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Mannatech, former CEO strike agreement with Attorney General (Coppell Gazette)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reached an agreement that resolves the state’s enforcement actions against Coppell-based Mannatech Inc. and its former CEO, Samuel L. Caster.
Meet America's top lawyer (The Times-News)
WASHINGTON - Lots of kids like to play cops and robbers. Eric H. Holder Jr. doesn't have to pretend: He is the nation's top cop - and its chief lawyer, too!
Mericle open about property, lawyer says (Times Leader)
A lawyer representing high-profile developer Robert Mericle denies Mericle misrepresented details about his Wilkes-Barre property to obtain a $143,800 assessment reduction.
Revoking a power of attorney (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Q: I gave my niece power of attorney. I now want someone else to have it. How do I take back the power of attorney I gave to my niece and give it to someone else?
Zuma's lawyer keeps mum over origin of tapes (Mail and Guardian)
ANC president Jacob Zuma's lawyer has denied National Intelligence Agency (NIA) deputy head Arthur Fraser gave him secret tape recordings, the Sunday Independent reported.
School Board split on hiring staff attorney (The Ocala Star-Banner)
OCALA - Several Marion County School Board members agreed to disagree on Thursday about whether they should renew the contract of the board's attorney.Without reaching a consensus, the School Board will debate the issue one last time at a meeting in late April or early May, School District officials said.
Exiting US Attorney Laments Not Finding Whitey (WCVB Boston)
U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan's office prosecuted plenty of high-profile defendants, but there's one he wishes he could have brought to justice: fugitive mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger.
Exiting Mass. US attorney wishes for one last case (The Nashua Telegraph)
BOSTON – Since Michael Sullivan became U.S. attorney for Massachusetts in 2001, his office has prosecuted a collection of high-profile defendants: former FBI agent John Connolly, carjack killer Gary Sampson and would-be shoe-bomber Richard Reid. ... - BY DENISE LAVOIE The Associated Press
Ex-Conn. lawyer faces sentencing for tax evasion (Boston Globe)
A former New London lawyer is facing sentencing for tax evasion. Sixty-nine-year-old Gilbert Shasha will be sentenced Friday in New Haven federal court. He faces 10 to 16 months in prison under guidelines. He also faces a fine of $3,000 to $30,000.
Local attorney to decide whether Anderson council member faces gun charge (The Star Press)
ANDERSON — A Delaware County attorney will decide whether a felony gun charge will be filed against an Anderson politician.
Ex-Conn. Lawyer Faces Tax Evasion Sentencing (WCBS 880 New York)
A former New London lawyer is facing sentencing for tax evasion.
Oakland attorney killed - girlfriend held (San Francisco Chronicle)
An Oakland woman was being held today on suspicion of murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend, an attorney in a prominent East Bay criminal defense firm. Rennie Pratt, 28, was arrested in the Friday night slaying of Michael Porcella, 36, at his home in...
City attorney hire may take longer than planned (San Pedro Valley News-Sun)
Thelma Grimes/San Pedro Valley News-Sun The search for a city attorney may take a little longer than planned, since the hiring committee, appointed by the Benson City Council, is now creating a list of questions for those selected to be interviewed.
Senior attorney feted in Kalutara Bar (Daily News)
It was an important day in the history of the Kalutara Bar when all senior and junior members assembled to pay tribute to a distinguished member of the Kalutara Bar, senior attorney-at-law Amarawansa Ladduwahetty on his completing 50 years of practice.
Police, prosecutors, attorney to split $2 million (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - More than $2 million forfeited by former state Teamsters president and accused gambling ring organizer John Neal will be divided among police agencies, prosecutors and an attorney.
Zuma’s lawyer denies NIA boss gave him recordings (The Natal Witness Group)
JOHANNESBURG — ANC president Jacob Zuma’s lawyer has denied it was National Intelligence Agency (NIA) deputy head Arthur Fraser who gave him secret tape recordings, the Sunday Independent reported.
Ex-CT lawyer faces tax evasion sentence (WTNH-TV New Haven)
A former New London lawyer is facing sentencing for tax evasion.
Police, prosecutors, attorney to split $2 million (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
ANDERSON, Ind. - More than $2 million forfeited by former state Teamsters president and accused gambling ring organizer John L. Neal will be divided among police agencies, prosecutors and an attorney.
Florence Cassez's lawyer ready to go before ICC (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, jailed on kidnapping charges in Mexico, said he was ready to bring her case before the International Criminal Court if Mexico denies her repatriation.
Attorney General Zoeller to speak at Lincoln-Reagan dinner (Washington Times-Herald)
Greg Zoeller, Indiana’s new Attorney General, will be the featured speaker for the Daviess County Republicans’ Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on Thursday.
Santa Rosa lawyer still in the military (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
Theresa Norton has long lived a double life. Day in and day out, she’s an estate-planning lawyer in Santa Rosa, a wife, a mother of a 6-year-old daughter and, as time and weather allow, a recreational cyclist.
Meet America's top lawyer (The Times-News)
WASHINGTON - Lots of kids like to play cops and robbers. Eric H. Holder Jr. doesn't have to pretend: He is the nation's top cop - and its chief lawyer, too!
Lipman: Finding an attorney to do a will should be easy (Houston Chronicle)
Why is it so difficult to find an attorney who will write a simple will for my wife and me?
Missoula attorney leaving board (Billings Gazette)
GREAT FALLS - Missoula attorney Bill Rossbach no longer will be on the Montana Board of Environmental Review, the state Senate has decided.
Police, prosecutors, attorney to split $2 million (The Indianapolis Star)
ANDERSON, Ind. -- More than $2 million forfeited by former state Teamsters president and accused gambling ring organizer John L. Neal will be divided among police agencies, prosecutors and an attorney.
Lawyer: Mericle open about house (Times Leader)
A lawyer representing high-profile developer Robert Mericle denies Mericle misrepresented details about his Wilkes-Barre property to obtain a $143,800 assessment reduction.
Tim Van Valen: The accidental tax attorney (BizJournals)
Scientist, outdoorsman, artist … tax attorney?
Exiting U.S. attorney laments not catching mob boss (The Patriot Ledger)
As he prepares to leave his position as U.S. attorney, Abington resident Michael Sullivan says he is disappointed that he never got the chance to prosecute fugitive Mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger.
Revoking a power of attorney (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Q: I gave my niece power of attorney. I now want someone else to have it. How do I take back the power of attorney I gave to my niece and give it to someone else?
Angola: Attorney General Calls for Closer Follow-Up of Prisoners Processes (AllAfrica.com)
The Attorney General, João Maria de Sousa, saturday urged the magistrates of the prosecuting counsel in central highland Huambo province, to closely follow up the prisoners' processes, in order to alleviate crowded prisons.
"Powerful hands" delaying Mancao extradition - lawyer (GMA News)
The lawyer of former police official Cezar Mancao II, a key figure in the Dacer-Corbito killings, has bared that there are "invisible powerful political hands" working to delay his client"s extradition to the Philippines.
Let's hope missteps vanish if former U.S. attorney gets job back (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
When Dan Bogden was Nevada's U.S. attorney during the Bush administration, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued at least three scathing opinions critical of federal prosecutors in his office.
Fugitive lawyer nabbed in Virginia (Philadelphia Daily News)
The whereabouts of defense lawyer D. Scott Perrine are no longer a mystery. He was arrested by authorities in Arlington, Va., at a hotel where he had been staying under an assumed name, police said.
Bankruptcy keeps attorney on the run (Fort Worth Business Press)
The adage ‘ask a busy person and you’ll get it done’ holds a special meaning for Hurst bankruptcy attorney Carey Ebert.
Fugitive Attorney Flees to Va. Hilton Garden Inn (NBC Philadelphia)
Defense attorney D. Scott Perrine, 31, cut off his electronic-monitoring bracelet, slipped out of his Center City apartment March 25 and set his sights on freedom--in Arlington, Va.
Head-Butt Case Sropped Against Lawyer (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
White Plains, N.Y. (AP) - A former state Assembly candidate has dropped assault charges against a Republican lawyer accused of head-butting him at a White Plains restaurant.
Lawyer: Coniglio didn't steer grants to employer (Asbury Park Press)
The defense lawyer for a former state senator on trial for corruption says Joseph Coniglio wasn't the political force who steered millions in state grants to a hospital paying him as a consultant.
Oakland attorney is city's 30th homicide of year (San Jose Mercury News)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An attorney for a prominent law firm became Oakland's 30th homicide of the year over the weekend.
Cubbage still seeking attorney, arraignment adjourned (The Observer-Dispatch)
The arraignment of 19-year-old Timothy Cubbage in Oneida County Court was again postponed today as Cubbage and his family continue to seek a new attorney.
Prominent Attorney Killed in Oakland (KRON 4 Bay Area)
An attorney for a prominent law firm became Oakland's 30th homicide of the year over the weekend. Police say 36-year-old Michael Porcella died on the porch of his home after being shot late Friday. After officers arrived they arrested 28-year-old Rennie Pratt on suspicion of murder. Police are describing Pratt as Porcella's girlfriend of about six months.
Tennessee Attorney General cautions tornado victims about potential scams (WVLT-TV Knoxville)
Attorney General Bob Cooper and Division of Consumer Affairs Director Mary Clement are offering some tips to help victims of Friday’s tornadoes find the resources they need to repair homes and businesses.
Poplawski attorney trying to plug leaks (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The attorney for Richard Poplawski, the man accused of killing three Pittsburgh police officers, again has asked a judge to order police investigators and prosecutors to not discuss the case with the media.
Ex-Miss. lawyer Minor seeks prison furlough (The Clarion-Ledger)
Imprisoned former Mississippi lawyer Paul Minor wants U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to support a prison furlough so Minor can spend time with his dying wife.
L.C. prosecutor declines interest in judgeship, U.S. attorney post (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
CROWN POINT | Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter on Monday respectfully declined any attempts to appoint him Northern Indiana's first black federal judge or U.S. attorney.
DA: Investigate Zuma lawyer, NIA (News 24 South Africa)
The denial by Jacob Zuma's lawyer that he got secret tape recordings from the National Intelligence Agency's (NIA) deputy head warrants an investigation, the DA has said.
Long-term district attorney retiring (WRAL.com Raleigh)
Howard S. Boney has been district attorney for Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties for 31 years. He announced Monday that he plans to retire on May 1.
Casey Anthony's attorney wants phone records from parents, former boyfriends (Orlando Sentinel)
Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, wants the court to let him get cell phone records for a dozen witnesses, including his client's parents and former boyfriends and the meter reader who found the child's remains.
Khadr's Pentagon lawyer back at desk after nasty public spat with superior (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - Omar Khadr's military lawyer was back at his Pentagon desk Monday following a battle of wills with his superior who had him ousted from his position and locked out of his office without access to his files 10 days ago.
Lawyer challenges complaint against fire chief (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
South Milwaukee - A lawyer representing Fire Chief Jay Behling said he asked the city Police and Fire Commission on Monday to dismiss a complaint filed against Behling by the firefighters union.
Recession causing lawyer layoffs at big firms (AP via Yahoo! News)
In America, there are always people to sue or contracts to negotiate, right? Apparently there aren't enough.