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Lawyer: Vick not involved in shooting
Lawyer: Vick not involved in shooting
County Attorney blocked from line of questioning at TexCom hearing
Montgomery County Attorney David Walker sought to discuss a discrepancy in the preliminary approval of TexComs permit request for a wastewater injection well, but an administrative law judge presiding over the final day of the hearing refused to allow that line of questioning Thursday.
Jacksonville lawyer gets 6 years: 'I am a thief'
A disgraced Jacksonville lawyer who said he has embarrassed his profession was sentenced to six years in prison after stealing about $220,000 from an elderly client. In addition to prison and 10 years of probation, Stephen Edward Silkowski also was ordered to pay $228,463 in restitution to 82-year-old Donald Drinkwater. "I am a thief," said Silkowski, 45. "I have disgraced my profession and gave ...
Celebrity Tax Expert Roni Deutch Nominates Managing Attorney Justin Hein for Consideration as a Member on the IRS ...
The Tax Lady Roni Deutch nominated Justin Hein Managing Attorney of Roni Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation for consideration as a member on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council.
Celebrity Tax Expert Roni Deutch Nominates Managing Attorney Justin Hein for Consideration as a Member on the IRS ...
The Tax Lady Roni Deutch nominated Justin Hein Managing Attorney of Roni Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation for consideration as a member on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council. (PRWeb Jun 26, 2010) Read the full story at (link) 20
California Vote on State Rock Increases Awareness of Asbestos-Related Disease, New York Attorney Says
New York personal injury attorney Joseph Belluck applauds California lawmakers recognition of the link between mesothelioma and chrysotile asbestos in their designated state rock. (PRWeb Jun 26, 2010) Read the full story at (link) NY
Attorneys for jailed lawyer encouraged by high court ruling
Attorneys for former Mississippi lawyer Paul Minor say they believe this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down portions of an anti-fraud law could help him win on appeal.
Attorney: Report shows Carmel players should face felony in hazing incident
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) An attorney said Friday a Department of Child Services report bears out his teenage client's claim that he was sexually assaulted by four Carmel High School basketball players.
Lawyer's sexual shenanigans revealed in court
As one of the most highly regarded lawyers in the City of London, Neil Fagan has spent decades advising clients about risk.
Candidate for St. Charles County prosecuting attorney to lose driver's license
Michael E. Carter, a candidate for St. Charles County prosecuting attorney, has lost his Department of Revenue hearing for refusing to take a Breathalyzer test in December and will lose his driver's license for a year.
2 charges added in lawyer's IRS case
A federal grand jury leveled more charges against a Columbus lawyer yesterday - and indicted his mother to boot.
REGIONAL: Mendocino County closes Willits District Attorney's Office to the public
WILLITS In response to budget cuts, the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office reported Friday that its Willits office no longer will be open to the public.
Neilson gets new attorney
OXFORD Attorney Christi McCoy is new legal counsel for suspended FBI agent Hal Neilson of Oxford, federal court records show.
Lawyer: Client who viewed Obama records was bored
The attorney for a man who has pleaded guilty to looking at President Barack Obama's student loan records says his client only found the records because he and others were bored at work.
Mandeville's city attorney booted out
Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere confirmed this week, David Cressy will cease to be the city attorney as of next month, and Edward Deano will likely succeed him in the position.
Air Ambulance Case Progressing Smoothly: Lawyer
The lawyer representing St. Anthony in their suit against provincial government feels things are progressing smoothly. The case involves government's decision to transfer air ambulance services from the Northern Peninsula to Labrador.
Ohio attorney general sues to stop donations to veterans charity
COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Attorney General has sued to stop donations to a veterans charity from being collected while he investigates the group for alleged fraud.
Lawyer claims selective prosecution by West Vincent
WEST VINCENT The lawyer for a former supervisor, who was appealing a cease-and-desist order from the zoning hearing board on Wednesday night, called the order "selective prosecution."
Lawyer says he has names of 4 suspects in slay of Ampatuan massacre witness
A private prosecution lawyer in the Ampatuan multiple murder case on Saturday said his group already knows the four suspects behind the killing of Suwaib Upham, a potential key witness in the November 2009 massacre in Maguindanao that shocked the world.
State attorney: Ethics rap is nonsense
Monroe County State Attorney Dennis Ward has drawn the ire of a Miami-based attorney who claims Ward violated ethics rules governing ex parte communication by contacting county Judge Ruth Becker. Joseph Klock wants Ward to recuse himself and his office from prosecuting cases against his client, Hugh Warwick Morgan, 29, of Key West. He's the son of former Keys federal magistrate Hugh Morgan.
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger realigns agency, ruffles feathers
Kroger has pushed hard to recast the Oregon Justice Department as high-profile agency, shedding its staid image as the state's law firm. Now his own staff was giving him low marks.
Lawyer: Michael Vick not involved in shooting at club
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was not involved or present when a shooting took place outside a nightclub where he had celebrated his birthday, his lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer lends hand to chronicle Jewish history
Managing Editor HARDING TWP. - It was 1890, and the great Jewish immigration from Europe to the New York area had begun.
Attorney: Jaycee Dugard-Nancy Garrido meeting may be good for both (watch video report)
PLACERVILLE - Attorneys for both sides discussed who should and who shouldn't have access to Jaycee Dugard following Friday's pre-preliminary court hearing for kidnapping suspects Phillip and Nancy Garrido.
Police release sketch of gunman in lawyers slay
Police released the artists sketch of the lone gunman in the June 22 murder of a human rights lawyer here, even as investigators remained clueless on the possible motives of the killing.
Feds Want Longer Sentence for 'Blind Sheik' Lawyer
Federal prosecutors are still pushing for a tougher jail term for Lynne Stewart, a lawyer convicted of passing messages from an imprisoned terrorist.
Lawyer seeks translator for deaf man swept up by G20 police
Emomotimi Azorbo charged with assaulting a police officer, but friends say he couldnt hear and follow police instructions
SALISBURY NEWS: Assistant state's attorney remains hospitalized
SALISBURY A 34-year-old Wicomico County assistant states attorney remained hospitalized on Saturday after sustaining injuries in a Pittsville vehicle crash.
Witness to link Ampatuans to 'Jesse's' death: lawyer
MANILA, Philippines - Four men involved in the killing of a key witness in the massacre in Maguindanao have been identified. Harry Roque, a lawyer who represents some of the massacre victims, said they have an eyewitness who can link the Ampatuans to the murder of Suwaid Upham, or Jesse, in Parang, last June 14.
Lawyer: Client who viewed Obama records was bored
(AP) A defense attorney for a man who pleaded guilty Friday to illegally looking at President Barack Obamas student loan records said his client only found the records because he and others were bored at work. John Phommivong, 30, and eight others former employees of Vangent Inc. were indicted last [...]
Raleigh attorney tapped to lead NC Bar Association
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A Raleigh attorney has been tapped to lead the North Carolina Bar Association. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that Martin H. Brinkley was named president-elect during the group's annual meeting Saturday in Wilmington.
Lansdowne Park deal unlawful: lawyer
The City of Ottawa will be breaking its own procurement bylaws if it finalizes a deal with a group of Ottawa businessmen to redevelop Lansdowne Park without competitive bidding, an Ottawa lawyer says.
Vick not part of shooting: lawyer
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Michael Vick was not involved or present when a shooting took place outside a nightclub where he had celebrated his 30th birthday, his lawyer said Friday. Larry Woodward, one of the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback's attorneys in his federal dogfighting case, said Vick wasn't at the club when the shooting took place just after 2 a.m. Friday outside the club Guadalajara ...
Lawyer: NY senator was cleared in corruption probe
Associated Press - June 26, 2010 4:55 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - A laywer for New York Sen. Carl Kruger says prosecutors have cleared him of allegations that he traded bureaucratic favors for...
Lawyer: NY senator was cleared in corruption probe
NEW YORK (AP) A laywer for New York Sen. Carl Kruger says prosecutors have cleared him of allegations that he traded bureaucratic favors for campaign contributions.
Lawyer: NY Senator Was Cleared In Corruption Probe
A lawyer for state Sen. Carl Kruger said Saturday that prosecutors have cleared the lawmaker of allegations that he traded bureaucratic favors for campaign contributions. Attorney Benjamin Brafman said he was told by the U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn that Kruger is no longer a target of an inquiry that began in 2008.
Raleigh attorney tapped to lead N.C. Bar Association
A Raleigh attorney has been tapped to lead the North Carolina Bar Association.
Lawyer: NY Senator Cleared in Corruption Probe
A lawyer for state Sen. Carl Kruger said Saturday that prosecutors have cleared the lawmaker of allegations that he traded bureaucratic favors for campaign contributions.
Raleigh attorney tapped to lead NC Bar Association
WILMINGTON -- A Raleigh attorney has been tapped to lead the North Carolina Bar Association.Martin H. Brinkley was named president-elect during the group's annual meeting Saturday in Wilmington.
District attorney: 4 found stabbed to death in home in northeastern Pa.; suspect in custody
NORTHAMPTON, Pa. (AP) Authorities say four people were found stabbed to death in a house in northeastern Pennsylvania and a suspect is in custody.
District attorney: 4 found stabbed to death in home in northeastern Pa.; suspect in custody
NORTHAMPTON, Pa. - Authorities say four people were found stabbed to death in a house in northeastern Pennsylvania and a suspect is in custody. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli says the bodies were discovered Saturday in a house in Northampton.
New U.S. Attorney has background in exposing white collar crime cases
HARRISBURG - Prosecuting white-collar crime is a big part of the caseload for the U.S. attorney's office in Pennsylvania's Middle District, and the new head of that office has four decades of experience in the field. Peter J. Smith, a Wilkes-Barre native
District attorney: 4 found stabbed to death in home in northeastern Pa.; suspect in custody
Four people were found stabbed to death Saturday in a house in northeastern Pennsylvania and a suspect was in custody, authorities said.
New U.S. Attorney for Pa.'s middle district confirmed
Peter Joseph Smith was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Nancy Garrido's lawyer argues for visit by Jaycee Dugard and kids
Everybody wants to see Jaycee. Nearly a year after kidnapping victim Jaycee Lee Dugard was found alive, she remains the subject of intense legal and emotional wrangling as the case against her accused abductors slowly inches forward.
Mandeville's city attorney booted out
Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere confirmed this week, David Cressy will cease to be the city attorney as of next month, and Edward Deano will likely succeed him in the position.
Grayson County District Attorney's office begins photo project
History is coming to life at the Grayson County District Attorney's Office. Or at least they are trying to give a little life to history as summer intern Paige Armstrong attempts to gather up photos of all of the county's past district attorneys.
Palin criticizes California attorney general at campus
TURLOCK, Calif. Sarah Palin leveled criticism at Californias attorney general and others raising questions about her visit to a cash-strapped university, telling supporters that students had better things to do than dive through Dumpsters to find out how much she earns speaking.
Candidate for St. Charles County prosecuting attorney to lose driver's license
Michael E. Carter, a candidate for St. Charles County prosecuting attorney, has lost his Department of Revenue hearing for refusing to take a Breathalyzer test in December and will lose his driver's license for a year.
Kruger graft-rap nix
A lawyer for state Sen. Carl Kruger said yesterday that prosecutors have cleared the lawmaker of allegations that he traded bureaucratic favors for campaign contributions. Attorney Benjamin Brafman said he was told by the US attorney in Brooklyn that Kruger is no longer a target of an inquiry that began...