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Attorney Says Clayton Can Seek Changes To Development Approved By County (NBC 17 Raleigh)
The attorney for the Clayton Town Council says the town can legally ask developers for the Winston Pointe development, which the county approved in the 1990s, to make changes to their master plan. Johnston County originally approved plans for the 1,200-home development on Winston Road in 1993. But when Clayton extended its extra-territorial jurisdiction in March, the development fell into the ...
Medals lawyer may be forced off case (The New Zealand Herald)
The lawyer who negotiated the return of medals stolen from Waiouru Army Museum could be removed from involvement in the case against a man accused of the crime.
Lawyer wants charges dropped in 1975 slaying of Canadian Annie Mae Aquash (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The lawyer for one of two former American Indian Movement members charged in the 1975 slaying of a Canadian woman wants the charges dismissed on grounds it's been too long.
Report criticizes former Ohio attorney general's use of unregulated donations (USA Today)
Ohio's inspector general issued a scathing report today about the conduct of former state Attorney General Marc Dann during his time in public office. The Plain Dealer reports that Dann, a Democrat who resigned in May, is accused of accepting $195,000 in unregulated donations that were then used to pay his personal expenses or distributed to friends and relatives. The Associated Press says Dann ...
Lawyer: Chief Acted In Self-Defense In Dog Attack (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Los Angeles County assistant fire chief Glynn Johnson's lawyer Monday said his client was acting in self-defense when he allegedly beat a Riverside County neighbor's puppy so badly that it had to be euthanized. Attorney John E. Sweeney says the accusations against Johnson have been blown out of proportion by the media and protesters who have been rallying against him.
Report's Topics: Bathroom Sex, Lawyer's Arrest, Women Fighting (The Tampa Tribune)
A lawyer was arrested at SideBern's on Saturday night because of events after a fistfight that started in the women's bathroom, police say.
Fla. judge strikes key charge against lawyer (The Kansas City Star)
A Miami federal judge has dismissed a key conspiracy charge in the case of a prominent defense lawyer accused of illegal involvement with a Colombian drug lord.
Local Blagojevich hires defense lawyer (The Tennessean)
Nashville businessman Robert Blagojevich, the brother of Illinois' indicted governor, has hired a Chicago criminal defense lawyer amid expectations that prosecutors will investigate a campaign fund he runs.
Fla. judge strikes key charge against lawyer (KHQ Spokane)
Associated Press - December 22, 2008 4:13 PM ET MIAMI (AP) - A Miami federal judge has dismissed a key conspiracy charge in the case of a prominent defense lawyer accused of illegal involvement...
U.S. Attorney Asks To Move Wecht Trial To Erie (WPXI Pittsburgh)
Dr. Cyril Wecht's attorneys react to U.S. Attorney's request to move second corruption trial to Erie.
Charge dismissed against lawyer accused of laundering money (Sun-Sentinel)
Striking a blow for defense lawyers, a Miami federal judge on Monday dismissed one conspiracy charge against a prominent lawyer accused of laundering drug proceeds for Medellín cartel kingpin Fabio Ochoa to pay another attorney.
Judge strikes key charge against Miami lawyer Kuehne (Miami Herald)
A federal judge in Miami on Monday threw out the central conspiracy charge against prominent South Florida lawyer Ben Kuehne, who faces trial next month on charges of laundering drug-trafficking profits for legal fees.
Report's Topics: Bathroom Sex, Lawyer's Arrest, Fight (The Tampa Tribune)
A lawyer was arrested at SideBern's on Saturday night because of events after a fistfight that started in the women's bathroom, police say.
Anthony attorney sets up new tip line (WINK TV Southwest Florida)
The attorney for the mother of a missing Florida girl charged with her murder has set up a new tip line to receive leads that he believes will confirm his client did not kill her daughter.
'Sex on the beach' Briton re-arrested in Dubai: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A British man convicted of having sex on a Dubai beach was re-arrested late Monday as he prepared to board a flight back home, his London-based lawyer said.
Medals lawyer may have to step down (Newstalk ZB via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer who helped negotiate the return of the stolen war war medals, claims the Crown is trying to force him off the case.
Attorney gives to education center (North Platte Telegraph)
Telegraph staff reports CURTIS - Jon Schroeder is a fourth-generation Frontier County attorney who has witnessed the changing landscape of rural Nebraska over his lifetime. He understands the importance for Curtis and the surrounding area of NCTA's campus expansion initiative and what it means for the community's future. The Schroeder family contributed $3,000 to the project and has been ...
Santa Barbara County attorney sentenced to five years for defrauding seniors (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
By Leslie Parrilla -- A former Santa Barbara County attorney who moved to Creston was sentenced to prison for defrauding senior citizen clients. Alan Courtney was ordered Thursday to serve five years and four months in prison, according to Santa Barbara County Superior Court officials. Courtney, who is in custody, was convicted by a jury Sept. 19 for felony filing false tax returns, forgery and ...
Ohio: Report on Ex-attorney General (New York Times)
Former Attorney General Marc Dann ran a vulgar and unprofessional office and misused campaign money to make lavish payments to friends and family, the state’s government watchdog said in releasing results of a six-month investigation.
Youssouf named borough attorney (News Transcript)
ENGLISHTOWN — The Borough Council will have a new municipal attorney in 2009. During a council meeting held Dec. 15, members of the governing body voted 3-2 to appoint attorney Joseph Youssouf of Manalapan as the municipal attorney for the coming year.
Chinese court upholds lawyer’s conviction (Financial Times)
A Chinese court has upheld the conviction of a lawyer whose prosecution raised concerns across the country’s legal community.
Al Meyerhoff dies at 61; labor lawyer handled landmark sweatshop lawsuit (Los Angeles Times)
Al Meyerhoff, a prominent environmental and labor lawyer whose landmark cases included the 2002 settlement of a class-action lawsuit against some of America's biggest clothing retailers that alleged sweatshop abuses on the island of Saipan, has died. He was 61.
Kansas crash claims assistant city attorney, 2 family members (Tulsa World)
An assistant Tulsa city attorney was killed Sunday afternoon in a fiery auto crash on a Wichita highway.
Probe accuses former Ohio attorney general (The Kansas City Star)
COLUMBUS, Ohio | Former attorney general Marc Dann ran a vulgar and unprofessional office, and misused campaign funds to make lavish payments to friends and relatives, the state’s government watchdog said Monday.
Lawyer for Medellín drug lord gets one count against him dropped (Sun-Sentinel)
He faced charge of OK'ing cartel money transfer Striking a blow for defense lawyers, a federal judge on Monday dismissed a key charge against a prominent South Florida lawyer accused of laundering drug proceeds for Medellín cartel kingpin Fabio Ochoa.
Firefighter accused in puppy beating was defending himself, lawyer says (The Press-Enterprise)
A Riverside area man accused of beating a dog that strayed onto his property is a dedicated firefighter and animal lover who simply tried to defend himself when the dog attacked, his lawyer said Monday.
Firefighter accused in puppy beating was defending himself, lawyer says (The Press-Enterprise)
A Riverside area man accused of beating a dog that strayed onto his property is a dedicated firefighter and animal lover who simply tried to defend himself when the dog attacked, his lawyer said Monday.
Jailed attorney asks Sestak to help spring him (Delaware County Times)
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — Jailed ex-Main Line attorney H. Beatty Chadwick, who will be in court today pleading for a Christmas furlough, is also seeking help from U.S. Rep. Joseph Sestak, D-7, of Edgmont to bring an end to his incarceration.
Denver council backs bump in pay for district attorney (Rocky Mountain News)
The Denver City Council advanced a proposal Monday that would give District Attorney Mitch Morrissey a $32,000 raise next year and an additional $30,000 over the following three years.
Sampson Heads Attorney General's Regional Offices (East Aurora Advertiser)
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo this fall appointed East Aurora resident J. David Sampson to the post of New York State's deputy attorney general for regional affairs. Sampson will oversee 225 lawyers working statewide in the attorney general's 13 regional offices, managing what Sampson called the "front door to the attorney general's office."
Lawyer for Medellin drug lord gets one count against him dropped (Sun-Sentinel)
Accused of laundering cartel's proceeds, he still faces 6 charges Striking a blow for defense lawyers, a federal judge on Monday dismissed a key charge against a prominent South Florida lawyer accused of laundering drug proceeds for Medellín cartel kingpin Fabio Ochoa.
'Sex on the beach' Briton re-arrested in Dubai: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A British man convicted of having sex on a Dubai beach was re-arrested as he prepared to board a flight back home, his London-based lawyer said.
Child porn investigation catches California lawyer (CNN)
A lawyer who served in the Clinton administration and more recently was an advisor to California's lieutenant governor pleaded guilty to a child porn charge in a San Diego federal court Monday.
Ex-district attorney talks about arrest (Montgomery Advertiser)
SUMMERDALE -- A former Baldwin County district attorney arrested for driving under the influence said he used "terrible judgment" when he got behind the wheel after drinking for three hours.
Lawyer wants 1975 slaying charges dismissed (Edmonton Sun)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The lawyer for one of two former American Indian Movement members charged in the 1975 slaying of a Canadian woman wants the charges dismissed on grounds it's been too long.
Attorney gives to education center (North Platte Telegraph)
Telegraph staff reports CURTIS - Jon Schroeder is a fourth-generation Frontier County attorney who has witnessed the changing landscape of rural Nebraska over his lifetime. He understands the importance for Curtis and the surrounding area of NCTA's campus expansion initiative and what it means for the community's future. The Schroeder family contributed $3,000 to the project and has been ...
Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann mismanaged office, misused funds, report finds (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
The money and power that come with being attorney general overruled the good intentions he had even before he started as the "people's lawyer," a state investigation completed on Monday found.
Sentinel Morning Update: Attorney questions water company services (The Sentinel)
A Wormleysburg attorney believes Pennsylvania American Water customers haven’t gotten a “fair shake” when it comes to water services on the West Shore.
County Attorney addresses Rotary (Grayson County News-Gazette)
The county attorney’s office has seen a dramatic increase in numbers for a variety of cases over the last 19 years.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Ill. governor's Nashville brother hires lawyer (The Pantagraph)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville businessman Robert Blagojevich (bluh-GOY’-uh-vich), the brother of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has hired a Chicago criminal defense lawyer amid expectations that prosecutors will investigate a campaign fund he runs.
City hires lawyer over coal plant expansion (WWMT 3 Kalamazoo)
HOLLAND, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The City of Holland is hiring a lawyer. Monday the Holland City Council voted to hire lawyers to defend itself in a suit filed by the Sierra Club.
Alamo lawyer: Plaintiffs’ reports are irrelevant, prejudicial (Texarkana Gazette)
Tony Alamo’s attorney says statements in a civil lawsuit involving the controversial church leader and his alleged enforcer are “irrelevant and prejudicial” and included to “stigmatize the defendant.” Little Rock lawyer John Wesley Hall Jr. wants the wording removed.
Prosecutors: Second Lawyer Arrested in Fraud Case (1010 WINS New York)
Prosecutors announced a second arrest Tuesday in the fraud case facing a prominent Manhattan lawyer accused of duping hedge funds into making bogus investments.
Sentinel Morning Update: Attorney questions water company services (The Sentinel)
A Wormleysburg attorney believes Pennsylvania American Water customers haven’t gotten a “fair shake” when it comes to water services on the West Shore.
Pa. Attorney General salutes county doctor (Lancaster Online)
A Mount Joy physician has been honored by the state attorney general for his years of volunteer efforts to prevent the abuse and neglect of the elderly.Dr. J. Kenneth Brubaker, 65, received the state's Award for Excellence, presented to him in Harrisburg by state Attorney General Tom Corbett.Brubake.
Legacy’s dissolution to aid clients: lawyer (Sun Star)
THE Legacy Group will abide by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ order for the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) to take over the Rural Bank of Carmen, Cebu, a Legacy lawyer said yesterday.
Police confirm crash victim was Tulsa attorney (The Wichita Eagle)
Wichita police have confirmed that Tulsa assistant city attorney Kurt Ackermann was killed in the fiery crash on East Kellogg early Sunday afternoon. But they're waiting for dental records to confirm the identities of the two women who were with Ackermann in the Infiniti SUV when it veered off of eastbound Kellogg shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday and hit a sign pole at the Oliver exit. In an ...
Nigeria's MEND Leader Seeks Overseas Medical Treatment-Lawyer (Nasdaq)
IBADAN, Nigeria -(Dow Jones)- Henry Okah, the detained leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, or MEND, is sick and has requested for federal government permission to travel to South Africa for medical treatment, his leading defense lawyer said Tuesday.
Former Ohio Attorney General investigated (WKSU Kent State University)
The multi-agency investigation of former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann shows hundreds of thousands of misused state and campaign dollars. The report has been referred to state and federal authorities who could prosecute Dann if they wish. But Dann says this is an unfair report. Our statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports. WKSU's Jo Ingles reports.