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Legal News 04/2010



Texas attorney general makes 2nd offer of aid in investigating Dallas County constables
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has made a second offer to help Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins investigate criminal allegations involving two constables' offices.
Lawyer: Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case
A Lebanese man charged with sorcery and sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia is scheduled to be beheaded on Friday, the man's lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Saudi could behead Lebanese for witchcraft
The lawyer of a Lebanese TV psychic who was convicted in Saudi Arabia for witchcraft says her client could be beheaded this week.
Disbarred RI lawyer likely to stay in Fla.
Federal authorities say a former lawyer who has already spent 18 months in prison following his conviction on corruption charges will not return to Rhode Island when he completes his sentence.
Attorney for Thanksgiving killings suspect wants evidence withheld from public
A defense attorney for Paul Michael Merhige, the man who is accused of gunning down family members in Jupiter on Thanksgiving Day, is asking that evidence in the case against him be withheld from the public.
Lawyer: Saudi could behead Lebanese for witchcraft
The lawyer of a Lebanese TV psychic who was convicted in Saudi Arabia for witchcraft said Thursday her client could be beheaded this week and urged Lebanese and Saudi leaders to help spare his life.
Attorney for Merhige asks evidence against him be withheld from public
Attorney for Merhige asks evidence against him be withheld from public
Khodorkovsky Trial Takes Tragi-Farcical Turn, Lawyer Says
April 1 (Bloomberg) -- The second trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky has reached tragi-farcical dimensions after the prosecution spent a year giving evidence, said a lawyer for the former owner of OAO Yukos Oil Co.
U.S. Attorney seeks to plug leaks in Detroit corruption case
Detroit -- U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade has launched an internal investigation to try to determine the source of leaks of information regarding a Detroit City Hall corruption investigation, she said today.
Activist Gene Stilp asks Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett's office to investigate Corbett campaign mailing
The Patriot-News/file A campaign solicitation mailing has put Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett in the cross-hairs of a complaint filed with the public corruption unit in the attorney general's office.
Amicus Attorney Receives Microsoft Recognition
Toronto , ON (April 1, 2010) - Gavel & Gown Software Inc., a leading developer of practice management software for lawyers, announced today that Amicus Attorney 2010 Premium Edition has been tested and meets the criteria for the Microsoft Platform Test for ISV Solutions program .
Attorney: Slain Kan. abortion doctor's murder was 'terrorism' that calls for harshest sentence
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) The murder of one of the few U.S. doctors who performed late-term abortions was "a gutless act of terror" and was as destructive as "an earthquake" for women seeking such medical services, the doctor's friend and attorney said Thursday.
Protesters call on attorney general to act
Opponents of the federal health care reforms are calling on Attorney General Jack Conway to join other states in filing a lawsuit to stop them from taking effect.
OKC attorney to join 5th District race
Associated Press - April 1, 2010 1:05 PM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A former U.S. Marine and Oklahoma City criminal defense attorney says he's running as a Democrat for the 5th District...
Attorney sees signs that Fort Hood massacre suspect was being moved from hospital to jail
SAN ANTONIO - The Army officer accused in the Fort Hood shooting rampage is apparently being moved from a hospital to jail. An attorney for Maj. Nidal Hasan (nih-DAHL' hah-SAHN') says doctors at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio gave Hasan a "discharge physical" Wednesday evening.
'Lawyer' for US missionaries faces US extradition
A man who acted as a lawyer for U.S. missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 Haitian children after the devastating earthquake will face a hearing this month on a U.S. extradition request, an official said Monday.
Lawyer: US terror suspect to plead not guilty
A pregnant American charged in a global terrorism plot will plead not guilty this week in Philadelphia, her lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: Colo. woman will plead not guilty to terrorism charges
A pregnant American charged in a global terrorism plot will plead not guilty in Philadelphia, her lawyer said Monday.
Total Lawyer: Total Indicted For Potential Corruption In Iraq
Total Lawyer: Total Indicted For Potential Corruption In Iraq
Floyd County Supervisors appoint new attorney
Charles City, Ia. - Floyd County has a new county attorney.
Attorney General's cleaner 'lied'
The former housekeeper of Attorney General Baroness Scotland lied to her in a bid to start work as her cleaner, a court heard. Related Stories Soaring petrol prices hit families Bricks thrown at dementia care bus Ryanair to raise luggage prices Corin Redgrave dies at age of 70 Nurse loses crucifix row claim
Baroness Scotland's illegal immigrant cleaner 'lied to the Attorney General to get job'
The Attorney General said Loloahi Tapui told her she knew who she was and understood why it was important that everything was done correctly when she applied for a job as her cleaner in September last year.
Attorney General's housekeeper lied to her to get cleaner's job
The former housekeeper of Attorney General Baroness Scotland lied to her in a bid to start work as her cleaner, a court heard.
MJ's Doctor's Lawyer: Reports He Delayed 911 Call a 'Lie'
The lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, spoke out today.
Lawyer: Suspect in beating of Josie Lou Ratley showing remorse
Wayne Treacy, facing attempted murder charge, extremely concerned about victims condition Wayne Treacy, the Deerfield Beach High School student accused of trying to kill teenager Josie Lou Ratley over an insensitive text message last month, is "extremely concerned" about her condition and deeply regrets the incident, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer's injury delays Bradley's domestic violence case
The domestic violence case against White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley was delayed Monday because his lawyer hurt his knee.
Attorney General warns seniors of Medicare scam
Attorney General Jack Conway today cautioned Kentucky senior citizens about fraudulent phone calls asking them for personal information so that new Medicare cards may be issued to the consumers. Th...
Cumming attorney guilty of defrauding elderly clients
April 06, 2010 ATLANTA - A Cumming attorney pleaded guilty today in federal district court to defrauding his elderly clients of more than $4.5 million in trust funds that he had misrepresented were in investments earning good returns.
Disbarred attorney pleads guilty in fraud case
ATLANTA - A disbarred attorney from Forsyth County, M. Dewey Bain, has pleaded guilty to federal charges of defrauding elderly clients of over $4.5 million in trust funds. Bain had told them their money had been invested and was earning good returns.
Attorney General: housekeeper 'lied' over visa
Attorney General Baroness Scotland has told a court her former housekeeper had assured her there was nothing to worry about over her immigration status.
Lawyer gets 20-year jail term for estafa
A lawyer was sentenced to suffer a maximum of 20 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of estafa.
Predator priest cases in Italy only 'tip of iceberg': lawyer
Dozens of Italian Catholic priests investigated for paedophilia over the past decade are just the "tip of the iceberg" and the Church has done little to bring abusers to justice, a lawyer said Tuesday.
1930-2010 : Attorney Burton Joseph; fought for civil rights
Attorney Burton Joseph, whose colorful career and commitment to civil liberties saw him defend clients as diverse as Illinois Nazis, anti-war protesters and Playboy magazine, has died of brain cancer at age 79.
Attorney General 'felt betrayed by cleaner's barefaced lies'
Attorney General Baroness Scotland felt betrayed when she realised her housemaid told "barefaced lies" to get the job, a court heard today.
Lawyer: Beating suspect showing remorse
Wayne Treacy, the Deerfield Beach High School student accused of trying to kill Josie Lou Ratley, is "extremely concerned" about her condition and deeply regrets the incident, his lawyer said...
Attorney General: Corey Haim obtained 550 pills before death
Actor Corey Haim employed "doctor shopping" to obtain 553 prescription pills in the two months before his death, California Attorney General Jerry Brown said Tuesday.
Teens busted in Easter 'wilding' cry foul, as district attorney says no plea bargains
Prosecutors ordered no plea deals for dozens of youths picked up during Easter night "wilding" in midtown - and the district attorney even showed up for the arraignments.
Dippolito attorney expects trial for trying to have husband killed to begin by early next year
Dippolito attorney expects trial for trying to have husband killed to begin by early next year
A crusading Chinese lawyer missing for a year says he is giving up activism for his family, AS
A crusading Chinese lawyer missing for a year says he is giving up activism for his family.
Crusading Chinese lawyer to give up activism
A crusading Chinese rights lawyer who disappeared more than a year ago says he is abandoning his once prominent role as a government critic in hopes of reuniting with his family.
Crusading Chinese lawyer gives up activism
A crusading Chinese rights lawyer whose disappearance more than a year ago caused an international outcry said Wednesday that he is abandoning his once prominent role as a government critic in h...
Dugard hires lawyer who represented stars
PLACERVILLE, Calif. -- Kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard has hired a prominent California lawyer to represent her and the two daughters she had with the man charged in her 1991 abduction from outside her South Lake Tahoe home, according to new court papers.
Punch that killed Island man was in self-defence, lawyer argues
Crown prosecutors have not proved that a Ladysmith man who died after a fight behind a bar didn't threaten his assailant, the defence lawyer said in closing arguments in B.C. Supreme Court yesterday.
Juneau County District Attorney Scott Southworth says sex ed teachers could be charged
MAUSTON Juneau Countys district attorney is warning school districts that sex education teachers could be charged with contributing to delinquency of a minor.
Attorney General: Corey Haim Obtained 553 Pills Prior to Death
Corey Haim obtained 553 prescription pills in the two months before his death, California Attorney General Jerry Brown told The Associated Press . Prosecutor links Haim prescription to illegal drug ring The actor acquired the medications through ... Read More Other Links From TVGuide.com The Lost Boys Corey Haim
St. Paul City Attorney John Choi resigns to avoid perception of conflicts as he runs for county attorney
St. Paul Attorney John Choi who is running for Ramsey County Attorney in November told his staff today that he is resigning his city job and going into private practice for the next eight months, at least.
Democrats select Fargo lawyer to run for attorney general
Fargo lawyer Jeanette Jean Boechler has received the Democratic endorsement to run for attorney general.
Cleaner brands Attorney General's evidence 'not true'
An illegal immigrant who duped the Attorney General Baroness Scotland into hiring her as a cleaner has repeatedly branded the chief law officer's evidence ''not true''.
Crusading Chinese lawyer gives up activism
BEIJING (AP) A crusading Chinese rights lawyer whose disappearance more than a year ago caused an international...
Attorney General's evidence 'not true' says former cleaner
An illegal immigrant who duped the Attorney General Baroness Scotland into hiring her as a cleaner today repeatedly branded the chief law officer's evidence "not true".