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Attorney gets probation for shoving DJ wife in Chester Twp. (Daily Record)
Attorney John Paragano believed a fine and community service was adequate punishment for shoving his estranged wife at their former Chester Township home, but a judge Friday placed him on probation for two years and ordered him to continue mental health counseling.
Lawyer: Stop accusing Thaksin (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
Wichit Plangsrisakul, a lawyer of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, warned groups, individuals and the media to stop defaming Thaksin or face defamation charges.
Obama lawyer stepping down (New York Post)
The White House's top lawyer, Greg Craig, is returning to private practice. Dogged by talk that Obama's promise to close the Guantanamo Bay military prison by January had gone awry under his leadership, Craig's fate was settled yesterday when the ...
Riley dumps Dubay as township attorney (The Armada Times)
After 25 years of service, and with no notification, James Dubay was replaced as Riley Township attorney Oct. 3 night. Robert Vickery, township resident and attorney, was approved by the board as his replacement effective immediately.
Prosecuting Attorney's office probes for more info (Rexburg Standard Journal)
REXBURG -- The Madison County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has drafted an official response to a recent accusation of Open Meeting Law violations by the Rexburg City Council.
Boxes of medical files found abandoned in South Bend :Indiana attorney general's office investigating. (South Bend Tribune)
SOUTH BEND - An agent with the Indiana attorney general's office removed 21 boxes of medical records from a downtown office building Friday that contain the personal information of hundreds of local people.
Zsa Zsa's Lawyer: Tax Bill Is Madoff's Fault (1010 WINS New York)
Zsa Zsa Gabor's lawyer blames convicted swindler Bernard Madoff for a hefty tax bill owed by his client. According to documents obtained by The Associated Press on Friday, the Internal Revenue Service filed a lien of more than $118,000 for the years 2001 and 2002 against the 92-year-old actress on Oct. 5 in the Los Angeles County Recorder of Deeds.
Conneaut councilman alleges misuse of personal information by accuser’s attorney (Star Beacon)
A Conneaut council embroiled in a blog-based dispute says the attorney of his accuser has improperly disseminated personal information secured through court action.
WLocks family asks state’s attorney to reopen son’s case (Journal Inquirer)
WINDSOR LOCKS — Members of a local family says they’ve found new evidence that their son’s death 26 years ago was a homicide, and are asking the state’s attorney’s office to reopen the investigation.
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in (Telluride Daily Planet)
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As she’s carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
Bush Attorney General: 9/11 Trial Offers Jihadists Platform (Fox News)
Michael Mukasey, the final attorney general in the Bush administration, defended military tribunals, asserting that they were created for this kind of case and noting that they were used during and after World War II.
Lawyer: Natural life sentence a better deterrent (The New Straits Times)
BANGI: A lawyer has suggested that the death penalty be abolished, as it does not seem to be an effective deterrent. M.M. Athimulan said a better deterrent would be natural life imprisonment.
Scott Rothstein: Lawyer's spending took off in 2005 (Sun-Sentinel)
Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein's ambition became apparent in 2005 as he set out to conquer South Florida's social, political and business worlds. That's the year federal agents say the flamboyant, hard-nosed lawyer embarked on what became a $1 billion Ponzi scheme that he used to finance an audacious rich-man's lifestyle.
Lawyer: Natural life sentence a better deterrent (The New Straits Times)
BANGI: A lawyer has suggested that the death penalty be abolished, as it does not seem to be an effective deterrent.
CHARLES SOBHRAJ COULD BE OUT OF JAIL IN FEBRUARY - LAWYER (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
NEW DELHI, Nov 15 (Bernama) -- Notorious French serial killer Charles Sobhraj, serving time in a Kathmandu prison for the murder of two western holidaymakers, could be out of jail in February, his lawyer said.
Defender to take on prosecutor's role as state's attorney (Evansville Courier & Press)
FAIRFIELD, Ill. —The Wayne County Board has approved Fairfield attorney David M. Williams as the county's new state's attorney.Williams has been a practicing attorney since 1974, and most recently served as the county's public defender. He replaces Kevin C. Kakac who accepted a position as corporate counsel for Peoples National Bank at their corporate headquarters in Mount Vernon.Williams takes ...
U.S. Attorney General honors Ralston grad (Ralston Recorder)
Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci Post Whelan, 1984 RHS graduate, recently received one of the most prestigious honors awarded by the U.S. Attorney General’s Office.
Riley dumps Dubay as township attorney (The Armada Times)
After 25 years of service, and with no notification, James Dubay was replaced as Riley Township attorney Oct. 3 night. Robert Vickery, township resident and attorney, was approved by the board as his replacement effective immediately.
Nancy Garrido, a suspect in the Jaycee Dugard case, has a new lawyer (Reno Gazette-Journal)
PLACERVILLE, Calif. - Nancy Garrido, who's accused with her husband of kidnapping and imprisoning Jaycee Dugard, has a new lawyer. According to court documents, Judge Douglas Phimister named defense attorney Stephen A. Tapson as Garrido's court-appointed lawyer.
Pa.'s Attorney General Gets Candid About State Rep. Perzel (KYW News Radio 1060)
Attorney General Tom Corbett says a political near-death experience fueled former speaker and current state House member John Perzel’s abuse of technological resources resulting in criminal charges filed this past week against Perzel and nine others connected to the House Republican caucus.
Attorney general signals more under investigation (Jefferson City News Tribune)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri's attorney general is signaling that more St. Louis-area companies are under investigation for possible scams involving bogus vehicle warranties.
Church blast targets lawyer; motive unknown (Malaya)
A GRENADE exploded yesterday in front of the United Methodist Church on Kamuning road in Quezon City, injuring a lawyer and damaging parked cars. Chief Supt. Elmo San Diego, Quezon City police chief, said it appeared that the victim, Manuel San Diego, was the target of the attack.
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.
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in (Telluride Daily Planet)
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As she’s carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
FSU Attorney Appeals to NCAA (WCTV Tallahassee)
On Sunday, November 15th an attorney representing Florida State University appealed to the NCAA in Indianapolis about a vacation of wins penalty.
Judge Clay Land directs U.S. attorney to collected $20,000 sanctions from attorney Orly Taitz (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land directed the U.S. attorney to collect $20,000 in sanctions from “birther” attorney Orly Taitz the day after her deadline passed to pay the money.
Md. attorney plans book on executed DC sniper (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Baltimore attorney who became a confidant of executed D.C. sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad is writing a book about him.
Buried by evidence, Sica lawyer threatens to quit (Brisbane Times)
Lawyer representing accused triple murderer labels the case 'a fiasco'.
Sica's lawyer considering quitting (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
Brisbane lawyer Sam Di Carlo, acting for triple murder accused Max Sica, has threatened to quit the case.
ACA crucified hero plastic surgeon, says lawyer (Brisbane Times)
Bali bombings burns surgeon was "crucified" by current affairs show in its report Gold Coast metre maid's breast implants, says lawyer.
Berlusconi Willing to Attend Milan Tax Fraud Trial, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi offered to appear at a trial in Milan concerning alleged tax fraud at broadcaster Mediaset SpA, which he controls.
INTERVIEW - Ohio attorney general takes aim at Wall Street (Reuters via Yahoo! India News)
It is hard to believe that Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, with his state facing its own woes, would be hanging around Wall Street looking for a fight.
Sniper attorney plans tell-all book (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
BALTIMORE—A Baltimore attorney who became a confidant of executed D.C. sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad is writing a book about him. J. Wyndal Gordon volunteered as standby counsel during the 2006 trial in Virginia in which Muhammad represented himself. Gordon tells The Baltimore Sun yesterday that they forged a strong bond. He says Muhammad suggested the book.
City lawyer sees history, book idea in case of D.C. sniper (Baltimore Sun)
J. Wyndal Gordon plans to write a book about the D.C. sniper Minutes before convicted Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad was executed Tuesday night in Virginia, he said goodbye to a Baltimore lawyer who had become a trusted confidant.
Lawyer Plans To Write Book On DC Sniper (WUSA 9 Washington, D.C.)
Maryland lawyer plans to write a book about John Allen Muhammad.
Lawyer: client didn't make airport bomb threat (Boston Globe)
A Massachusetts man charged with calling in a bomb threat to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut is set to appear in a Springfield courtroom.
Updated: Lawyer Discusses Xbox Live Bans, Piracy, Three Strikes Laws, and More (AnandTech)
We chat about the latest legal copyright related controversies with a seasoned legal professional...
Disbarred Red Bank attorney sentenced to 7-year prison term (Asbury Park Press)
FREEHOLD — A disbarred Red Bank-based attorney who pleaded guilty to charges of misappropriating more than $200,000 from real estate escrow accounts has been sentenced to 7 years in state prison.
Attorney for fatal hit-and-run suspect says interrogation statements skewed (Stars and Stripes)
YOMITAN, Okinawa — The Japanese attorney representing a soldier being held in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident has asked prosecutors to require videotaping of any future questioning of the suspect.
Jackson city attorney appointed chairman (The Clarion-Ledger)
The Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions has selected Jackson City Attorney Pieter Teeuwissen to serve as its chairman.
Budget cuts worry Ky. attorney general (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Attorney General Jack Conway is warning that additional state budget cuts could lead to more job losses in his office.
Cocaine ring busted, attorney general says (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
State Attorney General Tom Corbett announced today that officials have broken up what they described as a $2.2 million cocaine ring based in the Monroeville area and operating around Allegheny County.
U.S. attorney worried about 4th Circuit (The Charlotte Observer)
George Holding, the Republican-appointed U.S. attorney for North Carolina's eastern district, e
'Birther' attorney rejects $20,000 sanction from judge (McClatchy Washington Bureau)
California attorney Orly Taitz, facing a $20,000 sanction from the federal judge presiding over the Mark Shelnutt trial, said on the payment's deadline that she had no intention of paying.
Lawyer for slain dancer Greene to review texts (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer for the family of slain stripper Tamara Greene will get to review 36 of the more than 600,000 text messages sent on City of Detroit-issued pagers to determine whether they will shed light on her 2003 killing, a federal judge ruled today.
In rebuff to city attorney, council committees support pot dispensaries (Los Angeles Times)
Rejecting advice that Los Angeles must ban sales, lawmakers endorse patients' cash contributions to outlets, which cannot make a profit. Two Los Angeles City Council committees rejected the advice of the city attorney and voted Monday to approve an ordinance that allows marijuana dispensaries to continue to sell the drug to people with a doctor's recommendation.
Scam callers claim to be with attorney general (The Columbus Dispatch)
Callers are posing as representatives of Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray's office and demanding personal information, that office said last week.
Hermitage Lawyer Dies in Moscow Jail, Russian Investigators Say (Bloomberg)
Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- A lawyer for Hermitage Capital Management died in a Moscow jail, almost a year after he was detained on charges related to the investment fund, Russian investigators said.
Hermitage Capital Lawyer Dies in Moscow Jail at 37 (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- A lawyer for Hermitage Capital Management died in a Moscow jail, almost a year after he was detained in relation to his work for the investment fund, Russian investigators said. He was 37.
Analysis: U.S. Attorney Buchanan takes a bow (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Ambitious and sincere, Mary Beth Buchanan clearly believed in every case that she pursued as U.S. attorney.