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Former Co. Attorney Charged For Prostitution Ring
A former assistant Hennepin County attorney has been charged with six felony counts of promoting prostitution for allegedly running a "nice guys'" prostitution ring.
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen unveils plan to fight election fraud
MADISON Wisconsins attorney general launched an effort Thursday to help local prosecutors investigate voter fraud, which he called a widespread problem that taints elections.
Niagara County District Attorney's Press Release Regarding Donovan Plea
Niagara County District Attorney Released a statement to Eyewitness News following the case involving Sara Donovan. Police arrested Donovan on July 11th and say her blood alcohol level was .13 when she smashed into two parked vehicles on Payne Avenue. The 23-year-old is the daughter of North Tonawanda Council Member Nancy Donovan.
Conn. attorney generral to probe charities aiding Yale hockey player battling leukemia
Blumenthal said Thursday that the two leukemia-related charities founded by Tedd Collins IV had not notified the attorney general's office of its fundraising activities as required by Connecticut law.
Attorney General: Avoid These 3 Charities
Attorney General Tom Miller said Thursday that he's working to stop three fundraising operations from soliciting donations in Iowa and wants the Legislature to change the law to make it easier to learn how charities spend their money.
Attorney general candidate admits affair
ATLANTA A Republican candidate for attorney general has acknowledged an extramarital affair with a former staffer, but says the relationship began after the woman was no longer an employee.
Iowa Attorney General Seeks to Stop Three Charities
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Attorney General Tom Miller says he's working to stop three fundraising operations from soliciting donations in Iowa and wants the Legislature to change the law to make it easier to learn how charities spend their money.
Lawyer wants evidence suppressed in OVI fatality case
HAMILTON - The defense attorney for a Franklin man on trial for aggravated vehicular homicide filed a motion today, July 29, to suppress evidence in the jury trial, scheduled for later this year.
Conn. attorney general to probe charities aiding Yale hockey player battling leukemia
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says his office is investigating two charities run by a man spearheading efforts to help a Yale women's hockey player fighting leukemia.
Atlanta Lawyer Takes on Botched Circumcision Claims Nationwide
Although a recent $10.7 million default judgment that David J. Llewellyn just scored may be tough to collect, the case is a dramatic statement about the Atlanta attorney's development of an unusual national practice: suing over botched circumcisions. Llewellyn brought the suit on behalf of a boy and his parents against Mogen Circumcision Instruments, claiming one of its devices severed the head ...
GOP Attorney Gen. Candidate Admits Affair With Staffer
A Republican candidate for attorney general has acknowledged an extramarital affair with a former staffer, but says the relationship began after the woman was no longer an employee.
Sobhrajs lawyer not hopeful of release
AFP/Kathmandu A Frenchman dubbed the bikini killer has little chance of winning an appeal against his 20-year jail sentence in Nepal that is set to be heard today, his lawyer has admitted.
NY Attorney General Investigating Insurers for Fraud
New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday that his office has launched an investigation against life insurers MetLife (NYSE:MET) and Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) for practices that he believes have denied families of deceased military personnel millions in cash.
Board hires another attorney for unspecified personnel matter
The Schuylkill County commissioners hired another attorney on Wednesday for unspecified personnel matter and did not give any other details of the hiring.
Gurnee attorney denies cocaine possession charge
A Gurnee attorney charged with possession of cocaine pleaded not guilty Thursday in Lake County Circuit Court.
Attorney: Kronk Ready To Testify In Casey Case
A key deposition is scheduled tomorrow in the case against Casey Anthony.
Prudential Insurance Sued Over Veteran Life-Insurance Claims, Lawyer Says
Prudential Insurance Co. of America was sued over its handling of veterans life-insurance claims, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said. The filing couldnt immediately be confirmed in court records.
Feds appoint US attorney for Utah to 120-day term
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Veteran prosecutor Carlie Christensen has been appointed for 120 days as U.S. attorney for Utah. Christensen was acting U.S. attorney since the resignation of Brett Tolman on Dec. 31. She gained the full appointment from Attorney General Eric Holder and has been sworn in by Chief U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell. The White House is searching for a permanent U.S. attorney ...
Lawyer reinstated after insurance scam
BOSTON - A lawyer from a well-known Massachusetts personal injury firm who was convicted of insurance fraud will be allowed to practice law again. �
Lawyer in fatal DUI case wants evidence suppressed
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19)- The defense attorney for a Franklin man on trial for aggravated vehicular homicide wants evidence suppressed in the case. 38 year old Curtis Ward is on trial after police say he fatally struck 23-year-old Stacy Meormond, of Hamilton, on June 19th in Monroe.
Lawyer: Chinese student has charges reduced
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The lawyer for a former graduate student arrested for allegedly threatening to burn down a building on his school's New Jersey campus says the charge has been reduced and his client has agreed to return to his native China.
Lawyer: Chinese student in NJ has charges reduced
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The lawyer for a former graduate student arrested for allegedly threatening to burn down a building on his school's New Jersey campus says the charge has been reduced and his client has agreed to return to his native China.
Nacogdoches immigration attorney speaks about Arizona law
Nacogdoches immigration attorney gives his perspective on how the issue is affecting East Texas right now,as well as in the future.
Fake Attorney Sentenced To 10 Years
Man Pretending To Be An Attorney Caught on Camera By FOX 2 News A fugitive is caught on camera by FOX 2 News. He is sentenced ten years in prison for violating probation.
Florida Attorney General: The job and the Democratic primary candidates
Florida Attorney General: The job and the Democratic primary candidates
Former Mpls Attorney Could Face Up to 24 Years in Prison
A former Minneapolis attorney who admitted to having sex with a teenager is behind bars. A judge revoked Aaron Biber's bail after he found aggravating factors in the case.
Lawyer: Lindsay Lohan Looking Forward to 'Light at End of Tunnel'
"She's fine. She's good," says Shawn Chapman Holley after visiting the actress in jail
Pitino, defense attorney have testy court exchange
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Rick Pitino and the attorney for a woman accused of demanding millions from him to conceal a sexual tryst exchanged heated words before a jury today, as the Louisville basketball coach tried to fend off accusations of rape and lying.
Attorney says Rubio gets automatic appeal for death penalty
A Harlingen attorney representing John Allen Rubio said his client gets an 'automatic' appeal now that convicted child killer has received the death penalty.
Fake Attorney Sentenced To 10 Years
Man Pretending To Be An Attorney Caught on Camera By FOX 2 News A fugitive is caught on camera by FOX 2 News. He is sentenced ten years in prison for violating probation.
Lawyer: 'Lohan looking forward to release'
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer says that she is "not exactly sure" when the actress will leave prison.
Lawyer asks to withdraw from alleged courthouse bombing case
The original attorney for alleged would-be federal courthouse bomber Michael C. Finton has asked to withdraw from the case after Finton contacted The State Journal-Register and another local media outlet without the lawyers knowledge.
Republican attorney general candidate in Georgia admits affair with former staffer
ATLANTA -- A Republican candidate for Georgia attorney general today acknowledged an extramarital affair with a former staffer, but said the relationship began after the woman was no longer an employee.
New York attorney general announces probe of life insurance industry
NEW YORK New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo says his office has opened a major fraud investigation into the life insurance industry. Cuomo announced Thursday that his office had served subpoenas on Prudential Financial, Inc. and MetLife, Inc....
McAllen to hire lawyer as cable feud heats up
McALLEN City officials from across Texas spoke with a high-powered lawyer Thursday about their feud with Time Warner Cable over the companys plans to digitize public, educational and governmental access channels. Time Warner wants to switch...
Georgia Attorney General Candidate Admits Affair
Georgia Attorney General candidate acknowledges extramarital affair.
City attorney stepping down
ONEIDA -- After two and a half terms as city attorney Justin Murphy is resigning.
Lawyer jailed for rape of boy
A judge expressed outrage and revulsion at Aaron Biber's repeated betrayal of the boy's trust.
Attorney says Utah-based guest worker program likely won't work
Immigration experts around Utah have been looking at suggestions the state create its own guest worker program, but at least one man is voicing concerns that a Utah-based system wouldn't work.
Bell city atty removed as Downey city attorney
The Bell city attorney who served as legal counsel when the City Council approved huge salaries for its top administrators has been removed as city attorney for the neighboring city of Downey.
Downey drops city attorney who also worked for Bell
The City Council dismisses Edward Lee's firm. One councilman says the association with the Bell salary scandal is an 'embarrassment.' Lee signed off on the huge salaries paid to Bell officials. The attorney who was Bell's legal counsel when city leaders agreed to pay lavish salaries to top administrators has been let go by neighboring Downey, where city leaders said they no longer felt ...
Downey City Council removes city attorney who also worked for Bell
DOWNEY - The Bell city attorney who served as legal counsel when that City Council approved huge salaries for its top administrators has been removed as city attorney for the neighboring city of Downey.
Lawyer's Indecent Proposals to Female Clients Bring One-Year Suspension
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday issued a one-year suspension to a Newark lawyer who offered discounted fees to female clients or their family members in exchange for sexual favors. David Witherspoon might consider himself lucky. Two justices wanted him disbarred and said the court should set a bright-line rule like the one that mandates disbarment for trust-fund theft. None of the women ...
Judge clears lawyer of tax evasion charge
Judge Norman Krumenacker on Thursday threw out a single criminal charge alleging that Johns-town lawyer Richard Joe Russell had intentionally failed to pay his 2006 state personal income tax totaling $8,241.
Two Republicans seek Kansas attorney general post from different backgrounds
TOPEKA | The two Republicans running for Kansas attorney general agree on most issues, but they come to the campaign trail from very different backgrounds. Ralph De Zago is the city prosecutor for Junction City. He has worked as a private attorney, a public defender and an assistant state attorney general. He is a U.S. Army veteran and can claim more experience in the courtroom than his opponent ...
Attorney unsuits himself to keep his cool
Reading attorney Paul S. Missan stays cool in the heat. The defense attorney wears shorts and a polo shirt to work in his downtown law office. "I want to be comfortable when I work in the office," said Missan, who resides in Spring Township. "I can get a lot more accomplished that way.
Attorney: Engineer gave China unclassified info
The attorney for a former B-2 bomber engineer from Hawaii accused of selling military secrets to China says his client designed a cruise missile part for China but did so based on public information.
Former attorney fined for practice
MARTINSBURG - A former local attorney found guilty by a Berkeley County judge in May of practicing law without a license was fined a total of $1,100 during a sentencing hearing Thursday in Circuit Court. Steven .
Lawyer: Abuse charge was a rush to judgment
Lawyer: Open records dispute ongoing
An attorney representing four Texas cities and 17 elected officials says a ruling by a judge Wednesday does not stop a dispute over the Texas Open Meetings Act.