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Philippines: Opposition Lawyer, Four Others Accused Of Plotting A Coup Against The President (Sin Chew Jit Poh)
MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Philippine police filed criminal complaints Thursday (3 July) against an opposition lawyer, three retired colonels and a former police officer for allegedly plotting to overthrow President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Lawyer: Freeze on Bolante bank accounts too late (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A human rights lawyer said the government may no longer recover the money deposited in the bank accounts of Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante despite a court ruling freezing the accounts of the former agriculture undersecretary and others allegedly involved in the fertilizer fund scam.
N.Ky. lawyer joins racing commission (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
FORT MITCHELL – Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Fort Mitchell lawyer Burr Travis, a long-time thoroughbred horse owner and breeder, to a retooled panel that oversees the state’s horse industry.
Authorities release former county attorney; trial set for Aug. 25 (Southwest Iowa News)
Federal authorities released a former assistant Pottawattamie County Attorney who is awaiting an appeal on convictions of theft and misconduct, after being charged with two federal crimes.
Comment is trouble for lawyer (The Florida Times-Union)
ATLANTA - Comments about a patriotic pin that a colleague perceived as cruel and provoking has left an Athens lawyer fighting for his career.
Slaying suspect Nicholas Sheley seeks private defense attorney (Chicago Tribune)
Rock Falls man suspected in 8 deaths appears in Galesburg courtroom The Rock Falls, Ill., man suspected in the late June slayings of eight people in Illinois and Missouri is seeking a private attorney to represent him in one of the killings, he said in a brief court hearing Thursday afternoon.
Detroit City Council aide may have attorney (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- A veteran city attorney said Thursday he likely will represent a Detroit City Council aide reportedly caught on videotape accepting a payment from a city contractor.
$5 late fee judge imposed on attorney is nullified on appeal (The Press-Enterprise)
The 4th District Court of Appeal has granted a request by the Riverside County district attorney's office to drop a $5 fine imposed by a judge against a prosecutor who was late for a hearing.
Lawyer sees victory in ruling on wiretapping (The Oregonian)
An Oregon lawyer on Thursday claimed a "major victory" in a federal lawsuit challenging President Bush's authority to eavesdrop on Americans without following wiretap laws established by Congress.
Phila. lawyer arrives in Vienna for envoy post (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The new U.S. ambassador to Austria has arrived in Vienna and says he hopes to enhance the bonds of friendship between the two countries. David Girard-diCarlo, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer and Republican fund-raiser, replaces Susan McCaw, who left the post early.
Phila. lawyer arrives in Vienna for envoy post (Philly.com)
The new U.S. ambassador to Austria has arrived in Vienna and says he hopes to enhance the bonds of friendship between the two countries. David Girard-diCarlo, a Philadelphia lawyer and Republican fund-raiser, replaces Susan McCaw, who left the post early.
Attorney general launches gas price inquiry (Louisville Courier-Journal)
An expert on oil pricing and economics has advised Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway that there's something "extraordinary" happening in Jefferson County to push gasoline prices 30 cents to 40 cents higher than in surrounding counties.
Young paid lawyer to aid campaign head (Anchorage Daily News)
WASHINGTON -- Of the more than $1 million in legal fees spent by U.S. Rep. Don Young to defend in a federal criminal inquiry this past year, about $35,000 went toward a lawyer to represent his campaign manager in the same investigation.
Israel can raze attacker's home - attorney general (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters by Joseph Nasr JERUSALEM, June 4 (Reuters) - An Israeli government proposal to demolish homes of Palestinians from Arab East Jerusalem who attack Israelis is legally viable, Israel's attorney- ...
Serena Layoun, 54; attorney, volunteer and advocate for children (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Whether it was advocating for abused and neglected children, teaching adults to read or staging a sit-in to establish a day care center at a college campus, Serena Layoun tried to make the world a better place. Ms. Layoun, a lawyer with the Child Advocacy Unit of the San Diego County Public Defender's Office, was known as a bright attorney who was passionate about doing what was best for children.
Lawyer: Activity ‘maybe went too far' (The Charlotte Observer)
The lawyer for one of three people charged in a North Carolina rape and kidnapping case that prosecutors have said included satanic ritual said it appears to involve “consensual activity that maybe went too far.” Authorities have charged three people, including two ranking members of the Durham County Democratic Party, in the case they said involved a beating and a rape. Police have released few ...
Israel can raze attacker's home: attorney general (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
An Israeli government proposal to demolish homes of Palestinians from Arab East Jerusalem who attack Israelis is legally viable, Israel's attorney-general wrote in a legal opinion.
Belgian man no sex maniac, lawyer says (Montreal Gazette)
According to his lawyer, Vincent Duval's intense feelings for a 13-year-old girl don't mean he's a pedophile, or a sex maniac, but rather a man whose notion of love may be unacceptable to society.
Suspected Taiwan e-mail scam enmeshes Buffalo lawyer (The Buffalo News)
The e-mail from Xu Yu, saying he was seeking an American lawyer to collect a debt owed to Taiwan Industries Ltd., sounded so phony that Buffalo attorney Laurence D. Behr said so in a return e-mail.
Czech supreme attorney returns biofuel case for completion-server (České noviny)
Brno- The Czech Supreme State Attorney's Office (NSZ) has returned the alleged biofuel corruption case involving former members of the opposition Social Democrats (CSSD) for completion, Itnernet daily Tyden.cz reports today.
Motata lawyer calls state witness 'untruthful' (Mail and Guardian)
The map will replace this text. If any users do not have Flash Player 8 (or above), they'll see this message. Some aspects of witness Richard Baird's testimony were "untruthful", the lawyer for Judge Nkola Motata told his drunken-driving trial at the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.
Attorney Says Councilman Rico Biased In Favor Of Administration (The Chattanoogan)
An attorney said in a Chancery Court motion that dismissal of a city police officer should be overturned because City Councilman Manny Rico is biased in favor of the Littlefield administration.
Patriotic Lawyer: A Man's Obsession With '76 (ABC News)
Lawyer goes over the top: His phone number and address include 1776.
I believe he was coerced, says lawyer Americk (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: Americk Singh Sidhu, the lawyer who had prepared the first statutory declaration for private investigator P. Balasubramaniam, is convinced his client was intimidated to retract his declaration alleging the Deputy Prime Minister had a sexual relationship with Altantuya Shaariibuu.
Israel: Destruction of militants' homes legal, says attorney-general (Adnkronos)
Israel: Destruction of militants' homes legal, says attorney-general (AKI) - Israeli Attorney-General Menachem Mazuz has told Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defence Minister Ehud Barak that there is no constitutional barrier to demolishing the house of a terrorist.However, Mazuz added that there were both local and international legal obstacles and they should be considered, reported ...
Detained Pakistani nuclear scientist meets lawyer (Khaleej Times)
ISLAMABAD - Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan was allowed to meet his lawyer on Friday for the first time since he was detained four years ago, and the lawyer said he hoped to win Khan's freedom soon.
Contact with lawyer set in motion capture of killing-spree suspect (The Pantagraph)
NEW 9:35 a.m. CHICAGO -- As the hunt wound down for the man suspected in a killing spree that left eight people dead in two states, a disheveled Nicholas T. Sheley walked calmly into a Subway restaurant in suburban St. Louis, asked to use the phone and called his lawyer - all but ensuring his capture. | Video
Lawyer calls for Panlilio ouster (Sun Star)
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Controversial lawyer Elly Velez Pamatong has urged the Pampanga mayors to use their powers and unite in ousting Governor Eddie Panlilio from the Provincial capitol.
Opposition lawyer Adaza freed on bail -- report (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- (UPDATE 2) Opposition lawyer Homobono Adaza, detained on accusation of planning to oust President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, was released on bail Friday evening, DZMM Teleradyo reported.
Nye County Attorney Still Running for Office After DUI (KLAS Las Vegas)
Nye County District Attorney Bob Beckett will continue his campaign for District Court Judge, despite being arrested on drunk driving charges.
Authorities release former county attorney; trial set for Aug. 25 (Southwest Iowa News)
Federal authorities released a former assistant Pottawattamie County Attorney who is awaiting an appeal on convictions of theft and misconduct, after being charged with two federal crimes.
Trump lawyer: benefits outweigh the costs (The Herald)
Donald Trump's lawyer yesterday admitted the tycoon's planned £1bn golf resort would have "significant adverse effects" on the environment.
Nevada Attorney General seeks to stop payment on money transfer fraud (News 4 Reno)
In an effort to halt the escalating instances of fraud-induced money transfers, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced today that MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. has entered into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) with Nevada and 43 other States and the District of Columbia.
Lawyer: Second SD was probably made under duress (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: Americk Singh Sidhu, the lawyer who had prepared the first statutory declaration for private investigator P. Balasubramaniam, is convinced his client was intimidated to retract his declaration.
Attorney wears Purple Heart during trial (Columbia Basin Herald)
EPHRATA - A Grant County deputy prosecuting attorney will be allowed to wear a Purple Heart lapel pin during a DUI trial. The defendant's Moses Lake attorney, Garth Dano, claimed the opposing attorney and pin-wearer Angus Lee is placed in higher esteem with the jurors.
Lawyer: No reason to doubt first statement (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: The lawyer who had taken down the statutory declaration by private investigator P. Balasubramaniam said it was done voluntarily. Americk Singh Sidhu claimed Balasubramaniam had been "intimidated" to change his story within 24 hours.
Attorney: Joseph Craig Is A Practicing Christian (NBC 17 Raleigh)
DURHAM, N.C. -- Just minutes after meeting with his client for the first time, attorney Woody Vann spoke to NBC17 about his client's demeanor and the case ahead. Vann is Joseph Craig's court appointed attorney.
Attorney Says Imposter Was Caught Up in Ruse (The Missourian)
The attorney for William Jakob, the Washington area man who posed as a police officer and federal agent, said his client became caught up in the ruse after he was invited to ride along with Gerald police officers on some raids.
Bradley opts out of state's attorney race (Herald & Review)
Decatur attorney Mark Bradley did not file nominating petitions by the Monday deadline to run as an independent candidate for Macon County state's attorney.
County attorney seeking to postpone murder trial for second suspect in decades-old Weber slaying (Newton Daily News)
Due to the unavailability of a witness and a slate full of first-degree murder trials, the Jasper County Attorney’s Office has proposed re-scheduling Gottlieb William “Junior” Baumann’s first-degree murder trial for December.
Serb goon afraid U.S. justice: lawyer (New York Daily News)
The Serbian suspect accused of stomping a college classmate into a coma fled the U.S. because he believes the American justice system is rigged, his lawyer said Friday.
State attorney candidates speak about anti-crime proposals (The Florida Times-Union)
Subcommittees of the Jacksonville Journey, the mayor's anti-crime task force, made six recommendations for reducing violence that directly pertain to the State Attorney's Office.
Winona County attorney praises grand jury for indictments (Post-Bulletin)
WINONA -- The Winona County Attorney praised a grand jury that returned indictments this week against three people in a 23-year-old murder case. "It's not unsolved anymore," said County Attorney Chuck MacLean. "The grand jury did a
Serb goon afraid of U.S. justice: lawyer (New York Daily News)
The Serbian suspect accused of stomping a college classmate into a coma fled the U.S. because he believes the American justice system is rigged, his lawyer said Friday.
Phila. lawyer arrives in Vienna for envoy post (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The new U.S. ambassador to Austria has arrived in Vienna and says he hopes to enhance the bonds of friendship between the two countries. David Girard-diCarlo, a Philadelphia lawyer and Republican fund-raiser, replaces Susan McCaw, who left the post early.
Slaying suspects could face death, U.S. attorney says (The Charleston Gazette)
The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia would not rule out Thursday the possibility that two Army enlisted men who allegedly killed a Huntington minister could face the death penalty.
Contact with lawyer set in motion capture of killing-spree suspect (The Pantagraph)
CHICAGO -- As the hunt wound down for the man suspected in a killing spree that left eight people dead in two states, a disheveled Nicholas T. Sheley walked calmly into a Subway restaurant in suburban St. Louis, asked to use the phone and called his lawyer - all but ensuring his capture. | Video
Attorney: Fugitive in beating case does not trust U.S. justice system (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
BELGRADE, Serbia -- Miladin Kovacevic, the former Binghamton University basketball player accused of severely beating a fellow student into a coma, fled the country because he does not trust the U.S. justice system, his attorney said Friday.
Call to Rock Falls attorney preceded Sheley’s arrest (SaukValley.com)
ROCK FALLS - Although the vigilance of a few Granite City bar patrons has been credited for the capture of Nicholas T. Sheley, a Rock Falls attorney sitting 250 miles away might actually have played an equal or greater role.
Controversial waterslide meets height bylaw: lawyer (Victoria Times Colonist)
North Saanich's lawyer has said new plans for the controversial waterslide at the Panorama Recreation Centre comply with the municipality's height bylaw.