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British lawyer convicted in Berlusconi case (International Herald Tribune)
British lawyer David Mills has been convicted of corruption and sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison in a case that involves Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi.
Berlusconi lawyer Mills found guilty of bribe (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The former tax lawyer of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Britain's David Mills, was found guilty Tuesday of accepting a bribe and sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail.
State prosecutor and Ruston representative interested in U.S. Attorney post (KTBS Shreveport)
Sherb Sentell, a prosecutor in the Webster district attorney's office, and State Rep. Rick Gallot of Ruston are interested in being the next U. S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana. Sentell, 42, has a private law practice in Minden, is an assistant district attorney and a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve. He has has submitted a letter to U. S. Sen. Mary Landrieu expressing his ...
Berlusconi lawyer Mills guilty of taking bribe (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's former tax lawyer, Britain's David Mills, was found guilty Tuesday of accepting a 600,000-dollar bribe and sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail.
British lawyer convicted in Berlusconi case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A British lawyer accused of taking $600,000 in exchange for false testimony designed to help Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was convicted of corruption Tuesday and sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison.
UK lawyer jailed in Berlusconi-linked bribe case (CNN)
A prominent British lawyer was convicted Tuesday of taking a $600,000 bribe in a case that could have implications for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, media reports said.
New Albany County attorney appointed (WRGB Albany)
Albany County Executive Mike Breslin has appointed a new county attorney. Craig Denning was appointed by Breslin to serve as Albany County attorney; his appointment was approved by the county legislature Feb. 9th.
Attorney: Councilman's prostitution trial date still not set (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
The attorney for Horry County Councilman Marion Foxworth, who is facing two prostitution-related charges, said Tuesday afternoon that there is still no date set for the trial.
Berlusconi lawyer guilty of taking bribe (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's former tax lawyer, Britain's David Mills, has been found guilty of accepting a $US600,000 ($A923,700) bribe.
Acting U.S. Attorney Laurie Magid appointed to interim post (The Express-Times)
Acting U.S. Attorney Laurie Magid has been appointed interim U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, making her the first woman to hold this position in this district. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appointed Magid, effective Feb. 11, according...
British lawyer convicted in Italian corruption trial tied to Berlusconi (International Herald Tribune)
In one of Italy's most high-profile corruption trials, a British lawyer was found guilty on Tuesday for lying under oath to protect Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Defendant threatened to kill own attorney (KREM.com Spokane)
SPOKANE - A man on trial for a brutal murder just more than a year ago threatened to kill his defense attorney. Cole Strandberg previously made two threatening phone calls to attorney Al Rossi.
Oklahoma City attorney charged in alleged trial scheme (The Oklahoman)
An Oklahoma City attorney was accused today of getting a defense witness to lie during a drug trial last year. The attorney, Mark Anthony Clayborne, 46, also is accused of putting a falsified videotape into evidence at the trial. He was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with subornation of perjury and allowing the production of a false exhibit as evidence. Clayborne defended Jose Cruz ...
Lawyer jailed after taking Berlusconi's bribe (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
An Italian court has sentenced a British tax lawyer to four-and-a-half years in jail for accepting a bribe from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Attorney Will Garner Lucre, Not Gift Cards, as Recompense for Class-Action Representation (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
Attorney Neil B. Fineman of Yorba Linda won’t be getting paid for his efforts in a class action lawsuit in the form of 12,500 $10 store credits at a women’s clothing chain, after all. He’ll be getting cash.
Ann Arbor man accused of strangling his girlfriend gets new attorney (The Ann Arbor News)
The preliminary hearing for a man charged with strangling his girlfriend in the Ann Arbor home they shared was postponed Tuesday so he could get a new attorney....
Middlesex DA Leone: U.S. Attorney job attractive, but 'happy where I am' (Medford Transcript)
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone said the U.S. Attorney job is attractive, but he's happy with his current position.
Lawyer: Trump high-rise in New Orleans on hold (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A developers' lawyer says a proposed $400 million New Orleans high-rise involving real estate mogul Donald Trump is on hold pending the recovery of the national economy.
Attorney General to sue Excellus for "manipulation of rates" (WKTV Utica)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Attorney General Cuomo announced that his office has served a five-day notice of intent to sue Excellus Health Plan ("Excellus") for defrauding consumers and patients across Upstate New York by manipulating reimbursement rates for out-of-network services.
Magid named US attorney for eastern Pennsylvania (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
Acting U.S. Attorney Laurie Magid has been named to the position and can drop the "acting" from her title.
Lawyer: Client like 'Homer Simpson' (UPI)
WALSALL , England, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A British man who admitted in court to illegally possessing a Taser was branded a real life "Homer Simpson" by his lawyer.
Attorney General's Office to Sue Excellus (R News)
New York's attorney general is suing Rochester's major health insurance provider. Andrew Cuomo claims Excellus defrauded consumers by manipulating rates and relying on outdated information.
Ex-Attorney General Joins Debevoise & Plimpton (New York Times)
Former United States Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey is going back to private practice. The New York-based law firm Debevoise & Plimpton said Tuesday that Mr. Mukasey was joining the firm as a partner in its litigation department.
Former Attorney General Mukasey to Join Debevoise (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey will join New York law firm Debevoise & Plimpton, the firm said today in a statement.
Lawyer critizes gorilla birthday bash (UPI)
BOSTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a victim hurt by a gorilla that escaped from Boston's Franklin Park Zoo six years ago objects to the zoo's birthday celebration for the primate.
Attorney impersonation trial going to jury (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - February 17, 2009 10:25 PM ET CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A defense witness in Mauricio Celis' (seh-LEES') attorney impersonation trial testified today that Celis did not...
Attorney impersonation trial going to jury (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- A defense witness in Mauricio Celis' trial on 22 counts of impersonating an attorney testified Tuesday that Celis did not represent him and his ex-wife as she...
Trutanich ad for L.A. city attorney draws criticism (Los Angeles Times)
Carmen Trutanich has been asked to stop running a TV commercial said to unfairly depict Latinos as gang members. His campaign says the complaints were orchestrated by supporters of rival Jack Weiss. In the midst of a bruising final few weeks of the Los Angeles city attorney's race, two groups are calling on candidate Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich to stop running a television commercial that they ...
Law firm Debevoise hires ex-US attorney general Mukasey (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey will join Debevoise & Plimpton LLP as a litigation partner later this month, the law firm said on Tuesday.
Attorney: City due payment from sale (York Daily Record)
The city is owed a payment as part of the sale of York City Industrial Park properties to Harrisburg Area Community College, an attorney told the York City Council Tuesday night.
In Embarrassment for Italy's Berlusconi, British Lawyer Convicted of Taking Bribe (Washington Post)
LONDON, Feb. 17 -- An Italian court convicted a British lawyer Tuesday of accepting a $600,000 bribe in exchange for false testimony in corruption trials involving Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
LEGISLATURE: County attorney refutes basis for treasurer review board. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)
Niagara County Attorney Claude Joerg on Tuesday strongly denied assertions that the Legislature has an obligation to form a board of inquiry to investigate Treasurer David Broderick’s estate work.
Lawyer criticizes gorilla birthday bash (UPI)
BOSTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a victim hurt by a gorilla that escaped from Boston's Franklin Park Zoo six years ago objects to the zoo's birthday celebration for the primate.
Lawyer gets OK to see Tamara Greene homicide file (Detroit Free Press)
A federal judge in Detroit has agreed to let a lawyer for the family of slain stripper Tamara Greene review the police homicide file on her slaying, but under carefully controlled circumstances.
Car crash kills San Bernardino County deputy district attorney (The Press-Enterprise)
A San Bernardino County deputy district attorney was killed in a Tuesday morning car crash near Corona while commuting to her Chino office, authorities said.
Attorney argues that Noe didn’t steal (The Toledo Blade)
An attorney for Tom Noe Tuesday said that, because the state of Ohio gave the convicted rare-coin dealer “an unbelievable amount of authority” in managing the state’s $50 million rare-coin funds, he should not have been convicted of theft. Bill Wilkinson, a Columbus lawyer representing Noe in his appeal, tried to make the case that Noe was acting within the scope of his contract with the state ...
NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to sue Excellus for using out-of-date reimbursement rates (The Post-Standard)
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that he plans to sue Excellus, Central New York's largest insurer, for defrauding customers out of millions of dollars.
Search for new attorney delays accused cop killer's case (SouthtownStar)
An accused cop killer's court case will be delayed a few weeks while he gets a new attorney, lawyers said Tuesday at his arraignment. But charges against an alleged co-defendant who police believe pulled the trigger don't appear to be any closer.
U.K. Lawyer Sentenced for Taking Bribe From Berlusconi (New York Times)
British lawyer David Mills has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for accepting a $600,000 bribe from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in 1997.
Debevoise hires former US attorney general (The Lawyer)
US firm Debevoise & Plimpton has scooped George W Bushs final attorney general Michael Mukasey. ...
MoD Documents Stolen From Lawyer On Train (SkyNews via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Legal papers thought to belong to the Ministry of Defence have been stolen from a lawyer on a train.
Philadelphia Attorney To Testify In Fumo Trial (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
Prominent Philadelphia attorney Richard Sprague is expected to testify for the government in the corruption trial of former state Sen. Vincent Fumo.
White House lawyer visiting Guantánamo prison camps (Miami Herald)
President Barack Obama's chief White House lawyer was on a site visit at the prison camps of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Wednesday, working on a plan to empty the detention center of 245 detainees within a year.
Attorney General: U.S. a nation of cowards on matters of race (Chicago Tribune)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder described the United States Wednesday as a nation of cowards on matters of race, saying most Americans avoid discussing unresolved racial issues.
Lawyer Says Marshals Targeted Wrong Guy (The Kentucky Post)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The lawyer for a Glasgow man chased and fired at by U.S. marshals in Louisville said his client "was in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Attorney general says U.S. a nation of 'cowards' when it comes to race (International Herald Tribune)
Attorney General Eric Holder said most Americans avoid discussing awkward racial issues.
Be wary of Facebook rules, cautions Winnipeg lawyer (CBC Manitoba)
Facebook has done an about-face on changes to its terms of service, but a Winnipeg lawyer suggests people should still be concerned about how their information might be used. He advises everyone to read the terms of use.
Possibilities line up to be next U.S. Attorney (Philadelphia Daily News)
WANTED: U.S. Attorney with trial experience, possibly a career prosecutor, outstanding academic credentials and a fervor to tackle the pay-to-play culture, street violence and terrorism.
Attorney General Eric Holder: We're cowards on race (Chicago Sun-Times)
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder described the United States Wednesday as a nation of cowards on matters of race, saying most Americans avoid discussing awkward racial issues.
Bishop considers run for state attorney general (Detroit Free Press)
Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop, a Rochester Republican, has formed an exploratory committee to look at a possible run for state Attorney General.