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Houston attorney, wife charged with misappropriating veterans funds
HOUSTON -- A Houston attorney and his wife surrendered Tuesday after they were indicted for conspiring to misappropriate more than $2 million from the accounts of military veterans, United States Attorney Jose Angel Moreno said. Joe Phillips, 71, and his wife, Dorothy Phillips, 70, surrendered to federal authorities Tuesday. A 26-count indictment charging the couple with conspiracy ...
SEC settles with staff lawyer it fired
The Securities and Exchange Commission has agreed to pay $755,000 to settle a wrongful termination suit filed by a former staff lawyer at the agency who was abruptly fired in 2005.
Lawyer, wife accused of stealing $2 million from veterans
A Houston lawyer and his wife appeared in federal court Tuesday, accused of stealing more than $2 million from military veterans.
Sacramento lawyer sues Catholic Church leaders for fraud in sex-abuse scandal
A Sacramento attorney is trying an unusual tactic in the ongoing litigation over clergy sexual abuse: He is suing California Catholic Church leaders for fraud and negligence.
Disgraced lawyer who stole from client spared jail time
GOSHEN Disgraced Middletown lawyer F. Daniel Blizard got a measure of mercy from the court on Tuesday as he was sentenced for stealing money from a client's escrow account.
US Attorney General Eric Holder In Afghanistan On Unannounced Visit
US Attorney General Eric Holder In Afghanistan On Unannounced Visit
Afghan Attorney General Says U.S. Ambassador Pushed for Corruption Prosecutions
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's attorney general disputed published allegations Tuesday that he had been pressured by the Afghan political leadership to sideline corruption investigations into some of the country's elite, and he turned on the American ambassador, Karl W. Eikenberry, alleging that the ambassador had pressed him to bring particular cases against high-profile figures.
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.
Barred Ritzo lawyer now can't work in Maine
PORTSMOUTH A local lawyer, whose license to practice law in the state was suspended in March for six months due to violations of professional conduct, has received reciprocal punishment from Maine officials.
Blaze damages home of Soldati, lawyer and mayor
SOMERSWORTH A four-alarm fire Tuesday evening at the Somersworth home of Portsmouth lawyer Lincoln Soldati caused extensive damage, fire officials said.
Attorney questions witnesses' memories in murder hearing
PROVO SEmD A defense attorney for an American Fork man accused of murder questioned the memories and motives of witnesses at the man's preliminary hearing in Provo on Tuesday.
U.S. attorney general in Afghanistan for meetings
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Afghanistan Wednesday for meetings with U.S. and Afghan officials, the Department of Justice said.
Professor Gates' attorney blasts new report
An attorney for Henry Louis Gates Jr. today said a report on the scholar's arrest last summer by a Cambridge...
BOE attorney honored for service
Butler County attorney Lewis S. "Pete" Hamilton of the Powell and Hamilton Law Firm has been honored by his peers for service as president of the Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys. He was presented with a plaque during ACSBA's annual meeting earlier this month at Orange Beach.
Attorney Rappleyea remembered for service to community - From the Poughkeepsie Journal
Poughkeepsie attorney Allan E. Rappleyea was remembered by friends and colleagues as a man who worked hard for his firm and for his community.
SEC to Pay $755K to Staff Attorney Fired Over Pequot Case
The Securities and Exchange Commission's investigation into Pequot Capital Management, the once-giant hedge fund, did not exactly go smoothly for the agency, and the saga reached a new low for the SEC on Tuesday: The agency has agreed to pay a former staff attorney, Gary Aguirre, $755,000 to settle his claims that the agency wrongly fired him in retaliation for his complaints that higher-ups ...
Centre County district attorney rescues ducklings
No ducks left behind. District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller proved she's an animal lover when she jumped into a sewer grate Sunday to rescue seven baby ducklings that had fallen through the grate.
U.S. Attorney General in Afghanistan to Discuss Corruption
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is in Kabul for talks with Afghan officials, the Justice Department says.
A.I.G. Hires Ex-Lehman Lawyer for Compliance
American International Group has hired a former Lehman Brothers Holdings lawyer as deputy general counsel, overseeing global compliance and regulatory strategies.
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.
AIG hires ex-Lehman lawyer as compliance head
AIG hires ex-Lehman lawyer as compliance headAIG hires ex-Lehman lawyer as compliance head
US Attorney General on surprise Afghanistan visit
WASHINGTON -US Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Kabul on Wednesday for meetings with Afghan and US officials to improve law enforcement ties and battle corruption, the US Justice Department announced. Read more...
Eric Holder In Afghanistan: Attorney General In Kabul For Talks With Afghan Officials
What's Your Reaction? U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the swearing in ceremony for Sally Quillian Yates, Friday, June 11, 2010, at the Richard B. Russell Federal Courthouse in Atlanta.
US Attorney General Holder in Kabul for talks with Afghan officials
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is in Kabul for talks with Afghan officials, the Justice Department says.
Lawyer vows to continue fighting vs power rate hike
LAWYER Arnel Lapore assures the consumers of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) in District 2 that he will continue his advocacy against power rate increase if elected as Board of Director r read more
US Attorney General on surprise Afghanistan visit
Washington, Jun 30 (AFP) US Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Kabul today for meetings with Afghan and US officials to improve law enforcement ties and battle corruption, the US Justice Department announced.
Lawyer of Thaksin's daughter meet DSI officials
Thaksin Shinawatra, met interrogators of the Department of Special Investigations to submit her financial statement.The lawyer, Kittiporn Arunrat, told the DSI officials that there were no irregular t...
Ron Holly won't be charged for claiming to be lawyer
Ron Holly, whose candidacy for county treasurer crashed and burned because of a false voter-pamphlet statement about his being a lawyer, will not face prosecution for the election law violation.
US attorney general in Kabul for corruption talks
US Attorney General Eric Holder was in Kabul Wednesday to discuss efforts to battle corruption and enforce the rule of law in Afghanistan, just days after billions of dollars in US aid was blocked because of graft concerns.
Red-shirt lawyer to ask CRES to stop freezing Kokaew's accounts
Kharom Polthaklang, a lawyer of the red-shirt movement, said Wednesday that he will ask the Centre for Resolution of Emergency Situation to unfreeze bank accounts of Pheu Thai Party candidate Kokaew Pikultong.
Lawyer fights city to save dog's life
(Jun 30, 2010) - A three-year-old pit bull terrier called Princess is on death row at the municipal pound, awaiting a decision of the City of Hamilton's legal department.
Guatemala remands suspects accused of murdering lawyer
Guatemalan authorities have remanded two suspects on charges of killing a lawyer that caused a political upheaval in the nation in 2009, according to news reaching in Mexico on Tuesday. Estuardo and Francisco Valdez Paiz, who were accused of paying nine hitmen to kill Rodrigo Rosenberg, turned themselves in on Monday. The two brothers are currently held in a military jail in the Matamoros ...
US attorney general arrives in Afghanistan for talks
Kabul - US Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Kabul on Wednesday to hold talks with Afghan officials on how to fight the rampant corruption in the country, the US embassy said....
Poolesville gets new attorney
The former mayor of New Windsor is Poolesville's new town attorney. Jack A. "Jay" Gullo Jr. of New Windsor was hired by the town's commissioners after an executive session May 11. The town considered three or four candidates and interviewed two, Town Manager Wade Yost said.
Red-shirt lawyer to ask CRES to stop freezing Kokaew's accounts
Kharom Polthaklang, a lawyer of the red-shirt movement, said Wednesday that he will ask the Centre for Resolution of Emergency Situation to unfreeze bank accounts of
Attorney General McMaster to make major announcement on Walterboro gang case
McMaster plans to talk to reporters about what authorities have done to the gangs in Walterboro on Wednesday morning at the Colleton County Courthouse
Former attorney sentenced to community service
GOSHEN Former attorney F. Daniel Blizard, 56, was sentenced Tuesday to a conditional discharge to include community service on his guilty plea to grand larceny in the third degree.
Cheek attorney looks to appeal
CEDAR CITY - Following a denial to dismiss the Haylee Cheek criminal case involving first-degree felony charges from an alleged 2007 incident, Cheek's defense attorney on Tuesday not only asked to postpone the trial 60 days but also announced plans to file an interlocutory appeal in appellate court.
BRIDGEPORT: Attorney Michael Sherman Agrees to Guilty Plea
Celebrity attorney Michael Sherman, who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial, has agreed to plead guilty to failing to pay almost $400,000 in taxes.
Skakel lawyer to cop to Conn. tax plea
Celebrity lawyer Michael Sherman, who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial, has agreed to plead guilty to failing to pay almost $400,000 in taxes.
Attorney: Shooter was defending himself
The attorney for a Richmond man arrested on two counts of attempted murder after a shooting early Sunday says his client was acting in self-defense.
US attorney general in Kabul for corruption talks
US Attorney General Eric Holder was Wednesday in Afghanistan to discuss efforts to battle corruption and enforce the rule of law, after billions of dollars in US aid was blocked because of graft concerns.
Attorney questions magistrates impartiality
MICHIGAN CITY An attorney told Magistrate Judge Greta Friedman on Tuesday he questions her ability to remain impartial. Friedman rejected his clients guilty plea in a fatal hit-and-run earlier this year, saying she felt the womans charge was not as serious as it should have been.
U.S. attorney general in Afghanistan for meetings
Attorney General Eric Holder is in Afghanistan. Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Afghanistan Wednesday for meetings with U.S. and Afghan officials, the Department of Justice said. Holder is in Afghanistan to foster the development of the nation's justice system, a statement from the department said. "Fighting corruption and supporting [...]
Lawyer, wife accused of stealing $2M from veterans
A Houston lawyer and his wife appeared in federal court Tuesday, accused of stealing more than $2 million from military veterans.
Journo's lawyer slams Cele
British journalist Simon Wright's lawyer has hit out at national police chief General Bheki Cele for commenting about the case.
Attorney discusses dropped charges
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PI Balas lawyer insists on London interview
KUALA LUMPUR, June 30� The lawyer for P. Balasubramaniam said today that the private investigator insists on having his statement taken by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) in London. Americk Sidhu said the MACCs excuse for cancelling the London meeting had no legal basis. The recording of a witnesses statement can take place ...
US Attorney General visits Afghanistan
The US Attorney General Eric Holder has arrived in Afghanistan to discuss efforts to enforce the rule of law - after billions of dollars in US aid was blocked over corruption allegations.
Skakel lawyer expected to admit tax evasion
Celebrity attorney Michael Sherman is due in federal court in Connecticut to enter an expected guilty plea to failing to pay nearly $400,000 in taxes. Connecticut - Tax avoidance and tax evasion - Plea - United States - Law