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U.S. attorney to reveal visa fraud sting details (The Des Moines Register)
U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker plans to announce details today of a multi-state federal investigation of suspected visa fraud, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Schumer Recommends Aide as U.S. Attorney (New York Times)
Senator Charles E. Schumer has recommended that the White House select his chief counsel, Preet Bharara, as the next United States attorney in Manhattan, according to a person who has been briefed on the process.
Attorney: Caylee Anthony's remains were cremated (Miami Herald)
The attorney representing Caylee Anthony's grandparents say the slain Florida toddler's remains have been cremated.
Lawyer says arrests have been made in Phelps case (Baltimore Sun)
Defense attorney says client charged with possession of marijuana, questioned about S.C. party Olympic swimmer also attended Police in the South Carolina county where Michael Phelps was photographed smoking from a marijuana pipe have been arresting people as they seek to make a case against the superstar swimmer, a lawyer for one arrested person said Thursday.
SC lawyer says cops making arrests in Phelps case (AP via Yahoo! News)
Police in the South Carolina county where Michael Phelps was photographed smoking from a marijuana pipe have been arresting people as they seek to make a case against the superstar swimmer, a lawyer for one arrested person said Thursday.
SC lawyer says cops making arrests in Phelps case (San Francisco Chronicle)
Police in the South Carolina county where Michael Phelps was photographed smoking from a marijuana pipe have been arresting people as they seek to make a case against the superstar swimmer, a lawyer for one arrested person said Thursday. Attorney Joseph...
Lawyer says cops making arrests in Phelps case (The State)
A defense lawyer in South Carolina says police in the county where Michael Phelps was photographed smoking from a marijuana pipe have been arresting people as they seek to make a case against the superstar swimmer. Attorney Joseph McCulloch (Mah-CUL'-uh) said Thursday morning that he has a client who was charged with possession of marijuana and questioned about the now-infamous party Phelps ...
Lawyer says cops making arrests in Phelps case (The State)
A defense lawyer says Richland County authorities have been arresting people as they seek to make a case against superstar swimmer Michael Phelps, who was photographed smoking from a marijuana pipe at a Columbia house. Attorney Joseph McCulloch said Thursday morning that he has a client who was charged with possession of marijuana and questioned about the now-infamous party Phelps attended near ...
Lawyer says cops making arrests in Phelps case (Fox Sports)
Police in the South Carolina county where Michael Phelps was photographed smoking from a marijuana pipe have been arresting people as they seek to make a case against the superstar swimmer, a lawyer for one arrested person said Thursday. Attorney Joseph McCulloch said he has a client who was charged with possession of marijuana and questioned about the now-infamous party Phelps attended near the ...
South Carolina lawyer says police making arrests in Phelps case (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Police in the South Carolina county where Michael Phelps was photographed smoking from a marijuana pipe have been arresting people as they seek to make a case against the star swimmer, a lawyer for one arrested person said Thursday.
South Carolina lawyer says cops making arrests in Phelps case (Yahoo! Canada Sports)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A defence lawyer in South Carolina says police in the county where Michael Phelps was photographed smoking from a marijuana pipe have been arresting people as they seek to make a case against the superstar swimmer.
Attorney: Client is questioned about Phelps bong incident (USA Today)
We told you on Tuesday about a report from a South Carolina TV station on arrests linked to the Michael Phelps bong incident. After a full day of silence out of Columbia, S.C., a report Thursday from the Associated Press quotes attorney Joseph McCulloch as saying an unidentified client of his was charged with possession of marijuana and questioned about the November party where the Olympic ...
Attorney: Caylee Anthony's remains cremated (The News-Press)
ORLANDO — The attorney representing Caylee Anthony's grandparents say the slain toddler's remains have been cremated.
S.C. lawyer: Police making arrests in Phelps case (USA Today)
A defense lawyer in South Carolina says police in the county where Michael Phelps was photographed smoking from a marijuana pipe have been arresting people as they seek to make a case against the superstar swimmer.
Lawyer: Arrests being made in Phelps case (CBS Sports)
A defense lawyer in South Carolina says police in the county where Michael Phelps was photographed smoking from a marijuana pipe have been arresting people as they seek to make a case against the superstar swimmer.
Philadelphia Lawyer Shot and Killed in Broad Daylight (Fox News)
Detectives hunted for an unknown gunman who shot and killed a Philadelphia-area lawyer in broad daylight in a parking lot near his office.
Schumer Recommends Bharara for Manhattan U.S. Attorney Position (Bloomberg)
Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York said the U.S. Attorney position based in Manhattan should be filled by his current chief counsel, Preet Bharara.
SC lawyer says cops making arrests in Phelps case (AP via Yahoo! News)
Police in the South Carolina county where Michael Phelps was photographed smoking from a marijuana pipe have been arresting people as they seek to make a case against the superstar swimmer, a lawyer for one arrested person said Thursday.
Schumer Recommends Bharara for Manhattan U.S. Attorney Position (Bloomberg)
Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York said the U.S. Attorney position based in Manhattan should be filled by his current chief counsel, Preet Bharara.
Police: Few leads in attorney killing (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
The manhunt continues for whoever shot and killed a local attorney in broad daylight.
Don't expect inquest into ER waiting room death until fall: lawyer (CBC Manitoba)
A public inquest into the death of a patient in a hospital waiting room won't likely happen until the fall, according to a Winnipeg lawyer experienced in the process.
Police Search For Lawyer's Killer (FOX 29 Philadelphia)
Police search for leads in the slaying of a Bucks County lawyer, stopping traffic and passing out fliers near the scene of the fatal shooting.
Friends of Murdered Bucks Attorney Struggle for Answers (KYW News Radio 1060)
Friends of murdered Bucks County attorney Eric Birnbaum are having a hard time coping with his death, and are wondering who would want to kill the 51-year-old father of two daughters.
Deadly argument in Watsonville was over 'nothing worth fighting about,' attorney says (The Monterey County Herald)
WATSONVILLE — The two men involved in a fatal fistfight last weekend were buddies who got into an argument over "nothing worth fighting about," an attorney involved in the manslaughter case said Wednesday.
Lawyer fatally shot outside suburban Phila. office (Centre Daily Times)
Suburban Philadelphia police looking for leads in the case of a slain lawyer stopped motorists and handed out hundreds of fliers near the scene of the crime.
Burkhead’s attorney seeks mistrial (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Greg Sheldon, who represented Derek Edward Burkhead in his second-degree murder trial, has formally requested a mistrial.A lawyer for a Hanover County man convicted of killing his longtime girlfriend has formally asked the judge in the case to declare a mistrial. Hanover Commonwealth’s Attorney R.E. “Trip” Chalkley III and Shannon Hoehl, the prosecutor who won a conviction Tuesday against Derek ...
Schumer Asks Obama to Name a Top Aide as U.S. Attorney in New York (New York Times)
Senator Charles E. Schumer has recommended that the White House select his chief counsel, Preet Bharara, as the next U.S. attorney in Manhattan.
Lawyer for money manager Cosmo says no plea talks (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A defense lawyer for the head of a suburban New York City private investment firm accused of swindling clients in a Ponzi fraud denied on Thursday her client was engaged in plea discussions to resolve the case.
Bishop lawyer seeks trial move to Iqaluit (Nunatsiaq News)
The lawyer representing Christopher Bishop, the man accused of shooting five people in Cambridge Bay in January, 2007, will seek to have the trial moved to Iqaluit, Nunatsiaq News has learned.
Illinois Attorney General Wants U.S. to Cede on Bank Regulation (Bloomberg)
Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked the U.S. Justice Department to reverse its support for a federal rule barring states from regulating nationally chartered banks.
Raja Petra’s lawyer grills cop over Razak’s link in murder case (The Star)
PETALING JAYA: The lawyer for Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin continued grilling a senior police officer in an attempt to link political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda to the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.
Attorney Charged With Unauthorized Practice of Law (NBC4 Los Angeles)
An attorney accused of practicing law while he was either suspended or ordered inactive by the State Bar is due in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom for arraignment on Feb. 26.
Lawyer hails BBC ruling as a victory (Guardian Unlimited)
Today's judgment by the House of Lords into the BBC's Balen report is being claimed as a victory by Steven Sugar, the London lawyer who has been seeking disclosure of the report for over four years. The judgment restores the original decision of the Information Tribunal, in August 2006, when it decided that the BBC had to comply with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and ...
Ex-A&M football star, lawyer Ken McLean dies at 65 (Houston Chronicle)
Before Ken "Dude" McLean of Houston built a lengthy career as a criminal defense lawyer, he won a place in the hearts of Texas A&M football fans for his efforts on the day that the Aggies outsmarted the Longhorns.
Mattel looking to settle Bratz case: attorney (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Mattel Inc is "interested in settling" its copyright infringement litigation against MGA Entertainment Inc over the Bratz doll franchise in California, the toy giant's attorney has told a court.
Lawyer for Investment Manager Denies Plea Talks (New York Times)
A defense lawyer for the head of a suburban New York City private investment firm accused of swindling clients in a Ponzi fraud denied on Thursday her client was engaged in plea discussions to resolve the case, Reuters reports.
Attorney for New York state challenges report on Indian Point nuke plants (Asbury Park Press)
A lawyer for New York state said today that an environmental report that supports extending licenses for the Indian Point nuclear power plants is inadequate, incomplete and reaches the wrong conclusion. The report "just accepts significant environmental impacts as unavoidable,'' John Parker, regional attorney for the state Department of Environmental Conservation, said at a public hearing on the ...
District attorney reviewing possible probation violation by Haynesworth (Everett Herald)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is being blamed for causing an accident that left a Tennessee man needing a hip replacement and has a district attorney reviewing the Dec. 13 incident for a possible probation violation.
Lawyer to question Arroyo review of dismissed drug cases (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - The lawyer of two of the three so-called Alabang Boys on Friday said he will question before the courts the legality of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's impending review of dismissed drug cases.
Newsom takes shot from top state attorney (The San Francisco Examiner)
SAN FRANCISCO – In a thinly veiled shot at Mayor Gavin Newsom, California Attorney General Jerry Brown — who has said he is considering a run for governor in 2010 — said in a radio interview that there are “characters” traveling around the state campaigning for governor while their city is a mess.
Madoff’s Lawyer Sorkin May Have Conflict Over Family Investment (Bloomberg)
Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Bernard Madoff ’s defense attorney, Ira “Ike” Sorkin , may have a conflict of interest defending his client in a $50 billion fraud case because the lawyer’s parents invested with Madoff until 2007, according to ethics experts.
Ex-A&M football star, lawyer Ken McLean dies at 65 (Houston Chronicle)
Before Ken “Dude” McLean of Houston built a lengthy career as a criminal defense lawyer, he won a place in the hearts of Texas A&M football fans for his efforts on the day that the Aggies outsmarted the Longhorns.
Rape Charge Dismissed After Misunderstanding, Attorney Says (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- A Hmong man falsely arrested for rape had his charge dismissed Thursday after a long legal battle, his defense attorney said.
Lawyer convicted of teen sex abuse (Montgomery Advertiser)
HUNTSVILLE -- Jurors in Huntsville have convicted a north Alabama lawyer accused of sex abuse in a case involving two Madison County girls.
'Dishonest' lawyer can't work in Ohio (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A Warren County lawyer has been permanently disbarred from practicing law in Ohio for failing to do work for which two clients paid.
Lawyer says no evidence ties client to slaying (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A lawyer representing the former owner of a North Las Vegas strip club argued Thursday that prosecutors presented insufficient evidence to prove that his client ordered the 2005 killing of an ex-employee.
Waters' name floated as U.S. attorney in isles (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
President Obama will likely be selecting a new U.S. attorney for Hawaii, and former state Rep. Tommy Waters is a candidate.
North Ala. attorney convicted in child sex case (NBC 15 Mobile)
A north Alabama attorney and public accountant has been convicted on multiple charges for the sexual abuse of two minor girls.
Madoff Lawyer May Have Conflict Over IRA Investment (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Bernard Madoff ’s defense attorney, Ira “Ike” Sorkin , may have a conflict of interest defending his client in a $50 billion fraud case because the lawyer’s parents invested with Madoff until 2007, according to ethics experts.
Madoff Lawyer May Have Conflict Over IRA Investment (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Bernard Madoff ’s defense attorney, Ira “Ike” Sorkin , may have a conflict of interest defending his client in a $50 billion fraud case because the lawyer’s parents invested with Madoff until 2007, according to ethics experts.