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Danville attorney Wolgamot resigns, to plead to tax fraud (The Champaign News-Gazette)
DANVILLE – Danville attorney John "Pat" Wolgamot resigned Wednesday as the city's corporation counsel and is expected to plead guilty today in a federal tax-fraud case. Wolgamot's attorney, Ted Poulos of Cotsirilos, Tighe and Streicker in Chicago, said that Wolgamot will plead guilty to one count at a hearing this morning in federal court in Urbana. Poulos did not say which count it would be ...
Lawyer: ETreppid is receiving materials (Reno Gazette-Journal)
A lawyer for eTreppid Technologies urged a federal judge Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit the company's former software designer filed against it.
Attorney: Evidence Shows Stacy Peterson Left Drew (CBS 2 Chicago)
As the search for Stacy Peterson continues, Drew Peterson's attorney says there's evidence to back up Drew's claim that Stacy ran away.
Attorney: Pa. man, 83, shot son in self-defense (Centre Daily Times)
A defense attorney says an 83-year-old Pittsburgh-area man fatally shot his 62-year-old stepson in self-defense.
Attorney: Pa. man, 83, shot son in self-defense (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
A defense attorney says an 83-year-old Pittsburgh-area man fatally shot his 62-year-old stepson in self-defense.
Lawyer Says He Has Proof Arroyo Can't Work (WBZ Boston)
The lawyer for a Boston firefighter fired after participating in a bodybuilding competition while claiming he was too hurt to work says he has recent evidence proving his client is not fit to perform his job.
City attorney begins new career (El Dorado Times)
City Attorney Andrew Piekalkiewicz attended his last meeting as city attorney Monday. Piekalkiewicz will be beginning a new career in a few months as he makes the move from the Army Reserves to active duty.
Attorney General's Office Investigates Price Gouging In CFL (WFTV 9 Orlando)
ORANGE COUTNY, Fla. -- Florida's Attorney General's Office was investigating about 80 businesses accused of taking advantage of storm victims. Complaints have come in about more than one dozen local stores and filling stations for price gouging.
Attorney General to look into Pollina finances (The Burlington Free Press)
Two political activists filed a complaint with the state Attorney General's Office on Wednesday about Pollina's intent to keep individual donations of more than $1,000.
Lawyer Alan Dershowitz interviews Radovan Karadzic (AP via Yahoo! News)
U.S. criminal defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz said Thursday he plans to call former Bosnian Serb political leader and war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic as a witness in a related case at the U.N. Yugoslav Tribunal.
Lawsuit that Led to Mississippi Tort Lawyer Scruggs' Downfall Settled (Insurance Journal)
A settlement has been reached in a civil lawsuit that led to a bribery conviction for Mississippi-based anti-tobacco lawyer Richard "Dickie'' Scruggs and several associates, an attorney said. Oxfo
Attorney General: Assault of Native Americans In Baileyville was racially motivated. (WCSH 6 Portland)
Attorney General Steven Rowe Announced Thursday that the Maine Superior Court found the five suspects violated Maine's Civil Rights Act.
NY attorney general will take Merrill Lynch to court on Friday (MSN Money Canada)
NEW YORK - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Thursday he'll file suit against Merrill Lynch & Co. over its role in selling auction-rate securities if an agreement isn't reached by the end of the day.
Ex-control board lawyer now works for casinos (The Patriot-News)
A former top lawyer for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board who quit less than three months ago now works for a law firm where he represents two slot-machine casinos.
Lawyer condemns dog-beating suspect (UPI)
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A North Carolina state lawyer said Thursday that Highway Patrol trooper Charlie Jones should remain fired for allegedly beating a police dog.
Ex-Pa. gaming control lawyer now works for casinos (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
A former top lawyer for the state Gaming Control Board who quit less than three months ago now works for a law firm where he represents two slot-machine casinos.
Judge: World Trade Center bomber can press complaint against lawyer (The Journal News)
NEW YORK - A federal magistrate judge has allowed a Palestinian convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to move ahead with claims that his former defense lawyer treated him unfairly.
Attorney General faults Plum Island environmental impact statement (New London Day)
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal pointed today to what he called a “profoundly deficient” draft environmental impact statement that gave the green light to potentially
Koster Wins Missouri Democratic Attorney General Race By 780 Votes (KSDK)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chris Koster's margin narrowed but only slightly, and official election results from the Democratic attorney general primary have him winning by 780 votes.
NY Court Appoints Lawyer For 1993 WTC Bomber (WNBC)
A federal magistrate judge has allowed a Palestinian convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to move ahead with claims that his former defense lawyer treated him unfairly.
Former Boston Lawyer Convicted Of Major Art Theft (Law Fuel)
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. Check out the LawFuel Jobs Network at (link) law-jobs.asp
Virginia’s Attorney General questions Gov. Kaine’s credentials for VP (WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke)
Attorney General Bob McDonnell—at this point, the likely Republican nominee for governor—says he does not think Gov. Timothy Kaine has the right stuff to run for vice president.
Local attorney puts family, others first (The Edmond Sun)
EDMOND — One local attorney uses the skills he worked hard to learn in law school to give back to the community. Jon Austin, attorney for McAlister, McAlister, McKinnis & Tuggle, volunteers with the Trinity Legal Clinic to provide services to the poor and working poor in Central Oklahoma.
Deported U.S. army deserter will plead guilty, lawyer says (CBC)
An American soldier who fled to Canada when his unit was deployed to Iraq plans to plead guilty Friday to a reduced charge of desertion, his lawyer said.
Lawyer: Bodybuilding firefighter will be vindicated (7 News Boston)
BOSTON -- 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.
Lawyer is linked to Battershill resignation (Victoria Times Colonist)
The Law Society of B.C. is investigating a complaint against Victoria labour lawyer Marli Rusen, who allegedly had a sexual relationship with former Victoria police chief Paul Battershill while she was hired by the police force to negotiate severance packages for employees under Battershill’s command.
Attorney-general approves suit to seize assets (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
Attorney-General Chaikasem Nitisiri has approved a civil lawsuit seeking seizure of the Shinawatra family assets, totalling about 76 billion baht, a source at the Office of the Attorney-General said yesterday.
Soldier to plead guilty to reduced desertion charge at Colorado's Fort Carson, his lawyer says (Newsday)
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) _ A soldier who fled to Canada when his unit was deployed to Iraq plans to plead guilty Friday to a reduced charge of desertion, his lawyer said.
Respected Jackson attorney disbarred (WLBT 3 Jackson)
Long time Jackson attorney James McIntyre has been disbarred. Probably best know for representing Edgar Ray Killen in the 2005 trial, McIntyre's 45-year career as a lawyer may be over.
State’s Attorney Debate (WMBD - FOX 43 Peoria)
WMBD/WYZZ TV – WEST PEORIA – The race for Peoria County State ’s Attorney is heating up. Earlier this week, a war of words broke out between incumbent Kevin Lyons and candidate Darin LaHood over a rape case. Tonight, the city of West Peoria is playing host to a debate between the two.
Former Police Chief Board Lawyer Subject of Conflict Investigation (A-Channel Victoria)
Law firm confirms investigation centres on allegation lawyer romantically linked to former police chief
Satterfield's attorney requests court not use word 'victim' (The Gazette)
IOWA CITY and#8212; Abe Satterfield's attorney wants the court not to use the word victim to refer to the student his client is accused of sexually assaulting in a dorm here last year.In a motion filed Thursday in Johnson County District Court, Satterfield's attorney, Alfredo Parrish, argued calling the woman a victim is prejudicial to his client.He asked instead she be called by her given name, ...
Boston man had nothing to do with disappearance of San Marino couple in 1985, his attorney says (Los Angeles Times)
Clark Rockefeller barely knew Linda and Jonathan Sohus, whose guesthouse he lived in, attorney Steve Hrones says. Authorities say Rockefeller is a 'person of interest' in the case. A Boston man whom authorities describe as a "person of interest" in the 1985 disappearance of a San Marino couple barely knew Linda and Jonathan Sohus and left town months after they vanished, his attorney said ...
Business Tri-State: Jenkins Fenstermaker attorney honored (The Huntington Herald-Dispatch)
HUNTINGTON -- Huntington attorney Thomas E. Scarr of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC, has been chosen by his peers and clients for inclusion in 2008 Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Lawyer for accused baby killer steps down (Portage Daily Register)
BARABOO - The trial lawyer for a Baraboo man charged with killing his infant twins recused himself from the case this week, but the trial date is still set for Feb. 9.
Lawyer accused in fatal crash (Macomb Daily)
A Warren criminal defense lawyer faces potential prison time and loss of his law license after he was accused of driving drunk and causing the death of a 38-year-old Chesterfield Township man in a northern Michigan car crash.
Former city attorney hurt (The Topeka Capital-Journal)
A 50-year-old man was taken into police custody for suspected drunken driving Thursday night after hitting a former Topeka city attorney who was riding a bicycle at S.W. 23rd and Edgewater Terrace, police said.
Ex-township trustee fights feds' efforts to remove defense attorney (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Dozier Allen Jr. has hired as a defense attorney the man who once appointed him mayor of Gary in 2006.
YWCA loses 5 board members, attorney (The Shreveport Times)
Five of the 11 YWCA of Northwest Louisiana board members, including its attorney, resign after two meetings that unseated then reinstated the board president.
Carrollton: State attorney general sues nursing home (The Carrollton Leader)
A Carrollton nursing home has been charged with failing to maintain minimum health and safety standards required by Texas law, according to a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
DiNapoli revokes ex-OHS lawyer's state pension (The Daily Star)
A former lawyer for the Oneonta City School District was among those cited by state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli in a crackdown on state pensions, according to a media release from his office.
Battershill case linked to relationship with lawyer (Victoria Times Colonist)
The Law Society of B.C. is investigating a complaint against Victoria labour lawyer Marli Rusen, who allegedly had a sexual relationship with former Victoria police chief Paul Battershill while she was hired by the police force to negotiate severance packages for employees under Battershill's command.
Lawyer accused of affair with Battershill (Vancouver Sun)
VICTORIA -- The Law Society of B.C. is investigating a complaint against Victoria labour lawyer Marli Rusen, who is accused of having a sexual relationship with former Victoria police chief Paul Battershill while she was hired by the police force to negotiate severance packages for employees under Battershill's command.
From the U-T Polblog: City Attorney (San Diego Union-Tribune)
San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre has hired his older brother, Gary, as a volunteer intern in his office's criminal division. The elder Aguirre will be handling cases such as driving under the influence.
U.S. attorney made '02 contribution to Wicker campaign (Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal)
OXFORD - As federal courtwatchers wonder if the Mississippi Beef Plant investigation will entangle Senate candidate Ronnie Musgrove, a Federal Election Commission check shows U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee contributed to his opponent.
Attorney Disciplined for Shoplifting (KFYR-TV Bismarck)
The disciplinary board of the state Supreme Court has suspended the license of a Fargo attorney and former federal prosecutor convicted of shoplifting earlier this month.
Lawyer seeks Megan Meier medical records (Jefferson City News Tribune)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - 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.
Swiss Attorney General Raids Alstom In Corruption Probe (Fox News)
Swiss Attorney General Raids Alstom In Corruption Probe
Lawyer is linked to Battershill resignation (Vancouver Province)
The Law Society of B.C. is investigating a complaint against Victoria labour lawyer Marli Rusen, who allegedly had a sexual relationship with former Victoria police chief Paul Battershill while she was hired by the police force to negotiate severance packages for employees under Battershill’s command.
(AFX UK Focus) 2008-08-22 17:01 UPDATE 1-Hermitage fund lawyer says Moscow office raided (Interactive Investor)
MOSCOW, Aug 22 (Reuters) - A prominent Russian lawyer representing Hermitage Capital Management, once the largest foreign investor in Russia, said his office was raided this week in what he said was an attempt to link him to tax fraud. Hermitage chief Bill Browder, a career investor rights crusader barred from Russia on national security grounds since 2005, has said three investment vehicles ...