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Killer's attorney pleads guilty to having cocaine in Winona courtroom
A convicted killer's attorney has pleaded guilty to having cocaine in a Winona courtroom, a local newspaper is reporting.
County Attorney still awaiting Allen autopsy
Henry County Attorney, Darin Stater said there are currently no further pending charges against Dennis Wiley, Jr. and Dennis Wiley, Sr. from the altercation at the Moose Lodge Friday, July 31.
Oregon bar suspends attorney Mark Lawrence in McMinnville bottom-slapping case
The Oregon State Bar has ordered attorney Mark Lawrence suspended from practice for 60 days over the 2007 disclosure in the case of middle school boys in McMinnville facing criminal charges for slapping the bottoms of female classmates.
Helena attorney raises more than Supreme Court race opponent
HELENA (AP) Helena attorney Beth Baker has raised more campaign donations than District Judge Nels Swandal of Livingston in the race for an open seat on the state Supreme Court.
Former Ala. lawyer pleads not guilty to mail fraud
Associated Press - August 19, 2010 2:24 PM ET MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A former lawyer accused of stealing more than $90,000 from the estate of a client's husband and forging another client's...
Prominent lawyer charged with DUI
SEATTLE Prominent Seattle lawyer Anne Bremner has been charged with driving under the influence. The Seattle Times reports the charge was filed Wednesday in King County District Court in Shoreline. She is to be arraigned Sept. 1.
Defense attorney: Killer is a "casualty" of Hurricane Katrina disaster
The defense attorney for convicted murderer Alfred Jones urged the jury to spare the 23-year-old from Louisiana's death row in light of his age and the fact that his world turned upside down when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans nearly...
Attorney in bottom-slapping case suspended
The Oregon State Bar has ordered attorney Mark Lawrence suspended from practice for 60 days over the 2007 disclosure in the case of middle school boys in McMinnville facing criminal charges for slapping the bottoms of female classmates.
Houston Lawyer Mark Lanier Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America
For the seventh consecutive year, The Best Lawyers in America has named Houston trial lawyer Mark Lanier one of the nation's top attorneys.
Attorney general still reviewing sale of Detroit Medical Center
Michigan Attorney General Mike Coxs office said today it does not have a timetable when it expects to conclude its review of the proposed sale of Detroit Medical Center to Vanguard Health Systems, a Nashville-based...
Lawyer requests mental evaluation for Theall, trial date set
Will the man accused of shooting his infant son undergo a mental evaluation? Adam Theall's attorney requested the exam in court Thursday morning.
Lawyer, developer charged in RI corruption scheme
A lawyer and a developer were indicted Thursday in a corruption investigation that has led to charges against three former North Providence town council members and that federal prosecutors say involves bribe offers totaling more than $100,000.
Frank McCourt's lawyer: 'Jamie's case is a loser'
The lawyer for Frank McCourt charged Thursday that Jamie McCourt and her lawyers "have truly become desperate and are now using their court filings as press releases."
Lawyer confesses to cocaine in Winona courtroom
Associated Press - August 19, 2010 4:34 PM ET WINONA, Minn. (AP) - The lawyer for a convicted killer has admitted possessing cocaine in a Winona County courtroom.
Lawyer confesses to cocaine in Winona courtroom
Associated Press - August 19, 2010 4:34 PM ET WINONA, Minn. (AP) - The lawyer for a convicted killer has admitted possessing cocaine in a Winona County courtroom.
Lawyer, developer charged in RI corruption scheme
(AP:PROVIDENCE, R.I.) A lawyer and a developer were indicted Thursday in a corruption investigation that has led to charges against three former North Providence town council members and that federal prosecutors say involves bribe offers totaling more than $100,000.
KSFY Action News: Breaking News, Weather and Community |Lawyer confesses to cocaine in Winona courtroom
WINONA, Minn. (AP) - The lawyer for a convicted killer has admitted possessing cocaine in a Winona County courtroom. The Winona Daily News reports that 43-year-old lawyer Chuck Ramsay pleaded guilty to third-degree possession of cocaine during a court appearance Wednesday.
Croslin's Attorney: Cousin Killed Haleigh
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The attorney for Hank Croslin Jr. said Thursday that his client told him Joe Overstreet, Croslin's cousin, killed Haleigh Cummings in a Satsuma mobile home in February 2009 because he couldn't find the machine gun he came looking for.
Attorney General Madigan Indicts Gas Station Owners
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the state is aggressively pursuing gas station owners who are under-reporting sales.
Lawyer:family of homeless man killed on Virginia Beach seeks $25 million
The lawyer for a family of a homeless man killed on the beach when a garbage truck ran over him is seeking $25 million in damages.
Attorney: Video Could Prove Rape Victim's Statement Inaccurate
The attorney for a Woodlawn skating rink where police said a 12-year-old girl was raped release surveillance video on Thursday, claiming the girl's statements to investigators may not be entirely accurate.
Oregon attorney suspended for disclosing confidential recording in juvenile case
MCMINNVILLE An Oregon defense attorney has been ordered suspended after releasing a confidential recording in a juvenile case to media as the case was attracting national attention three years ago. The Oregon State Bar has ordered attorney Mark Lawrence suspended from practice for 60 days over the 2007 disclosure
Augusta lawyer reprimanded for 'sexting'
AUGUSTA A local lawyer has been publicly reprimanded by a disciplinary panel for his behavior toward an ex-girlfriend involving telephone and text messages.
Augusta lawyer reprimanded for 'sexting'
AUGUSTA A local lawyer has been publicly reprimanded by a disciplinary panel for his behavior toward an ex-girlfriend involving telephone and text messages.
Clemens did not lie to U.S Congress, lawyer says
Roger Clemens did not lie to U.S. lawmakers about illegal steroid use, the baseball great's lawyer said on Thursday.
Cibolo city attorney dies
Longtime attorney Susan Rocha, who was the city attorney for several cities, including Cibolo, died last Friday at the age of 59.
Augusta lawyer reprimanded for 'sexting'
AUGUSTA A local lawyer has been publicly reprimanded by a disciplinary panel for his behavior toward an ex-girlfriend involving telephone and text messages.
Gambino lawyer OK to work, as long as family isn't involved in alleged crimes
A lawyer with blood ties to the Gambino crime family can continue working on a mob case because none of his relatives were involved in the alleged crimes, a judge has ruled. The feds sought to disqualify Joseph Corozzo on grounds that he serves as "house counsel" to the Gambinos...
County attorney candidates focus on violence
A field of three candidates for the Maricopa County Attorneys post features a former county attorney, a former deputy county attorney and the Libertarian attorney who will face one of them in the N
District Attorney's Office Says Program Cuts Truancy in Half
Skip school, end up in court the Shelby County District Attorney believes too many students in Memphis schools have taken that path.
Clemens says 'never' used steroids, HGH
* Lawyer says rejected deal deal offered by prosecutors
Attorney General Jack Conway Says Wouldn't Mind A Face Off Against Rand Paul in a Debate
Last month, Bowling Green eye doctor and US senate candidate, Rand Paul, offered to debate his opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway.
Executed Man's Attorney Speaks Out After SBI Review Report
The system betrayed his client is what one attorney is saying following the release of an independent review of the state's crime lab. That report concluded SBI analysts omitted, overstated or falsely reported blood evidence in dozens of past cases. Three of those cases resulted in executions, including the case of Joseph Timothy Keel. Keel's attorney, Jay Ferguson, who represented him during ...
Lawyer faces money laundering charge
Federal prosecutors this week filed a criminal complaint, alleging defense attorney Danilo Aguilar committed money laundering after he spent money from a cashier's check he allegedly knew was a fake.
City attorney seeks to condemn house
SPARKS The fate of an abandoned house in old Sparks plagued by fires and squatters is being brought before the Sparks City Council. Sparks City Attorney Chet Adams and Sparks Fire Marshal Bob King will be asking the council Monday for permission to seek legal recourse to demolish the house.
Lawyer confesses to cocaine in Winona courtroom
The lawyer for a convicted killer has admitted possessing cocaine in a Winona County courtroom.
Bar suspends OR attorney for media disclosure
MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon defense attorney has been ordered suspended for releasing a confidential recording in a juvenile case to media as it was attracting national attention three years ago. The McMinnville News-Register reported the Oregon State Bar has ordered attorney Mark Lawrence suspended from practice for 60 days over the 2007 disclosure in the case of middle school boys in ...
Assistant Linn County attorney explains his reasons for Lee Muldoon plea agreement
First Assistant Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks said Thursday the plea agreement made to Lee Muldoon was a difficult decision. Ive carried this case with me for two years and had a baby girl in the middle of this, Maybanks said looking down at a photo of 2-year-old Skylar Inman on his desk.
Lawyer: Snooki pleads not guilty
NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A lawyer for TV's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi pleaded not guilty on her behalf to several charges stemming from her arrest last month on a New Jersey beach. Jersey Shore - New Jersey - Lawyer - United States - NEW YORK
Lawyer reinstated after 15 years
FIFTEEN years after he was disbarred for offering a bribe to a police officer to let his client off, 56-year-old Nirmal Singh succeeded on Thursday in being reinstated as a lawyer. It was the second attempt by Mr Singh, who had a short-lived legal career before he was struck off, to have his name restored to the rolls.
City Attorney Says No Charter Violation
City Attorney Teresa Highsmith defended her practice of limiting access to closed session legal opinions after Councilwoman Marie Gilmore raised the issue of possible charter violations before the council's August recess.
Lawyer, developer indicted in North Providence bribery scandal
PROVIDENCE - A prominent North Providence defense lawyer and a local developer were indicted Thursday on conspiracy charges stemming from the widening federal probe into a bribery scandal involving payoffs to members of the North Providence Town Council.
Ohio Attorney General Sues Central Ohio Dealership
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has filed a lawsuit against Columbus dealership Victoria Motors LLC, and its owner, Quelvid Malave, for multiple alleged violations of Ohio's Consumer Sales Practices Act.
Young lawyer's death leap probe
THE tragic death of a promising young Perth lawyer at a notorious Sydney suicide spot is likely to be investigated by the NSW Coroner.
Lawyer confesses to cocaine in Winona courtroom
WINONA, Minn. (AP) - The lawyer for a convicted killer has admitted possessing cocaine in a Winona County courtroom.
Georgetown city attorney sues AG
Georgetown city attorney sues AG
Lawyer questions clients fitness
WOODSTOCK A judge ordered a psychological evaluation Thursday for a 44-year-old Carpentersville man accused of stabbing his girlfriend last summer.
Questions raised over lawyer's death leap
THE tragic death of a promising young Perth lawyer at a notorious Sydney suicide spot is likely to be investigated by the NSW Coroner.
Questions raised over lawyer's death leap
THE tragic death of a promising young Perth lawyer at a notorious Sydney suicide spot is likely to be investigated by the NSW Coroner.
Questions raised over lawyer's death leap
THE tragic death of a promising young Perth lawyer at a notorious Sydney suicide spot is likely to be investigated by the NSW Coroner.