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Attorney wants trial pushed back (The Iowa City Press-Citizen)
The attorney for former University of Iowa football player Abeberell Satterfield has requested his client’s sexual abuse trial be moved back.
District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is stepping down after 35 years as Manhattan's top prosecutor (New York Daily News)
New York will lose one of the great ones with the retirement at year's end of Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau.
Avon Attorney Pleads Guilty To Bribery, Tax Charges (Hartford Courant)
An attorney from Avon pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Hartford to charges of bribing a public official and aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return, the U.S. attorney's office has announced.
Former lawyer held without bail (The Buffalo News)
Hours after he was returned from Baton Rouge, La., a former Buffalo lawyer and fugitive from justice, whose homebuilding enterprise was shut down a year ago, was ordered Friday to remain jailed without bail.
Florida attorney visits high school students (News 14 Carolina)
CHARLOTTE – West Charlotte High School students pulled out all the stops to welcome prominent Florida attorney Willie Gary, who stopped by to get an academic progress report.
New York Attorney General takes former Merrill Lynch CEO to court (National Post)
New York state’s attorney general filed a court motion on Monday to compel former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain to discuss US$4-billion in employee bonuses, ratcheting up its probe into a hot-button issue in the recession.
Committee finalized to help search for new city attorney (San Pedro Valley News-Sun)
Thelma Grimes/San Pedro Valley News-Sun Along with giving staff permission to apply for grant funding for various projects, the Benson City Council Monday night selected resident Nick Maldonado to assist a committee in hiring a new city attorney.
Binyam Mohamed: the lawyer's story (Daily Telegraph)
It was when Lt Col Yvonne Bradley an experienced military lawyer received a faxed copy of Binyam Mohamed's charge sheet that she first realised something was amiss.
Attorney General Cordray: Consumer Scams Rise as Economic Conditions Decline. (WOWK-TV West Virginia)
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray today warned that consumer scams are on the rise as the economy weakens.
Interim US attorney to leave Alaska (KTUU Anchorage)
Associated Press - February 28, 2009 3:44 PM ET ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The interim U.S. Attorney in Alaska is departing. Nelson Cohen says he's returning to the U.S.
Interim U.S. Attorney to leave Alaska (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)
ANCHORAGE - The interim U.S. Attorney in Alaska is departing.
McHenry Co. State's Attorney wants say in rival's request (Daily Herald)
McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi is asking to intervene in court proceedings that could lead to a special prosecutor investigating whether he used county staff for campaign work.
LAWYER: IMMIGRANT KILLING NOT HATE CRIME (New York Post)
A lawyer for one of two men accused of murdering an Ecuadorean immigrant in a Brooklyn hate crime says his client acted in self-defense. The lawyer said Saturday that Keith Phoenix was protecting himself, believing immigrant Jose Sucuzhanay...
Lawyer says immigrant's killing in NYC not a hate crime, client was defending himself (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK - A lawyer for one of two men accused of murdering an Ecuadorean immigrant in a New York City hate crime says his client acted in self-defense.
Lawyer says NYC immigrant killing not a hate crime (KHQ Spokane)
Associated Press - February 28, 2009 6:23 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for 1 of 2 men accused of murdering an Ecuadorean immigrant in a New York City hate crime says his client acted in...
Lawyer says NYC immigrant killing not a hate crime (WBTV Charlotte)
NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for 1 of 2 men accused of murdering an Ecuadorean immigrant in a New York City hate crime says his client acted in self-defense.
Lawyer says NYC immigrant killing not a hate crime (The Charlotte Observer)
(The Associated Press) A lawyer for one of two men accused of murdering an Ecuadorean immigrant in a hate crime said Saturday his client acted in self-defense, believing the victim was reaching for a gun during a scuffle. Keith Phoenix, 28, was being held without bail after his arraignment Saturday on a charge of second-degree murder as a hate crime. He did not enter a plea. Phoenix and ...
Lawyer says NYC immigrant killing not a hate crime (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - February 28, 2009 6:23 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for 1 of 2 men accused of murdering an Ecuadorean immigrant in a New York City hate crime says his client acted in...
Lawyer says NYC immigrant killing not a hate crime (NBC 12 Richmond)
NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for 1 of 2 men accused of murdering an Ecuadorean immigrant in a New York City hate crime says his client acted in self-defense.
Lawyer: Client acted in self-defense in NYC immigrant killing (Newsday)
A lawyer for one of two men accused of murdering an Ecuadorean immigrant in a Brooklyn hate crime says his client acted in self-defense.