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Arrested Lawyer Quick to Charge Back (Washington Post)
Defense attorneys typically advise clients charged with criminal offenses to keep quiet. College Park lawyer Walter L. Blair, who is representing himself after being accused of money laundering and witness tampering, is taking a somewhat different approach.
Attorney to study Richmond schools’ procurement process (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Richmond’s commonwealth’s attorney has agreed to look into a faulty school system procurement process involving the assignment of a $291,080 contract for design work for an elevator at William Fox Elementary School. The school system and the company that won the contract mutually canceled that deal a month ago after the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported problems with the way the work was ...
Attorney won't appeal (The Post and Courier)
An attorney for convicted economist Al Parish says he has no grounds to appeal his 24-year prison sentence, dealing a setback to Parish's argument that his punishment was too severe. In a filing Thursday to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., Assistant Federal Public De...
GM Hires Lawyer Bienenstock to Create 21st Century Automaker (Bloomberg)
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Corp. has been working with New York lawyer Martin Bienenstock of Dewey & LeBoeuf to devise an option for using the U.S. bankruptcy process to create a “futuristic” automaker for the 21st century, according to a person familiar with the contingency plan.
Ill. gov. mess puts attorney general in spotlight (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
She is the daughter of the powerful Illinois House speaker, the state's first female attorney general and a rising star in the Democratic party. Lisa Madigan had a high profile long before Gov. Rod Blagojevich became engulfed in scandal, but the ongoing political soap opera has only elevated her status. Madigan is threatening to file a lawsuit asking the state Supreme Court to ...
Ill. gov. mess puts attorney general in spotlight (AP via Yahoo! News)
She is the daughter of the powerful Illinois House speaker, the state's first female attorney general and a rising star in the Democratic party.
Ill. gov. mess puts attorney general in spotlight (The State)
She is the daughter of the powerful Illinois House speaker, the state's first female attorney general and a rising star in the Democratic party. Lisa Madigan had a high profile long before Gov. Rod Blagojevich became engulfed in scandal, but the ongoing political soap opera has only elevated her status. Madigan is threatening to file a lawsuit asking the state Supreme Court to declare ...
Ill. gov. mess puts attorney general in spotlight (The Charlotte Observer)
(By DEANNA BELLANDI, Associated Press Writer) She is the daughter of the powerful Illinois House speaker, the state's first female attorney general and a rising star in the Democratic party. Lisa Madigan had a high profile long before Gov. Rod Blagojevich became engulfed in scandal, but the ongoing political soap opera has only elevated her status. Madigan is threatening to file a lawsuit asking ...
Riddle of Gibraltar lawyer and a Polish property project (Panorama)
A property development in Poland, which is being described as a 'scam' by investors, is having repercussions in Gibraltar. Signatures are currently being collected in the UK to lodge a complaint in the Gibraltar supreme court against a Gibraltar lawyer.
Attorney general warns against fake fundraisers (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The state attorney general wants businesses in Las Vegas and Pahrump to be on watch for a fundraising scam involving people acting as high school boosters offering fake advertising space.
Lawyer Charged With Huge Fraud Is Denied Bail (New York Times)
A prominent New York lawyer arrested this week on fraud charges ranks as “a Houdini of impersonation and false documents” who used guile, a box of cellphones and a series of phony Web sites and e-mail addresses to steal more than $380 million, a federal prosecutor said on Thursday, The New York Times’s William K. Rashbaum reports.
Lawyer's license suspended for one year (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
ATHOL - Accused of misusing client funds, a local lawyer will not be able to practice law for a year.
Attorney: Shooting was in self-defense (Galveston County Daily News)
GALVESTON — The defense attorney for Kevin Baker told a jury Thursday Baker shot and killed Shedrick Irving in self-defense.
New Orleans lawyer Malcolm Petal expected to plead guilty in film tax credit probe this morning (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
New Orleans lawyer Malcolm Petal, whose firm LIFT Productions quickly established itself as a juggernaut in Louisiana's nascent film industry, is expected to plead guilty in federal court at 8 a.m. today to one charge of conspiring to bribe the state's top film official in order to secure more generous allocations from the state's tax credit program.
Low-profile lawyer represents Rod Blagojevich (Chicago Tribune)
Finances may limit governor's access to high-power attorneys Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been talking to prominent defense attorneys over the last couple of days, a move that was anticipated by many in the legal community puzzled when he appeared in court to face criminal charges with Sheldon Sorosky, a family friend who is a little-known lawyer.
Illinois attorney general moves to force governor out (International Herald Tribune)
The Illinois attorney general is petitioning the State Supreme Court to remove Governor Rod Blagojevich from office after his arrest Tuesday on corruption charges.
GM Hires Lawyer Bienenstock to Reconfigure Automaker (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Corp. has been working with New York lawyer Martin Bienenstock of Dewey & LeBoeuf to devise an option for using the U.S. bankruptcy process to create a “futuristic” automaker for the 21st century, according to a person familiar with the contingency plan.
Illinois Attorney General Madigan Files Papers With State Court (Bloomberg)
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who has said she may sue to remove Governor Rod Blagojevich from office following his arrest this week on corruption charges, today filed papers with the state supreme court, court spokesman Joseph Tybor said.
Illinois attorney general asks court to remove governor (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney general of Illinois asked the state's supreme court Friday to strip corruption-stained governor Rod Blagojevich of his powers.
Illinois attorney general asks court to remove governor amid scandal (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney general of Illinois asked the state's supreme court Friday to strip governor Rod Blagojevich of his powers in the wake of charges that he tried to sell president-elect Barack Obama's recently vacated US Senate seat to the highest bidder.
Ill. attorney general wants Blagojevich removed from office (USA Today)
In an unprecedented move, the Illinois attorney general filed a motion with the state's highest court Friday asking justices to strip scandal-plagued Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his powers.
Illinois' attorney general asks high court to oust governor (Market Watch)
Illinois’ attorney general calls for the state supreme court to temporarily strip embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his powers in light of the numerous federal corruption charges he is facing.
Ill. gov. mess puts attorney general in spotlight (AP via Yahoo! News)
She is the daughter of the powerful Illinois House speaker, the state's first female attorney general and a rising star in the Democratic party.
Office of lawyer defending Greek boy's killers ransacked (Canada.com)
Youths on Friday ransacked the office of a lawyer representing two policemen charged with fatally shooting a teenage boy whose death plunged Greece into a week of violence, a police source said.
Ross resignation a 'tragedy' says former FSA rules lawyer (Daily Telegraph)
Resignation of Carphone Warehouse deputy chairman David Ross a "tragedy" according to a lawyer who was closely involved the introduction of the City rules whose breach forced the businessman to quit.
Illinois Attorney General Seeks to Remove Blagojevich (Update3) (Bloomberg)
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked the state’s Supreme Court for permission to seek the temporary removal of Governor Rod Blagojevich following his arrest this week on corruption charges.
Lawyer: Investigators think body is Caylee's (CNN)
A corpse has been tentatively identified as missing toddler Caylee Anthony's, attorneys for her mother told a Florida judge on Friday. Lawyer Linda Kenney Baden said in court that investigators said they "were proceeding as if this were little Caylee Anthony." Hair, age, size are all a match, she added.
Khadr couldn't have thrown grenade that killed U.S. soldier: defence lawyer (The Globe and Mail)
Canadian was buried under the rubble of a collapsed roof, lawyer says in repudiation of U.S. government's version of events
Illinois Attorney General Seeks to Remove Blagojevich (Update3) (Bloomberg)
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked the state’s Supreme Court for permission to seek the temporary removal of Governor Rod Blagojevich following his arrest this week on corruption charges.
Illinois attorney general seeks to strip Gov. Blagojevich of his powers (Los Angeles Times)
State's top court is asked to rule that Blagojevich is unable to serve; such a ruling could take 5 to 10 days. Meantime, Blagojevich meets with ministers, and his chief of staff, John Harris, resigns. The Illinois attorney general today asked the state's top judges to strip Gov. Rod Blagojevich of any government powers, saying corruption charges make it impossible for him to serve.
Appeals court reverses conviction because of defense lawyer's troubles (San Jose Mercury News)
A state appeals court today reversed the felony assault and spousal abuse convictions of a Santa Clara County man whose defense lawyer resigned in the middle of the trial with State Bar disciplinary charges pending against him.
Lawyer's license suspended (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
ATHOL - Accused of misusing client funds, a local lawyer will not be able to practice law for a year.
Illinois attorney general asks court to act on governor (CNN)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Friday asked her state's highest court to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich temporarily from office.
Lawyer chides village clerk over Pleasantville cop's upcoming disciplinary hearing (The Journal News)
PLEASANTVILLE - The lawyer for a police detective facing departmental charges after he criticized prosecutors' handling of a career criminal has accused the Village Clerk's office of lying about whether his disciplinary hearing next week will be open to the public.
Evidence shows Khadr couldn't have thrown grenade in firefight: lawyer (CBC)
A photograph and a U.S. soldier's testimony prove Canadian Omar Khadr could not have killed a U.S. soldier in a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan, the terror suspect's military-appointed lawyer said on Friday.
Khadr's lawyer says he couldn't have thrown grenade (CTV.ca)
Accused Canadian terrorist Omar Khadr could not have thrown a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan in 2002 because he was buried under the rubble of a collapsed roof, his lawyer argued Friday.
Office of lawyer defending Greek boy's killers ransacked (Montreal Gazette)
Youths on Friday ransacked the office of a lawyer representing two policemen charged with fatally shooting a teenage boy whose death plunged Greece into a week of violence, a police source said.
Senate Republicans seek to delay hearings on Holder as attorney general (Los Angeles Times)
Obama's top Justice Department nominee was initially met with bipartisan praise, but now the GOP is raising concerns about pardons and more. Democrats had hoped to confirm him in early January. President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., is now coming under fire from Senate Republicans, who have asked to delay what was expected to be a swift and easy ...
Illinois attorney general wants to strip governor of his powers (The Kansas City Star)
CHICAGO | Illinois plunged deeper into turmoil Friday over disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The attorney general asked the state’s highest court to strip the governor of his powers. Billions of dollars in bills went unpaid. And lawmakers moved closer to impeaching the scandal-linked politician.
Lawyer sued over water plant land sale (Austin American-Statesman)
Members of the prominent Joseph family have accused one of their own — real estate lawyer John Joseph — of fraud for his role in selling 40 acres of family owned land to his son's company, which quickly "flipped" it to the City of Austin for an eightfold profit.
Briefs: Prosecutors rest case in trial of lawyer (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Prosecutors rest case in lawyer’s trial FORT WORTH — Defense attorneys will begin calling witnesses Monday in the felony trial of Kimberly Ashley-Stevens, who lost her Texas law license after she was accused of forging signatures of a judge and several attorneys on court documents in family law cases. Prosecutors rested their case Friday after presenting four witnesses to show that ...
New Orleans lawyer Malcolm Petal guilty plea filed in tax-credit case. Former film official (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
New Orleans lawyer Malcolm Petal, whose firm LIFT Productions quickly established itself as a juggernaut in Louisiana's nascent film industry, pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to one charge of conspiring to bribe the state's top film official in order to secure more generous allocations from the state's tax credit program.
Appeals court denies lawyer’s claim to estate (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
NEW YORK — A state appeals court on Thursday slapped down disbarred lawyer Michelle Okin’s latest attempt to claim the $8 million estate of a client who became her lover.
Lawyer chides Pleasantville clerk over cop's coming disciplinary hearing (The Journal News)
PLEASANTVILLE - The lawyer for a police detective facing departmental charges after he criticized prosecutors' handling of a career criminal has accused the Village Clerk's Office of lying about whether his disciplinary hearing next week will be open to the public.
Hit and run suspect's lawyer may challenge competency finding (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - The lawyer for a Pomona woman accused of leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident in White Plains said yesterday that he may challenge findings by two psychiatrists that his client is competent to continue participating in the legal case against her.
Lawyer chides village clerk over Pleasantville cop's upcoming disciplinary hearing (The Journal News)
PLEASANTVILLE - The lawyer for a police detective facing departmental charges after he criticized prosecutors' handling of a career criminal has accused the Village Clerk's office of lying about whether his disciplinary hearing next week will be open to the public.
Illinois Attorney General Calls for Court to Oust Gov. Blagojevich (Washington Post)
ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL LISA MADIGAN: Good afternoon.
Attorney enters plea for indicted mother (The Buffalo News)
A Batavia woman accused of trying to suffocate her infant daughter in a Buffalo hospital room is physically and emotionally “deteriorating,” her attorney said Friday.
Office of lawyer defending Greek boy's killers ransacked (Montreal Gazette)
Youths on Friday ransacked the office of a lawyer representing two policemen charged with fatally shooting a teenage boy whose death plunged Greece into a week of violence, a police source said.
Attorney enters plea for indicted mother (The Buffalo News)
A Batavia woman accused of trying to suffocate her infant daughter in a Buffalo hospital room is physically and emotionally “deteriorating,” her attorney said Friday.