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Appeals Court Judge and U.S. Attorney Are Confirmed
Denny Chin rose to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Loretta E. Lynch was confirmed as United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Trial of China appliance tycoon ends: lawyer
The corruption trial of former appliance tycoon Huang Guangyu, once China's richest man, has ended and a verdict is pending, a lawyer involved in the case said on Friday.
Jon jettisons lawyer in fight for custody
Jon Gosselin says he's no longer working with the lawyer who two weeks ago filed to get him full custody of his eight children with ex-wife Kate."Mr. Anthony List Sr., Esq., is not my representing attorney; I terminated him on April 15, 2010," Gosselin tweeted Thursday. "He has no legal right to speak to the press or anyone on my behalf." Gosselin told TMZ he "never wanted primary custody ...
Sex abuse victim lawsuit against Pope 'without merit':lawyer
The Vatican's lawyer says a lawsuit against Pope Benedict XVI over sex abuse committed by a US priest is "completely without merit".
City attorney for Buffalo police issues is fired
A city attorney who has handled some of the most sensitive legal issues swirling around the Buffalo Police Department has been fired.
Fiery End To Bysiewicz AG Trial; GOP Lawyer Likens Her Suit To Tantrum
In a quarrelsome end to an extraordinary trial, the lawyer for the Republican Party said Thursday that a judge should throw out the lawsuit in which Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz seeks a ruling that she is eligible to run for attorney general.
Tompkins is new U.S. attorney for Charlotte
The Senate confirmed Anne Tompkins on Thursday as the U.S. attorney for Charlotte and the Western District of North Carolina.
Attorney Stanley Chang will run for Djou's council seat
Honolulu attorney Stanley Chang last night announced plans to run for the City Council's District 4 seat, which covers the area from Hawai'i Kai to Waikk.
Activists to picket LBI attorney over pigeon shoot
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) Animal rights activists plan to demonstrate Saturday outside the Long Beach Township municipal building, demanding the removal of the township attorney for his conduct at a Pennsylvania pigeon shoot.
Lawyer running gang of vehicle thieves arrested
New Delhi, Apr 23 (PTI) Delhi Police today claimed to have cracked a gang of vehicle thieves with the arrest of four persons, including a lawyer from Agra, and recovered four vehicles.
Rucker's Lawyer Defends Client After Her Death
The lawyer of a woman whose daughter was killed last year is defending her client after she died suddenly earlier this week.
Former SEC attorney Phil Offill sentenced to 8 years in prison
Former Dallas attorney and Securities and Exchange Commission trial lawyer Phillip Offill was sentenced Friday to eight years in federal prison for his role in penny stock scams.
Jon Gosselin fires lawyer, trying to resolve things "amicably" with Kate
Jon Gosselin say he wants to resolve things with ex-wife Kate Gosselin "privately and amicably." His first step? Firing lawyer Anthony F. List.
'Rule out' Khalid Sheikh Mohammad trial in New York, Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan reiterates
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan is renewing his call that the Obama Administration rule out New York City as a venue for the terror trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Instead, he said, a...
Lawyer to enter defence in CBT case
SEREMBAN: The Sessions Court here yesterday ordered a lawyer, who is also a former DAP state assemblyman, to enter his defence on a charge of committing criminal breach of trust of RM66,647.44 belonging to his client.
City Attorney Trutanich Slams Villaraigosa For 'Management Failure'
What's Your Reaction? City Attorney Carmen Trutanich blasted Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's proposed city budget in harsh terms Thursday, declaring it an example of "fundamental failure of management."
Mother wasn't fleeing with girls, lawyer says
The lawyer for a minister's wife charged with criminal restraint says she never hid her daughters from their biological father.
Attorney: Bush deposition set for April 23
Attorney: Reggie Bush deposition set for April 23 in sports marketer's lawsuit
Ex-SEC Lawyer Gets 8 Years for Pump-and-Dump Fraud
Former SEC lawyer gets 8 years in prison after conviction in pump-and-dump stock scheme Prison - Pump and dump - Business - Allegedly Unethical Firms - United States
Ex-SEC lawyer gets 8 years for pump-and-dump fraud
A former enforcement attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for his role in a a series of multimillion dollar pump-and-dump stock fraud schemes. Dallas-based attorney Phillip Offill Jr., 51, was... U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Securities fraud - Lawyer - Law - Pump and dump
When is Costa Cruises not Costa Cruises? When you're the line's lawyer
A lawyer for Costa Cruises got a bit of a dress down Wednesday by several justices at the Supreme Court.
Ex-Dallas SEC lawyer Offill gets 8 years for penny stock scams
Former Dallas attorney and Securities and Exchange Commission trial lawyer Phillip Offill was sentenced Friday to eight years in federal prison for his role in penny stock scams.
Renegade Toyota Attorney's Own Attorneys Ask to Withdraw
Lawyers for a former in-house attorney at Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. have moved to withdraw as counsel in a lawsuit that officials in Congress have reviewed in their investigation into recalls attributed to unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles. The lawyers said that a "breakdown in the attorney-client relationship" has made it "unreasonably difficult" to represent Dimitrios Biller, who ...
Zappala documents demanded by attorney reveal very little
Documents released by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. on Friday regarding potential political activity in his office revealed nothing more than notary records and notes written by his spokesman.
Another member of Johnson family runs for Anoka County attorney
Since 1950, a Johnson family member has run the Anoka County attorney's office. The latest to run is Brad, son of the retiring Robert M.A. Johnson.
Donovan seeks re-election to Chittenden County state's attorney post
Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan said Wednesday that he will seek a second four-year term as top prosecutor in the state's largest county.
Former Ohio attorney generals wife charged, accused of trying to win grant for her university
With just three weeks remaining to bring misdemeanor charges against former Attorney General Marc Dann, prosecutors have charged his estranged wife with improperly using her influence to secure a grant for the university where she teaches journalism.
San Francisco District Attorney says attorney general will handle any charges in crime lab
SAN FRANCISCO The state attorney generals office will handle any possible prosecution against a former San Francisco crime lab technician who acknowledged skimming cocaine evidence, the District Attorney said Friday.
Mans lawyer ends up being saving grace
MICHIGAN CITY A man who had been doing his best to fire his lawyer learned Tuesday that he would be leaving jail on probation, thanks in part to the help of his lawyer.
Lawyer for mom accused of killing baby to speak out
The lawyer for a woman accused of killing her own infant son is expected to give an update on his client to the media today
Middlesex District Attorney Leone to talk about crime prevention at Harvard
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone leads a discussion titled "Prevention and Prosecution -Keeping People Safe."
Okla. businessman, Ark. lawyer get 15-year terms
A Kellyville, Okla., businessman and his lawyer from Fort Smith, Ark., have both been sentenced by a federal judge to serve 15 years in prison for a tax-avoidance conspiracy.
Attorney Oscar Stilley Sentenced To Prison For Tax Fraud
Former tax attorney Oscar Amos Stilley of Fort Smith was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison for tax fraud, the U.S. attorneys office announced.
Polanski lawyer says U.S. wants him "in shackles"
Roman Polanski's lawyer accused U.S. courts Saturday of wanting to see the filmmaker "in shackles" after they rejected his bid to be sentenced in absentia for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.
Texas Securities Attorney Sentenced to 96 Months in Prison For Role in Pump-and-Dump Stock Manipulation Schemes
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- A securities attorney was sentenced today to 96 months in prison for partici...
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As shes carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
Switzerland must free Polanski: lawyer
Switzerland must free filmmaker Roman Polanski "once and for all", his lawyer said Saturday, after a US court quashed a bid by the director to be tried in absentia for his child sex case.
Attorney: Golf club issues forced Stoughton vendor to stop paying rent
An attorney for a bar and restaurant vendor at Cedar Hill Golf Club says his client stopped paying rent and utilities only when the town did not fix all long-standing problems with the clubhouse building.
Federal stimulus money, False Claims Act keep this attorney busy
According to downtown-based attorney Gerald Whitaker, lawsuits involving the False Claims Act - the law that covers potential fraud involving federal contracts - rose 14.2 percent in 2009 compared with 2008.
Attorney withdraws from home invasion case
KINGMAN The attorney for a Laughlin man charged with an alleged home invasion robbery in August withdrew from the case Friday. Defense attorney Brad Rideout asked to withdraw from the case of Juan Ruiz Gastelum Jr., 24, citing a conflict with the case.
Attorney general's office won't represent DORA director in lawsuit.
The Colorado attorney general's office is no longer representing Barbara Kelley, executive director of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, in a whistle-blower lawsuit filed against her.
Designate new powers of attorney after divorce
Q: I was divorced last year. While going through my papers I discovered that as part of my estate plan I had designated my ex-husband as my agent on my powers of attorney. The last thing I want now is for him to be my agent. How can I change that?
Former Ohio attorney generals wife charged, accused of trying to win grant for her university
With just three weeks remaining to bring misdemeanor charges against former Attorney General Marc Dann, prosecutors have charged his estranged wife with improperly using her influence to secure a grant for the university where she teaches journalism.
County attorney changes stance on jails lawsuit
Erie County Attorney Cheryl A. Green now suggests that rather than litigate, she and the U.S. Justice Department should mediate the federal government's sweeping lawsuit alleging civil rights violations at the county's jails.
Prominent Lawyer Praises Shen Yun
MILWAUKEE, WisconsinSteve Kravit, a prominent Milwaukee lawyer, had come to see the performance of the New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts with his family.
Roman Polanski - Lawyer Orders Swiss To Release Polanski
ROMAN POLANSKI's lawyer has ordered Swiss authorities to ignore the "roar and unbearable pressure of an ill-informed public" and release the embattled director from house...
Steven Seagal - Seagals Lawyer Dismisses New Allegations
A lawyer for STEVEN SEAGAL has hit out at new allegations the actor sexually harassed young starlets on the set of his 1991 film OUT OF JUSTICE - dismissing the accuser as...
Residents hire lawyer to fight affordable housing plan
Residents fighting to keep a proposed affordable housing project from coming into their southwest Charlotte neighborhood hired a lawyer this week.
Lawyer orders Swiss to release Polanski
Roman Polanski's lawyer has ordered Swiss authorities to ignore the "roar and unbearable pressure of an ill-informed public" and release the embattled director from house arrest in the country.
BDF Presents Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler
Recently in the news for a controversial decision that allows Maryland to recognize same-sex marriages performed out-of-state, Attorney General Gansler will launch Baltimore Democratic Forums series of public discussions designed to encourage intelligent participation in the political process and improve dialogue between voters and their appointed and elected officials.