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Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breur and United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein to ... (PR Newswire via Yahoo! News)
Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer and Rod J. Rosenstein, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, and others will hold a press conference to announce the unsealing of a indictment in a criminal matter TODAY, APRIL 27, 2009 at 11:30 A.M. EDT.
Police Say Teen Broke Into Cars To Pay Lawyer (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
A Wisconsin teen allegedly broke into cars to raise money to pay a lawyer to defend him on other charges, police say.
Husband: Ex-Yukos lawyer freed from prison clinic (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former Yukos oil company lawyer who gave birth while serving a prison sentence for embezzlement and tax evasion was released along with her child from a prison hospital on Monday, her husband said.
Lawyer for Cambridge Bay murder suspect may quit over pay (CBC North)
The lawyer for a man charged with a triple homicide in Cambridge Bay says he may be forced to pull out of the case.
Lee County attorney to talk with commissioners Tuesday about Stilwell e-mails (The News-Press)
Lee County Attorney David Owen said late this morning that he plans to provide commissioners with guidance about whether pictures found on Manager...
Maltese lawyer under house arrest in Italy (Malta Today)
Matthew Vella National Italian press and Tuscan region newspapers are reporting the arrest of Patrick Spiteri, 45, the Maltese lawyer whose career is peppered with incursions with the law.
Local pastor, attorney arrested for securities fraud (Birmingham Business Journal)
A Jefferson County pastor and Trussville attorney have been arrested for allegedly selling phony securities to investors, the Alabama Securities Commission said Monday.
Criminal defense lawyer charged with swindling firm out of $124,258 (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
The 44-year-old lawyer for a Bloomington firm allegedly spent money on flowers, jewelry and personal trainers. He claimed he needed the money to defend himself in another civil case.
Husband: Ex-Yukos lawyer freed from prison clinic (Boston Herald)
MOSCOW - A former Yukos oil company lawyer who gave birth while serving a prison sentence for embezzlement and tax evasion was released along with her child from a prison...
Fort Totten soldier sold government goods: U.S. attorney (YourNabe.com)
An active−duty Army Reserve sergeant who was stationed at Bayside’s Fort Totten has been charged with stealing government property after he allegedly ordered more than $200,000 worth of electronics and supplies through a government purchasing program and then sold half of the items in eBay auctions, the U.S. attorney for New York’s Eastern District said.
Pirate Bay lawyer files for retrial, cites bias (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Four men jailed for breaching copyright in connection with Pirate Bay, one of the world's largest free file-sharing websites, should be given a new trial because the judge was biased, a court heard Monday.
Ex-soldier bragged about Iraqi rape, deaths: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A former U.S. soldier on trial in the gang rape of an Iraqi girl and the murder of her and her family in the war zone in 2006 was caught in a "perfect storm of insanity," his lawyer told a jury on Monday.
New York lawyer Dreier to plead guilty: attorney (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
High-profile New York lawyer Marc Dreier will plead guilty next month to an indictment charging him with running an investment fraud in the hundreds of millions of dollars, his attorney said on Monday.
Attacks intensify in L.A. city attorney race (Los Angeles Times)
New ads by Councilman Jack Weiss accuse attorney Carmen Trutanich of defending environmental polluters. They cost Weiss the backing of L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca. With nursery rhyme characters, giant inflatable rats and "high noon" debate challenges, it's getting hard to quibble with those who complain that the tone of the Los Angeles city attorney's race has gotten downright sophomoric.
State's attorney probes Stroger hiring scandal (Chicago Tribune)
State's attorney's office opens inquiry, county sources say Law enforcers are looking into the scandal surrounding Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's hiring of a troubled steakhouse busboy, whose brief county tenure sparked a patronage controversy that led Stroger to force the resignation of his cousin, the county's chief financial officer.
Attorney defends SemGroup co-founder (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
An attorney for the co-founder of bankrupt energy trader SemGroup LP is blaming the company's failure on the cancellation of the company's credit line.
Dreier to Plead Guilty to All Charges, Attorney Says (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Marc S. Dreier intends to plead guilty on May 11 to all counts in the indictment charging him with stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from hedge funds and individuals, his attorney said at a hearing on Monday.
Lawyer in $700M fraud to plead guilty, att'y sez (New York Daily News)
Marc Dreier will plead guilty to all charges stemming from the $700 million investment fraud he is accused of carrying out, his lawyer said Monday. Defense lawyer Gerald Shargel said Dreier will enter the plea May 11.
Lawyer Dreier Will Plead Guilty to All Charges, Attorney Says (Bloomberg)
April 28 (Bloomberg) -- Marc Dreier , the New York law firm founder accused of defrauding hedge funds, will plead guilty to federal charges including conspiracy and wire fraud next month, his lawyer said.
Former Barre attorney freed after fraud sentence (Boston Globe)
Former Barre bankruptcy attorney Joseph Palmisano is out of prison after serving a 15-year sentence for defrauding dozens of local investors of almost $8 million.
Lawyer faces sanctions for fudging law-school transcripts (Chicago Tribune)
Head of state disciplinary commission calls for his disbarment for deceptions An Illinois lawyer faces a three-year license suspension for several ethical violations, including falsifying his law-school transcripts, but the head of the state disciplinary commission does not believe the sanction is harsh enough.
Attorney: Ga. soldier who fled to Canada to plead guilty to desertion charge (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The attorney for a Georgia soldier says he will plead guilty to deserting the Army. A plea and sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon for Spc. Cliff Cornell, accused of fleeing to Canada in 2005 to avoid deploying to Iraq.
Demjanjuk's lawyer insists his client can't travel (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for alleged Nazi guard John Demjanjuk (dem-YAHN'-yuk) says the government is wrong when it claims the 89-year-old is healthy enough to be travel.
Demjanjuk's lawyer insists his client can't travel (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - April 28, 2009 12:43 PM ET CINCINNATI (AP) - A lawyer for alleged Nazi guard John Demjanjuk (dem-YAHN'-yuk) says the government is wrong when it claims the 89-year-old is...
Attorney general report slams Maywood PD for abuse (Channel 8 San Diego)
Associated Press - April 28, 2009 12:54 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - The state attorney general's office says an investigation of the Maywood Police Department has found widespread use of unlawful...
John Demjanjuk's lawyer insists his client can't travel (Boston Herald)
CINCINNATI - A lawyer for alleged Nazi guard John Demjanjuk says the government is wrong when it claims the 89-year-old is healthy enough to be travel. The Justice Department...
Attorney general report slams Maywood PD for abuse (San Diego 6)
The state attorney general's office says an investigation of the Maywood Police Department has found widespread use of unlawful force and other gross misconduct.
Attorney general report slams Maywood PD for abuse (CBS 47 Fresno)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The state attorney general's office says an investigation of the Maywood Police Department has found widespread use of unlawful force and other gross misconduct. Attorney General Jerry Brown says the department routinely lacked probable cause to justify arrests and searches and operated without adequate oversight. Brown is due to release more details of the 16-month ...
Britney Spears' ex-manager and lawyer ordered to stay away from singer (Los Angeles Daily News)
Britney Spears' ex-manager and an attorney who claimed she hired him should be ordered to stay away from the singer indefinitely, a lawyer for her father told a judge today.
Lawyer: Murder charge against Mich mom excessive (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a Michigan woman accused of killing her 9-year-old quadriplegic adopted daughter says a murder charge seems excessive.
Astor Understood Will Changes Even With Dementia, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
April 28 (Bloomberg) -- Brooke Astor understood what she was doing, even with dementia, when she changed her will to leave $60 million to her only son rather than charity, her son’s lawyer said.
Adoptive Mich. mom's lawyer to fight murder charge (AP via Yahoo! News)
A murder charge against the adoptive mother in the death of a 9-year-old quadriplegic girl seems excessive, her lawyer said Tuesday, predicting the case may change after the "shock value" of a body found stashed in storage wears off.
Tulsa attorney admits using SemGroup inside info (KJRH-TV Tulsa)
A Tulsa attorney has agreed to pay more than $160,000 to settle charges that he used insider information to sell stock in now-bankrupt SemGroup Energy Partners.
Attorney general seeks placement for detainees - Wed, 29 Apr 2009 PST (The Spokesman-Review)
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asked European officials Tuesday to accept some freed Guantanamo Bay detainees, and one government official at the meeting predicted he’ll get his wish. Meeting with a number of European officials to update extradition and legal cooperation treaties, Holder asked for their help in closing the U.S. military detention facility at ...
Tulsa attorney agrees to settle SemGroup insider information allegations (Tulsa World)
A Tulsa attorney has agreed to a settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he used insider information to sell stock in SemGroup Energy Partners LP before the shares plunged last summer.
Apple CEO stays home; attorney makes case for demolishing Woodside home (San Jose Mercury News)
Steve Jobs stayed home Tuesday night, leaving his attorney to make the case to the Woodside Town Council that he should be allowed to demolish his historic 14-bedroom house and build a new one.
US Attorney General Holder says 30 current Guantanamo detainees approved for release (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BERLIN - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says about 30 detainees have been cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay. Holder met with reporters in Germany ahead of a speech appealing for Europe's help to close the U.S. military detention facility.
FBI raids office of indicted Allentown lawyer (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
The FBI is searching the office of an Allentown lawyer charged with tax and charity fraud.
Pufferfish toxin suspect's lawyer says rights were violated (Northwest Herald)
ROCKFORD – The lawyer for a Lake in the Hills man accused of having vials of a lethal toxin with no known antidote said his client's rights were violated during an interrogation 2 1/2 hours long without legal counsel or bathroom privileges.
Britney Spears' Former Manager, Lawyer Hit With Restraining Orders (MTV Music Television)
Britney Spears' former manager Sam Lutfi and former lawyer Jon Eardley were ordered by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to stay away from the singer for three years.
Lawyer suing Sears over ad guarantee (UPI)
NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- A New York lawyer says he is suing Sears because the department store chain allegedly did not honor its advertised practice of matching competitors' prices.
Attorney General issues scathing report on Maywood police department (KPCC Pasadena)
Frank Stoltze: California Attorney General Jerry Brown on Tuesday said he'll ask a judge to give him oversight of the Maywood Police Department. He made the comment after he issued a report that said Maywood police are engaged in widespread abuse of the people they're sworn to protect. KPCC's Frank Stoltze reports.
Fosston native's attorney tries to uncover past as murder trial nears (Grand Forks Herald)
  Trial is still months, possibly years away for a man who grew up in Fosston, Minn., and is suspected of serial rape and murder in Arizona. Trent Benson was 3 when he was adopted by a prominent and well-liked Fosston couple, and his attorney wants to learn more about his early years in Korea, the Tribune of Scottsdale, Ariz., reported this week.   Gifts & More! WALL'S MEDICINE CTR - Ends Apr ...
Assistant city attorney to take job with state's attorney's office (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- Assistant city attorney Hannah Eisner will be making the switch from city government to county government at the end of May.
Attorney General's office opinion says law to reimburse counties isn't lawful (KFSM Ft. Smith-Fayetteville)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An opinion from Attorney General Drew Edmondson's office says a law to reimburse counties for state land not on the tax rolls is "not lawful."
Lawyer suing Sears over ad guarantee (Moldova.org)
A New York lawyer says he is suing Sears because the department store chain allegedly did not honor its advertised practice of matching competitors' prices.Attorney Warren S. Dank alleges in a $300 million class-action lawsuit against Sears, Roebuck and Co. that while the chain said it would match any competitor's prices on one of its products, one store manager refused to match a cost on a ...
FBI Raids Office of Attorney John Karoly (WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey)
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Lawyer: Jobs not 'strong enough' for town meeting (CNET)
Apple CEO Steve Jobs was still not feeling well enough Tuesday to sit through a lengthy town meeting over the fate of his Woodside, Calif., mansion, according to his lawyer.
FBI searches office of lawyer in hotel murder-suicide case (CNN)
FBI agents on Wednesday searched the law office of William Parente, the lawyer who killed his wife and two daughters before committing suicide April 19 in Maryland.
Attorney in 2007 tuberculosis scare sues CDC (AP via Yahoo! News)
An Atlanta attorney at the center of an international health scare when he flew to Europe for his wedding even though he was infected with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis is suing federal health officials, claiming they invaded his privacy.