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Riders' Group Knocks Attorney General for Clearing UTA (FOX 13 Utah)
A transit group upset over fare hikes and bus-route cuts says Attorney General Mark Shurtleff should investigate Utah Transit Authority executives for overstating rail passenger counts to win job performance bonuses. The UTA strongly denies any wrongdoing, and Shurtleff said nothing in a legislative audit released in January justifies a criminal investigation.
Disbarred Lawyer Faces Felony Theft Charges (CBS4 Denver)
A Pueblo lawyer who was disbarred for taking clients' money without providing promised work faces 24 counts of felony theft over the same allegations.
Lawyer: Missing businessman wants no contact with family (The Pantagraph)
CHICAGO — A lawyer for a Chicago businessman who hasn’t been seen by his family since last fall is now living in Hong Kong with his second wife.
Trial postponed for Poplar Bluff attorney accused of selling prescription medications (Dexter Daily Statesman)
BLOOMFIELD -- A Poplar Buff attorney arrested for selling prescription drugs in Stoddard County has had his trial postponed again, according to court personnel.
Village attorney sworn in (Granite City Press-Record)
Pontoon Beach has a new village attorney in Ron Motil.
Attorney general warns of electric bill scam (Rapid City Journal)
Attorney General Larry Long is alerting consumers of an electric bill scam that has surfaced in South Dakota.
Meyers recertified as elder law attorney (The Bellingham Herald)
Bellingham attorney Barry M. Meyers has been recertified as an elder law attorney for five years by the National Elder Law Foundation.
Lawyer for GOP operative sent letter to FBI about alleged Spitzer Miami vice (Arizona Daily Star)
MIAMI — Almost four months before New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned in a sex scandal, a lawyer for Republican political operative Roger Stone sent a letter to the FBI alleging that Spitzer "used the services of high-priced call girls" while in Florida.
District Attorney Convictions (Opelousas Daily World)
The St. Landry Parish District Attorney's office has reported that in February 45 felony defendants were convicted of a total of 51 felony offenses. Tony Carriere, 40, 11538 U.S. Route 190, Opelousas, two counts of theft and two counts of forgery.
Arrest of prominent lawyer troubles defense attorneys (The Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
An opinion letter on a drug kingpin's finances lands a lawyer in hot water.
Lawyer: Missing businessman wants no contact with family (The Pantagraph)
CHICAGO — A lawyer for a Chicago businessman who hasn’t been seen by his family since last fall is now living in Hong Kong with his second wife.
Miami lawyer's unprecedented arrest troubles defense attorneys (Miami Herald)
Ben Kuehne is a top-tier Miami defense lawyer, the type other attorneys rely on for legal advice. Member of the Florida Bar's Board of Governors. Ex-president of the Dade County Bar Association. Counsel to former Vice President Al Gore during the 2000 vote recount.
Ex-F&S Oil president in Connecticut, attorney says (Republican-American)
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY -- Ousted F&S Oil President Christopher Carr is in Connecticut, and is in contact with state officials through his attorney, his lawyer said Tuesday. Brian E. Spears, a Westport attorney representing Carr, said he is regularly in contact with Carr, but would not disclose his location, or comment on the demise of F&S Oil. More details in Wednesday's ...
Wade's attorney asks for autopsy report on nurse (Anchorage Daily News)
A defense attorney for Joshua Wade, accused of using the bank card of slain psychiatric nurse Mindy Schloss, has requested copies of her autopsy report.
Publicity won't hurt trial in killings, says attorney (Troy Eccentric)
A court-appointed attorney for a defendant in the killings of a Troy couple says he thinks his client can get a fair trial in Oakland County, despite the high profile case.
Publicity won't hurt trial, says attorney (Southfield Eccentric)
A court-appointed attorney for a defendant in the killings of a Troy couple says he thinks his client can get a fair trial in Oakland County, despite the high profile case.
Ex-F&S Oil president in Connecticut, attorney says (Republican-American)
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY -- Ousted F&S Oil President Christopher Carr is in Connecticut, and is in contact with state officials through his attorney, his lawyer said Tuesday. Brian E. Spears, a Westport attorney representing Carr, said he is regularly in contact with Carr, but would not disclose his location, or comment on the demise of F&S Oil. More details in Wednesday's ...
Disbarred lawyer faces felony theft charges (9 News Denver)
PUEBLO (AP) - A Pueblo lawyer who was disbarred for taking clients' money without providing promised work faces 24 counts of felony theft over the same allegations.
Attorney: Player's father victim himself in theft case (The Kentucky Post)
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A defense attorney says that a University of Kentucky basketball player's father who faces a theft charge is a victim himself. Jeff Carter, father of junior center Jared Carter, is accused of scamming a couple of $4,800 for season basketball tickets.
Firefighter charged in confrontation with wife's lawyer (Boston Globe)
New Haven authorities say a city firefighter jumped out of a moving ambulance when he saw his estranged wife with her divorce lawyer on the street and started a confrontation that led to his arrest.
Attorney General Won't Seek Third Term (WRTV Indianapolis)
Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter says he won't seek a third term in office.
Lawyer: Parking summons waiver is wrong (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: The Penang chief minister and Perak menteri besar are wrong to waive and cancel parking summonses issued in the two states prior to March 11 and March 18 respectively, according to senior lawyer and Bar Council member Roger Tan.
State's Attorney Returns To Work After Break (CBS 13 Baltimore)
Wicomico County's state's attorney has returned to work part-time a month after his arrest in Ocean City on drunken driving charges.
Miami lawyer's unprecedented arrest troubles defense attorneys (7 News Miami)
MIAMI -- Ben Kuehne is a top-tier Miami defense lawyer, the type other attorneys rely on for legal advice. Member of the Florida Bar's Board of Governors. Ex-president of the Dade County Bar Association. Counsel to former Vice President Al Gore during the 2000 vote recount.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Arrested (WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia)
An assistant prosecuting attorney has found himself on the wrong side of the law.
Indiana's attorney general won't run again (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
Steve Carter says he won't seek a third term as Indiana's attorney general.
Conservative lawyer endorse Obama (Moldova.org)
Douglas Kmiec, a leading conservative Republican lawyer Sunday endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for U.S. president.Writing in Slate magazine, Kmiec, who served as constitutional legal counsel to former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, called Obama a person of integrity, intelligence and genuine good will.I take him at his word that he wants to move the nation beyond its ...
Conservative lawyer endorse Obama (UPI)
Douglas Kmiec, a leading conservative Republican lawyer Sunday endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for U.S. president.
Va. Politicians Point Fingers In Tax Ruling (Washington Post)
RICHMOND -- Democratic legislators reeling from a recent state Supreme Court ruling that wiped out much-needed money for roads and transit projects are questioning why Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell did not warn them of a possible legal problem.
Attorney General's office to look at town's books (New Hampshire Union Leader)
The Attorney General's office is stepping in to help unravel the problems with the town's tax records as a town-ordered audit of the books continues.
Bali bomber lawyer quits (Adelaide Now)
A LAWYER for the three death row Bali bombers has withdrawn from their last ditch legal appeal, signalling the possible end to the case which delayed their executions.
Bombers' lawyer withdraws from appeal (The Australian)
A LAWYER for the death row Bali bombers has withdrawn from their last ditch legal appeal, signalling the possible end to the case.
Bali bombers' lawyer exits appeal case (The West Australian)
A lawyer for the three death row Bali bombers has withdrawn from their last ditch legal appeal, signalling the possible end to the case which delayed their executions.
Firefighter in hot water after attacking lawyer (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - New Haven authorities say a city firefighter jumped out of a moving ambulance when he saw his estranged wife with her divorce lawyer on the street and started a confrontation that led to his arrest.
Lawyer questions Kissel evidence (Greenwich Time)
As two cousins sat jailed in two different municipalities awaiting their first hearing in court today on charges of murder, a lawyer representing one of them said he wants to know what evidence has led police to make the arrests now, nearly two years after the murder took place.
Local attorney censured for conflict of interest (The Naperville Sun)
A prominent Naperville attorney has been disciplined by the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission. Philip Nathe has been censured for a conflict of interest in the representation of two Neuqua Valley High School students who were involved in a physical fight.
No Re-Election Bid for Indiana's Attorney General (Indiana's NewsCenter)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Steve Carter says he won't seek a third term as Indiana's attorney general. The 54-year-old Carter says he's enjoyed his two terms in office but wants to look at work in the private sector and the not-for-profit sector.
Carter won't run again for attorney general (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Steve Carter says he won't seek a third term as Indiana's attorney general. Carter, 54, said he has enjoyed his two terms in office but wants to look at work in the private sector and the not-for-profit sector.
State's attorney general won't seek third term (The Star Press)
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter, who focused on consumer protection and championed the state's Do-Not-Call list during two terms in office, said Sunday that he would not seek re-election this year.
Pakistan court clears Bhutto husband in judge murder: lawyer (Straits Times)
KARACHI - A PAKISTANI court on Monday acquitted slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto's widower of involvement in the 1996 murder of a retired judge, his lawyer said.
Sara Jane Olson's Attorney May Seek New Hearing (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
An attorney for former 1970s radical Sara Jane Olson says she may seek a new hearing on Olson's fate. Olson, who lived undergound in Minnesota for years, was freed last week after serving six years in prison.
Attorney may seek new hearing for Olson (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Related: Miscalculation sends Olson back to prison Related: Olson's rearrest justice to some, absurd to others An attorney for former 1970s radical Sara Jane Olson says she may seek a new hearing on Olson's fate. Olson, who
Attorney may seek new hearing for Sara Jane Olson (Pioneer Press)
LOS ANGELES — An attorney for former 1970s radical Sara Jane Olson said she may seek a new hearing on Olson's fate.
Former politico, rural Alabama lawyer now plaintiff powerhouse (WAAY-TV Huntsville)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Jere Beasley was nearly broke and looking for work after getting whipped in a race for governor 30 years ago. Since then, the rural Alabama lawyer and former lieutenant governor has
Lawyer wants to see evidence that led to two arrests in Kissel murder (Stamford Advocate)
GREENWICH - As two cousins sat jailed yesterday in two different states, awaiting their first hearings in court today on charges of murder, a lawyer representing one of them said he wants to know what evidence led police to make the arrests now, nearly two years after the murder.
Accused State's Attorney Returns To Work (WBAL-TV Baltimore)
Wicomico County's state's attorney has returned to work part-time a month after his arrest in Ocean City on drunken driving charges.
Fundraiser for state's attorney candidate scheduled (The Champaign News-Gazette)
DANVILLE – The Citizens to Elect Randy Brinegar Vermilion County State's Attorney have scheduled a fundraiser for the candidate. A barbecue for the Republican candidate is set for 5 to 7 p.m. March 31 at the Danville Boat Club, on Boat Club Road, off Denmark Road.
Indiana Attorney General to discuss sex offender law (Evansville Courier & Press)
Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter will stop in Evansville this afternoon to discuss new legislation, including a bill that prohibits sex offenders from knowingly using social networking Web sites, instant messaging programs or chat rooms used by children.
Bhutto's husband cleared of murder: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A Pakistani court has acquitted slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto's widower of involvement in the 1996 murder of a retired judge, his lawyer said.
Nigeria: Lawyer Flays Court Over Judgement (AllAfrica.com)
An Owerri-based human rights lawyer, Mr. John Ogbonnaya, has flayed the judgment of the Katsina Federal High Court which overruled an Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt which ordered a bye-election in Oru West State Constituency of Imo State.