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Iranian-American journalist to be freed soon: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S.-born journalist Roxana Saberi will be freed soon after an Iranian appeals court cut her eight-year jail sentence for espionage to a suspended two-year term, her lawyer said on Monday.
Lawyer: US reporter leaves jail in Iran (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a U.S. journalist jailed in Iran says she has been freed from prison after an appeals court suspended her eight-year jail sentence. Abdolsamad Khorramshahi says Roxana Saberi is "now out of jail."
US reporter leaves jail in Iran, lawyer says (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a U.S. journalist jailed in Iran says she has been freed from prison after an appeals court suspended her eight-year jail sentence.
Lawyer: Gitmo prisoner slashed wrist (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a Yemeni held at Guantanamo says the prisoner slashed his wrist and threw the blood during a meeting at the U.S. prison.
Attorney says Guantanamo prisoner slashed wrist, hurled blood during prison meeting (FOX 8 WGHP)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Yemeni held at Guantanamo slashed his wrist and hurled the blood at his lawyer during a meeting at the prison, the attorney said Monday, describing the incident as a suicide attempt by a psychologically troubled man who should be returned home immediately for treatment.
New Ohio attorney general boosting staff, payroll (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper analysis shows that Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray added 52 people to his staff and 5% to his payroll in his first three months in office.
NY lawyer set to plead guilty to huge fraud (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A New York City lawyer charged with stealing millions of dollars from hedge funds and other investors is expected to plead guilty in Manhattan federal court.
NY lawyer set to plead guilty to huge fraud (AP via Yahoo! News)
A New York City lawyer charged with stealing $700 million from hedge funds and other investors is expected to plead guilty in Manhattan federal court.
Attorney Of Murdered Student Talks (FOX 5 New York)
The attorney representing the family of murdered college student Imette St. Guillen says the family is going above and beyond to honor Imette's memory. Accused killer Darryl Littlejohn is on trial in Brooklyn. Watch the video for an interview with Joseph Tacopina on Good Day NY.
Peterson's lawyer to seek bail reduction (UPI)
BOLLINGBROOK, Ill., May 11 (UPI) -- A former Illinois police sergeant charged with his third wife's death is being persecuted by an overzealous prosecutor, a defense lawyer said.
Two newspaper editors arrested in Zimbabwe: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Two editors at a private weekly newspaper were arrested on Monday in Zimbabwe on charges of publishing a falsehood, their lawyer told AFP.
Greenwood Attorney Accused Of Harassing Voters (WAPT Jackson)
Greenwood City Attorney James Littleton is accused of trying to intimidate and harass voters during last weeks primary elections, Leflore County officials say.
Drew Peterson attorney wants $20 million bond reduced (Boston Herald)
CHICAGO - Drew Peterson's lead attorney said he'll ask a judge to sharply reduce the former suburban Chicago police officer's bond from the current $20 million...
Lawyer: Gitmo prisoner slashed wrist, hurled blood (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Yemeni held at Guantanamo slashed his wrist and hurled the blood at his lawyer during a meeting at the prison, the attorney said Monday, describing the incident as a suicide attempt by a psychologically troubled man who should be returned home immediately for treatment.
Once-prominent NY lawyer pleads guilty to fraud (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
High-profile New York lawyer Marc Dreier pleaded guilty on Monday to criminal charges of running an investment fraud in the hundreds of millions of dollars involving fake promissory notes.
NY lawyer Dreier pleads guilty to $400 million fraud (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
High-profile New York lawyer Marc Dreier pleaded guilty on Monday to criminal charges of running a $400 million investment fraud involving fake promissory notes, and a judge released him into house arrest until sentencing.
Lawyer pleads guilty to huge fraud (AP via Yahoo! News)
A prominent Manhattan lawyer pleaded guilty Monday to using impersonations and fake documents to defraud hedge funds out of more than $400 million, a crime a judge said "disgraced the honorable profession of law."
Lawyer Pleads Guilty in $400 Million Fraud Scheme (New York Times)
Authorities say Marc S. Dreier, a New York lawyer, sold $700 million worth of bogus promissory notes.
Slain lawyer accuses Guatemala's president in tape (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer slain by gunmen over the weekend appears in a video tape that emerged Monday alleging that if anything happened to him it would be at the behest of Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom.
No-Cash Settlement OK'd for Marvell in Backdating Case, but Attorney Fees on Hold (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A federal judge in California has approved a stock options backdating settlement with Marvell Technology Group that involves no cash payments to the company, but has delayed approving $16 million in attorney fees to be paid to the two plaintiffs firms, Coughlin Stoia and Scott & Scott.
Ethan Beden Stroud: Attorney never backed away from a fight (Dallas Morning News)
Ethan Beden Stroud was a warrior, from his college days at Virginia Military Institute through his career as a Dallas tax attorney.
ATTORNEY: I AM A CROOK (New York Post)
Disgraced attorney Marc Dreier returned to his luxury East Side condo last night after pleading guilty to selling $700 million in phony promissory notes. Manhattan federal Judge Jed Rakoff said he was bound by law to ignore his "repugnance" for...
Lawyer: Saberi Trial Was Over Secret Iraq War Document (Fox News)
A lawyer for an American journalist freed after four months imprisoned in Iran says she obtained a confidential document about the U.S. war in Iraq while working as a translator for a powerful clerical body, which was used against her in her trial.
Lawyer: Saberi trial over a confidential document (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for an American journalist freed after four months imprisoned in Iran says she obtained a confidential document about the U.S. war in Iraq while working as a translator for a powerful clerical body, which was used against her in her espionage trial.
Attorney: Prisoner slashed wrist, hurled blood at Guantanamo (Miami Herald)
(AP) -- A Yemeni held at Guantanamo slashed his wrist and hurled the blood at his lawyer during a meeting at the prison, the attorney said Monday, describing the incident as a suicide attempt by a psychologically troubled man who should be returned home immediately for treatment.
Madison County District Attorney Announces Retirement (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
Tim Morgan to retire June 1 Madison County's longtime District Attorney is retiring. Tim Morgan has served as the county's top cop since 1993.
Attorney: Kiefer Sutherland wasn't "instigator" in head-butting case (News On 6 Tulsa)
Kiefer Sutherland's attorney says the actor was "neither the instigator nor a wrongdoer" in the incident that led to a misdemeanor assault charge against the actor.
Demjanjuk lawyer challenges German warrant (AP via Yahoo! News)
John Demjanjuk's German lawyer says he has filed a challenge to the German arrest warrant that resulted in the 89-year-old's deportation from the United States.
Watch district attorney debate live (York Daily Record)
Both candidates in the district attorney's race for the May 19 primary will meet for a debate at Wednesday's Rotary Club meeting in York.
W.R. Grace attorney has wide range of experience (KAJ Kalispell)
The New York Times calls W.R. Grace attorney David Bernick a "quiet corporate-rescue artist" and we sat down with the Chicago lawyer to find out more about his legal experience and how he presents evidence to a jury.
Columbia attorney arrested on tax charges (WIS News 10 Columbia)
A Columbia attorney has been arrested on tax charges.
Guatemala rejects allegations of role in lawyer's death (CNN)
The Guatemalan government has dismissed allegations that it was behind the death of a lawyer who left a video saying President Alvaro Colom would be to blame if anything happened to him.
Attorney: Police Not Objective In Use Of Force Probe (WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey)
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Attorney general out of Clemens steroids probe (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has removed himself from the criminal probe into whether baseball pitching great Roger Clemens lied to Congress about steroids, a Justice Department spokesman said on Thursday.
Guatemala asks for UN probe into lawyer's killing (AP via Yahoo! News)
A slain lawyer's videotaped and posthumously broadcast accusation that President Alvaro Colom ordered his murder threw Guatemala into an uproar Tuesday and prompted the government to call for a U.N. agency and the FBI to investigate the killing.
Iran: U.S. Reporter?s Lawyer Explains Spy Charge (New York Times)
The lawyer for Roxana Saberi said Tuesday that his client had been convicted of spying in part because she had a copy of a confidential Iranian report on the Iraq war.
Guatemala: Slain Lawyer Left Tape Blaming President (New York Times)
A lawyer killed by gunmen over the weekend left behind a videotape saying that if anything happened to him it was at the behest of President Álvaro Colom.
Lawyer accuses Guatemala leader (BBC News)
A murdered lawyer accuses Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom of approving his death, in a final video recording.
Casey's Death Penalty Attorney Explains Why He Quit (WFTV 9 Orlando)
Casey Anthony's defense team once had a death penalty qualified attorney, but last week he dropped the case. Now he says he left the team because he disagreed with its strategy. RAW VIDEO: Attorney On Nancy Grace
Pregnant UK woman in Lao jail meets lawyer (CNN)
A pregnant British woman jailed in Laos has met with a British lawyer for the first time ahead of her impending trial, a U.K. legal aid charity said Wednesday.
Luther Strange Enters Attorney General's Race (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
Strange makes announcement on his campaign web site Luther Strange has re-entered the political ring, announcing his candidacy for Alabama Attorney General today.
Commission Picks New Weber County Attorney (2News Salt Lake City)
Weber County has named a new county attorney.
Luther Strange announces bid for attorney general; will take on Troy King (Mobile Press-Register)
Birmingham lawyer Luther Strange said today he is running for the Republican nomination for attorney general against incumbent Troy King.
Pryor, Lincoln Make U.S. Attorney Recommendations (KTHV Little Rock)
Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor have submitted names to the White House for consideration to fill two positions each for U.S. attorney and U.S. marshal.
Auditor: Remodeling by Minnesota attorney general OK (Pioneer Press)
Legislative Auditor James Nobles said he found no improprieties related to Attorney General Lori Swanson's office remodeling.
Arkansas Attorney General Sues Over Car Warranty Calls (KTHV Little Rock)
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says his office has filed federal lawsuits against three companies accused of making "spam robocalls" that tell people that their automobile warranties are supposedly about to expire.
Birmingham Attorney Runs For A.G. On GOP Ballot (NBC 13 Birmingham)
Birmingham attorney Luther Strange says he is running for the Republican nomination for Alabama Attorney General against incumbent Troy King.
Auditor: Remodeling By Minn. Attorney General OK (WCCO Minneapolis - St. Paul)
Legislative Auditor James Nobles says he found no improprieties related to Attorney General Lori Swanson's office remodeling.
Slain lawyer's video throws Guatemala into crisis (The New Zealand Herald)
GUATEMALA CITY - A slain lawyer's videotaped and posthumously broadcast accusation that Guatemala's President ordered his murder has thrown Guatemala into an uproar and prompted the Government to call for a United Nations agency and...
Slain lawyer's video throws Guatemala into crisis (The New Zealand Herald)
GUATEMALA CITY - A slain lawyer's videotaped and posthumously broadcast accusation that Guatemala's President ordered his murder has thrown Guatemala into an uproar and prompted the Government to call for a United Nations agency and the FBI to investigate the killing.