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Legal News 11/2008



Ex-lawyer given three years for defrauding clients (Everett Herald)
SEATTLE — A former Everett lawyer apologized and wept Friday before being sentenced to three years in federal prison for convincing clients to invest in a real estate investment scheme that helped line his own pockets.
Affidavit Reveals Details of Lawyer's Brutal Murder (FOX 5 Washington D.C.)
A newly-unsealed court affidavit says a lawyer who was found stabbed to death inside a friend's Dupont Circle home more than two years ago was drugged, restrained, sexually assaulted and murdered by at least one of the three men who lived there. FOX 5's Paul Wagner has the latest in the investigation into the death of Robert Wone.
Everett ex-lawyer going to prison for fraud (KAJ Kalispell)
Associated Press - October 31, 2008 8:55 PM ET SEATTLE (AP) - A former lawyer from Everett has been sentenced to three years in federal prison and will have to pay hundreds of thousands of...
Everett ex-lawyer going to prison for fraud (Seattle Times)
A former lawyer from Everett has been sentenced to three years in federal prison and will have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution for swindling his clients.
Arrest Made in Murder of Washington Lawyer (Law.com)
Prominent young lawyer Robert Wone was "restrained, incapacitated, sexually assaulted, and stabbed" in a Washington, D.C., home in 2006, police said in an arrest affidavit released Friday that sheds new light on a high-profile homicide investigation. The affidavit explores the lives of the three men living at the $1.2 million home, their friendship, their romantic relationships -- and their ...
Challengers push change for state's attorney's office: Coles Co. incumbent touts his record (Herald & Review)
CHARLESTON - The direction the Coles County state's attorney's office should take is the focus of a three-way race featuring the incumbent, a former officeholder and a second-time candidate.
Attorney compares Lumpkin to O.J. Simpson (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Attorney Derrell Dowdell stood on the steps of his law office Thursday morning and compared Frank Lumpkin III of Columbus to O.J. Simpson.
UK attorney general considers Gitmo abuse claims (Miami Herald)
The case of a Guantánamo detainee who claims he was abused while in U.S. custody has been referred to Britain's attorney general for consideration, the British government said Thursday.
O'Hara man who set house fire is disbarred as attorney (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A former O'Hara councilman and attorney, convicted two years ago of setting a house on fire with his bedridden daughter inside, has been disbarred, the state Supreme Court Disciplinary Board announced.
Delco lawyer accused of falsifying clients' returns (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A Delaware County lawyer and tax preparer has been indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office on 32 counts of inflating his clients' tax deductions to bolster their refunds, then pocketing the difference.
Attorney general's private trips cost taxpers more than $150,000 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By MARISA TAYLOR WASHINGTON — Attorney General Michael Mukasey has taken personal trips on government jets almost every weekend since he took office less than a year ago at a cost to taxpayers of more than $155,800, Justice Department and Federal Aviation Administration travel records show. Mukasey took so many trips to his home in New York on FAA, FBI or Drug Enforcement Administration planes ...
Spirited state's attorney contest highlights Shelby County ballot (Herald & Review)
SHELBYVILLE - While other Shelby County officeholders find themselves unopposed, State's Attorney Allan Lolie finds himself in a tussle against Dennis Barnard.
Poll shows Greear leading in race for attorney general (The Charleston Gazette)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Republican challenger Dan Greear has surged ahead of incumbent Attorney General Darrell McGraw, according to a new poll released Thursday.
State’s attorney sets up complaint line for Election Day lawbreaking (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP - Kane County voters who observe or experience voting problems or irregularities during next week’s general election can report them to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Lawyer: Driver struck 3 people after group attacked his car (The Journal News)
OSSINING - A village man accused of a drunken-driving rampage in which he struck three pedestrians, including his brother and sister, did so only after a group of angry men came toward his car with sticks, his lawyer said yesterday.
Lawyer: Ossining driver struck three people after group attacked his car (The Journal News)
OSSINING - A village man accused of a drunken-driving rampage in which he struck three pedestrians, including his brother and sister, did so only after a group of angry men came towards his car with sticks, his lawyer said today.
Key witness had no role in alleged cop abuse: lawyer (New York Daily News)
The transit cop expected to testify for prosecutors probing a Brooklyn man's claim that police sodomized him on a subway platform had no role in the alleged assault, his lawyer said Friday.
Ex-lawyer given three years for defrauding clients (Everett Herald)
SEATTLE — A former Everett lawyer apologized and wept Friday before being sentenced to three years in federal prison for convincing clients to invest in a real estate investment scheme that helped line his own pockets.
Release of jailed labor lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
DAVAO CITY, Davao Del Sur -- Militant groups in Mindanao, including the local chapter of Kilusang Mayo Uno, have called on all workers to continue pushing for the freedom of labor lawyer Remigio "Ka Meng" Saladero Jr.
Attorney General’s Office investigates DUI arrest of senior staff lawyer (The Citizens' Voice)
The state Attorney General’s Office is investigating one of its senior staff lawyers who was arrested last week after allegedly driving intoxicated and fighting with police, a spokesman in the Attorney General’s Office said.
Roy Greenslade: Sun lawyer's attack on Ross starts privacy debate (Guardian Unlimited)
I have had my differences in recent years with The Sun's (and News of the World's ) legal eagle Tom Crone . That has never blinded me, however, to his extraordinary qualities as a lawyer. I think it's fair to say that his skills are appreciated by other newspaper office lawyers too. He is recognised as a champion of press freedom and does all he can to ensure that some near-the-knuckle ...
Judge lets defense keep requested attorney (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A 24-year-old Marengo man won’t have to go hunting for a new attorney days before a trial involving a fatal car accident is set to start.
Atlantic City cannot alter Langford-Marsh repayment deal, attorney general says (Press of Atlantic City)
ATLANTIC CITY - City Council cannot vote on new terms for the repayment of an $850,000 settlement improperly obtained and spent by the resort's former mayor and current City Council president, according to state Attorney General Anne Milgram.
Runoff voting records seized by attorney general (Mobile Press-Register)
The Birmingham NewsTroy King Attorney general for AlabamaEvergreen - Officers with Alabama Attorney General Troy King's office have seized all city and county records pertaining to the Oct. 7 municipal runoff in Evergreen, officials said Friday....
Iran sentences Kurdish activist to 11 years in jail: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Iran's appeals court has confirmed an 11-year jail term for a Kurdish rights activist and journalist after he was convicted of acting against national security, his lawyer told AFP on Saturday.
Judge suspends attorney Yana (Saipan Tribune)
Superior Court Associate Judge David A. Wiseman on Friday suspended attorney Reynaldo O. Yana from practicing law for improper conduct by bringing adoption cases to Rota to have another judge handle the cases.
Have your will reviewed for free by attorney at First Hope Bank (The Warren Reporter)
First Hope Bank is offering consumers the opportunity for a free will review by Elenora Benz, Esq., at the bank's Hope Township office on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 1-4 p.m. Benz is a Sussex County attorney whose practice is limited...
Designers Lawyer Hits Out At Alleged Rape Victims (ContactMusic)
A lawyer for Indian fashion designer ANAND JON has hit out at the women accusing him of rape - insisting they are "lying" in a bid to seek compensation from the star. ...
Time for a fresh start for district attorney’s office (The Bay Area Citizen)
From HCN staff reports After former Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal’s name was splashed across the local news in scandal, residents now have two new faces to choose from in the Nov. 4 election.
Coleman and attorney who's Franken supporter exchange words in Moorhead (Grand Forks Herald)
Coleman refutes 'sleazy' lawsuit Sen. Norm Coleman and a Twin Cities attorney well-known for handling high-profile sexual harassment cases exchanged heated words Friday at a Moorhead news conference.
Three Men Accused of Impeding Probe of Lawyer's Death (Washington Post)
Robert Wone, a prominent lawyer found dead two years ago in a Dupont Circle townhouse, "was restrained, incapacitated, sexually assaulted and murdered," and three men in the residence with him sought to hinder investigators by altering the crime scene, planting evidence and lying to police, autho...
U.S. Attorney appoints election officer (Las Vegas Sun)
Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Padda has been appointed to lead efforts in Nevada to prevent election fraud and voter rights abuses, U.S. Attorney Greg Brower of Nevada said today.
Attorney general's office mum on details (Benson News-Sun)
Despite scheduled interviews with City Councilman John Lodzinski, former City Manager Martin Roush and former City Building Official Mike Lockett, the state attorney general's office would neither confirm nor deny it is investigating claims Mayor Mark Fenn violated conflict of interest laws.
Nigeria militant to appeal for bail to seek medical care : lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The leader of Nigeria's main militant group, held on treason charges, would turn to an appeals court to seek bail so he can go abroad for medical care for a kidney ailment, a lawyer said on Saturday.
Attorney reprimanded (Bridgeton News)
BRIDGETON - A Bridgeton lawyer received a formal admonishment from the state Attorney Disciplinary Review Board this month after a complaint alleging a conflict of interest involving his professional and personal relationship with a client.
MP attempts to stop UN job for Iraq war lawyer (Guardian Unlimited)
A Northern Ireland MP is asking Parliament to oppose the appointment of a senior lawyer to the UN's International Court of Justice because he provided legal backing for the invasion of Iraq.
Alleged Cover-Up in DC Lawyer's Killing (ABC 2 Baltimore)
The Washington Post is reporting new information made public in a police affidavit that suggests a prominent Washington lawyer was not killed by an intruder and that three housemates tried...
Spirited state's attorney contest highlights Shelby County ballot (Herald & Review)
SHELBYVILLE - While other Shelby County officeholders find themselves unopposed, State's Attorney Allan Lolie finds himself in a tussle against Dennis Barnard.
Lawyer, inspectors' visit to Upland Christian School raises concerns (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)
UPLAND - Recent on-campus visits by the lawyer representing the Upland Christian Schools' board of directors has caused some parents to feel concerned.
GOP lawyer challenges ballot assistance at the voting booth (Santa Fe New Mexican)
Republican Party lawyer Marco Gonzales challenged how some voters used assistance to mark their ballots Saturday during early voting at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds.
State’s attorney sets up complaint line for Election Day lawbreaking (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP - Kane County voters who observe or experience voting problems or irregularities during next week’s general election can report them to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Martwick - District Attorney race hotly contested (Alamogordo Daily News)
Diana Martwick is an attorney with a private practice that handles defense and civil cases in the Alamogordo area. Martwick is a former Assistant District Attorney's Office for the 12th Judicial District Court.
Burson - District Attorney race hotly contested (Alamogordo Daily News)
A Senior Trial Prosecutor for the 12th Judicial District Attorney's Office, Linda Burson is looking to improve justice for the citizens of Lincoln and Otero counties.
District attorney-elect outlines goals (The Farmington Daily Times)
FARMINGTON — Republican district attorney candidate Rick Tedrow won't be following election results for the race Tuesday night. He's the only candidate on the ballot.
Lawyer: Crew of hijacked Turkish ship in good condition (People's Daily)
The lawyer for Yasa Shipping Company, which owns the hijacked Turkish ship "M/V Yasa Neslihan," said on Saturday that the captain of the ship informed the company in a telephone call that the crew was in good condition. "The captain of the ship called us and said their ship anchored," Fehmi Ulgener said at a press conference in the largest Turkish city of Istanbul. The captain said "the pirates ...
Lawyer says toss cop testimony in fire marshal slay (New York Daily News)
A detective's testimony that she spoke to the widow of a slain fire marshal without a lawyer present is fueling defense demands that the statements be tossed out.
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.
LAWYER SERVED WITH PASTA (New York Post)
IT looks like splitsville again for Dominic Barbara and his wife, Leslie. Last Monday, the beefy Long Island lawyer who's repped Jessica Hahn and Joey Buttafuoco suffered a gash to the head when Leslie allegedly winged a plate of spaghetti at his...
Lawyer offers marketing tips (The News Journal)
WASHINGTON -- Ben Glass liked being a malpractice lawyer, but he didn't like the way his profession advertised its services.
Attorney argues Coon’s case at hearing for Cameron death (The Bradford Era)
SMETHPORT — Did police question a suspect in a fatal accident in December before reading him his rights? That was the argument made by Peter Sala, attorney for Zachery Coon, 20, of 94 Pleasant St., Bradford, at a hearing Friday in McKean County Court.