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AP NewsBreak: Kansas attorney general's office subpoenaed by abortion provider grand jury (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
TOPEKA, Kan. - The grand jury investigating a prominent abortion provider issued two subpoenas to the state attorney general's office for the doctor's patient records and other evidence, Attorney General Stephen Six said Wednesday.
Disbarred lawyer pleads guilty in almost $2 million real estate fraud (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - A disbarred Hartsdale lawyer admitted in court today that he used his dead father's Social Security number to commit a nearly $2 million real estate fraud.
N.C. attorney general says state was within its rights to block landfill (The Virginian-Pilot)
A state law that killed a mega-landfill project in Camden County is constitutional, the North Carolina Attorney General's Office said in response to a lawsuit filed by Waste Industries. In the response, filed Monday, Attorney General Roy Cooper denied that the law is unconstitutional or that the ...
Ailing Guantanamo Prisoner May Die, Says Lawyer (OneWorld.net via Yahoo! News)
KARACHI, Feb 6 (IPS) - Saifullah Paracha, a Pakistani national incarcerated in the United States military prison in Guantanamo, Cuba since September 2004, suffers from a serious heart condition and may not live unless provided special care, says his lawyer.
Attorney general's office subpoenaed by Tiller grand jury (The Kansas City Star)
TOPEKA | Attorney General Stephen Six said Wednesday that his office received two subpoenas from a Sedgwick County grand jury investigating abortion provider George Tiller.
First N.J. Lawyer Convicted Under Anti-Runners Law Heads for Prison (Law.com)
When Irwin Seligsohn surrenders to law enforcement authorities on March 1, he will be the first New Jersey lawyer to be jailed for using runners to drum up personal injury cases. Seligsohn was sentenced to three years for violating a statute criminalizing the practice, along with other crimes. He admitted conspiring with others to pay $70,000 to runners to solicit people to claim injuries from ...
Sallie Mae's Top Lawyer Resigns -- Quietly (Law.com)
Sallie Mae has been in the headlines a lot lately. Maybe that's why it didn't bother announcing that its top lawyer resigned last week. General counsel Robert Lavet stepped down Jan. 31 after 16 years at the student loan consolidator formally known as SLM Corp. Lavet's resignation came three days after Sallie Mae settled a suit against a buyout group that abandoned a $25.3 billion bid for the ...
Lawyer 'dug neighbour's plants' (Perth Now)
A FLOREAT lawyer has been found guilty of criminal damage for digging up a neighbour's hibiscus shrubs during an argument over a shared water bore.
Attorney general's office subpoenaed by Tiller grand jury (The Kansas City Star)
TOPEKA | Attorney General Stephen Six said Wednesday that his office received two subpoenas from a Sedgwick County grand jury investigating abortion provider George Tiller.
Lawyer: McNamee saved used syringes (Chicago Tribune)
Clemens' ex-trainer feared being 'thrown under bus' Brian McNamee has given federal investigators bloody gauze pads, syringes and vials he said he used to inject Roger Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone in 2000 and '01, a lawyer familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
First N.J. Lawyer Convicted Under Anti-Runners Law Heads for Prison (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
When Irwin Seligsohn surrenders to law enforcement authorities on March 1, he will be the first New Jersey lawyer to be jailed for using runners to drum up personal injury cases. Seligsohn was sentenced to three years for violating a statute criminalizing the practice, along with other crimes.
Sallie Mae's Top Lawyer Resigns -- Quietly (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Sallie Mae has been in the headlines a lot lately. Maybe that's why it didn't bother announcing that its top lawyer resigned last week. General counsel Robert Lavet stepped down Jan. 31 after 16 years at the student loan consolidator formally known as SLM Corp.
Indictment: Attorney confirms former city schools chief is target of allegations (Poughkeepsie Journal)
Former Poughkeepsie schools Superintendent Robert Watson will surrender to police today to face an indictment on still-sealed charges related to his tenure leading the district he grew up in as a boy, his attorney said.
Jeppson attorney seeking to limit perjury sentence (Provo Daily Herald)
An attorney for one of the suspects in the Kiplyn Davis case is hoping to show that investigators had not yet characterized the 15-year-old's disappearance as murder at the time his client lied to a federal grand jury.
Milk Board Lacks Authority To Regulate Prices, Attorney General's Opinion Says (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK - The Milk Stabilization Board likely lacks authority to regulate milk prices on its own, the state attorney general's office said in an opinion Wednesday.
Pierce County executive to run against McKenna for Attorney General (Seattle Times)
Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg is taking on Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna in the November election. Ladenburg announced his run...
Former social worker assigned a lawyer in sex case (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
SALUDA -- A former social-services employee received a court-appointed lawyer yesterday to represent him as he faces 10 felony sex charges involving two boys. Arthur R. Bracke, 61, is also charged with attempted murder and arson in a November fire that destroyed his Middlesex County home while his 19-year-old adopted son was sleeping inside.
Attorney pleads guilty to stealing from client (Stamford Advocate)
STAMFORD - A former Norwalk attorney will avoid prison time in a deal arranged after he pleaded guilty yesterday to stealing nearly $90,000 from a client.
Lawyer: Clemens' ex-trainer has proof (San Jose Mercury News)
Brian McNamee has given federal investigators bloody gauze pads, syringes and vials he said he used to inject Roger Clemens with steroids and human-growth hormone in 2000 and 2001, a lawyer familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
Ambridge attorney gets district judge nomination (The Beaver County Times)
An Ambridge attorney has been nominated to fill a vacant district justice post.
Redding attorney quits bar (The Record Searchlight)
Redding attorney Franklin Stephen Cibula has resigned his state bar membership in the face of disciplinary charges and no longer will be allowed to practice law.
Top lawyer to surrender on money-laundering charges (Miami Herald)
Ben Kuehne, a widely respected Miami lawyer whose clients have included former Vice President Al Gore and other major politicians, is going to surrender Thursday on federal criminal charges for his behind-the-scenes role in a complex international drug-trafficking case.
Top lawyer faces money-laundering charges (Miami Herald)
Ben Kuehne, a widely respected Miami lawyer whose clients have included former Vice President Al Gore and other major politicians, surrendered Thursday on federal criminal charges for his behind-the-scenes role in a complex international drug-trafficking case.
Ex-Student In Explosives Case Hires Al-Arian, Snipes Lawyer (The Tampa Tribune)
Linda Moreno, half of the team that defended Sami Al-Arian on terrorism-related charges, will team up with defense lawyer Lyann Goudie to represent Ahmed Mohamed, a 26-year-old Egyptian national who was arrested in South Carolina along with Youssef Megahed in August. Deputies said they found pipe bombs in the trunk of their car.
Ahmed Mohamed hires Al-Arian attorney (St. Petersburg Times)
TAMPA -- A suspended University of South Florida student facing federal explosives charges has hired the attorney who defended Sami Al-Arian and Wesley Snipes. Ahmed Mohamed told a federal judge last month that he wanted to hire Linda Moreno when...
U.S. Attorney here to announce fraud case settlement (Philly.com)
The U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia has scheduled a news conference for this morning to announce a settlement in a health care fraud case.
Attorney General denies request for probe into waterboarding (19 Action News Cleveland)
Associated Press - February 7, 2008 1:23 PM ET CAPITOL HILL (AP) - Attorney General Michael Mukasey (myoo-KAY'-zee) is telling Congress that he won't investigate the CIA's use of...
Attorney General denies request for probe into waterboarding (KJCT 8 Grand Junction)
CAPITOL HILL (AP) - Attorney General Michael Mukasey (myoo-KAY'-zee) is telling Congress that he won't investigate the CIA's use of waterboarding. Mukasey was questioned by the House Judiciary Committee today and asked if he'd launch a criminal probe. Mukasey bluntly answered no.
Attorney general rejects waterboarding probe (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Thursday rejected calls by Democratic lawmakers to open a criminal investigation into the CIA's confirmed use of a widely condemned interrogation technique known as waterboarding.
U.S. attorney general rejects waterboarding probe (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters By James Vicini and Randall Mikkelsen WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Thursday rejected calls by Democratic lawmakers to open a criminal investigation into the ...
Attorney General Van Hollen's Statement on Crandon Shootings (WBAY Green Bay)
The state attorney general's prepared statement on the Crandon shootings investigation.
Miami lawyer charged with laundering Colombian drug cartel money (Miami Herald)
A renowned criminal lawyer who consulted on behalf of Colombian drug kingpin Fabio Ochoa Vazquez pleaded not guilty Thursday to money laundering and other charges related to Ochoa's case, his attorney said.
Miami lawyer charged with laundering Colombian drug cartel money (Sun-Sentinel)
A renowned criminal lawyer who consulted on behalf of Colombian drug kingpin Fabio Ochoa Vazquez was indicted on money laundering and other charges related to Ochoa's case, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.
CNN - Attorney General: No Waterboard Probe (Local 6 Orlando)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey Told Lawmakers Thursday He Will Not Open A Criminal Investigation Into The CIA's Acknowledged Use Of "Waterboarding" On Terror Suspects.  
Miami attorney faces money-laundering charges (BizJournals)
Well-known Miami attorney Benedict Kuehne and two others were indicted on federal money laundering charges, obstruction of justice and forfeiture allegations, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday.
Lawyer is one and only 'Mr. Loophole' (UPI)
A British lawyer known as "Mr. Loophole" says he has registered his nickname to protect its value to his practice.
Top Miami Lawyer Faces Money-Laundering Charges (CBS4 Miami)
Renowned Miami criminal lawyer, Ben Kuehne, who consulted on behalf of Colombian drug kingpin Fabio Ochoa Vazquez pleaded not guilty Thursday to money laundering and other charges related to Ochoa's case, his attorney said.
U.S. Attorney Gen. To Examine Willis-Johnson Case (NBC 17 Raleigh)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey agreed Thursday to consider looking into the James Johnson case.
Miami lawyer charged with laundering drug money (Sun-Sentinel)
A renowned criminal lawyer who consulted on behalf of Colombian drug kingpin Fabio Ochoa Vazquez was indicted on money laundering and other charges related to Ochoa's case, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.
Miami lawyer charged with laundering Colombian drug cartel money (NBC 15 Mobile)
A renowned Miami criminal lawyer has pleaded not guilty to money laundering and other charges related to the case of a Colombian drug cartel.
Supreme Court to suspend Great Falls attorney (KPAX Missoula)
Associated Press - February 7, 2008 7:04 PM ET HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has decided to temporarily suspend a veteran Great Falls attorney, for violating the rules that...
James Brown's Son And Grandchildren Ask Judge to Remove Attorney (NBC 26 Augusta)
It's now Brown vs. Brown in the fight over the late Godfather of Soul's estate. Thursday afternoon one of James Brown's children and two of his grandchildren asked the judge to remove the attorney who represents five of Brown's adult children.
Barbra Streisand - Spears Attorney Steps Down (ContactMusic)
BARBRA STREISAND's cousin has been forced to step down as troubled BRITNEY SPEARS' attorney. Adam Streisand claimed he had been hired by Spears before she lost control of ...
Clinic transfer for Yukos lawyer (Financial Times)
Russia said yesterday it would transfer Vasily Alek-sanyan, a former Yukos executive gravely ill with Aids, from prison to a specialised clinic as an inter-national outcry mounted over the Harvard-educated lawyer's continued incarceration.
Slugged attorney won't press charges (UPI)
A Kentucky attorney who got punched by a disgruntled client in open court said he won't press charges.
Slugged attorney won't press charges (Moldova.org)
A Kentucky attorney who got punched by a disgruntled client in open court said he won't press charges.The Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader reported that attorney Doug Crickmer said he understood that Peter Hafer was under a lot of stress and he just snapped when he decked him Monday.Crickmer was taken to a nearby hospital after Hafer, 30, hit him in the jaw during a hearing in Scott County Circuit ...
Clinic transfer for Yukos lawyer (Financial Times)
Russia said yesterday it would transfer Vasily Alek-sanyan, a former Yukos executive gravely ill with Aids, from prison to a specialised clinic as international outcry mounted over the Harvard-educated lawyer's continued incarceration.
Anna Nicole Smith - Custody Battle Lawyer Dreams Up Anna Nicole Smith (ContactMusic)
Tough-talking celebrity lawyer DEBRA OPRI showed her softer side on U.S. TV on Thursday (07Feb08) when she broke down in the middle of an interview and recalled a dream about ...
Moscow promises transfer for Yukos lawyer (Financial Times)
Russia said yesterday it would transfer Vasily Aleksanyan, a former Yukos executive gravely ill with Aids, from prison to a specialised clinic as international outcry mounted over the Harvard-educated lawyer's continued incarceration.
Defense Bar Rallies Behind Attorney Charged With Laundering Drug Money (Law.com)
Colleagues call his ethics beyond reproach; Vice President Al Gore relied on him in his fight to get ballots recounted in the 2000 presidential election. But Miami attorney Ben Kuehne appeared Thursday before a federal magistrate charged with laundering $5.2 million in drug money that was transferred to defend a Colombian cocaine kingpin. The indictment revives the issue of the legal suitability ...