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Attorney General in Kabul for graft talks
The United States sent its most senior law enforcement official to Afghanistan on Wednesday to help rein in graft in one of the world's most corrupt nations and at a sensitive time for Washington's policies in Kabul.
Skakel attorney to cop to tax plea
BRIDGEPORT -- A celebrity attorney who represented Michael Skakel in his murder trial has agreed to plead guilty to failing to pay almost $400,000 in taxes.
Lawyer to ask Thai gov't not to freeze "red-shirt" candidate's bank A/C
Kharom Polthaklang, a lawyer of the "red-shirt" movement, said Wednesday he will ask the Center for Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES) to unfreeze a bank account of opposition Pheu Thai Party (PT) candidate Korkaew Pikultong, the Nation online reported. Korkaew needs to withdraw his money to spend for an election campaign in the July 25 by-election, Kharom explained. Kharom was speaking to ...
Statement of the Attorney General Following Meetings With Afghan President Karzai, Minister of Justice, Attorney General
KABUL, Afghanistan, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Eric Holder met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Minister of Justice Habibullah Ghalib and Attorney General Mohammad Ishaq Aloko today to discuss the department's ongoing efforts to foster the rule of law in Afghanistan.
Baron & Budd, P.C. Attorney Carla Burke Provides Overview on Water Contamination at Oil Spill Litigation Conference
DALLAS----Carla Burke, attorney and shareholder with Baron & Budd, P.C.s water contamination group and an expert in toxic tort and water contamination litigation, delivered a presentation last Wednesday at a legal summit in New Orleans.
Attorney General in Kabul for graft talks
The United States sent its most senior law enforcement official to Afghanistan on Wednesday to help rein in graft in one of the world's most corrupt nations and at a sensitive time for Washington's policies in Kabul.
Lawyer to ask Thai gov't not to freeze "red-shirt" candidate's bank A/C
Kharom Polthaklang, a lawyer of the "red-shirt" movement, said Wednesday he will ask the Center for Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES) to unfreeze a bank account of opposition Pheu Tha...
Taliban attacks airfield as U.S. attorney general is in Kabul
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with Afghan officials in Kabul on Wednesday and promised the United States is committed to succeeding in Afghanistan and "breaking the Taliban's momentum."
Phoenix Attorney and Two Accountants Plead Guilty to Participation in Fraudulent Offshore Tax Shelter Scheme
WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney Steven W. Allen pleaded guilty in federal court in Arizona to taking part in a conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by promoting a fraudulent offshore trust scheme to hide his clients' income, the Justice Department and IRS announced today. Allen P. Goodmansen, a certified public accountant, pleaded guilty to ...
Attorney: Primary residence irrelevant
PRINCEVILLE Does it really matter where the mayor lives? Princeville Town Attorney Charles Watts of Durham responds to a petition for the removal of Princeville Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates saying that misconceptions on the terms residence and domicile are at the root of the problem.
Skakel Lawyer Expected To Admit Tax Evasion
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) 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.
Defense attorney calls case against accused Cascade dog hanger ridiculous, biased
The prosecution began making its case against James DeGroff this morning after his attorney condemned the prosecution as ridiculous, incomplete and biased against his client.
Westport Attorney Kenneth Bernhard Assists in Kenyan Wildlife Service Sting Operation
WESTPORT, CT--(Marketwire - 06/30/10) - Westport Attorney G. Kenneth Bernhard, principal in the Westport Office of Cohen and Wolf, P.C., recently returned from a trip to Africa where he helped the Kenyan Wildlife Service (KWS) in a sting operation against illegal ivory dealers. Wearing a wire, with undercover intelligence agents from the KWS nearby, Mr. Bernhard posed as an American tourist ...
Attorney for one defendent seeking plea deal in alleged public sex case
The attorney for Justin Amend, charged with public lewdness for his alleged part in a public sex act, plans to ask the District Attorney for a plea deal. The 29-year-old Amend, of Oakfield, wasn't in court today, and his case was continued to July 27, giving attorney Tom Williams time to discuss the case with the DA's office. Public lewdness is a Class B misdemeanor. It is the only charge Amend ...
Defense attorney: Man accused in guard's death had no prior criminal history
A prosecutor told a jury Tuesday that a reputed gang member stood watch as two friends fatally beat and robbed a 66-year-old security guard, but a defense attorney said prosecutors did not present forensic evidence placing the man at the scene.
Iowa Attorney General enacts price-gouging rules
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Disaster declarations because of flooding and severe weather have prompted the Iowa attorney general to enact a state rule to stop price gouging.
ND Democratic candidate for attorney general questions Stenehjem's credibility
BISMARCK - The Democratic candidate for attorney general is questioning Wayne Stenehjem's credibility and accused him Wednesday of a "make-it-up-as-you-go-along approach" to the law.
Westport Attorney Kenneth Bernhard Assists in Kenyan Wildlife Service Sting Operation
WESTPORT, CT--(Marketwire - June 30, 2010) - Westport Attorney G. Kenneth Bernhard, principal in the Westport Office of Cohen and Wolf, P.C., recently returned from a trip to Africa where he helped the Kenyan Wildlife Service (KWS) in a sting operation against illegal ivory dealers.
Politics in Play in New Black Panther Case?- Exclusive: Ex-DOJ Attorney on Black Panthers
A former Justice Department attorney who quit his job to protest the Obama administration's handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case is accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of dropping the charges for racially motivated reasons.
US attorney general talks up 'positive steps' in Afghanistan
US Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday praised the Afghan government's efforts to enforce the rule of law, after billions of dollars in US aid was blocked because of graft concerns.
St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson scores biggest win in 25-year accountability campaign on clergy sex abuse
Jeff Anderson St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson scores biggest win in 25-year accountability campaign on clergy sex abuse By Beth Hawkins | Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Monday's Supreme Court action gave him a significant victory supporting his claim that the Vatican is not immune from liability in a clergy sex abuse case.
Skakel Attorney Admits Not Paying Taxes
Celebrity attorney Michael Sherman has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges in federal court in Connecticut for failing to pay about $400,000 in income taxes.
DiMasi lawyer argues for pension reinstatement
By Donovan Slack, Globe Staff A lawyer for Salvatore DiMasi argued this morning that the former Massachusetts House speaker should get his $5,000 monthly pension back because a corruption charge against him is based on a "constitutionally flawed indictment"...
Skakel lawyer admits failing to pay $400K in taxes
Celebrity attorney Michael Sherman pleaded guilty Wednesday to willfully failing to pay about $400,000 in federal income taxes, admitting he had the ability to pay but spent the money on country club memberships and other discretionary items. Connecticut - Lawyer - Income tax - United States - Martha Moxley
RealtySellers lawyer denied special status in CREA fight
Battle between Competition Bureau, real estate association to begin later this year
Attorney General Biden back in public eye after mild stroke
Attorney General Beau Biden made his first public appearance Tuesday since suffering a mild stroke in May.
Herenton lawyer sees good news in court ruling
MEMPHIS The lawyer for former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton says a Supreme Court decision that limits the use of anti-fraud laws has eliminated the chance his client will be prosecuted over a land deal.
UPDATE: Lawyer: Appeals Court Upholds Verizon Wireless Settlement
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Well-known attorney admits owing $1.1 million in taxes
Michael (Mickey) Sherman leaves the Federal Courthouse in Bridgeport with his defense attorney, William Dow III, after he pled guilty to failing to pay almost $400,000 in taxes.
Aurora attorney disbarred in Wisconsin
An Aurora attorney has lost his license to practice law in Wisconsin, alittle more than a year after he lost his law license in Illinois.
Turner Padget attorney takes over as chairman of Ethics Commission
Florence, who previously served as the commissions vice-chairman, is an Of Counsel attorney in Turner Padget Graham & Laney s Charleston office. He begins his term as chairman today.
Skakel lawyer admits failing to pay $400K in taxes
Celebrity attorney Michael Sherman pleaded guilty Wednesday to willfully failing to pay about $400,000 in federal income taxes, admitting he had the ability to pay but spent the money on country club memberships and other discretionary items. Income tax - Lawyer - Plea - United States - Martha Moxley
PI Balas lawyer insists on London interview
By Adib Zalkapli, The Malaysian Insider (30 June 2010) - 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 anywhere in the ...
Gates lawyer says final arrest review report 'disappointing'
"The report is sorely disappointing, however, in its recitation of the facts, and applies equal blame to the conduct of Sgt. James Crowley, an 11 year veteran of police services, and Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University," said� Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates' lawyer Charles Ogletree in a press release.
Calif. Attorney General's office to handle Bolts DUI case
According to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office, county undersheriff Steven Bolts did not appear in court today for his scheduled arraignment, which was continued. The district attorney's office told the judge the state Attorney General's office will be prosecuting the case to avoid any potential conflicts of interest. Bolts was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of DUI ...
New Book Provides Fresh Look at Fascinating Post-Revolutionary Politician, Radical Reformer and Criminal Lawyer, Felix ...
BATON ROUGE, La.----LSU Press today announced the publication of DEMOCRACYS LAWYER: FELIX GRUNDY OF THE OLD SOUTHWEST, by J. Roderick Heller III. A central political figure in the first post-Revolutionary generation, Felix Grundy epitomized the American democrat who so famously fascinated Alexis de Tocqueville.
Skakel lawyer Michael Sherman admits failing to pay $400K in taxes
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Celebrity attorney Michael Sherman pleaded guilty today to willfully failing to pay about $400,000...
Well-known attorney admits owing $1.1 million in taxes
Michael (Mickey) Sherman leaves the Federal Courthouse in Bridgeport with his defense attorney, William Dow III on Wednesday June 30, 2010. Sherman of Greenwich pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges of willfully failing to pay taxes on returns he filed in 2001 and 2002. While Sherman has paid about $397,000 in taxes, he still owes about $1.1 million in additional taxes, interests and ...
AMD Lawyer Who Led Fight Against Intel to Retire
In Silicon Valley's best-known David-and-Goliath story, Thomas McCoy was the guy who slung the stone. The general counsel of Advanced Micro Devices didn't topple mighty Intel, but his impact was at least felt in the chip giant's pocketbook.
Greene attorney pushes for depositions
The attorney for the family of Tamara Greene is asking a judge to force several members of the Kilpatrick family to schedule their depositions.
PI Balas lawyer insists on London interview
By Adib Zalkapli, The Malaysian Insider (30 June 2010) - 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.
Hawaii attorney general: state gun laws are solid
HONOLULU (AP) - State Attorney General Mark Bennett says he doesn't think this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on handguns will lead to any Hawaii laws being struck down.
Beecher Metropolitan District attorney says Genesee County should conduct recall election
An attorney for the troubled Beecher Metropolitan District says if citizens want to recall water and sewer board members, they should take it up with Genesee County elections officials.
Lindquist & Vennum Attorney John A. Chanin Named President-Elect of The Faculty of Federal Advocates
Lindquist & Vennum attorney John A. Chanin was named President-Elect of The Faculty of Federal Advocates for a one-year term to commence on January 1, 2011. Chanin was elected to serve on the Board of the FFA in 2008. � The President works closely with federal bench to improve the quality of legal practice in the federal courts in the District of Colorado.
Lawyer says court frees Maldives politicians
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A Maldives court Wednesday freed two opposition lawmakers accused of trying to bribe independent lawmakers in a bid to unseat the government, an attorney said.
Defence lawyer files complaint over RCMP actions in Kembo case
The lawyer for convicted killer Charles Kembo has written to the parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Safety and Intelligence requesting they review the circumstances leading to Rita Yeungs murder.
Attorney investigates Boonville case involving Taser use
An attorney said he is investigating the case of a Boonville man on whom a Taser was twice used leading up to his arrest.
Texas Attorney General Calls For Action After Bullets Strike El Paso City Hall
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott sent a letter Wednesday to President Barack Obama calling for action on border security after El Paso City Hall was peppered with bullets fired from across the Rio Grande.
Lawyer: Lack of enough mall crosswalks led to accident that killed Teaneck woman
The Westfield Garden State Plaza failed to provide enough crosswalks at the mall, causing a car accident that killed a 74-year-old Teaneck woman three years ago, the womans lawyer said Wednesday.
SEC Settles With Fired Lawyer Who Accused Agency Of Blocking Hedge Fund Investigation
What's Your Reaction? WASHINGTON The Securities and Exchange Commission is paying $755,000 to settle a lawsuit with a former staff lawyer who accused the agency of blocking his investigation of a prominent hedge fund.