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City attorney discussing a plea (Miami Herald)
Miami City Attorney Jorge Fernandez is in plea-bargain discussions with the Miami-Dade state attorney's office over alleged misspending of his office expense account, according to sources close to the still-pending criminal investigation.
Attorney accused of trying to injure federal prosecutor with handshake (Sun-Sentinel)
A private attorney has been charged with physically assaulting a federal prosecutor in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom by shaking her hand up and down so hard that it injured her shoulder.
Court to suspend attorney over violation of ethics rules (Billings Gazette)
HELENA - The state Supreme Court has decided to suspend a veteran Great Falls attorney - along with censuring him and requiring him to cover the costs of his disciplinary proceedings - for violating the rules that govern the ethical conduct of Montana attorneys.
'FAT NICK' LAWYER IN DWI BUST (New York Post)
The lawyer who tried to keep "Fat Nick" Minucci out of jail was busted himself early yesterday - for driving drunk on his way home from a party with the Queens DA and then crashing his vehicle into a police car trying to flee an accident...
Fat Nick's lawyer busted in DUI (New York Daily News)
A lawyer who defended convicted racist Nicholas (Fat Nick) Minucci landed behind bars Thursday night after backing into a police car while driving drunk, cops said.
Stressed-out man made deal: Lawyer (Toronto Star)
The defence lawyer who represented a man convicted in the death of his son says his client may have accepted a plea bargain even though he was innocent.
Lawyer blasts authorities for adding charges against client (Stamford Advocate)
STAMFORD - A lawyer is accusing authorities of abusing his client by adding a new criminal charge the day after the client paid $20,000 bail to secure his release in the same case.
Lawyer may stay on cop sex-assault case (Asbury Park Press)
TRENTON: A lawyer for an off-duty state trooper implicated in a sex assault investigation will remain on the case, an appeals court ruled Friday.The court decided defense lawyer Patti Prezioso can continue to represent one of seven troopers suspended since a woman reported being sexually assaulted by off-duty troopers.
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.
Attorney Charged After Handshake Brings Down Prosecutor (WFTV 9 Orlando)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A Fort Lauderdale attorney is charged with assault after allegedly shaking a federal prosecutor's hand so hard it caused injury.
Attorney General settles Decker College bankruptcy (The Kentucky Post)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Attorney General Jack Conway says his office and Decker College Inc.'s bankruptcy trustee have reached a settlement regarding former students.
R.I. Attorney General Endorses Obama (WCVB Boston)
Rhode Island's Attorney General Patrick Lynch has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president.
Rhode Island Attorney General Lynch endorses Obama (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president on Saturday, making him the second prominent Rhode Island Democrat to pick Obama over his rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton.
Lawyer who told Lozada to sign 'prepared' affidavit surfaces (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Antonio Bautista, the lawyer tagged by Rodolfo Noel "Jun" Lozada in his Senate testimony Friday as the person who told him to sign a prepared affidavit even though he expressed reservations, has surfaced Saturday.
Handshake sends attorney to jail (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer has been charged with assault for shaking a federal prosecutor's hand so hard, authorities said, that it injured her shoulder.
Florida lawyer charged with assault on prosecutor after shaking her hand (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A lawyer has been charged with assault for shaking a federal prosecutor's hand so hard, authorities said, that it injured her shoulder.
Handshake leads to assault charge for Fla. lawyer (USA Today)
A Florida lawyer has been charged with assault after shaking hands with a federal prosecutor, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Kathy Brewer Rentas is accused of shaking hands too vigorously with Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Keene, following a hearing...
James Bentley's attorney files brief with U.S. Supreme Court (The Gazette)
An attorney for a child pornographer facing trial on child sexual abuse charges has argued that the U.S. Supreme Court should uphold an Iowa Supreme Court finding that allowing a videotape of a deceased child into evidence would violate his client's right to confront and cross-examine his accuser.Thomas O'Flaherty of North Liberty says in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court that to do ...
Alamogordo attorney announces for 12th Judicial DA's seat (Ruidoso News)
Diana A. Martwick, a resident and attorney of Alamogordo with 18 years of experience in the legal field, has announced she will run for the 12th Judicial District Attorney's seat, currently held by Scot Key. The election is Nov. 4.
State's Attorney: Don't prosecute smoking ban (Granite City Press-Record)
The St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office will not bring charges against violators of the state's month-old smoking ban because specifics of the rule are incomplete, a letter from the office to area police departments says.
Rare disease impacts attorney's performance (Burlington Times-News)
Some wounds never heal. That’s sometimes the case with Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Attorney Robert Collins, who was diagnosed with the disease in December, found that out the hard way.
Lawyer: AWOL professor alleged racism last summer (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - February 9, 2008 10:25 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The lawyer of a University of Wisconsin-Parkside professor wants his client's side of the story told.
H'burg city attorney honored by Elks Club (WDAM-TV Hattiesburg)
The attorney for the City of Hattiesburg has been honored by a local Elks Club. Charles Lawrence was the guest of honor at the 9th annual fundraising banquet for the Jesse L. Brown Elks Lodge in Palmer's Crossing.
Lawyer: There's proof Rocket wasn't at Canseco party (Fox Sports)
A lawyer for Roger Clemens said Saturday the pitcher can prove he didn't attend a June 1998 party at Jose Canseco's home described by Brian McNamee in the Mitchell Report. According to McNamee, Clemens first raised the subject of steroids not long after McNamee saw Canseco and Clemens meeting during the party.
Lawyer: Clemens wasn't at Canseco party (The Pantagraph)
WASHINGTON -- A lawyer for Roger Clemens said Saturday the pitcher can prove he didn’t attend a June 1998 party at Jose Canseco’s home described by Brian McNamee in the Mitchell Report.
Lawyer: Clemens wasn't at Canseco party (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Roger Clemens said Saturday the pitcher can prove he didn't attend a June 1998 party at Jose Canseco's home described by Brian McNamee in the Mitchell Report.
Lawyer: Clemens Wasn't at Canseco Party (ABC News)
Clemens' Lawyer Says He Has Proof Pitcher Wasn't at Canseco's 1998 Party
Lawyer: Clemens not at Canseco's party (Connecticut Post)
WASHINGTON — A lawyer for Roger Clemens said Saturday the pitcher can prove he didn't attend a June 1998 party at Jose Canseco's home described by Brian McNamee in the Mitchell
Lawyer: Clemens wasn't at Canseco party (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A lawyer for Roger Clemens said Saturday the pitcher can prove he didn't attend a June 1998 party at Jose Canseco's home described by Brian McNamee in the Mitchell Report. According to McNamee, Clemens first raised the subject of steroids not long after McNamee saw Canseco and Clemens meeting during the party. Clemens' side has turned over evidence to congressional investigators, including an ...
Bush meets, pushes for S.C. lawyer (The State)
WASHINGTON — Columbia lawyer Steve A. Matthews joined President Bush and other judicial nominees last week at a White House rally as Bush urged the Senate to hold hearings and votes on his choices. Bush turned to Matthews, standing directly behind him Thursday in the ornate East Room, and gestured toward the Columbia attorney and two other men he wants to serve on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...
Knoxville attorney Blevins fined for violation of Lacey Act (Knoxville News Sentinel)
For Allen Blevins, a hunting trip that began in Pike County, Ill., in 2004 ended Monday in United States District Court. Blevins, an attorney in Knoxville, plead guilty Monday to a misdemeanor violation of the Lacey Act for transporting a 10-point buck from Illinois and checking it out as a deer he killed in Tennessee.
Appleton attorney sues to restrict herring trawling (Camden Herald)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An attorney who lives in Appleton, Roger Fleming, is involved an a lawsuit filed in Washington, D.C., on behalf of New England groundfishermen, seeking to ban herring trawlers from critical fishing grounds.
Kansas Attorney General Six Served Subpoenas In Tiller Case (Medical News Today)
Kansas Attorney General Stephen Six (D) said Wednesday that his office was served with two subpoenas from a Sedgwick County, Kan., grand jury investigating abortion provider George Tiller, owner of Women's Health Care Services, the AP/Kansas City Star reports. Six said the office received the subpoenas Tuesday. One subpoena seeks the records of 60 women from Tiller's clinic, according to Six.
Lawyer charged for hardy handshake (Denver Post)
A lawyer has been charged with assault for shaking a federal prosecutor's hand so hard, authorities said, that it injured her shoulder. Kathy Brewer Rentas, 49, was arrested Thursday after attending a court hearing for her husband, who was accused of violating the terms of his probation for a cocaine distribution case. The husband, Anthony Rentas, was sentenced to 90 days of house arrest.
Lawyer is charged over violent handshake (Deseret Morning News)
A lawyer has been charged with assault for shaking a federal prosecutor's hand so hard, authorities said, that it injured her shoulder.
Lawyer: Clemens Wasn't at Canseco Party (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
A lawyer for Roger Clemens said Saturday the pitcher can prove he didn't attend a June 1998 party at Jose Canseco's home described by Brian McNamee in the Mitchell Report. According to McNamee, Clemens first raised the subject of steroids not long after McNamee saw Canseco and Clemens meeting during the party. Clemens' side has turned over evidence to congressional investigators, ...
Illinois attorney general: Water company's rates too high (The Herald News)
In fighting Illinois American Water's plan to raise its rates statewide, the Illinois attorney general's office contends the rates actually should be cut by $4 million for Chicago-area customers.
Lawyer: Clemens Wasn't at Canseco Party (Northwest Indiana Times)
By HOWARD FENDRICH | Sunday, February 10, 2008 | No comments posted. WASHINGTON - A lawyer for Roger Clemens said Saturday the pitcher can prove he didn't attend a June 1998 party at Jose Canseco's home described by Brian McNamee in the Mitchell Report.
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.
Lawyer: Evidence proves Clemens wasn't at '98 party (The Olympian)
Lawyer: Clemens wasn't at Canseco party
Ambridge attorney gets district judge nomination (The Beaver County Times)
An Ambridge attorney has been nominated to fill a vacant district justice post.
Attorney says Clemens not at Canseco's party (Baltimore Sun)
An attorney for Roger Clemens said yesterday the pitcher can prove he didn't attend a June 1998 party at Jose Canseco 's home described by Brian McNamee in the Mitchell Report.
Custody battle lawyer dreams up Anna Nicole Smith (world entertainment news via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Tough-talking celebrity lawyer Debra Opri showed her softer side on U.
Lawyer: Clemens wasn't at Canseco party (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Roger Clemens said Saturday the pitcher can prove he didn't attend a June 1998 party at Jose Canseco's home described by Brian McNamee in the Mitchell Report.
Clemens' lawyer says he has proof pitcher wasn't at party (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A lawyer for Roger Clemens said Saturday the pitcher can prove he didn't attend a June 199 ...
Lawyer: Clemens Wasn't at Canseco Party (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
A lawyer for Roger Clemens said Saturday the pitcher can prove he didn't attend a June 1998 party at Jose Canseco's home described by Brian McNamee in the Mitchell Report. According to McNamee, Clemens first raised the subject of steroids not long after McNamee saw Canseco and Clemens meeting during the party. Clemens' side has turned over evidence to congressional investigators, ...
Lawyer: Clemens wasn't at Canseco party (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Roger Clemens said Saturday the pitcher can prove he didn't attend a June 1998 party at Jose Canseco's home described by Brian McNamee in the Mitchell Report.
Attorney general tries to freeze assets of Biddeford oil company (Boston Globe)
Maine's attorney general is trying to freeze the assets of the owner of a Biddeford-based oil company that failed to honor customers' prepaid oil contracts.
Florida lawyer charged with assault after handshake (The Arizona Republic)
A lawyer has been charged with assault for shaking a federal prosecutor's hand so hard that it injured her shoulder, authorities said.