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Veteran Milford city attorney steps down (Connecticut Post)
MILFORD — In the past 22 years City Attorney Marilyn Lipton has taken on adult bookstore and strip club owners, housing developers and absentee landlords, even the occasional misbehaving
Lawyer: Makati RTC ruling allows arrests, cuffing, detention of journalists (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Lawyer Harry Roque said a ruling by the Makati Regional Trial Court allows police to arrest, handcuff and detain journalists and "robs [the media] of [its] last resort for press freedom.
ICE attorney arrested for alleged immigrant bribes (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and his wife were arrested on suspicion of accepting thousands of dollars from both legal and illegal immigrants in exchange for immigration benefits, authorities said.
Lawyer charged in film scam (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Federal prosecutors in New Orleans charged a Hammond lawyer Friday with being the conduit for thousands of dollars in bribes paid by a Louisiana movie company official between 2003 and 2005 to then-state film commissioner Mark Smith for boosting lucrative tax breaks for the firm.
Buller's attorney asks for more time to prepare weapons case (2:52 p.m.) (The Record)
SAN ANDREAS -- The attorney for millionaire gun collector Dale Buller today asked a judge for more time to prepare a motion to have the court throw out the case charging his client with a variety of weapons offenses, including trading banned weapons...
Attorney: Dateline sex sting evidence obtained illegally (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
BUNNELL -- Evidence against a fired Alabama police officer arrested in the Dateline NBC sex sting in Flagler Beach should be thrown out because his privacy was violated for financial gain, his attorney argued in court Friday.
Attorney General's Office: Worker, 49, says he was harassed, too (The Columbus Dispatch)
The latest person to file a harassment claim against the Ohio attorney general's office is a middle-aged man who never worked for the aides to former Attorney General Marc Dann who were fired for sexual harassment.
Judge sentences lawyer Scruggs to 5 years in prison (The Pantagraph)
OXFORD, Miss. -- Famed anti-tobacco lawyer Richard ``Dickie'' Scruggs is headed to prison for five years for conspiring to bribe a judge.
Lawyer sentenced in plot to bribe judge (Belleville News-Democrat)
A prominent Mississippi trial lawyer, Richard Dickie Scruggs, was sentenced Friday to serve five years in prison for conspiring to bribe a state court judge.
ST. LOUIS: Lawyer here, former head of Las Vegas' Aladdin Hotel (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Richard L. Daly, a well-known criminal defense lawyer here who for a stint in the 1970s was president of the Aladdin Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, died June 19, 2008, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center from complications of stroke. He was 84 and lived in Creve Coeur.
High-profile lawyer Scruggs gets five years (Victoria Times Colonist)
ATLANTA -- A high-profile Mississippi lawyer who became unpopular on Wall Street for battling powerful companies was sentenced to five years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to conspiring to bribe a judge.
Attorney General warns of scams following Kansas disasters (Salina Journal)
The Kansas Attorney General is working to make sure Kansans affected by the recent storms know that not everyone who offers to help has their best interests in mind.
Ibaloi Lawyer to Sit in UN Rights Body (Bulatlat.com)
An Ibaloi lawyer and former city councilor was appointed as a mandate holder of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the international rights body’s 8th session last June 18.   BY LYN V. RAMO Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 21, June 29-July 5, 2008 read more
Senate confirms Wyo U.S. attorney (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Kelly Rankin as U.S. attorney for Wyoming Friday.
House panel subpoenas attorney general in CIA leak case (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
A House committee looking into the leaking of a CIA agent's identity has sent a subpoena to Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
Pak Deputy Attorney General given two weeks to report on AQ Khan's detention (New Kerala)
Islamabad June 28 : Pakistan's Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Raja Abdur Rehman has been asked to submit a report within a fortnight on Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan's detention.
Lawyer Wants Accused Killer, 14, In Juvenile Court (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A 14-year-old charged with killing a gay classmate in Oxnard should be tried as a juvenile, his lawyer says. The attorney for Brandon McInerney filed a motion on Tuesday asking a Ventura County judge to move the murder case from adult to juvenile court.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from dead clients (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
AUSTIN -- A lawyer accused of stealing from three elderly clients after their deaths, including living in one woman's home and driving another's car, has pleaded guilty to felony theft...
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from dead clients (Houston Chronicle)
A lawyer accused of stealing from three elderly clients after their deaths, including living in one woman's home and driving another's car, has pleaded guilty to felony theft charges.
House panel subpoenas attorney general in CIA leak case (News 8 Austin)
CAPITOL HILL -- A House committee looking into the leaking of a CIA agent's identity has sent a subpoena to Attorney General Michael Mukasey. The House Judiciary Committee wants transcripts of interviews with President Bush and Vice President Cheney during the federal probe into the leak.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from dead clients (KXAN 36 Austin)
AUSTIN (AP) - A lawyer accused of stealing from three elderly clients after their deaths has pleaded guilty to felony theft charges. Sixty-9-year-old Terry Erwin Stork was accused of living nearly 15 years in the home of 1 of his clients who died.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from dead clients (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - June 28, 2008 4:15 PM ET AUSTIN (AP) - A lawyer accused of stealing from three elderly clients after their deaths has pleaded guilty to felony theft charges.
Aide Accuses Attorney General’s Office Of Harassment (WLWT-TV Cincinnati)
An aide in the Ohio attorney general's office has filed a federal complaint claiming his boss harassed him, used profanity and called him a "dinosaur."
Attorney, accountant charged in OC medical scam (KGET 17 Bakersfield)
An attorney and accountant have been charged with participating in a "rent-a-patient" scam described by Orange County authorities as the largest medical insurance fraud case in the nation.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from dead clients (News 8 Austin)
A lawyer accused of stealing from three elderly clients after their deaths has pleaded guilty to felony theft charges.
Collier School Board chambers made bulletproof for superintendent, attorney (Naples Daily News)
The Collier County School Board’s dais, or raised platform behind which board members sit, was bulletproofed when the district built the administrative center in 2002, according to Philip Reid, director of security for the district. Now, the superintendent and board attorney will also have the protection. The bulletproofing is expected to cost $24,000, according to Reid.
Collier School Board chambers made bulletproof for superintendent, attorney (Naples Daily News)
The Collier County School Board’s dais, or raised platform behind which board members sit, was bulletproofed when the district built the administrative center in 2002, according to Philip Reid, director of security for the district. Now, the superintendent and board attorney will also have the protection. The bulletproofing is expected to cost $24,000, according to Reid.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from dead clients (News 8 Austin)
A lawyer accused of stealing from three elderly clients after their deaths has pleaded guilty to felony theft charges.
Family law attorney arrested on sex assault charges (The Sacramento Bee)
Authorities arrested a Sacramento family law attorney Saturday on suspicion of sexually assaulting his clients.
6 PM: Son of former Jasper County district attorney killed in four-vehicle accident (Beaumont Enterprise)
The son of former Jasper County district attorney Guy James Gray was killed and five others were injured in a four-vehicle accident Friday night in Newton County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from dead clients (KETK 56 Tyler)
AUSTIN (AP) - A lawyer accused of stealing from three elderly clients after their deaths has pleaded guilty to felony theft charges. Sixty-nine-year-old Terry Erwin Stork was accused of living nearly 15 years in the home of one of his clients who died.
Funeral Services Set For Son Of Former Jasper County District Attorney (KBTV Beaumont)
Funeral services have been set for 28-year-old Garrett James Gray. Gray was killed in a wreck Friday night in Newton County. He was the son of former Jasper County district attorney, Guy James Gray.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from dead (KVUE-TV Austin)
A lawyer accused of stealing from three elderly clients after their deaths, including living in one woman’s home and driving another’s car, has pleaded guilty to felony theft charges.
Greenville lawyer fights disciplinary procedures (The State)
A personal injury lawyer has sued a state panel that disciplined him for an ad encouraging anyone hurt on the job to call him, saying there was nothing wrong with the commercial. Joel Bieber told The Greenville News he is asking for an injunction to stop the South Carolina Commission on Lawyer Conduct and the state Supreme Court’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel from continuing disciplinary ...
Questions to ask before hiring an attorney (The News-Press)
A question I am frequently asked in e-mail responses to this column is, "how do I know if the attorney I select to draft my will or trust is...
Attorney faces charges of assaulting his clients (The Sacramento Bee)
SACRAMENTO – Authorities arrested a Sacramento family law attorney Saturday for allegedly sexually assaulting his clients. Gary Appelblatt
Attorney finds selectboard rejection of petitions on former Tannery land illegal (Camden Herald)
CAMDEN — An attorney representing Camden citizens who favor a public pathway along the Megunticook River on the Apollo Tannery property, has written that the selectboard exceeded their authority in denying two citizen petitions on April 29.
Senate confirms Wyo U.S. attorney (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Kelly Rankin as U.S. attorney for Wyoming Friday.
Defense attorney accuses police of misconduct (Livingston County Daily Press & Argus)
A defense attorney accused Livingston County police officers of misconduct and abuse when they entered her client's Fowlerville home to search for stolen trailers.
Ibaloi lawyer to sit in UN rights body (GMA News)
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – An Ibaloi lawyer and former city councilor was appointed as a mandate holder of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on its 8th session last June 18.
Attorney: Pursuing execution not worth costs of trial in Larry Evans murder case (Mansfield News Journal)
A Mansfield attorney sent letters to local officials asking them to reconsider seeking the death penalty against a local man charged with killing his brother (a Mansfield police officer) and his neighbor. When Eric Miller got no response, he contacted the News Journal.
Egypt prison guards beat inmates to end hunger strike: lawyer (Zawya)
CAIRO, June 29, 2008 (AFP) - Prison guards at an Egyptian jail near the Mediterranean city of Alexandria beat up 17 inmates to force them to end a hunger strike, their lawyer said on Sunday.
Lawyer denies drug use during murder trial (Texarkana Gazette)
The attorney for a man sentenced to die for the murder of an elderly Lafayette County, Arkansas, woman denied Friday he used illegal drugs while acting as a lawyer for the accused.
Lawyer victimizes three dead clients (Laredo Morning Times)
AUSTIN - A lawyer accused of stealing from three elderly clients after their deaths, including living in one woman's home and driving another's car, has pleaded guilty to felony theft charges.Terry Erwin Stork, 69, faces up to life in prison on two of the charges when he is sentenced in August.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from dead clients (North Texas Daily)
AUSTIN (AP) - A lawyer accused of stealing from three elderly clients after their deaths, including living in one woman's home and driving another's car, has pleaded guilty to felony theft charges.
Robert J. Blumsack of E. Falmouth, 81, lawyer, WWII vet (Boston Herald)
Robert J. Blumsack of East Falmouth, a World War II veteran and retired lawyer, died Thursday at his summer home in Newburyport. He was 81. Mr. Blumsack was born in Somerville....
Attorney believes city can join lawsuit (Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald)
ROANOKE RAPIDS - The city should legally be able to join a lawsuit filed against Randy Parton and his associates, said the attorney who filed the case for a city businessman.
What the co. attorney's office does (Arizona Daily Sun)
Just what is the function of a county attorney's office?
Egypt prison guards beat inmates to end hunger strike: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Prison guards at an Egyptian jail near the Mediterranean city of Alexandria beat up 17 inmates to force them to end a hunger strike, their lawyer said on Sunday.
What the co. attorney's office does (Arizona Daily Sun)
Just what is the function of a county attorney's office?