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Lawyer: Rangel didn't report rental income (UPI)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., alleges the congressman hasn't paid taxes on money earned from a rental property he owns.
Melton Hires Attorney, Recio Still Needs One (WJTV Jackson)
Mayor Frank Melton has hired an attorney to represent him in federal court.
Former Kilpatrick Lawyer Parkman Didn't Like Plea Deal (FOX 2 News Detroit)
Former Kilpatrick lawyer Jim Parkman discusses the mayor's plea deal.
Pallone concerned about politicking by US attorney (phillyburbs.com)
TRENTON, N.J. - Congressman Frank Pallone wants to know how far U.S. Attorney Chris Christie can go in exploring a campaign for New Jersey governor while remaining in his current job.
Polygamist Leader’s Daughter Must Keep Attorney (KWTX-TV Waco)
The daughter of jailed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs won’t be allowed to dump the attorney who represents her in a Texas child custody case.
Oneida Street murder suspect's case goes to District Attorney's Office (The Observer-Dispatch)
The case of the 22-year-old Utica man accused of killing a Camden resident is being referred to the Oneida County District Attorney's Officer for possible grand jury action.
Attorney: Lake Delton Officials Did Nothing Wrong (WISC-TV Madison)
The village of Lake Delton attorney said that the officials will be issuing a press release Friday after some former lakeside property owners filed a notice of claim against the village, its board and some of its employees.
Attorney Says Overstreet Did Not Follow Through On Promise To Schools (The Chattanoogan)
The attorney for former Sheriff Billy Long said the cooperating witness against him - the Rev. Eugene Overstreet - made a $100,000 pledge to the Hamilton County Schools in 2002 and did not fulfill it.
Judge declines lawyer's offer to strip (UPI)
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Courtroom theatrics approached the risque in New York when a lawyer offered to remove her own clothes to demonstrate a jailhouse strip search.
Judge declines lawyer's offer to strip (Moldova.org)
Courtroom theatrics approached the risque in New York when a lawyer offered to remove her own clothes to demonstrate a jailhouse strip search.Attorney Elizabeth Fink told U.S. District Judge Richard Berman she would strip to illustrate the procedure her client, accused terrorist Aafia Siddiqui, had refused to comply with.I think I know what a strip search is, the judge told Fink in declining her ...
Pallone concerned about politicking by US attorney (Asbury Park Press)
U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone wants to know how far U.S. Attorney Chris Christie can go in exploring a campaign for New Jersey governor while remaining in his current job.
Two Men Debated to be the next District Attorney (WIBW Topeka)
Chad Taylor and Eric Rucker debated issues in hopes of becoming the next Shawnee County District Attorney.
Attorney General coming to Phenix City (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Alabama Attorney General Troy King will address members of the Phenix City Rotary Club..
Student loan companies in settlement talks with NY attorney general to reform practices (Canadian Business)
September 5, 2008 - 5:20 p.m. NEW YORK (AP) - The attorney general of New York is negotiating settlements with eight student loan companies to reform deceptive practices in the industry. A particular focus is the marketing of products so they appear to be federal loans, an official said Friday.
Waco bank robbery suspect slaps his attorney in court (Houston Chronicle)
A suspected bank robber slapped his attorney in the face in federal court, then had handcuffs slapped on him.
Muslim lawyer wins bin Laden remark payout (The Herald)
A Muslim lawyer who was suspended from work by the Crown Prosecution Service after joking she was treated like a friend of Osama bin Laden has been awarded a record £600,000 payout for racial discrimination, it emerged last night.
Courtroom Kiss Lands FW Attorney in Trouble (FOX 4 News Dallas - Fort Worth)
A prominent Fort Worth attorney is defending himself after a courtroom kiss got him into trouble with the law. Jerry Loftin says he meant nothing by it and the whole thing has been blown out of proportion.
Lawyer who told 9/11 joke awarded payout (Financial Times)
An Asian lawyer who was suspended after joking that she was a “friend” of Osama bin Laden’s two weeks after the September 11 attacks has been awarded £600,000 ($1,060,980) in compensation after a seven-year legal battle.
Estate Switch Validated, Cutting Out Widow of 'Erin Brockovich' Lawyer (Law.com)
Edward Masry, the trial lawyer who made headlines in life, continues to shape the law -- albeit probate law -- in death. A California appeals court has validated a trust that Masry created weeks before his death that left control of his assets to two of his children, and not to his wife of 13 years. Masry's widow contends that her husband improperly shifted assets, including an interest in the ...
Recio Hires Attorney (WJTV Jackson)
JPD detective Michael Recio has a new attorney for his upcoming federal trial.
Bank robber suspect slaps attorney in courtroom (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
WACO, Texas -- A suspected bank robber slapped his attorney in the face in federal court, then had handcuffs slapped on him. Marvin Goodlow Washington, 27, is charged with taking...
Riverside County district attorney's office criticizes judge (The Press-Enterprise)
By JOSE ARBALLO JR. The Press-Enterprise The Riverside County district attorney's office is criticizing the incoming presiding judge, saying he is too lenient in sentencing and appears more concerned about defendants than victims.
Riverside County district attorney's office criticizes judge (The Press-Enterprise)
By JOSE ARBALLO JR. The Press-Enterprise The Riverside County district attorney's office is criticizing the incoming presiding judge, saying he is too lenient in sentencing and appears more concerned about defendants than victims.
Lawyer charged after allegedly asking to tickle children (The Telegraph)
GLEN CARBON - A Glen Carbon lawyer was charged Friday with four misdemeanor counts for allegedly alarming parents by approaching them and asking to tickle their children.
Picketers take aim at district attorney (Portage Daily Register)
One protester, two signs: Warren Taylor of Portage of holds up placards for motorists passing the courthouse at the intersection of Conant and DeWitt streets Friday morning in a protest against Columbia County District Attorney Jane Kohlwey.
Rangel had no-interest loan for 10 years, attorney says (Winston-Salem Journal)
Rep. Charles Rangel, a powerful House committee chairman, paid no mortgage interest on a beach-resort property for more than 10 years, his attorney said yesterday.
Lawyer will drop charge if McGreevey pays ex-wife (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
TRENTON - A lawyer for Dina Matos says she will drop a charge that she was duped into marrying former New Jersey Gov. Jim E. McGreevey if he agrees to pay her $109,000 that a judge says he owes.
Fort Worth attorney accused of kissing court reporter faces trial (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By MARTHA DELLER For 35 years, Fort Worth attorney Jerry Loftin has represented everyone from lowly drunk drivers to high-profile murderers. Loftin now finds himself on the other side of the defense table. Next month, he is scheduled to go on trial for kissing a Johnson County court reporter. He was cited for assault by offensive contact, a Class C misdemeanor that carries a maximum $500 fine. ...
Judge: FLDS leader's daughter must keep her lawyer (Houston Chronicle)
A daughter of jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs will not be allowed to dump her court-appointed lawyer in the child custody case. Texas District Judge Barbara Walther ruled late Thursday, after hours of fighting among the attorneys, that Natalie Malonis would continue to represent the 17-year-old girl.
Richmond attorney's book focuses on church culture (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
As suggested by the title of her first book, "Trespassers Will Be Baptized: The Unordained Memoir of a Preacher's Daughter," attorney Elizabeth Emerson Hancock's story is not a hair-raising account of barely surviving a gothic fundamentalist childhood.
Melton's ex-guard hires new lawyer (The Clarion-Ledger)
One of Mayor Frank Melton's former bodyguards has hired a new lawyer to represent him in his federal trial, according to a court document filed Friday.
L.A. County district attorney investigates politicians over campaign committee (Los Angeles Times)
State Sen. Alex Padilla and L.A. City Councilman Tony Cardenas are at the center of a probe to determine if they had illegal control of the panel, sources say. The Los Angeles County district attorney has opened an investigation into whether two San Fernando Valley politicians illegally exceeded election spending limits by raising money through an independent campaign committee, sources ...
Pa. District Attorney candidate criticizes radio ads (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
HARRISBURG - The Democratic nominee for state attorney general has criticized incumbent Tom Corbett for spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on public service announcements in the Philadelphia region.
Pa. District Attorney candidate criticizes radio ads (Philly.com)
HARRISBURG - The Democratic nominee for state attorney general has criticized incumbent Tom Corbett for spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on public service announcements in the Philadelphia region.
Afghan provincial attorney killed in suicide raid (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters HERAT, Afghanistan, Sept 6 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up in the offices of an Afghan provincial attorney on Saturday killing him, his son and a clerk, the provincial government said. ...
U.S. attorney wants Peraica to pull campaign flier (SouthtownStar)
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has asked Tony Peraica, the Republican candidate for Cook County state's attorney, to stop passing out a campaign flier that Fitzgerald believes is misleading.
Asian lawyer who said she was 'Bin Laden's friend' awarded £600,000 race discrimination pay out (Daily Mail)
An Asian lawyer who was suspended after telling a court security guard she was a 'friend of Bin Laden's' has won a £600,000 record pay out for race discrimination.
Prominent Durban lawyer and family slain (SABC News)
Prominent Durban lawyer Naren Sham and his family have been murdered in an attack at his home in Stamford Hill, Durban. Police say four armed men entered Sham's home and attacked him, his wife Meera and 20-year-old son Kavir.
UK lawyer wins case over bin Laden joke (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A British Muslim lawyer has won an apology and a record compensation payout after she was suspended for making a joke about Osama bin Laden , officials said.
US attorney asks GOP candidate to withdraw flier (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has asked Tony Peraica, the Republican candidate for Cook County State's Attorney to stop passing out a campaign flier that Fitzgerald says looks like Peraica is claiming his endorsement.
Attorney among six killed in Afghan suicide blast: governor (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A suicide bomber disguised as a beggar blew himself up inside a government building in Afghanistan Saturday, killing a state prosecutor and five other people, a provincial governor said.
Muslim lawyer wins payout over Bin Laden joke (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A British Muslim lawyer has won an apology and a record compensation payout after she was suspended for making a joke about Osama bin Laden, officials and reports said Saturday.
Senate can challenge SC decision before int’l court, says lawyer (The Daily Tribune)
The Supreme Court ruling on the issue of executive privilege regarding the kickback-laden $329-million ZTE-National Broadband Network (NBN) deal can still be challenged before an international court as the high court violated the Filipinos’ right to information, a lawyer yesterday said.
Afghan provincial attorney killed in suicide raid (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters (Adds NATO soldiers killed) HERAT, Afghanistan, Sept 6 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up in the offices of an Afghan provincial attorney on Saturday killing him, his son and a clerk, the ...
Muslim lawyer gets 600,000 pounds racial discrimination award over bin Laden remark (New Kerala)
London, Sep 6 : A British Muslim lawyer, who was suspended from work by the Crown Prosecution Service after joking she was treated like a friend of Osama bin Laden, has been awarded a record 600,000 pound payout for racial discrimination.
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.
Bank Robber Suspect Slaps Attorney in Courtroom (WOAI San Antonio)
A suspected bank robber slapped his attorney in the face in federal court, then had handcuffs slapped on him.
Iranian Lawyer: Issuing 6 month imprisonment for the 4 members of Campaign is in contradiction with international ... (Payvand Iran News)
Nasrin Sotoudeh the acting lawyer reported on the 6 month imprisonment of her clients, the 4 activists of the Campaign for One Million Signatures, Parvin Ardalan, Jelveh Javaheri, Nahid Keshavarz and Maryam Hossein khah. -Feminist School
US attorney asks GOP candidate to withdraw flier (ABC 7 Chicago)
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has asked Tony Peraica, the Republican candidate for Cook County State's Attorney to stop passing out a campaign flier that Fitzgerald says looks like Peraica is claiming his endorsement.
Defense attorney group criticizes charges against S. Florida lawyer (Sun-Sentinel)
Trial of prominent lawyer would chill practice, group says The nation's principal organization of defense attorneys is backing a prominent South Florida lawyer against federal money laundering charges, calling the prosecution an assault on a defendant's right to counsel.