the company broke promises to clean it up, a lawyer for the city and its residents told jurors Tuesday at the close of a trial.
Lawyer appointed as PUC commissioner (Denver Post)
Gov. Bill Ritter on Thursday appointed lawyer Jim Tarpey to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to fill the term of retiring commissioner Carl Miller.
Palm Coast's attorney resigns prior to evaluation (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
PALM COAST -- City Council members would have evaluated City Attorney Lonnie Groot's performance at a recent workshop.
Lawyer says tossed snowball was "playful action" (Denver Post)
The lawyer for an Australian man on trial for hitting a co-worker with a snowball said Thursday that it was just "playful action in the snow," not an assault.
Attorney picked to fill Cooper's Senate seat (The Tennessean)
McMINNVILLE, Tenn. — The Warren County Commission has appointed attorney Steve Roller to replace state Sen. Jerry Cooper, who announced his resignation earlier this month.
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.
Oakland city attorney gives himself a $28,000 raise (San Francisco Chronicle)
Oakland City Attorney John Russo boosted his $207,000 salary by $28,000 this year by giving himself management leave and vacation pay typically reserved for non-elected department heads and managers, city records show. Elected officials such as Russo are...
State Attorney General Reviewing Hispanic Identification Cards (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Tuesday his office is looking into a Malvern-based nonprofit group's distribution of identification cards to Hispanic immigrants doing work in the state.
State's attorney applications being taken (Baltimore Sun)
The Howard County Circuit Court will accept applications for the state's attorney position until Jan. 14.
Ohio lawyer gets care after kidnap hoax (Denver Post)
A lawyer and former city councilwoman was getting treatment after admitting she fabricated her tale of being kidnapped at gunpoint last week, her husband said Tuesday. Police said she probably will be charged with filing a false report.
Prosecutor named Onondaga County attorney (The Post-Standard)
A veteran criminal prosecutor has been tapped by Onondaga County Executive-elect Joanie Mahoney to head the county's law department. Mahoney on Tuesday named Gordon Cuffy to succeed Anthony Rivizzigno as county attorney.
Iran Set To Free Three Jailed Students - Lawyer - AFP (Nasdaq)
TEHRAN (AFP)--Iran is set to free three jailed students whose detention led to a string of campus protests over the last months, after a court quashed their most serious charges, their lawyer said Wednesday.
Iran set to free three jailed students: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Iran is set to release three jailed students whose detention led to a string of campus protests in recent months, after a court quashed their most serious charges, their lawyer said on Wednesday.
Attorney general says grant will target meth problems (Zanesville Times Recorder)
BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) - Federal funds will be used to help eliminate the manufacture, sale and use of the devastating drug methamphetamine in four communities as part of a program the state attorney general hopes to see spread across Ohio.
Hindraf lawyer files new habeas corpus application (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR : Lawyer M. Manoharan filed afresh a habeas corpus application at the High Court here for his release from detention under Internal Security Act (ISA).
Reward offer ends today in killing of lawyer (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
The $50,000 reward in last December's unsolved murder of a Clayton lawyer is set to expire today. The reward was posted anonymously in the case of Ernest Brasier. It ends today -- the first anniversary of the killing.
County Attorney Has Sanctions Website (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
The Maricopa County Attorney's employer sanctions website is now available online. The purpose of the website is to provide information on the law, including resources to businesses that will assist them in compliance.
Former U.S. Attorney Fires Back (Washington Post)
Justice Department communications director Brian Roehrkasse is one of the few senior officials in that agency to survive the prosecutor-firings scandal that consumed his last boss, former attorney general Alberto R. Gonzales.
Lathrop & Gage lawyer joins appeals court (BizJournals)
After twice being passed over for judicial appointments, Lathrop & Gage LC lawyer Alok Ahuja will fill a vacancy on the bench of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.
Lawyer for Refco Indicted in Fraud Case (Washington Post)
NEW YORK, Dec. 18 -- 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.
Attorney: Man whose death sentence was overturned will take plea deal, return to Scotland (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
A man who spent 20 years on Ohio's death row before his sentence was overturned has agreed to a plea deal that will give him his freedom, his attorney said Wednesday.
Iran set to free three jailed students: lawyer (Middle East Times)
Iranian students chant slogans and hold up pictures of fellow students detained by the authorities during a demonstration at Tehran University, December 9. Iran is set to release three jailed students whose detention led to a string of campus protests in recent months, after a court quashed their most serious charges, their lawyer have said.
Lawyer Milloy (Boston Herald)
S, 1996-2002 In his seven seasons with the Patriots, Lawyer Milloy was considered among the toughest, hardest-hitting safeties in the league. A four-time Pro Bowler...
Attorney: Man whose death sentence was overturned will take plea deal, return to Scotland (The Toledo Blade)
OTTAWA, Ohio — Former death row inmate Kenneth Richey is scheduled to plead no contest Thursday to reduced charges for causing the death of a 2-year-old Columbus Grove girl back in 1986, his attorney said.
18 by election, vote in primary, Md. attorney general says (Baltimore Sun)
17-year-olds should be able to vote if 18 by general election, letter states The Maryland attorney general's office is recommending that 17-year-olds be allowed to vote in primary elections as long as they will be 18 by the general election, a move that could reverse a recent policy change adopted by the Maryland State Board of Elections.
Attorney General Disciplines Aide, Close Friend For Profanity (WCMH Columbus)
Attorney General Marc Dann's right-hand man and communications director has joined the list of high-level aides who have been disciplined, fired or asked to resign by the office.
Be wary about business e-mails, lawyer advises (The Arizona Republic)
What you say in e-mail can be used for or against your small business, a Scottsdale lawyer advises.
Bjorkman wants to be his own lawyer (Lincoln Journal Star)
An Ashland man accused of shooting a volunteer firefighter wants to represent himself in court, according to his attorney. Omaha lawyer James Martin Davis has filed a motion to withdraw as counsel for Stanley Bjorkman.
Attorney sentenced for tax evasion (Stamford Advocate)
Federal prosecutors say a Stamford attorney has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for tax evasion.
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney to run for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor (WKYC Cleveland)
CLEVELAND -- Former Assistant United States Attorney, Annette Garner Butler said Wednesday that she will run for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor for the term beginning Jan. 7, 2009.
Attorney sentenced for tax evasion (Stamford Advocate)
A Stamford attorney was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in prison for tax evasion.
Skier killed at The Canyons identified as Park City attorney (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 2:22 PM- Jason Coles' attention to detail was impeccable. As an attorney who worked for several private companies and as an avid outdoorsman who hiked, biked and snowshoed around Park City, Coles' planning was flawless, said his brother-in-law, Gavin Seal of Salt Lake City.
Attorney sentenced for tax evasion (WTNH-TV New Haven)
Bridgeport (AP, Dec. 19, 2007 4:36 PM) _ A Stamford attorney has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for tax evasion.
Attorney sentenced for tax evasion (Boston Globe)
A Stamford attorney was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in prison for tax evasion. Joseph Richichi, 61, of Stamford, was sentenced in federal court in Bridgeport. He was also ordered to pay a $15,000 fine.
Phoenix attorney to head economic group (BizJournals)
A Phoenix attorney and ally of Gov. Janet Napolitano has been appointed as interim head of a new statewide economic development effort.
Spector Sues Lawyer Pal For 1 Million (ContactMusic)
Music mogul PHIL SPECTOR is suing revered celebrity lawyer ROBERT SHAPIRO for the return of $1 million (GBP500,000). Spector signed over the cash to
Spector sues lawyer pal for $1 million (Fox 6 News San Diego)
Music mogul Phil Spector is suing revered celebrity lawyer Robert Shapiro for the return of $1 million.
Court rejects habeas corpus application of Hindraf lawyer (New Kerala)
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 19 : The habeas corpus application filed for the release of Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) lawyer M. Manoharan, who was detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA), has been struck out by the Ipoh High Court.
Lawyer questions Baldago's decision on case v. suspected rapist (Sun Star)
COUNSEL of suspected rapist William Lim, lawyer Joseph Vincent Go, questioned before the Regional Trial Court the legitimacy of Prosecutor Efrain Baldago's approval of an information against his client and asked that it be quashed.
Suspect in EMU Student's Rape-Slaying Seeks New Lawyer (WILX 10 Lansing)
A man accused of raping and strangling a fellow Eastern Michigan University student is asking a judge for a new public defender after his first lawyer quit.
ESRB Announces New Texas Attorney General PSA (Gamasutra)
The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has announced a new public awareness campaign to highlight its game ratings system in conjunction with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. The new campaign encourages parents to ensure video games are appropriate for children by checking game ratings before making a purchase. The ESRB has recently announced state-wide awareness campaigns in the states ...
Phil Spector seeks $1M from attorney Robert Shapiro, claiming inadequacies in murder case (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Nearly five years after his arrest in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson, music producer Phil Spector is still trying to get a refund of a $1 million fee he paid to his first attorney, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
County attorney decides to bow out (The Daily Sentinel)
The position of county attorney holds a great deal of responsibility and demands dedication to represent the state in criminal cases and provide legal counsel to the county, and for more than 40 years a Davis has held the title of Nacogdoches county attorney.
Milwaukee attorney race may redefine job (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
As the Milwaukee city attorney's race heats up, it may seem as if incumbent Grant Langley and challenger Pedro Colón...