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Deported lawyer behind bars (Perth Now)
AN Australian lawyer and politician deported from Honiara on child sex allegations will stay behind bars in Brisbane until at least next Friday.
Indiana Black Expo chooses board member who is lawyer as new CEO :South Bend has chapter, which sponsored Kwanzaa ... (South Bend Tribune)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Black Expo has chosen lawyer Tanya Bell to become its next leader. South Bend has a chapter of the organization that promotes the social, economic and cultural life of black people.
Fierce Fighter, an Entertainer and Clemens?s Lead Lawyer (New York Times)
Rusty Hardin, the lawyer hired by Roger Clemens to defend him from charges he used performance-enhancing drugs, has vowed to play hardball.
High court shields attorney-client records (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
OLYMPIA -- A sharply divided state Supreme Court reaffirmed attorney-client privilege exemptions from the state's Public Records Act, and said government agencies can challenge records requests in court before releasing any information.
Entertainer and Fighter Is Clemens’s Lead Lawyer (NYTimes.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Rusty Hardin, the lawyer hired by Roger Clemens to defend him from charges he used performance-enhancing drugs, has vowed to play hardball.
In political turnaround, Cuomo shows success as attorney general (The Journal News)
Aides to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo say the state's top prosecutor often tells staff to "find real problems that affect the lives of real people." People seem to be responding.
Solomon Attorney General to face court (TVNZ)
Sacked Solomon Islands attorney general and alleged child sex offender Julian Moti is expected to appear in a Brisbane court on friday. He has been arrested by police after his deportation from the Solomon Islands.
Lawyer: Atkin murder suspect has an alibi (Daily News Journal)
A lawyer for the Smyrna man accused of slaying Melissa Atkin at her home west of Murfreesboro said his client was not in Rutherford County when his son's mother was killed.
6News video: Deciphera complaint again forwarded to Kansas Attorney General (Lawrence Journal-World)
For the second time in two months, Douglas County's District Attorney is forwarding a complaint about the controversial Deciphera pharmaceuticals deal to the Kansas Attorney General's office.
Lawyer says couple hit with complaints (Casper Star-Tribune)
DENVER (AP) -- People upset over a man who sued an 8-year-old boy and his father over a ski collision have subjected him and his wife to "an electronic tar and feathering," their lawyer said.
Former attorney general of Solomons Islands held in Australia on child sex charges (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
The Solomon Islands' former attorney general was jailed Friday in Australia to await trial on child sex charges, a day after being extradited from the South Pacific country.
Zimbabwe probes top attorney (BBC News)
Zimbabwe's leader swears in a tribunal to investigate misconduct charges against the ex-attorney general.
GOTTI LAWYER BOOSTS REV. AL'S GALS (New York Post)
The Rev. Al Sharpton is teaming up with John "Junior" Gotti's former lawyer, who said the feds are going after the civil-rights activist as if he were a made man. Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman said on a radio show yesterday that he was outraged that...
Lawyer calls man's threat to school a 'prank' (Contra Costa Times)
Calling his client's actions a "childish prank," the lawyer for a San Francisco man accused of threatening students and faculty at Village High School in Pleasanton tried to convince a judge Thursday that his client never seriously killing anyone.
Shooting suspect gets new lawyer (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
ESSEX (AP) -- A man accused of shooting two people to death during a school shooting spree in Essex last year is getting a new lawyer. ...
Police officials, state’s attorney dispute request (Northwest Herald)
Cary Police officials on Friday denied seeking reckless-homicide charges against a man who accidentally ran over and killed his wife, and they criticized State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi for saying that the department did.
Logan, Todd Commonwealth's Attorney Charles Orange dies (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Logan and Todd counties Commonwealth's Attorney Charles Orange is dead at 52 after suffering a massive heart attack. Orange suffered the heart attack Wednesday morning and was able to call 911. Logan County Coroner Mary Givens pronounced him dead about an hour later. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Young Funeral Chapel in Russellville but were incomplete on Thursday. Logan County ...
Attorney gets two years in prison (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Cincinnati attorney Clyde Bennett was sentenced to two years in federal prison this morning for making illegal financial transactions.
Commonwealth attorney passes away (News Democrat & Leader)
Commonwealth Attorney Charles Orange passed away Wednesday at his home in Logan County. Orange was home alone when he called 911 at 7:51 a.m. When emergency personnel arrived at Orange's home, he was already unconscious. He was pronounced dead at his home at 8:54 a.m. by coroner Mary Givins.
Political lawyer pleads guilty on charge from lewdness case (phillyburbs.com)
DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A politically connected lawyer will be sentenced to probation and ordered to continue therapy after his guilty plea Thursday to disorderly conduct.
Cincy attorney gets two years for transactions (Fairfield Echo)
DAYTON — A high-profile Cincinnati attorney convicted of illegally structuring financial transactions was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. Clyde Bennett II, 43, of Mason, was sentenced by U.S. District judge Thomas M. Rose.
Cincy attorney gets two years for transactions (Dayton Daily News)
DAYTON — A high-profile Cincinnati attorney convicted of illegally structuring financial transactions was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.
South Africa's Zuma indicted for corruption: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
South African prosecutors have indicted ANC President Jacob Zuma for corruption and he will stand trial next year, Zuma's lawyer told the South African Broadcasting Corp. on Friday.
Lawyer says Zuma to be tried for corruption (Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra News)
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African prosecutors have ordered ANC President Jacob Zuma to stand trial on corruption charges, his lawyer told the South African Broadcasting Corp. on Friday.
South Africa's Zuma re-charged in corruption case: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
South Africa's ANC President Jacob Zuma has been re-charged in a corruption case and will "vigorously" defend himself against the charges, Zuma defense lawyer Michael Hulley said on Friday.
South Africa's top presidential candidate charged with corruption: lawyer (CBC)
South Africa's ruling party leader, Jacob Zuma, has been indicted for corruption and will stand trial next year, his lawyer told the South African Broadcasting Corp. on Friday.
South Africa's Zuma to be tried for corruption: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Canada News)
South African prosecutors have charged ANC President Jacob Zuma with racketeering, money laundering, fraud and corruption and ordered him to stand trial in August next year, his lawyer said on Friday.
Local Attorney Gets 2-Year Sentence For Breaking Federal Law (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
A prominent local defense attorney will spend two years in prison for violating the Bank Secrecy Act.
SAfrica's Zuma charged with racketeering: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
South African prosecutors charged new ANC leader Jacob Zuma with corruption, racketeering and money-laundering Friday barely a week after he was elected leader of the ruling party, his lawyer said.
Rock, Paper, Scissors Lawyer Hits Domestic Hard Spot (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - A lawyer who once was ordered by a judge to play a game of rock, paper, scissors is set to appear in court next month to answer a charge of domestic violence.
Lawyer Seeks to Stay Off Stand (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A powerful Mississippi lawyer charged with trying to bribe a judge is seeking to block State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. from questioning him under oath for one of the hundreds of lawsuits his firm filed against the insurer after Hurricane Katrina.
Prosecutor announces for district attorney post (Austin American-Statesman)
Montford says she wants to replace boss Ronnie Earle. Travis County Assistant District Attorney Mindy Montford announced Friday that she will seek to replace Ronnie Earle in the March Democratic primary.
City Attorney: SD Should Declare Water Shortage Emergency (KGTV San Diego)
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego should declare a water shortage emergency, City Attorney Michael Aguirre said Friday. At a news conference, Aguirre said he will ask City Council President Scott Peters to put such a proposed ordinance on the agenda next month.
Topeka Paper Gets Phone Records Detailing Attorney General's Affair (Editor & Publisher)
TOPEKA A newspaper is reporting that Attorney General Paul Morrison made hundreds of phone calls this year to a woman with whom he was having an affair.
Attorney requests doctor be released on bond (The Lufkin Daily News)
The attorney of a Lufkin doctor being held behind bars for a British manslaughter charge is requesting a federal judge release her on a $100,000 bond, pending an extradition hearing.
Charlotte's U.S. Attorney will continue to target gangs 10:19 PM (WCNC Charlotte)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There are 1,800 gang members in Charlotte, and the U.S. Attorney's Office here says they spent the past year going after as many of them as possible -- and will continue to go after them. We caught up with one family who said they were glad to hear it.
New attorney now practicing in Newport (Cocke County Online)
NEWPORT-After receiving her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tennessee (UT) in May 2007, and recently passing the bar exam and being licensed, a young attorney has begun practicing with her father in Newport.
St. Clair State Attorney, Bob Haida's wife dies (KMOV St. Louis)
(KMOV) - The wife of St. Clair County State's Attorney Bob Haida is dead. Friday morning, Lisa Franke passed away apparently from complications of a surgery she underwent two days ago.
District attorney seeks investigation of incentive package for Lawrence pharmaceutical company (The Kansas City Star)
LAWRENCE | The Douglas County district attorney has asked the Kansas attorney general’s office to investigate new conflict-of-interest complaints over an incentive package for a Lawrence pharmaceutical company.
Judge dismisses assault conviction against Portsmouth attorney (The Virginian-Pilot)
A judge has dismissed an assault conviction against a Portsmouth attorney. Sterling H. Weaver Sr. was convicted of assault on March 13, 2006, in Portsmouth General District Court. Prosecutor Theresa Gryder said Weaver grabbed her by the throat with his right hand after she said she planned to a ...
Lawyer admits to disorderly conduct (The Express-Times)
FLEMINGTON | A politically connected Hunterdon County lawyer who was arrested and charged with lewd behavior appeared in court Thursday and, under the terms of a agreement with prosecutors, pleaded guilty to a single charge of disorderly conduct.
Lawyer Denies Charge Of Domestic Violence (The Tampa Tribune)
A lawyer who once was ordered by a judge to play a game of rock, paper, scissors is set to appear in court next month to answer a charge of domestic violence.
Year in Review: Firing of U.S. attorney in SD contributed to political turmoil (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO ---- The unexpected, forced resignation of U.S. Attorney Carol Lam in San Diego and eight other U.S. attorneys nationwide ignited a political firestorm in 2007 that swept through Washington, D.C., as high-ranking congressional Democrats accused the Bush administration of politicizing justice.
Shreveport attorney sues U.S. government over IRS investigation (The Shreveport Times)
A Shreveport attorney has sued the federal government over an Internal Revenue Service investigation of his business dealings.
E.L. lawyer helped draft state constitution (Lansing State Journal)
East Lansing lawyer Tom Downs, an expert in election law who helped draft Michigan's constitution, has died at 91.
County seeks new deputy attorney (Casper Star-Tribune)
Natrona County is looking for a new deputy county attorney.
Lawyer says couple hit with complaints (Casper Star-Tribune)
DENVER (AP) -- People upset over a man who sued an 8-year-old boy and his father over a ski collision have subjected him and his wife to "an electronic tar and feathering," their lawyer said.
Sex-with-two-teens lawyer seeks bonus (New York Daily News)
A disgraced lawyer who paid a mother to allow him to have sex with her underage daughters is looking for a payday of his own - from the elite law firm where he once worked.
Zimbabwe probes attorney general (AngolaPress)
Zimbabwe, 12/29 - Zimbabwe`s president has sworn in a three-man tribunal to investigate misconduct charges against suspended Attorney General Sobusa Gula-Ndebele.
High Court: disbar lawyer (Portsmouth Herald)
CONCORD (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ordered a lawyer disbarred for withdrawing $49,000 from a former client's trust account more than 10 years ago.