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New Britain attorney convicted of bribery, tampering (The New Britain Herald)
New Britain attorney Robert Karanian was convicted Thursday of two felony counts for his contacts with a former client after authorities began investigating his dealings with the man.
Suspended city attorney Lenkowsky back at work (Today's News-Herald)
After two months of being sidelined from work, Lake Havasu City Attorney Paul Lenkowsky is glad to be back on the job.
City Attorney's Office Removes First Person From Gang Injunctions (FOX 11 News Los Angeles)
A reformed gang member has become the first person on a gang injunction to be removed from the court order, which prohibits gang members from associating with one another, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo announced Thursday. It took more than two years for the city to develop a way for the 11,000 people named to have themselves removed from gang injunctions by showing that they are no longer a ...
Lawyer: CBS' 'fraud' hurt Dan Rather's income (The Pantagraph)
NEW YORK -- Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney says defendant is 'wrong guy' in 2006 fatal car chase shooting case (The Press-Enterprise)
SAN BERNARDINO - Authorities arrested the wrong man in the death of a 12-year-old boy shot in the back of the head during an 80-mph rush-hour car chase along Interstate 15, a defense attorney said Thursday.
Bogus divorce attorney convicted of theft and fraud (ABC 15 Phoenix)
A jury convicted a bogus divorce attorney Thursday for scamming dozens of victims in the Valley out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. 57 year old Gary Karpin was found guilty of 23 counts of theft and one count of fraud.
Lawyer investigated in investment loss (The Wichita Eagle)
An Independence lawyer who invested money from a memorial fund for two slain children into his own company is being investigated for possible securities fraud. The probe involves another investment in which Kent Desselle allegedly lost a woman's $400,000 savings and did not tell her for eight years. He was to invest the money in low-risk funds. The allegations are outlined in a ...
Attorney's Fraud Conviction Upset Over State's Lack of Evidence (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A New York state appellate panel has thrown out the convictions of a personal injury attorney and his firm, finding that the state presented insufficient evidence the defendants used "steerers" to sign up accident victims or that they coached clients to fabricate injuries.
Former Gen Re Lawyer Could Face Life in Prison (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Robert Graham, a former senior lawyer at General Re Corp., faces life in prison for doing what his defense attorney calls a "few hours work" on a fraudulent deal. Prosecutors want to sentence Graham to a "substantial" term -- up to 230 years behind bars -- because more than 250 American International Group investors lost at least $544 million from the fake deal with Gen Re.
Attorney Found Guilty Of Bribing, Tampering With Witness (Hartford Courant)
A Superior Court jury found a New Britain attorney guilty Thursday of bribing and tampering with a witness, but cleared him of an allegation that he stole $12,000 from the man, who had been his client.
Ex-county attorney Romley endorses Thomas' rival (The Arizona Republic)
Former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley, a Republican, is the latest high-level prosecutor to support Democratic candidate Tim Nelson, saying incumbent Andrew Thomas is partly responsible for ''a type of McCarthyism'' in Maricopa County.
Police: Man with power of attorney stole from woman, 95 (Lincoln Journal Star)
Police say an Omaha insurance agent entrusted with caring for an elderly Lincoln woman stole nearly $300,000 from her. David H. Andersen, 52, had power of attorney for the 95-year-old woman and was supposed to pay for her care, said Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood.
Uganda: Asian Businessman Sues Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
VETERAN city lawyer Samuel Mayanja has been sued by a Ugandan-Asian businessman, Jatin Jivram over embezzlement.
U.S. Attorney Creates New Securities Fraud Position (Kansas City InfoZine)
John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that he has created the position of Securities Fraud Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney's Office. Wood has appointed Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney Dan Nelson to serve in this position.
State's attorney candidates clash over police communication (Northwest Herald)
Incumbent State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi said he’s made strides to improve relations with law enforcement since area police unions and Sheriff Keith Nygren supported his opponent in the primary.
Probe into lawyer killing lawful (BBC News)
A High Court judge dismisses a claim by the family of a lawyer shot dead by police that an inquiry into his death was unlawful.
Pa. lawmaker’s lawyer: 2 co-defendants to testify (The Daily American)
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The defense lawyer for a Pennsylvania state representative accused of campaigning on state time said two of his client’s 11 co-defendants are expected to become prosecution witnesses when a preliminary hearing in the corruption case resumes Wednesday.
Casey Anthony's Attorney 'Preparing For Worst' (Central Florida News 13)
A court hearing today could make Casey Anthony's home confinement less confined and provide more evidence to her attorney. Watch Friday's Hearing Live On News 13
Attorney general files case to dissolve PPP (norsorpor.com)
Forensic expert Porntip on case of violence casualtiesChamlong, Chaiwat to get on PAD stage after release(BangkokPost.com) - Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) forwarded dissolution case against the ruling People Power party (PPP) to the Constitution Court Friday.The move follows the disqualification of former PPP deputy leader Yongyuth Tiyapairat, convicted by the Supreme Court in early July ...
Lawyer appeals for freedom of Myanmar's Suu Kyi (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Friday that he has filed an appeal with the country's military government against her detention.
Lawyer appeals for freedom of Myanmar's Suu Kyi (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer for Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Friday that he has filed an appeal with the country's military government against her detention. Kyi Win said the appeal, delivered Wednesday by his assistant, was based on nine grounds including the fact that "she was never a threat to the security of the state." Nobel Peace laureate Suu Kyi has been detained continuously since May ...
Lawyer appeals for freedom of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi (Las Vegas Sun)
Fri, Oct 10, 2008 (8:54 a.m.) A lawyer for Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Friday that he has filed an appeal with the country's military government against her detention.
Miami-Dade School Board to buy out its attorney (Miami Herald)
The Miami-Dade School Board Friday voted to sever ties with a School Board attorney who received a $15,000 moving package from the district in 2006 but never moved to Miami-Dade County.
Live Attorney General Debate To Be Streamed On nbc4i.com (WCMH Columbus)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's Attorney General candidates, Richard Cordray and Michael Crites, will speak at the weekly meeting of the Columbus Rotary Club on Monday, October 13 at 12:05 p.m. The debate will be moderated by NBC 4 Anchor Colleen Marshall and will be streamed live on www.nbc4i.com.
State Attorney General's office warns consumers to check foreclosure offers (The Kalamazoo Gazette)
As the financial crisis has widened and foreclosures have continued to increase, many homeowners are receiving offers for help negotiating with their lenders. The Michigan Attorney General's Office refers to these offers from foreclosure-prevention specialists as "scams." • Read more stories about the financial crisis on Mlive.com's Business page. • Get the latest news on local businesses from ...
District Attorney Probing ACORN Voter Sign-Ups (WTAE-TV Pittsburgh)
The district attorney for the Pittsburgh area is investigating voter registration forms turned in by ACORN.
Affidavit Of An Immigration Attorney (Immigration Portal)
My name is Beatriz Ana Sandoval I am an immigration attorney I was born on May 11, 1980, in Melrose Park, Illinois My parents, Juan Sandoval and Anita Velasco Were married in Guadalajara, Jalisco, in 1964.
Lawyer Walks Into $3.7 M. Townhouse, Wants $15 M. (The New York Observer)
Can money still be quadrupled in the Manhattan real estate market? Someone seems to think so. Elliman put a townhouse at 333 East 65th Street on the market yesterday for $15 million, even though records show that the place sold only 13 months ago for $3,736,765. The ambitious owner is a Washington personal injury lawyer named Simon Forgette. (Personal injury lawyers adore Manhattan real ...
Ohio attorney general candidate files election complaint (The Canton Repository)
COLUMBUS Republican attorney general candidate Mike Crites has filed a complaint accusing Democratic rival Richard Cordray of accepting an improper campaign contribution.
Lawyer hopes Brockton Hospital suit will net more than $10 million (Rockland Standard)
A lawyer is hoping more than $10 million will be awarded through a lawsuit against a local medical practice and four doctors, who are blamed for last year’s car crash at Brockton Hospital that left two dead.
Nevada attorney general files challenge to Yucca radiation rule (Las Vegas Sun)
Nevada is filing suit in the U.S. District Court of Appeals seeking to invalidate the radiation rule for a proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository issued by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said.
Attorney General’s Office Looking Into Contractor At Fort Drum (WWNY - WNYF Watertown)
The Office of the New York State Attorney General says it's aggressively pursuing the contractor, METS, and how it was conducting business on Fort Drum. Former employees of METS, which stands for M&E Technical Services, are now filing complaints accusing the contractor of misleading hiring practices and putting workers' safety at risk.
Wachovia Lawyer Sees `Urgency' to Citigroup Fight (Update3) (Bloomberg)
Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Wachovia Corp. lawyer David Boies told a federal judge there is still ``significant urgency'' to the bank's legal battle with Citigroup Inc., which yesterday dropped opposition to his client's merger with Wells Fargo & Co.
City Attorney Sues WaMu Over Lending Practices (KGTV San Diego)
City Attorney Michael Aguirre filed a lawsuit against Washington Mutual, alleging that the bank engaged in unlawful subprime mortgage lending practices.
Lawyer: Girl made up Palos Heights rape story (Chicago Sun-Times)
The lawyer for the family of a 17-year-old Palos Heights girl who claimed she was abducted and raped last month admitted today that the girl made up the whole story. The girl, a Stagg High School senior, sparked a widespread manhunt Sept. 17 when she claimed she had been kidnapped from T.J. Grinders sandwich shop, 12250 S. Harlem Ave., and sexually assaulted.
Overbilling attorney delisted (The Japan Times)
OKAYAMA (Kyodo) A lawyer has overcharged a government-funded legal service entity by about ¥340,000 for his services as a court-appointed attorney for criminal suspects under arrest, an investigative report showed Friday. Bumpei Kurose, 67, who belongs to the Okayama Bar Association, padded the invoices for payment from the Japan Legal Support Center in seven criminal cases between March 2007 ...
Illinois Attorney General Backs Sheriff's Eviction Moratorium (Chicago Public Radio)
Audio Available Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the Cook County Sheriff is upholding state law with his moratorium on evictions.
Poll: Attorney Gen. battle far from over (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
The race for Indiana Attorney General is a battle for an open seat.
Lawyer trying to connect City Hall influence to denial of transfer station (The News-Times)
DANBURY -- A developer's lawyer is trying to establish that city officials, including Mayor Mark Boughton, influenced the planning commission's decision to reject an application for a garbage transfer station on Plumtrees Road.Gregory Cava of New Milford is representing Joseph Putnam, who tried unsuccessfully this year to gain approvals for a transfer station.
Lawyer wants murder accused monitored in custody (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for a Sydney woman charged with the stabbing murder of her 18-year-old sister has asked that her client be monitored in custody.
City Attorney Files Lawsuit Against WaMu (Channel 8 San Diego)
City Attorney Michael Aguirre filed a lawsuit today against Washington Mutual, alleging that the bank engaged in unlawful subprime mortgage lending practices.
Attorney describes binding incident as 'horseplay' (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for a man accused of binding the hands of a teenage girl on a Southwest Airlines flight and trying to do the same to her sister said it was merely "horseplay" and pointed out that the girls didn't scream.
Attorney describes binding incident as 'horseplay' (The Charlotte Observer)
The attorney for a man accused of binding the hands of a teenage girl on a Southwest Airlines flight and trying to do the same to her sister said it was merely "horseplay" and pointed out that the girls didn't scream. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kristen Mix said Friday there was enough evidence to move forward with charges against 29-year-old Ezra Wallace. He faces two counts of assault. In a written ...
Attorney describes binding incident as ‘horseplay’ (Las Vegas Sun)
Fri, Oct 10, 2008 (6:51 p.m.) The attorney for a man accused of binding the hands of a teenage girl on a Southwest Airlines flight and trying to do the same to her sister said it was merely "horseplay" and pointed out that the girls didn't scream.
Attorney describes binding incident as 'horseplay' (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
By P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press Writer. The attorney for a man accused of binding the hands of a teenage girl on a Southwest Airlines flight and trying to do the same to her sister said it was merely "horseplay" and pointed out that the girls didn't scream.
Lawyer found dead; officials call it homicide (St. Petersburg Times)
TAMPA -- A 61-year-old lawyer was found dead in a gated northwest Hillsborough subdivision today and the Sheriff's Office said tonight it was a homicide. Lawrence J. Higgins, 11523 Trotting Down Drive in Odessa, was found dead about when a...
Attorney general candidate Mike Crites says ad shows Richard Cordray supporting Marc Dann (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Mike CritesRichard CordrayCOLUMBUS -- In 2006, heavy favorite Betty Montgomery was upset in the Ohio attorney general's race largely because of a well-timed advertising blitz linking her to convicted Republican thief Tom Noe. Democrat Marc Dann unleashed a commercial just...
Lawyer wants new charges dropped (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A Lexington lawyer accused of cheating his clients out of millions of dollars in a diet drug settlement is asking a judge to dismiss new charges against him. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that an attorney for William Gallion, indicted last month by a federal grand jury on eight new charges of wire fraud related to the $200 million settlement, filed a motion Friday asking that the ...
Lawyer wants new charges dropped (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Lexington lawyer accused of cheating his clients out of millions of dollars in a diet drug settlement is asking a judge to dismiss new charges against him.
Defense attorney asks for exam of foster daughter in Menifee child rape case (The Press-Enterprise)
A jury should not convict a Menifee man of child rape charges when an examination of his former foster daughter could prove him innocent, a defense attorney told a jury Friday.