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N.J. lawyer jailed in $1M scam (Philadelphia Daily News)
A suspended North Jersey lawyer, who masterminded a scheme to bilk the U.S. Small Business Administration of almost $1 million was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in a federal prison.
Attorney general says Zimbabwe violence declining (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Violence that followed Zimbabwe's disputed March elections has started to decline throughout the country, acting Attorney General Bharat Patel was quoted as saying by state media on Friday.
Zimbabwe violence declining - attorney general (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters (Adds background, further details) HARARE, May 23 (Reuters) - Violence that followed Zimbabwe's disputed March elections has started to decline throughout the country, acting Attorney General Bharat ...
Alabama attorney general to sue two-year college's ex-chancellor (Birmingham News)
MONTGOMERY - Attorney General Troy King said Thursday that he will file a civil lawsuit against indicted former two-year college Chancellor Roy Johnson and others to recover money "stolen" from the state.
Kelly witness, 'Sparkle' clashes with defense lawyer (Chicago Sun-Times)
Wearing hoop earrings and facial glitter, R&B singer Stephanie "Sparkle" Edwards clashed Thursday with defense lawyer Ed Genson when he accused her of testifying against R. Kelly for revenge and money.
Attorney announces bid for state Senate (The Post-Standard)
Watertown attorney David Renzi is running for the state Senate seat that Sen. Darrel Aubertine, D-Cape Vincent, won in February. Renzi is the only Republican to officially announce he'll run for what outgoing state Sen. Jim Wright - just months ago - called a safe Republican district.
Attorney general OKs park board process for pool (The Bismarck Tribune)
The state attorney general has issued an opinion upholding the process being used by the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District to build an aquatic and wellness center on the Bismarck State College campus.
South Africa: Najwa's New Lawyer 'Double-Booked' for Trials (AllAfrica.com)
Najwa Petersen's latest heavyweight lawyer appears to have made a high-profile double-booking in taking on the case.
Con gets reduced sentence because of weight; Jail fails to accommodate 430-pound man, lawyer says — COMMENT ON THIS ... (The Sault Star)
A former chef who goes by the nickname "Big Mike" has had his sentence for drug trafficking reduced because the provincial jail where he's incarcerated isn't dealing with his 430-pound weight. Michel Lapointe has already served 20 months behind bars awaiting sentencing in what his lawyer described [...]
Zimbabwe violence declining - Attorney General (Stuff)
Violence that followed Zimbabwe's disputed March elections has started to decline throughout the country, acting Attorney General Bharat Patel was quoted as saying by state media.
Case Thrown Out Against Officer Who Arrested State Attorney's Daughter (WFTV 9 Orlando)
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- In the middle of his trial, a Flagler Beach police officer involved in a controversial arrest was cleared. Officer Nathaniel Juratovac arrested State Attorney John Tanner's daughter, Lisa, just before surveillance video was shot in jail.
R. Kelly lawyer cites 'Little Man' in trial (Digital Spy)
R. Kelly's lawyer suggests his client's alleged child sex tape was doctored like the film Little Man.
Philadelphia Attorney Nominated As U.S. Ambassador (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
A prominent Philadelphia attorney and Republican fundraiser is President George W. Bush's choice for ambassador to Austria.
Attorney general: Tourism tax can't be used to build Broward hotel (Sun-Sentinel)
Attorney general says tourism tax can't be used Broward County 's plans for a new luxury hotel next to its convention center were set back Thursday when state Attorney General Bill McCollum said officials cannot spend tourism tax money to help build it.
Lawyer Arrested in Groping Case (New York Times)
A prominent New York City lawyer has been arrested on misdemeanor charges of groping two female attorneys in his office.
Rob Bovett to become new district attorney (Newport News-Times)
By a wide margin, Lincoln County voters in this week's primary election selected Rob Bovett to replace Bernice Barnett as district attorney. Voter turnout in Lincoln County on Tuesday came in at just under 66 percent, compared to a statewide turnout of 55.5 percent.
Lawyer: 'Pacman' to pay $20,000 Vegas casino gambling debt (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for suspended NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones says he's sending a check to the district attorney to repay a $20,000 debt to a Las Vegas casino.
Bullock, Fox money leaders in race for attorney general (KAJ Kalispell)
Associated Press - May 23, 2008 1:04 PM ET HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Democrat Steve Bullock and Republican Tim Fox are the money leaders in the race for state attorney general.
'Pacman' Jones paying Las Vegas gambling debt, lawyer says (San Francisco Chronicle)
Adam "Pacman" Jones intends to pay a $20,000 gambling debt to a Las Vegas casino to settle a criminal complaint alleging the suspended NFL player wrote three bad checks. "We'll pay the bill today and there's not going to be a warrant," lawyer Manny Arora told...
Burglary sentencing for man suspected in attorney's slaying delayed again (Rockford Register Star)
Sentencing for a Rockford man who police believe is involved in the death of his attorney has been postponed again, this time so attorneys can argue whether a different judge should hear the case and whether the case should be heard in Winnebago County at all.
'NYT' Sunday Preview: Iglesias, Fired U.S. Attorney, Speaks Out on Karl Rove, Others (Editor & Publisher)
NEW YORK In an interview to be published this Sunday in The New York Times Magazine, David Iglesias, who was fired by the Bush administration in the U.S. Attorney scandal, tackles a wide range of issues.
Lawyer: 'Pacman' to Pay $20,000 Vegas Casino Debt (Washington Post)
LAS VEGAS -- A lawyer for suspended NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones says he's sending a check to the district attorney to repay a $20,000 debt to a Las Vegas casino.
Lawyer: Pacman Jones to pay US$20,000 Vegas casino gambling debt (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
LAS VEGAS - A lawyer for suspended NFL player Adam (Pacman) Jones says he's sending a check to the district attorney to repay a US$20,000 debt to a Las Vegas casino.
Svekla's lawyer argues lack of hard evidence in murder case (CBC)
The defence lawyer for an Alberta man accused of killing two prostitutes says the Crown has no hard evidence against his client.
Lawyer for ex-Wing Konstantinov asks jury for $300M in damages (USA Today)
A lawyer for ex-Detroit Red Wings defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov and a former team masseuse has asked a federal jury to award them nearly $300 million for a 1997 limo crash that left them with disabling brain injuries.
Pennsylvania attorney general seeks restitution for victimized homeowners (The Patriot-News)
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett filed a lawsuit today seeking restitution for hundreds of homeowners who said they were victimized by the owner of a defunct mortgage company who was convicted of fraud.
Lawyer: 'Pacman' to pay $20,000 Vegas casino gambling debt (USA Today)
A lawyer for suspended NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones says he's sending a check to the district attorney to repay a $20,000 debt to a Las Vegas casino. Court documents show Clark County District Attorney David Roger is seeking a felony arrest warrant for the 24-year-old player unless he pays the bill. Jones' lawyer Manny Arora acknowledges his client owes the money. He says he's sending a check ...
Attorney: KC cops in miscarriage case to be fired (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney whose firm represents two Kansas City, Mo., police officers says the pair will be fired after they failed to get medical treatment for a pregnant suspect.
Rove Lawyer Declines Invitation For "a--" Kicking (CBS News)
In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), Karl Rove's attorney declines to make his client immediately available in response to a committee subpoena. "Contrary to your letter of May 14, 2008," begins Rove lawyer Robert Luskin, "I do not misunderstand either the committee's procedures or the scope of its interest in Mr. Rove; nor, in light of your reported ...
Ex-Red Wing's lawyer asks for damages in '97 crash (CBS Sportsline)
A lawyer for ex-Detroit Red Wings defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov and a former team masseur has asked a federal jury to award them nearly $300 million for a 1997 limo crash in suburban Detroit that left them with disabling brain injuries.
Six jailed aboriginal leaders get temporary release no thanks to province: Lawyer (Canadian Business)
TORONTO - Six northern Ontario aboriginal leaders jailed as part of a dispute with a mining exploration company were released today. But lawyer Chris Reid says it's a temporary victory and that the members of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation could be back in jail next week.
Attorney: KC cops in miscarriage case to be fired (The Charlotte Observer)
An attorney whose firm represents two Kansas City, Mo., police officers says the pair will be fired after they failed to get medical treatment for a pregnant suspect. Luke Harkins says the Police Board of Commissioners decided to fire Officers Melody Spencer and Kevin Schnell. The officers stopped Sofia Salva in February 2006 for having a fake temporary car tag. During the stop, Salva repeatedly ...
Attorney: KC Police Board To Fire Cops In Miscarriage Case (KCTV 5 Kansas City)
A pair of Kansas City, Mo., police officers will be fired after they failed to get medical treatment for a pregnant suspect, their attorney says.
Attorney: KC cops in miscarriage case to be fired (WTOL 11 Toledo)
Associated Press - May 23, 2008 4:53 PM ET KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - An attorney whose firm represents two Kansas City, Mo., police officers says the pair will be fired after they failed to get...
Attorney: KC cops in miscarriage case to be fired (19 Action News Cleveland)
Associated Press - May 23, 2008 4:53 PM ET KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - An attorney whose firm represents two Kansas City, Mo., police officers says the pair will be fired after they failed to get...
Lawyer: Detainee dropped from 9/11 case tried to kill self (McClatchy Washington Bureau)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — A lawyer for a Saudi captive here, who was once suspected of being the 9/11 ''20th hijacker,'' said Tuesday that the detainee tried to kill himself last month in despair over hearing that a Pentagon prosecutor was seeking his execution.
Lawyer for former Red Wings defenceman asks jury for damages (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
DETROIT - A lawyer for ex-Detroit Red Wings defenceman Vladimir Konstantinov and a former team masseur has asked a federal jury to award them nearly US$300 million for a 1997 limo crash in suburban Detroit that left them with disabling brain injuries.
Attorney general tells law grads that attorneys shouldn't be punished for protecting country (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey is defending former government lawyers who drew up the legal basis of the Bush administration's use of harsh interrogation methods against terror suspects.
Second attorney hired (The Milpitas Post)
City of Milpitas' legal staff will grow by one new attorney next week. Bryan Otake will begin Tuesday as Milpitas' assistant city attorney, bringing the number of City of Milpitas' in-house lawyers to two.
Former attorney sentenced to year in jail for child porn charge (The Capital Times)
Former Mazomanie attorney James Winch, once considered a pillar of the community, was sentenced to one year in the county jail and 15 years probation for possession of child pornography. Winch was arrested on the charge after the Dane County Sheriff's Department staged a search warrant raid at his Mazomanie office. The sheriff's department received a tip from an undercover police officer in a ...
Attorney: KC cops in miscarriage case to be fired (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney whose firm represents two Kansas City, Mo., police officers says the pair will be fired after they failed to get medical treatment for a pregnant suspect.
Lawyer Accused of Making Improper Sexual Advances (New York Times)
The prominent lawyer, Richard Dienst, was charged with six misdemeanors for touching two women inappropriately.
MILITARY: Attorney says Marine jailed for refusing to testify (North County Times)
CAMP PENDLETON ---- A Marine sergeant charged with killing a detainee in Iraq headed to jail Wednesday after refusing to testify against a war comrade accused in the same incident, the sergeant's attorney said Thursday.
Court report: Lawyer gets year in jail for child porn (Wisconsin State Journal)
A Mazomanie lawyer who pleaded guilty to 10 counts of possessing child pornography will spend a year in Dane County Jail and 15 years on probation. At his sentencing hearing Friday, James T. Winch, 56, avoided a three-year prison term that is now mandatory under state law unless "the court finds that the best interests of the community will be served and the public will not be harmed." Winch's ...
NYC lawyer charged as groper of female attorneys (FOX 5 New York)
A lawyer who taught at the FBI Academy and defended a policeman who tested positive for marijuana was arrested Friday after being accused of groping two female attorneys in his office.
Attorney gets 120-day suspension (Knoxville News Sentinel)
A Knoxville attorney has been suspended from practicing law for 120 days by the Tennessee Supreme Court, according to the Board of Professional Responsibility.
Attorney general OKs park board process for pool (The Bismarck Tribune)
The state attorney general has issued an opinion upholding the process being used by the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District to build an aquatic and wellness center on the Bismarck State College campus.
State high court accepts voluntary disbarment of former Coles County assistant state's attorney (Herald & Review)
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Supreme Court has accepted the voluntary disbarment of a former Coles County assistant state's attorney who was accused of stealing drugs that were to be used as evidence in a criminal case he was prosecuting.
Red Clay lawyer blasts auditor aide's disclosure (The News Journal)
Correspondence from the State Auditors Office to a Red Clay Consolidated School District resident drew rebuke Friday by the district's lawyer because it contained information from a draft audit of the district's finances before it was ready to be...
Big-shot lawyer for cops hit in sex harass rap (New York Daily News)
A prominent New York lawyer who specializes in defending cops was charged Friday with groping two female colleagues in his Manhattan office.