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Grand jury indicts lawyer for mortgage scheme (Somerville Journal)
Authorities allege that, while practicing as a real estate lawyer in Somerville and Medford, Kevin Carey engaged in a scheme called “mortgage stacking” on four residential properties he or his family members owned.
Asst. city attorney: Cape Coral doesn't owe Rosado (The News-Press)
An opinion from Cape Coral's assistant city attorney says the city does not owe former City Council member Mickey Rosado back pay for the time he was...
State Attorney's Office Employees Have To Take Unpaid Day Off (WFTV 9 Orlando)
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Employees of the Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office found out Thursday they'll have to take one unpaid day off every month until next June due to budget cuts.
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.
Jeffs lawyer says he'll challenge search in Texas (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
KINGMAN, Ariz. -- A lawyer for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs says he plans to fight the use of any evidence seized during a raid on the sect's Texas ranch at his trial in...
Lawyer of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs to challenge seized evidence 2:18 PM CT (Dallas Morning News)
KINGMAN, Ariz. — A lawyer for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs says he plans to fight the use of any evidence seized during a raid on the sect's Texas ranch at his trial in Arizona.
Jeffs lawyer says he'll challenge search in Texas (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - August 22, 2008 3:15 PM ET KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - A lawyer for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs says he plans to fight the use of any evidence seized during a raid on the...
Ky. Attorney General issues subpoena to oil company (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Kentucky's Attorney General has issued civil subpoenas to Marathon Ashland Oil Co., as he explores a possible civil suit against the petroleum giant. Along with the subpoenas, several Kentucky officials have asked the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust division to review the 1997 merger of Marathon and Ashland Oil to gauge it's affect on gas prices in ...
Attorney indicted in fraud, conspiracy charges (The Des Moines Register)
A Cedar Rapids attorney accused of scheming to promote a fraudulent high-yield investment program in California has been indicted on federal fraud and conspiracy charges.
Ky. Attorney General issues subpoena to oil company (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - August 22, 2008 3:55 PM ET LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Attorney General has issued civil subpoenas to Marathon Ashland Oil Co., as he explores a possible civil suit...
Kentucky's attorney general issues civil subpoenas to Marathon-Ashland Oil Co. (Canadian Business)
August 22, 2008 - 3:49 p.m. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's attorney general has issued civil subpoenas to Marathon Ashland Oil Co., as he explores a possible civil suit against the petroleum giant.
Former Somerville attorney indicted in $2 million real estate scam (Somerville Journal)
Former Somerville attorney Kevin Carey, 48, has been indicted for fraud in a $2million real estate scam, according to a press release from Attorney General Martha Coakley's office.
Attorney indicted in fraud, conspiracy charges (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - August 22, 2008 4:04 PM ET CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A Cedar Rapids attorney accused of scheming to promote a fraudulent high-yield investment program in California has been...
Jeffs lawyer says he'll challenge search in Texas (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
PHOENIX - A lawyer for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs said Friday that he plans to fight the use of any evidence seized during a raid on the sect's Texas ranch at Jeffs' trial in Arizona.
Ky. attorney general issues subpoena to oil firm (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Kentucky's attorney general has issued civil subpoenas to Marathon Oil Co., as he explores a possible lawsuit against the petroleum giant.
Marines refuse to testify against squad leader, prompting U.S. Attorney's Office to seek contempt charges (The Press-Enterprise)
The U.S. Attorney's Office is pursuing criminal contempt charges against two Marine sergeants who refused to testify against their squad leader this morning.
Lawyer: Client did not kill missing couple (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A lawyer for mystery man Clark Rockefeller says his client did not really know a missing California couple even though he was living in their guest house.
Dawn Gibbons' lawyer says governor violated secrecy agreement (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The divorce lawyer for first lady Dawn Gibbons said today that Gov. Jim Gibbons repeatedly has violated a secrecy agreement by speaking about the divorce to the media.
Jeffs lawyer says he'll challenge search in Texas (KVOA Tucson)
Associated Press - August 22, 2008 3:04 PM ET KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - A lawyer for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs says he plans to fight the use of any evidence seized during a raid on the...
Jeffs lawyer says he'll challenge search in Texas (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 3:07 PM- PHOENIX -- A lawyer for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs said Friday that he plans to fight the use of any evidence seized during a raid on the sect's Texas ranch at Jeffs' trial in Arizona.
Cobb Electric lawyer calls efforts 'failure' (Cherokee Tribune)
A lawyer representing nonprofit Cobb Electric Membership Corporation in a lawsuit filed against it and its for-profit subsidiary, Cobb Energy, called the recent effort by lawyers on both sides to negotiate a settlement in the matter a "failure."
2nd Circuit: Attorney Fees and Accounting Costs Part of Restitution (Law.com)
Attorney fees and accounting costs may be included in a restitution order under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act, the 2nd Circuit ruled Thursday in a case of first impression. The court rejected the argument that only those expenses specifically mentioned in the statute, or similar expenses, should qualify for restitution. The court upheld restitution of nearly $3.1 million in attorney fees ...
10 p.m.: Attorney free to seek IDs of forum users (The Herald Bulletin)
ANDERSON — A judge determined Friday that an Anderson attorney is free to subpoena a West Coast company’s records about an anonymous Internet forum as part of a libel lawsuit against a pair of its posters.
Lawyer upset over insurance commissioner’s Greenbrier investigation review (The Register-Herald)
A Charleston lawyer is questioning the tactics of the state insurance commissioner about a news release issued through the Greenbrier County prosecutor’s office which focuses on a Rupert insurance agency.
Judge denies lawyer's request to move Jason Strickland's trial out of Hampden County (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - A Hampden Superior Court judge Friday denied a defense lawyer's request to move the trial of Jason D. Strickland out of this county because of the intense publicity regarding his case.
Police: Boyfriend lead suspect in attorney's death (Middletown Journal)
There is a primary suspect in the strangulation death of attorney Margaret Allen, who police believe was killed at her Fairfield home last month.
Jeffs Lawyer To Fight Texas Search (CBS 5 Phoenix)
A lawyer for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs says he plans to fight the use of any evidence seized during a raid on the sect's Texas ranch at Jeffs' trial in Arizona.
Area sheriffs back Cordray for attorney general (The Times Leader)
By PAUL GIANNAMORE For The Times Leader STEUBENVILLE - Three area sheriffs said they're backing Ohio state Treasurer Richard Cordray in his bid to become the state's attorney general in the Nov. 4 election. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla, Belmont County Sheriff Fred Thompson and Harrison County Sheriff Mark Miller met with Cordray and state Sen.
Cedar Rapids attorney arrested in investment scheme (The Gazette)
CEDAR RAPIDS and#8212; A 64-year-old Cedar Rapids attorney arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy appeared Friday in U.S. District Court.Richard Pundt was indicted on three counts of mail fraud, six counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy. The indictment was filed in U.S. Central District of California Court.He was released Friday on a ...
Attorney: Pruitt will fight child porn charges (Forsyth County News Front Page)
The attorney for a former Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy and unsuccessful candidate for sheriff said his client plans to fight the federal child pornography charges on which he was indicted last week.
GOP rebels must pay attorney fees (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
CORPUS CHRISTI — A Harris County judge has ordered a group of Republican dissidents to pay the state GOP party attorney fees after their lawsuit failed to change the way the party handles business at the state convention.
Board suspends attorney for shoplifting (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO (AP) - 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.
Tiburon lawyer sees progress in China (Marin Independent Journal)
A Tiburon lawyer believes the legal system in China - widely excoriated for its civil rights abuses - is slowly improving.
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.
Former city attorney released from hospital (The Topeka Capital-Journal)
Former Topeka city attorney Brenden Long was released from a hospital after being treated for injuries suffered Thursday night in a collision between the bicycle he was riding and a Jeep Cherokee.
Jeffs' lawyer says he will fight use of raid evidence (The Salt Lake Tribune)
PHOENIX - A lawyer for polygamist sect leader Warren S. Jeffs said Friday that he plans to fight the use of evidence seized during a raid on the sect's Texas ranch at Jeffs' trial in Arizona.
Uganda: City Lawyer Peter Muliira Held Over Sh1.2 Billion (AllAfrica.com)
CITY senior lawyer, Peter Muliira was on Thursday afternoon arrested over a sh1.2b that he received on behalf of Mittchell Cotts Limited but allegedly did not remit it.
State Attorney John Tanner's challenger focuses on secret report (Orlando Sentinel)
The 18-month legal battle over a secret grand-jury report on State Attorney John Tanner is in its final leg, waiting in the appellate court in Daytona Beach.
Lawyer: Agreement violated (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CARSON CITY -- The lawyer for first lady Dawn Gibbons said Friday that Gov. Jim Gibbons has violated an agreement with his estranged spouse by speaking to the media about his wife and their pending divorce.
Velardi unopposed for Strafford County Attorney seat (Foster's Daily Democrat)
DOVER — County Attorney Tom Velardi is running unopposed in the Democratic primary and currently faces no opposition from the Republican side.
Attorney General warns of transient paving and roofing scams (Black Hills Pioneer)
PIERRE - Attorney General Larry Long is warning South Dakota consumers about transient paving and roofing scams that have recently surfaced in the state. The Consumer Protection Division has received several complaints in the past week about out-of-state transient crews wandering door-to-door promising low prices for roofing and paving jobs. Representatives of the crews typically approach ...
EDITORIAL ~~ Corey for attorney (Fernandina Beach News-Leader)
After 18 years, Fourth Circuit State Attorney Harry Shorstein is stepping down. Our choice to replace him is Angela Corey.
Brooklyn council dumps buffer zone, loses attorney (Reporter-Times)
Brooklyn gave up its buffer zone and lost its attorney Thursday night after residents and council members alike exchanged angry words. The council voted 3-2 to drop control of the town’s planning buffer, with Tom McGlauchlen and Jeff Brahaum voting to keep it.
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.
Jeffs Lawyer Aays He'll Challenge Search in Texas (FOX 4 News Dallas - Fort Worth)
A lawyer for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs said Friday that he plans to fight the use of any evidence seized during a raid on the sect's Texas ranch at Jeffs' trial in Arizona.
Attorney general's office fines Salem car dealer (The Oregonian)
A Salem auto dealership will pay a $100,000 fine to the Oregon Attorney General's office, part of a settlement agreement between the state and Salem Nissan.
Police: Boyfriend lead suspect in attorney's death (Fairfield Echo)
FAIRFIELD — There is a primary suspect in the strangulation death of attorney Margaret Allen, who police believe was killed at her Fairfield home last month.
Judge Pope Rejects Defense Attorney’s Motions In Fire Case (Ashley County Ledger)
Circuit Judge Sam Pope, in a written opinion filed Thursday, July 31, denied two motions filed in June by Robert Bridewell, the attorney representing Joel David "Luke" Holland.
Lawyer: Hosanna ex-pastor's rape confession was false (WAFB Baton Rouge)
Lamonica's lawyer told jurors on Friday that his client never abused any child. He says Lamonica and nine other members of the Hosanna Church in Ponchatoula were manipulated and controlled by another member.
Attorney: Boy traumatized by bus incident (The Huntington Herald-Dispatch)
CHESAPEAKE, Ohio -- An attorney representing the family of a 10-year-old Chesapeake boy say the boy was traumatized by an incident on a bus earlier this month. The attorney plans to ask school authorities to resolve the issue.