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Tough Questions for Government in Attorney Money-Laundering Case (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
There appeared to be little love Wednesday on the 11th Circuit for a money-laundering case against prominent Miami attorney Ben Kuehne and two Colombians charged with funneling drug money to the U.S. to pay the legal bills of Medellin drug kingpin Fabio Ochoa.
Attorney to sue state over youth counselor's slaying (The Buffalo News)
LOCKPORT--An attorney for the family of slain youth counselor Renee
Md. attorney general moves for more EdF hearings (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Maryland's attorney general on Thursday requested more hearings on Constellation Energy's proposed sale of nearly half of its nuclear energy business to France's EdF.
No plea in Mancuso asbestos case, attorney says (The Observer-Dispatch)
An attorney for one of the Mancuso brothers accused in an asbestos removal cover-up conspiracy has said that his client will not be pleading guilty in the case, according to court papers.
Judge to lawyer: Dress well in court (USA Today)
A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday threw out a complaint by a lawyer alleging a constitutional right to wear jeans and a baseball hat in a courtroom.
Panel OKs U.S. attorney nomination (Courier-Post)
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of former Justice Department lawyer Paul J. Fishman to be the next U.S. Attorney for New Jersey.
Lawyer: Sept. 11 conspirator deserves new trial (AP via Yahoo! News)
Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui's guilty plea was invalid because he was denied potentially helpful evidence and the right to choose his own counsel, his lawyer told a federal appeals court Friday.
Lawyer: Sept. 11 Conspirator Deserves New Trial (ABC News)
Lawyer to federal court: Sept. 11 terror conspirator was denied evidence, deserves new trial
Concerns pour in to 10 On Your Side about bankruptcy attorney (WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke)
10 On Your Side has a link to take you to a page to file a formal complaint against Roanoke bankruptcy attorney, Ann Marie Miller.
Attorney seeks new competency check (Tri-City Herald)
The defense attorney for a suspect accused in a fatal Pasco shooting wants his client's compete
Lawyer: Jaycee Dugard would testify against captors (CNN)
Jaycee Dugard will testify against the couple that allegedly held her captive in an elaborate compound hidden in their backyard for 18 years if there is a trial, a lawyer for her family said at a news conference Thursday.
Ohio attorney general to probe county auditor in Cleveland; also center of fed investigation (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
CLEVELAND - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray will conduct a special investigation of a top political leader's work setting property values in the state's most populous county.
Detention for lawyer who stole from firm (The New Zealand Herald)
The immigration lawyer who helped entertainer Michael Barrymore get New Zealand residency has escaped a jail term after stealing money from the clients of a top law firm.Richard James Martin, 44, was sentenced to five months'...
Lawyer: Sept. 11 conspirator deserves new trial (AP via Yahoo! News)
Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui's guilty plea was invalid because he was denied potentially helpful evidence and was restricted in choosing his own counsel, his lawyer told a federal appeals court Friday.
Attorney: Anti-Iraq officer resigning from Army (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney says the first commissioned officer to be court-martialed for refusing to go to Iraq will be allowed to resign from the service.
Disciplinary Office Locks Disbarred Attorney Out of His Office (Law.com)
For the first time in 20 years, a Pennsylvania disciplinary office has had to take drastic measures to ensure a disbarred attorney finally gives up the practice of law. After five years of suspensions, and then disbarment in August 2008, Allen Feingold continued to practice law and failed to notify clients of his disbarment, according to orders in the case. This month, a judge in the case ...
District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett off fatal crash case (Boston Herald)
Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett - under fire from the grieving father of a Marblehead teen struck down in a tragic car accident - recused his office from investigating...
Pakistan adjourns Mumbai attack hearing: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Pakistani court on Saturday adjourned until October 3 a hearing for seven suspects accused by India of carrying out the Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people, a lawyer said.
Richard Callahan nominated to be U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Cole County Circuit Court Judge Richard Callahan listens to arguments in his Jefferson City, Mo. courtroom. Callahan was nominated Friday by President Barack Obama to be the next U.S. attorney in eastern Missouri.
Home again for once-ousted U.S. attorney (Las Vegas Sun)
Daniel Bogden was confirmed Sept. 15 by the Senate to become the U.S. attorney in Nevada. He plans to be sworn in Thursday at ceremony in Reno. Then he will move to Las Vegas and resume the job as the senior federal law-enforcement officer in the state. He will manage an office with 52 assistant prosecutors that ferrets out drug, gang and violent crimes, illegal immigration and financial and ...
Lawyer says Dugard knows she may have to face suspects (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Jaycee Lee Dugard, the South Lake Tahoe girl kidnapped in 1991 and found in August, might be able to avoid facing her alleged captors for a longer period of time under a California law that would allow a police officer to testify for her at a preliminary hearing, her lawyer said Thursday.
MPs' expenses: Michael Gove hired Diana's divorce lawyer over expenses story (Daily Telegraph)
Michael Gove the shadow schools secretary hired Diana Princess of Wales's divorce lawyer to warn off The Daily Telegraph from publishing a story about his expenses.
Defendant in Maine machete attack given new lawyer (Boston Globe)
A Maine judge has granted a request for a new lawyer for a 19-year-old Augusta man charged in a home invasion and machete attack in Pittston.
Attorney resolves civil contempt charge (The Indianapolis Star)
Richmond -- Wayne Superior Court Judge Gregory Horn on Friday accepted Indianapolis attorney Sarah Nagy's offer of a donation and community service to resolve a civil contempt-of-court case against her.
Attorney seeking House seat (Paris Express)
Paris attorney David L. Rush announced last week that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the District 84 seat in the state House of Representatives.
Attorney Status Review Planned (The Ponca City News)
NEWKIRK — An attorney status review is set for Charles T. Dummer, 50, Ponca City, in Kay County District Court on Sept. 29. Dummer was arrested by Ponca City police on Sept. 5 in the 200 block of East Overbrook and later charged with a felony count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Dan Bogden returns to U.S. Attorney's job without a clear idea why Bush team fired him (Reno Gazette-Journal)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Daniel Bogden never really got a good answer why President George W. Bush fired him from his post as U.S. attorney for Nevada in 2006. But it doesn't matter to Bogden anymore. He's got his old job back.
Manohara's lawyer seeks to withdraw (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian lawyer appointed by the wife and mother-in-law of Tengku Temenggong Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Sultan Ismail Petra has applied to withdraw from representing them.
Machete Attack Defendant Granted New Lawyer (WMTW Auburn)
A judge approves a new court-appointed lawyer for a man charged with weilding a machete during a home invasion.
Former Great Falls lawyer Cotter nominated for Montana U.S. Attorney (Great Falls Tribune)
Longtime Great Falls lawyer Michael W. Cotter was nominated Friday to be U.S. Attorney — Montana's chief federal prosecutor.
Gitmo delay no surprise to Khadr lawyer (CBC.ca)
The lawyer for Omar Khadr, the only Western citizen still behind bars at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, said Saturday he is not surprised at the news the military prison may not close by the deadline set by U.S. President Barack Obama.
Attorney: No evidence of bomb-making by suspect (AP via Yahoo! News)
Claims that an Afghan immigrant was on the verge of unleashing a terrorist attack on New York City on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks are missing a key element: explosives or the chemicals allegedly used to make them, the man's attorney said.
Lawyer urges judge to open CIA tapes inquiry (Tiscali)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for a group of terrorism suspects held by the United States told a court on Friday that trusting the Justice Department with an inquiry into the CIA’s destruction of interrogation tapes would amount to putting the fox in charge of the hen house.
Lawyer: Oversight could mean big problems (The Tribune-Democrat)
EBENSBURG — Kidding aside, the dilemma Frank and Betty Skrout find themselves in could have a serious impact in years to come, said a Johnstown lawyer who regularly works with marriage and divorce.
Winnetka attorney Bill Cadigan enters GOP race for Kirk seat (Daily Herald)
Citing the need to eliminate the culture of corruption in Illinois and provide a stable voice on health care reform and economic issues, Winnetka attorney Bill Cadigan on Saturday became the eighth candidate to jump into the race for the 10th District Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Mark Kirk.
Lawyer: Sept. 11 conspirator deserves new trial (Journal Inquirer)
RICHMOND, Va. — A lawyer for Zacarias Moussaoui has told a federal appeals court in Virginia that the Sept. 11 conspirator is entitled to a new trial.
Retiring attorney for PSC leaves a remarkable legacy (The News Journal)
Anyone who works around James Geddes is familiar with his sharp wit and snappy suspenders. But they know the real trademark of the longtime Public Service Commission attorney is being exceptionally well-prepared.
Fund trustees junk 'ridiculous' offer from private lawyer (Saipan Tribune)
The Retirement Fund's board of trustees turned down a proposal from a private lawyer who wants to become part of the agency's negotiating panel in its discussion with the administration on how to settle the government's $231 million arrears.
Attorney files brief suggesting client is incompetent (Stephenville Empire-Tribune)
Local defense attorney Michael Nicholls Pugh filed a brief late Tuesday suggesting that his client, Michael Lawrance Kozelka, is incompetent to stand trial.
Lawyer to Lacson: So sue me (The Daily Tribune)
A lawyer for a witness in the celebrated Dacer-Corbito twin slays yesterday laughed off the disbarment case that Sen. Panfilo Lacson, main suspect in the case, would file against him, saying "it is about time" the issue was threshed out in a proper forum.
Former deputy county attorney arrested for smuggling drugs to prisoner (Eastern Arizona Courier)
Former Graham County Deputy County Attorney David Paul De Costa, 42, of Tempe was arrested after police say he transferred drugs to a prisoner.
Attorney argues 'double jeopardy' (The Hawk Eye)
Marquis Rashad Jones' new court appointed attorney said Des Moines County prosecutors violated due process rules as well as his client's constitutional right to be protected from double jeopardy when prosecutors decided to recharge him for a crime he already was sentenced on.
Visiting Lawyer Program offered to veterans (Saugus Advertiser)
  The Massachusetts Bar Association has added a new layer to its Serving Our Veterans in the Law initiative — a free Visiting Lawyer Program that will be offered to Essex County veterans.
US attorney ousted in 2006 returning to Nevada job (AP via Yahoo! News)
Daniel Bogden never really got a good answer why President George W. Bush fired him from his post as U.S. attorney for Nevada in 2006. But it doesn't matter to Bogden anymore. He's got his old job back.
US attorney ousted in 2006 returning to Nevada job (KMIR 6 Palm Springs)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Daniel Bogden isn't looking back on his 2006 ouster now that he's returning to his old job as U.S. attorney for Nevada. He says he won't dwell in the past.
US attorney ousted in 2006 returning to Nevada job (Boston Globe)
Daniel Bogden isn't looking back on his 2006 ouster now that he's returning to his old job as U.S. attorney for Nevada.
US attorney ousted in 2006 returning to Nevada job (San Francisco Chronicle)
Daniel Bogden never really got a good answer why President George W. Bush fired him from his post as U.S. attorney for Nevada in 2006. But it doesn't matter to Bogden anymore. He's got his old job back. "It's my decision to move forward as U.S. attorney and... Sponsored Topics: George W. Bush - United States Attorney - Daniel Bogden - Nevada - US
Attorney: Oklahoma City bomb tapes appear edited (AP via Yahoo! News)
Long-secret security tapes showing the chaos immediately after the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building are blank in the minutes before the blast and appear to have been edited, an attorney who obtained the recordings said Sunday.
Council selects attorney to fill Semeraro's term (The Record and Herald News)
WAYNE – Following the resignation of Mark Semeraro as township attorney, Matthew Giacobbe has been selected to fill the position. Semeraro left earlier this month after experiencing personal legal troubles.
Attorney General’s office says Iowa City shooting was justified (The Gazette)
Credible eyewitness statements and physical evidence show that a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy was justified in shooting an Iowa City man who had stabbed another man, an investigation has concluded. Thomas H. Miller, deputy attorney general for Iowa, released on Friday a report of his investigation into a shooting incident from July 24. On that night, John [...]