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Ex-attorney rejects plea offer in theft from client (The Observer-Dispatch)
UTICA – A former local attorney rejected a plea offer Monday in Oneida County Court regarding allegations that she stole more than $350,000 from one of her elderly clients.
Convicted child molester from Stamford seeks reinstatement as a lawyer (The News-Times)
BRIDGEPORT -- A former Stamford lawyer who has spent time in prison for molesting children is seeking reinstatement of his law license. Jonathan Rapoport, convicted of molesting three boys in the 1990s, Monday asked a special panel to restore his law license.
Bloggers opine on actions of judge, attorney (Salisbury Post)
Bloggers locally and nationwide weighed in about the Salisbury case in which District Court Judge Kevin Eddinger found attorney Todd Paris in contempt for reading a Maxim men's magazine in the courtroom.
Convicted child molester seeks reinstatement as a lawyer (WTNH-TV New Haven)
Bridgeport (AP, Jan. 29, 2008 8:27 AM ) _ A former Stamford lawyer who has spent time in prison for molesting children is seeking reinstatement of his law license.
Absence of Nigerian judge stalls Pfizer drug case: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Nigerian court in the northern city of Kano Tuesday adjourned a criminal case against US drug giant Pfizer to February 4 due to the absence of the judge, the defence lawyer said.
Convicted child molester seeks reinstatement as a lawyer (Boston Globe)
A former Stamford lawyer who has spent time in prison for molesting children is seeking reinstatement of his law license.
Va. lawyer killed in hit and run while running (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
The Associated Press ROANOKE -- Police are looking for the vehicle that struck and killed a runner in southwest Roanoke County. Police say 49-year-old Thomas Farrell was killed about 5:45 a.m. Monday on a road near an elementary school. Farrell had completed the SunTrust Richmond Marathon in November. Farrell was a lawyer who was a partner at WootenHart PLC in Roanoke, and worked mainly on ...
One-time FLQ lawyer laid to rest in Montreal (CBC)
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Montreal Monday to pay final respects to Quebec lawyer and former FLQ negotiator Robert Lemieux.
Taha's lawyer said she had all necessary papers issued by the Egyptian press centre [File: AFP] (Aljazeera)
Howayda Taha, a documentary producer for Al Jazeera, has been released after being held for 15 hours by Egyptian police. Taha was arrested on Monday for allegedly filming without a proper licence, her lawyer and police said.
Akron lawyer Markovich suspended from practicing law for now (WKYC Cleveland)
COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended Akron lawyer Edward P. Markovich from practicing law, alleging acts of fraud, corrupt activity, and dishonesty involving multiple victims and hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Pregnant Ohio attorney who went missing pleads guilty to making false alarms (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
A pregnant attorney who police said made up a story about being kidnapped and driven from Ohio to Georgia pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of making false alarms.
Investigator: Justice Dept. blocking US attorney probe (Pioneer Press)
WASHINGTON— Complaint includes the investigation into the peformance of Rachel Paulose, the former U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.
Investigator says Justice Dept. is blocking US attorney, Paulose probes (Pioneer Press)
WASHINGTON - The head of a federal inquiry into the firings of eight U.S. attorneys claims the Justice Department has impeded his investigation into the firing and into the performance of Rachel Paulose, the former U.S. attorney for Minnesota.
AIG settles with Attorney General's office (BizJournals)
Insurance carrier American International Group Inc. today settled a bid-rigging investigation with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Attorney will respond to Hecht's opinion (The Topeka Capital-Journal)
Interim city attorney Braxton Copley will provide a preliminary analysis to the city's governing body today of a legal opinion issued by District Attorney Robert Hecht regarding the city's purchase of a police helicopter.
N.L. inquiry into cancer tests needs reviews to fulfil mandate: lawyer (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A lawyer for a Newfoundland judicial inquiry looking into widespread errors with breast cancer testing says it wouldn't be able to fulfil its mandate without full and open access to two health board reviews.
Attorney General joins investigation of Peggy Hettrick murder (Greeley Tribune)
DENVER Gov. Ritter has agreed to have Attorney General John Suthers take over the investigation of a 1987 murder in Fort Collins after Tim Masters' conviction was overturned.
Ex-attorney rejects plea offer in theft case (The Observer-Dispatch)
A former local attorney, Mary Helene Hamlin, 51, of Center Road, Frankfort, rejected a plea offer Monday in Oneida County Court regarding allegations she stole more than $350,000 from one of her elderly clients. 
Snipes "kooky" mail to govt not a crime: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Rather than file tax returns on an estimated $38 million in income, actor Wesley Snipes flooded the U.S. tax agency with correspondence that his lawyer admitted on Tuesday was sometimes "kooky, crazy and loony."
Absence of Nigerian judge stalls Pfizer drug case: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Nigerian court in the northern city of Kano Tuesday adjourned a criminal case against US drug giant Pfizer to February 4 due to the absence of the judge, the defence lawyer said.
Algerian terror suspect arrested in shower: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Algeria-born accused Al-Qaeda sleeper agent Mohamed Harkat was arrested while taking a shower at his home Tuesday, after he was accused of breaking the terms of his parole, his lawyer told AFP.
Lawyer says autopsy in Christian Brando's death a waste of time (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
LOS ANGELES - Christian Brando's former lawyer suggested Tuesday that performing an autopsy on the son of the late actor Marlon Brandon was a waste of time.
Lawyer: Andy Pettitte will back trainer (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A lawyer for Andy Pettitte's former personal trainer said Tuesday he believes the pitcher will tell Congress he discussed human growth hormone with Roger Clemens between the 2001 and 2002 seasons. The lawyer, Earl Ward, said Pettitte talked about HGH with trainer Brian McNamee following a conversation with Clemens, who has denied that he used HGH or steroids. McNamee worked with both Clemens and ...
U.S. attorney general says CIA interrogations legal (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The CIA's current techniques for interrogation of terrorism suspects are lawful and do not include the widely condemned simulated drowning method known as waterboarding, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey told Congress on Tuesday.
Gilbert lawyer cries foul on NAC exec director (CBS Sportsline)
A lawyer for Joey Gilbert, fighting allegations the suspended boxer took banned drugs, is accusing the head of the Nevada Athletic Commission of witness tampering and defaming the Reno middleweight with false statements.
Attorney general says CIA interrogations legal (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The CIA's current techniques for interrogating terrorism suspects are legal and do not include a widely condemned method known as waterboarding, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey told Congress on Tuesday.
Pakistan's Attorney General backs banned players (Reuters via Yahoo!7 Sports)
FAISALABAD, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Pakistan's attorney general has described as unjustified the ban imposed on six cricketers by the national cricket board for joining the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL).
Attorney general refuses to say whether waterboarding is torture or legal (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Tuesday he will refuse to publicly say whether the interrogation tactic known as waterboarding is illegal, digging in against critics who want the Bush administration to define it as torture.
Attorney general won't say whether waterboarding is torture (CNN.com)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Tuesday ruled out declaring openly whether he believes the interrogation technique known as waterboarding constitutes torture.
Lawyer: Andy Pettitte will back trainer (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Andy Pettitte's former personal trainer said Tuesday he believes the pitcher will tell Congress he discussed human growth hormone with Roger Clemens between the 2001 and 2002 seasons.
Lawyer: Pettitte May Testify Against Clemens (KMGH 7 Denver)
A lawyer for trainer Brian McNamee said he believes Pettitte will tell Congress he discussed human growth hormone with Clemens between the 2001 and 2002 seasons.
Attorney Gary seeks jail statement from alleged rape victim (The Palm Beach Post)
The civil court battle between Stuart attorney Willie Gary and the woman who accused him of rape last summer took yet another contentious turn Tuesday as Gary's attorneys filed a request asking a judge to force his accuser to give a deposition while in jail.
McNamee's lawyer: Pettitte won't back down (Connecticut Post)
WASHINGTON — A lawyer for Andy Pettitte's former personal trainer said Tuesday he believes the pitcher will tell Congress he discussed human growth hormone with Roger Clemens
McNamee lawyer confident Pettitte will vindicate former trainer (Newsday)
Andy Pettitte will meet with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Monday, and a lawyer for Brian McNamee is optimistic that Pettitte will back up his former personal trainer's testimony that Roger Clemens used illegal, performance-enhancing drugs.
US Attorney General says CIA not currently authorized to use waterboarding (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Tuesday that waterboarding is not currently authorized for CIA interrogations, but said he would not answer questions from Congress on the technique's legality in general.
Youmans defendant 'fall guy,' attorney says (The Florida Times-Union)
Derrick Glover's attorney said he was the "fall guy."
US attorney general says CIA not currently authorized to use waterboarding (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Tuesday that waterboarding is not currently authorized for CIA interrogations, but said he would not answer questions from Congress on the technique's legality in general.
LAWYER REPORTS (New York Post)
DAPPER defense lawyer Joe Tacopina has switched gears to work as a journalist for ABC News' "20/20," where his first story - about a sensational sex killing in Perugia, Italy - will air Friday. "It really is a fascinating whodunit," said Tacopina...
Lawyer: Pettitte to talk (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer for Andy Pettitte's former personal trainer said Tuesday he believes the pitcher will tell Congress he discussed human growth hormone with Roger Clemens between the 2001 and 2002 seasons. The lawyer, Earl Ward, said Pettitte talked about HGH with...
Lawyer: Andy Pettitte will back trainer (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Andy Pettitte's former personal trainer said Tuesday he believes the pitcher will tell Congress he discussed human growth hormone with Roger Clemens between the 2001 and 2002 seasons.
Attorney general won't rule on waterboarding (The Plain Dealer)
Washington - Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Tuesday he will refuse to publicly say whether the interrogation tactic known as waterboarding is illegal, digging in against critics who want the Bush administration to define it as torture.
Attorney pleads guilty in 'kidnapping' (The Plain Dealer)
Toledo - A pregnant attorney who police said made up a story about being kidnapped and driven from Ohio to Georgia pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of making false alarms.
Ohio attorney general wants poor to pay same for medical care as insurance companies (The Plain Dealer)
Ohio's attorney general wants to ensure that the state's poor and uninsured pay the same prices for medical care as insurance companies.
Lawyer: Andy Pettitte Will Back Trainer (Northwest Indiana Times)
By RONALD BLUM and HOWARD FENDRICH | Wednesday, January 30, 2008 | No comments posted. WASHINGTON - A lawyer for Andy Pettitte's former personal trainer said Tuesday he believes the pitcher will tell Congress he discussed human growth hormone with Roger Clemens between the 2001 and 2002 seasons.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey refuses to say whether waterboarding is torture or legal (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey still won't say whether waterboarding is torture, a stance that is upsetting Senate Democrats who had threatened to derail his confirmation over the issue.
Lawyer: Pettitte To Talk Drug Use (CBS News)
A lawyer for Andy Pettitte's former personal trainer said he believes the pitcher will tell Congress he discussed human growth hormone with Roger Clemens between the 2001 and 2002 seasons.
Lawyer reports (PageSix.com)
DAPPER defense lawyer Joe Tacopina has switched gears to work as a journalist for ABC News' "20/20," where his first story - about a sensational sex killing in Perugia, Italy - will air Friday. "It really is a fascinating whodunit," said Tacopina about last fall's slaying of British student Meredith Kercher during a drug-fueled orgy. Kercher's roommate, Amanda Knox, is being held as a suspect, ...
Democrats vying for Cook County state's attorney trade barbs in debate (Chicago Tribune)
State's attorney race intensifies Prosecutorial misconduct and a string of wrongful conviction scandals have put Cook County's justice system "on life support," Chicago Ald. Tom Allen (38th), a Democratic candidate for state's attorney, argued during a debate Tuesday.
U.S. attorney general won't rule out waterboarding (International Herald Tribune)
In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Michael Mukasey suggested that the harsh interrogation technique could be used against terrorism suspects once again if requested by the White House.
Bucks lawyer charged in girlfriend’s death (Philly.com)
A Bucks County lawyer accused of recklessly causing his girlfriend to fall to her death last year from his moving pickup truck is expected in court this morning for a preliminary hearing.