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Jury convicts attorney of mortgage fraud
STATESBORO, GA - After a three-day trial, a jury in federal district court returned a guilty verdict yesterday against Emanuel County, Georgia attorney John R. Thompson on mortgage fraud charges. The case was tried before District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield at the U.S. Courthouse in Statesboro, Georgia.
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 06:46PM 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 ...
Akal Takht summons Sarna for remarks against lawyer Phoolka
Amritsar, Jul 21 (UNI) The Akal Takht issued summons to Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGCM) president Paramjit Singh Sarna for 'questioning the sincerity and integrity' of Supreme Court lawyer H S Phoolka vis-a-vis the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases which he had been fighting in courts in Delhi for the last 25 years.
Amendment eases enduring power of attorney
A change to the enduring power of attorney law finds the balance between protecting rights and dealing with the real-life situations of older people, Senior Citizens Minister John Carter said today.
Case forwarded against attorney accused of arson
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. The states case against an attorney who is charged with setting a fire at the Martinsburg law firm where she worked in September 2007, and then attempting to set another fire there in April 2008, is bound for circuit court.
Morgan Hill attorney convicted of money laundering
Associated Press - July 21, 2010 9:34 PM ET SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A Santa Clara County criminal defense attorney is facing prison time after being convicted of money laundering in a case...
Probe in Bush administration attorney firings ends
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 investigation without filing charges. The decision closes the books on one of the lingering political disputes of the Bush administration, one that Democrats ...
Morgan Hill attorney convicted of money laundering
A Santa Clara County criminal defense attorney is facing prison time after being convicted of money laundering in a case involving computer equipment stolen from Cisco Systems.
Letter: Gonzales won't be charged in attorney firings
The Justice Department says it has decided not to charge former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales or other Bush administration officials in the controversial firings of nine U. S. attorneys, according to a letter sent to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Attorney general candidate wants to end corruption in Albany
While five Democrats running for attorney general hold debates to establish their positions before a September primary, Republican candidate Dan Donovan said he will continue to define his message by campaigning throughout the state.
Judge, attorney hammer away at Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's decision to pull Utah oil leases
SALT LAKE CITY A federal judge on Wednesday grilled an attorney defending Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's decision...
Yates: Attorney general sues bus service
Lawsuit says Melrose Park company defrauded hearing-impaired students and their families Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed suit Wednesday against a Melrose Park bus company, saying it defrauded a group of hearing-impaired students and their families.
County Attorney: Election Commission has no authority to investigate sheriff
The Rutherford County Election Commission does not appear to have the authority to investigate if Sheriff Truman Jones is properly certified to appear on the ballot, the County Attorneys Office concluded.
Lawyer: Bethlehem man "terrified" before tackling teen
Attorney Peter Gerstenzang told reporters Wednesday his client, 37-year-old Daniel Van Plew and his family was terrified late Saturday when his doorbell rang and he saw no one out front and after he heard someone pounding on his door.
Attorney for Fernandez dismisses
An attorney for former Orange County Commissioner Mildred Fernandez said a plea deal offered by state prosecutors is a joke.
Lawyer indefinitely suspended for allegedly stealing from client
A Columbus lawyer has been indefinitely suspended for allegedly swindling a client out of $18,000 that the lawyer was supposed to hold in trust.
Attorney: Tests Should Have Stopped Work on Doomed Rig
A Houston attorney representing a contractor onboard the Deepwater Horizon the day it exploded said he has documents proving the doomed well failed two key pressure tests just hours before the first blast hit the rig, KPRC Local 2 reported Wednesday.
Attorney general
Compared to many of the primary races across the state, the battle for the Republican nomination for ...
Report: Armstrong hires criminal defense lawyer
The Daily News is reporting Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defense lawyer to represent him in the federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations by the seven-time Tour de France winner and his cycling teammates. Bryan D. Daly is a former federal prosecutor based in Los Angeles and partner at the firm Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton.
Investigators: Republic Firefighter Surrenders With Attorney to Face Theft Charges
Investigators are no longer searching for a Republic firefighter charged with stealing to get revenge. Brian W. Copeland, 30, and his attorney skipped jail and went straight to court. A judge set his bond at $7,500 cash surety which means Copeland can pay $750 dollars to not get booked into jail and appear at his next court date.
Local attorney will not be prosecuted for child abuse
The State Attorney's Office has decided not to prosecute local criminal defense attorney James Tarquin on a child abuse charge stemming from a family altercation three weeks ago.
Utah's attorney general makes clear he's now in charge of "List" investigation
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Despite the fact that Workforce Services has already been looking into the "List-Gate" scandal for a week, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says his new investigation is starting from scratch. This wasn't�the only surprising thing Shurtleff said. Now that he's in charge of investigating "The List," Utahs attorney general is making a couple of things very clear ...
Attorney firing political, not criminal
WASHINGTON - Actions by the Justice Department during the Bush administration were inappropriately political, but not criminal, when a U.S. attorney was fired in 2006, prosecutors said Wednesday in closing a two-year investigation without filing charges.
Armstrong hires criminal defense attorney
Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defense attorney to represent him in the federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations by the seven-time Tour de France winner and his cycling teammates. Lance Armstrong - Tour de France - Daily News (New York) - United States - Cycling
Report: Armstrong hires criminal defense attorney
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Daily News is reporting Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defense attorney to represent him in the federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations by the seven-time Tour de France winner and his cycling teammates.
Attorney General Gansler unchallenged for second term
Democratic attorney general does not attract a challenger It's official: Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has won four more years in office.
Lawyer: Russian spy unhappy England rejected her
NEW YORK - A redheaded Russian spy whose photographs made her a tabloid favorite is upset that the United Kingdom...
Attorney general reaches loan settlement
State Attorney General Darrell McGraw announced a settlement with an Internet payday loan website operator that requires the operator to pay refunds totaling $305,446 to 576 consumers.McGraw said that as part of the settlement, FFD Companies agreed to a p...
Morgan Hill Attorney Convicted Of Money Laundering
A Santa Clara County criminal defense attorney is facing prison time after being convicted of money laundering in a case involving computer equipment stolen from Cisco Systems. Federal prosecutors say after deliberating for nearly three days, jurors found Jamie Harmon guilty Tuesday of five counts of money laundering. During the trial, prosecutors said Harmon had accepted two checks from a San ...
Armstrong hires criminal defense attorney
Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defense attorney to represent him in the federal investigation into possible fraud and doping violations by the seven-time Tour de France winner and his cycling teammates. Bryan D. Daly is a former U.S. federal prosecutor based in Los Angeles and partner at the firm Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton.
Armstrong hires criminal defence lawyer
Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defence lawyer to represent him in the federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations, a report says.
New district attorney
Ashland County Circuit Court Judge Robert Eaton, right, swears in Kelly McKnight as the new Ashland County district attorney. McKnight was recently appointed by Gov. Jim Doyle to replace Sean Duffy, who resigned as DA to focus on his candidacy in the 7th Congressional District race.
Armstrong hires criminal defense attorney
Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defense attorney to represent him in the federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations by the seven-time Tour de France winner and his cycling teammates.
Armstrong hires criminal defence lawyer
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has reportedly hired a criminal defence lawyer as he is investigated over doping allegations.
Lance Armstrong hires high powered defence lawyer
American Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defence lawyer to represent him against a federal probe looking into allegations of possible doping violations in his cycling career.
Armstrong gets criminal lawyer for dope probe
Seven-times Tour de France cycle race winner Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defence lawyer as a federal investigation gets under way into doping allegations against the celeb cyclist and his former team mates.
Attorney hirings on horizon for SB County
The recent departure of 15 veteran attorneys has left theoffices of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney and PublicDefender making do, but the vacancies should be filled soon.
District Attorney administrator gets unusual sentence
A former official in the Harris County District Attorneys office received probation for stealing thousands of dollars.
Armstrong hires top lawyer
Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defence lawyer to represent him against a probe into doping violations against the cyclist.
Armstrong hires criminal defense attorney
Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defense attorney to represent him in the federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations by the seven-time Tour de France winner and his cycling teammates. Bryan D. Daly is a former federal prosecutor based... Lance Armstrong - Tour de France - United States Attorney - United States - Defense (legal)
Lance hires high-powered lawyer for drug probe
American Lance Armstrong, pictured, has hired a criminal defense lawyer to represent him against a federal probe looking into allegations of possibl...
Lance Armstrong hires defense attorney
The seven-time Tour de France winner hires attorney to represent him in federal investigation. The seven-time Tour de France winner hires attorney to represent him in federal investigation.
Report: Lance Armstrong hires criminal defense attorney
NEW YORK The Daily News is reporting Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defense attorney to represent him in the federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations by the seve
Hyderabad Lawyer for NRIs Launches New Website and Free Discussion Forum
Hyderabad Lawyer for NRIs, a leading Hyderabad-based law firm specialized in serving NRIs all over the world launched a new website and a free online discussion forum.
Lawyer raises alarm over mass fingerprinting by cops
A PROMINENT attorney has raised concerns that the police have used a two-month state of emergency to amass thousands of fingerprints obtained from detainees. This comes in response to speculation raised by lawyers representing detainees that the police...
Chapman was disappointed England revoked her citizenship: Lawyer
Washington, July 22 : Russian Spy Anna Chapman's lawyer has revealed that she was disappointed when her UK citizenship was revoked.
Foxy Brown - Foxy Brown Lawyer Slams Neighbours Claims
FOXY BROWN's lawyer has hit out at allegations the rapper broke a protective order banning her from approaching a neighbour.The hip-hop star was arrested in New York...
Big Boi - Goodies Lawyer Explains Mystery Sentencing
BIG BOI's rap affiliate KHUJO GOODIE's lawyer has spoken out to clear up confusion over the star's sentencing and subsequent speedy release from jail earlier this...
Radnofsky defends $1,000 gift to Abbott's '02 campaign for attorney general
Democrat Barbara Ann Radnofsky, who is challenging Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott , has spent the past few months blasting Abbott from every conceivable angle.
Lawyer of former Ball State coach says they will appeal NCAA ruling
The legal fight will continue for former Ball State University womens tennis coach Kathy Bull, and this time it will be against the NCAA.