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Defense attorney convicted
SAN JOSE -- A prominent San Jose defense attorney has been convicted of money laundering. Jamie Harley was found guilty of five counts of laundering money for a former client. The jury deadlocked on one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Longtime Commerce city attorney dies Tuesday
Services were pending Tuesday for former Commerce City Attorney James ONeil Faires, Sr.
Governor Reappoints Local Attorney to Medical Board
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday reappointed Rolling Hills Estates attorney Frank Zerunyan to the Medical Board of California. Zerunyan, 50, has been a member of the board since 2006 and is currently vice president.
Attorney: DNA match should mean release of double-murder suspect
High-profile attorney Kathleen Zellner has been brought in to work from the sidelines on the case of a Zion man who's been held in the Lake County jail since 2005 on charges he killed his daughter and another girl.
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli at the Department's Universal Design ...
BOSTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following remarks by Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli were released today by the U.S. Department of Justice:
Atty: Conrad Black likely to be released Wednesday
A lawyer for Conrad Black said he expects the former media magnate to walk free on bond Wednesday from the Florida prison where he's been serving a 6 1/2-year sentence for defrauding investors.
Lawyer: Bridgewater man 'regretful' of crash that injured state trooper
Matthew A. Charette, 24, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of drunken driving and negligent operation of a motor vehicle stemming from a crash early Saturday morning in Taunton that injured a state trooper and a Brockton woman.
Attorney Wants Evidence Excluded
The attorney for a woman charged with trying to extort University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino wants thousands of pages of evidence excluded from the trial. James Earhart, who represents Karen Cunagin Sypher, said in a motion filed late Tuesday night that prosecutors have turned over about 3,100 pages of evidence since March. Earhart says the large volume of documents, including ...
Attorney Files For Release Of Zion Murder Suspect
An attorney has filed a petition to release a Zion father accused in the murder of his young daughter and her friend.
Obama to pick Republican for Utahs U.S. attorney?
Obama to pick Republican for Utahs U.S. attorney? By Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Jul 21, 2010 12:44PM MDT The White House is vetting Republican Scott Burns, former deputy U.S. drug czar and Iron County attorney, for Utahs vacant U.S. attorney post. Burns, who currently is executive director of the National District Attorneys Association, declined to comment Wednesday, referring ...
Lawyer Who Targeted Portland Pot King Loses License for 90 Days
Courthouse News has picked up a story out of the Oregon Supreme Court that provides a coda to our 2007 cover story about Portland cannabis king Paul Stanford (photo above). Our story related one of the more bizarre chapters in Stanfords career building the largest nationwide chain of medical-marijuana clinics: In 2005in an event that ranks as [...]
Attorney sentenced for operating illegal sports betting business in Dearborn
DEARBORN HEIGHTS/DEARBORN -- A local attorney and two area businessmen were sentenced Tuesday to terms of court supervised probation and fines of $2,000.00 each for their roles in a large scale sports betting operation.
Vader's lawyer quits, court told
The lawyer who had been representing Travis Edward Vader on charges unrelated to the disappearance of a St. Albert couple has quit. Brad Thomlinson told a judge in Edson court Tuesday that he no longer wished to represent Vader on three counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000.[...]
Environmental attorney hired; papers filed to fight class-action status
Lower Merion School District officials approved a motion Monday night to bring in an attorney on environmental issues.
Would Alyssa Milano hire this man as her lawyer? (video)
Roaming a red carpet at an awards show probably isn't the best way for a young lawyer to sign clients. But meet Sam Goldberg, a former child actor turned radio host turned "Mr. Law School." Apparently, he received training on...
Connecticut asks Google for info in privacy flap
Connecticut's attorney general, who is leading a 37-state probe of Google Inc's collection of data from private Wi-Fi networks, asked the Internet search leader on Wednesday if it had tested the software before using it.
Destination Cellars Joins ALM / The Lawyer Invitational as Charter Sponsor and Luxury Partner
New York - NEW YORK, NY (July 21, 2010) ALM / The Lawyer Invitational, the legal industrys first national golf tournament, is pleased to announce that Destination Cellars is now a charter sponsor and luxury partner.
French footballer innocent, says lawyer
French football star Karime Benzema is completely innocent and has nothing to answer for, his lawyers says. In an interview with Euronews, lawyer Sylvain Cormier, dismissed the charges against the Real Madrid striker as unfounded and said his client remains confident of clearing his name.
EXCLUSIVE: Mel Gibson Case To Be Turned Over To District Attorney In One Month
The Mel Gibson case will be turned over by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department to the District Attorney's office in approximately one month, RadarOnline.com has learned. Cops are investigating Gibson for domestic violence and possibly other charges. The Oscar-winner's lawyers have said Oksana Grigorieva tried to extort him and that is being investigated as well.
Blind Sheik's Lawyer Sentenced to 10 Years
Disbarred civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart has been resentenced to 10 years in prison for helping a convicted terrorist communicate with his violent followers in Egypt. Manhattan federal judge John Koeltl lengthened Stewart's 28-month sentence after determining she lied during her 2005 trial and lacked remorse after her first sentencing. Stewart represented Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman when he was ...
Environmental attorney hired; papers filed to fight class-action status
Lower Merion School District officials approved a motion Monday night to bring in an attorney on environmental issues.
RCMP investigation of Helena Guergis over: lawyer
The Mounties have stopped probing allegations against former Tory MP Helena Guergis, according to her lawyer. He said an RCMP officer told him "there was no substance" to any of the issues forwarded by the PMO.
Sonoma County District Attorney reports to the people
The Sonoma County District Attorney's office last week released its Report to the People, a progress report of sorts that DA Stephan Passalacqua said gives the general public a comprehensive look at the agency's accomplishments and projects over the past year.
Lawyer in murder plot indicted on 3 new charges - Wed, 21 Jul 2010 PST
A former lawyer for the Aryan Nations jailed in an alleged murder-for-hire plot has been indicted on three additional charges related to jailhouse phone calls and explosives discovered after his arrest.
Oklahoma House Hires Attorney In Corruption Investigation
The state House of Representatives has hired an attorney to help deal with allegations of political corruption.
RCMP ends Helena Guergis probe with no action taken: lawyer
OTTAWA - The lawyer for deposed cabinet minister Helena Guergis says the RCMP has given his client a clean bill of health. Howard Rubel says an inspector with the Mounties has advised him that an RCMP probe found "no substance" to any of the issues raised by the Prime Minister's Office.
Ind. attorney general wants emergency suspension of southern Ind. doctor's med license
On Wednesday, Indiana's attorney general called for an emergency suspension of the medical license of a southern Indiana doctor.� Dr. Kamal Tiwari runs the Pain Management Center of Southern Indian with a location in New Albany, Ind. He was already not allowed to write prescriptions because he is being investigated in the deaths of some patients, but prosecutors say he got around that using ...
DOJ: Politics influenced firing of US attorney but Bush-era scandal wasn't criminal
The Bush administration's Justice Department's actions were inappropriately political, but not criminal, when it fired a U.S. attorney in 2006, prosecutors said Wednesday in closing a two-year i...
Attorney General: Two scams now operating in New Mexico
SANTA FE - The attorney general s Consumer Protection Division is alerting consumers about scams currently circulating in New Mexico.
Lawyer: Russian spy unhappy England rejected her
Associated Press - July 21, 2010 5:25 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for a red-headed Russian spy whose photographs made her a tabloid favorite says she is upset that the United Kingdom has...
Lawyer Bartlit Said to Join Obama's Oil-Spill Commission as Lead Counsel
President Barack Obama s commission investigating BP Plc s Gulf of Mexico oil spill hired Fred Bartlit , the lawyer who represented former President George W. Bush in the 2000 election dispute, as lead counsel, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.
Lindsay Lohans new lawyer quits
Lindsay Lohans lawyer Robert Shapiro has quit her legal case just a day before her jail sentence is due to start.
State Attorney General reaches settlement with payday lenders
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Attorney General Darrell McGraws office has settled with a group of payday lending companies, recovering more than $305,000 in fees. The attorney generals consumer protection division announced the settlement with FFD Companies, which...
Spartanburg Lawyer Goes After Gold Seller
A Spartanburg lawyer has joined a national team of lawyers in filing a lawsuit against a gold dealer.
Lawyer: Russian spy unhappy England rejected her
A redheaded Russian spy whose photographs made her a tabloid favorite is upset that the United Kingdom has revoked her citizenship, her lawyer said Wednesday. Russia - Espionage - United States - Government - New York City
Lawyer: Russian spy unhappy England rejected her
The lawyer for a red-headed Russian spy whose photographs made her a tabloid favorite says she is upset that the United Kingdom has revoked her citizenship.
Dept. of Justice: U.S. attorney's firing in 2006 was politics, not crime
WASHINGTON (AP) The Bush administrations Justice Departments actions were inappropriately political, but not criminal, when it fired a U.S. attorney in 2006, prosecutors said Wednesday in closing a two-year investigation without filing charges.
No criminal charges in Bush-era U.S. attorney firings
U.S. prosecutors ended a 22-month investigation into the Bush administration's firing of federal attorneys, deciding not to bring criminal charges against former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales or others, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.
Vader's lawyer quits, court told
The lawyer who had been representing Travis Edward Vader on charges unrelated to the disappearance of a St. Albert couple has quit. Brad Thomlinson told a judge in Edson court Tuesday that he no longer wished to represent Vader on three counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000.[...]
First on KHQ.Com: Ex-Aryan Nations Lawyer Faces New Federal Charges
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A former lawyer for the Aryan Nations is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Coeur d'Alene next week on new federal charges in an alleged murder-for-hire plot. Edgar Steele pleaded not guilty last month to allegations he tried to kill his wife, Cynthia Steele, and her mother. The FBI alleges that Edgar Steele plotted with Sagle resident Larry Fairfax to ...
Lawyer: Russian spy unhappy England rejected her
A redheaded Russian spy whose photographs made her a tabloid favorite is upset that the United Kingdom has revoked her citizenship, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Lohan's lawyer: She's 'having a difficult time adjusting'
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley says the actress was tearful and struggling to adjust when she visited her in prison Tuesday.
Roseville attorney: Term limits not retroactive
Roseville's city attorney has reversed her position, now stating that the City Council term-limits proposal would not be retroactive.
No corruption by former Castro friend: attorney
A lawyer for a Chilean businessman and former close friend of Fidel Castro vowed on Wednesday to prove his client's innocence after Cuba accused him of bribery, fraud and other crimes in a high-profile corruption case.
Neighborhood to hire attorney in dispute over Vineyard church move
The Fairway Neighborhood Association has voted to retain an attorney to represent the neighborhood a
Obama administration considering Utah Republican for U.S. attorney
SALT LAKE CITY The Obama administration is considering a Republican as the next U.S. attorney for Utah.
Lawyer for red-haired Russian spy says client was disappointed England revoked her citizenship
A redheaded Russian spy whose photographs made her a tabloid favourite is upset that the United Kingdom has revoked her citizenship, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Tallahassee Lawyer is Nationally Known
Football star turned lawyer making a name for himself nationally.
16-year-old charged in Greenville killing "didn't do it," attorney says
The attorney for a 16-year-old girl charged as an adult in the slaying of a Greenville man said today her arrest could be a case of her being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
RCMP has cleared Guergis: lawyer
The RCMP has ended its inquiries into MP and former cabinet minister Helena Guergis and concluded there is no substance to allegations forwarded to them from the Prime Minister's Office, Guergis's lawyer says.