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Attorney General says he will look into Cappuccilli case
State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says that his office has received the Inspector General's report detailing how former State Fair Director Peter Cappuccilli misappropriated state resources.
Attorney charged with bank robbery
Also facing Federal bank fraud charges
Middletown attorney funds bequeath to Miami
MIDDLETOWN - When Middletown attorney Arthur Casper attended Miami University, times were more financially straightforward.
Suspended lawyer Peter Elliot charged with bank robbery
Waukesha County Sheriff's Deputies accuse Peter Elliot, a one time lawyer, of stealing from clients, and most recently a bank. Elliot may have crossed the line between white collar and blue collar crime at a Village of Wales Bank.
Middletown attorney funds bequest to Miami
MIDDLETOWN - When Middletown attorney Arthur Casper attended Miami University, times were more financially straightforward.
Lawyer describes Anna Nicole Smiths unrelenting pain
Two doctors violated their responsibility to protect Anna Nicole Smith by prescribing massive amounts of drugs with the connivance of her lawyer-boyfriend, even though they knew she was addicted to painkillers, a prosecutor argued Wednesday.
Lawyer represented gay marriage opponents
Former U.S. Justice Department lawyer Charles Cooper represented the religious and conservative groups that sponsored the ban. He said cultures around the world, previous courts and Congress all accepted the common-sense belief that children do best when they are raised by their own mother and father....
Reorganization at Chatham District Attorney's Office
Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm announced a reorganization of his office Wednesday.
Attorney facing charges in alleged assault
A Knoxville attorney who once defended law enforcers and had his sights set on snaring Knox County's top prosecutorial post is now himself in legal hot water.
State Attorney investigating LP town government
A preliminary inquiry by the State Attorney's Office in Bartow into complaints about the Lake Placid town government has now become an investigation, according to spokesman Chip Thullbery.
FOIL request on Rose complaint denied by attorneys office
The Herkimer County Attorneys Office has denied The Times request under the Freedom of Information Law request for the results of an investigation into a sexual harassment complaint filed by Legislator Helen Rose against Legislator Vincent Bono.
Colo. attorney general to make re-election campaign stop in Frisco Wednesday
FRISCO Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will stop in Summit County this week to meet with voters in his bid for re-election. The gathering will take place at 4 p.m., Wednesday at Tuscato Ristorante Italiano, 307 Main St., Frisco.
Attorney seeks to intervene in Zeigler lawsuit
It was thought the amended civil lawsuit Canton attorney Craig Conley filed against Stark County Treasurer Gary Zeigler on July 12 would "go away" once county prosecutor John Ferrero filed suit against the treasurer.
Picower Legal Settlement Talks Over Madoff Snagged on Costs, Lawyer Says
A trustee overseeing the liquidation of Bernard Madoffs firm has hit a pair of roadblocks in negotiations to settle a lawsuit seeking $7.2 billion from the estate of investor Jeffry Picower , a lawyer said.
Lawyer questions inspection of tech devices
SWAMPSCOTT When police arrested Jason McDonald on charges that he'd broken into a Swampscott home last September, they discovered several items in his backpack. They hadn't been stolen in the burglary the homeowner had confirmed that nothing was missing. And McDonald, 27, of 25 Ruby Ave., Marblehead, had insisted that the iPod and GPS found in the backpack were both his.
Lawyer-less legal aid
Vulnerable clients left high and dry as unpaid lawyers stop advising
Candidates for New York state attorney general admit youthful drug use
ALBANY -- Two candidates for New York attorney general -- Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, the front-runner, and state Sen. Eric Schneiderman -- say they tried marijuana and cocaine in their youth. Their admissions trump those of fellow candidates...
State's attorney's office set to Tweet
The Kane County state's attorney's office has launched its own Twitter account to keep the public informed about important happenings around the office.
Koua Fong Lee's attorney failed him, legal peer says in court
A veteran criminal defense lawyer blasted a fellow attorney Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court, saying that if he had done a proper job, Koua Fong Lee may not have been convicted.
Lawyer who OKd lavish salaries in Bell won't be interim city attorney
The City Council decides against appointing Edward Lee to the post and instead picks James M. Casso with the Meyers Nave firm. The Bell City Council decided Wednesday night not to appoint as its interim city attorney the lawyer who signed off on lavish salaries for the city's top administrators.
Lawyer Anne Bremner tries to block records about DUI arrest
High-profile Seattle trial attorney Anne Bremner is seeking a court injunction to block the King County Sheriff's Office from releasing to the media investigative reports and video from her arrest on suspicion of drunken driving two months ago in Kenmore.
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.
Bell doesn't hire attorney who approved paydays
BELL, CALIF. The Bell City Council has opted not to hire the attorney who approved huge salaries for the city's leaders. The council voted Wednesday not to appoint Edward Lee as its interim city attorney. Lee had served as Bell's contract city attorney since the 1990s.
Hall County attorney: New budget is very likely unsustainable
Hall County Attorney Mark Young has a good news/bad news message for the Hall County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.
District Attorney Parks Miller planning community initiatives
BELLEFONTE The District Attorneys Office is unveiling two new community initiatives
Iran stoning case lawyer arrested in Turkey after escaping across border
Mohammad Mostafaei, lawyer for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, woman charged with adultery, held on immigration offences Turkish police have arrested an Iranian lawyer who represented Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. Mohammad Mostafaei went into hiding after Iranian authorities detained three of his relatives and issued a warrant for his arrest ...
New Hartford lawyer appointed to Connecticut Health Foundations board of directors
NEW HARTFORD The Connecticut Health Foundation has appointed Robert Krzys, a New Hartford resident and lawyer, to its board of directors.
Lawyer denies MVA Fund fraud charges
ONDANGWA-BASED lawyer Arumugam Thambapilai and ten co-accused yesterday went on trial in the High Court in Windhoek on charges of defrauding the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund of Namibia to the tune of more than N$3,5 million.
4 N.Y. attorney general candidates say they tried drugs
ALBANY Two candidates for New York attorney general say they tried marijuana and cocaine in their youths and two others said they only tried pot.
Attorney named mediator
Sparta Richard I. Clark, Esq., senior partner with Laddey Clark & Ryan, LLP, in Sparta, has accepted a continuing appointment as mediator with the Morris-Sussex General Equity Neutrals Program.
High Court Appoints Greenspoon Marder Attorney to Committee Guarding Against Unlicensed Practice of Law
The Florida Supreme Court has tasked Evan B. Klinek, Esq., litigation attorney at Greenspoon Marder, P.A., to serve as chairperson of the 17th Judicial Circuit Courts Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee C. The committee serves as the fact-finder in Unlicensed Practice of Law (UPL) investigations, makes recommendations regarding related litigation and assists in protecting the public [PR.com]
Nepal court charges Sobhraj 'wife' and lawyer
Nepal's Supreme Court has charged the lawyer of convicted murderer Charles Sobhraj and her daughter with contempt after they accused two judges of bias against him, a court official said Thursday.
Nepal court charges Sobhraj 'wife' and lawyer
Nepal's Supreme Court has charged the lawyer of convicted murderer Charles Sobhraj and her daughter with contempt after they accused two judges of bias against him, a court official said Thursday.
Nepal court charges Sobhraj 'wife' and lawyer
Nepal's Supreme Court has charged the lawyer of convicted murderer Charles Sobhraj and her daughter with contempt after they accused two judges of bias against him, a court official said Thursday.
Howell attorney Drick wins GOP primary
Howell attorney Jay Drick won the Republican primary for the 5th District County Commission seat formerly held by Don Parker.
Officials opposed lawyer's reinstatement
The conditional reinstatement to the bar of a Shrewsbury lawyer jailed for notorious insurance fraud was ordered by the state Supreme Judicial Court over the objections of the state attorney general and the state Office of Bar Counsel.
Lawyer proposes polygamy to 'Peterporn'
JAKARTA: Lawyer Farhat Abbas, a leader of an organization who reported Peterpan singer Nazril Irham to the police over alleged sex videos, thinks the latter should be in a polygamous marriage with the starlets allegedly featured in the videos as a "just" solution to the scandal.
Nepal court charges Sobhraj 'wife' and lawyer
KATHMANDU (AFP) - Nepal's Supreme Court has charged the lawyer of convicted murderer Charles Sobhraj and her daughter with contempt after they accused two judges of bias against him, a court official said Thursday.
Prince George's state's attorney candidate focuses on more than prosecutions
Mark Spencer believes being Prince George's County state's attorney entails more than just locking up people, and said he plans to take a more holistic approach if elected to the post.
Hall County attorney: New budget is very likely unsustainable
Hall County Attorney Mark Young has a good news/bad news message for the Hall County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.
Witkos supports Martha Dean for attorney general
AVON - Republican Party-endorsed candidate for Attorney General Martha Dean received endorsements today from three of Connecticuts key legislative leaders. Those endorsements add to the many endorsements she has received from individuals and groups throughout the State, representing a wide cross-section of citizens.
Minn. lawyer defends handling of Toyota crash case
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota man seeking a new trial in a fatal crash involving a Toyota might have been acquitted if his trial lawyer had properly investigated the crash and offered evidence to show his client tried to stop the car, a legal expert testified Wednesday.
Bell doesn't hire attorney who approved paydays
BELL, Calif. (AP) The Bell City Council has opted not to hire the attorney who approved huge salaries for the city's leaders. The council voted Wednesday not to appoint Edward Lee as its interim city attorney. Lee had served as Bell's contract city attorney since the 1990s. The council decided to have another lawyer, James Casso, serve in the position. Three top Bell administrators made a ...
N.J. lawyer kicked out of probation program for drug use
A lawyer who police say had crystal methamphetamines and heroin at his Montville home in 2008 was kicked out of a special probation program Tuesday for continuing to test positive for drug use and ignoring probation appointments.
N.Y. attorney general probes health care credit card practices
Health care credit cards come under investigation by the state attorney general.
Lawyer: Portage toddler Jada Justice's death wasn't intentional
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) A defense attorney says his client didn't intend to kill a toddler whose body was found encased in concrete in a swampy area of northwestern Indiana.
Attorney says Kansas sheriff will be exonerated
An attorney for Jackson County Sheriff Charles Cornell says he is confident a state investigation will clear the sheriff of any misconduct.
Attorney in stoning case seeks asylum as client awaits verdict
He sits in a detention cell in Turkey as an Iranian court prepares to render a final verdict -- possibly Thursday -- in the case of his client, Sakineh Mohammedie Ashtiani, sentenced to death by stoning in Iran for allegedly committing adultery.
Lawyer: Journalist case dropped
The prosecutor in the case against Sunday Times journalist Mzilikazi wa Afrika says there is no case against him, according to the newspaper's lawyer.
PFT: Plaxicos lawyer doesnt see return to football soon
Today the New York Daily News quotes Burress lawyer Peter Frankel as saying no one should expect Burress playing in the NFL any time soon. "There's a very wide range of possible outcomes here, and I do not want to get too ahead of myself," Frankel said.