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Conviction of Berlusconi-linked lawyer upheld (AP via Yahoo! News)
An appeals court has upheld the conviction of British lawyer David Mills for accepting a bribe to lie in court to protect Silvio Berlusconi.
Lawyer: No evidence Mich. teen killed homeless men (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a Michigan teenager says there is reasonable doubt whether his client participated in the fatal beatings of two homeless men.
Attorney: Mich. teen's `confession' to fatal beating of homeless man was confused, jumbled (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
PONTIAC, Mich. - A defense attorney says a "jumbled" police interview elicited an apparent confession from a Michigan teenager accused of helping beat a homeless man to death.
Rajaratnam’s Lawyer Dowd Represented McCain, Baseball (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- John M. Dowd , the new criminal- defense lawyer for Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam , made his reputation outside the courtroom as much as in it.
Lawyer says client arrested with UConn football player's stabbing (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada Sports)
STORRS, Conn. - A defence lawyer says his client has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a University of Connecticut football player.
Attorney General Announce Arrests Of Gang Members (News Channel 5 Nashville)
The attorney general announced several arrests in a racketeering case against a gang called the Vice Lords.
Attorney: San Jose student hit by police at fault (Channel 8 San Diego)
Associated Press - October 27, 2009 12:24 PM ET SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The attorney for a police officer captured on video striking an unarmed San Jose State University student with a baton...
Italy backs conviction of Berlusconi-linked lawyer (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
An Italian appeals court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of British lawyer David Mills, who was found to have accepted a bribe to lie in court to protect Silvio Berlusconi.
Attorney: Student hit by Calif. police at fault (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for a police officer shown on video striking an unarmed San Jose State University student with a baton says the student was to blame for the incident.
Attorney: San Jose student hit by police at fault (CBS 47 Fresno)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The attorney for a police officer captured on video striking an unarmed San Jose State University student with a baton says the student was to blame for the incident. Terry Bowman, who represents Officer Kenneth Siegel, says 20-year-old Phuong Ho was being "combative and noncompliant" when they attempted to take him into custody. The video, recorded by Ho's roommate on a ...
J&J Fired Whistleblower Over Risperdal Marketing, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceutica unit fired a sales representative who blew the whistle on promotions of its antipsychotic drug Risperdal for uses not approved by regulators, her lawyer told a jury today.
Attorney: San Jose student hit by police at fault (San Diego Union-Tribune)
The attorney for a police officer captured on video striking an unarmed San Jose State University student with a baton says the student was to blame for the incident.
BLOTTER: Liberia's Taylor Railroaded by 'Racist' Tribunal, Says Lawyer (ABC News)
The lawyer for the African despot accused of financing rape and pillage with stolen diamonds, has blasted the War Crimes Tribunal where his client stands trial as "racist," and a tool of American foreign policy.
Attorney Says SJ Student Hit By Police At Fault (CBS 5 Bay Area)
The attorney for a police officer captured on video striking an unarmed San Jose State University student with a baton said the student was to blame for the incident.
Defense attorney says his client is charged with murder in stabbing of UConn football player (The Morning Call)
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A defense attorney on Tuesday said his client had been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a University of Connecticut football player outside a school dance.
Fed court: No drug money case against Fla. lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
In a first of its kind ruling, a federal appeals panel has sided with a prominent Miami defense lawyer who was accused of a crime for giving advice to attorneys for an accused Medellin cocaine cartel kingpin.
Lawyer: Client charged with murder of U-Conn. player (Washington Post)
STORRS, Conn. -- Police charged a 21-year-old man with murder Tuesday in the stabbing death of a University of Connecticut football player outside a school-sanctioned dance, where the suspect's lawyer says he was just trying to break up a fight.
Dead in Reported Suicide, Attorney Faced SEC Complaint Over Leak of Law Firm Data (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Attorney Gil I. Cornblum, who killed himself Monday in Canada, had leaked insider information while an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell and later as a partner at Dorsey & Whitney, according to a complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission late Tuesday.
Friend of Lawyer Who Killed Himself Pleads Guilty (New York Times)
The longtime friend of a Canadian lawyer who was found dead this week after he was accused of insider trading has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud. Authorities say the insider trading scheme earned $10 million in profits.
Lawyer: Suicide of abused girl’s father “an admission of guilt” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The lawyer for the stepmother of Charleeni Ferreira - the 10-year old girl who authorities alleged was tortured to death by her parents - said this morning that she was innocent and that the suicide of the girl's father could be interpreted as "an admission of guilt."
Manchester attorney to plead in $2.3 million fraud (Boston Globe)
A once prominent Manchester attorney is expected to plead guilty next month to federal charges that he bilked a client of more than $2.3 million.
Lawyer: MGH Attacker Had No History Of Violence (WBZ Boston)
The Reading man accused of stabbing a doctor in Boston before he was shot to death Tuesday was a married father of four who had no history of violence, according to his lawyer.
Prominent attorney's son arrested (WPTV West Palm Beach)
Martin Co. Sheriff's deputies say Kobie Gary, son of prominent attorney Willie Gary has been arrested in connection with a marijuana grow house.
Lawyer pleads guilty to $9M insider trading scheme (CBC Toronto)
A former Toronto lawyer has pleaded guilty in an insider trading scheme that the Ontario Securities Commission alleges netted the man and his partner more than $9 million US over 14 years.
Attorney Arraigned in Adoption Scam (WCBS 880 New York)
Prosecutors have filed additional charges against a New York attorney accused of running a multistate adoption scam. READ MORE >>
Lenexa attorney pleads guilty to preparing false tax returns (The Kansas City Star)
A Lenexa attorney has pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of preparing false tax returns. Prosecutors plan to ask a judge to sentence Scott L. Ruther, 49, to four years in a federal prison.
Safford Council deadlocks on motion to advertise for city attorney (Eastern Arizona Courier)
It has been nearly 1-1/2 years since Phoenix attorney William J. Sims III was appointed as Safford's interim city attorney, and at least three Safford City Council members want to keep the status quo.
Defense attorney: Langford is generous, shopaholic (NBC 13 Birmingham)
Defense attorney Michael Rasmussen described Larry Langford as a generous man with a bad spending problem.
Panel: Lawyer Stefani gave false testimony (Detroit Free Press)
A state Attorney Discipline Board panel says that police whistle-blower lawyer Mike Stefani gave false testimony this summer at a misconduct hearing involving another lawyer in the text-message scandal.
Former securities lawyer pleads guilty to criminal insider trading charges (Investment Executive)
A former securities lawyer has pled guilty to a $9-million insider trading scheme, the police and Ontario securities regulator said Tuesday. Stanko Grmovsek entered the plea related to his involvement after turning himself in to police on Monday.
Govt biased, unfair, claims ex-PM's lawyer (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
The lawyer of fugitive ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra issued a statement yesterday accusing the government of being biased and of politically persecuting Thaksin by making moves to strip him of his police rank and royal decorations.
Attorney: Stepmom Not Responsible for Phila. Girl's Death (KYW News Radio 1060)
The attorney for a woman charged in what Philadelphia authorities have called the "torture-abuse" death of 10-year-old Charlenni Ferreira (left) says the suicide of the victim's father can only be interpreted as a sign of remorse and probably an admission of guilt.
Three Lawyers On Short List For U.S. Attorney For Oregon (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
Three lawyers have been chosen as finalists for the job of U.S. Attorney for Oregon. The short list now goes to the White House.
Police: SC state attorney caught with stripper (AP via Yahoo! News)
A deputy assistant attorney general who said he was on his lunch break when an officer found him with a stripper and sex toys in his sport utility vehicle has been fired, his boss said Wednesday.
US man in Denmark cartoon attack plot was 'duped': lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Chicago man accused of helping to plot an attack on a Danish newspaper that published incendiary cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed was "duped" by a friend, his lawyer told a judge Wednesday.
Lawyer: Woman in sex-for-tix case has Phils fever (AP via Yahoo! Sports)
A lawyer for a Philadelphia woman charged with offering sex for World Series tickets says she is "a nice lady overcome with Phillies fever." Lawyer William J. Brennan says Susan Finkelstein might have dropped double entendres in her Craigslist ad but never explicitly offered sex. Brennan says the 43-year-old University of Pennsylvania graduate student wanted to take her husband to a game...
Lawyer: Woman in sex-for-tix case has Phils fever (USA Today)
A lawyer for a Philadelphia woman charged with offering sex for World Series tickets says she is "a nice lady overcome with Phillies fever."
First openly gay US attorney begins job in Wash. (AP via Yahoo! News)
The new top federal prosecutor in Seattle knows the significance her role carries for many people: She's apparently the nation's first openly gay U.S. attorney.
Lawyer Indicted on 69 Counts in Alleged Adoption Scheme (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A New York lawyer who claims that his experience as an adopted child inspired him to help would-be parents has been indicted on charges that he stole more than $300,000 from couples looking to adopt by promising them children who "did not exist."
Zimbabwe Deports United Nations’ Nowak, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Zimbabwean authorities today deported Manfred Nowak , the United Nations ’ special rapporteur on torture, a lawyer who witnessed the deportation said.
Terror suspect duped by friend, lawyer says (Chicago Sun-Times)
A North Side businessman accused of aiding a friend's scheme to assassinate a Danish cartoonist isn't an accomplice in an international terror plot -- he's a dupe, his lawyer said Wednesday. Patrick Blegen, lawyer for Tahawwur Rana, said the government doesn't have evidence that the Chicago businessman knew a friend was plotting to blow up a newspaper office in Denmark or kill the cartoonist ...
S.C. state attorney fired after stripper incident (MSNBC)
A deputy assistant attorney general who said he was on his lunch break when an officer found him with a stripper and sex toys in his sport utility vehicle has been fired.
Attorney: Actions of guard during MGH stabbing 'too rash' (Boston Herald)
An attorney for the man gunned down by an off-duty private security officer at a Boston psychiatric clinic Tuesday said today he has "serious reservations" about...
Obama restores intelligence board's power to alert attorney general to potential crimes (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has restored an independent intelligence advisory board's authority to tell the attorney general if it thinks an intelligence agency has broken the law.
Princess Bea's ex leaves lawyer in lurch (Gold Coast News)
AMERICAN playboy Paulo Liuzzo, former boyfriend of Princess Beatrice, left his Gold Coast lawyer in the lurch after failing to appear in Southport Magistrates Court yesterday.
Lawyer hopes to return $1.5B to Stanford investors (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - October 29, 2009 12:45 PM ET DALLAS (AP) - The lawyer charged with tracking down money lost in R. Allen Stanford's alleged Ponzi scheme says he hopes to gain control of more...
Lawyer hopes to return $1.5B to Stanford investors (Boston Herald)
DALLAS - The lawyer charged with tracking down money lost in R. Allen Stanford's alleged Ponzi scheme says he hopes to gain control of more than $1.5 billion to return...
Missouri attorney general appeals Arrow Rock hog farm ruling (The Springfield News-Leader)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is appealing a trial court ruling that blocked a proposed hog farm from locating near Arrow Rock.
HYPETube: Attorney, fitness instructor and father (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Interview with Rusty McGuire, attorney, fitness guru and father.
Lawyer wants $1.5B for Stanford investors (ABC 13 Houston)
The lawyer charged with tracking down money lost in what authorities call R. Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme says he hopes to gain control of more than $1.5 billion to return to jilted investors