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Gary attorney sentenced to over 4 years in prison in fraud scheme (The Herald Bulletin)
HAMMOND — Gary attorney Willie Harris has been sentenced to 55 months in prison for his role in a real estate fraud scheme.
Wis. Supreme Court Suspends Lawyer For Fraudulent Bills (WISC-TV Madison)
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer for 60 days for submitting false bills to the state.
Westminster paralegal charged with posing as attorney (Orange County Register)
SANTA ANA Prosecutors have charged a 47-year-old Westminster man, who was a paralegal, with falsely representing himself as an attorney to clients. The Orange County District Attorney's office is seeking the public's help in identifying anyone who may have been a client of John Gerard Hedderman.
City Attorney Makes Wildfire Protection Recommendations (KGTV San Diego)
Homeowners whose properties are located in parts of San Diego designated by the state as severe fire hazard zones should be forced to make home improvements to protect against wildfire, City Attorney Michael Aguirre said Wednesday.
Report: CIA lawyer says tapes were destroyed without approval (USA Today)
A former CIA official apparently disobeyed instructions to not destroy interrogation tapes showing harsh treatment of two Al-Qaeda suspects, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee said today after closed-door testimony from the agency's top lawyer. Jose Rodriguez, the...
Lawyer fears for missing Marine officer's life (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A lawyer said Thursday that she fears for the life of a Marine officer who was reported arrested for his alleged involvement in a coup plot against President Arroyo.
Lawyer wants details on Lingam's ties with ex-CJ (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: The lawyer representing Datuk V.K. Lingam's brother raised the issue of close association between Lingam and former chief justice Tun Eusoff Chin, which according to him, was very important to ascertain the truth about the contents of the controversial Lingam video clip.
State Body Orders Lawyer to Talk in Spitzer Inquiry (New York Times)
Pressing forward in its investigation of Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s administration, the state’s Commission on Public Integrity has subpoenaed a lawyer who represented the governor’s former communications director.
Simpson lawyer: Bond posted (Fox 12 Idaho)
Associated Press - January 16, 2008 10:23 PM ET LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson is getting out of jail. His lawyer has sent an e-mail to The Associated Press saying Simpson has posted...
Sources: Chief attorney to lead Tankleff probe (Newsday)
A top-tier attorney with experience both as a prosecutor and as a defense lawyer will lead a team of highly experienced attorneys and investigators for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's probe into the Tankleff murders, sources familiar with the investigation said.
Simpson lawyer: Bond posted (ABC 15 Phoenix)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson is getting out of jail. His lawyer has sent an e-mail to The Associated Press saying Simpson has posted bond and could be released within hours. Yale Galenter had said earlier that Simpson would post the deed to his home.
KC lawyer acquitted of lying about purported loans to disgraced municipal judge (The Kansas City Star)
Federal jurors Wednesday acquitted a Kansas City lawyer of perjury and lying to a federal investigator about purported loans to a disgraced municipal court judge.
Firm Can't Keep Referral Fees Owed to Lawyer Who Has Been Disbarred (Law.com)
It's risky business to take the referral of stacks of files from a personal injury lawyer about to be shut down by ethics police. Some of the cases may be gems. But costly reinstatement motions often are required when cases are in tatters and many claims may be total duds. Now comes worse news. A New Jersey appeals court said Tuesday in a case of first impression that the new firm's extra work ...
Attorney: Client mentally unfit for trial (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
A man charged with attempted homicide stemming from last year's shootout south of Bozeman is unfit to stand trial because he's incapable of testifying in his defense and prone to courtroom outbursts, his attorney argued Wednesday in District Court.
San Diego City Attorney advises improvements in homes in fire hazard zones (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- Homeowners whose properties are located in parts of San Diego designated by the state as severe fire hazard zones should be forced to make home improvements to protect against wildfire, City Attorney Michael Aguirre said today.
Wormleysburg attorney seeks Nailor's seat (The Patriot-News)
Margie Stuski, an attorney from Wormleysburg, is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for a state House seat representing parts of the West Shore.
County attorney crime pamphlet costly (East Valley Tribune)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas' office paid more than $188,000 in taxpayer money to print 600,000 crime prevention handbooks featuring his name and picture.
2nd Contempt Charge Spurs Bar To Pull Lawyer's License (The Tampa Tribune)
A lawyer twice jailed after raising the ire of local judges has had her license to practice suspended by the Florida Supreme Court.
Attorney secures at-large bid for judge (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
Conway attorney Larry Hyman clinched enough votes Wednesday to ensure his election to an at-large circuit court judgeship.
Cook County state's attorney hopefuls fire away (Daily Herald)
With less than three weeks until the primary, the six Democratic Cook County State's Attorney candidates struggled mightily to distinguish themselves from one another Wednesday, with an endorsement interview at the Daily Herald in the morning and a television debate at ABC7 in the evening.
Attorney for worker's family says BP equipment to be tested (Houston Chronicle)
The attorney for the family of a man fatally injured this week at BP's Texas City refinery said Wednesday he will have a metallurgist test equipment to determine if its age and condition were factors in the accident.
GOP district attorney candidates discuss life after Rosenthal (Houston Chronicle)
With Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal sure to be out of the job in 11 months or less, Republican candidates for the office pledged Wednesday to reform his agency well beyond the parts affected by the current e-mail scandal. Their recipes for change showed the differences in their viewpoints and backgrounds.
Lawyer Grissom known for honesty, integrity (Rocky Mountain News)
Lawyer Grissom known for honesty, integrity
Report: Maienschein To Run For City Attorney (KGTV TheSanDiegoChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
San Diego City Councilman, Brian Maienschein, is reportedly planning to run for City Attorney.
Defense attorney for three parade protesters compares Columbus to Hitler (Rocky Mountain News)
Defense attorney for three parade protesters compares Columbus to Hitler
Firm Can't Keep Referral Fees Owed to Lawyer Who Has Been Disbarred (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
It's risky business to take the referral of stacks of files from a personal injury lawyer about to be shut down by ethics police. Some of the cases may be gems. But costly reinstatement motions often are required when cases are in tatters and many claims may be total duds.
Attorney seeks court record fix (The Salt Lake Tribune)
The Utah County Attorney's Office filed a motion Wednesday asking that records of this week's preliminary hearing in the Kiplyn Davis murder case be changed because it believes a defense attorney wrongly accused a witness of perjuring himself.
Ex-lawyer: Mack said Constitution gave him the right to shoot judge (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Darren Mack's former lawyer David Chesnoff testified Wednesday that Mack suffered from "a form of insanity" and believed that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave him the right to shoot a judge.
Former Menasha attorney honored (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
MADISON A resolution that paid tribute to the public and military service of former Menasha city attorney Richard Steffens, who died Jan. 2, was approved Wednesday by state lawmakers.
Wesley Snipes' lawyer in Ocala courtroom: Anti-tax schemers exploited actor (Orlando Sentinel)
Wesley Snipes' lawyer described the star as "the boy who made good" and a victim of anti-tax schemers during opening remarks Wednesday in the actor's tax-evasion trial.
Vote set for November on how to pick city attorney (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Chula Vista voters will decide in November whether the city attorney should become an elected position instead of an appointed one. A state agency that sets policy for California courts will be asked to appoint an outside judge to determine if El Cajon Superior Court Judge Allan J. Preckel should be removed because of alleged bias.
Alexanyan's lawyer threatens to sue for disclosure of her client's AIDScondition (Interfax)
MOSCOW. Jan 17 (Interfax) - A lawyer for Yukos Executive Vice President Vasily Alexanyan said that information about her client being HIV-positive was intentionally leaked by the prosecutor, and she is not ruling out legal action.
Wesley Snipes' lawyer in Ocala courtroom: Anti-tax schemers exploited actor (Orlando Sentinel)
Wesley Snipes' lawyer described the star as "the boy who made good" and a victim of anti-tax schemers during opening remarks Wednesday in the actor's tax-evasion trial.
State attorney clears deputies who shot bank robbers (The Palm Beach Post)
Deputies were justified in shooting the Beasley brothers as they fled a bank robbery carrying cash and high-powered assault rifles, the state attorney's office said Thursday.
Attorney in murder case asks evidence be sealed (Louisville Courier-Journal)
The defense attorney says making the evidence public could result in pre-trial publicity that affects potential jurors.
Update: Remy Ma's Lawyer Pulls Another No Show, Judge Clearly Annoyed (SOHH)
Bronx rapper Remy Ma's assault case hearing was postponed for a second time this morning (Jan. 17) because her lawyer, Ivan Fisher, is still ill. Visit SOHH.com for the complete story.
Councilman To Run For City Attorney (NBC 7/39 San Diego)
San Diego City Councilman Brian Maienschein will run for City Attorney, NBC 7/39 reported. Special Section: Politically Speaking With Gene Cubbison
Georgia's Attorney General urges Brenau students to pursue MLK's 'dream' (AccessNorthGA)
GAINESVILLE - Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker encouraged Brenau students to follow Martin Luther King’s example at the Gainesville university’s winter convocation honoring the slain civil rights leader Thursday.
Lawyer: Goss never objected on CIA tapes (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By MATT APUZZO Former CIA Director Porter Goss never criticized plans to destroy interrogation videotapes, a lawyer said Thursday as the investigation began shaping up as a matter of competing storylines. Jose Rodriguez, the CIA official who gave the order to destroy the tapes, is at the center of Justice Department and congressional investigations into who approved the plan and whether it was ...
Brown McCarroll lawyer starts environmental law firm (BizJournals)
Kinnan Golemon, a lawyer with Austin-based Brown McCarroll LLP, has started a new firm in Austin.
Court suspends licenses of attorney Minor, others (The Clarion-Ledger)
The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday suspended the law licenses of Gulf Coast attorney Paul S. Minor and two former judges convicted last year in a federal judicial bribery case.
Lawyer: Jailed oil exec denied treatment (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a former Yukos Oil Co. executive who lies gravely ill with AIDS in a prison hospital pleaded with Russian authorities Thursday to move her client to a clinic for treatment.
Lawyer's crimes pose dilemma for victims (St. Petersburg Times)
NEW PORT RICHEY - David Olson, a former lawyer accused of stealing almost $200,000 from clients, faced a difficult choice today: Defend himself at trial or plead no contest and leave his fate to a judge. He chose not to...
Chandler hires new city attorney away from Tempe (The Arizona Republic)
Chandler has a new city attorney: Mary Wade, a former assistant city attorney for Tempe.
Attorney General probes drugmaker (The Star-Ledger)
The New Jersey Attorney General announced today an investigation into the marketing practices of Amgen, the big biopharmaceutical company.
Attorney: Photo lineup not linked to former officer (Greensboro News & Record)
An attorney for former police officer Scott Sanders lashed out at City Hall on Thursday, saying officials are "maliciously and falsely" giving the impression Sanders engaged in racial profiling. (Credit: "By Margaret Moffett Banks Staff Writer ")
Lawyer: Goss never objected on CIA tapes (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former CIA Director Porter Goss never criticized plans to destroy interrogation videotapes, a lawyer said Thursday as the investigation began shaping up as a matter of competing storylines.
Man, 19, Indicted In Beating Of Shaker Heights Lawyer (Cleveland - NewsNet5 via Yahoo! News)
The seven teens accused of beating a Shaker Heights lawyer on New Year's Eve will soon face a judge.
Attorney General warns of telemarketing scam (Lincoln Journal Star)
Attorney General Jon Bruning is warning Nebraskans about a telemarketing scam that has been used to target older adults in Lincoln and Omaha. A concerned citizen initially alerted the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division.
Utah Attorney General opens probe into Gunnison Top Stop leak (Deseret Morning News)
The Utah Attorney General's Office has opened an investigation into reports that Top Stop Convenience Stores may have known about a leaking underground fuel tank long before a 20,000-gallon gas leak last summer in Gunnison.