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Attorney's tax evasion trial set for Nov. 18 (The Vicksburg Post)
A date has been set in the federal tax evasion trial of Vicksburg attorney Marshall Sanders. U.S. District Judge David Bramlette will hear arguments in the case beginning Nov. 18 in Natchez, according to the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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.
Cleveland: Noted attorney Dershowitz to speak at Severance Hall (The Sun Press)
Legendary attorney Alan Dershowitz will speak about peace, justice and civil liberties at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave. Cleveland. Dershowitz, well-known for his work on high-profile legal cases, is also an expert on Middle East...
Worthy's office sends Detroit school shooting case to Attorney General (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has transferred the shooting case that involved Henry Ford High School students to State Attorney General Mike Cox' office because one of the suspects is the son of a Detroit police officer with close ties to her office.
Wayne Co. Prosecutor transfers murder case to Michigan Attorney General (WZZM 13 Grand Rapids)
Wayne Co. Prosecutor transfers murder case to Michigan Attorney General
Bolante back anytime, says lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines—Although Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante remains in a US jail he could be deported to the Philippines at any time, barring a stay of order from the United States Supreme Court, said lawyer Harry Roque on Saturday.
AIG acts amid probe by attorney general (Financial Times)
AIG yesterday agreed to help recover any illegal compensation payments made to Martin Sullivan, former chief executive, and other senior management as part of an investigation by Andrew Cuomo, the New York attorney general.
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.
Ga. woman with 5 dead spouses is expected to be tried in 2009, her attorney said. (Winston-Salem Journal)
The attorney for a Georgia grandmother accused trying to hire someone to kill one of her five dead husbands in North Carolina said he doesn't expect a trial to begin until 2009. Attorney Charles Parnell said Friday that his client, 76-year-old Betty Neumar, won't receive a court date until next year. Parnell said he and Stanly County prosecutors still have thousands of pages of court documents ...
Role of office is a key issue in Missouri attorney general race (The Kansas City Star)
JEFFERSON CITY | The race this year for Missouri attorney general is shaping up to be a referendum on the office’s role in state government.
Koster says attorney general's job requires his trial experience (The Kansas City Star)
Chris Koster views the office of attorney general as an extension of his work as a county prosecutor in Cass County.
Attorney, pastor seek seat on Martin County School Board (Stuart News)
She is an attorney and a parent. He is a retired sheriff's office chaplain and local pastor.
Ex-Beijing official gets death sentence, reprieve (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former Beijing vice mayor in charge of overseeing Olympic construction projects has been given a death sentence for corruption, a court clerk and his lawyer said Sunday.
Election 2008: The race for state Attorney General (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
HARRISBURG -- Democrat John M. Morganelli, a scrappy, five-term district attorney from eastern Pennsylvania, is fighting hard to end an embarrassing string of goose eggs racked up by his party.
Attorney general rivals agree top priority is setting a professional tone (The Oxford Press)
COLUMBUS — Democrat Marc Dann was surprised he won the attorney general's race in 2006 and then he surprised most Ohioans by hiring buddies into key jobs, sleeping with a subordinate 18 years his junior, and admitting he wasn't qualified to do the job.
Attorney general rivals agree top priority is setting a professional tone (Dayton Daily News)
COLUMBUS — Democrat Marc Dann was surprised he won the attorney general's race in 2006 and then he surprised most Ohioans by hiring buddies into key jobs, sleeping with a subordinate 18 years his junior, and admitting he wasn't qualified to do the job.
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.
State's attorney candidates more cordial in last debate (Peoria Journal Star)
The tone of the debate Saturday between the incumbent Peoria County state's attorney and his challenger was considerably cooler than some of their previous meetings.
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.
Attorney general candidates face off on gun rights (Helena Independent Record)
Democrat Steve Bullock and Republican Tim Fox, the two men running to be Montana’s next attorney general, have been in a gun fight for months now.
Fairbanks deputy district attorney named Alaska Prosecutor of the Year (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)
The second in command at the Fairbanks District Attorney’s Office was named Prosecutor of the Year by Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg this month.
Lawyer sleuth match wits (Miami Herald)
THE BRASS VERDICT. Michael Connelly. Little, Brown. 400 pages. $26.99. The hook that makes Michael Connelly's latest novel about L.A. defense attorney Mickey Haller so compelling isn't its plot or explosive, if somewhat excessive, finale but the fact that Haller, the ''Lincoln lawyer'' who works from the back seat of a Town Car, finally meets up with Harry Bosch.
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.
Doctors missed heart infection signs 5 times: lawyer (Chicago Sun-Times)
In 2003, Shawn Luera was a 33-year-old vice president at one of the country's largest information technology staffing firms. He had a life-of-the-party personality -- and a heart valve condition that had been found by a doctor a year earlier.
Lawyer to SC: Control crime scene (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA -- Unidentified persons tried to break into the site of an alleged former military camp in Bataan where the Commission on Human Rights found burnt human bones and a slipper that might have belonged to the male companion of missing UP students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño.
Working moms facing off for state's attorney spot (The Champaign News-Gazette)
URBANA – For the first time in Champaign County political history, two full-time working mothers want to be the county's top prosecutor. Democratic incumbent State's Attorney Julia Rietz, 39, of Champaign is being challenged by political newcomer Janie Miller-Jones, 38, a Republican from Rantoul.
Working moms facing off for state's attorney spot (The Champaign News-Gazette)
URBANA – For the first time in Champaign County political history, two full-time working mothers want to be the county's top prosecutor. Democratic incumbent State's Attorney Julia Rietz, 39, of Champaign is being challenged by political newcomer Janie Miller-Jones, 38, a Republican from Rantoul.
Swing voters will decide state attorney general race (Tacoma News Tribune)
At a recent debate in front of a business group, Democrat John Ladenburg compared his record as a prosecutor to Attorney General Rob McKenna’s. The state, he told the crowd, doesn’t have time for “on the job training” of its highest law enforcement official.
AIG acts amid probe by attorney general (Financial Times)
AIG yesterday agreed to help recover any illegal compensation payments made to Martin Sullivan, former chief executive, and other senior management as part of an investigation by Andrew Cuomo, the New York attorney general.
Day in 'contempt of court' for denying prisoner transfers: Lawyer (Ottawa Citizen)
Two Canadian drug dealers serving sentences in the U.S. are taking Canada's public safety minister to court, arguing that denying their transfers to domestic prisons violates a recent ruling that reined in his propensity to block repatriation.
The district attorney's role (CW Arkansas)
The district attorney represents the people in the prosecution of criminal behavior. When the police suspect a person of committing a crime, they may make an arrest and detain the suspect. The district attorney decides whether or not to charge the suspect with a crime.
Submit your question for the Attorney General Debate (Evansville Courier & Press)
What questions do you have for Indiana Attorney General candidates.
Lawyer says concert-goer targeted (UPI)
PIKEVILLE, Ky., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A Kentucky state trooper was targeted for arrest as he was leaving a Poison concert in Pikeville, his attorney alleges.
Lawyer: Teen sex victim a drama queen (Adelaide Now)
A TEENAGE girl whose victim impact statement said her life was destroyed by a teacher who coerced her into sex acts has been labelled a "drama queen" by a defence lawyer.
Bolante to be deported to RP anytime soon - lawyer (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Lawyer Harry Roque on Monday said former Agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn "Joc-Joc" Bolante, who has been detained in the United States for the last two years, may be deported back to the Philippines anytime soon.
Norfolk lawyer trades advocate’s office for judge’s robe (The Virginian-Pilot)
NORFOLK As the widow of slain police Officer Stanley Reaves made her way to the witness stand, she stopped to squeeze Jack Doyle’s hand. It took but a second during the death-penalty trial of Thomas A. Porter last year, but Treva Reaves’ gesture spoke volumes. Doyle prosecuted the case as commonwealth’s attorney, but he supported Reaves like a friend.
Murder Russian-Style: Political Assassination (Time Magazine)
Viewpoint: The attempt to poison a leading human rights lawyer may just be the latest of a dispiriting list of blatantly political assassination attempts
County Attorney Race Heats Up (FOX 10 Phoenix)
There is more back-and-forth between the candidates for the Maricopa County Attorney's race. Democrat Tim Nelson says the current County Attorney Andrew Thomas has mismanaged the office. While Thomas says he's gotten tougher on crime and deserves another term. FOX 10's Alex Savidge has more.
Texas Attorney General Abbott says government meeting agendas need to be specific (Dallas Morning News)
Many of the comments are seemingly harmless – a mention of the school football game or congratulations to a colleague.
Lawyer's advice valuable in illegal-download case (Bangor Daily News)
Q. My daughter at college has just been served with papers alleging she has illegally downloaded movies off the Internet. First, is it worth it to hire a lawyer, or should we just pay the money they are asking for? Second, if she did this off my computer at home, can they come after me, too?
Court upholds death sentence for Chinese police killer: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Shanghai court on Monday rejected an appeal from an unemployed man who became an unlikely cult hero after murdering six policemen in what he said was revenge for a wrongful arrest, his lawyer said.
Lawyer: Businessman's cell death likely homicide (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a Japanese businessman found dead in a jail cell says a pathologist has concluded that the man was killed and did not take his life.
Attorney: Despite ‘rush to judgement,’ Petters ‘is not Osama bin Laden’ (Apple Valley - Rosemount Sun-Current)
Embattled businessman Tom Petters’ attorney said today that his client is more concerned about his family, businesses and employees than he is concerned for himself.
Verdict is in: S.L. attorney named Lawyer of the Year (Deseret Morning News)
Make no mistake about it, Clayton Simms' mother is proud that her son became a lawyer. But she cannot help but tease him about being a defense attorney whose work deals with people charged with murder, rape, bank fraud and dealing drugs, among other things.
Attorney general to act on mortgage scams (Courier-Post)
State Attorney General Anne Milgram will hold a news conference this afternoon to announce civil action against several parties accused in mortgage foreclosure rescue scams, according to the state Department of Law and Public Safety.
Best advice attorney Jeff Kellogg ever received was 'Don't quit' (The Daily Record)
Photo By Nick Sabo Holmes County defense attorney Jeff Kellogg describes himself as a “homebody by choice,” enjoying music, reading and the other comforts of home.
Lawyer: Businessman's jail death wasn't suicide (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a businessman whose jail cell death was declared suicide by hanging says a pathologist has instead concluded that Kazuyoshi Miura was killed.
Japanese businessman's death in jail is likely homicide, lawyer says (International Herald Tribune)
The lawyer for a Japanese businessman, whose jail cell death was declared suicide by hanging, said Sunday a pathologist has concluded that Kazuyoshi Miura was killed.
Lawyer's new case spurs new outrage (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Defense lawyer John Paul Carroll's big spending on a single capital murder case sparked reform of the way Illinois pays for its death penalty system. Yet three years later, the state has put Carroll back in the death penalty business.
Lawyer disbarred for adultery (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- For leaving his wife and 12 children and cohabiting with a married woman, the Supreme Court has disbarred a lawyer whose conduct it described as "willful, flagrant or shameless."