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Attorney for Mayfield says he won't be in Chicago (Sports Illustrated)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- An attorney for Jeremy Mayfield says he will not go to Chicago for this weekend's NASCAR race.
Madoff will not appeal 150-year sentence: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Arch swindler Bernard Madoff will not appeal the 150-year prison sentence he received for masterminding a global multibillion-dollar investment fraud, his main lawyer said on Thursday.
Attorney: Mayfield won't travel for Chicago race (USA Today)
An attorney for Jeremy Mayfield says he will not go to Chicago for this weekend's NASCAR race. John Buric says Mayfield does not have the necessary sponsorship for his car and no owner is willing to give him a ride for Saturday night's race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Attorney says Mayfield won't be at Chicago (CBS Sports)
An attorney for Jeremy Mayfield says the NASCAR driver will not go to Chicago for this weekend's race. John Buric says Mayfield does not have the necessary sponsorship for his car and no owner is willing to give him a ride for Saturday night's race.
Sun Prairie attorney added to UW Board of Regents (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Madison - Stan Davis, an attorney who has worked as Gov. Jim Doyle's deputy chief of staff, was introduced Thursday morning as the newest member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
Madoff Won’t Appeal Sentence, Lawyer Says (New York Times)
Bernard L. Madoff’s lawyer, Ira Sorkin, said that there would be no appeal of Mr. Madoff’s 150-year sentence for fraud. He declined to say why the decision was made.
Attorney says Mayfield won't race in Chicago (Everett Herald)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An attorney for Jeremy Mayfield says the driver will not travel to Chicago for this weekend's NASCAR race. John Buric says Mayfield does not have the necessary sponsorship for his car and no owner is willing to give him a ride for Saturday night's race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Attorney for Mayfield Says He Won't Be in Chicago (ABC News)
Attorney: Mayfield to skip Chicago after failing to find sponsorship, ride for Saturday's race
Lexington Attorney Plans to Run for Governor, 2011 (WTVQ Lexington)
A Lexington attorney says he is going to run for governor in 2011. Gatewood Galbraith has filed a letter of intent with the state. He is a perennial gubernational candidate.
Lawyer's $1b fraud funded jet-set lifestyle (The New Zealand Herald)
A prominent lawyer who prosecutors say should spend 145 years behind bars for a giant fraud says envy of more successful colleagues and clients fuelled a mid-life crusade to build prestige and wealth by stealing hundreds of millions...
Attorney General appeals ruling on publicizing ethics complaints against state officials (The Patriot-News)
The state Attorney General's Office has appealed a federal judge's order that barred the Pennsylvania Ethics Commission from enforcing a ban on publicizing filings against state officials.
Madoff won't appeal 150-year sentence: lawyer (CBC.ca)
The lawyer for Bernie Madoff said Thursday that the disgraced financier won't appeal the 150-year prison sentence handed to him last week in New York City.
Lawyer's $1b fraud funded jet-set lifestyle (The New Zealand Herald)
A prominent lawyer who prosecutors say should spend 145 years behind bars for a giant fraud says envy of more successful colleagues and clients fuelled a mid-life crusade to build prestige and wealth by stealing hundreds of millions of dollars.
New York Attorney General Sues Tagged.com (New York Times)
Turns out our recent story on the spammy social network Tagged.com had a fan — Andrew Cuomo, New York’s attorney general. Mr. Cuomo has announced he intends to sue the company “for deceptive e-mail marketing practices and invasion of privacy,” according to a statement put out by his office today.
Key Nigerian militant accepts govt amnesty: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A key militant in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta detained since September 2007 has accepted President Umaru Yar'Adua recent offer of unconditional amnesty, his lawyer said on Thursday.
Nigerian Militant Okah May Be Freed By Weekend - Attorney (Nasdaq)
IBADAN, Nigeria -(Dow Jones)- Nigerian militant leader Henry Okah, who has been in detention for almost two years, may be released as early as this weekend after accepting President Umaru Yar'Adua's offer of an unconditional amnesty, Okah's attorney said Friday.
Blago lawyer rips former chief of staff (Chicago Sun-Times)
An attorney for Rod Blagojevich on Thursday lashed out at his client's former chief of staff, who a day earlier pleaded guilty to corruption and vowed to testify against the ex-governor. Veteran defense lawyer Samuel Adam called allegations made by John Harris "fiction" and accused Harris of saying whatever it took to get a break in prison time. "All he's doing right now is trying to make up ...
District Attorney contenders trade jabs: Aborn slams Snyder for accepting support of Etan Patz's dad (New York Daily News)
Manhattan District Attorney candidate Richard Aborn slammed rival Leslie Crocker Snyder yesterday for accepting an endorsement from the distraught father of a missing child.
Lawyer: Obama artist makes plea deal in Mass. case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer says the artist who created the "Hope" poster of President Barack Obama will plead guilty to some of the vandalism charges he faces in Boston, while other charges will be dropped.
Lawyer: Obama artist makes plea deal in Mass. case (USA Today)
A lawyer says the artist who created the "Hope" poster of President Obama will plead guilty to some of the vandalism charges he faces in Boston, while other charges will be dropped.
Von Brunn Still Bedridden, Attorney Says (Washington Post)
James W. von Brunn, the suspect in last month's deadly shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, is still bedridden and unable to appear in court, his attorney told a federal judge today.
Bullitt lawyer enters state Senate race (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Shepherdsville lawyer John E. Spainhour is the first Bullitt County resident to enter the District 20 state Senate race.
Suffolk County attorney wants comptroller included in probe (Newsday)
Suffolk's County Attorney Christine Malafi shot back at Comptroller Joseph Sawicki for seeking a prosecutor's probe over what he called the use of public money on a "private lawsuit" for two top police officials over their ouster from police unions.
Saying Goodbye to Ex-City Attorney Delgadillo (KCET Los Angeles)
He's out of office now, replaced by Carmen Trutanich, but the L.A. Weekly kicks Rocky Delgadillo on his way out the door. They sum up his years of city service as a "too-clever-by-half, look-for-the-loophole style." But it's not that the Weekly , or the city, doesn't have reason to be disappointed. As discussed earlier here at City of Angles, Delgadillo tried to stuff the city attorney's office ...
Lawyer: Leader of Nigerian militants accepts amnesty offer (CNN)
The imprisoned leader of the Nigerian militant group MEND has accepted an unconditional amnesty offer from the government, his lawyer said Friday.
Request for state's attorney probe sent to new judge (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK - A political rival’s call for an investigation of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi will be heard by the same judge that is handling a similar request from his former secretary.
ND university system hiring another lawyer (The Fargo Forum)
  BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota university system's central office is hiring another lawyer, although some board members say the move is taking place too soon.   Huge Economic Booster Vacation Sale!! Limited Time Offer!! Save up to $200 WHITE BIRCH RESORT - Ends Sep 9, 2009
North Dakota university system hiring another lawyer (The Fargo Forum)
  BISMARCK - The North Dakota university system's central office is hiring another lawyer, although some board members say the move is taking place too soon.   McDONALD LAKE CLOSE-OUT! NATERRA LAND OF MINNESOTA-Tim Meierding - Ends Jul 31, 2009
Hagan looks to split U.S. attorney job (WRAL.com Raleigh)
U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan on Friday submitted three names to President Barack Obama for U.S. attorney in the federal court system's Eastern District of North Carolina.
Report: Top Bush officials including ex-attorney general, CIA chief snubbed wiretapping review (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Former Attorney General John Ashcroft and ex-CIA Director George Tenet are among the Bush administration officials who refused to be interviewed for a government report on the warrantless wiretapping program.
Attorney for accused in Pitino extortion case wants to leave (USA Today)
The attorney for a woman accused of trying to extort millions of dollars from Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino wants out of the case, saying "irreconcilable differences" have arisen with his client.
Chicago lawyer convicted in Refco fraud (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Chicago lawyer has been convicted in New York of conspiracy in a huge fraud at commodities brokerage giant Refco Inc.
Chicago lawyer convicted in Refco fraud (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A Chicago lawyer has been convicted in New York of conspiracy in a huge fraud at commodities brokerage giant Refco Inc. Lawyer Joseph P. Collins was convicted Friday of conspiracy and four other charges in Refco's $2.4 billion corporate fraud.
Obama picks SD senator's son as US attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
President Barack Obama nominated Brendan Johnson, the 34-year-old son of Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., on Friday to serve as U.S. attorney for South Dakota.
Attorney Freed After Being Jailed 14 Years for Contempt in Divorce Case (Law.com)
A Pennsylvania attorney who was released from prison Friday after serving the longest imprisonment on a civil contempt charge in U.S. history said judges have too much discretion in cases like his. "If I had been convicted of murder ... I would have been out in half the time," H. Beatty Chadwick said. A judge ordered Chadwick's release more than 14 years after he was jailed for refusing to turn ...
Former Refco Lawyer Collins Convicted in $2.4 Billion Fraud (Bloomberg)
July 11 (Bloomberg) -- Joseph Collins , Refco Inc. ’s former outside lawyer, was convicted by a federal jury of helping Chief Executive Officer Phillip Bennett and other executives defraud investors of $2.4 billion.
Bad rap for Remy Ma's lawyer in ripping off the Feds case (New York Daily News)
Jailed rapper Remy Ma's defense lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to ripping off the government. Ivan Fisher, 65, admitted to a tax code violation for failing to pay $52,000 in withholding taxes on his employees' wages.
Former Refco Lawyer Convicted of Fraud (New York Times)
A former lawyer for the collapsed commodities broker Refco Finance Holdings was found guilty of securities fraud and conspiracy in a partial verdict.
Former Napolitano aide gets Obama's nod for U.S. attorney (The Arizona Republic)
President Barack Obama on Friday announced his intent to nominate former Gov. Janet Napolitano's former chief of staff for the post of Arizona U.S. Attorney.
Columbus man nominated for U.S. attorney post (The Columbus Dispatch)
WASHINGTON -- The White House announced last night that President Barack Obama will nominate Carter M. Stewart of Columbus as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Ohio.
Attorney says Danville murder trial will be continued (The Champaign News-Gazette)
DANVILLE – Alexis Brigham was scheduled to stand trial next week for the July 2008 murder of a Danville man, but the trial will be continued, his attorney said Friday. Prosecutors are moving to amend one of the charges, saying that Brigham personally discharged a firearm, which caused the death of Zellner D. Brown IV.
Va. lawyer convicted in NH child support case (Boston Globe)
A Virginia lawyer has been convicted of failing to pay about a half million dollars in child support in New Hampshire over the last seven years.
Va. lawyer convicted in NH child support case (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - July 11, 2009 9:05 AM ET CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A Virginia lawyer has been convicted of failing to pay about a half million dollars in child support in New Hampshire over the...
Attorney: Dad facing assault charges, was defending daughter (The Newark Post)
The father of a 17-year-old girl has been charged with multiple offenses in the assault of a male, who was at his home. However, an attorney for the man claims he believed he needed to defend his daughter, who was not comfortable with the individual being in the residence.
Fort Smith Attorney Casts Hat In Ring For School Board Seat (Times Record)
Phil Milligan, Fort Smith attorney, announced his candidacy Friday for the District 3 Fort Smith School Board position in the Sept. 15 school elections.
Obama nominates Nakakuni as U.S. attorney for Hawaii (Honolulu Advertiser)
Longtime Hawai'i federal prosecutor Florence Nakakuni has been nominated by President Obama to serve as the first-ever female U.S. attorney here. Nakakuni, 57, has been an assistant U.S. attorney in Hawai'i for 24 years and now serves as chief of the Drug and Organized Crime section of the office.
Lawyer Is Released After Serving Over 14 Years on Civil Contempt Charge (New York Times)
The lawyer, H. Beatty Chadwick, was jailed in April 1995 for refusing to turn over millions of dollars in a bitter divorce battle.
US attorney general mulls appointing 'torture prosecutor' (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Eric Holder is mulling appointing a criminal prosecutor to probe if CIA personnel tortured terrorism suspects after the September 11, 2001 attacks, according to a newspaper.
Attorney General May Call for Interrogation Inquiry (New York Times)
The attorney general is considering assigning a prosecutor to investigate whether government personnel tortured terrorism suspects after 9/11, an official said.
Hughes will run at chance to be lawyer (The Augusta Chronicle)
It wasn't until a coach asked Ivana Hughes about her future that she considered trying to run track in college. The Evans High School graduate knew she wanted to be a lawyer. She is a fan of whodunit shows such as CSI , NCIS and Law and Order.