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Attorney turned to fraud to save firm
An attorney convicted of fraud and theft on Monday told Cape Town's Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court he had committed the crimes to save his legal practice.
Attorney: Great Lakes a 'carp highway'
CHICAGO - A federal judge has set Sept. 7 as the next hearing in a multistate lawsuit demanding tougher action to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the Great Lakes.
"Tax lady" Roni Deutch faces fraud lawsuit filed by attorney general
SACRAMENTO -- California's attorney general sued "tax lady" Roni Deutch for more than $34 million today, alleging that her law firm regularly violates state law by making false promises that it will help people resolve disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.
VIDEO: Attorney: Man accused in beating of blind man tried to break up fight
Attorney Robert Binkowski talks to David Anderson of Mount Clemens who is charged with beating a blind man and stealing his $600 rent money.
LAWYER: Tiger Broke His Wife's Heart
Gloria Allred , who represented Tiger Woods ' mistress Rachel Uchitel , released this statement after the golfer's divorce became final on Monday: PHOTOS: Sexy Pics Of Tigers Women "Tiger Woods' marriage appeared to be over long before it became final today. "He has broken his wife's heart and the hearts of many others.
Government lawyer calls Great Lakes a 'carp highway'
Michigan's assistant attorney general says the threat of Asian carp to the Great Lakes is at a "biological tipping point."
"Tax lady" Roni Deutch faces fraud lawsuit filed by attorney general
SACRAMENTO -- California's attorney general sued "tax lady" Roni Deutch for more than $34 million today, alleging that her law firm regularly violates state law by making false promises that it will help people resolve disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.
Concepcion attorney asks judge for new trial
CHARLES CITY An attorney for a Charles City teen convicted offirst-degree murder and sexual abuse is arguing that her client wasdenied due process and equal protection and that an allegedconfession should not have been admitted into evidence at histrial.
Attorney: Man accused in beating of blind man tried to break up fight (WITH VIDEO)
Attorney Robert Binkowski talks to David Anderson of Mount Clemens who is charged with beating a blind man and stealing his $600 rent money.
Dallas' Richard Sayles Named TEX-ABOTA 'Trial Lawyer of the Year'
Acclaimed courtroom lawyer Richard A. Sayles, co-founder of the Dallas trial law firm Sayles Werbner, has been named "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by TEX-ABOTA Inc., the Texas chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
'Tax lady' Roni Deutch sued by state attorney general
SACRAMENTO California's attorney general sued "tax lady" Roni Deutch for more than $34 million today, alleging that her law firm regularly violates state law by making false promises that it will help people resolve disputes with the Internal...
Former death penalty appeals lawyer is sentenced to prison for theft
A former Louisiana death penalty appeals lawyer Monday received�five years in prison for stealing $202,000 from the publicly funded agency he was hired to run in 2004. Jelpi Picou Jelpi Picou, 49, must serve 2 1/2 years of the sentence....
Attorney General, county officials meeting about Regency
Attorney General Tom Miller is meeting with Johnson County officials today to discuss the civil investigation of the Regency Mobile Home Park.
Attorney General in Iowa City today to talk about Regency Mobile Home Park
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Monday that the operators of Regency Mobile Home Park will resolve the questionable financial practices and living conditions at the park or the state will do it for them. His office already has opened a civil investigation looking into allegations of consumer fraud at Regency, and [...]
Special District Attorney talks to Chatt city attorney about legal fees
The specially appointed district attorney general investigating the Chattanooga city attorney says he's met with the city's lawyer.
File-Sharing Lawyer Andrew Crossely to Face Disciplinary Tribunal
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Ohio's Attorney General blasts republican gubernatorial candidate's proposal
Kasich's proposal would replace the department with a private 12 member board that would operate as a non-profit corporation. He says the 12 business leaders in charge of bringing jobs to Ohio would answer to the Governor. Ohio's Attorney General Richard Cordray Cordray says Ohio laws on open meetings and records would not apply to the private group, exempting decisions on how to spend hundreds ...
Attorney calls Great Lakes waterways a 'carp highway' during lawsuit hearing on invasive fish
Five states are asking a federal judge in Chicago to take emergency action to close two shipping locks and install barriers to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the Great Lakes via a "carp hig...
Roni Deutch, Famous Television Tax Lawyer Hit with $34 Million Lawsuit
Roni Deutch, the North Highlands California tax lawyer whose prominent advertising promises to help taxpayers with IRS problems, is in deep as the state filed a $34 million lawsuit against her. The lawsuit accuses her of swindling thousands. Deutch, who bills herself as the tax lady, is actually engaged in a heartless scheme that swindled people with tax problems, Attorney General Jerry ...
Man accused of robbing blind man tried to stop attack, attorney says
The attorney for a 22-year-old man accused of beating and robbing a legally blind man said today his client claims he was breaking up the attack.
Attorney Says State Has No Evidence Tying Ivan Davis To Double Homicide
During a hearing on a bond motion Monday afternoon in Criminal Court Judge Don Pooles courtroom, the prosecution was forced to admit it has no physical evidence to tie Ivan Davis to the December 2009 murders of Aric Moses and Jackie Davis.
State can regulate abortion clinics, state attorney general says
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Aug. 20 issued an opinion saying the state has the right to regulate abortion clinics. The opinion, requested by state Del. Bob Marshall (R-south-central Loudoun) and Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke) offers legal guidance to the state Board of Health.
Virginia Lawyer Accused of Producing Child Porn
A Virginia lawyer is accused of taking explicit pictures of a teen prostitute. Virginia - Lawyer - United States - Child pornography - Recreation
Bogus lawyer charged with bilking Chinese immigrants
Prosecutors say a bogus New York City immigration lawyer defrauded Chinese immigrants of thousands of dollars by dangling empty promises of special humanitarian visas. Te-Hu Tsuei is being held on $500,000 bail after pleading not guilty Monday to grand larceny and other charges. Tsuei is formally charged with stealing...
Tulsa Attorney Accused Of Embezzlement Appears In Court
Attorney Fred Schraeder and former attorney Bill Anton face 53 counts of embezzlement, fraud and forgery.� The Attorney General's office says Anton stole around a million dollars from clients and Schraeder stole $155,000. Current And Former Tulsa Attorneys Focus Of Fraud Investigation
Governor appoints new Broward circuit judge
Lawyer replaces scandal-plagued Ana Gardiner Gov. Charlie Crist on Monday appointed a Fort Lauderdale attorney to replace Ana Gardiner, who resigned as a Broward circuit judge rather than face disciplinary procedures.
Shooting Victims Family May Sue Metro Police
A lawyer representing the family of a man shot by Las Vegas Metro police said he will pursue legal action after a coroners inquest jury cleared the detective who pulled the trigger.
Defendant's attorney leaves child abuse-turned-murder case
Mount Clemens -- A Macomb County Circuit judge today remanded the first-degree murder case against a Shelby Township woman to district court after her attorney withdrew from the case.
Attorney calls Great Lakes waterways a 'carp highway' during lawsuit hearing on invasive fish
CHICAGO - Five states are asking a federal judge in Chicago to take emergency action to close two shipping locks and install barriers to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the Great Lakes via a "carp highway."
Attorney General Jerry Brown Sues TV Tax Lady Roni Deutch
The Tax Lady's next commercial may go something like this: "Hi, I'm Roni Deutch and I'm being sued by the Attorney General."
Welland lawyer Jeffrey Root faces new trial
Welland lawyer Jeffrey Root, who was charged in 2004 and later acquitted of variou offences involving conspiring and attempting to possess and launder proceeds of crime, is back in court facing a new trial.[...]
AG Investigates 2 Cases Handled By County Attorney
Two cases handled by the Hillsborough County Attorney are being investigated by the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.
RI attorney general challenges wind farm deal
Rhode Island's Attorney General Patrick Lynch has joined an environmental group and others challenging a power purchase agreement for a proposed wind farm off the coast of Block Island.
Virginia Attorney General Offers Legal Opinion That Could Expand State Oversight of Abortion Clinics
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued a legal opinion Monday that could pave the way for greater restrictions on the state's abortion clinics.
District Attorney Still Weeks Away from Mike McMahan Ruling in Chattanooga
Will Chattanooga's city attorney have to repay thousands of dollars in fees charged to the city? read more
Attorney alleges racial profiling in federal gang arrest operation
Federal law enforcement agents arrested more than 150 suspected gang members in Utah last week, and many were deemed to be in the country illegally. But an immigration attorney says some of the arrests weren't legitimate, that there was racial profiling involved.
R.I. attorney general challenges wind farm deal
Rhode Island's Attorney General Patrick Lynch has joined an environmental group and others challenging a power purchase agreement for a proposed wind farm off the coast of Block Island. Rhode Island - Block Island - Attorney general - United States - Patrick Lynch
Murder suspect gets new lawyer
GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. - A Graves County murder suspect has a new lawyer after his previous attorneys asked to be taken off the case. David Perlow got the assignment today when Robert James Arnold appeared in court this morning..
Lawyer Jeffrey Root faces new trial
WELLAND Lawyer Jeffrey Root, who was charged in 2004 and later acquitted of various offences involving conspiring and attempting to possess and launder proceeds of crime, is back in court facing a new trial.[...]
Attorney For Indicted Jail Standards Chief Says Not All Evidence Submitted To Grand Jury
Was a key piece of evidence left out in last weeks presentation to the grand jury in the case of the executive director of the Texas commission on jail standards? Adan Munoz's attorney believes it was.
Lawyer for disgraced Shays' aide wants mental health evaluation to factor in at sentencing
Michael Sohn, congressman Christopher Shays' former campaign manager, leaves federal court in Bridgeport in December 2009. Photo: File Photo / Greenwich Time File Photo
Attorney: Great Lakes Waterways A 'Carp Highway'
Five states are asking a federal judge in Chicago to take emergency action to close two shipping locks and install barriers to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the Great Lakes via a "carp highway."
Appointed DA Meets With City Attorney McMahan
A district attorney appointed to look into whether criminal charges should be brought against City Attorney Mike McMahan said he met with Attorney McMahan to hear his side of the story.
Gov. Christie renominates former assistant U.S. Attorney to head N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs
Ed Murray/The Star-LedgerTom Calcagni TRENTON Gov. Chris Christie's tonight renominated a former assistant U.S. Attorney to run the state Division of Consumer Affairs, two months after the governor withdrew the nomination amid criticism the man did not live in...
ASK THE LAWYER: What is the legal definition of obscenity?
America values freedom of speech, so how does the law define what is obscene and therefore not legal?
Omar Khadrs lawyer fit to resume trial after collapsing in court
Defence physician will try to persuade jury that Canadian detainees trauma makes his testimony unusable
Omar Khadrs lawyer fit to resume trial
Defence MD will try to persuade jury that defendants trauma makes his testimony unusable
Attorney disputes client at murder scene
Agreeing with the prosecutor about what a horrible crime the brutal deaths of an elderly Bakersfield couple was, a defense attorney argued Monday that no evidence put his client at the murder scene.
For Some Victims, Halo Cam Evidence Tough To Come By
A lawyer for Michael DeHerrera said it took four months and two subpoenas to obtain the video that cleared DeHerrera of any wrongdoing.
Attorney General candidate holds meeting on violence
Eric Schneiderman says the event is in response to several deadly shootings around the state.