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Only On 26: Talks of Harold Jones taking over vacant city attorney position (NBC 26 Augusta)
NBC Augusta 26 News has learned of talks to offer former Georgia District 22 senate candidate Harold Jones the vacant city attorney position.
Ampatuan lawyer attempts to discredit Mangudadatu (Sun Star)
MANILA -- A lawyer of the Ampatuans attempted Wednesday to discredit a witness in the Maguindanao massacre by inquiring about his alleged pending criminal cases before a local court in Mindanao. read more
'Credible' leads on missing Quebec girl: lawyer (CBC.ca)
Lawyer Guy Bertrand said he has received credible information regarding Cédrika Provencher, a girl from Trois-Rivières, Que., who has been missing since July 2007.
Attorney Disciplined for Having Two Wives (WKBN 27 Youngstown)
A local attorney has lost his license to practice for the next year after a ruling from the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Attorney General Richard Cordray reinterpreting Ohio's deceptive sales laws (89.7 WKSU)
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is reinterpreting the state's deceptive sales practices law. That way, he can not only go after scam artists who have victimized individuals, but also go after scam artists who have victimized small businesses. Cordray has opened up his consumer protection website and toll-free hotline to businesses that have been scammed. A pilot project that began last ...
Attorney Disciplined for Having Two Wives (WYTV Youngstown)
A local attorney has lost his license to practice for the next year after a ruling from the Supreme Court of Ohio. Dennis DiMartino was sanctioned after it was determined he lied on a marriage license application in North Carolina saying he was not married. He then entered into a bigamous marriage in that state before a divorce from his first wife, from Ohio, had been finalized. The Justices ...
Woman who accused Holland attorney of sex crime still faces drunken driving charge (The Grand Rapids Press)
Despite her claims that she was given a plea deal in exchange for sex with a former deputy city attorney, a 21-year-old woman will still face charges of drunken driving.
NY fire suspect attorney says he acted heroically (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney representing a 27-year-old man charged with setting a fire that killed five people in New York City says he acted heroically during the blaze by helping a 2-year-old boy escape.
Vilar Ignores Lawyer, Seeks Sentence to Transform Health Care (Bloomberg)
Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Alberto Vilar , the Amerindo Investment Advisors Inc. partner convicted of stealing from investors, ignored his lawyer and sent a 45-page letter asking a federal judge to sentence him to help transform health care in the U.S. instead of 22 years in prison.
Lawyer accused of laundering drug money (Boston Globe)
Federal prosecutors say that a Massachusetts criminal lawyer and another man laundered $1.7 million in drug money over a four-year period to help defendants make bail.
Meyer Ministries accuses lawyer (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
WATERLOO — The Joyce Meyer Ministries claims that a lawyer who is trying to draw it into a wrongful-death lawsuit over the murder of an employee's family has made improper contact with workers.
China silence on missing lawyer (BBC News)
One year since he went missing, China refuses to comment on the whereabouts of dissident lawyer Gao Zhisheng.
Lawyer asks court to suspend jail transfer of Ampatuan Sr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
A lawyer for Datu Andal Ampatuan Sr. has asked a Quezon City court to suspend his transfer to a detention facility in Metro Manila while the court has not yet ruled on his earlier appeal.
Oil workers' lawyer stymied at chopper inquiry (CBC.ca)
A lawyer representing offshore oil industry workers was told his questions were out of bounds at the inquiry into offshore helicopter safety in St. John's.
Gao Zhisheng: One year later, China still mum on missing lawyer (The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News)
A year ago today, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was dragged from his home by security agents, a hood over his head. Then he vanished. He has neither been seen nor heard from since.
The gloves are off! Gov. Paterson blasts rival Attorney General Cuomo for dodging announcement (New York Daily News)
It's so on. Gov. Paterson unleashed his harshest attack yet against Attorney General Andrew Cuomo , accusing him of "silently hiding" from tough questions by delaying an announcement of a gubernatorial run.
Ray 'Accepts Responsibility' but That 'Doesn't Make It a Crime,' Lawyer Says (ABC News)
Spiritual Leader James Ray accepts responsibility for what happened in the Sedona, Ariz., sweat lodge that led to three deaths, but that does not make it a crime his lawyer, Brad Brian, said. James Arthur Ray - Crime - Lawyer - United States - Sedona
Lawyer: Woman Never Got Help With Sick Horses (WCMH Columbus)
The lawyer for an Ohio woman accused of having dozens of malnourished horses on her farm says his client never got the help she needed from a local humane society.
New York attorney general is filing civil charges against BofA (Los Angeles Times)
New York -- The New York Attorney General's office is filing civil charges against Bank of America and its former CEO Ken Lewis, saying the bank misled investors about Merrill Lynch when it acquired the Wall Street bank in late 2008.
Jackson doctor negotiating surrender: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Michael Jackson's doctor is preparing to surrender to prosecutors, his lawyer said Thursday, as speculation grew that the physician will be charged with manslaughter over the pop star's death..
Attorney says Jackson's doc is talking surrender (Denver Post)
LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson's doctor, who is expected to be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death, is negotiating his surrender to authorities, his attorney said Thursday.
Attorney: Jackson's doc is talking surrender (Detroit Free Press)
LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson's doctor, who is expected to be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death, is negotiating his surrender to authorities, his attorney said today.
Attorney for former BofA CEO Lewis slams new charges (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Bank of America Corp says former CEO Ken Lewis' attorney describes New York attorney general charges "a badly misguided decision."
URGENT: Attorney: Jackson's Doc Talking Surrender (Fox News)
The attorney for Michael Jackson's doctor says he is negotiating his client's surrender to Los Angeles County authorities. A statement Thursday from attorney Ed Chernoff says he's holding talks with the district attorney's office for the surrender of Dr. Conrad Murray.
Attorney's law license suspended indefinitely (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A well-known criminal defense attorney's law license has been suspended indefinitely in Ohio for making financial transactions that violated federal law and state attorney-conduct rules.
Attorney says Jackson's doc is talking surrender (AP via Yahoo! News)
With a criminal charge looming, Michael Jackson's doctor is negotiating his surrender to Los Angeles authorities, his attorney said Thursday.
New York attorney general filing civil charges against Bank of America (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
The New York Attorney General’s office said Thursday it filed civil charges against Bank of America and its former CEO Ken Lewis, saying the bank misled investors about Merrill Lynch before it acquired the Wall Street bank in early 2009.
Jackson doctor to surrender Friday: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Michael Jackson's doctor will surrender to authorities on Friday to face criminal charges filed against him arising from the pop star's death, his lawyer said.
N.Y. Attorney General Cuomo charges Bank of America with fraud (Washington Post)
New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo filed fraud charges Thursday against Bank of America and two of its former top executives, alleging that they lied not only to investors but also to government officials who were orchestrating a massive bailout of the bank in the final months of 2008.
Haiti Lawyer Blames Missionary Leader (ABC News)
Lawyer puts blame on leader of U.S. missionaries for Haiti kidnap charges. Haiti - Caribbean - United States - Organizations - Dominican Republic
Lawyer: Missionary leader to blame for Haiti kidnap case (Detroit News)
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti -- Ten Baptist missionaries are facing kidnapping charges in Haiti for trying to take 33 children out of the country, and the lawyer for all the defendants is putting the blame on the group's leader.
Lawyer Nominated for U.S. Attorney (NBC Connecticut)
Stamford lawyer David Fein is nominated to be Connecticut's United States attorney.
Lawyer: Missionary leader to blame for kidnap case (AP via Yahoo! News)
Ten Baptist missionaries have been charged with kidnapping in Haiti after they tried to take 33 children out of the country, and the lawyer for all the defendants is putting the blame on the group's leader.
Q&A: New US Attorney Carmen Ortiz on her life and career (The Patriot Ledger)
In her first in-depth interview since being sworn in, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz tells The Patriot Ledger how TV courtroom dramas helped inspire her law career. She also talks about how her toughest cases shaped her view of law enforcement and whether her office and the FBI will ever catch fugitive mob boss "Whitey'' Bulger.
Lawyer seeks release of missionaries in Haiti (USA Today)
The lawyer for 10 Baptist missionaries who tried to take three dozen children out of the country said Friday he would ask a judge to let his clients go free until their trial on kidnapping charges.
More musical chairs in Oregon's U.S. attorney's office (The Oregonian)
Dwight C. Holton, a veteran prosecutor, was named interim U.S. attorney for Oregon; Kent Robinson, who had been acting U.S. attorney, withdraws his candidacy for the top federal prosecutor's job.
Interim US attorney named for Oregon (The Oregonian)
Dwight C. Holton, an assistant U.S. attorney, has been named as the interim U.S. attorney for Oregon, officials confirmed this morning.
Attorney: Questions surrounding ME help defense (News On 6 Tulsa)
Associated Press - February 5, 2010 12:55 PM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The attorney for a pharmacist charged with murder says questions surrounding the state's chief medical examiner will help...
Lawyer conned millions from bank (BBC News)
A City lawyer who conned millions from bank bosses to help the airline of a friend who later killed himself is jailed for five years.
Lawyer seeks release of US missionaries in Haiti (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for 10 U.S. Baptist missionaries who tried to take three dozen children out of the country said Friday he would ask a judge to let his clients go free until their trial on kidnapping charges.
Judge lifts order barring attorney from practicing in federal court (The Salt Lake Tribune)
A judge has reversed an order that barred a San Diego attorney from practicing in Utah's federal court for three years. The ban had been placed on Michael Vivoli in December as a sanction by U.
Change N.B. family law system: lawyer (CBC New Brunswick)
A Moncton lawyer says New Brunswick needs a new approach to family law because the current system is too adversarial and too hard on children.
Lawyer seeks release of US missionaries in Haiti (New York Post)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A lawyer for 10 U.S. Baptist missionaries who tried to take three dozen children out of the country said Friday he would ask a judge to let his clients go free until their trial on kidnapping charges. The missionaries were taken to a downtown courthouse Friday...
Ex-Dixie Co.attorney gets 87 months in fraud case (The Gainesville Sun)
By Karen Voyles Staff writer Dixie County former County Attorney Joey Lander was sentenced in Gainesville Friday morning to 87 months in federal prison.
Lawyer seeks release of US missionaries in Haiti (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer for 10 U.S. Baptist missionaries who tried to take three dozen children out of the country said Friday he would ask a judge to let his clients go free until their trial on kidnapping charges. The missionaries were taken to a downtown courthouse...
Attorney for former Iowa City school counselor seeks trial delay (The Gazette)
The defense attorney for a former Iowa City school counselor accused of sexually abusing a fifth-grader in 2004 asked a judge today for a continuance, putting the trial’s scheduled start next week in doubt.
Lawyer seeks release of US missionaries in Haiti (AP via Yahoo! News)
Ten U.S. Baptist missionaries charged with child kidnapping should be allowed to leave the country pending the outcome of their case, their Haitian lawyer argued before a judge Friday.
Americans held in Haiti denied conditional release: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Ten American Christians charged in Haiti with child kidnapping and conspiracy were denied conditional release on Friday, their lawyer told AFP.
Grant attorney blames BART officials for leaks (San Francisco Chronicle)
The attorney representing the family of Oscar Grant and five men who were with him when he was shot dead on a BART platform last year angrily accused the transit agency of leaking to the media information that has undercut his federal civil rights lawsuits...
Dallas County commissioners seek Texas attorney general's opinion in dispute with DA (Dallas Morning News)
The dispute between Dallas County commissioners and District Attorney Craig Watkins over who should represent them in lawsuits could be decided by the Texas attorney general.