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Well known lawyer appointed to look into city hall leak of info (News 1130)
A well known lawyer has now been appointed to look into the leak of confidential information at Vancouver City Hall. Richard Peck will investigate how a confidential document disappeared at the end of ...
Carbon County attorney indicted on federal cocaine charges (Billings Gazette)
Carbon County Attorney Robert Lynum Eddleman and a woman face federal cocaine charges in an indictment returned by a grand jury, U.S. Attorney Bill Mercer said Thursday. Eddleman, 50, and Terri Jabs Kurth, 43, residents of both Red Lodge and Billings, ...
Carbon County attorney indicted on federal cocaine charges (Billings Gazette)
UPDATED 11:15 a.m. :Carbon County Attorney Robert Lynum Eddleman and Terri Jabs Kurth, who are accused of hosting cocaine parties at their homes in Billings and Red Lodge, face federal charges in an indictment returned on Wednesday.
Carbon County attorney indicted on federal cocaine charges (Billings Gazette)
UPDATED 11:15 a.m. :Carbon County Attorney Robert Lynum Eddleman and Terri Jabs Kurth, who are accused of hosting cocaine parties at their homes in Billings and Red Lodge, face federal charges in an indictment returned on Wednesday. U.S. At ...
Illinois Attorney General says Ryan's sentence shouldn't be commuted (KPLR 11 St. Louis)
CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says former Gov. George Ryan's 6½-year racketeering sentence shouldn't be commuted. Madigan reminded reporters Thursday that the bribery scandal involving Ryan's tenure as secretary of state led to the deaths of six children in one family. Madigan said: "The six Willis children died. Thirteen million people in Illinois were harmed." Ryan ...
Attorney: Pierce will cooperate with authorities, testify if asked (NFL.com)
Antonio Pierce didn't know New York Giants teammate Plaxico Burress was carrying a gun last weekend until it accidentally discharged, injuring the receiver in the right thigh, Pierce's attorney said Thursday.
Carbon Co. attorney facing drug charges (KTVQ Billings)
U.S. Attorney Bill Mercer announced Thursday that Robert Eddleman and Terri Jabs Kurth are accused of distributing and facilitating the use of cocaine.
Lawyer: Pierce will testify if asked (SportsNet New York)
Antonio Pierce's lawyer says his client will testify to a grand jury if asked.
Lawyer's acquittal hailed as 'victory' for free speech (The Daily Star Lebannon)
Human rights groups have hailed the decision of a court to dismiss charges against a lawyer accused of slandering the Lebanese judiciary as a victory for freedom of speech.Muhamad Mugraby was acquitted last week after the state prosecutor attempted to bring criminal slander charges against him over the content.
Attorney says Oakland murder defendant "flipped out" after being touched (Oakland Tribune)
After a long evening of taking drugs and planning robberies, attorney told jurors today that Bruce Shaw shot and killed a man whom he thought touched him in a suggestive way.
Connecticut attorney general calls salary proposal by grid operator excessive (Canadian Business)
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Thursday challenged a request by New England's electricity grid operator for nearly $100
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says he has no information on commutation for Edwin Edwards (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says he has no information on a possible commutation of former Gov. Edwin Edwards' sentence, although he has responded to a Justice Department inquiry about it.
Judge: State's Attorney Lance Russell to blame for delay in murder trial (Rapid City Journal)
When Fall River County State's Attorney Lance Russell implied that the court dragged its feet in setting a trial date for accused murderer Shannon Fast Horse, 7th Circuit Judge Jeff Davis didn't pull any punches in his response.
Lawyer: Antonio Pierce of New York Giants to testify for grand jury if asked (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Antonio Pierce didn't know New York Giants teammate Plaxico Burress was carrying a gun last weekend until it accidentally discharged, injuring the receiver in the right thigh, Pierce's lawyer said Thursday.
Accused in Paris bombing fires lawyer (Ottawa Citizen)
The man accused of bombing a Paris synagogue in 1980 was back in court — briefly — Thursday to announce that he is looking for a new lawyer.
Lawyer hired to find Vancouver city hall leak (Vancouver Sun)
Vancouver city council today appointed lawyer Richard Peck to find who leaked confidential council documents relating to the controversial $100 million bailout program for the financially troubled Olympic Village project.
Lawyer questions recycled water liability (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
A Gold Coast lawyer says it is unclear who will take responsibility if people become sick after drinking recycled water.
Man accused of being phony lawyer ordered to stay home (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
A man accused of impersonating a lawyer has agreed to be confined in his Duluth, Minn., home until his trial next month.
Ex-Refco Lawyer Joseph Collins Faces New Bank Fraud Charges (Bloomberg)
Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Refco Inc. ’s former lawyer Joseph Collins , already under indictment for helping the futures brokerage hide more than $1 billion in bad debts from lenders and investors, faces new bank fraud charges.
Man Accused Of Being Phony Lawyer To Stay Home (KMGH 7 Denver)
BISMARCK, N.D. -- A man accused of impersonating a lawyer has agreed to be confined in his Duluth, Minn., home until his trial next month. Federal prosecutors had asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Miller Jr., to put Howard O. Kieffer in jail for violating conditions of his release on bond.
Lawyer Murdered in Love Triangle Gone Bad (NBC New York)
While a top lawyer by day, tabloids have seized on the apparent role-play and fetish scene he and his girlfriend took part in.
District Attorney William Bennett skeptical of serial killer Alfred Gaynor's murder confesssion (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - Hampden County District Attorney William M. Bennett said Thursday that he is "skeptical" of a convicted serial killer's confession to an additional slaying, but said evidence in the case will be reviewed.
Boca Raton attorney elected Palm Beach County Democratic Party chairman (The Palm Beach Post)
Boca Raton attorney Mark Alan Siegel was elected chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party tonight at a meeting west of Boynton Beach.
Committee Cautions Monticello Lawyer (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Supreme Court's Committee on Professional Conduct has cautioned a Monticello lawyer and fined him $1,500 in connection with his handling of an appeal in a criminal case.
Another accusation added to lawsuit against Stuart lawyer Willie Gary (The Palm Beach Post)
Attorneys for the woman accusing Stuart lawyer Willie Gary of rape have filed new court documents that include accusations from another woman who they say alleges Gary groped her in 1999 and raped her a year later.
Judge denies attorney’s request for removal from Kocis case (The Citizens' Voice)
— MICHAEL R. SISAK Luzerne County Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. issued an order Wednesday denying attorney Stephen Menn’s formal request to leave the court-appointed team representing accused killer Harlow Cuadra.
O.J. Simpson’s lawyer hoping for light sentence (Las Vegas Sun)
Thu, Dec 4, 2008 (6:54 p.m.) O.J. Simpson’s lawyer, Yale Galanter, is hoping his client will receive the minimum sentence when District Court Judge Jackie Glass decides the former NFL star’s fate on Friday – but the attorney isn’t kidding himself.
State reprimands Lufkin native attorney (The Lufkin Daily News)
The state has issued a public reprimand to a Lufkin native attorney for his failure to provide a timely response to a grievance filed against him, according to a listing published by Texas Bar Journal.
Ex-partner of disbarred lawyer pleads guilty (The Virginian-Pilot)
NORFOLK The former partner of disbarred lawyer Troy Titus pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of wire fraud involving complex real estate swindles. Kristina M. Cardwell, 38, admitted taking title, through a series of fraudulent transactions, to a 69th Street home that had belonged to a long-time Titus client.
Attorney urged to hand over torture evidence (Guardian Unlimited)
The attorney general, Lady Scotland, must hand over to the director of public prosecutions detailed allegations of criminal wrongdoing by MI5 and the CIA concerning the treatment of a British resident held at Guantánamo Bay, his lawyer said yesterday. The demand comes in a 26-page letter, seen by the Guardian, sent to the attorney by Clive Stafford Smith, director of the legal charity ...
WWTA attorney says he has not resigned from East Ridge post (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Despite rumors to the contrary, East Ridge City Attorney John Anderson gave no indication Thursday that he plans to resign that post.
Lawsuit involving Stuart attorney Willie Gary amended to add 'Jane Doe No. 3' (Stuart News)
Papers have been filed to include allegations from a woman who claims to be another victim of Stuart attorney Willie Gary's alleged sexual misconduct.
Missouri high court suspends attorney (The Kansas City Star)
The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the unusual interim suspension of an Independence attorney who has been the subject of a state Securities Division investigation.
Poll worker case referred to district attorney (Pocono Record)
The Monroe County Election Board will refer an accusation of misconduct on Election Day against a Tunkhannock Township poll worker to the district attorney.
Former Refco Lawyer Collins Faces Additional Bank-Fraud Charges (Bloomberg)
Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Joseph Collins , a former Refco Inc. lawyer already under indictment for helping the futures brokerage hide more than $1 billion in bad debts from lenders and investors, faces new charges of bank fraud.
Illinois Attorney General says Ryan's sentence should not be commuted (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Thursday that former Gov. George Ryan’s corruption sentence should not be commuted to time served, saying the bribery scandal involving his tenure as secretary of state led to the deaths of six children in a single family.
Attorney general settles with Rite Aid, sues CVS (The Journal News)
The pharmacy chain Rite Aid Corp. agreed to a $1.3 million settlement with state Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo following allegations that numerous Rite Aid stores across the state repeatedly sold over-the-counter drugs, baby formula, milk and eggs after their expiration dates.
Judge denies attorney’s request for removal from Kocis case (The Citizens' Voice)
— MICHAEL R. SISAK Luzerne County Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. issued an order Wednesday denying attorney Stephen Menn’s formal request to leave the court-appointed team representing accused killer Harlow Cuadra.
Lawyer received death threats after liaison with Russian gangster's girlfriend (Daily Telegraph)
A lawyer supposedly received death threats after getting involved with the girlfriend of a Russian gangster in a nightclub a legal magazine claims.
S&M LAWYER BEAT A PATH TO SAVE GAL (New York Post)
He was her knight in skintight latex. A hotshot Manhattan lawyer killed in an S&M love triangle died trying to protect the Ivy League-educated dominatrix he loved, friends said yesterday. Anthony Ottaviano, 40, had rushed to Philadelphia at...
STAR LAWYER IN FRAUD BUST (New York Post)
The founder of a high-profile Manhattan law firm - and close friend of retired Giant Michael Strahan - has been arrested in Canada on charges of criminal impersonation, The Post has learned. The powerful white-shoe lawyer, Marc Dreier, 58, was...
Attorney confident woman not involved in dad’s slaying (Delaware County Times)
If Arunkumar Ingle’s daughter had anything to do with spying on him over the four years before his murder in January, her defense attorney said Thursday he’s yet to see any evidence.
City attorney to appear before judge (The Oakland Press)
PONTIAC – Pontiac City Hall attorney Bruce Crossman will appear today for a hearing on accusations he violated a personal protection order, just days after he was charged with stalking and assault and battery.
Attorney to chair charter commission (Macomb Daily)
Gathering for their historic inaugural meeting, the Macomb County Charter Commission on Thursday unanimously elected Jacob Femminineo Jr., a prominent Mount Clemens attorney, to serve as chairman of the 26-member panel.
Blackfeet: Glacier County attorney must resign (Great Falls Tribune)
The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council on Thursday demanded the resignation of Glacier County Attorney Larry Epstein because there currently are no state charges filed in the alleged beating of Glacier County Commissioner Ron Rides at the Door three months ago.
County attorney accepts state job (Great Falls Tribune)
Longtime Cascade County Attorney Brant Light will leave that post at the end of the month to take a position with the Montana Department of Justice in Helena.
Lawyer challenging alcohol testing in boat death (Boston Globe)
The lawyer for a Madison man charged in a fatal boating accident in Old Saybrook is challenging the blood alcohol test given to his client.
Lawyer Apologizes To Victim After Stealing Money (WFTV 9 Orlando)
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Orange County lawyer can no longer practice law and is on probation for 15 years after taking advantage of foreclosure clients. Investigators said Norman Sanders Moss took advantage of the foreclosure crisis and kept money from auctions of foreclosed homes.
Lawyer: Tape in Yonkers police brutality case was doctored (The Journal News)
A videotape that shows a Yonkers police officer body-slamming a woman in a restaurant might have been doctored, the officer's lawyer said yesterday.
Lawyer says videotape in Yonkers police brutality case was doctored (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - The lawyer for a Yonkers police officer accused of brutalizing a woman said today that a videotape of the incident appears to have been doctored.