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Public defender will challenge Skumanick for Wyoming County district attorney in May (The Citizens' Voice)
TUNKHANNOCK — Wyoming County Public Defender Deborah Albert-Heise and District Attorney George Skumanick Jr. often square off in the courtroom.
Lawyer: Jena Six teen shot himself out of despair (KHQ Spokane)
Associated Press - December 30, 2008 4:13 PM ET NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawyer in Louisiana says 1 of the teens in the Jena Six case shot himself yesterday out of despair.
Dallas U.S. Attorney steps down (BizJournals)
Richard B. Roper has resigned from his post as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas.
Lawyer in Alamo case: Bible no defense for abuse (AP via Yahoo! News)
Jailed evangelist Tony Alamo's right to religious freedom doesn't allow him to beat children, a lawyer suing the preacher over alleged abuse says.
Attorney: Husband prime suspect in Mackinaw woman's death (The Pantagraph)
MACKINAW — The husband of a Mackinaw woman who in June was found dead in rural Logan County is considered the prime suspect in the case, his attorney told The Pantagraph on Tuesday.
Lawyer in Alamo case: Bible no defense for abuse (The Charlotte Observer)
(By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press Writer) Jailed evangelist Tony Alamo's right to religious freedom doesn't allow him to beat children, a lawyer suing the preacher over alleged abuse says. In federal court filings this week, W. David Carter wrote that protecting the public trumps constitutional protections afforded to religion. Alamo's lawyer said in a court filing last week that the Bible ...
Alabama Attorney General to review Smith situation (USA Today)
The Alabama attorney general's office is reviewing reports of alleged contact between Crimson Tide offensive tackle Andre Smith and a sports agent after the All-American was suspended from the Sugar Bowl.
U.S. attorney Roper quits to join white-collar crime practice (Dallas Morning News)
U.S. Attorney Richard Roper has officially resigned and will join the white-collar crime practice at Thompson & Knight LLP, his office and the firm said Tuesday.
Lawyer In Alamo Case: Bible No Defense For Abuse (News Channel 5 Nashville)
A lawyer suing jailed evangelist Tony Alamo over alleged abuse said the preacher's right to religious freedom doesn't allow him to beat children.
Disciplinary hearing for lawyer delayed (San Antonio Express-News & KENS 5)
A hearing for a San Antonio lawyer whom the State Bar of Texas is trying to suspend was postponed Tuesday because she could not be found to be served with court papers.
Attorney Addresses Leon Principal's Case Dismissal (KBTX 3 Bryan - College Station)
News 3 spoke by telephone Tuesday with William "Billy" Carter, attorney for former Leon High School Prinicpal David Jones.
City attorney resigns after 24 years (Macon Telegraph)
WARNER ROBINS — After nearly 24 years, City Attorney Jim Elliott is leaving City Hall for private practice.
Adams’ attorney asks judge to adjust sentence (Centre Daily Times)
The attorney for Philipsburg physician Larry Adams is asking a county judge to correct errors the defense claims were made when Adams was sentenced to seven to 14 years in prison earlier this month.
URA lawyer returns to private practice (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The lawyer who helped to lead the city's Urban Redevelopment Authority through a period of turmoil is resigning to return to private practice.
U.S. attorney for North Texas stepping down (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By MAX B. BAKER U.S. Attorney Richard Roper is stepping down as the top federal prosecutor in North Texas to become a senior partner at a Dallas-based law firm, where he will handle white-collar fraud and corporate investigation cases. A Fort Worth native, Roper will work in Thompson & Knight’s Fort Worth and Dallas offices. A firm with more than 400 attorneys, Thompson & Knight has other ...
Interview with attorney general Baroness Scotland (Guardian Unlimited)
Interview with Baroness Scotland, the first black female attorney general
Alleged phony lawyer allowed to travel (The Bismarck Tribune)
A man accused of impersonating a lawyer has been taken off home confinement for one week to visit his attorney.
U.S. attorney for North Texas stepping down (McClatchy Washington Bureau)
U.S. Attorney Richard Roper is stepping down as the top federal prosecutor in North Texas to become a senior partner at a Dallas-based law firm, where he will handle white-collar fraud and corporate investigation cases.
Lawyer: Caylee Anthony's grandparents need immunity (Sun-Sentinel)
The lawyer for George and Cindy Anthony wants his clients to have immunity before they speak with prosecutors again about their daughter, Casey Anthony.
Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro will ask court to reconsider death row acquittal damages (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said Tuesday that he will ask an appeals court to reconsider its decision affirming a $14 million judgment awarded to a man sent to death row because of prosecutorial misconduct.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Attorney says Ohio woman stole for son (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - Her attorney says the Ohio woman dubbed "the Granny Robber" was trying to support a grown son who had fallen on hard times. Sixty-8-year-old Barbara Joly has admitted robbing a bank in March and is suspected in as many as three more bank robberies.
Snoozing Lawyer Not Enough To Overturn Conviction (The Tampa Tribune)
A lawyer sleeping in court may be "inexcusable," according to a federal appeals court, but it's no excuse for the client.
Attorney says Ohio woman stole for son (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - Her attorney says the Ohio woman dubbed "the Granny Robber" was trying to support a grown son who had fallen on hard times. Sixty-eight-year-old Barbara Joly has admitted robbing a bank in March and is suspected in as many as three more bank robberies.
Attorney: Ohio woman dubbed 'the Granny Robber' stole for son (WKYC Cleveland)
HAMILTON, Ohio -- Her attorney says the Ohio woman dubbed "the Granny Robber" was trying to support a grown son who had fallen on hard times.
Lawyer says 60-year-old woman stole for son (AP via Yahoo! News)
A defense lawyer says the Ohio woman dubbed "the Granny Robber" in several bank heists was trying to support a grown son who had fallen on hard times.
Lawyer says 68-year-old woman stole for son (AP via Yahoo! News)
A defense lawyer says the Ohio woman dubbed "the Granny Robber" in several bank heists was trying to support a grown son who had fallen on hard times.
Madoff Will File List of Assets Today, Defense Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Dec. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Bernard Madoff will file a list of his assets with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today, his lawyer said, meeting the agency’s deadline for disclosure of what money he has left.
Lawyer says 68-year-old woman stole for son (San Francisco Chronicle)
A defense lawyer says the Ohio woman dubbed "the Granny Robber" in several bank heists was trying to support a grown son who had fallen on hard times. Sixty-eight-year-old Barbara Joly has admitted she robbed a bank in March and investigators suspect her in...
Madoff Will File List of Assets Today, Defense Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Dec. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Bernard Madoff will file a list of his assets with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today, his lawyer said, meeting the agency’s deadline for disclosure of what money he has left.
Attorney Zamansky Says Madoff Case Not `Defensible': Audio (Bloomberg)
Dec. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Jacob Zamansky, a securities-arbitration attorney at Zamansky & Associates, talks with Bloomberg's Ken Prewitt about the outlook for litigations stemming from Bernard Madoff's alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme.
Madoff Will File List of Assets Today, Lawyer Says (Update3) (Bloomberg)
Dec. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Bernard Madoff will file a list of his assets with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today, his lawyer said, meeting the regulator’s deadline for disclosure of what money he has left.
Madoff Will File List of Assets Today, Lawyer Says (Update3) (Bloomberg)
Dec. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Bernard Madoff will file a list of his assets with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today, his lawyer said, meeting the regulator’s deadline for disclosure of what money he has left.
US attorney wants more time to indict Blagojevich (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has filed a motion seeking a 90-day extension to return of an indictment against Illinois Gov.
US attorney wants more time to indict Blagojevich (AP via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has filed a motion seeking a 90-day extension to return of an indictment against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
US attorney wants more time to indict Blagojevich (The Charlotte Observer)
(The Associated Press) U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has filed a motion seeking a 90-day extension to return of an indictment against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Federal prosecutors normally have 30 days to file an indictment against a defendant. That deadline would have been Jan. 7, and the extension would give prosecutors until April 7 instead. Authorities arrested Blagojevich on Dec. 9 ...
Attorney wants more time to indict Blagojevich (USA Today)
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has filed a motion seeking a 90-day extension to return an indictment against the governor of Illinois.
US attorney wants more time to indict Blagojevich (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has filed a motion seeking a 90-day extension to return of an indictment against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Federal prosecutors normally have 30 days to file an indictment against a defendant. That deadline would have been Jan. 7, and the extension would give prosecutors until April 7 instead. Authorities arrested Blagojevich on Dec. 9 on corruption charges ...
US attorney wants more time to indict Blagojevich (San Francisco Chronicle)
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has filed a motion seeking a 90-day extension to return of an indictment against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Federal prosecutors normally have 30 days to file an indictment against a defendant. That deadline would have been...
U.S. Attorney Seeks MoreTime to Indict Blagojevich (Fox News)
URGENT: U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald asks for a 90-day extension to indict Illinois governor on corruption charges • Can Democrats Stop Blagojevich Pick? • Dispute Over Blago Senate Appointment May Head to Court • Race Card Played? | Dems Vow to Block Appointment
Madoff to meet SEC deadline on assets: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Accused swindler Bernard Madoff will send U.S. regulators a list of his assets, liabilities and property by Wednesday's court-ordered deadline, his lawyer said.
Madoff to meet SEC deadline on assets: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Accused swindler Bernard Madoff will send U.S. regulators a list of his assets, liabilities and property by Wednesday's court-ordered deadline, his lawyer said.
Lawyer says 68-year-old woman stole for son (Boston Herald)
HAMILTON, Ohio - A defense lawyer says the Ohio woman dubbed "the Granny Robber" in several bank heists was trying to support a grown son who had fallen on hard...
U.S. attorney's office requests more time to indict Blagojevich (Detroit Free Press)
CHICAGO — The U.S. attorney's office today asked a federal judge for an extra three months to indict Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his former chief of staff.
'Granny Robber' did it for son: lawyer (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
An American woman dubbed "the Granny Robber" in several bank heists was trying to support a grown son who had fallen on hard times, her defence lawyer said.
Jeni Dinkel's Attorney Files Motion To Dismiss (The Kentucky Post)
There's an update on a sex scandal involving the wife of a former Bengal. An attorney for Jeni Lee Dinkel has issued a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a 15-year-old boy that Dinkel allegedly had sexual relations with.
Lawyer nabbed for poking gun at New Year revelers (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - A lawyer faces the prospect of being among the first to be charged in 2009 for poking a handgun at people at a party in Quezon City, a radio report said early Thursday.
Attorney: Glendale man victimized struggling homeowners (ABC 15 Phoenix)
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard announced Wednesday that a Glendale man has been indicted on charges related to a mortgage assistance scam. Peoria police arrested Bobby John Herrera, 33, late Tuesday.