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Bank of America's ex-attorney Timothy Mayopoulos: I dont recall having role in Merrill Lynch bonuses (New York Daily News)
The former top attorney of Bank of America Corp. will testify to Congress Tuesday that he wasn't involved in crafting the bank's agreement to let Merrill Lynch pay billions of dollars in bonuses to its employees, before being abruptly fired last December.
NY lawyer in terror case ordered to prison (AP via Yahoo! News)
A federal appeals court has ordered a civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case to begin serving her prison sentence.
Lawyer: school superintendent will be vindicated (Boston Globe)
Milford Superintendent of Schools Harvey Polansky's lawyer says Polansky will be "totally vindicated" of sexual harassment allegations made by two female school principals.
Royce White attorney hopes for quick end to case (WKBT La Crosse)
Associated Press - November 17, 2009 11:04 AM ET EDINA, Minn. (AP) - An attorney for suspended Minnesota freshman Royce White says he hopes to resolve charges against White as soon as...
New York lawyer in terror case ordered to prison (USA Today)
A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered a disbarred civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case to go to prison and said a judge must consider whether her sentence of a little more than two years behind bars was too lenient.
US ex-lawyer in terror case ordered to prison (Boston Herald)
NEW YORK - A federal appeals court today ordered a disbarred civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case to go to prison and said a judge must consider whether her sentence...
Terrorist's lawyer Lynne Stewart ordered to jail immediately (Newsday)
A federal appeals court has ordered leftist Manhattan civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart to surrender and begin serving her sentence immediately on her 2005 conviction for shuttling messages from imprisoned terrorist Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman.
Attorney seeks end to case against Minn player (AP via Yahoo! Sports)
The attorney for suspended Minnesota freshman Royce White says he hopes to have the case resolved soon and indicated he may seek a plea bargain. White is charged with theft and fifth-degree assault after an October incident at the Mall of America. He is also under investigation following the alleged theft of a laptop computer on campus.
Lawyer for Investment Fund Dies in Russian Jail (International Herald Tribune)
A 37-year-old lawyer for Hermitage Capital Management died of toxic shock and heart failure in a pre-trial detention center Monday, Russia’s Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday.
Attorney General Says Sheriffs Can't Charge For Fingerprinting (WISC-TV Madison)
MADISON, Wis. -- Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said sheriffs departments can't charge suspects and job applicants for taking their fingerprints.
Prominent Defense Attorney Dies (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Des Moines attorney involved in many prominent criminal trials over the past 60 decades has died. Ray Rosenberg was 87 and died of heart failure.
Terror lawyer Lynne Stewart ordered to prison after conviction upheld (New York Post)
A federal appeals court today ordered a convicted terror-coddling civil rights lawyer to begin serving her prison sentence. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld Lynne Stewart's conviction upon announcing its ruling. Stewart, 69, was...
Lokuta attorney: Court aided and abetted Conahan, Ciavarella (The Citizens' Voice)
HARRISBURG - The prosecutors who brought misconduct charges against former Judge Ann H. Lokuta "allowed themselves to be an aider and abettor" of former Judges Michael T. Conahan and Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., ignoring complaints against Conahan while pressing an increasingly weakening case against Lokuta, her attorney George A. Michak said.
Attorney hoping Minnesota Golden Gophers Royce White's case resolved soon (ESPN)
The attorney for suspended Minnesota freshman Royce White says he hopes to have the case resolved soon and indicated he may seek a plea bargain.
NY ex-lawyer in terror case ordered to prison (AP via Yahoo! News)
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of a disbarred civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case, forcing her to surrender immediately and requiring a judge to consider whether her prison sentence of a little over two years was too lenient.
Obama tabs NC attorney to Federal Trade Commission (AP via Yahoo! News)
North Carolina's consumer protection chief for Attorney General Roy Cooper has been picked to join the Federal Trade Commission.
NY ex-lawyer ordered to prison in terror case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of a disbarred civil rights lawyer and ordered her to begin serving her sentence while a judge reconsiders whether he was too lenient in giving her more than two years in prison for passing information between suspected terrorists.
Hermitage Capital Lawyer Dies in Russian Jail (New York Times)
A 37-year-old Russian lawyer for an international investment fund, Hermitage Capital Management , died in a pretrial detention center on Monday, nearly a year after he was arrested in an escalating feud between the Russian authorities and the company, Russia’s Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday.
French academic's lawyer eyes acquittal at Tehran trial (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer of a French academic who appeared before an Iranian court in connection with anti-regime protests hopes for an acquittal at its next hearing, Fars news agency reported on Wednesday.
OKC attorney plans run for AG post (KJRH-TV Tulsa)
Oklahoma City attorney Jim Priest is the latest candidate to announce his plans to seek the attorney general post in 2010.
Attorney claims DHS took illegal actions in removing child from mother (The Gazette)
An attorney says the Department of Human Services illegally placed a 5-year-old child in foster care based on a document signed by the father who has no parental rights.
Attorney General Holder: Don't fear trial of 'coward' 9/11 plotter (Staten Island Advance)
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder is defending his decision to put the professed Sept. 11 mastermind on trial in New York -- and urging critics of the plan not to cower in the face of terrorists. Holder is set...
Ace Attorney Getting WiiWare'd En Masse (1up.com)
If you've wanted to play Capcom's Ace Attorney series but never quite got around to it (or are against the Nintendo DS for religious reasons), you're in luck. Capcom announced this week that the first three games in the ribald lawyer-'em-up adventure series -- the so-called "Phoenix Wright trilogy" -- will all be ported to WiiWare in Japan starting next month. On December 15, you'll be able to ...
NY Senate lawyer says he handled Bruno ethics (AP via Yahoo! News)
A state Senate lawyer testified that he and two other staff attorneys handled the financial disclosure forms that prosecutors are trying to use against former New York Senate leader Joseph Bruno in his federal corruption trial.
Fla. Lawyer Suspected in $1B Fraud Losing License (ABC News)
Florida lawyer suspected in $1 billion Ponzi scheme requests his own disbarment Ponzi scheme - Lawyer - Fraud - Scheme - Programming
Oregon man shoots wife after she meets with divorce attorney (KTVB Boise)
  COQUILLE, Ore. -- Coos County authorities say a Myrtle Point man shot his wife in the back after hiding in her car while she met with a divorce attorney. District Attorney R. Paul Frasier says 26-year-old Travis Kendall killed himself following Tuesday's night shooting. According to Frasier, 22-year-old Ashley Kendall is in extremely critical condition after the bullet entered her upper back ...
Oklahoma City Democrat announces bid for attorney general (The Oklahoman)
Jim Priest, a Democrat from Oklahoma City, announced today he is running for attorney general in 2010.Priest, an attorney and lay minister, made his announcement at the state Capitol.Priest is the first Democrat to announce for the post held by Attorney General Drew Edmondson . A Democrat, Edmondson is running for governor.Two Republican contenders are also interested in the post. Ryan Leonard ...
Fla. lawyer suspected in $1B fraud losing license (AP via Yahoo! News)
A South Florida lawyer suspected of operating a $1 billion Ponzi scheme is asking for his own disbarment.
Fla. lawyer suspected in $1B fraud losing license (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A South Florida lawyer suspected of operating a $1 billion Ponzi scheme is asking for his own disbarment. A Florida Bar committee has approved the disbarment request submitted by attorney Scott Rothstein.
Fla. lawyer suspected in $1B fraud losing license (San Francisco Chronicle)
A South Florida lawyer suspected of operating a $1 billion Ponzi scheme is asking for his own disbarment. A Florida Bar committee has approved the disbarment request submitted by attorney Scott Rothstein. A spokeswoman said Wednesday the final decision must... Florida - Ponzi scheme - Lawyer - Fraud - Scott Rothstein
NY Senate lawyer says he handled Bruno ethics (San Francisco Chronicle)
A state Senate lawyer testified that he and two other staff attorneys handled the financial disclosure forms that prosecutors are trying to use against former New York Senate leader Joseph Bruno in his federal corruption trial. Kenneth Riddette, former chief... New York Senate - Joseph Bruno - New York - United States - Lawyer
U.S. Attorney General Concerned About Fort Hood Gunman’s Contacts (KWTX-TV Waco)
Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he was disturbed to learn that accused Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan had contacts with a radical imam overseas.
Senators grill attorney general as President Obama predicts conviction in 9/11 terror trials (The Post-Standard)
Alex Brandon / The Associated Press Attorney General Eric Holder takes his seat on Capitol Hill in Washington today before testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Department.
Row over Russia lawyer jail death (BBC News)
The death in prison of a Russian lawyer leads to claims of maltreatment and neglect of inmates.
Polanski's lawyer says director's family suffering (AP via Yahoo! News)
The wife and two children of Roman Polanski are bearing the brunt of the director's imprisonment in Switzerland as he awaits a decision on his extradition, his lawyer said in an interview to be published Friday.
UN tribunal picks London lawyer for Karadzic (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The UN war crimes tribunal on Thursday appointed a London lawyer to represent Radovan Karadzic during his genocide trial, a legal adviser to the Bosnian Serb wartime leader said.
NY ex-lawyer surrenders to serve prison term (AP via Yahoo! News)
Promising "you haven't seen the last of me," a 70-year-old disbarred lawyer convicted in a terrorism case surrendered to U.S. marshals Thursday to begin serving her prison term after a New York appeals court upheld her conviction.
Yale Huffman, well-kinown Denver attorney, dies at 93 (Denver Post)
Yale Huffman, a well-known Denver attorney for many years, died of heart-lung failure on Oct. 27. He was 93.
U.S. attorney nominee Villafuerte denies any role in accessing restricted database (Denver Post)
President Barack Obama's nominee to be Colorado's next U.S. attorney has denied any involvement in the access of a restricted federal database to help Bill Ritter's 2006 campaign for governor.
Former U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor Says He Won't Run For Governor (Hartford Courant)
Kevin O'Connor, a Republican former U.S. attorney and former associate U.S. attorney general, said Thursday that he will not run for governor, a decision that reshapes what is expected to be a hard-fought contest to replace Gov. M. Jodi Rell.
Attorney ethics panel wants Healy disciplined (Asbury Park Press)
JERSEY CITY — A state attorney ethics panel is recommending that Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy be disciplined for a scuffle outside a Jersey shore bar.
British lawyer appointed Karadzic standby counsel (Boston Globe)
The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has appointed a British lawyer to represent Radovan Karadzic if the former Bosnian Serb leader continues to boycott his trial when it resumes in March.
Terror lawyer's parting shot (New York Post)
Lynne Stewart was defiant to the end yesterday. "You haven't seen the last of me," the disbarred civil-rights lawyer declared -- as she surrendered to begin serving 28 months behind bars for having helped an imprisoned terrorist communicate with h...
British lawyer appointed Karadzic standby counsel (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has appointed a British lawyer to represent Radovan Karadzic if the former Bosnian Serb leader continues to boycott his trial when it resumes in March, according to a document released Friday.
Terror lawyer's slap: justice barely served (New York Post)
THE ISSUE: Lynne Stewart's jail sentence for providing material support to a terrorist. *** I am tired of reading about Lynne Stewart in the news and her being called a rebel lawyer and a civil-rights lawyer ("Lynne's Act Should Play Well in Hell,...
British lawyer appointed for Karadzic war crimes trial (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A British lawyer has been appointed the stand-in counsel for Radovan Karadzic at the former Bosnian Serb leader's war crimes trial in The Hague.
US Attorney Nominee Says She Didn't Use Database (CBS4 Denver)
U.S. attorney nominee Stephanie Villafuerte has denied any role in using a restricted criminal database to help Gov. Bill Ritter's campaign. Stephanie Villafuerte has refused to answer questions from the media about what conversations she had two years ago about an illegal immigrant who became a controversial figure in race. But in a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, the former ...
Ohio Attorney General Sues Ratings Agencies Over Ratings (Nasdaq)
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has filed suit against ratings agencies Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings, alleging they provided misleading ratings in exchange for money.
Ohio attorney general sues rating agencies (Business Insurance)
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has sued three national rating agencies, alleging they offered inflated and misleading ratings of mortgage-backed securities and damaged five public employee pension funds that invested in the securities.
Attorney seeks mental care for Mo. teen facing murder charge in death of 9-year-old girl (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The attorney for a teenager accused of killing a 9-year-old Missouri girl says his client should be sent to a psychiatric hospital.