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Attorney for diocese rebuts allegations leveled at Bishop Walsh
A lawyer for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa would not comment directly Friday about a lawsuit filed the day before by a Humboldt County man who claims he was molested by a known pedophile priest about 25 years ago.
Victoria attorney indicted in child porn case
Associated Press - August 20, 2010 2:15 PM ET VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - An attorney who chairs the Victoria County Democratic Party is facing child pornography charges.
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.
Texas Attorney Charged With Child Porn Possession
A 57-year-old Texas attorney who serves as a county Democratic Party chairman was arrested Friday at his office on child porn possession charges.
Victoria attorney indicted in child porn case
VICTORIA, Texas An attorney who chairs the Victoria County Democratic Party is facing child pornography charges. U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno says 57-year-old Stephen Jabbour (juh-BOR') was arrested Friday at his law office in Victoria on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. Jabbour faced an appearance before a magistrate in Corpus Christi.
Lawyer to probe repercussions of judge-defender affair
Lawyer to probe repercussions of judge-defender affair
Cash-for-gold murder plot charges against elderly woman 'far-fetched': lawyer
TORONTO - The lawyer for a cash-for-gold store employee accused of ordering a hit on a rival jeweller says charges against the elderly woman are "far-fetched."
Lawyer to probe aftermath of judge-defender affair
Associated Press - August 20, 2010 4:04 PM ET ATLANTA (AP) - The former president of the State Bar of Georgia plans to launch an investigation to determine whether any criminal cases were...
War chest watch: RI Attorney General
Democrats running for Attorney General scrambled to get their names recognized this past month. All three poured money into last-minute consulting and media buys in order to stand out in an evenly funded matchup.
The House Lawyer: Consider buying a home rather than paying dorm rent
With the cost of an undergraduate education at some private institutions exceeding $200,000, parents should be looking for any way possible to take the sting out of sending a child to college. In addition to tuition, one significant component of total college cost is the room portion of room and board. This is especially true for colleges and universities with notorious housing shortages.
Bisard's attorney wants trial moved
24-Hour News 8 has confirmed the attorney for embattled Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer Dave Bisard has filed a motion requesting a change of venue for the case. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
Attorney may raise issue of Garrido's mental state before trial
An attorney for the man accused of kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard from her South Lake Tahoe home in 1991 told a judge today that she may raise the question of her client's mental state before trial.
Grandparents want custody of boy found in attic, lawyer says
The 6-year-old boy found starving in a filthy De Soto attic is recovering and his grandparents are trying to get custody, their lawyer said Friday. The boy named Giovanni was found this week after the grandparents asked the Johnson County Sheriffs Office to check on his welfare.
Binayug is not the policeman in torture video, says lawyer
For the defense of embattled Senior Insp. Joselito Binayug, his lawyer may question how he came to be identified as the torturer of a robbery suspect caught on camera.
Attorney may raise issue of Garrido's mental state before trial
An attorney for the man accused of kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard from her South Lake Tahoe home in 1991 told a judge today that she may raise the question of her client's mental state before trial.
Bisard attorney files change of venue request
Fox59 learned Friday afternoon attorney John Kautzman filed a change of venue request on behalf of his client, IMPD Officer David Bisard. Bisard is accused in the fatal crash that killed one man, and injured two others on August 6th. Fox59 learned Friday afternoon attorney John Kautzman filed a change of venue request on behalf of his client, IMPD Officer David Bisard. Bisard is accused in the ...
Death Penalty Lawyer Defends Justice System
Noted defense lawyer says death penalty cases are handled properly in Pennsylvania and insists justice system is working properly.
Palin-endorsed GOP attorney general candidate visits Treasure Coast
PORT ST. LUCIE Fresh off her endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Republican attorney general candidate Pam Bondis four-day bus tour is schedule to motor through the Treasure Coast Saturday.
Ruden McClosky Attorney Peter Blacklock Appointed President of Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County
PALM BEACH, FLA - AUGUST 20, 2010 - Peter Blacklock, attorney in the Boca Raton office of Ruden McCl...
Attorney wants to know if Bisard purchased vodka while in uniform
An attorney for Kurt Weekly, one of the victims seriously hurt when IMPD Officer David Bisard crashed into his motorcycle, wants the prosecutor to do some digging into what went on two days prior to the deadly crash. An attorney for Kurt Weekly, one of the victims seriously hurt when IMPD Officer David Bisard crashed into his motorcycle, wants the prosecutor to do some digging into what went on ...
Private attorney meets with four charged at Punk Week gathering in Ann Arbor
Four of eight people charged with resisting police officers during a Punk Week gathering in Ann Arbor on Sunday met today with a private defense attorney. Ann Arbor-based attorney Michele Kelly, who met for two hours with the defendants, said......
Garrido attorney may raise mental health issue
PLACERVILLE - The attorney representing accused kidnapper Phillip Garrido may challenge Garrido's competency to stand trial, according to the judge presiding over the case.
Lawyer charged with steailng from clients
For almost four years, a Center City lawyer allegedly duped clients, telling them that money he won for them in civil settlements was socked away in his law firm's escrow account.
Wikileaks Lawyer Says Pentagon Given Access to Unpublished Secret Documents
A U.S. lawyer representing the whistleblowing website Wikileaks says U.S. government officials have been given codes and passwords granting them online access to official U.S. government documents that Wikileaks so far has not published.
Lawyer confesses to cocaine in courtroom
43-year-old Chuck Ramsay has pleaded guilty to 3rd degree possession of cocaine in a Winona County courtroom.
City attorney seeks end to stripper suit
For all of the thousands of records that attorney Norman Yatooma has generated in his bid to prove the city of Detroit obstructed the investigation of a stripper's 2003 death, he's failed to produce any proof of a conspiracy, a city attorney says.
Alabama attorney general complains about BP oil spill claims process
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama Attorney General Troy King is complaining about the rules for handling claims resulting from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
�25k bequest for stray cats as lawyer gifts home to town
A MILLIONAIRE lawyer who gifted his 18th-century home to the people of his home town has also left �25,000 to his cats.
Attorney General Caldwell Surveys Oil-damaged Areas Of Barataria Bay
Today Attorney General Caldwell and oil spill litigation team members from the Louisiana Attorney General's Office joined with members from the U.S. Justice Department to survey damages in a portion of our state's oiled marshlands and sensitive ecosystems.
Roger Clemens' lawyer Rusty Hardin adds defense attorney Michael Attanasio to team
Conventional wisdom might have the Roger Clemens defense team hiring a well-connected Washington, D.C., lawyer now that pitching great has been indicted, but attorney Rusty Hardin brushed aside the possibility Friday.
NY attorney general to monitor Anglo apartment deal
THE NEW York attorney general Andrew Cuomo is examining Anglo Irish Banks role in funding one of New Yorks most prestigious apartment buildings.
Connecticut Attorney General Investigating Rite Aid Prescription Price Increases
Blumenthal Says Other State Agencies Will Participate In Probe Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Friday he is investigating whether Rite Aid illegally attributed a recent increase in prescription drug prices to a new state law that offers Medicaid the same discounts as other consumers.
Attorney General Candidate Bondi makes final push for GOP support
Attorney General Candidate Bondi makes final push for GOP support
Attorney: Garrido might not be competent enough for trial
PLACERVILLE, Calif. The lawyer representing Phillip Garrido, charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard in 1991 and holding her captive for 18 years, raised concerns Friday about whether Garrido is competent to stand trial and help with his defense.
Next New York Attorney General May Shift Jobs Focus
All six candidates for New York attorney general said they would remain vigilant on Wall Street but put more emphasis on issues like state corruption.
Attorney General Candidate Bondi makes final push for GOP support
Attorney General Candidate Bondi makes final push for GOP support
Coral Gables attorney `Mike' Eidson honored by his peers
For recognition of his lifelong commitment to the civil justice system, and protection of consumers, attorney Lewis S. ``Mike'' Eidson, founding partner of the Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, was honored by the American Association for Justice with the David S. Shrager President's Award.
Garrido Attorney Considers Sanity Exam
Phillip Garrido's attorney is weighing the option of declaring his client mentally incompetent to stand trial. The issue came up during a hearing before Judge Douglas Phimister who said that he would not rule on mental exam procedure until Garrido attorney Susan Gellman decided to make what' called a declaration of doubt.
Victoria attorney indicted in child porn case
VICTORIA, Texas An attorney who chairs the Victoria County Democratic Party is facing child pornography charges. U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno says 57-year-old Stephen Jabbour (juh-BOR') was arrested Friday at his law office in Victoria on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. Jabbour faced an appearance before a magistrate in Corpus Christi.
Plymouth Meeting attorney allegedly embezzled $1M
PHILADELPHIA A Plymouth Meeting attorney was indicted Friday by federal authorities for allegedly stealing $1 million from his former law firm in Philadelphia and the practices clients.
Wikileaks Lawyer Says Pentagon Given Access To Unpublished Secret Documents
A U.S. lawyer representing the whistleblowing web site Wikileaks says U.S. government officials have been given codes and passwords granting them online access to official U.S. government documents that Wikileaks so far has not published.
State Attorney Rejects NAACP Complaint, Says No Crime Alleged
LAKE WALES | State Attorney Jerry Hill declined Friday to investigate a complaint filed by the NAACP claiming racial disparity in disciplinary actions among officers in the Lake Wales Police Department because there were no allegations that a crime had been committed.
Local lawyer gets $1.4 million for man paralyzed in barn accident
A federal judge in Scranton has ruled that defendants ordered to pay $1.4 million to a man paralyzed in a 30-story fall will not be granted a new trial. Robert Eisenberry was stacking bales of hay in the loft of Waverly, N.Y., barn in September 2007 whe
Ex-attorney to pay $700,000 in back taxes
A former Washington County attorney agreed this week to pay more than $700,000 in back taxes to the federal government.
Calif. Attorney Charged in Child Sex Sting
A Los Angeles attorney was charged last week in an Internet child sex sting. Eduardo Brito Leaton was arrested after sending sexually explicit e-mails to a 16-year-old girl, who was in reality an undercover police detective. He was charged with one count each of lewd acts upon a child, meeting a minor for lewd purposes and possession of matter depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct. Leaton ...
Ex-Attorney Charged With Embezzling $1 Million From Clients, Firm
Former Pennsylvania attorney Jeffrey Abramowitz has been indicted on charges of embezzling more than $1 million from his clients by lying to them about the settlements of their cases. The indictment alleges that Abramowitz told some of his firm's clients that funds from their civil lawsuits and other transactions would be held in escrow by the firm, and then deposited the funds into his personal ...
Lawyer accused of stealing $1 million from law firm
A lawyer from Montgomery County is accused of ripping off more than $1 million from clients and the Center City law firm where he once was a partner.
Attorney: Woman accused of killing baby to use insanity defense
HOUSTON -- The attorney of a Houston woman who allegedly killed her 2-month-old son will use the insanity defense, according to court papers filed Friday. Prosecutors charged Narjes Modarresi with capital murder after she led police to Masih Golabbakhsh's body in April. Prosecutors said the baby was buried alive and his body was pulled from a shallow creek in the 8000 block of Woodway. According ...
Attorney General backs trial judge over manslaughter sentences
THE sentences of two teenage members of a "happy slapping" gang who killed a grandfather were not unduly lenient, the Attorney General has said.
Local U.S. attorney general's office subpoenas McNeil records
Johnson & Johnson has announced the U.S. Attorney General's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has subpoenaed documents from McNeil Consumer Healthcare in regard to this year's multiple product recalls.