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Attorney, Bounty Hunter Now Say Casey Anthony Staying Home (WFTV 9 Orlando)
There was a surprising change of plans late Friday morning when Casey Anthony's attorney announced, with bounty hunter Leonard Padilla at his side, that Padilla will not be taking Casey Anthony back to jail, something he'd been insisting as recently as 30 minutes earlier. GEORGE FREAKS OUT: See Images | Watch Raw Video PLANS CHANGE: Attorney, Bounty Hunter Announce Change In Plans VIDEO REPORT: ...
Berkeley lawyer gets year in prison (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The massive fraud case involving Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals ended today when the company's in-house lawyer was sentenced to one year in prison.
Harper lawyer dismisses expert opinion filed by Liberals in Cadman libel case (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
OTTAWA - An expert opinion that compares Stephen Harper's libel case against the Liberals to one of the biggest scandals in Canadian history should be tossed out of court, says the prime minister's lawyer.
Ex-private eye, lawyer, convicted of conspiracy (San Francisco Chronicle)
Former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano and his entertainment lawyer co-defendant were convicted Friday of charges linked to the wiretapping of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's former wife in a child support battle. Pellicano and attorney Terry...
Private eye Anthony Pellicano, attorney Christensen convicted of wiretap plot (Los Angeles Times)
They were accused of monitoring the phone calls of Kirk Kerkorian's ex-wife in a child support case. The federal jury verdicts give a green light to a slew of pending civil lawsuits. Private investigator Anthony Pellicano and attorney Terry Christensen were convicted today of conspiring to illegally wiretap the ex-wife of billionaire Kirk Kerkorian.
10TV, ONN, Dispatch To Host Ohio Attorney General Debate (WBNS-10TV Columbus)
The three candidates for Ohio Attorney General agree to an October debate that will be televised on 10TV and ONN. Get details.
Pellicano, attorney convicted of wiretap plot (Los Angeles Times)
They were accused of monitoring the phone calls of Kirk Kerkorian's ex-wife in a child support case. Private investigator Anthony Pellicano and attorney Terry Christensen were convicted today of conspiring to illegally wiretap the ex-wife of billionaire Kirk Kerkorian.
Federal jury convicts former Hollywood private eye, lawyer, of conspiracy in wiretapping case (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LOS ANGELES - A jury has convicted former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano and entertainment lawyer Terry Christensen of federal wiretapping conspiracy charges.
Door Named in Suit by Losing Attorney General Candidate (The Missourian)
Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door said she isn't surprised that Margaret Donnelly, who lost her bid for attorney general in the Democratic primary, has requested a recount.
Former cop likely to file civil suit, attorney says (The Argus-Press)
CORUNNA - Attorney Dean Yeotis said he expects to file a civil lawsuit on behalf of a former Corunna police officer who claims he was fired.
Ex-private eye, lawyer, convicted of conspiracy (Las Vegas Sun)
Fri, Aug 29, 2008 (12:54 p.m.) A jury has convicted former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano and entertainment lawyer Terry Christensen of federal wiretapping conspiracy charges.
Jury convicts private eye, lawyer of wiretapping (The Fresno Bee)
A jury convicted former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano and entertainment lawyer Terry Christensen on Friday of federal wiretapping and conspiracy charges. Read comments
Ex-private eye, lawyer, convicted of conspiracy (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano and his entertainment lawyer co-defendant were convicted Friday of charges linked to the wiretapping of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's former wife in a child support battle.
Pellicano, lawyer convicted of conspiracy (MSNBC)
A jury has convicted former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano and entertainment lawyer Terry Christensen of federal wiretapping conspiracy charges. Both men face up to 10 years in federal prison.
Co-defendant in Pa. collar-bomb case to plead guilty to conspiracy next week, attorney says (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ERIE, Pa. - A defense attorney says his client will plead guilty to conspiracy in a bizarre 2003 bank robbery that led to the collar-bomb death of a Pennsylvania pizza delivery man.
Prosecutors act to revoke former attorney's probation (Daily Herald)
McHenry County prosecutors are asking a court to rescind the probation sentence former Cary village attorney John Roth received in 2006 after his conviction for possession of child pornography.
Private Eye Pellicano,Lawyer Guilty Of Wiretapping (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano and entertainment lawyer Terry Christensen were convicted Friday of federal wiretapping and conspiracy charges for tapping the phones of billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's ex-wife during a child support dispute. Pellicano and Christensen, both 64, both face up to 10 years in federal prison and $500,000 in fines when they are sentenced Nov. 17 by U.S. ...
Detective to stars, attorney guilty of wiretapping (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A private detective who once worked for Hollywood stars and a prominent attorney were convicted on Friday of federal wiretapping and conspiracy charges in a case stemming from billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's bitter child support dispute.
Attorney general sets up hotline to report price gouging (KTBS Shreveport)
More than 150 calls and emails have come into the Louisiana attorney general's office complaining of possible price gouging today and Thursday -- most related to a spike in gas prices. "We’ve received calls and/or e-mails from Houma to Shreveport," Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said today. Investigators from the attorney
Peters' lawyer has 'cordial' meeting with SFO (The New Zealand Herald)
Winston Peters' lawyer today had a "cordial" meeting with the Serious Fraud Office and left saying he had confidence in the top-level investigation into NZ First finances.
Town attorney Joerger gives notice (Pahrump Valley Times)
Carl Joerger gave the town his 30-day notice, terminating his $5,000 per month contract as town attorney, at Wednesday's Pahrump Town Board meeting.
Private eye, lawyer convicted in wiretap case (KGO-TV Bay Area)
A federal jury convicted former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano and lawyer Terry Christensen of charges linked to wiretapping.
Mayor, City Attorney At Odds Over Contract (The Morning News)
TONTITOWN — Mayor Joe Edgmon says he wants a contract from Tontitown City Attorney Mark Dossett.
Lawyer speaks out about Haneef's plans (The West Australian)
Dr Mohamed Haneef won't be pursuing compensation until the Clarke Inquiry into his case is concluded, his lawyer says. Dr Haneef was arrested at Brisbane airport on July 2, 2007, as he boarded a plane for Bangalore.
Co-defendant in Pa. collar-bomb case to plead guilty to conspiracy next week, attorney says (Newsday)
ERIE, Pa. (AP) _ A defense attorney says his client will plead guilty to conspiracy in a bizarre 2003 bank robbery that led to the collar-bomb death of a Pennsylvania pizza delivery man.
Lawyer admits taking $2.5 million from clients (The Providence Journal)
PROVIDENCE — A Cranston lawyer who handles real-estate closings has admitted to stealing more than $2.5 million from homeowners who were refinancing or buying new homes, the state’s chief disciplinary counsel said yesterday.
MS Attorney General Calls On Entergy To Expose Business Practices (WLBT 3 Jackson)
Attorney General Jim Hood wants Entergy to turn the lights on and expose their business practices. Earlier this month he asked the company for information about price adjustments and fuel purchase operations. Thursday Entergy asked a federal judge to intervene.
Beaufort County lawyer wants client tried as a juvenile (The State)
The lawyer for a man who authorities say ran a scam with his girlfriend in which she claimed to be pregnant with quintuplets says his client was 16 when arrested and shouldn’t be tried as an adult. Attorney Lee Bowers showed Juan Salvador Solis’ Mexican birth certificate at a hearing Thursday, The Beaufort Gazette reported. A judge asked for more evidence before she would rule. Bowers wants ...
Lawyer's life, career run like clockwork (The Post and Courier)
It seems only natural that Kenny Krawcheck just moved his office into an old Broad Street house built by a watchmaker. As the Charleston lawyer himself is the first to admit, you could set your watch by him.
District Attorney Craig Watkins seeks approval for Discovery Channel exoneration special (Dallas Morning News)
The Discovery Channel's fascination with Dallas County continues. District Attorney Craig Watkins is asking county commissioners for permission to allow a film crew inside his offices to shoot a two-hour Discovery Channel program about his efforts to free the innocent with preserved DNA evidence.
Lawyer for Detroit Mayor Seeks to Delay Hearing (Washington Post)
DETROIT, Aug. 29 -- A lawyer for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D) asked a judge Friday to freeze next week's hearing that could remove him from office, and accused Michigan Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm (D) of being too biased to preside over the case.
Judge cites defense attorney's pattern of behavior in considering removal from case (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - Associate Judge Lisa Holder White put the bench trial of Steven R. Simpkins, 19, on hold on Friday while she considers a motion by the prosecution to discharge his attorney, Mark Bradley, for being ineffective counsel.
Fresno County to pay attorney fees (The Fresno Bee)
Fresno County must pay $46,000 in attorney fees to two scrap metal recyclers that successfully challenged ordinances aimed at cutting down on metal theft.
Attorney Friednash switching firms (Rocky Mountain News)
Attorney Doug Friednash is leaving Fairfield & Woods to join Greenberg Traurig's litigation group.
Documents will clear Peters, says lawyer (TVNZ)
Lawyer Peter Williams QC says he is confident information passed to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on Saturday will produce a rapid clearance of his high-profile client, New Zealand First leader Minister Winston Peters.
Lawyer says documents will quickly clear New Zealand FM (People's Daily)
New Zealand First leader Minister Winston Peters' lawyer Peter Williams said he was confident that information passed to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on Saturday will produce a rapid clearance of his client Peters. "I'm very confident that there will be an absolute clearance for Mr. Peters in a relatively short period of time," he said following a "cordial" meeting with two SFO staff, the New ...
Attorney wants comments tossed (The Iowa City Press-Citizen)
Abeberell Satterfield’s attorney, Alfredo Parrish, wants conversations between his client and the athletic department officials not to be used in criminal proceedings.
Berkeley lawyer imprisoned (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The massive fraud case involving Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals ended Friday when the company's in-house lawyer was sentenced to one year in prison.
Ex-private eye, lawyer guilty in wiretap case (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LOS ANGELES – Former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano and his entertainment lawyer co-defendant were convicted yesterday of charges linked to the wiretapping of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's former wife in a child-support battle.
State's Attorney: Hells Angels started bar brawl that led to shooting (Rapid City Journal)
The Meade County State’s Attorney said Friday that members of the Hells Angels initiated a bar scuffle that led to the shooting of one of club’s members at the Loud American Roadhouse in Sturgis earlier this month.
Jury convicts private eye, lawyer in wiretap case (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
LOS ANGELES -- A federal jury convicted former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano and prominent entertainment lawyer Terry Christensen on Friday of charges linked to the wiretapping of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's former wife in a child support battle.
Lawyer from Clinton appointed to replace retiring circuit judge (The Champaign News-Gazette)
CHICAGO – A Clinton lawyer has been named to fill the seat of former DeWitt County Judge Stephen Peters. Peters retired from the state Supreme Court's 6th Judicial Circuit July 31.
Lawyer from Clinton appointed to replace retiring circuit judge (The Champaign News-Gazette)
CHICAGO – A Clinton lawyer has been named to fill the seat of former DeWitt County Judge Stephen Peters. Peters retired from the state Supreme Court's 6th Judicial Circuit July 31.
Haneef waiting to sue: lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
MOHAMED HANEEF won't be pursuing compensation until the Clarke Inquiry into his case is concluded, his lawyer said yesterday.
Attorney General won’t prosecute Sheriff Hedges (The Adobe Press)
Sheriff Pat Hedges, who is being sued by one of his top-ranking deputies for allegedly violating his constitutional rights, won’t face criminal charges for eavesdropping on the officer, the state Attorney General’s Office announced last week.
Former Syrian VP sentenced to hard labour: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A military court in Damascus has sentenced former Syrian vice president turned opposition leader Abdel Halim Khaddam to hard labour for life, a lawyer involved in the case told AFP on Saturday.
RI lawyer admits $2.5M theft from clients (Boston Globe)
A Cranston lawyer has admitting stealing more than $2.5 million from clients who were refinancing or buying new homes.
RI lawyer admits to stealing more than $2.5 million from clients (New England Cable News)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Cranston lawyer has admitted to stealing more than $2.5 million from clients who were refinancing or buying new homes. The Rhode Island Supreme Court disbarred Pasquale A. Scavitti III on Wednesday after his attorney said Scavitti had stolen the money from 12 homeowners. The 46-year-old Scavitti, who handled real estate closings, took amounts ranging from about ...
Former cop likely to file civil suit, attorney says (The Argus-Press)
CORUNNA - Attorney Dean Yeotis said he expects to file a civil lawsuit on behalf of a former Corunna police officer who claims he was fired.
Pellicano, lawyer convicted of illegal wiretap (San Francisco Chronicle)
Private investigator Anthony Pellicano and prominent entertainment lawyer Terry Christensen were convicted Friday of conspiring to illegally wiretap the ex-wife of billionaire Kirk Kerkorian. Christensen, who was an attorney for investor and casino mogul...