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Lawyer: NYer Faces New Charges In AG Threat Case (WCBS-TV New York)
The lawyer for a man accused of making threatening comments about New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says his client has been indicted on additional charges. Bryan Cameron said Monday he did not know what the new charges were against Jack Geoghan. He said Geoghan, of Bayport, could be arraigned sometime this week.
Attorney: Accused Fort Hood Gunman Not Allowed To Pray (KWTX-TV Waco)
Accused Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan isn’t being allowed to pray in Arabic with his family, according to his attorney.
Attorney Benjamin Eichholz scheduled to change plea in embezzlement case (Savannah Morning News)
Indicted Savannah attorney Benjamin Eichholz is expected to plead guilty next week to his 77-count federal indictment for embezzling money from employee retirement and pension plans. Eichholz, 58, has pleaded not guilty to the charges and, through his lawyers, has challenged the government’s case.
Ind. attorney general sues lumber recycling plant (AP via Yahoo! News)
Indiana's attorney general is suing a northern Indiana lumber recycling plant with a history of environmental and worker-safety violations.
Conway attorney charged with indecent exposure (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
A Conway attorney faces two charges that he exposed himself twice at his law office, according to arrest warrants filed last month by Conway police.
Ind. attorney general sues lumber recycling plant (San Francisco Chronicle)
Indiana's attorney general is suing a northern Indiana lumber recycling plant with a history of environmental and worker-safety violations. The lawsuit filed Monday in Elkhart County seeks preliminary and permanent injunctions to halt open dumping of wood... Indiana - Elkhart County Indiana - United States - Attorney general - Business
Detectives asking for public's help in shooting death of L.A. attorney (Los Angeles Daily News)
Sheriff's homicide detectives on Monday asked the public's help in solving the shooting death of a prominent Los Angeles attorney outside his home.
Rally challenge for Scots lawyer (BBC News)
A Scottish lawyer quits his day job for a month to take part in the world's toughest endurance race, the Dakar Rally.
Attorney: Accused Fort Hood Gunman Not Allowed To Pray (KBTX 3 Bryan - College Station)
The Central Texas attorney who represents the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood says the Army has prohibited his client from praying in Arabic with his family.
Ex-lawyer imprisoned for extorting wife's lovers (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - December 22, 2009 12:35 PM ET SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A 53-year-old former San Antonio lawyer has begun serving a 5-year prison sentence for extorting money from his wife's...
Ex-lawyer imprisoned for extorting wife's lovers (ABC 13 Houston)
A 53-year-old former San Antonio lawyer has begun serving a five-year prison sentence for extorting money from his wife's lovers
Former Texas Lawyer Sentenced For Extorting Wife’s Lovers (KWTX-TV Waco)
A former Texas lawyer has started serving a prison sentence for extorting money from his wife’s lovers.
Accused EMTs' lawyer decries 'rush to judgment' (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for two New York City emergency medical technicians accused of refusing to help a dying pregnant woman says his clients are being vilified by a rush to judgment.
Karzai Government Will Prosecute Two Ministers, Attorney Says (BusinessWeek)
The government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, under pressure from the U.S. to reduce official corruption, will prosecute two cabinet ministers for graft “in the near future,” the attorney general said.
Lawyer: Hasan forbidden to pray in Arabic (UPI)
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The Army major charged with fatally shooting 13 people at Fort Hood in Texas has been barred from praying in Arabic on the telephone, his lawyer says.
Acquitted of Money Laundering, Defense Attorney Sets Sights on Legal Fees (Law.com)
Lawyers for defense attorney J. Mark Shelnutt have asked a federal judge to reimburse him for more than $225,000 in legal fees, claiming federal prosecutors "lacked any legal or factual basis" for the drug, money-laundering and bribery charges of which Shelnutt has been cleared. Judge Clay Land has excoriated federal prosecutors for making "sweetheart plea deals" with drug dealers to support ...
Rajaratnam Lawyer Opposes Request for Summer Trial on Galleon (Bloomberg)
Dec. 23 (Bloomberg) -- A lawyer for Raj Rajaratnam , the billionaire Galleon Group LLC founder accused of insider trading, urged a judge not to “rush” the case by scheduling a summer trial that would “compromise” his defense.
Vietnam charges lawyer with subversion (Financial Times)
Vietnam has charged Le Cong Dinh, an outspoken human rights lawyer, with trying to overthrow the state, a crime that could incur the death penalty. The charges accuse Mr Dinh with “colluding with Vietnamese reactionary groups and hostile forces in exile” to bring down the Vietnamese state.
Fired chief, attorney get $100K from W. Pa. town (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. - A former police chief and his attorney have been paid $100,000 to settle the chief's wrongful firing lawsuit against a Western Pennsylvania borough.
Russian Supreme Court Annuls Lebedev’s Arrest Order, Lawyer Says (BusinessWeek)
Russia’s Supreme Court annulled a Moscow judge’s 2003 order to arrest Platon Lebedev, the former business partner of jailed OAO Yukos ex-owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a lawyer for Lebedev said.
Gay lawyer claim$ bias (New York Post)
A lesbian lawyer yesterday sued her former firm for $50 million, saying she suffered "repulsive harassment and discrimination" because she wore men's shirts and "does not fit into typical feminine stereotypes." Julie Kamps said "one or more" par...
Lesbian Lawyer Sues Firm for $50 (NBC New York)
A lesbian lawyer is suing her former firm for $50 million, saying she endured "repulsive harassment and discrimination" because of her sexual orientation.
GOP attorney generals, including Alabama's Troy King, probe health care deal (Mobile Press-Register)
Attorney General Henry McMaster said he and his counterparts in Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, North Dakota, Texas and Washington state -- all Republicans -- are jointly taking a look at the deal they've dubbed the "Nebraska compromise."
Spare police killers life, attorney asks jurors (The Press-Enterprise)
Jackson Chambers Daniels Jr. was carrying out a vendetta when he murdered two Riverside police officers 27 years ago, a prosecutor told a jury Monday. But now that Daniels has spent nearly 30 years in prison, justice would not be served by executing him, his defense attorney argued.
Vietnam Charges Lawyer With Capital Crime (New York Times)
The charge of subversion against a U.S.- educated human rights lawyer intensifies a crackdown on dissent in advance of a Communist Party Congress.
Attorney Identifies Suspended Enid Police Officers (News On 6 Tulsa)
Attorney Scott Wood of Tulsa says he now represents Enid Police Capts. Dean Grassino and Tom Nichols after they were suspended and are being investigated.
Area lawyer appointed as bankruptcy judge (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A San Diego lawyer has been appointed the newest bankruptcy judge for the court that serves San Diego County and Imperial County.
Utah's U.S. attorney to become partner in law firm (ABC 4 Salt Lake City)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah's outgoing U.S. attorney says the next chapter of his legal career will include helping corporations avoid prosecution for running afoul of the law. Brett Tolman's last day as Utah's top federal prosecutor is Dec. 31. Tolman told The Associated Press on Tuesday he'll become a partner at the law firm Ray Quinney & Nebeker in January. He says his practice will focus on ...
Utah's U.S. attorney to become partner in law firm (ABC 4 Salt Lake City)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah's outgoing U.S. attorney says the next chapter of his legal career will include helping corporations avoid prosecution for running afoul of the law.
Dallas Attorney Steve DeWolf to Co-Author Upcoming Book on Texas Wind Energy Law (dBusinessNews.com)
DALLAS – Dallas attorney and wind energy developer Steven K. DeWolf soon can say he literally has written the book on wind energy law in Texas . Mr. DeWolf recently signed on with publisher LexisNexis-Matthew Bender to co-author an upcoming book on legal issues surrounding wind energy.
US attorney to become partner in Utah law firm (AP via Yahoo! News)
For Utah's outgoing U.S. attorney, the next chapter of his legal career will include preventing corporations from running afoul of the law.
Lawyer Says T.I. Is Out of Prison (New York Times)
A lawyer for the rapper T.I. said his client had been released on Tuesday from a federal prison in Arkansas, where he was serving a sentence for weapons violations.
Vietnam lawyer on subversion charge (BBC News)
A lawyer in Vietnam is charged with working to overthrow the state - a more serious charge than he initially faced.
Centennial's attorney says medical pot is allowed in most cases, except for retail settings (Denver Post)
The possession and consumption of medical marijuana is permitted by Centennial's Land Development Code in almost every circumstance, except for retail settings, the city's attorney testified Wednesday in Arapahoe County District Court.
Lawyer: Adams' brother won't surrender in NIreland (AP via Yahoo! News)
A brother of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams will not voluntarily surrender to Northern Ireland police to face 23 charges of sexually assaulting his daughter for years, his lawyer said Thursday.
UN tribunal rejects Karadzic's bid to fire lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has rejected Radovan Karadzic's attempt to fire his court-appointed lawyer.
LA Police Commission IG nominated for US attorney (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Andre Birotte, the inspector general for the Los Angeles Police Commission, has been nominated to be the U.S. attorney for the Central District of California.
President nominates Hartunian as next U.S. attorney in Syracuse (The Post-Standard)
Syracuse, NY -- President Barack Obama has nominated Albany attorney Richard S. Hartunian as the next U.S. Attorney in charge of the Syracuse office, according to a news release.
LAPD's inspector general to be next U.S. attorney for Southern California (Los Angeles Daily News)
Andre Birotte Jr, the inspector general of the Los Angeles Police Department, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next U.S. attorney for the district that covers Southern California, the White House announced Thursday.
Lawyer: Madoff had dizziness, high blood pressure (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for the hospitalized Bernard Madoff says his client has experienced dizziness and high blood pressure.
Yates Nominated for U.S. Attorney (WXIA-TV Atlanta)
ATLANTA (AP) President Barack Obama has nominated SallyQuillian Yates to serve as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.
Yates nominated for US Attorney in north Ga. (AccessNorthGA)
ATLANTA - President Barack Obama has nominated Sally Quillian Yates to serve as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. Yates has been the acting U.S. attorney for the region since her predecessor, David Nahmias, resigned after he was appointed to Georgia's Supreme Court in August.
Oregon attorney general victim of theft (UPI)
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Oregon Attorney General John Kroger said a thief stole his official badge and law enforcement credentials from his locked car in Portland.
LAPD inspector general nominated to be U.S. attorney (Los Angeles Times)
André Birotte Jr., who has served as inspector general of the Los Angeles Police Commission since 2003, has been nominated by President Obama to be U.S. attorney for the Central District of California.
Lawyer: Madoff Had Dizziness, High Blood Pressure (WCBS-TV New York)
A lawyer for the hospitalized Bernard Madoff says his client has experienced dizziness and high blood pressure. The Bureau of Prisons said Thursday that the 71-year-old disgraced financier remains under medical care for a seventh day. Prison officials have declined to reveal why he was transferred from a North Carolina federal prison to a hospital.
President Obama nominates new local U.S. Attorney (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
President Obama has nominated a new U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, which includes Syracuse to Albany and points northward.
Lawyer: Madoff had dizziness, high blood pressure (Boston Herald)
BUTNER, N.C. - A lawyer for the hospitalized Bernard Madoff says his client has experienced dizziness and high blood pressure. The Bureau of Prisons said Thursday that...
Lawyer: Madoff had dizziness, high blood pressure (USA Today)
A lawyer for the hospitalized Bernard Madoff says his client has experienced dizziness and high blood pressure.
Lawyer: Madoff had dizziness, high blood pressure (Deseret News)
BUTNER, N.C. (AP) — A lawyer for the hospitalized Bernard Madoff says his client has experienced dizziness and high...
Obama taps local lawyer for fed judge (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
President Obama on Thursday nominated Cincinnati lawyer Timothy Black to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for Southern Ohio.