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Top UBS Attorney Resigns (Washington Post)
NEW YORK, Aug. 4 -- David Aufhauser, the top attorney at UBS, resigned Monday in the wake of New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo's investigation into the sale of bonds known as auction-rate securities by the Swiss investment bank.
Lawyer gets prison in fraud (Billings Gazette)
A disbarred Billings lawyer will spend 30 months in federal prison for stealing about a quarter of a million dollars from clients, including money from the trust fund of a minor girl injured in a ranch accident.
Lawyer denies anthrax suspect's guilt (UPI)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Amid leaks involving government scientist Bruce Ivins and the anthrax scare, Ivins' lawyer accuses the FBI of stalking his client and driving him to suicide.
Phila. lawyer Cabot surrenders license over expenses scam (BizJournals)
Veteran Philadelphia labor and employment lawyer Stephen Cabot has surrendered his license to practice law after admitting that he could not defend himself against charges that he defrauded one of his former firms out of $133,600, according to a Pennsylvania Supreme Court order.
Calif. attorney general sues YTB International over alleged pyramid scheme (BizJournals)
California's attorney general sued YTB International, blasting it as a "gigantic pyramid scheme."
Attorney denies link between Rockefeller, slaying (CNN.com)
BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- An attorney for the father accused of snatching his 7-year-old daughter from a Boston street said Tuesday the man did not kidnap his own child, nor does he have any link to a California slaying.
Rockefeller's attorney denies Calif. slaying link (Boston Globe)
An attorney for the father accused of snatching his 7-year-old daughter said Tuesday the man did not kidnap his child, nor does he have any link to a California slaying.
Santa Cruz Jury Convicts Man For Killing Lawyer (KSBW Salinas)
A Santa Cruz man who shot his lawyer in the head for allegedly "screwing up" his workers' compensation case has been convicted of first-degree murder.
Lawyer Accuses Jones Of Lying About Shooting (Local 6 Orlando)
A lawyer has accused Adam "Pacman" Jones of falsely identifying his client as the shooter in the February 2007 shooting outside the Minxx strip club.
Lawyer Claims Jones Lied About Shooting (WFTV 9 Orlando)
A lawyer says Adam "Pacman" Jones "fabricated" a story naming his client as the shooter in the February 2007 shooting outside the Minxx strip club.
County attorney given law enforcement award by U.S. attorney (The Payson Roundup)
Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores was given the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) individual award recently by the United States Attorney's Office, District of Arizona.
Ex-McHenry attorney accused of theft (Daily Herald)
A once prominent McHenry County attorney convicted two years ago for possessing child pornography found himself back in criminal court Tuesday morning, accused of stealing $9,500 from a client.
Asst. Attorney General to Help Lake Shooting Prosecution (Fox News)
An assistant Wisconsin attorney general will help prosecute a man accused of shooting three young people at a swimming hole on the border with Michigan.
Rockefeller's attorney denies Calif. slaying link (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for the father accused of snatching his 7-year-old daughter from a Boston street said Tuesday the man did not kidnap his own child and has no link to a California slaying.
Rockefeller's Attorney Denies CA Slaying Link (ABC News)
Rockefeller's attorney denies kidnapping and ties to Cali. slaying.
Lawyer Accuses Jones Of Lying About Shooting (WLWT-TV Cincinnati)
A lawyer has accused Adam "Pacman" Jones of falsely identifying his client as the shooter in the February 2007 shooting outside the Minxx strip club.
Siegelman Attorney: Probe Justice Department Conduct (CBS 42 Birmingham)
An attorney for former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman has urged a Justice Department watchdog office to look into several areas as it probes whether his prosecution was politically motivated.
Santa Cruz jury convicts man for killing lawyer (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A Santa Cruz man who shot his lawyer in the head for allegedly “screwing up” his workers' compensation case has been convicted of first-degree murder.
Rockefeller's attorney denies Calif. slaying link (CTV.ca)
An attorney for the father accused of snatching his seven-year-old daughter from a Boston street said Tuesday the man did not kidnap his own child and has no link to a California slaying.
Ex-lawyer charged with bilking client (Connecticut Post)
MILFORD — A Woodbridge lawyer who allegedly practiced law without a license for a year, is charged with cashing a $25,000 check meant for one of his clients, police said.
Lawyer accuses Jones of 'fabricating' story (Seattle Times)
The lawyer for the man accused of shooting three people after a strip club melee involving NFL player Adam Jones alleged Tuesday that Jones "completely fabricated" the story that led to the man's arrest.
Lawyer Suspended: He charged S$50 for each cab ride (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Philippines News)
SINGAPORE — As a lawyer, his services did not come cheap. In fact, Mr Low Yong Sen charged S$50 for each cab ride he took.
Attorney Resigns From Bar Amid Charges He Defrauded Old Firm (Law.com)
A labor law attorney resigned from the Pennsylvania Bar on consent Friday after admitting he couldn't defend himself against charges he defrauded his then-longtime firm, Harvey Pennington, out of more than $133,000 for reimbursement of travel expenses for business trips that he never took and that had never been planned. The state Supreme Court granted on Friday a statement of resignation signed ...
Marshall's lawyer: NFL's method 'unprofessional' (Rocky Mountain News)
Brandon Marshall’s lawyer said Tuesday he was apprised second hand that his client would be suspended three games by the NFL, with a chance to have the penalty pared to two contests if Marshall abides by league criteria.
Suspect in robbery of lawyer extradited (Athens Banner-Herald)
[ An Elberton man accused of robbing a lawyer in the lawyer's downtown Athens office nearly two years ago has been extradited from Kentucky to face charges here, authorities said.
WVU lawyer Macia leaves job (The Charleston Gazette)
A West Virginia University lawyer involved in the Heather Bresch scandal has left his post. Thursday was Alex Macia's last day as the school's vice president of legal affairs, university spokeswoman Becky Lofstead confirmed Monday....
State attorney: Panel will find Matthew Amorello guilty (Boston Herald)
A state Ethics Commission attorney said yesterday he was "confident" the panel would find former Turnpike Authority chief Matthew Amorello violated state laws by...
Malaysia's Anwar to face sodomy charge in court - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! India News)
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A lawyer for Malaysia's leading opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim said on Wednesday that it was "very likely" Anwar would be charged with sodomy at a court hearing on Thursday.
Malaysia's Anwar to face sodomy charge in court: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Malaysia's leading opposition figure Ibrahim Anwar said on Wednesday that it was "very likely" Anwar would be charged with sodomy at a court hearing on Thursday.
N.J. attorney general fined for speeding (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram was given a speeding ticket last week for driving 69 m.p.h. in a 50-m.p.h. zone, her office announced yesterday.
Koster wins close race for attorney general in Democratic primary race (The Kansas City Star)
JEFFERSON CITY | Chris Koster led Margaret Donnelly by less than 2 percent on Tuesday night in a heated Democratic primary race for attorney general.
NFL | Alleged shooter's lawyer says Jones fabricated story (Seattle Times)
the league | LAS VEGAS — The lawyer for the man accused of shooting three people after a strip-club melee involving cornerback Adam...
Lawyer says 'Pacman' fabricated story about strip club shooting (Philadelphia Daily News)
The lawyer for the man accused of shooting three people after a strip club melee involving NFL player Adam Jones alleged yesterday that Jones "completely fabricated" the story that led to the man's arrest.
Ingush opposition journalist Malsagova to ask political asylum in Europe-lawyer (Interfax)
MOSCOW. Aug 6 (Interfax) - Roza Malsagova, the editor-in-chief of the Ingush opposition web portal www.ingushetia.ru, has left Russia and intends to ask for political asylum in a European country, Kaloi Akhilgov, the website's lawyer, told Interfax on Wednesday.
Brandon Falls named Jeffco district attorney (Birmingham News)
Brandon Falls, a veteran prosecutor at the age of 35, will replace retiring Jefferson County District Attorney David Barber, Gov. Bob Riley announced Tuesday.
John Ashley killed in self-defense, his lawyer claims in murder trial (Birmingham News)
John Ashley killed two teenagers in self-defense at his home in Morris because the teens pulled weapons and tried to rob him to collect a drug debt, a defense lawyer told jurors in Ashley's capital murder trial Tuesday.
McComb lawyer sues city for legal fees (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
McComb lawyer Norman Gillis Junior says he's owed $123,000 for handling a lawsuit that challenged David Myers' serving as both a council member and in the Legislature and has sued the city to get it.
Former municipal attorney charged with theft in real estate transaction (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A former municipal attorney on probation for child pornography charges was arrested for allegedly keeping $9,500 he was holding in escrow in a real estate transaction.
Calif. Attorney General Suing Online Travel Agency (WCBS-TV New York)
California's attorney general is going after a nationwide travel company, calling them nothing more than a gigantic pyramid scheme that victimized 200,000 people across the country.
Lawyer: Court urged to stop sale of Bhutto book (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for an alleged al-Qaida-linked militant said Wednesday that he asked a court to halt the sale of a book by slain ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto that he claims defames his client.
Lawyer asks court to stop sale of Bhutto book (CTV.ca)
A lawyer for an alleged al Qaeda-linked militant said Wednesday that he asked a court to halt the sale of a book by slain ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto that he claims defames his client.
Minor's Attorney Said Prosecutors Are 'Unfeeling' (WAPT Jackson)
An attorney for Paul Minor says federal prosecutors are "unthinking and unfeeling" for not releasing the convicted lawyer from prison to be with his sick wife.
City attorney appointed in Bella Vista (NWAnews.com)
BELLA VISTA — For the first time in the short history of the city of Bella Vista, a city attorney has been appointed. (Benton County Daily Record)
McComb Lawyer Sues City For Legal Fees (WAPT Jackson)
McComb lawyer Norman Gillis Jr. said he's owed $123,000 for handling a lawsuit that challenged David Myers' serving as both a council member and in the Legislature and has sued the city to get it.
City attorney to appear before council committee today (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
New Orleans City Attorney Penya Moses-Field is scheduled to appear before a City Council committee at 2 p.m. to explain her recent request that Inspector General Robert Cerasoli notify her office whenever he begins an investigation of a city agency.
Texas attorney general alleges Olympic ticket scam (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has charged an Austin-based ticket broker with deceiving customers in the sale of tickets to Friday's opening ceremonies at the Beijing Summer Olympics.
Lawyer: Court urged to stop sale of Bhutto book (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for an alleged al-Qaida-linked militant said Wednesday that he asked a court to halt the sale of a book by slain ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto that he claims defames his client.
Tunisian Jailed For Helping Militants Fight In Lebanon-Lawyer (Nasdaq)
TUNIS (AFP)--A Tunisian court has jailed a man for two years for helping young militants join an armed Islamist group in Lebanon, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Tenn. church shooting suspect plans insanity defense, lawyer works toward mental assessment (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - An unemployed truck driver accused in a fatal church shooting plans an insanity defense for the rampage that left two people dead and six wounded, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Pa. Funeral Director Did Not Kill His Wife (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
A funeral director accused of beating and drowning his wife is innocent, his lawyer says.