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Purchase lawyer accused of stealing $265,000 in real estate deal (The Journal News)
A 69-year-old White Plains lawyer was accused yesterday of stealing more than $265,000 from a client.
Zuma's lawyer happy with Mauritius meeting (SABC News)
Zuma's lawyer, Michael Hulley, says he is satisfied with the outcome of Zuma’s meetings held in Mauritius yesterday. Hulley says the larger part of yesterday was spent in legal consultation and finalizing the actual processes that they we concerned with.
Lawyer's online pursuit of 'girl' leads to prison (The Oregonian)
A former Seattle labor lawyer and lobbyist was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for trying to woo who he thought was a 14-year-old girl into having sex in a Portland hotel.
Lawyer wants case dropped (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - A lawyer for Andy O. Reveron argued yesterday to Hampden Superior Court Judge Cornelius J. Moriarty II that there is not enough evidence to let a grand jury's murder indictment of his client stand.
Former U.S. attorney hired by Port of Seattle leaders to direct internal review (Tacoma News Tribune)
Port of Seattle commissioners have decided to hire former U.S. Attorney Mike McKay to lead an internal investigation.
Iowa City lawyer to represent Sueppel (The Iowa City Press-Citizen)
An Iowa City lawyer will represent a former Hills Bank & Trust vice president and controller accused of embezzling and laundering more than $500,000 during a seven-year period.
Mitchell County attorney meets with parents (Salina Journal)
BELOIT -- Parents of a number of young people involved in damaging a rural Mitchell County home in late January met Wednesday night with Mitchell County Attorney Jess Hoeme, who outlined "ways to resolve" the matter and gave the parents some time to consider their options.
Attorney kills himself (Mid-Hudson News)
Town of Newburgh – An attorney took his own life in his Town of Newburgh office Monday evening, Town Police confirmed to MidHudsonNews.com on Wednesday.
Parsippany Planning Board attorney received illegal perks from builder (Daily Record)
Parsippany's planning board attorney pleaded guilty in federal court in Trenton on Wednesday to aiding a local builder in exchange for discounted real estate buys and other benefits for himself and family members.
INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS column: Attorney general subpoenas Wellpoint subsidiary (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
A subsidiary of Indianapolis-based Wellpoint Inc. is among the health insurance companies being subpoenaed by the New York Attorney General's Office. Empire BlueCross BlueShield is part of a probe into allegations that health insurers defrauded customers by manipulating reimbursement rates.
N.Y. Attorney General Accuses Insurers of Fraud (NPR)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is suing United Health, one the nation's largest health insurers, and demanding information from more than a dozen others. He's accusing the industry of manipulating data so it can charge patients an unfairly high portion of the bill for out-of-network doctors.
N.Y. Attorney General Accuses Insurers of Fraud (NPR)
Morning Edition , February 14, 2008 · New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is suing United Health, one the nation's largest health insurers, and demanding information from more than a dozen others.
Attorney General 'Appalled' By Disabled Inmate Video (The Tampa Tribune)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is asking his Office of Civil Rights to immediately review a video of a man being dumped from his wheelchair by a jail deputy.
Attorney General calls for review of wheelchair case (St. Petersburg Times)
Attorney General Bill McCollum today released the following statement regarding the case of the Hillsborough detention deputy who tossed a quadriplegic from his wheelchair: "I have viewed the video of Mr. Sterner's treatment, and I am appalled by the situation...
Judge forces attorney to represent death-row inmate (Deseret Morning News)
A judge in West Jordan's 3rd District Court is forcing an attorney to represent death-row inmate Ralph Leroy Menzies.
Miami city attorney resigns, accepts plea deal (Miami Herald)
Miami City Attorney Jorge Fernandez -- under criminal investigation for apparent misuse of his $10,000-a-year expense account -- submitted his resignation to city leaders Thursday, while accepting a plea deal with prosecutors that would place him on probation for one year.
McNamee's lawyer predicts Clemens pardon (Fox Sports)
One of Brian McNamee's lawyers predicts Roger Clemens will be pardoned by President Bush, saying some Republicans treated his client harshly because of the pitcher's friendship with the Bush family. Lawyer Richard Emery tells The Associated Press on Thursday that it would be easy for the star pitcher to get a pardon. Emery said the Bush administration could view the star pitcher is an American ...
Are B.C.'s criminals getting short sentences, asks attorney general (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
B.C. Attorney General Wally Oppal says he is launching a review of sentencing practices in the province in order to restore eroding public confidence in the justice system.
Pharmac lawyer set to tackle Herceptin Heroines' bid for funding (The New Zealand Herald)
A lawyer for the Government's drug-buying agency, Pharmac, is expected to today confront a bid by the "Herceptin Heroines" to have the High Court overturn a decision not to fund their own cancer drug costs .
Rock Musical Attorney for the Damned Will Play the Kraine (Playbill)
The memoir of lawyer Denis Woychuk has been adapted into a dark new rock musical, Attorney for the Damned, which is set to begin performances at Off-Broadway's Kraine Theater March 13.
Attorney wants Phoenix murder suspect back in jail (ABC 15 Phoenix)
The Maricopa County Attorney wants the suspect in a North Phoenix road rage murder back in jail. John Chester Stuart was freed on a $46,000 bond Wednesday.
Lawyer: SocGen Is Not a "Victim" (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer for shareholders of French bank Societe Generale asked judges Thursday to question a senior supervisor of a trader the bank blames for major losses and to revoke the company's status as "victim" in the probe.
McNamee's lawyer: Bush would pardon Clemens (USA Today)
Roger Clemens can expect a pardon from President Bush if the seven-time Cy Young Award winner is ever pursued for lying to federal officials, a lawyer involved in Wednesday's hearing told USA TODAY.
McNamee's lawyer predicts Clemens pardon (Lexington Herald-Leader)
One of Brian McNamee's lawyers predicted that if Roger Clemens is convicted in connection with the baseball steroids scandal, he'd be pardoned by President Bush. Lawyer Richard Emery also said some Republicans treated his client harshly because of the pitcher's friendship with the Bush family. Emery made the claims Thursday, a day after a congressional hearing broke down along party lines. Many ...
McNamee's lawyer predicts Clemens pardon (AP via Yahoo! News)
One of Brian McNamee's lawyers predicted that if Roger Clemens is convicted in connection with the baseball steroids scandal, he'd be pardoned by President Bush. Lawyer Richard Emery also said some Republicans treated his client harshly because of the pitcher's friendship with the Bush family.
Miami city attorney resigns (BizJournals)
Miami City Attorney Jorge Fernandez, who is under investigation for abuse of his expense account, has resigned.
Lawyer: Bush could pardon Clemens (MLB.com)
Lawyer: Bush could pardon Clemens
Brian McNamee's lawyer predicts presidential pardon for Roger Clemens (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
One of Brian McNamee's lawyers predicted that if Roger Clemens is convicted in connection with the baseball steroids scandal, he'd be pardoned by President Bush. Lawyer Richard Emery also said some Republicans treated his client harshly because of the pitcher's friendship with the Bush family.
Top Ohio lawyer asks court to allow smoking in private clubs (The Toledo Blade)
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s top lawyer is asking the state’s highest court to reconsider an effective ban on smoking in private clubs.
Lawyer: Overcharged gas customers deserve credits (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A lawyer miffed to find out her variable rate plan with Georgia Natural Gas did not have the lowest per-therm rate received a $173 credit after complaining to the company — and said others should get similar treatment. [ Submit your comments below. ] Mary Irene Dickerson told the Public Service Commission on Thursday that GNG should issue credits to all its "legacy" variable-rate customers ...
Lawyer: Britney Being Held in "Private Prison" (PageSix.com)
In a new motion dropped off at the courthouse today, New York lawyer Jon Eardley claims that Britney Spears is being "subjected by her parents to their complete and total control." He goes on to allege in the documents that while Brit's "prescribed medications are designed for out-patient use...she is being confined by the conservator to the private prison of her own home." Eardley asks ...
U.S. attorney: Bonds tested positive for steroids in 2001 (Detroit Free Press)
A government attorney says that baseball's home run king Barry Bonds tested positive for steroids in November 2001, just a month after he hit his record 73rd home run of the season, according to a report from Reuters.
Miami's attorney resigns in plea deal (Miami Herald)
Miami City Attorney Jorge Fernandez -- under criminal investigation for personal use of his $10,000-a-year expense account -- submitted his resignation Thursday as part of a plea deal with prosecutors that would place him on probation for one year.
McNamee lawyer cries partisanship, claims Bush would pardon Clemens (USA Today)
Roger Clemens could receive a pardon from President Bush if the seven-time Cy Young Award winner is ever pursued for lying to federal officials, a lawyer for Clemens' accuser said Thursday. In the latest accusation of partisanship after Wednesday's congressional hearing pitting Clemens against the trainer who says he injected him with performance-enhancing drugs, Richard Emery says President ...
Superior Court Judge Running For SD City Attorney (Channel 8 San Diego)
Superior Court Judge Jan Goldsmith is challenging Mike Aguirre for the city attorney's office.
Miami City Attorney Resigns, Cuts Plea Deal (CBS4 Miami)
Under criminal investigation for suspected misuse of his expense account, Miami City Attorney Jorge Fernandez handed in his letter of resignation Thursday afternoon and pleaded guilty to two counts of making false official statements.
Lawyer seeks price for autopsy while client still alive (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Cyril H. Wecht's private autopsy services were so coveted that one lawyer called with a request for prices before his client died.
Attorney faces contempt of court charge (Knoxville News Sentinel)
A prominent Knoxville criminal defense attorney found himself in legal hot water Thursday, facing allegations that he lied to a federal magistrate judge.
Clinton city attorney resigns (Quad-City Times)
CLINTON, Iowa — Clinton City Attorney Matt Brisch has resigned to accept a job as a partner at Howes & Jefferies Realtors in Clinton, city officials announced Thursday.
Pakistan: Attorney General Aware of 'Massive' Election-Rigging Plans (AlertNet)
Source: Human Rights Watch (New York, February 15, 2008) – In an audio recording obtained by Human Rights Watch, Pakistan's Attorney General Malik Qayyum stated that upcoming parliamentary elections will be
Lawyer charged in $2m fraud case (Boston Globe)
Raymond A. Desautels III, an Oxford lawyer whose website touts him as "a lawyer you can trust," was charged by federal authorities yesterday with wire fraud for allegedly misappropriating nearly $2 million of a client's money, much of which federal agents seized last week.
Clinton city attorney resigns (Quad-City Times)
CLINTON, Iowa — Clinton City Attorney Matt Brisch has resigned to accept a job as a partner at Howes & Jefferies Realtors in Clinton, city officials announced Thursday.
Miami city attorney resigns in plea bargain (Miami Herald)
Miami City Attorney Jorge Fernandez -- under criminal investigation for personal use of his $10,000-a-year expense account -- submitted his resignation Thursday as part of a plea deal with prosecutors that would place him on probation for one year.
Pakistan Attorney-General Denies Making 'Rigging' Comment-AFP (Nasdaq)
ISLAMABAD (AFP)--Pakistan's attorney-general Friday rejected a statement by a U.S.-based rights group that said it had obtained a recording of him predicting next week's elections will be "massively rigged."
Pak polls will be heavily rigged: Attorney General (Hindustan Times)
In a tape released recently by Human Rights watch Pakistan Attorney General says polls in Pakistan will be heavily rigged, TV reports. The Human Rights watch says their source is impeccable and reliable and that delay in releasing the tape was due to stringent cross-checking.
South Florida: Attorney general sues over worker treatment (Sun-Sentinel)
A group of Filipino workers arrived in Florida last fall, having paid thousands for the opportunity to work here, but instead were forced to live in a crowded home and had their passports confiscated, the Attorney General's Office said Thursday.
Pakistan attorney-general denies making 'rigging' comment (Hindustan Times)
According to TV reports Pakistan Attorney General has said in a tape that polls in Pak will be heavily rigged.
Pakistan attorney-general denies 'rigging' comment (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Pakistan's attorney-general Friday rejected a statement by a US-based rights group that said it had obtained a recording of him predicting next week's elections will be "massively rigged."
Lawyer: Baby Left In Hospital Trash Can Brain Dead (KPRC Local 2 Houston)
HOUSTON -- A newborn who police say was delivered in the bathroom of a hospital emergency room and concealed in a trash can is brain dead, the mother's lawyer said.
Attorney: FCC Order Does Not Change OpenBand Contract (Leesburg Today)
The order released by the Federal Communications Commission last fall will not put and end to the contract between developer Van Metre and OpenBand in the Southern Walk community, according to an attorney hired by the homeowner's association board of directors.