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Peterson Lawyer Wants Gun Charge Dropped
One of Drew Peterson's lawyers pushed to have the disgraced former cop's felony gun charge dropped but won't get to plead his case for another month.
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.
Oakland attorney elected president of CA State Bar
A San Francisco lawyer who specializes in business litigation has been elected president of the State Bar of California for 2010-11.
Blagojevich lawyer clashes with judge during closing arguments
Closing arguments in former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial ended abruptly Monday after a defense attorney clashed with the judge and was threatened with contempt of court.
Thieving lawyer gets 6 months in jail
A twice-suspended 62-year-old Amberley Village attorney was sentenced to six months in jail after admitting that he stole more than $220,000 from an estate he was managing to pay medical bills and to try to avoid losing his home.
KAINE: Where did Terri get $350,000 dollars for attorney
The attorney for Kaine Horman filed a motion in court Monday to force Terri Moulton Horman to disclose where she was getting money to pay her lawyer fees.
Blagojevich judge, attorney clash; jury sent home
A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich clashed with the judge in the former Illinois governor's corruption trial over what he could say in his closing arguments, pledging Monday that he was ready to go to jail for contempt if the judge did not change his mind.
WICOMICO: GOP candidate Maciarello to stay in state's attorney race
SALISBURY Salisbury attorney Matthew Maciarello has ended any doubt over his on-again, off-again campaign for Wicomico County States Attorney.
Barefoot Bandit's Lawyer Says Not Interested in Selling Story
The lawyer for the "Barefoot Bandit" says his client isn't interested in selling his story and dislikes all the attention.
U.S. attorney firings, war, street cars and what's a 'cycle'?
U.S. attorney firings
Lawyer: 'Lohan misses her family in jail'
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley says that the actress is struggling without her family and friends.
Lawyer for Tug Pilot in Philly Crash Fears Felony
A lawyer for the pilot of the tug pushing a barge that sank a duck boat in Philadelphia fears his client could face felony charges under federal law.
Blago's attorney says he'd go to jail for him
CHICAGO - Fireworks were expected, delivered and shortlydismissed on Monday in what was supposed to be the final day of thefederal corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. RodBlagojevich.
Judge, Blagojevich attorney clash
CHICAGO | Rod R. Blagojevich's defense attorney clashed with the judge Monday over his planned closing arguments, pledging to go to jail if he is prohibited from telling jurors about witnesses that prosecutors never called. Hours after prosecutors summed up their case against the disgraced former Illinois governor, Judge James ...
Blagojevich defense attorney clashes with judge
Rod Blagojevich's defense attorney clashed with the judge Monday over his planned closing arguments, pledging to go to jail if he is prohibited from telling jurors about witnesses that prosecutors never called.
Blago Defense Attorney: I'm Willing To Go To Jail
One of Rod Blagojevich's defense attorneys clashed with the judge overseeing the former governor's trial on Monday over what he is allowed to say in closing arguments, to the point Blagojevich's attorney said he was willing to go to jail for contempt if it comes to that.
Nicaragua prosecutors drop Ortega massacre case
Nicaragua's attorney general has dropped a complaint against President Daniel Ortega and other former Sandinista officials in the killings of at least 64 Miskito Indians by Nicaraguan troops in the early 1980s.
After attorney general begins probe, Calif. city's officials say they'll slash their high pay
BELL, Calif. (AP) The mayor of this small, blue-collar city apologized Monday for the excessive salaries being paid to officials and said he would finish his term without pay.
U.S. Attorney's office tries community approach to crime prevention
Communication and coordination were the words of the day as U.S. Attorney Timothy Heaphy and former Roanoke City Councilwoman Gwen Mason met with public safety officials on Monday to discuss crime prevention efforts in the Lynchburg area.
Kipfmiller attorney asks Bay County judge to nullify two charges in infant death case
BAY CITY The attorney representing a Williams Township teen accused of killing her newborn son has asked a Circuit Court judge to annul two of the three charges his client is facing. Citing insufficient evidence, Saginaw attorney William...
Lawyer fears low bar for charge in duck boat crash
PHILADELPHIA (AP) A lawyer for the mate piloting the tug that crashed into a duck boat in Philadelphia fears his client could face felony charges for simple negligence.
Spicher attorney would be 'surprised' if Terri not arrested
PORTLAND, Ore. -- DeDe Spicher, identified as a�close friend of Terri Moulton-Horman, was called before a grand jury Monday in Multnomah County as part of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of her step-son Kyron Horman. Spicher's attorney told NBC Dateline that he would be "surprised" if Terri was not arrested in the case. Sheriff's Office press conference, 2 p.m. today. Watch here ...
Blagojevich defense attorney clashes with judge
Rod Blagojevich's defense attorney clashed with the judge Monday over his planned closing arguments, pledging to go to jail if he is prohibited from telling jurors about witnesses that prosecutors never called. Hours after prosecutors summed up their case against the disgraced former Illinois governor, Judge James B. Zagel...
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.
Lawyer Tiwari dies
LAWYER S. Tiwari died on Monday morning of a brain haemorrhage. He was 64. He was rushed to the hospital on Sunday after he had a severe headache.
Blagojevich lawyer may be muzzled
Was it a showdown or merely showtime? Closing arguments at the corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich took a sharp detour Monday as one of the former governor's lawyers all but vowed to defy an order barring him from calling out the prosecution for failing to summon key witnesses to testify. In calm but stern tones, U.S. District Judge James Zagel threatened to hold Blagojevich attorney Sam Adam Jr ...
Former Asst. District Attorney talks about "culture" inside office
On Monday morning, WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham filled in for�host Keith Larson on WBT radio.� While there, she interviewed former Mecklenburg County Assistant District Attorney Sean Smith.� He spoke with her about the culture inside the D.A.'s office.... something you rarely hear anyone discuss.
Texas attorney general sues EPA to overturn air permit program disapproval
Texas attorney general sues EPA to overturn air permit program disapproval
Blagojevich lawyer may be muzzled
Rod Blagojevich's lawyer, Sam Adam Jr., announced to U.S. District Judge James Zagel that he wouldn't follow the judge's order barring him from arguing that the government didn't call some key witness Rod Blagojevich's lawyer, Sam Adam Jr., announced to U.S. District Judge James Zagel that he wouldn't follow the judge's order barring him from arguing that the government didn't call some key ...
Blagojevich lawyer may be muzzled
Closing arguments delayed as judge threatens to hold defense attorney in contempt Was it a showdown or merely showtime?
Sylacauga's REEF attorney facing DUI charges
SYLACAUGA The attorney representing the city of Sylacauga in its lawsuit against REEF Environmental is due in district court on Aug. 2 to face charges involving drinking and driving.
Attorney would be 'surprised' if step-mom not arrested in Kyron case
DeDe Spicher, identified as a close friend of Terri Moulton-Horman, appeared before a grand jury Monday in Multnomah County.
Blagojevich defense attorney clashes with judge
Rod Blagojevich's defense attorney clashed with the judge Monday over his planned closing arguments, pledging to go to jail if he is prohibited from telling jurors about witnesses that prosecutors never called.
Attorney would be 'surprised' if step-mom not arrested in Kyron case
PORTLAND, Ore. -- DeDe Spicher, identified as a�close friend of Terri Moulton-Horman, appeared before a grand jury Monday in Multnomah County as part of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of her step-son Kyron Horman. Spicher's attorney told NBC Dateline that he would be "surprised" if Terri was not arrested in the case. Grand jury proceedings are not open to the public or the ...
More questions arise in Pettis County prosecuting attorney race
Pettis County prosecuting attorney candidate Andrew Rehmer has retained an attorney after The Democrat posed questions regarding the legality of a promise made during the campaign.
Attorney billing too vague, expert says
Bills sent to the city for reimbursement of secretarial services by the city attorneys office are obscure and do not fall under the standards for best practices in financial dealings, an auditing expert said Monday.
Attorney: Barefoot Bandit Not Interested in Selling Story
SEATTLE, Wash.-�The lawyer for the "Barefoot Bandit" says his client isn't interested in selling his story and dislikes all the attention. Colton Harris-Moore is accused of dozens of thefts of airplanes, yachts, cars and other property over two years from Washington state to the Caribbean. The 19-year-old is being held in Seattle on a count of interstate transportation of stolen property.
Shackleford appointed attorney
A Lenoir County judge appointed an attorney to represent Charles Shackleford Monday since the one-time basketball star has no assets remaining from his six-year stint in the National Basketball Association. Shackleford, 44, made his first appearance...
Judge, Lawyer Clash In Blagojevich Case
The judge in rod Blagojevich corruption trial has clashed with an attorney read more
Odgren lawyer to judge: Give him 'hope'
The mayhem-minded misfit who bragged at Lincoln-Sudbury High School he could get away with the "perfect murder"...
Lawyer targets Madoff victims' profits
The trustee unwinding Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme says he might sue some 1,000 investors who took out more...
Court upholds contempt charge against lawyer
The Vermont Supreme Court has upheld a finding of criminal contempt against Burlington lawyer Jasdeep Pannu in connection with his conduct during a 2009 trial where he represented a 30-year-old man accused of aggravated sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.
Attorney discusses upcoming hearing
Attorneys seeking to dissolve the marriage of fallen Wharton volunteer firefighter Thomas Araguz and his widow Nikki Araguz will request the temporary restraining order freezing all assets and insurance payments be made a temporary injunction Friday.
Defense attorney denied access to records
SILVER CITY - An attorney representing a Hurley woman charged with battery on a peace officer has been denied access to the personnel files of six Grant County Detention Center guards, according to court documents.
Lawyer sees red over Muslim headgear
"Women sometimes appear in court wearing clothes baring their breasts and with mini skirts up to here! Muslims should be allowed to wear their headgear in court if it is in accordance with their religion". This was the emotional argument by controversial lawyer Zahid Omar.
Lawyer's actions 'careless, stupid'
A FORMER solicitor at the Office of Public Prosecutions forged a forfeiture order that could only be signed by a judge, a court heard today.
LAWYER VS. BLAGO JUDGE
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is the one on trial, but on Monday it was his lawyer who was talking about going to jail.Fireworks in Blagojevich's corruption case were taken to a new level as a federal judge threatened to hold the former governor's lawyer, Sam Adam Jr., in contempt of court and the attorney vowed to go to jail, in an episode that sidetracked the day's proceedings.Just before he was ...
Watchdog group: Candidate for attorney general breaking state law
A Denver-based government watchdog group has filed a complaint against the Democratic candidate for attorney general. The nonprofit Colorado Government Accountability Project filed a campaign-finance complaint late last week against Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett, saying he failed to end his campaign committee for the district attorneys office after he entered the race challenging ...
Blagojevich lawyer clashes with judge during closing arguments
CHICAGO Closing arguments in former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial ended abruptly Monday after a defense attorney clashed with the judge and was threatened with contempt of court.
Minnesota attorney general reiterates Asian carp threat
One week after filing suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson suggested a similar approach to hold off their advance into the Upper Mississippi River.