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Government sting at heart of lawyer's indictment (Miami Herald)
The roots of a controversial indictment brought this month against prominent Miami lawyer Ben Kuehne were planted six years ago, when a money broker allegedly transferred $1.8 million in drug cash from federal undercover operations to the legal defense fund of a Colombian kingpin.
Brazill Reconsiders Firing Attorney In Quest For Retrial (Central Florida News 13)
A South Florida man trying to overturn his conviction for killing his teacher said he no longer wants to fire his court-appointed attorney after the lawyer explained why he does not have more time to devote to the case.
Lawyer charged in fraud case (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
OXFORD - An Oxford lawyer who was named in a civil lawsuit two weeks ago in connection with the alleged embezzlement of nearly $2 million from a client from Ireland, has been formally charged with wire fraud for allegedly misappropriating the money.
Pak Attorney General rules out rigging of Feb.18 polls (New Kerala)
Islamabad, Feb.16 : Pakistan's Attorney General, Malik Qayyum, has rejected allegations that he said there would be massive rigging in Monday's election.
Roswell attorney seeking district attorney position (Carlsbad Current-Argus)
CARLSBAD — A Roswell attorney with years of experience as a prosecutor has announced she will be a candidate for district attorney in the June Republican primary election.
Attorney rebuilds drug-torn life (Middletown Journal)
For an attorney, being stripped of a license to practice law for six months can seem like the end.
Walsh Lawyer: Protect My Client (Northwest Indiana Times)
By DAVE GOLDBERG | Monday, February 18, 2008 | No comments posted. NEW YORK - The lawyer for former New England Patriots employee Matt Walsh said his client is willing to turn over videotapes he made for the team if the NFL guarantees Walsh protection from lawsuits or other legal action.
District attorney (El Paso Times)
Democrat: Jaime Esparza (I)Age: 50.Experience: Elected district attorney in 1992. Is a former assistant county attorney, public defender and assistant district attorney in El Paso County.
Motion against Attorney General in Senate (Pakistan News Tribune)
ISLAMABAD: The combined opposition filed an adjournment motion with the Senate on Saturday to discuss on the floor of the House a reported conversation of Attorney General Malik Qayyum with a journalist about massive rigging in the general elections.
Attorney general's office investigating Watertown Housing Authority (Republican-American)
WATERTOWN -- The state attorney general's office is investigating allegations from two local companies that the Watertown Housing Authority's executive director improperly replaced them midway through an apartment renovation project in favor of a more expensive contractor.
Man accused of attacking teen jogger in Litchfield wants new attorney, venue (Republican-American)
LITCHFIELD -- A man accused of attacking a teenage jogger last summer said Wednesday he is looking for a new attorney, then hinted he may ask to move his trial out of town.
Walsh Lawyer: Protect My Client (Northwest Indiana Times)
By DAVE GOLDBERG | Sunday, February 17, 2008 | No comments posted. NEW YORK - The lawyer for former New England Patriots employee Matt Walsh said his client is willing to turn over videotapes he made for the team if the NFL guarantees Walsh protection from lawsuits or other legal action.
Man pleads guilty in row with attorney (Observer-Reporter)
A Burgettstown man pleaded guilty Friday to a summary charge of disorderly conduct in connection with a confrontation with a local attorney at the Washington County Courthouse in July.
Va. attorney general rallies GOP troops in Prince George (The Petersburg Progress-Index)
PRINCE GEORGE — It’s a fine time to be a Virginian, especially a Virginia Republican, Attorney General Bob McDonnell said Saturday.
Attorney disputes unpaid rent for Rialto office (The Herald News)
JOLIET -- Former Grundy County State's Attorney Dave Neal is in a legal fight with his ex-landlord at the Rialto Square office building over more than $16,000 in disputed rent.
Man who killed teacher rethinks firing attorney (The Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
A 21-year-old man trying to overturn his conviction for killing his middle school English teacher has withdrawn a motion to fire his court-appointed attorney.
PPP shocked over Pak Attorney General poll rigging disclosure (New Kerala)
Karachi, Feb.17 : The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has expressed shock over aHuman Rights Watch report that claims that Pakistan's Attorney-General Malik Abdul Qayyum was aware of a plan for poll rigging.
British lawyer deported from Fiji (BBC News)
The military government in Fiji has deported a lawyer from the International Bar Association.
British lawyer deported from Fiji (BBC News)
The military government in Fiji has deported a lawyer from the International Bar Association.
Local attorney to help draft Naugatuck's Rennaisance Place zone (Republican-American)
NAUGATUCK -- A local attorney and staunch supporter of Renaissance Place leading up to last year's referendum on the project will oversee the creation of a special zone to make the plan a reality.
Lawyer defends payment of reward (Otago Daily Times)
AUCKLAND: The lawyer who brokered a deal that led to the return of valuable war medals stolen from Waiouru Army Museum has defended the payment of reward money to get them back.
Attorney general's office investigating Watertown Housing Authority (Republican-American)
WATERTOWN -- The state attorney general's office is investigating allegations from two local companies that the Watertown Housing Authority's executive director improperly replaced them midway through an apartment renovation project in favor of a more expensive contractor.
Man accused of attacking teen jogger in Litchfield wants new attorney, venue (Republican-American)
LITCHFIELD -- A man accused of attacking a teenage jogger last summer said Wednesday he is looking for a new attorney, then hinted he may ask to move his trial out of town.
Monroe attorney tapped for WCBOE post (The Walton Tribune I Monroe)
WALTON COUNTY — Following the resignation of Bill Inabinet from his District 2 post, the Walton County Board of Education appointed local attorney Jeremy Kilburn to the position.
Defense Attorney Wants IC Murder Scene Preserved (KWWL Iowa)
An attorney for a man accused of beating a 75-year-old man to death has asked a judge to order investigators to preserve the crime scene so that the defense can investigate it. Curtis Fry is accused of killing Jerome August "Patrick" McEwen.
Bizarre Turn at Hearing for Suspect in Stabbing (New York Times)
A man charged in the killing of an Upper East Side therapist interrupted his arraignment with demands for food and complaints about his lawyer.
Walsh lawyer: protect my client (ABC 7 El Paso)
The lawyer for former New England Patriots employee Matt Walsh said his client is willing to turn over videotapes he made for the team if the NFL guarantees Walsh protection from lawsuits or other legal action.
Experts question moves of Britney Spears' lawyer (USA Today)
An attorney who claims to represent Britney Spears has filed papers to move her conservatorship case from the Los Angeles County Superior Court to federal court, but legal experts question whether his legal strategy is viable and whether he can represent the troubled pop star at all.
William D. Marler, Food Safety Attorney, Calls for CDC Long-term Study of Nation's School Children and Congressional ... (Centre Daily Times)
The largest recall of beef in U.S. history -- over 143 million pounds -- and the solid evidence that USDA has failed to enforce its own ban against downer cattle being used in the nation's school lunch program, demand immediate action by Congress says food safety attorney William D. Marler.
Attorney rebuilds drug-torn life (The Oxford Press)
HAMILTON — For an attorney, being stripped of a license to practice law for six months can seem like the end. possible. Drug addiction took over the attorney's entire life, eventually leading to apparent miscalculation in billing that resulted an a six-month suspension from practicing law.
Attorney rebuilds drug-torn life (The Hamilton Journal News)
HAMILTON — For an attorney, being stripped of a license to practice law for six months can seem like the end.
Convicted attorney made 'mistake in judgment' (Middletown Journal)
Hamilton attorney Greg Howard, vice president of the Butler County Bar Association and who represents the most recent attorney to be convicted of a crime, said 10 years ago his client's would have been handled internally or as a civil case.
Conspiracy, fraud trial of personal injury lawyer begins Tuesday (KESQ Palm Springs)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The conspiracy and fraud trial of 69-year-old lawyer Noel Gage begins Tuesday. The personal injury lawyer is the second person charged in what federal prosecutors say was a wide-ranging scheme to inflate medical costs to increase courtroom settlements.
Conspiracy, fraud trial of personal injury lawyer begins Tuesday (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
Associated Press - February 17, 2008 8:04 PM ET LAS VEGAS (AP) - The conspiracy and fraud trial of 69-year-old lawyer Noel Gage begins Tuesday.
Attorney General opens satellite office in Safford (Eastern Arizona Courier)
Terry Goddard, the attorney general of Arizona, is encouraging the public to become aware of how to protect themselves against fraud and to learn their civil rights by opening 36 satellite offices around the state.
Britney Spears - Lawyer Files For Spears Case To Be Heard In Federal Court (ContactMusic)
An attorney who claims to be BRITNEY SPEARS' new lawyer has filed a federal complaint arguing the conservatorship of the singer's estate violates her civil rights. Jon ...
Planners' attorney fired after guilty plea (Daily Record)
The Parsippany Planning Board has fired its attorney, John J. Montefusco Sr., following his guilty plea to aiding a local builder in exchange for real estate discounts and other benefits for himself and family members.
Kingsport attorney asks state Supreme Court to hear case involving sale of AEP building (Kingsport Times-News)
KINGSPORT — A Kingsport attorney has asked the Tennessee Supreme Court to hear the case involving the sale of the old American Electric Power building by the city of Kingsport.
Dili plot: female lawyer arrested (Sydney Morning Herald)
East Timor police quiz woman believed to be slain rebel leader's lawyer over assassination attempt.
Attorney to send apology to Plum Council (Valley News Dispatch)
Campbell, Durant and Beatty will send an attorney to next month's Plum Council meeting to apologize in person for sending a letter to a borough union before the firm was hired by council.
Washington County attorney to seek bond for convicted double murderer (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Attorney Noah Geary, of Washington, Pa., has given notice in federal court he will seek to have David Munchinski, 55, released on bond until a judge decides a motion filed in December that seeks Munchinski's immediate release.
Honolulu immigration attorney opens her own law practice (BizJournals)
Immigration attorney KahBo Dye-Chiew has left the Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel firm to start her own law practice.
Lawyer exceeds Detroit's legal-fee limit set to defend Kilpatrick (Detroit News)
At least one private attorney has billed the city over the limit that the Detroit City Council set for defending Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick in the whistle-blower lawsuits, according to City Hall's chief lawyer.
Lawyer bound, gagged (Independent Online)
A Pretoria lawyer was bound, gagged and dumped into the boot of his car by three gunmen.
Attorney flap in West Windsor (Princeton Packet)
Concerning the article entitled “West Windsor attorney conflict is a rerun” (The Packet, Friday Feb. 1), I must respond to Councilman Morgan’s recollection of the compromise made by council.
Local attorney to help draft Naugatuck's Rennaisance Place zone (Republican-American)
NAUGATUCK -- A local attorney and staunch supporter of Renaissance Place leading up to last year's referendum on the project will oversee the creation of a special zone to make the plan a reality.
Attorney general's office investigating Watertown Housing Authority (Republican-American)
WATERTOWN -- The state attorney general's office is investigating allegations from two local companies that the Watertown Housing Authority's executive director improperly replaced them midway through an apartment renovation project in favor of a more expensive contractor.
Man accused of attacking teen jogger in Litchfield wants new attorney, venue (Republican-American)
LITCHFIELD -- A man accused of attacking a teenage jogger last summer said Wednesday he is looking for a new attorney, then hinted he may ask to move his trial out of town.
Detroit attorney faulted in fire (Detroit Free Press)
A Detroit attorney is believed to have caused the Feb. 6 fire that killed him and burned the homes of at least 100 people, as well as two businesses at the Forest Arms Apartments near Wayne State University, an arson investigator told the Free Press.
New Lawyer: Conservatorships Violates Britney's Civil Rights (Novinite.com)
The man who claims to be the lawyer of pop princess Britney Spears said she is being "deprived of her Constitutional rights" because of the conservatorship, recently granted to star's father people.com reported Monday.