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Five Indicted In Commonwealth's Attorney Bribery Case
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions on Wednesday announced the indictment of five defendants by a Pulaski County grand jury in connection with a plot to allegedly bribe the Commonwealth's attorney for Pulaski County. Sixty-four-year-old Everett Hyden, 63-year-old Noble Hampton, 44-year-old Virginia Carol Hampton, 62-year-old Walter Creekmore and 44-year-old ...
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Peterson attorney says prosecution 'chickened out'
The defense attorney for Drew Peterson says an appeal on hearsay evidence in the former police officer's upcoming murder trial signals to him that prosecutors have no case.
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel Says He'll Give Up State Vehicle
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he'll give up his state vehicle after a newspaper report questioned whether state officials should report use of state cars as personal income.
Peterson attorney says prosecution 'chickened out'
CHICAGO (AP) -- Drew Peterson's attorney says an appeal on hearsay evidence in the upcoming murder trial signals to him that prosecutors have no case.
Peterson attorney says prosecution 'chickened out'
Associated Press - July 7, 2010 3:34 PM ET CHICAGO (AP) - Drew Peterson's attorney says an appeal on hearsay evidence in the upcoming murder trial signals to him that prosecutors have no...
Peterson attorney says prosecution 'chickened out'
CHICAGO (AP) The defense attorney for Drew Peterson says an appeal on hearsay evidence in the former police officer's...
Attorney General wins appeal, Lee to register as sex offender
The Attorney General announced the decision of a federal appeals court to reinstate the sodomy and sexual abuse convictions of Richard Lee, a Linn County man who was released from prison last year after completing a 15-year sentence.
Cohen & Grigsby Attorney Helps Advisory Commission Identify Nearly $500 Million in Savings for Pennsylvania
Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Bonita Springs, FL, is pleased to announce that attorney James Chiafullo recently served as a member of the Senate Government Management and Cost Study Commission.
Arizona attorney general alleges housing discrimination in FLDS towns
SALT LAKE CITY Arizona's attorney general has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a disabled man who was...
US, Russia planning spy prisoner swap: lawyer
Russia and the United States are planning a dramatic Cold War-style prisoner exchange that would free members of the alleged Kremlin spy ring for a Russian detainee, a lawyer claimed yesterday.
Attorney named to prosecute
Third District Judge Robert Estes made it official Thursday, appointing Peter S. Christiansen to prosecute Nye County District Attorney Bob Beckett and sheriff's Dep. David Boruchowitz.
Houston Attorney Mark Lanier Named One of 'The 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century'
Acclaimed attorney Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston, has been selected by the editors of Texas Lawyer newspaper as one of "The 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century."
Attorney having trouble tracking down John Edwards
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Wed, 07/07/2010 - 4:32pm. READ MORE: HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina judge says he is willing to order John Edwards to testify in a lawsuit about a sex tape after an attorney complained he couldn't find the two-time presidential candidate.
Attorney generals office rules on complaint
The Arizona Attorney Generals Office last week ruled that there was no open meeting law violation despite a complaint filed by several residents in May against Sedona Fire District Governing Board member Charles Christensen. Becklund, in her ruling, wrote the open meeting law violation never occurred since the complaint alleged only Chairman Ralph Graves and Christensen spoke during Read more...
Marion hires Seminole County's Minter as county attorney
Marion County commissioners hired a new county attorney on Tuesday, agreeing to make another county's No. 2 lawyer the highest-paid staffer working for Marion government.
5:20 p.m. - Manchin asks attorney general for opinion on succession
Gov. Joe Manchin announced today he had requested state Attorney General Darrell McGraw give his opinion on the process of succession needed to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd.
Killer wins new trial; Jacksonville police questioned him after he asked for lawyer
A killer serving a mandatory life sentence for a 2005 murder won a new trial today when the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Jacksonville police improperly questioned him after he asked for a lawyer. A unanimous three-judge panel of the Tallahassee court cited a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this year clarifying the court's landmark Miranda ruling that requires criminal suspects be told about ...
Local State Attorney's Race Heating Up Two Years Early
Last month, State Attorney Glenn Hess fired longtime employee Brenda Keys, citing budget cuts as the reason. Now, Keys has sued Hess in Federal Court saying her firing was retaliation for her support of former State Attorney Jim Appleman.
UPDATED: Attorney General: Jens Soering to remain in Virginia prison
In a letter to the governor, Eric Holder said Soering's transfer to Germany will not be considered´┐Ż"unless and until the Commonwealth of Virginia provides clear and unambiguous consent to such a transfer."
Crystal Mangum's attorney withdraws from case
Defense attorney Clayton Jones withdrew from Crystal Mangums case after a court appearance Wednesday because he saw her talking to members of the Committee on Justice for Mike Nifong, outspoken critics of the Durham County District Attorneys Office.
Attorney General: New indictments anticipated in Fish Garbage Service trial
Another indictment may be brought against the defendants in theFish Garbage Service criminal proceedings said prosecutors during ahearing before Judge Thomas Trimble on Wednesday.
District Attorney looking at disclosure forms of Oxnard officials
About a week after Oxnards embattled public works director resigned last month following revelations that he failed to report gifts from businesses with city contracts, an investigator with the Ventura County District Attorneys Office requested disclosure forms from top Oxnard officials.
Lawyer Calls Police Shooting '100% Justified'
The police union and an attorney for a rookie officer who fatally shot a man during a traffic stop break their silence about the incident.
Lawyer for Your Black Muslim bakery leader smuggled hit list from jail
A former lawyer representing members of Your Black Muslim Bakery allegedly smuggled a hit list and other "unauthorized written communications" from Yusef Bey IV, who is being held in the Santa Rita jail on murder charges, according to an affidavit filed in Alameda County court on Tuesday. On the alleged hit list was a list of witnesses who would testify against Bey IV in three murder cases, the ...
District attorney wont prosecute all gun laws
Jackson County District Attorney Gerald Fox says he will not prosecute some gun laws in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Attorney: Vick involved in confrontation, but left before shooting
Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney Harvey L. Bryant revealed Wednesday that while Michael Vick was not present during the shooting that took place outside of his 30th birthday party on June 25, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was involved in an altercation minutes before the shots were fired, according to TV station WAVY in Virginia.
Taser's own report cites possibility of death, says government lawyer
A B.C. government lawyer on Wednesday cited a training directive by Taser International that he said undermines the companys argument that the Braidwood inquiry reached a faulty conclusion about the lethality of Tasers.
Candidates for Pettis County prosecuting attorney set to face off in primary
The Republican primary race for Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney pits six-term incumbent Jeff Mittelhauser against political newcomer Andrew Rehmer a recent law school graduate.
Lohan's Lawyer -- Sentence Just Ain't Fair!
Filed under: Lindsay Lohan , Shawn Chapman Holley Lindsay Lohan 's lawyer, the effervescent Shawn Chapman Holley , was back in court today for a non-LiLo-related incident ... but it's clear, she's still ticked about Lindsay's sentence. Holley tells us, "All we want is for Lindsay to be treated like Read more
Bey's Lawyer Accused of Smuggling Hit List
A new report from a group of journalists investigating the murder of reporter Chauncey Bailey has new information about the lawyer for the man accused of ordering Bailey's killing. KGO's Kim McCallister has details.
Navy lawyer to fill in for friend in Iraq - Navy News, news from Iraq - Navy Times
ROCHESTER, Minn. A southeastern Minnesota prosecutor is volunteering to take his friends place in Iraq.
NY Attorney Gen: Landlords Discriminate against Black Residents
Filed under: News , Politics , Race and Civil Rights Andrew Cuomo , the Attorney General for the state of New York, accused landlords in a Brooklyn apartment complex of discriminating against black residents and potential tenants. The AG sued the owners and managers of 1648 - 50 Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, saying that they were in violation of civil rights and fair housing laws by not showing ...
Local attorney out of running for state Supreme Court
´┐ŻPendleton attorney Bryce Owens did not make the first cut for the open seat on the Indiana Supreme Court.
Justice for Leanne Holland 'unlikely'
Lawyer doubtful reinvestigation will lead to conviction.
Lawyer claims 'exchange' planned in Russia spy scandal
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Moscow is planning to release a Russian arms expert convicted of espionage in exchange for members of the alleged spy ring arrested in the United States, a lawyer said on Wednesday.
New attorney and engineer to be named in Mandeville
Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere is expected to recommend both a new city attorney and a new city engineer tomorrow.
Lawyer alleges Dole bribed witnesses
A lawyer turning the tables on Dole Food Co. has alleged that the giant firm bribed whistle blowers to testify about an alleged fraud involving purported workers on Dole banana plantations in Nicaragua.
Comelecs Sarmiento, lawyer Legarda among picks for SC
MANILA, Philippines An election commissioner who made his mark as a human rights advocate and sat in the government panel negotiating with communist rebels and a prominent family lawyer known for her work in defense of abused women and children are among the 28 candidates for the lone vacancy in the Supreme Court (SC).
Chief homicide attorney can't recall on stand
Murder defendant's attorney wants details about witness' plea deal, polygraph
Lawyer alleges Dole bribed witnesses
Associated Press - July 7, 2010 9:14 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer turning the tables on Dole Food Co. has alleged that the giant firm bribed whistle blowers to testify about an alleged...
Scissor killer committed manslaughter: Lawyer
William Imona-Russel was in an alcohol-fuelled blind rage when he killed Yasmin Ashareh and is guilty of manslaughter not murder, his lawyer argued Wednesday.
Maine Attorney General Warns Of Rental Scam
The Maine Attorney General is warning people about a scam involving real estate and rental properties where people put phony ads on Craigslist to try and rent homes that aren't theirs.
Lawyer alleges Dole bribed witnesses
A lawyer turning the tables on Dole Food Co. has alleged that the giant firm bribed whistle blowers to testify about an alleged fraud involving purported workers on Dole banana plantations in Nicaragua. Attorney Steve Condie represents Nicaraguan plaintiffs... Nicaragua - Dole Food Company - Lawyer - Banana plantation - Central America
Scissor killer committed manslaughter: Lawyer
William Imona-Russel was in an alcohol-fuelled blind rage when he killed Yasmin Ashareh and is guilty of manslaughter not murder, his lawyer argued Wednesday.
Plaintiff's lawyer claims witnesses bribed to testify on alleged fraud in Dole worker case
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for Nicaraguan plaintiffs who claimed they were harmed by pesticides on Dole Foods banana plantations has alleged that the giant firm bribed whistle blowers to testify about an alleged fraud.
Plaintiffs' lawyer alleges Dole bribed witnesses
A lawyer for plaintiffs seeking to turn the tables on Dole Food Co. told a judge Wednesday that the giant firm bribed whistle blowers to testify about an alleged fraud involving purported workers on Dole banana plantations...
Plaintiffs' lawyer alleges Dole bribed witnesses
Plaintiff's lawyer claims witnesses bribed to testify on alleged fraud in Dole worker case
Child porn case against lawyer adjourned until September
Court proceedings concerning a Timmins lawyer charged with possessing child pornography have been adjourned to the end of September to allow for the analysis of a law office computer to be completed.[...]
Plaintiffs' Lawyer Alleges Dole Bribed Witnesses
Plaintiff's lawyer claims witnesses bribed to testify on alleged fraud in Dole worker case Lawyer - Fraud - Nicaragua - Los Angeles - Dole Food Company