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FBI Entrapped Venezuelan in Suitcase Scandal, Lawyer Argues (Bloomberg)
Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. agents manufactured the prosecution of a Venezuelan businessman embroiled in an Argentine election scandal as part of an FBI extortion scheme aimed at President Hugo Chavez , a defense lawyer told jurors in Miami federal court.
FBI Entrapped Venezuelan in Suitcase Scandal, Lawyer Argues (Bloomberg)
Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. agents manufactured the prosecution of a Venezuelan businessman embroiled in an Argentine election scandal as part of an FBI extortion scheme aimed at President Hugo Chavez , a defense lawyer told jurors in Miami federal court.
Lawyer calls for protest vs 2 officials (Sun Star)
A DUMAGUETE-based lawyer calls on the civil society groups to protest against the officials of Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative 2 (Noreco 2) for covering up the alleged anomalies in the power cooperative.
Court bars lawyer from selling coop-owned land (Sun Star)
A REGIONAL trial court in Cagayan de Oro has prevented a lawyer from selling a cooperative-owned property.
French investigation reveals no attempt was made to poison Russia’s preeminent human rights lawyer (Bellona Foundation)
Fears that a lawyer representing several high profile critics of Russia's government may have been poisoned appear unfounded, French authorities told the BBC.
District Attorney Abrahamson unopposed in election (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
With no opponent in this year’s election, 8th Judicial District Attorney Larry Abrahamson is free to focus on his next four years in office, and planning to create two new task forces focusing on economic crimes and sex assaults.
Fla. court overrules comp attorney fee law (Business Insurance)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Florida Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a workers compensation claimant requesting higher attorney fees as part of her award, effectively overruling a 2003 law passed to limit attorney fees in such cases.
Attorney: Man Didn't Bring Wild Pigs To Wisconsin (WISC-TV Madison)
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. -- Wild pigs were present in western Wisconsin before authorities say a Texas man brought them here, according to an attorney representing the man.
Cooper, Crumley Vie For N.C. Attorney General Post (WGHP Greensboro)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Attorney General Roy Cooper is seeking a third term by promoting his efforts to protect children from Internet predators, fighting meth labs and improving the state's crime labs. Republican challenger Bob Crumley of Asheville says Cooper has done some good but has been slow to respond to crime, particularly with delays in evidence testing. Crumley said he would be more ...
Attorney for man accused of murder says charge should be dropped (Fargo Forum)
FARGO - The defense attorney for a man accused of stabbing another man to death last fall in south Fargo is asking a judge to dismiss the case because police spoke to his client after he asked for a lawyer. Advertisement: JobsHQ Looking for some good employees? Contact [email protected] and learn how you can post all your jobs for one low monthly fee on the region's premier ...
NMB city attorney Howard Lenard announces retirement after nearly 31 years (Miami Herald)
He has seen six mayors, nine city managers and officiated more than 5,000 public meetings. After nearly 31 years with North Miami Beach, city attorney Howard Lenard is calling it quits. Lenard announced his retirement at Tuesday's council meeting.
Attorney for man accused of murder says charge should be dropped (Grand Forks Herald)
The defense attorney for a man accused of stabbing another man to death last fall in south Fargo is asking a judge to dismiss the case because police spoke to his client after he asked for a lawyer. Advertisement: Whitey's Cafe & Lounge Join Us Everday for the BEST Happy Hour in town!! 3-6pm $1 off all drinks & 1/2 price apps 9-close 1/2 priced apps. Nightly drinks specials 9-close!
Attorney for Drew Peterson Denies Charges are Pending (Fox News)
Claims that charges are imminent against Drew Peterson in the disappearance of his wife Stacy Peterson or in the murder of his ex-wife Kathleen Savio are baseless, his attorney said.
Cook state's attorney debate to air Tuesday, Sunday (Daily Herald)
The Cook County State's Attorney debate between Democrat Anita Alvarez, Republican Tony Peraica and Green Party candidate Thomas O'Brien will air twice on the Daily Herald's broadcast partner, ABC 7.
Attorney General cracks down on furniture stores (News 10 Now Syracuse)
The Attorney General is coming down on a chain of furniture stores in Northern and Central New York.
Dela Paz authorized to release up to P10M - lawyer (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Former Philippine National Police comptroller Dir. Eliseo dela Paz was authorized to handle as much as P10 million without need for clearance from higher-ups, his lawyer said Saturday.
State’s attorney candidates have different fixes for crime rate (Rockford Register Star)
For the first time in two decades, residents of Winnebago County have a choice when they cast their vote for state’s attorney.
Attorney General Speaks on Farmington Standoff Decision (FOX 13 Utah)
On Thursday, Attorney General Mark Shurtleff called last month's Farmington police shooting justified. Now, Shurtleff is talking about his decision. Shurtleff recommended no charges by filed against the officer who shot Wood. That officer will return to duty once reinstated. Wood's family, however, wants to bring a wrongful death suit in civil court. Fox 13's Nicole Hunter has the details.
Hamilton County: Attorney general’s opinion causes confusion (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
A second opinion from Tennessee’s attorney general was supposed to clarify a previous opinion on dealings between the state Human Resources Department and the Hamilton County Juvenile Court clerk, but for the clerk it has caused more confusion.
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: Injured teen was unarmed (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
The teen Frank Lumpkin III allegedly shot Tuesday after finding the young man in his wife's stolen SUV was running away and begging for his life, the teen's lawyer said Friday.
Attorney General stays out of zone fight (Peoria Journal Star)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office has declined to give an opinion about the legality of expanding a jointly-owned enterprise zone in Tazewell County, State's Attorney Stewart Umholtz said Friday.
Criticisms permeate Sedgwick County district attorney forum (The Wichita Eagle)
The two candidates for Sedgwick County district attorney clashed Thursday -- with Mark Schoenhofer calling Nola Foulston "soft on crime" and a "part-time DA" and Foulston attacking his credibility and qualifications. They also criticized each other over everything from furnishings in the district attorney's offices to the placement of campaign signs. Before an audience that included top law ...
Lawyer for Wooded Rapist suspect calls search illegal (The Tennessean)
Robert Jason Burdick may have seemed suspicious when he lied to police about why he was in a Brentwood neighborhood, his lawyer argued Friday, but that wasn't enough to search him and treat him as the suspected Wooded Rapist.
Analysis: County attorney candidates make their case (Cleveland Advocate)
The Box 20 Political Forum was supposed to be a chance for undecided residents of Liberty County’s Precinct 20 to meet those running for local office. Instead it turned into a debate between the candidates for county attorney.
Judge rejects Montco lawyer's bid to have Obama removed from ballot (Philly.com)
A federal judge in Philadelphia last night threw out a complaint by a Montgomery County lawyer who claimed that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was not qualified to be president and that his name should be removed from the Nov. 4 ballot.
Lawyer says Iran should release arrested American (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Iranian government has no legal basis for detaining a female Iranian-American student doing research in Iran, her lawyer said Saturday.
Lawyer says Iran should release arrested American (The Charlotte Observer)
(By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer) The Iranian government has no legal basis for detaining a female Iranian-American student doing research in Iran, her lawyer said Saturday. Mohammad Ali Dadkhah said no formal charges have been brought against Esha Momeni but officials at the Revolutionary Court privately told her parents her detention was related to her involvement in the "Change ...
Qualified theft vs lawyer’s arresters (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Charges of qualified theft will be filed against members of the raiding team who confiscated lawyer Remigio Saladero Jr.’s computer, laptop and cell phone, various lawyers’ organizations said Saturday after they condemned the lawyer’s “abduction and illegal arrest.”
District attorney hopeful to stump at library (The Post-Standard)
Jeff Aumell, Democrat candidate for district attorney, will visit the Canastota Public Library at 2 p.m. today to meet the public and answer questions.
Lawyer says Iran should release arrested American (Las Vegas Sun)
Sat, Oct 25, 2008 (2:03 a.m.) The Iranian government has no legal basis for detaining a female Iranian-American student doing research in Iran, her lawyer said Saturday.
Lawyer says Iran should release arrested American (KRON 4 Bay Area)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The lawyer for a female Iranian-American student says the Tehran government has no legal basis for detaining her. The lawyer says no formal charges have been brought against Esha Momeni, who was doing research in Iran.
District Attorney's Office can try teen in mom's death, judge rules (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO COURTS – A judge ruled yesterday that the District Attorney's Office will not be recused from prosecuting a Scripps Ranch teenager accused of killing her mother.
Kansas Attorney General Sues Drug Companies for Overcharging Kansas Medicaid (Kansas City InfoZine)
Attorney General alleges that pharmaceutical companies inflated drug prices, resulting in millions of dollars in increased Medicaid reimbursement costs paid by taxpayers
Lawyer says Guede did not kill Meredith (ITN via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Meredith Kercher murder suspect Rudy Hermann Guede did not rape or kill the Leeds University student, his lawyer said.
Lawyer: Guede did not kill Meredith (ITV.com)
Meredith Kercher murder suspect Rudy Hermann Guede did not rape or kill the Leeds University student, his lawyer said on his way into court. Nicodemo Gentile also said his client did not know the other suspects, American Amanda Knox, 21, and Italian Raffaele Sollecito, 24.
8th Judicial District Attorney Larry Abrahamson to focus on next four years in office (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
With no opponent in this year's election, 8th Judicial District Attorney Larry Abrahamson is free to focus on his next four years in office, and he plans to create two new task forces focusing on economic crimes and sex assaults.
Court master, lawyer seek new family judge position (Reno Gazette-Journal)
A court master and a Reno lawyer specializing in domestic cases are competing for a new judicial position in the family division of Washoe District Court.
Attorney General settles case against annuity sellers (Post-Bulletin)
ST. PAUL -- Thousands of Minnesota senior citizens could be eligible for refunds from companies that sold them questionable annuities. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has settled her case with Des Moines-based Aviva USA Corp.
Lawyer says Iran should release arrested American (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
The lawyer for a female Iranian-American student says the Tehran government has no legal basis for detaining her.
Local Lawyer Offers Fire Safety Tips (KYW News Radio 1060)
October is Fire Prevention month and one Philadelphia lawyer is speaking out about the dangers that lurk in your home; flame retardants aren't required in furniture sold in many states.
Ballack 'meeting' will be a 'hearing', says Loew's lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Sport)
Chelsea star Michael Ballack's criticism of Joachim Loew angered the Germany coach and their planned crisis talks will be more of a 'hearing' than a 'meeting', said Loew's lawyer Saturday.
Ballack 'meeting' will be a 'hearing', says Loew's lawyer (TODAYonline)
Michael Ballack, seen here on October 10. Ballack's criticism of Joachim Loew angered the Germany coach and their planned crisis talks will be more of a 'hearing' than a 'meeting', said Loew's lawyer.
Court bars lawyer from selling coop-owned land (Sun Star)
A REGIONAL trial court in Cagayan de Oro has prevented a lawyer from selling a cooperative-owned property.
Attorney general takes action to prevent merger (The Pasadena Citizen)
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, 12 state attorneys general, and the U.S. Department of Justice took legal action to block JBS Beef, S.A., from acquiring National Beef Packing Co.
Attorney seeks to question Chambliss in lawsuit (Macon Telegraph)
A Savannah attorney wants to question Sen. Saxby Chambliss about whether Imperial Sugar enlisted the Republican lawmaker to help the company avoid blame in the deadly explosion at its Georgia refinery.
Hundreds say goodbye to slain LI attorney (Newsday)
The family of a slain Nesconset attorney said hundreds gathered Friday for his viewing in Centereach, as Suffolk police continued to hunt for his assailant.
Ballack 'meeting' will be a 'hearing', says Loew's lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
German skipper Michael Ballack's showdown with national coach Joachim Loew will be a 'hearing' not a 'meeting', said Loew's lawyer Saturday.
Davis named U.S. attorney for western district (MLive.com)
GRAND RAPIDS -- Donald A. Davis, a long-time assistant U.S. attorney, has been tapped to lead the Western District of Michigan U.S. Attorney's office.
Ballack 'meeting' will be a 'hearing', says Loew's lawyer (TODAYonline)
Michael Ballack is pictured on October 10, 2008. Ballack's criticism of Joachim Loew angered the Germany coach and their planned crisis talks will be more of a 'hearing' than a 'meeting', said Loew's lawyer.