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Lawyer: Case thin against client in spy case
BOSTON -- The lawyer for a Boston-area man accused of spying for Russia says the only thing his client has infiltrated are "neighborhoods, cocktail parties and the PTA."
Mass. lawyer: Case thin against client in spy case
BOSTON (AP) The lawyer for a Boston-area man accused of spying for Russia says the only thing his
Lawyer: Case thin against client in spy case
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The lawyer for one of the suspects charged with operating as Russian spies entrenched in American suburbia told a judge Thursday that the evidence revealed so far against his client is "extremely thin."
County says it hired connected attorney, who later says he never accepted job
Wednesday morning, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's administration confirmed that a politically connected attorney accepted a $100,000-a-year management job overseeing the county's labor relations contracts.By Wednesday afternoon -- after the Chicago Sun-Times had contacted county commissioners about the hire -- Mike Joyce, son of onetime South Side powerbroker Jeremiah Joyce, said he ...
Mass. lawyer: Case thin against client in spy case
A Boston-area man accused of spying for Russia says the only thing he has infiltrated are "neighborhoods, cocktail parties and the PTA."
Ex-DoJ Lawyer: Official Lied in Panther Case- Exclusive: Ex-DoJ Attorney on Black Panthers- Whistleblower Interview ...
A former Justice Department attorney who resigned last month in protest of the Obama administration's handling of a voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party accused a top Justice official of lying under oath about the circumstances surrounding the decision to drop the case.
Lawyer says he represents boys stepmom
PORTLAND The stepmother of a missing 7-year-old Portland boy has retained a prominent criminal defense lawyer. In a newspaper interview late Wednesday, lawyer Stephen Houze confirmed that he is representing Terri Moulton Horman but declined comment on the case. Investigators have not named Terri Horman as a suspect in
In-house lawyer loses whistle-blower case
An in-house lawyer who e-mailed corporate officers to express concerns about the legality of the companys conduct in the discovery phase of a lawsuit was not engaging in whistle-blowing activity and therefore not entitled to statutory protection, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled.
Ahwatukee lawyer makes push for TV show on Oprah network
LeBertha Umbreit submits an application video to ''Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star.''
Attorney plans an insanity defense
A defense attorney says he plans an insanity defense for a Terre Haute woman accused of stabbing a couple in an attempt to kidnap their month-old son.
Edwin, Attorney Speak About New Plan
A local teen no longer faces charges of walking out of an Orange County store with a 3-year-old girl, but his attorney says it will take a team to get his life back in order.
CRANBURY: Attorney resigns from township post
CRANBURY Township Attorney Trishka Waterbuy has resigned because state land use law does not allow lawyers from the same firm to represent the township and municipal planning boards.
Ex-Justice Department lawyer says Black Panther case shows rights of white voters are ignored
PHILADELPHIA - A former Justice Department lawyer accuses his ex-superiors of ignoring white voters' rights in the case of black radicals charged with voter intimidation in Philadelphia.
Ex-Justice Dept lawyer says whites' rights ignored
Witnesses described an ugly scene: Two members of the New Black Panther Party threatening white voters the day Barack Obama was elected president, flinging insults like "white devil" and "you're about to be ruled by the black man, cracker."
Lawyer feared suspect before shooting
A Jacksonville lawyer says Robert Duclos seemed dangerous in the weeks before he was arrested and accused of killing his wife.
Oksana Visits Lawyer After Tapes Leak
Filed under: Oksana Grigorieva , Mel Gibson , Celebrity Justice Oksana Grigorieva went to her lawyer's office today ... before the judge called the attorneys on both sides into court for a closed hearing. The judge wants to know who leaked the tapes .� TMZ has learned ... if the judge traces the leaked Mel Read more
County attorney clears officer in shooting
The county attorney has determined a Leavenworth police officer acted in self defense when he shot and killed another man May 22.
Lawyer -Case thin in spy case
A lawyer for one of the suspects charged with operating as a Russian spy in the US says the case is 'thin'.
Attorney for Knicks player Eddy Curry says parties in civil suit have agreed to vacate warrant
CHICAGO - The attorney for Eddy Curry says he expects authorities to vacate an arrest warrant for the New York Knicks player as early as Friday. Attorney Mark Belongia says the agreement was reached as part of a personal injury lawsuit that had led to a warrant for Curry's arrest.
Curry attorney says parties agree to vacate warrant
The attorney for Eddy Curry says he expects authorities to vacate an arrest warrant for the New York Knicks player as early as Friday. Eddy Curry - New York Knicks - Arrest warrant - United States - New York
Lawyer for Knicks player Eddy Curry says parties agree to vacate warrant
CHICAGO - The lawyer for Eddy Curry says he expects authorities to vacate an arrest warrant for the New York Knicks player as early as Friday.
School Committee boosting attorney's pay by $32K
The School Committee has approved a new job description for the boards attorney, putting it on par with that of an assistant corporation counsel. According to the job description and a subsequent contract signed with School Committee attorney Bruce Assad, the change results in an increase of pay for the position from approximately $45,000 to $77,500 annually.
Assistant attorney general for northern Mexico state slain in border city of Ciudad Juarez
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - Gunmen killed an assistant attorney general for northern Chihuahua state and one of her bodyguards in this violent border city near Texas, authorities reported Thursday.
Lawyer stood down for sex with client
A Canberra lawyer found guilty of professional misconduct has been stripped of his practicing certificate by the ACT's Law Society.
Attorney for Collins business discusses alleged peeping tom
COLLINS, MS (WDAM) - An employee of a Collins discount store was arrested Tuesday for hiding a video camera in a dressing room and the store owners are speaking out through their attorney.
Assistant attorney general for northern Mexico state slain in border city of Ciudad Juarez
Gunmen killed an assistant attorney general for northern Chihuahua state and one of her bodyguards in this violent border city near Texas, authorities reported Thursday.
Winslow lawyer accuses DA of impropriety
The lawyer representing former Ventura College basketball coach Greg Winslow claims in a motion that the District Attorney's Office tried to buy testimony against Winslow by arranging the settlement of a civil case.
Fake attorney practicing in the Valley?
The ABC15 Investigators track one man who victims say has been posing as an attorney in the Valley for years.
Gama's attorney takes a swipe at hearings' chairman
SIYABONGA Gama's attorney, Themba Langa, has questioned the independence of the chairman who presided over his client's pre-dismissal arbitration and eventually recommended that he be dismissed as chief executive of Transnet Freight Rail.
Attorney general files suit against former Rockville official
A former Rockville official has been sued by the state for recovery of public funds allegedly pocketed for personal use.
Crime Man suspected of stabbing divorce lawyer to death turns himself in
Police arrested Thursday a suspect in the stabbing death last month of a lawyer in Yokohama city after the man turned himself in at a
Bakersfield attorney arrested
A Bakersfield defense attorney is in jail on charges he threatened a deputy with a knife during a dispute over the attorney's dog.
KC City Attorney Galen Beaufort admits to working on private case on city time
City Halls top lawyer, who once pushed the firings of two colleagues for doing private case work on city time, recently handled a private case during business hours. In late May, City Attorney Galen Beaufort represented a 19-year-old Harrisonville woman on a minor traffic offense in Cass County without first obtaining the required permission from the city manager.
Croslin's attorney seeks limits on investigators
An attorney for Hank "Tommy" Croslin Jr. has asked a judge to prohibit any investigators from interviewing him without notifying his attorney. In court documents filed Thursday, attorney James Werter of St. Augustine, said that Croslin Jr., 23, was interrogated by Putnam County investigators and denied an attorney after being transferred to the Putnam County jail last week. The motion also asks ...
Riverside County district attorney investigators critical of chief Vern Horst
A union survey of Riverside County district attorney investigators shows dissatisfaction with the bureau and chief investigator Vern Horst, who said he will work to improve direct communication with his personnel.
Lawyer bashes Obama officials over Philadelphia voter-intimidation case
A former Justice Department attorney originally from Westmoreland County slammed the Obama administration Thursday, claiming top officials lied to the public about a decision to drop a voter intimidation case against two members of the New Black Panthers Party.
Lawyer derides evidence on pair
The governments case against a Cambridge couple accused of being Russian spies is extremely thin and suggests they did nothing more than live an ordinary American life, a defense lawyer said yesterday in the defendants first response to charges that have triggered an international uproar. United States - Russia - Cambridge Massachusetts - Government - Lawyer
Palo Alto city attorney announces retirement
Palo Alto City Attorney Gary Baum will step down from his position at the end of October, following a roughly six-year tenure as the city's top lawyer.
No Quarter Given to Lawyer Who Blew Deadline After Tactical Delay
A New Jersey state appeals court on Wednesday showed no sympathy for a lawyer who deliberately delayed for a year a motion in a workers' compensation case, then got ill and missed the deadline. Solo Daniel Zonies' goal was "to use up as much of the one-year period as possible before seeking reinstatement," the court said, finding that an attorney's neglect or inadvertence is not grounds for ...
Franklin County district attorney, public defender to hire
The Franklin County district attorney and public defender are getting more help to deal with an increasing caseload in the Court of Common Pleas.
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.
Hasan's attorney unhappy with client's photograph
Photograph of Maj. Nidal Hasan taken by defense attorney John Galligan with his cell phone. Courtesy photo BELTON - Another issue that has nothing to do with the facts of the case against accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan is being trumpeted by defense attorney John Galligan.
Skakel lawyer admits spending tax money on country clubs, Jeeps
Celebrity lawyer Michael Sherman on Wednesday pleaded guilty 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.
CRANBURY: Attorney resigns from township post
CRANBURY Township Attorney Trishka Waterbuy has resigned because state land use law does not allow lawyers from the same firm to represent the township and municipal planning boards.
Gaza lawyer challenges West Bank study ban
Israeli authorities deny Fatima Sharif permission to leave Gaza to study human rights at university in Ramallah A 29-year-old lawyer from Gaza has launched a legal challenge against Israel's refusal to allow her to travel to the West Bank to study human rights and democracy. Fatima Sharif must register for her masters degree at Birzeit University near Ramallah in two weeks' time or she will lose ...
Lawyer Challenging Seat Belt Citation
If you were pulled over for not wearing your seat belt, and issued a ticket, one attorney says you were not breaking the law. Last year, the State Legislature made not wearing your seat belt a primary offense.
Ampatuan town mayors lawyer ambushed Mangudadatu
COTABATO CITY, Philippines A lawyer of the mayor of Ampatuan town, Maguindanao, reportedly survived an attempt on his life in downtown Cotabato City Friday morning, Governor Esmael Mangudadatu said.
Lawyer says whites rights ignored
Witnesses described an ugly scene: Two members of the New Black Panther Party threatening white voters the day ...
No Quarter Given to Lawyer Who Blew Deadline After Tactical Delay
A New Jersey state appeals court on Wednesday showed no sympathy for a lawyer who deliberately delayed for a year a motion in a workers' compensation case, then got ill and missed the deadline.
Attorney general warning senior citizens of scam
State Attorney General Martha Coakley is cautioning Medicare beneficiaries to be aware of potential scams that could arise in connection with the $250 rebate check being issued by Medicare.