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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 ...
Attorney services upped with more trials (The Index-Journal)
With the number of jury trials on the rise in the city of Greenwood, City Council took action Monday night to compensate its attorney for the increased workload.
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.
Rogers Tax Attorney Receives Eight-Year Sentence (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE - A Rogers tax attorney serving time in federal prison for stealing his clients' money was sentenced to eight years in state prison Monday for defrauding a local bank, said Deputy Prosecutor Drew Ledbetter.
Thaksin to seek political asylum in Britain: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Ousted Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will seek political asylum in Britain, claiming that he and his family are not safe in Thailand, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Kenya: Pattni Lawyer Acted for Libyans (AllAfrica.com)
A lawyer who appeared for Goldenberg scandal mastermind Kamlesh Pattni during meetings to explore recovery of his Grand Regency Hotel by the Government also represented a Libyan firm that eventually bought the hotel, it emerged on Tuesday.
City attorney post still not filled (Battle Creek Enquirer)
It's been almost five months since former City Attorney Clyde Robinson retired from Battle Creek, and the City Commission might still be about a month away from deciding how to fill the city attorney's office in City Hall.
FBI questions city controller about L.A. city attorney (The Monterey County Herald)
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.
Lawyer plans to plead guilty (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO - A former Garrison lawyer plans to plead guilty to defrauding clients out of more than $700,000 he allegedly used for travel, college tuition for his children and other expenses.
Attorney General Tours Building Damaged by Copper Thieves (WAFB Baton Rouge)
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.  
Court summons convicted lawyer of Thaksin (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
The Supreme Court issued a summons on for a former defence lawyer, of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who is serving a six-month jail term for contempt to testify as a witness in the Ratchadapisek land case.
Supreme court summons jailed lawyer of Thaksin (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
The Supreme Court issued a summons for a former lawyer of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra who is serving a....
Attorney: Investigation at animal shelter shows no violations (WAFB Baton Rouge)
An investigation into one local animal shelter is complete. There were no violations of law or policy in the mass killing of animals in Tangipahoa Parish, according to an attorney hired by the parish to investigate.
Thailand's Thaksin to seek asylum in UK: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who skipped bail last week and flew to London, plans to seek political asylum in Britain, his lawyer said.
Attorney general suing igniters of 2006 fires (The Record Searchlight)
Shooters at a gun range in Junction City and rock harvesters in Whitmore who unwittingly sparked separate fires in 2006 are being sued by the California attorney general for repayment of the state’s firefighting costs.
Lawyer: Belleville Diocese covered up abuse (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
The Belleville Diocese covered up decades of priest sex abuse, a lawyer told a St. Clair County jury this morning.
Attorney: Man accused in 1976 murder won't testify (Pioneer Press)
LADYSMITH, Wis. — The attorney for a 65-year-old retired janitor accused of strangling a woman 32 years ago says he won't testify in his own defense.
Attorney General Announces Suit to Enforce Cleanup (Washington Post)
The Maryland attorney general announced plans yesterday to sue the Army to enforce a federal environmental order to clean up pollution at Fort Meade.
Attorney General Orders Boothbay Region Humane Society to Stop Accepting Donations (The Lincoln County News)
Attorney General Steven Rowe's office has issued a decision regarding licensure of the Boothbay Region Humane Society.
Diocese leaders covered up for priests, attorney in trial says (Belleville News-Democrat)
High-ranking church officials "aided and abetted" and "enabled" one of its priests to engage in criminal sexual molestation of minors, an attorney said today in opening statements of a trial in a lawsuit brought by a former altar boy.
Son of shooter in road rage incident appears in court, attorney claims victim was involved in previous road rage ... (WHAS TV11 Louisville)
(WHAS11) - New information about the man who was shot in a road rage shooting in Jeffersonville. The shooter’s attorney says the victim was involved in another road rage case.
Lawyer seeks medical records in MySpace hoax case (The Kansas City Star)
ST. LOUIS | A lawyer representing a woman accused of having a role in a MySpace hoax that allegedly led a 13-year-old girl to commit suicide is seeking the girl’s mental health records, claiming a medication switch shortly before her death may have caused her suicide.
A MAYOR IN CRISIS: Council attorney: Gov. can hear Kilpatrick removal request (Detroit Free Press)
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's pending felony charges do not inoculate him from having Gov. Jennifer Granholm remove him from office, the City Council's attorney argued in a brief filed today with Granholm.
Lawyer for initiative petition to reroute room tax funds argues signatures sufficient to go on the ballot in November (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A lawyer representing groups that want to take room tax revenue from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and use it for public education and road construction told the Nevada Supreme Court today that Secretary of State Ross Miller abused his authority by summarily rejecting their petitions because of signature gatherers did not strictly follow rules for collecting signatures.
Lawyer for secretary of state argues court should not allow initiative to be placed on ballot (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A lawyer for Secretary of State Ross Miller told Supreme Court justices today they should reject an appeal from groups that want to divert room tax revenue from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authorty and use it for educaton and road construction.
Lawyer seeks Megan Meier medical records (The Fresno Bee)
A lawyer representing a woman accused of having a role in a MySpace hoax that allegedly led a 13-year-old girl to commit suicide is seeking the girl's mental health records, claiming a medication switch shortly before her death may have caused her suicide. Read comments
McPhail asks governor for delay, tells council attorney: 'stop whining' (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's attorney is again asking Gov. Jennifer Granholm to postpone hearings on the mayor's ouster until after his criminal cases are concluded -- and again engaging in written name-calling with an attorney for the City Council.
DiNapoli revokes another Albany attorney's state pension credits (BizJournals)
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Wednesday that he has revoked state pension credits from Albany attorney Michael Bergan for work performed with the Capital Region BOCES, an educational co-op.
Defendent asks for new lawyer after witness says attorney sold drugs (Detroit Free Press)
One of the men accused of killing one person and injuring another during a September robbery asked for a new lawyer today after a jailhouse informant accused the attorney of selling drugs.
Democratic state’s attorney candidate plans fundraiser (Rockford Register Star)
Joe Bruscato, the Democratic candidate for Winnebago County state’s attorney, will conduct a fundraiser Thursday.
Crown can't tie Khawaja to British bomb plot, lawyer argues (CBC)
Prosecutors are trying to shift the focus of their case against Momin Khawaja because they can't tie him conclusively to the British bomb plot that led to terrorism charges against him, Khawaja's defence lawyer argued Wednesday.
Here and Now: Co. Attorney / Election (KJZZ Tempe)
Democratic candidates for Maricopa County Attorney Tim Nelson and Gerald Richard appeared on Here and Now . Andrei Cherney tapped his experience working on presidential campaigns to discuss the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Denver with delegate Donna Gratehouse. Gratehouse is part of the democraticdiva.com blog. She joined Greg Patterson of the espressopundit.com to talk blogs ...
Lawyer seeks Megan Meier medical records (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer representing a woman accused of having a role in a MySpace hoax that allegedly led a 13-year-old girl to commit suicide is seeking the girl's mental health records, claiming a medication switch shortly before her death may have caused her suicide.
Lawyer claims trial to five CBT charges (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer claimed trial in the Sessions Court here to five counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM13,500. Kharida Ramli, 44, from Ipoh, is alleged to have committed the offence with cash belonging to a law firm between April 4, 2000 and April 14, 2005.
Cherokee group awarded $22 million in suit against its ex-attorney general (Dallas Morning News)
A Kaufman County jury has awarded the Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas more than $22 million in damages in their lawsuit against the group's former attorney general, longtime Dallas lawyer Frank Hernandez.
Convicted day care provider's new attorney asks for new judge in seeking retrial (The Capital Times)
Dane County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Moeser stepped down as judge in the case of former Madison day care provider Kristy Kaltenberg Wednesday, after Kaltenberg's new attorney asked him to do so. Moeser sentenced Kaltenberg to two years of probation and six months in the county jail for convictions on four charges of running an unlicensed day care center out of her Milwaukee Street home. Just ...
Day before vanishing, Stacy Peterson talked of leaving, says husband's attorney (Chicago Tribune)
Day before vanishing, wife reportedly talked of leaving One of Stacy Peterson's fellow students told authorities she talked about leaving her husband, Drew, one day before she disappeared, Peterson's attorney Joel Brodsky said Wednesday.
Weather delays hearing for disbarred Vero Beach attorney Ira Hatch (Vero Press Journal)
Hatch’s criminal attorney Greg Eisenmenger called Circuit Judge Daniel L. Vaughn’s courtroom Wednesday morning to say he couldn’t make the hearing because of the weather.
Corzine attorney to replace Cohen (The Star-Ledger)
Union County Democrats have selected an attorney in Gov. Jon Corzine's administration to replace veteran Assemblyman Neil Cohen, who resigned three weeks ago after officials confirmed he was under investigation for possessing child pornography.
No new lawyer for murder suspect (Detroit News)
MOUNT CLEMENS -- A Macomb Circuit Court judge on Wednesday denied a request for a new lawyer for a man charged in the shooting death of an Eastpointe party store clerk last year.
Peterson's attorney says wife talked of leaving (Daily Herald)
Drew Peterson's attorney says a man who met with Stacy Peterson told authorities she talked about leaving her husband the day before she disappeared.
No murder mistrial, despite claims against defendant's lawyer (Detroit Free Press)
Though his lawyer was accused in front of jurors of selling and using illegal drugs, Winfred Phillips won't get a new attorney in his first-degree murder trial, a Macomb County Circuit Court judge ruled Wednesday.
Ex-BOCES lawyer's pension reduced (Albany Times Union)
Comptroller continues pursuit of improperly credited contractors ALBANY -- State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli cut the pension of a lawyer who had been an outside contractor for Capital Region BOCES but was mistakenly listed as an employee, his office said Wednesday. Michael Bergan incorrectly received 2.66 years of service credit and a higher average salary that substantially increased his ...
Accused mother troubled, says attorney (The Tuscaloosa News)
TUSCALOOSA | The attorney for a young Guatemalan woman accused of scalding her baby in hot bath water said her client is not a cruel, uncaring mother.Instead, Patrona Sebastian is a child herself, with emotional scars from a troubling past, said attorney Shelly Standridge.
Lawyer: Lowell man too injured to stand trial (Lowell Sun)
LOWELL -- The lawyer for a 56-year-old Lowell man accused of motor-vehicle homicide said his client is so badly brain damaged from a crash that killed his passenger that he may not be competent to stand trial.
Lawyer: Bodybuilding firefighter will be vindicated (Boston Globe)
The lawyer for a Boston firefighter fired after participating in a bodybuilding competition while claiming he was too hurt to work says he has new evidence proving his client is not fit to perform his job.
District's attorney put on list of contract workers (The Buffalo News)
The attorney for the Cheektowaga School District is now on the state comptroller's list of school attorneys who are independent, contract workers -- not employees with regular hours -- and who should not be in the state pension system.
Sandigan junks lawyer's claim over P252M cut in recovered wealth (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - The Sandiganbayan has denied a lawyer's claim for a one-percent cut out of the P25.22 billion proceeds of the 2007 sale of ill-gotten wealth.
Attorney notes ‘flirty emails’ as root of principal discharge (Waconia Patriot)
Although data privacy laws prompted school district officials to decline to comment on the specifics regarding the proposed immediate discharge and suspension with pay of Nick Guertin, principal of Watertown-Mayer Elementary School, Guertin’s attorney, Roger Aronson, gave a few clues in published reports last week.
Khodorkovsky Parole Decision Expected Friday - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
MOSCOW (AFP)--A Russian court is expected to rule Friday on whether to release jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky after five years in prison, his lawyer said.