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Former Syrian VP sentenced to hard labour: lawyer (Middle East Times)
DAMASCUS (AFP) A military court in Damascus has sentenced former Syrian vice president turned opposition leader Abdel Halim Khaddam to hard labour for life, his lawyer told AFP on Saturday.
Attorney General Bob McDonnell to lead State Republican Delegation (WAVY 10)
RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY.com) -- Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell will serve as chairman of the state's delegation to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Berkeley attorney sentenced to prison (UPI)
CINCINNATI, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The last of the sentences has been handed down in the Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals fraud case, with the firm's attorney prison-bound.
Attorney Gerneral's Office Warns of Email Scam During Hurricane Gustav (KTAL Shreveport)
Baton Rouge, La.--Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s Office has been contacted about suspicious emails circulating asking people to “confirm” their bank account information prior to the landfall of Hurricane Gustav.
Berkeley attorney sentenced to prison (Moldova.org)
The last of the sentences has been handed down in the Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals fraud case, with the firm's attorney prison-bound.The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Saturday that in-house attorney Paul Kellogg, a long-time friend of Berkeley founder Steve Warshak, was convicted of money laundering and obstructing the proceedings of a federal agency.The newspaper reported that Kellogg is the ...
Court: Lawyer makes graphic motion (UPI)
NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A lawyer allegedly sparked a brawl in a New York bar after he dropped his pants and made a urinating motion, court documents say.
Court: Lawyer makes graphic motion (Moldova.org)
A lawyer allegedly sparked a brawl in a New York bar after he dropped his pants and made a urinating motion, court documents say.Court papers allege Brendan Relyea, a 30-year-old Legal Aid lawyer, tried to urinate in the bar July 10 after becoming frustrated with a long line for the site's bathroom, the New York Post reported Saturday.Shortly after the alleged incident, Relyea and fellow Legal ...
Lawyer admits $2.5M theft from clients (NBC 10 Providence)
CRANSTON, R.I. -- A Cranston lawyer has admitting 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.
TH attorney helps mold Republican Convention platform (Terre Haute Tribune Star)
While delegates have a vote during a national convention, Terre Haute attorney James R. Bopp Jr. has a much more involved role as part of a committee that has molded the official platform for the Republican National Convention at Minneapolis/St. Paul.
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.
Attorney general cracking down on price gouging (WAFB Baton Rouge)
The attorney general's office has workers out and about making sure price gouging isn't taking place at the pumps or hotels.
Lawyer laught off call (NZCity)
31 August 2008 Winston Peters' lawyer is laughing-off a call for his client to reveal all the donations made to New Zealand First in the past 15 years.
Bernstein retires after 28 years in Monroe County District Attorney's Office (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
A veteran prosecutor is retiring from the Monroe County District Attorney's Office.
Unserved warrants Job 1 for 2 Dem county attorney hopefuls (The Arizona Republic)
Each week leading up to Tuesday's primary election, The Republic is posing a question to the two Democratic candidates, Tim Nelson and Gerald Richard, who are vying to face Republican incumbent Andrew Thomas in the Maricopa County attorney's race.
Inmate death under investigation by district attorney (Lake Houston Sentinel)
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is investigating a case in which an inmate died while in the custody of the Baytown Police Department (BPD).
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.
Pellicano and Lawyer Convicted In Wiretapping Case (Law Fuel)
Anthony Pellicano, a private investigator who once worked for Hollywood stars, and a prominent lawyer, Terry N. Christensen, were convicted Friday in the wiretapping of the ex-wife of the investor Kirk Kerkorian in a child-support case Check out the LawFuel Jobs Network at (link) law-jobs.asp
Lawyer seeks a late entry into race for judgeships (The Bismarck Tribune)
A lawyer plans to ask the North Dakota Supreme Court to help him run for state district judge or Supreme Court justice this fall, saying Secretary of State Al Jaeger will not accept his petitions to get on the ballot.
District attorney gives to police department (Deer Park Broadcaster & Progress)
The Deer Park Police Department received a check from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office last week to fund the department with a new video recording system for police vehicles.
Attorney from Chester County helps forge GOP's national security policy (Daily Local News)
For one Chester County Republican, the GOP convention started a week early in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Attorney Jim McErlane spent days over the past week with 18...
Attorney making late bid to run for N.D. judgeships (Minot Daily News)
BISMARCK (AP) - An attorney plans to ask the North Dakota Supreme Court to help him run for state district judge or Supreme Court justice this fall, saying Secretary of State Al Jaeger will not accept his petitions to get on the ballot.
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 penalized for professional misconduct (Whitby This Week)
WHITBY -- A Whitby lawyer has had his licence revoked and has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 in compensation and other costs after being found guilty of several instances of professional ...
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.
Sudanese accused of U.S. killing are extremists:lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Five Sudanese men accused of murdering a U.S. aid worker are religious extremists who plotted to attack foreigners at New Year's Eve gatherings, Sudanese prosecutors told a court on Sunday.
Lawyer withdraws application, backs Chiranjeevi (rediff.com)
The Kadappa-based lawyer, who was in the news for approaching the Election Commission for registration of a political party bearing the same name as Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam, announced his support to the actor.
Ft. Worth attorney cited for kissing (Cleburne Times-Review)
Fort Worth attorney Jerry Loftin is accused of kissing a court reporter in the 249th District Courtroom, located in Cleburne’s Guinn Justice Center, on Aug. 11.