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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.
Butler County: Attorney asks for judgment in open meetings case
The Daily News Jon Fleischaker, a Louisville attorney who helped craft Kentuckys open meetings and open records laws, wants a ruling on an open meetings case in Butler County without a trial.
Ex-WV Lawyer Pleads to Wire Fraud
A former Mingo County lawyer is scheduled to be sentenced November 3 after pleading guilty to fraudulently obtaining more than $119,000 in legal fees.
GOP primary: Dean and Garber in race for attorney general slot
The Republican ticket for attorney general will be selected on Primary Day, Aug. 10. Vying for the Republican spot are two attorneys: Martha Dean of Avon, who received the endorsement at the Republican convention, and Ross Garber of Glastonbury.
Salem's lawyer to file complaint Maharashtra Home Minister
Pune/Bhopal, July 28 : Gangster Abu Salem's lawyer on Wednesday said that a complaint will be filed against Maharashtra Home Minister Ramesh Bagwe for falsely alleging that Salem was receiving 'five-star treatment' in jail.
City attorney: Coloma mayor should not have blocked motion
COLOMA - City Attorney Scott Dienes said this week that Mayor Jim Polashak was out of order when he temporarily quashed a motion last month to spend money on City Hall renovations.
SF Attorney To Appeal Supervisor Term Limit Ruling
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said Wednesday that he is appealing last week's superior court ruling in favor of Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier's bid to run for another four-year term.
Financing the district attorney election: The primary
The race for Mendocino County District Attorney promises to be a hotly contested one. The campaign financing strategy employed by the three candidates in the primary, incumbent Meredith Lintott and challengers David Eyster and Matt Finnegan, were quite different.
Wisconsin attorney general offers guidance on e-mails
Records custodians should narrowly apply a recent Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that said public workers' personal e-mails do not need to be made public, state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said today.
Attorney Hired for Oyster Fight
TRENTON A group of waterfront property owners has hired Ellsworth attorney Sally Mills to help them fight a proposed 50-acre oyster farm at the mouth of Goose Cove in Western Bay.
Defense attorney booked, released in stalking case
FARMINGTON -- A Midvale defense attorney wanted by Cottonwood Heights police posted a $150,007 bail and was released from Davis County Jail 20 minutes after being booked. read more
Attorney General's Office Issues Report on Paterson's Aide
Albany, N.Y - Governor Paterson clear from any criminal action for his roll in a top aides's domestic violence case.
Attorney in Shawn Bentler Estate Battle Loses Bid For Extra Fees
DES MOINES The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a Farmington attorney, who represented murderer Shawn Bentlers children in an estate battle, would not receive $85,000 in attorney fees he requested.
Wisconsin Attorney General offers guidance on e-mail records
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says a recent Supreme Court ruling that says personal e-mails of public employees are not public records should be narrowly applied.
City attorney to appeal ruling in Alioto-Pier case
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said today he is appealing last week's superior court ruling in favor of Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier's bid to run for another four-year term.
Amnesty: Lawyer in Iranian stoning case missing
CAIRO - Amnesty International says the lawyer defending a woman sentenced to death by stoning has apparently gone missing, and two of his relatives have been detained.
Attorney General to investigate Regency mobile-home park
A top official in Iowa Attorney General Tom Millers office said Wednesday state attorneys would aid in the investigation of an Iowa City-area mobile-home park.
Outgoing District Attorney issues annual Report to the People
The Sonoma County District Attorneys 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 agencys accomplishments and projects over the past year.
Amnesty: Lawyer in Iranian stoning case missing
Amnesty International accused Iran of harassing the lawyer of a woman sentenced to death by stoning, saying Wednesday that he has gone missing and two of his relatives have been detained.
Lawyer who defended Iranian woman in stoning case is missing, Amnesty International says
CAIRO - Amnesty International says the lawyer defending a woman sentenced to death by stoning has apparently gone missing, and two of his relatives have been detained.
Attorney General cites Fletcher Granite for wage and hours violations
Just weeks after the Fletcher Granite Co. shuttered operations and laid off its employees, the states Attorney General cited it and its top executive, Monday, for a violation of state laws.
Statement of the Attorney General on Passage of the Fair Sentencing Act
WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement of the Attorney General was released today by the U.S. Department of Justice:
Amnesty: Lawyer in Iranian stoning case missing
Amnesty International accused Iran of harassing the lawyer of a woman sentenced to death by stoning, saying Wednesday that he has gone missing and two of his relatives have been detained. Iran - Amnesty International - Capital punishment - Stoning - Middle East
LIVESHOT: Lawyer in Iran Stoning Case Missing
Mina Ahadi of the International Campaign Against Stoning tells Fox News that the lawyer for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the 43-year-old Iranian woman who had been sentenced to death by stoning, and whose fate remains in the balance, has gone missing, presumably into hiding.
Lawyer who defended Iranian woman in stoning case is missing, says Amnesty International
Amnesty International accused Iran of harassing the lawyer of a woman sentenced to death by stoning, saying Wednesday that he has gone missing and two of his relatives have been detained. ...
Lawyer in Hutaree case being sued for allegedly defaulting on student loan
A lawyer who was recently in the national news as he successfully argued for the release of a Hutaree militia member awaiting trial is being sued for allegedly defaulting on a student loan. The federal government filed suit Monday against......
District Attorney Adams to announce dismantling of Internet prostitution escort business
Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams will hold a press conference at 4:30 p.m. today to discuss the dismantling of an Internet prostitution escort business in the county.
City attorney: Coloma mayor should not have blocked motion
COLOMA - City Attorney Scott Dienes said this week that Mayor Jim Polashak was out of order when he temporarily quashed a motion last month to spend money on City Hall renovations.
Greeneville lawyer suspended for courthouse outburst, vandalism
NASHVILLE A Greeneville lawyer's practice license recently was suspended for nearly three years for a courtroom outburst at a 2008 trial, the Tennessee Supreme Court Board of Professional Responsibility said today in a news release.
Mayor Bartlett's Attorney Asks Council Attorney to Resign
Mayor Dewey Bartlett's attorney has asked the City Council's Attorney to resign, claiming his position violates the city charter, and his advice conflicts with a letter of recusal from the City Attorney's office. Tulsa City Council To Pursue Ethics Inquiry Against Mayor
City council's attorney asked to resign
The attorney for Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett has written a letter demanding that the city council's attorney resign immediately. �
Coppell city attorney releases procurement card report
Coppell City Attorney Robert Hager has completed his investigation regarding purchases made on a city procurement card by former Mayor Jayne Peters. The report concludes that $7,827.72 was charged to the card, for which the city had not received reimbursements or receipts.
Former bankruptcy attorneys clients to get a share of more than $43,000
A judge ruled former clients of Roanoke bankruptcy attorney Ann Marie Miller to split more than $43,000 owed to them.
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 in Rehberg fire suit pulls party donations
HELENA, Mont. (AP) The Montana Democratic Party is losing a major donor over a candidate's criticism against U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg for his lawsuit against Billings for the way firefighters dealt with a 2008 blaze.
Terri's attorney files paperwork to push back divorce proceedings
Terri Horman's attorney, Peter Bunch, filed paperwork with Multnomah County today, seeking to abate the divorce proceedings between Kaine and Terri. In other news Today in the search for Kyron, indications he may not be alive.
Amnesty: Lawyer Missing in Iranian Stoning Case
Sakineh Ashtiani Faces Death in Iran For Alleged Adultery
Lawyer has affair with Saiful
KUALA LUMPUR - IN A sensational twist in Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial, a prosecutor has been dropped after being accused of having an affair with the star witness. Defence lawyers said the surprise move bolstered its claim that Anwar, a former deputy premier who was sacked and jailed on separate sex and corruption counts a decade ago, is the victim of a political ...
Poll: Voters Blank About NY Attorney General Race
Most New York voters have no idea who they want for attorney general or even whos running, a poll released Wednesday showed. The Quinnipiac University poll showed 81 percent of Democrats questioned didnt know who they will vote for in the primary on Sept. 15 and only 3 percent could name any of the five candidates. When [...]
Skilling Should Get Bail During Review, Lawyer Says
Former Enron Corp. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling should be released from prison on bail while a court reconsiders convictions questioned by the U.S. Supreme Court, his lawyer said, according to a copy of a request filed today at the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
Attorney Says He Can't Adequately Defend Accused Cop Killer
Prosecution doesn't need to share their evidence in case surrounding death of Officer Thor Soderberg, judge rules. Stockholm - World record - Tyson Gay - Asafa Powell - Usain Bolt
Attorney General issues memorandum on Supreme Court decision
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen released an open memorandum to Interested Parties on the practical impact to public records custodians and public records requesters of the recent Wisconsin Supreme Court case, Schill v. Wisconsin Rapids School District .
Foreign lawyer held by Burundi police
Burundi police have arrested a Croatian lawyer in Bujumbura for suspected links to an Islamist extremist group.
Terri Horman's attorney cites intense media, police scrutiny for delay in divorce proceedings
Attorney Peter Bunch states that the controversy surrounding Terri Horman, "the center" of the criminal investigation into the disappearance last month of 7-year-old Kyron Horman, makes it "virtually impossible for me to proceed with divorce-related issues as I would ordinarily do."
Bat-wielding lawyer gets home confinement
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A lawyer who beat his client with a baseball bat on Charlestons East End was given one to five years of home confinement on Wednesday by Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom. Joshua Robinson entered a Kennedy plea to a felony charge of ...
Lawyer: Plano woman 'is not a spy'
PLANO We now know more about the Plano woman who is accused of trying to smuggle night vision rifle scopes into Russia. The pictures posted on Facebook make 24-year-old Anna Fermanova look like a model, but criminal records show she hasn't been a model citizen. In 2003, she was arrested for credit card forgery. Now, Fermanova is facing a federal charge for a much more serious crime. She is ...
Attorney for former Jefferson County Commissioner Gary White wants lighter sentence than prosecutors' recommended
Raises the possibility of White getting probation on his bribery sentence.
Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez faces foreclosure
The Osceola County home of Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez is in foreclosure proceedings in court, the now well-known defense attorney confirmed this afternoon.
La Jolla attorney David S. Casey on top of lawyers list
La Jollan David S. Casey Jr. has again been named to Super Lawyers magazine's annual ranking of top attorneys, which recognized the top 50 lawyers in San Diego. A third-generation attorney, he is one of five partners from the firm Casey Gerry named to the list. Each year, Super Lawyers ranks the top 5 percent of attorneys in San Diego and other regions throughout the United States. Attorneys ...
N.J. attorney general won't conduct separate investigation on fatal shooting of ex-Montclair man
file photoDeFarra Gaymon from the Credit Union of Atlanta was shot and killed by an Essex County sheriff's officer at a Newark park. NEWARK State Attorney General Paula Dow will not conduct a separate investigation into the July 16...