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Gorbachev Urges Medvedev to Pardon Jailed Pregnant Yukos Lawyer (Bloomberg)
Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to pardon Svetlana Bakhmina , a jailed lawyer for OAO Yukos Oil Co. who has two young children and a third on the way.
Deputy Attorney General Says State Won't Investigate ACORN (Indiana's NewsCenter)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Deputy Indiana Attorney General Richard Bramer has rejected a request from the secretary of state to investigate possible vote fraud in Lake County involving a controversial community activist group.
Sault Diocese knew of sex abuse -- lawyer (The Sault Star)
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie knew Father Jean-Claude Etienne of Warren was abusing altar boys as far back as 1970, a lawyer [...]
Lawyer accused of stealing $30 million from Adams & Reese jailed after hacking into firm's computers (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
There are few defendants who have done as much to annoy prosecutors in U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office than lawyer Jamie Perdigao, a former partner at Adams and Reese who is awaiting trial on charges that he stole $30 million...
Cameron, lawyer question witness why letter to patients not sent (The Telegram)
Eastern Health had to first send a draft letter it was intending to send to patients in July 2005 to the lawyer for its insurance company, the Cameron Inquiry heard today.
Attorney General Cuomo's Office Tackles Internet Safety Issues (Plainview - Old Bethpage Herald)
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has made advocating for Internet safety a priority.
Legislative Council to share confidential material with lawyer of second Palin investigation (KTVA Anchorage)
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A lawyer leading a second abuse-of-power investigation into Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner will receive personnel records compiled in a separate investigation.
Tehama County District Attorney Cohen defends hunt club decision (Red Bluff Daily News)
District Attorney Gregg Cohen stood by his decision to not file charges against Red Bank Ale & Quail Outfitters as he explained his reasoning Tuesday at the Tehama County Fish and Game Commission's monthly meeting.
Attorney general, East St. Paul residents debate policing (CBC Manitoba)
Hundreds of angry residents of East St. Paul, Man., met with Manitoba's attorney general Thursday night to demand answers about his decision to disband their police force.
District Attorney candidate faces public (Del Rio News-Herald)
Both the incumbent 63rd Judicial District Attorney Fred Hernandez, and his Republican challenger, Comstock attorney Martin Underwood, were invited to participate in the Del Rio News-Herald Candidate Forum held at The Ramada Inn of Del Rio Wednesday.
Lawyer perplexed by risk manager's testimony (The Telegram)
Heather Predham’s explanation of Eastern Health lawyers’ concerns in 2005 about a draft letter to patients about hormone-receptor testing mistakes left inquiry lawyer Sandra Chaytor incredulous today.
Dallas lawyer Fred Baron allowed to use experimental drug in cancer fight (KAUZ Wichita Falls)
(AP) Dallas lawyer and Democratic Party fundraiser Fred Baron has won his fight to gain access to an experimental cancer drug, according to an e-mail sent out by his son late Thursday afternoon.
3 Delhi policemen, lawyer arrested after undercover operation (Calcutta News)
Three Delhi Police officials and a lawyer were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Friday for extorting money from a businessman after they falsely implicated his father in a murder case, police said.
ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO CAUTIONS CHENANGO COUNTY CONSUMERS ABOUT THE POTENTIAL PITFALLS OF OIL & GAS LEASES | WBNG-TV ... (WBNG Binghamton)
Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today warned Chenango County consumers of potential perils and strong-arm tactics when dealing with oil and gas exploration companies during a Landowners’ Rights Forum at Norwich High School.
Defense attorney joins judge race (The Monterey County Herald)
Salinas defense attorney Jonathan Siegel has declared his candidacy as a write-in choice for the judicial seat vacated by the retirement of Judge Stephen Sillman.
Indiana Attorney General candidates to debate in Evansville (Evansville Courier & Press)
Indiana Attorney General candidates Republican Greg Zoeller and Democrat Linda Pence will meet in the second of their two statewide debates Thursday in Evansville. Send in the questions you want them to address.
Brevard attorney may turn over ACORN investigation to state (The News-Press)
TALLAHASSEE — Brevard State Attorney Norm Wolfinger said today that he is considering handing off a controversial investigation into possible voter...
Brevard state attorney may look at ACORN (Florida Today)
TALLAHASSEE -- Brevard State Attorney Norm Wolfinger said today that he is considering handing off a controversial investigation into possible voter fraud by the group ACORN to the statewide prosecutor.
No case to answer for Berlusconi in Spanish tax fraud probe: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Spain's court of last resort has said there is no case to answer over a long-running tax fraud probe against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, ANSA news agency quoted his lawyer as saying Friday.
No case to answer for Berlusconi in Spanish tax fraud probe: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo!7 News)
ROME (AFP) - Spain's court of last resort has said there is no case to answer over a long-running tax fraud probe against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, ANSA news agency quoted his lawyer as saying Friday.
Lawyer has 'proof' Miura not a suicide (The Japan Times)
LOS ANGELES (Kyodo) California lawyer Mark Geragos said Thursday he has proof that his client, Japanese businessman Kazuyoshi Miura, did not commit suicide in a Los Angeles police cell last weekend, as authorities have claimed. Miura apparently hanged himself after arriving from Saipan to face trial over the fatal 1981 shooting of his then wife. Read the full story
New legal trouble for lawyer-defendant (UPI)
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A New Orleans lawyer charged with embezzling $30 million from his former firm has new legal problems -- charges of hacking into the firm's computers.
Former Yellowknife lawyer charged with possessing child porn (CBC North)
Charles McGee, a former lawyer who has been convicted of molesting young girls, has been charged this week with possessing child pornography, Yellowknife RCMP say.
McComb attorney, Brandon man plead guilty to fraud (The Clarion-Ledger)
A McComb attorney has pleaded guilty in federal court in Jackson to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
Duluth Attorney Promoted To Judge (Northland's News Center)
Judges, attorney's, law enforcement members and more, celebrated the promotion of Duluth Attorney Larry Stauber Friday.
Lincoln attorney named newest judge in Logan Co. (The Pantagraph)
LINCOLN -- A Lincoln attorney has been selected associate judge in the 11th Judicial District for Logan County.
Lawyer for arrested Astro files complaint with FBI (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
HOUSTON (AP) - A lawyer for Houston Astros pitcher Brandon Backe (BACK'-ee) claims his client's civil rights were violated during his arrest in Galveston.
Hamblen County Assistant District Attorney banned from jail over thread (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
Officials with the Hamblen County Sheriff's Department say they banned Assistant District Attorney Connie Trobaugh from the jail after she allegedly brough embroidery thread to her inmate son.  
Man accused of wounding Winnipeg cops fired gun in self-defence: lawyer (Times & Transcript)
The lawyer for a man accused of shooting and wounding two Winnipeg police officers says the charges against her client should be dropped or reduced.
Two running for state's attorney in Henry County (Kewanee Star Courier)
Henry County State’s Attorney Terry Patton believes his experience and commitment have earned him another term in office. His challenger, Mike Wassell, said he feels his work with violent crimes and drug cases makes him the best candidate.
Attorney Alleges Backe's Civil Rights Violated (FOX 26 Houston)
The attorney who represents Houston Astros pitcher Brandon Backe, and six others arrested earlier this month during an incident with Galveston police, has filed a complaint with the FBI alleging his clients' civil rights have been violated.
County attorney hopefuls argue over statistics (East Valley Tribune)
The candidates for Maricopa County attorney are using statistics as weapons of political destruction. An unprecedented rise in felony trials has flooded the courts during Andrew Thomas' four years as top prosecutor, all sides agree.
Scott County attorney candidate questions ethics of e-mail endorsement (Quad-City Times)
The Republican candidate for Scott County Attorney, Hugh Pries, is calling into question an e-mail sent by Mike Walton’s office administrator asking people to support Walton in the upcoming election. The letter was sent from her county e-mail account.
Justices suspend Columbus lawyer's license (The Columbus Dispatch)
The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended for two years the law license of a Columbus lawyer who collected advance fees from 18 clients but abandoned or neglected their cases.
SA lawyer runs rule over Watson's speech (Crookwell Gazette)
The Luke Watson saga has taken another twist with the South African Rugby Union appointing a lawyer to investigate his alleged radical comments and decide whether they breach the Springbok code of conduct.
Defense attorney claims Florida Eye Institute trial attempts to overthrow doctor (Vero Press Journal)
The $16.1-million civil trial over Florida Eye Institute is part of an ongoing effort to overthrow institute founder Dr. Paul Minotty, a defense attorney told jurors during closing arguments on Friday.
Attorney: Police Violated Pitcher's Civil Rights (NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth)
The attorney for Houston Astros pitcher Brandon Backe alleges in a complaint to the FBI that Galveston police violated his clients' civil rights.
Bryant's farming out work was legal, lawyer says (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
TRENTON - Although former State Sen. Wayne Bryant farmed out nearly all the legal work he had been hired to perform for the Gloucester County Board of Social Services, his lawyer said yesterday that the practice "is and was legal."
Attorney general debate slated Thursday at UE (Evansville Courier & Press)
Indiana attorney general candidates Republican Greg Zoeller and Democrat Linda Pence will meet in the second of their two statewide debates at 6 p.m. Thursday at the University of Evansville.
Two compete for Piatt County State's Attorney (Herald & Review)
MONTICELLO - Dana C. Rhoades is a defense attorney who says she is running for office because the current state's attorney has been lenient on criminals.
Alleged fake lawyer pleads not guilty (Crookston Daily Times)
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man accused of impersonating a lawyer in federal courts in at least 10 states has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges.
Lincoln attorney named newest judge in Logan County (The Pantagraph)
LINCOLN -- A Lincoln attorney has been selected associate judge in the 11th Judicial District for Logan County.
Columbus lawyer stripped of license (The Columbus Dispatch)
The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended for two years the law license of a Columbus lawyer who collected advance fees from 18 clients but abandoned or neglected their cases.
Lehman facing 3 criminal probes, lawyer says (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc., which last month filed the largest bankruptcy in history, is the subject of three federal criminal probes and at least 12 subpoenas, according to a lawyer for the failed bank.
Attorney argues agents initiated contact with Bley (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
APPLETON The attorney for a Door County fire chief accused of seeking a child prostitute argued that the case should be dropped because state agents initiated the contact.
Marshall’s attorney opposes Dec. 9 trial date in ’75 AIM slaying (Rapid City Journal)
The attorney for Richard “Dickie” Marshall has filed a motion opposing the federal government’s request to move Marshall’s trial up to December, saying he cannot be ready for trial by then.
Lawyer who filed petition against MNS chief robbed (New Kerala)
Jamshedpur, Oct 18 : Unidentified miscreants have robbed Rs 25,000 and a laptop from the house of a lawyer, who filed a petition against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena(MNS) chief Raj Thackeray overnight here.
State attorney's race centers on war on corruption (Orlando Sentinel)
The Orange-Osceola state attorney holds great power to determine who is prosecuted for what crimes in the two counties. Democrat Lawson Lamar, who has held the job since 1988, is being challenged Nov. 4 by Republican Mercedes Leon, an attorney from Kissimmee.
Attorney jumps into judicial race (The Salinas Californian)
Just 18 days before voters head to the polls, a Salinas defense attorney has joined the Monterey County Superior Court judicial race.
Attorney asks for new trial (Port Clinton News Herald)
PORT CLINTON — Les Nickel’s attorney asked for a new trial citing numerous violations of his client’s rights during his week-long September trial.