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Jon Bon Jovi - Bon Jovis Former Lawyer Arrested For Fraud (ContactMusic)
A celebrity lawyer who formerly represented rocker JON BON JOVI has been arrested following allegations he fraudulently took over $100 million (GBP67.9 million) from two top ...
Attorney Marketing: 19 Steps To Building A Nationwide Law Practice (Immigration Portal)
We’re seeing substantial changes in attorney marketing programs. Thanks to sophisticated law firm marketing efforts, many lawyers are now expanding their practices beyond state boundaries, building regional or national practices.
FBI, Attorney General's office investigating Greenleaf (The Springfield News-Leader)
The Missouri attorney general's office is being assisted by federal authorities today in investigating Greenleaf Cos., a local business facing accusations from its investors and customers of real estate fraud and conspiracy.
Portland lawyer files two more citizen complaints against law enforcement (The Oregonian)
A Portland lawyer, who successfully cited a Portland officer for parking his patrol car in a no-parking zone as he lunched nearby earlier this year, is continuing his crusade. On Nov. 19, Eric Bryant said he was disturbed to see...
Attorney: Blagojevich has no plans of resigning (Politico via Yahoo! News)
CHICAGO— The attorney for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said the governor will be vindicated and he has no plans to resign. 
Bush Announces Attorney General Succession (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - President George W. Bush announced the succession order for the office of the Attorney General Tuesday. He extended the chain of command beyond the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General and Associate Attorney General.
Portland lawyer again cites deputy over parking (KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland)
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland lawyer who successfully cited a police officer for parking his patrol car in a no-parking zone during lunch says the officer violated the rules again.
U.S. attorney regarded as a straight shooter (CNN)
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who spearheaded the investigation that led to the arrest Tuesday of the governor of Illinois, is regarded by many as a lawman who rose from a modest background by dint of hard work.
City attorney announces child abuse prevention campaign (Los Angeles Daily News)
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles city attorney announced a campaign Tuesday aimed at preventing child sexual exploitation and promoting Internet safety.
Police: Lawyer's blood-alcohol level 'significant' (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe police say test results show that a prominent lawyer charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident had more than twice the legal amount of alcohol in his blood after the crash.
New York lawyer charged with stealing millions from hedge funds (Daily Telegraph)
A prominent New York lawyer has been charged in an elaborate 100 million £75 million hedge fund fraud scheme.
Oklahoma Attorney General Continues Poultry Litter Fight (The Morning News)
TULSA -- Oklahoma's attorney general continues to claim poultry litter in the Illinois River watershed poses human health risks despite a judge's ruling in September that the state has failed to link the bird waste to bacteria in the water.
Morris County attorney announces bid for assembly seat, so does his brother-in law (The Star-Ledger)
Anthony Bucco Jr. Attorney Anthony Bucco. Jr. tonight officially announced his bid to follow in his father's political footsteps, kicking off his campaign for state Assembly in Morris County's 25th District. Bucco, 46, of Boonton Township, was joined by his...
Megrahi’s daughter: ‘I want to be a lawyer to help people like my dad’ (The Herald)
The daughter of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing today reveals that she is training to be a lawyer to fight against miscarriages of justice.
Attorney-General launches bill of rights consultation (The West Australian)
A possible Australian bill of rights could promote religious tolerance, equal opportunities for women in the workforce, and a higher standard of living for indigenous Australians, federal Attorney-Gen
Canadian tortured in Syria victim of US conspiracy: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Canadian man wrongly accused of terrorism and sent to be tortured in Syria was the victim of a high level US conspiracy, his lawyer told a court in New York.
City Council appoints lawyer Gandy to Port Commission (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
The City Council on Tuesday appointed lawyer and farmer Francis Gandy to the Port of Corpus Christi Commission. The port is the region's most powerful economic engine and appointment to its governing board is one of the most sought-after positions in the region.
UPDATE: Tortured Canadian Was US Conspiracy Victim - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
NEW YORK (AFP)--A Canadian man falsely accused of terrorism and sent to be tortured in Syria was the victim of a high-level U.S. conspiracy, his lawyer told a New York court.
Lawyer files more complaints over police parking (KOIN News 6 Portland)
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland lawyer who successfully cited a police officer for parking his patrol car in a no-parking zone during lunch says the officer violated the rules again.
42 seek Sebastian city attorney job (Vero Press Journal)
City Council will be discussing Wednesday whether it wants to go with a contractual or full-time attorney
Attorney who pleaded guilty in child porn case to be sentenced (Dayton Daily News)
DAYTON — A Centerville attorney who pleaded guilty to a count of possession of child pornography will be sentenced March 6 in U.S. District Court.
San Carlos names new city attorney (San Jose Mercury News)
San Carlos has chosen Gregory Rubens to replace City Attorney Bob Lanzone, who is retiring after 20 years on the job. Rubens, who currently serves as deputy city attorney, will replace Lanzone later this month, Assistant City Manager Brian Moura said Tuesday.
Attorney for Ruffalo suspect: wound self-inflicted (AP via Yahoo! News)
A day after actor Mark Ruffalo's brother died of a gunshot wound to the head, an attorney for the woman arrested in the case says she was merely a witness to a game of Russian Roulette.
Attorney: Ruffalo suspect released, cleared (GMA News)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - An attorney for a woman arrested in the shooting death of actor Mark Ruffalo's brother says she's been cleared.
Attorney: Ruffalo suspect released, cleared (AP via Yahoo! News)
A woman arrested in the shooting death of actor Mark Ruffalo's younger brother was cleared of wrongdoing and released after police were shown evidence that the wound was self-inflicted, her attorney said Wednesday.
Attorney: Ruffalo suspect released, cleared (AP via Yahoo! News)
A woman arrested in the shooting death of actor Mark Ruffalo's younger brother was cleared of wrongdoing and released after police were shown evidence that the wound was self-inflicted, her attorney said Wednesday.
Alleged phony lawyer wants charges dropped (The Bismarck Tribune)
Attorneys for a man charged with impersonating a lawyer say the charges should be dropped because the indictment is not clear.
'Christmas is the pathway to hell': Muslim lawyer's extraordinary rant at 'evil' celebration (Daily Mail: World News)
A Muslim lawyer has launched an extraordinary rant against Christmas, branding the celebration 'evil.'
Lawyer: Bullet that killed Greek teen was ricochet (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for two police officers accused in the fatal shooting of a Greek teenager says ballistics show the boy was killed by a ricochet and not a direct shot.
Lawyer: Bullet that killed Greek teen was ricochet (KHQ Spokane)
Associated Press - December 10, 2008 6:33 AM ET ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The lawyer for two police officers accused in the fatal shooting of a Greek teenager says ballistics show the boy was...
Lawyer: Bullet that killed Greek teen was ricochet (Las Vegas Sun)
Wed, Dec 10, 2008 (3:51 a.m.) The lawyer for two police officers accused in the fatal shooting of a Greek teenager says ballistics show the boy was killed by a ricochet and not a direct shot.
Attorney: Suspect In Ruffalo Death Cleared (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Police cleared a woman arrested in the shooting death of actor Mark Ruffalo's younger brother after being shown evidence that the wound was self-inflicted, the result of playing with a gun, her attorney said Wednesday. Police records confirmed that Shaha Mishaal Adham, 26, left the Beverly Hills jail, where she'd been held without bail since surrendering Monday afternoon on an attempted murder ...
Wound self-inflicted in shooting death of actor Ruffalo's brother, attorney says (Grand Forks Herald)
Police cleared a woman arrested in the shooting death of actor Mark Ruffalo's younger brother after being shown evidence that the wound was self-inflicted, the result of playing with a gun, her attorney said early today.
Attorney: Ruffalo death resulted from playing with gun (USA Today)
Police cleared a woman arrested in the shooting death of actor Mark Ruffalo's younger brother after being shown evidence that the wound was self-inflicted, the result of playing with a gun, her attorney said Wednesday.
Lawyer claims charges against Vinnie Jones's attacker have been dropped (Daily Mail)
The man who allegedly hit Vinnie Jones in the face with a beer glass will not be prosecuted, according to his lawyer.
Attorney says Border Patrol agent not at fault (Minnesota Public Radio)
The attorney for a Border Patrol agent who is accused in the death of a resident north of Grand Marais, says the controversial case should be closed.
Lawyer held in Jharkhand for Maoist links (New Kerala)
Ranchi, Dec 10: A lawyer was Wednesday arrested in Jharkhand's Palamau district for alleged links to Maoist rebels, police said.
Lawyer, former judge loses license for pot (Boston Globe)
A lawyer and former part-time family court judge is losing her law license for three months after more than two pounds of marijuana was found in her Windsor home.
Lawyer Dreier May Have Also Stolen Client Funds, SEC Alleges (Bloomberg)
Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Marc Dreier , the founder of the 250- lawyer New York firm Dreier LLP in jail on federal fraud charges, may have also stolen at least $38 million from client escrow accounts, regulators said in court papers.
Lawyer says video may show missing Fla. girl alive (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a Florida mother charged with murder over her missing daughter is seeking a court order for a mall surveillance video that may show the little girl alive last month.
Ill. attorney general has plans of her own for governor (USA Today)
If legislators fail to remove Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the Chicago Sun-Times says Attorney General Lisa Madigan is prepared to ask the state's Supreme Court to use an "obscure ... rule" to oust the fellow Democrat. "The attorney general is prepared to take action but believes the Legislature should have a reasonable time to act," Madigan spokeswoman Natalie Bauer tells the paper.
Lawyer says video may show missing Fla. girl alive (Boston Herald)
ORLANDO, Fla. - The lawyer for a Florida mother charged with murder over her missing daughter is seeking a court order for a mall surveillance video that may show the little...
Lawyer, former judge loses license for pot (Boston Herald)
MONTPELIER, Vt. - A lawyer and former part-time family court judge is losing her law license for three months after more than two pounds of marijuana was found in her Windsor...
Lawyer guilty of lying in phony marriage case (The Virginian-Pilot)
NORFOLK - A local immigration lawyer pleaded guilty this morning in federal court to charges of lying to federal authorities while trying to help a client obtain a green card based on a marriage he knew was phony. Maxime A. Frias, 55, faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced in March.
Attorney for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. confirms he is 'Senate Candidate 5' referred to in case against Ill. governor (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
CHICAGO - Attorney for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. confirms he is 'Senate Candidate 5' referred to in case against Ill. governor. Comments are subject to the site's terms of use and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or approval of the Star Tribune.
Lawyer says Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is 'Candidate 5' named in complaint against Ill. governor (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
CHICAGO - A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says the congressman is the "Senate Candidate 5" mentioned in the federal corruption complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Attorney: US Rep. Jesse Jackson is 'Candidate 5' (The Charlotte Observer)
(Associated Press) A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says the congressman is the “Senate Candidate 5” mentioned in the federal corruption complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Attorney James D. Montgomery Sr. said Wednesday that Jackson never had a “pay-to-play” conversation with Blagojevich. The governor is accused of trying to profit from his authority to appoint a ...
Attorney: US Rep. Jesse Jackson is 'Candidate 5' (The State)
A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says the congressman is the "Senate Candidate 5" mentioned in the federal corruption complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Attorney James D. Montgomery Sr. said Wednesday that Jackson never had a "pay-to-play" conversation with Blagojevich. The governor is accused of trying to profit from his authority to appoint a replacement to fill ...
Attorney Says Jesse Jackson Jr. Is Likely 'Candidate 5' in Governor Case (Fox News)
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s attorney says his client is probably the 'Senate Candidate 5' identified in an FBI complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who has been accused of trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
Lawyer says he assumes Jackson is Candidate 5 (CNN)
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s lawyer said Wednesday he now assumes Jackson is the person known as "Candidate 5" in the criminal complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.