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City Attorney Confirms Credit Card Abuse By Coppell Mayor
Jayne Peters charged more than $6,300 of personal expenses to her city credit card, according to the city attorney. Credit card - Mayor - City attorney - Business - Financial Services
A Lawyer's Payback
Two lawyers are in a bank when armed robbers burst in. While several of the robbers take money from the tellers, others line the customers up against a wall and proceed to take their wallets, watches and other valuables. While this is going on, one lawyer jams something into his colleague's hand. Without looking down, the second lawyer whispers, "What is that?" Says the first lawyer, "It's that ...
SOMERSET NEWS: State's Attorney to give presentation on sex offender registry
PRINCESS ANNE The Somerset County State's Attorney is planning to give a presentation on how parents can use the state sex offender registry to keep children safe.
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.
Stamford pension board to hire lawyer
STAMFORD -- The city pension board intends to hire a lawyer to defend itself against a lawsuit filed by the former city hall accountant accused of embezzling $19,000 in municipal funds, board trustees said Wednesday.
Attorney General Investigating Charity Helping Yale Hockey Player
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumental is investigating two charities run by the man who has been raising money for Mandi Schwartz, a Yale hockey player with leukemia. According to Blumenthal's office, Tedd Collins IV, who founded the... Yale University - Leukemia - United States - Charitable organization - Connecticut
Sexual Harassment Trial Pits Paralegal Against Calif. Lawyer
Lawyer Thomas Ostly and a former paralegal at his firm are battling each other in a contentious California jury trial. Allison Moreno claims that Ostly fired her when she refused to continue a sexual relationship with him. At trial Tuesday, Moreno sought to make the most of Ostly's odd decision to personally depose her. One observer said it was highly unusual for an accused attorney to take part ...
Lawyer in Rehberg Lawsuit Stops Party Donations
HELENA The Montana Democratic Party is losing a big donor after its congressional candidate criticized Republican U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg for filing a lawsuit against the Billings Fire Department over a 2008 wildfire. Lawyer Cliff Edwards, who represents Rehberg on the lawsuit, has given money in the past to the Democratic Party as much as $5,000 in the 2008 elections cycle. But the party ...
District Attorney Michael Violante's statement on Donovan case
The following is an exact transcript of Niagara County District Attorney Michael Violantes press release issued Wednesday in response to public criticism of a plea deal he offered to the daughter of North Tonawanda Alderwoman Nancy Donovan. Sara E. Donovan was arrested for DWI earlier this month after a one-car accident but instead pleaded guilty to a parking ticket and a speeding ticket.
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.
Former probate lawyer Leonard Brady target of FBI investigation
A Milwaukee probate lawyer accused of pulling a million dollar con job could soon be facing criminal charges in federal court.
Obama names Laredo lawyer to federal judge post
President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Laredo lawyer Marina Garcia Marmolejo to be a federal judge in the U.S. Southern Judicial District of Texas.
Attorney pitches campaign to challenge purchase option
After waiting more than two years for the county administration to challenge the right of SWB Yankees LLC to purchase the local baseball franchise, John McGee decided he could wait no longer.If the Lackawanna County Multi-Purpose Stadium Authority is w
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Sudden death of local attorney, Saratoga County Family Court Judge candidate stuns community
SARATOGA COUNTY News of attorney Erika Riebels sudden death Tuesday rippled across Saratoga County, leaving shock and sadness in its wake.
Man's former defense lawyer became his prosecutor
NORFOLK In 2000, Dirk Williams pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and received probation. Almost 10 years later, Williams was charged with shooting another man and violating probation. One lawyer, Lyn M. Simmons, played a lead role in both cases - first as Williams' defender, finally as his prosecutor.
Egypt: Attorney General Addresses Police Abuse Case
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said during a visit to Cairo that he hoped an investigation into the death of a man in police custody last month would be carried out in a transparent way.
Attorney sentenced in beating case
A Charleston attorney accused of chasing a client on Virginia Street and beating him with a baseball bat has been sentenced to one to five years of home confinement. Judge Duke Bloom gave Joshua Robinson, 38, the sentence after requesting a psychological e...
Kansas decides: Attorney General
Recently, the GOP candidates for Attorney General in Kansas were asked a series of three questions.
Attorney for murder suspect wants off case
The attorney for a man accused of fatally shooting Findlay resident David Snyder last year has asked to withdraw as his counsel.
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.
Attorney seeks leniency for area man
The attorney for a former Fayette County man who pleaded guilty to federal possession of child pornography charges said his client should not face longer than the 10-year mandatory prison term. In paperwork filed Wednesday, attorney Michael Healey also asked the judge who will sentence Timothy Murphy next month to run the federal sentence concurrently to sentences Murphy is now serving for cases ...
Attorney looks to have suit dismissed
An attorney for Fayette County and a former adult probation officer has filed a motion to dismiss a suit filed by the grandmother of one of the people he was supervising. Carolyn Hixon, 64, of Scottdale claimed former probation officer James Williams came to her home looking for her grandson, Alfred Argiro III, on June 7, 2007. Argiro was serving two years of probation for carrying a firearm ...
Egypt: Attorney General Addresses Police Abuse Case
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., left, said Wednesday during a visit to Cairo that he hoped an investigation into the death of a man in police custody last month would be carried out "in a transparent way" and that anyone responsible "would be held accountable." His comments came a day after two police officers charged with using excessive force to subdue the man, Khaled Said, made their ...
Duo battle for Cole County prosecuting attorney
Kurt Valentine is a private attorney who previously served as an assistant Cole County prosecutor and as a Missouri assistant attorney general.
LiLo's lawyer says she's doing well
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley talked to media after visiting her client at a Los Angeles jail.
Chamber official hires well-known attorney
SILVER CITY - An attorney known throughout the state for his defense of those charged with murder and his involvement in death-penalty cases has been hired by Lola Polley, the executive director of the local Chamber of Commerce, who has been charged with battery on a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony.
Tucson Attorney Pens Latest Novel, Final Option, Latest Installment in Series of Legal Thrillers
Leighton Rockafellow, highly regarded plaintiff's attorney for injury victims, releases suspense-filled sequel to two previous novels set in Tucson.
Company lawyer says Somali pirates release Turkish ship months after hijacking off Somalia
ANKARA, Turkey - A Turkish shipping company's lawyer says Somali pirates have freed a Turkish ship months after it was hijacked.
Company lawyer says Somali pirates release Turkish ship months after hijacking off Somalia
ANKARA, Turkey - A Turkish shipping company's lawyer says Somali pirates have freed a Turkish ship months after it was hijacked.
Iran: Must end harrassment of lawyer in stoning case
Amnesty International today called on Iran to stop harassing human rights lawyers amid continuing uncertainty over the whereabouts of the lawyer in the stoning case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and the arrest of two of his relatives.
Casey Affleck - Afflecks Lawyer Asks For Harassment Case To Be Moved To Arbitration
A lawyer representing CASEY AFFLECK filed a request on Wednesday (28Jul10) asking for the sexual harassment case against the actor to be moved away from the court system and...
St. Charles County prosecuting attorney challenged in primary
St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Jack Banas has taken aim at Wentzville Municipal Court Judge Michael Carter, his opponent in the Aug. 3 Republican primary race for prosecuting attorney.
Bartlett to Tulsa council's attorney Rees: Quit at once
Mayor Dewey Bartlett demanded the resignation of City Council Attorney Drew Rees on Wednesday because his position is not authorized by the City Charter.
Company lawyer says Somali pirates release Turkish ship months after hijacking off Somalia
A Turkish shipping company's lawyer says Somali pirates have freed a Turkish ship months after it was hijacked.
Leon Valley City attorney warns against twittering and accessing Facebook
Leon Valley City Attorney Mick McKamie says lazy journalists are causing a dilemma for municipalities whose employees access Facebook and Twitter while working, even if it's on their own devices.
Chamber official hires well-known attorney
SILVER CITY - An attorney known throughout the state for his defense of those charged with murder and his involvement in death-penalty cases has been hired by Lola Polley, the executive director of the local Chamber of Commerce, who has been charged with battery on a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony.
Company lawyer says Somali pirates release Turkish ship months after hijacking off Somalia
A Turkish shipping company's lawyer says Somali pirates have freed a Turkish ship months after it was hijacked.
NJ Attorney General asked to look into never-built racetrack; kickstart off-track betting program
TRENTON A state senator has asked the state attorney general to look into why an off-track wagering facility has not been built in Cherry Hill, even though the facility has been authorized for seven years.
District attorneys office declines charges against Santa Monica school board member
The Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office announced it has declined to file charges against a Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board member who was accused of child endangerment in relation to a fight near Santa Monica High School.
Attorney general weighs in on e-mail decision
A recent court decision shouldnt deter residents from requesting public documents -- or public officials from providing them -- the state attorney general said.
State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen offers guidance on e-mails
MADISON 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 Wednesday.
State attorney general offers guidance on release of e-mails
MADISON 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 Wednesday.
Somali pirates release Turkish cargo ship: lawyer
Somali pirates on Thursday released a Turkish-owned cargo ship and its crew of 21 people nearly four months after seizing the vessel, a company lawyer told AFP.
Miss. lawyer's judge nomination before committee
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled to take up Thursday the nomination of a Mississippi lawyer to the federal bench.
NJ attorney general won't probe Ga. man's shooting
Associated Press - July 29, 2010 6:24 AM ET NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's attorney general will not investigate a fatal police shooting of an unarmed CEO from Georgia.
NJ attorney general won't probe Ga. man's shooting
NEWARK, N.J. New Jersey's attorney general will not investigate a fatal police shooting of an unarmed CEO from Georgia. The state chapter of the American Cvivil Liberties Union last week requested Paula Dow open an inquiry into the death of Defarra Gaymon.
NJ attorney general won't probe Ga. man's shooting
NEWARK New Jersey's attorney general will not investigate a fatal police shooting of an unarmed CEO from Georgia.
Iran stoning lawyer 'is missing'
Rights group Amnesty International accuses Iran of persecuting a lawyer involved in the high profile case of a woman sentenced to death by stoning.
NJ attorney general won't probe Ga. man's shooting in park
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) New Jersey's attorney general will not investigate a fatal police shooting of an unarmed CEO from Georgia. The state chapter of the American Cvivil Liberties Union last week requested Paula Dow open an inquiry into the death of Defarra Gaymon.