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MURRIETA: Police arrest attorney (North County Times)
MURRIETA ---- An attorney who lives in Murrieta has been arrested in connection with money reportedly missing from a former client's trust account, police said Tuesday. Jacqueline Staten, 43, was arrested by Murrieta detectives about 7 a.m. Monday as
Trial begins for man accused of killing Live Oak attorney (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
SANTA CRUZ - The man accused of shooting and killing a Live Oak attorney two years ago admits he fired the gun, but his attorney told jurors Tuesday the law will show Angus MacIntyre, 48, is not guilty of murder.
LA lawyer charged with sending child porn (KTVN Reno)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles lawyer has been arrested for allegedly sending child porn to an FBI agent posing as a 13-year-old girl. Prosecutors say David Cohn was arrested Tuesday at his home in Woodland Hills. He was booked and released after posting $190,000 bail.
Lawyer Arrested in Kiddy Porn Sting (KTLA-TV Los Angeles)
LOS ANGELES -- A lawyer has been arrested for allegedly sending child porn to an FBI agent posing as a 13-year-old girl. Prosecutors say David Cohn was arrested Tuesday at his home in Woodland Hills. He was booked and released after posting $190,000 bail.
Defense lawyer quizzes guards' accuser during abuse trial in Superior Court, Providence (The Providence Journal)
PROVIDENCE — A defense lawyer for one of the ex-prison guards accused of abusing inmates at the Adult Correctional Institutions yesterday questioned the motives of a former prisoner who claims the guard threatened to sodomize him and repeatedly struck him in the head and face with a phonebook.
Frock tried to blackmail attorney (Carroll County Times)
A Westminster woman could spend up to 18 months in the Carroll County Detention Center after being convicted of trying to blackmail an assistant state’s attorney.
Murder case gets another attorney (Tribune Chronicle)
WARREN - The fifth attorney appointed in Trumbull County's only capital murder case has taken over as lead counsel. The appointment of Akron attorney Brian Pierce follows the death of attorney Lawrence Smith, also of Akron, who died last month shortly after he and attorney Don Malarcik were granted appointments by Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge John M.
Board broadens search for attorney (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
It'll be mid-August before Joseph Causey learns whether he gave his final statement to the Brunswick County Board of Education Tuesday as its attorney - a position he's held for 13 years. Causey and three law firms gave their pleas to the board during a meeting Tuesday as board members decide whether to keep Causey. In recent years, Causey's job has been reviewed annually and the board has ...
Should state's attorney select IG when one of the candidates is a donor? (Daily Herald)
When Cook County commissioners were writing the ordinance that revamped the county's Inspector General office, they never considered that one of the future candidates would be a Cook County assistant state's attorney.
Lawyer sues trooper in '05 shooting (Boston Globe)
A Boston lawyer filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against a State Police trooper who fatally shot an unarmed Worcester man after a high-speed chase in Fitchburg in 2005.
Lawyer defends disability claim by firefighter (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for Boston Firefighter Albert Arroyo says Arroyo's muscular physique and participation in a professional bodybuilding contest, just weeks after he reported a career-ending injury, does not mean his disability claim was false.
District Attorney's Office opens new headquarters (Contra Costa Times)
n Previously spread over four locations, district attorney says working under one roof will be more efficient
Bar acts to suspend Coral Springs attorney over alleged deceptive trade practices (Sun-Sentinel)
The Florida Bar moved Tuesday to suspend a Coral Springs attorney, one day after the Office of the Florida Attorney General put her debt settlement and wealth management company into receivership, alleging deceptive trade practices that may have cost consumers millions.
Lawyer loses school retirement credits (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
The state Comptroller's Office has rescinded retirement system credits for a lawyer working for an Orleans County school system.
Opposition Lawyer Loses Bid To Summon Malaysia's Deputy Leader As Murder Trial Witness (Sin Chew Jit Poh)
KUALA LUMPUR: A top opposition lawyer lost an attempt Wednesday (23 July) to summon Malaysia's deputy prime minister as a witness in the trial of a slain Mongolian woman.
Attorney General: Hardin Bonus Likely Illegal (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK - The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees' decision to use an endowment fund to give university president Lu Hardin a $300,000 bonus likely violated state law, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Tuesday.
MURRIETA: Police arrest attorney (North County Times)
MURRIETA ---- An attorney who lives in Murrieta has been arrested in connection with money reportedly missing from a former client's trust account, police said Tuesday. Jacqueline Staten, 43, was arrested by Murrieta detectives about 7 a.m. Monday as
Attorney General McKenna service ads criticized (Tacoma News Tribune)
The state Democratic Party says it has filed a campaign finance complaint against Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna, questioning his appearance in public service announcements during his re-election campaign.
New Bethel district attorney named (Anchorage Daily News)
BETHEL -- Andrew Grannik has been named the new district attorney for Bethel.
Attorney contests speed in wreck (Mobile Press-Register)
The defense attorney for a teenage driver who police said was speeding in a Citronelle wreck that killed two people has asked to have vehicular homicide charges thrown out.
Torrington lawyer given prison for client theft (Boston Globe)
A former Torrington lawyer has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing more than $4 million from a client who suffered from dementia.
Powell man is GOP pick for state attorney (The Columbus Dispatch)
A lawyer who made a name for himself in the 1990s prosecuting drug dealers and baseball legend Pete Rose will be the Republican candidate for Ohio attorney general in November.
District attorney gets nod (The Daily Iberian)
Sixteenth Judicial District Attorney Phil Haney was appointed last week by Gov. Bobby Jindal to the Drug Policy Board, serving as a representative of the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association.
Second fen-phen lawyer seeks release from jail (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Shirley Cunningham Jr. wants a federal judge to release him from the Boone County jail, pending a second trial on criminal charges that he defrauded former fen-phen clients. In a motion filed Monday in federal court in Covington, the suspended lawyer says he should be released because the majority of the jury in his first criminal trial thought he was not guilty of conspiracy to commit ...
Karadzic to defend himself at Hague, says lawyer (Guardian Unlimited)
Bosnian genocide suspect is convinced he will be cleared of war crimes charges, his lawyer says
Lawyer defends herself in case (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
By MATTHEW WATKINS Eagle Staff Writer Local lawyer Helen Mayfield finds herself in a different role this week as she is in court defending herself ...
Karadzic seeks to act as own lawyer at UN tribunal (AP via Yahoo! News)
Radovan Karadzic hopes to defend himself against U.N. war crimes charges, his lawyer said Wednesday, raising the prospect that one of Europe's most wanted men will use the courtroom to preach Serb nationalism and rewrite the history of the Balkan wars.
Iraq: Saddam's memoirs found, says his lawyer (Adnkronos)
Iraq: Saddam's memoirs found, says his lawyer The former Iraqi President's defence lawyer told Adnkronos International (AKI) that Saddam Hussein's memoirs exist and that his family wants to publish the text. (AKI) - Saddam's Hussein's lawyer has revealed the existence of the memoirs of the former Iraqi president. Bedey Aref told Adnkronos International (AKI) that the "extremely ...
Local attorney to speak publicly about his recent arrest (The Shreveport Times)
A local attorney who was arrested last week on charges he used his ex-wife's identity to obtain a $71,000 line of credit will hold a press conference today. Daryl Gold, a well-known defense attorney, will address accusations off identity theft at 3 p.m. at the Regions Bank Building in downtown Shreveport. Authorities say he used Deborah Logan Gold's name and social security number to get credit. ...
Lawyer sues trooper in '05 shooting (Boston Globe)
A Boston lawyer filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against a State Police trooper who fatally shot an unarmed Worcester man after a high-speed chase in Fitchburg in 2005.
Lawyer defends disability claim by firefighter (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for Boston Firefighter Albert Arroyo says Arroyo's muscular physique and participation in a professional bodybuilding contest, just weeks after he reported a career-ending injury, does not mean his disability claim was false.
Greenberg Traurig Attorney Arthur J. England Jr. Appointed to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners Testing Commission (Centre Daily Times)
Greenberg Traurig Attorney Arthur J. England Jr., a former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, has been appointed to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners Testing Commission. Mr. England is co-chair of the National Appellate Practice Group and a shareholder in the firm's Miami office.
GOP candidate named for Ohio attorney general race (BizJournals)
The Ohio Republican Party on Wednesday said it has picked lawyer D. Michael Crites to run in a special election this November for state attorney general.
Manager uses county attorney to file divorce (Sampson Independent)
CLINTON —The county manager’s divorce has sparked taxpayer interest after county attorney Rick Moorefield took time out of his day on Friday, July 11 to file final documents for Scott Sauer.
Community Activist Hired As Deputy Town Attorney (Leesburg Today)
A familiar face will become a daily presence in Leesburg Town Hall, as Barbara Notar has accepted a position as the town's new deputy town attorney.
Lawyer's role under scrutiny as donation row continues (Otago Daily Times)
The controversy surrounding Winston Peters over donations to New Zealand First is still swirling around in Parliament and now the role of his lawyer, Brian Henry, is being raised.
Attorney General: Hardin Bonus Likely Illegal (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK - The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees' decision to use an endowment fund to give university president Lu Hardin a $300,000 bonus likely violated state law, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Tuesday.
Attorney Crites Is GOP AG Candidate (WCMH Columbus)
The race for Ohio's next attorney general now has a definitive name on the GOP ticket.
Attorney uses toy gun to make point in Foster case (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Defense attorney Earl Gray brandished a toy pistol during his closing arguments in the Aaron W. Foster murder trial this morning, using it to demonstrate how Barbara (Bobbi) Winn could have gripped the gun in both hands and fired the fatal shot into her own chest 27 years ago.
Lake Bluff church tax case gets state's attorney's help (Chicago Tribune)
Office's financial investigators to aid appeal of $80,000 break Financial investigators with the Lake County state's attorney's office plan to assist the Village of Lake Bluff in its appeal of a property-tax exemption the state granted last month to a resident who contends he turned his lakefront mansion into a church, State's Atty. Michael Waller said.
Defense attorney rips ex-wife, sheriff over his arrest (KTBS Shreveport)
Shreveport defense attorney Daryl Gold today adamantly denied charges he illegally used his ex-wife's identity to obtain a large line of credit, saying they were the result of baseless allegations by an ex-wife involved in a bitter child-custody case. Gold, one of Shreveport-Bossier's best-known criminal defense attorneys, was arrested last
City Attorney Sues Countrywide To Stop Foreclosures (KGTV San Diego)
City Attorney Michael Aguirre filed a lawsuit against Countrywide Financial Corp., alleging the mortgage giant engaged in unlawful lending practices that led to widespread foreclosures in San Diego.
NYC Lawyer Suing Delta Over Stressful Flight (WCBS-TV New York)
A New York City lawyer is suing Delta Air Lines Inc. for $5 million, claiming the carrier's incompetence and indifference left him stranded in Paris for four days last October during an airport workers' strike. Richard Roth says Atlanta-based Delta refused to let passengers rebook flights by telephone and for "unfathomable" reasons insisted they go to the chaotic airport and rebook there.
City Attorney Sues 30 Wall Street Firms For Fraud (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
The City of Los Angeles City Attorney's Office is accusing more than 30 financial institutions and bond insurers of fraud involving municipal investments and costing taxpayers millions of dollars. One lawsuit names companies like Bank of America, Wachovia Bank, Morgan Stanley and Bear, Stearns & Co. and accuses them of colluding to prevent the city from getting competitive rates for investing ...
U.S. Attorney General says Siegelman Findings to be Released (CBS 42 Birmingham)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey now says that findings from a Justice Department investigation into former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman's corruption case will be released to Congress.
Athens Attorney Charged with Felony (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
An Athens attorney is accused of exposing himself to two young girls.
Lawyer Sues Delta Over Delayed, Stressful Trip (WNBC)
A New York City lawyer is suing Delta Air Lines Inc. for $5 million, claiming the carrier's incompetence and indifference left him stranded in Paris for four days last October during an airport workers' strike.
Karadzic's Lawyer Predicts his Client Will Prevail at War Crimes Tribunal (Voice of America)
A lawyer for jailed war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic says the former Bosnian Serb leader believes he will be cleared of genocide charges. Svetozar Vujacic said Karadzic will conduct his own defense at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in the Hague.
CPA Attorney charged with crimes against little girls (WAFF 48 News Huntsville)
A well-known local attorney has been arrested on 2 counts of enticing a child for immoral purposes. Police say this happened earlier this month on the 4th of July.
Athens Attorney Arrested for Enticing Minors (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
July 23, 2008 NewsChannel 19's Ellis Eskew reports: John Hamilton McLain V of Athens is an attorney and CPA. He was admitted to the Alabama Bar Association last year. People we talked to in Athens