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Moncier client to hire new attorney (Knoxville News Sentinel)
A former Oak Ridge janitor accused of trying to sell to the French government pieces of uranium enrichment equipment reluctantly agreed Monday to give up his fight to keep Knoxville attorney Herbert S. Moncier at the helm of his case.
District Attorney's office files motion requesting extension in child abuse charges (Greeley Tribune)
The Weld County District Attorney's Office filed a motion requesting a one-day extension for filing charges against a father arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse resulting in death.
City attorney candidate interviewed (The Fayetteville Observer)
What happened: The City Council meet Monday morning to interview the final candidate for the city attorney’s position. Council members also discussed a legal issue involving a claim.
Appeals Court denies release for ex-attorney Minor (NBC 15 Mobile)
A federal court has denied former attorney Paul Minor's request to get out of prison while he appeals his conviction in a Mississippi judicial bribery case.
Lawyer charges IRS attempted to keep him from aiding taxpayers (The Star-Ledger)
A West Windsor attorney has filed a federal lawsuit charging that the Internal Revenue Service misled taxpayers by telling them they didn't need a lawyer when they came in to discuss their tax issues and was obstructive when they hired one anyway.
Ex-lawyer found guilty in stolen art trial (Boston Globe)
A former Watertown lawyer was convicted yesterday of possessing six Impressionist paintings that he knew were stolen in what is believed to be the largest private art theft in Massachusetts history.
Travis County district attorney investigating complaint about TEA watchdog (Dallas Morning News)
The Travis County district attorney's office is investigating a criminal complaint involving the Texas Education Agency's watchdog unit, an official in the district attorney's office confirmed Monday.
Criminal probe begun of L.A. city attorney (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco FBI agents have begun a criminal investigation of Los Angeles City Attorney Rockard "Rocky" Delgadillo, a one-time rising star of California politics whose career stalled after a series of admitted ethical lapses. Sources familiar with the FBI...
Judge asks Attorney General King if Jefferson County can hold sewer debt vote (Birmingham News)
A Jefferson County probate court judge on Monday asked Attorney General Troy King whether the county can hold a nonbinding advisory election to consider solutions to the sewer debt crisis.
Republican Ohio attorney general candidate Mike Crites wants a Corruption Commission (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus -- The Republican candidate for state attorney general wants to establish an independent commission that could look over the shoulder of county prosecutors and go after public officials accused of corruption.
Ex-Investigation Department head Dovgy detained on suspicion ofaccepting bribe - lawyer (Interfax)
MOSCOW. Aug 19 (Interfax) - Former head of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigation Committee of the Prosecutor General's Office Dmitry Dovgy has been detained on suspicion of accepting a bribe, Dovgy's defense lawyer Yury Bagrayev told Interfax on Tuesday.
Prominent Ala. lawyer leaves Detroit mayor's team (The Muskegon Chronicle)
DETROIT — Prominent Alabama defense lawyer Jim Parkman isn't working for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick anymore. A spokesman for the embattled mayor said Monday Parkman is leaving Kilpatrick's legal team.
TV divorce lawyer Platt arrested (BBC News)
A TV divorce lawyer is arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
Prominent Ala. lawyer leaves Detroit mayor's team (Crain's Detroit Business)
Prominent Alabama defense lawyer Jim Parkman isn't working for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick anymore.
Lawyer expects appeal in $388M Calif. tax verdict (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer for a Nevada patent holder who won more than $388 million in a decade-old lawsuit against California state tax authorities said Monday that he expected the verdict will be appealed.
R.I. Attorney General Announces Lead Paint Cleanup (New London Day)
Providence - Attorney General Patrick Lynch announced Monday that cleanup of up to 600 housing units contaminated by lead paint is now going out
Woman recants sex assault accusation, suspect's lawyer says (The Champaign News-Gazette)
URBANA – An attorney for a Champaign man accused of sex assault and domestic battery said in court Monday that the woman now denies any sex crime occurred. Jim Dedman, lawyer for Quantrell Walker, 24, who listed an address in the 1600 block of Hedge Road, entered pleas of innocent to charges of criminal sexual assault, home invasion and aggravated battery.
Kenya: Attorney General Left Out As 'Hotel Sale Was Civil Matter' (AllAfrica.com)
The Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission did not involve attorney-general Amos Wako in negotiations to dispose of the Grand Regency Hotel because the matter was purely civil, an inquiry was told on Monday.
Race for PA Attorney General Heating Up (WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey)
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Attorney for man accused of taking lewd photos argues he wasn't breaking the law (WAFB Baton Rouge)
Duane Champagne's attorney argued Monday that his client wasn't breaking the law when he snapped the photographs because his subjects, young girls and women wearing bikinis, had no expectation of privacy at that public facility.
Retired lawyer found guilty of possessing 6 stolen paintings including Paul Cezanne still life (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BOSTON - A retired Massachusetts lawyer has been found guilty of possessing six valuable paintings that had been stolen from a home in 1978, including a still life by Paul Cezanne.
Ex-lawyer found guilty in stolen art trial (Boston Globe)
A former Watertown lawyer was convicted yesterday of possessing six Impressionist paintings that he knew were stolen in what is believed to be the largest private art theft in Massachusetts history.
FBI investigating Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo (Los Angeles Daily News)
City Controller Laura Chick this morning confirmed reports that City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo is under investigation by the FBI.
FBI reportedly probing LA city attorney Rocky Delgadillo (Daily Breeze)
A spokesman for Rocky Delgadillo said today that the Los Angeles city attorney has yet to be informed that he is the subject of an FBI criminal investigation, as was reported in a San Francisco newspaper.
US lawyer guilty over stolen art (BBC News)
A retired US lawyer faces up to 10 years in jail after being found guilty of possessing six stolen French expressionist paintings.
Breaking News-Attorney General orders Boothbay Region Humane Society to cease and desist (The Lincoln County News)
Attorney General Steven Rowe's office has issued a decision regarding licensure of the Boothbay Region Humane Society.
Louisiana Attorney General warns of latest scam circulating NWLA (Minden Press-Herald)
The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office is warning consumers about misleading documents that can cost mineral owners their mineral rights.
Lawyer to appeal ABCP ruling (CBC Ottawa)
The restructuring plan for $32 billion in asset-backed commercial paper hit another snag on Tuesday as lawyer Howard Shapray, who represents Ivanhoe Mines, says he plans to take his case to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Attorney: Client lied about finding body in 1976 (Pioneer Press)
LADYSMITH, Wis. — A Rusk County, Wisconsin jury heard a police interview from 32 years ago in which a man told of accidentally finding a woman's body on railroad tracks, a story his attorney acknowledges wasn't truthful.
ABCP restructuring plan hits new snag as lawyer plans to appeal (Canadian Business)
David Friend, The Canadian Press August 19, 2008 - 2:17 p.m. TORONTO - The restructuring plan for $32 billion in asset-backed commercial paper hit another snag on Tuesday as a lawyer for Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN), says he plans to take his case to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Ivanhoe to Appeal Canada Commercial Paper Ruling, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
Aug. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. will appeal an Ontario court's endorsement of a plan to convert C$32 billion ($30 billion) of insolvent Canadian commercial paper to longer- term notes to keep its right to sue, the company's lawyer said.
FBI Reportedly Probes L.A. City Attorney (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A spokesman for Rocky Delgadillo said Tuesday that the Los Angeles city attorney has yet to be informed that he is the subject of an FBI criminal investigation, as was reported in a San Francisco newspaper. The San Francisco Chronicle Tuesday quoted sources familiar with the reported investigation as saying that San Francisco-based agents recently went to Los Angeles to conduct interviews in ...
'Guy's rights' lawyer hits women's studies (UPI)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A lawyer who describes himself as a "guy's rights" advocate has filed a lawsuit over the women's studies program at Columbia University in New York.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Resigns As Part Of Plea Agreement On DUI Charge (The Kentucky Post)
The Prosecutors Advisory Council and Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that Mike Ward, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 42nd Judicial Circuit, resigned as part of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) guilty plea entered in Graves District Court this morning.
Attorney general says County Commission must appoint judges (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Knox County Commission will need to appoint a replacement for outgoing General Sessions Court Judge Bob McGee, and the appointee will serve until the August 2010 county general election, according to an opinion from the state Attorney General today.
Lawyer Roy Den Hollander plans 'jihad' against university feminism (Times Online)
A New York lawyer has gone to court in a bid to shut down Columbia University’s women’s studies programme as part of his “jihad” against feminism.
Lawyer: Canadian suspect unaware of UK bomb plot (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Canadian man accused of involvement in a plot to bomb British targets wanted to fight alongside insurgents in Afghanistan but never intended to bomb civilians in Britain, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Child Porn Raid Busts Deputy, Attorney (FOX 40 Sacramento)
LOS ANGELES — Fifty-five men, including a sheriff's deputy and at least one attorney, were charged with possessing child pornography following an eight-month investigation, authorities said Tuesday.
Taiwan arms suspect was "Top Gun" geek: NY lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A Taiwanese man accused of smuggling military equipment including a fighter pilot's helmet bought the items because he is a personal collector of military gear who liked the "Top Gun" look, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
ABCP restructuring plan hits new snag as lawyer plans to appeal (Canadian Business)
David Friend, The Canadian Press August 19, 2008 - 5:17 p.m. TORONTO - The restructuring plan for $32 billion in asset-backed commercial paper hit another snag on Tuesday as a lawyer for Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN), says he plans to take his case to the Supreme Court of Canada.
City controller questioned by FBI about city attorney (The Fresno Bee)
City Controller Laura Chick said Tuesday she had been questioned by the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office about her audit of the workers compensation unit supervised by City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo. Read comments
Drug-stash lawyer 'still loves dealer' (The Age)
A highly intelligent lawyer hasn't given up on her drug-dealing boyfriend whose stash has landed her with a minimum 18-month jail sentence.
Top Indian capital markets lawyer joins Clifford Chance (Thaipr.net)
Çѹ·Õè 20 ÊÔ§ËÒ¤Á 2551 09:01 ¹. Rahul Guptan to join from Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co International law firm Clifford Chance announced today that leading Indian capital markets lawyer Rahul Guptan will join its global partnership.
Affair With Former Client's Wife Costs Attorney $1.5 Million (Law.com)
A Mississippi attorney must pay $1.5 million for having an affair with a former client's wife. The Supreme Court of Mississippi affirmed a jury verdict finding solo practitioner Ronald Henry Pierce liable to a former client for intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract and alienation of affection. Pierce said he expected an unfavorable outcome because the state high court ...
Defense lawyer on hot seat as Roberts bus driver tries to take back plea (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
HONOLULU (KHNL) - A defense lawyer landed on the hot seat as a former tour bus driver, facing 10 years in prison for a deadly crash in Kahaluu, tried to take back his no-contest plea Tuesday.
City controller questioned by FBI about city attorney (North County Times)
LOS ANGELES ---- City Controller Laura Chick said Tuesday she had been questioned by the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office about her audit of the workers' compensation unit supervised by City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo.
City Controller Questioned by FBI about City Attorney (FOX 11 News Los Angeles)
City Controller Laura Chick said Tuesday she had been questioned by the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office about her audit of the workers compensation unit supervised by City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo. Chick declined to provide details about the inquiries. Her disclosure came the same day the San Francisco Chronicle, citing anonymous sources, reported the FBI had launched a criminal ...
Melton's Attorney Withdraws from Trial (WLBT 3 Jackson)
Jackson mayor Frank Melton is negotiating with local attorney Kenya Martin for representation in his upcoming federal civil right's trial. The lawyer who had worked for the mayor, Buddy Coxwell, filed Monday to withdraw his service.
Attorney General Tours Building Damaged by Copper Thieves (WLBT 3 Jackson)
A Jackson copper theft victim is sharing his story with the state attorney general, hoping to bring more awareness to the growing number of metal thefts in the capital city.
Attorney: Officers not picking on athletes (The Post and Courier)
COLUMBIA — The attorney for one of the Columbia police officers charged with using excessive force against South Carolina football player Kevin Young took issue Tuesday with the notion that local law enforcement is "picking on" athletes.