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Hermitage Lawyer Says Office Raided (St. Petersburg Times)
MOSCOW — A lawyer representing Hermitage Capital Management, once the largest foreign investor in the country, said his office was raided last week in what he said was an attempt to link him to tax fraud.
Attorney: Fort Campbell soldier did not kill Iraqi (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A soldier accused of premeditated murder in the shooting death of an Iraqi detainee says he did not kill the man and will fight the charges, his attorney said Monday. Clarksville, Tenn., attorney James Phillips also said a hearing for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Hal M. Warner has again been reset to give the civilian attorneys time to travel to Iraq. "We will fight this thing all the way until ...
Attorney: U.S. soldier did not kill Iraqi (USA Today)
A U.S soldier accused of premeditated murder in the shooting death of an Iraqi detainee says he did not kill the man and will fight the charges, his attorney said Monday.
Attorney Presses For Charges Over Suicide At Hospital (The Tampa Tribune)
An attorney for the estate of a woman who hanged herself at Tampa General Hospital is urging the state attorney's office to pursue manslaughter charges in the case.
Lawyer gets jail and fine for offering bribe to prosecutor (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer was jailed two years and fined RM25,000 for offering a bribe to a Deputy Public Prosecutor to reduce a drug possession charge against his client.
James Acree, investigator with State Attorney's Office, dies at 64 (The Palm Beach Post)
James Alex Acree loved being a law enforcement officer so much that, after 30 years as an FBI agent chasing down bank robbers, he went back for more, taking a job as an investigator for the State Attorney's Office in Palm Beach County.
Lawyer Falls Prey to Pricey Internet Scam (Law.com)
Atlanta securities lawyer Gregory Bartko says he's the victim of an Internet fraud scheme that's apparently targeting law firms throughout the U.S., as well as the banks where lawyers have their escrow accounts. Bartko is a defendant in a federal suit by Wachovia Bank, which is seeking reimbursement for nearly $200,000 that the bank wired, on Bartko's instructions, to a Korean bank on behalf of ...
State Attorney Steve Russell appointed to state's Correctional Policy Advisory Council (The News-Press)
Gov. Charlie Crist appointed State Attorney Steve Russell to the state's Correctional Policy Advisory Council on Monday.
Attorney General Files Law Suit Against Gym Owners (KLBK Lubbock)
Local fitness club owners are in trouble with the Attorney General tonight. They're accused of defrauding hundreds across Lubbock. Shon and Desiree Perez started selling gym memberships late last year for Extreme Fitness.
Missouri attorney general sues auto dealership over ads (The Kansas City Star)
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon on Friday sued North Kansas City car dealership Chad Franklin National Auto Sales North, alleging it used misleading advertising to entice customers.
PCGG chief links Mike Arroyo lawyer to CA row (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
The chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government has told a Supreme Court panel investigating bribery allegations at the Court of Appeals that First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo’s lawyer had asked him to call his brother, an associate justice, about the case involving the Manila Electric Co.
New lawyer for slay suspect (New York Daily News)
Natavia Lowery, accused in the murder of celebrity real estate broker Linda Stein, has a new lawyer, it was disclosed in Manhattan Supreme Court Monday. Her notoriously talkative attorney Ron Kuby has been replaced by the taciturn Rick Jones.
Former lawyer gets two year's jail, fined RM25,000 for bribery (The Sun)
KUALA LUMPUR, (Aug 25, 2008) : A former lawyer was today sentenced to two year's jail and fined RM25,000 by the Session's Court here for offering a RM5,000 bribe to a deputy public prosecutor six years ago.
School Committee attorney says Laboy's raise mandatory (The Eagle-Tribune)
LAWRENCE — Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy is entitled to a 3 percent pay raise despite the fact that a majority of School Committee members voted last week not to give it to him, according to the committee's attorney.
DeLay's attorney says ruling negates laundering charges (Houston Chronicle)
Tom DeLay's attorney said Monday that prosecutors can't convict the former U.S. House majority leader on money laundering charges because of an appeals court ruling that said the law applied to cash, not checks.
PCGG chair links Mike Arroyo lawyer in Meralco-GSIS mess (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Commission on Good Governance (PCGG) chairman Camilo Sabio on Tuesday admitted that the lawyer of First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo asked him to call his brother regarding the case involving the Manila Electric Co (Meralco) and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).
U.S. attorney: 3 men arrested posed no threat to Obama (Rocky Mountain News via Yahoo! News)
The U.S. attorney for Colorado said authorities are "absolutely confident" three men arrested on weapons and drug charges posed no threat to presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Lawyer Falls Prey to Pricey Internet Scam (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Atlanta securities lawyer Gregory Bartko says he's the victim of an Internet fraud scheme that's apparently targeting law firms throughout the U.S., as well as the banks where lawyers have their escrow accounts.
Bridge lawsuit resumes against city's lawyer (Windsor Star)
A lawsuit by the Ambassador Bridge's owner against lawyer David Estrin and his firm, alleging conflict of interest for their representation of both the bridge and the City of Windsor, is back on the rails after an appeals court decision.
'STEIN-SLAY' LAWYER OUT (New York Post)
The accused murderess of Realtor to the Stars Linda Stein has booted her high-profile defense lawyer, a move that delays the case at least five weeks. Bludgeoning suspect Natavia Lowery told a Manhattan judge yesterday that she wanted lawyer and...
Attorney denies firing shots at asylum center (Aftenposten)
Police were holding a well-known attorney in custody on Tuesday, after charging him with attempted murder for allegedly shooting at an asylum center west of Oslo earlier this summer. The attorney denies he's the sniper who severely injured a 16-year-old refugee from Somalia.
Lacson wants Mike Arroyo lawyer disbarred over GSIS-Meralco mess (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Opposition Senator Panfilo Lacson called Tuesday for the disbarment of First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo's lawyer Jesus Santos for intervening in the court row between the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).
U.S. Attorney 'confident' Three Men Didn't Pose Obama Threat (Fox News)
U.S. Attorney 'confident' Three Men Didn't Pose Obama Threat
Attorney: Investigation needed in teen's death (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
WAUKEGAN, Ill. | A civil rights attorney from Chicago says there should be an independent civil review board investigation into the police shooting death of a 17-year-old boy from Waukegan.
(UPDATE 2) PCGG chief links Mike Arroyo lawyer to CA row (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) Chairman Camilo Sabio has revealed that the lawyer for First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo had asked for his help in connection with the case filed by the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) against the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).
Attorney: Judge made mistakes (The Iowa City Press-Citizen)
An assistant Johnson County attorney said in a motion Monday that a Sixth District Judge made multiple mistakes when ruling that an index of documents related to a sexual assault investigation involving Hawkeye football players should be provided to the Press-Citizen.
DeLay attorney says indictment falsely based (KXAN 36 Austin)
AUSTIN (AP) -- The attorney for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay predicts money laundering charges against his client will eventually be dismissed.
Fraud charges shock Cedar Rapids attorney (The Gazette)
A Cedar Rapids attorney and businessman said he was shocked by the charges filed against him regarding a fraudulent investment scheme.Richard Pundt, 64, was arrested Thursday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and appeared Friday in U.S. District Court 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 ...
Tom DeLay's attorney expects money laundering charges will be dismissed (11 News Houston)
The attorney for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay predicts money laundering charges against his client would eventually be dismissed because the indictment is based on statutes that were not in place when the alleged conduct happened.
Losing Missouri attorney general candidate files lawsuit (The Kansas City Star)
JEFFERSON CITY | Contesting a narrow loss, attorney general candidate Margaret Donnelly filed suit Monday in the Missouri Supreme Court alleging some ballots in the Democratic primary were wrongly rejected by local election officials.
Majors' legal battles not over, lawyer says (The Nassau Guardian)
The lawyer for a husband and wife who were extradited earlier this year to face drug smuggling charges, will continue to litigate on their behalf in the Bahamian courts, The Nassau Guardian has learned.
Jupiter lawyer added to state panel (The Jupiter Courier)
Jupiter criminal lawyer Donald “Donnie” Murrell added to Florida's correctional policy advisory council.
Lawyer claims ‘witch hunt’ (Cnylink)
Lawyer claims ‘witch hunt’ 22-year-old charged with supplying alcohol to minors at fatal fire By Willie Kiernan [email protected] State police ticketed Trevor
Lawyer says half of protesters pleading not guilty (Rocky Mountain News)
DENVER COUNTY COURT -- A lawyer with the People's Law Project said about half of the 100 people in last night's mass arrest have pleaded not guilty.
Attorney General Warns Police Could Crack Down On Pot Clubs (NBC 11 Bay Area)
Local police may soon join federal authorities in cracking down on some of California's hundreds of marijuana dispensaries under guidelines issued by the state attorney general.
State's attorney says 'strong possibility' for perjury charges against trial witness (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – There’s a “strong possibility” that prosecutors will file perjury charges against the Burrito Express murder accomplice who claimed to have lied on the stand, State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi said.
Criminal Complaint Filed Against Bedford County District Attorney (WJAC 6 Johnstown)
A private criminal complaint has been filed against a Bedford County district attorney related to his admission of an extra-marital affair in his office.
Cook's Attorney Questions the Agenda of the Arresting Deputy (FOX 26 Houston)
Former Houston Texans fullback Jameel Cook, who was arrested Wednesday for misdemeanor possession of marijuana after a routine traffic stop, has no idea where the drugs came from, according to his Houston attorney.
Attorney General Under Fire From Challenger (WTAJ-TV Altoona)
(Harrisburg) -- Republican Attorney General Tom Corbett has been accused of chasing Democrats involved with the bonusgate scandal while giving Republican legislators a pass.
Attorney General's Office to Investigate District Attorney (WTAJ-TV Altoona)
BEDFORD, BEDFORD COUNTY -- The Bedford County District Attorney now faces an official criminal complaint for a sexual encounter in his office. The State Attorney General's office confirms it will begin an investigation soon.
Attorney for DeLay Expects Charges to Be Dismissed (FOX 4 News Dallas - Fort Worth)
The attorney for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay predicts money laundering charges against his client would eventually be dismissed because the indictment is based on statutes that were not in place when the alleged conduct happened.
Ministry asks lawyer to retrace stand (The Hindu)
NEW DELHI: Taking a “serious view” of the submissions made by its lawyer T.S. Doabia that National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) had not concluded any deal with the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to buy gas from its MG basin ...
Lawyer allegedly fired at asylum center (Moldova.org)
A Norwegian lawyer was charged with firing at an asylum center after a rifle registered in his name was found on a hilltop.The lawyer, whose name has not been released, was arrested Monday, Aftenposten reported. He was already in jail after allegedly threatening a passerby with a knife during the weekend. Investigators said that he was already a suspect based on evidence from a witness who said ...
Linda Stein's Accused Killer Gets a New Lawyer (Gothamist)
Natavia Lowery, who is suspected of killing her boss, celebrity real estate broker (and former manager for the Ramones) Linda Stein, has announced she has a new lawyer . The Daily News reports, "Her notoriously talkative attorney Ron Kuby has been replaced by the taciturn Rick Jones." The NYPD said that Lowery, 26, bludgeoned Stein after the 62-year-old was rude to her and blew pot smoke in ...
Mike Arroyo lawyer tied to CA row (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines—The chair of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) Tuesday said that a lawyer of the husband of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and concurrent officer of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) had called him up to ask for help in its case against Manila Electric Co.
Lawyer wants Hinkle case moved, judge recuses himself (WHOI Peoria)
By Ian Schwartz Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 6:28 p.m. PEORIA -- The back and forth of the Peoria County State's Attorney race will head to the courtroom after the lawyer for Monterius Hinkle requested to have his client's trial moved.
Lawyer allegedly fired at asylum center (UPI)
OSLO, Norway, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A Norwegian lawyer was charged with firing at an asylum center after a rifle registered in his name was found on a hilltop.
U.S. Attorney: Threat against Obama not 'operational' (CNN.com)
There is not enough evidence to conclude that three people arrested with drugs and weapons posed a "true threat" to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, the Denver U.S. Attorney said Tuesday.
Lawyer Wants To Defend Two Dogs (KTSM El Paso)
Tuesday, August 26, 2008- A n El Paso lawyer is speaking out about two dogs suspected of killing two zoo animals. Fernando Chacon announced he was going to file an injunction to save the dogs.
Attorney: Obese Texas woman didn't strike nephew (AP via Yahoo! News)
A nearly half-ton Texas woman charged in the death of her toddler nephew couldn't have beaten the boy to death because of her limited movement from weight problems, her attorney said Tuesday.