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EXTRA CONTENT: Attorney General says Whitley 911 Center violateD state's open records laws again
For the fourth time in less than a year, the Kentucky Attorney General ruled last week that the Whitley County 911 has violated or flaunted the state's open records laws.
Mechanicsburg's Saxbe, attorney general under Nixon, dies
MECHANICSBURG - William Saxbe, attorney general under President Richard M. Nixon, died Tuesday at his home in Mechanicsburg. He was 94.
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Jacksonville lawyer receives 5-year suspension
A Jacksonville attorney charged by the N.C. SBI last year with altering court records received a five-year suspension after a hearing before the N.C. State Bar, officials said Tuesday. Janet Pittman Reed, 48, was charged by the State Bureau of...
William Saxbe, Final Attorney General Under Richard Nixon, Is Dead at 94
William Saxbe , who served as the fourth and final attorney general under Richard Nixon and resisted the presidents late attempts to derail the Watergate investigation, has died. He was 94.
William Saxbe, attorney general under Nixon, dies
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- William Saxbe, a Republican maverick who became the fourth attorney general to serve under President Richard M. Nixon and presided during the Watergate investigation, died Tuesday. He was 94.
Attorney General Outcome Tied
State Schools Superintendent Tom Horne had a small lead over former County Attorney Andrew Thomas. The two have been in a nasty race for several months.
Defender's office plans to appeal lawyer requirement
Sometime this week -- possibly as early as today -- the state Public Defender's Office expects to appeal a Christian County judge's decision to require the office to provide a defendant with a lawyer.
Purdon sworn in as US Attorney for North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Bismarck attorney Tim Purdon has been sworn in as North Dakota's U.S. attorney.
Attorney: Gore's death was 'suicide by boyfriend'
A defense attorney in the murder trial of 63-year-old Leslie Smith claims a Wake County woman may have committed, "suicide by boyfriend." Smith is accused of shooting his girlfriend, 48-year-old Jaquelyn Gore in his Wake Forest home in July 2009.
Attorney for teen in murder case wants mental evaluation
PINCKNEYVILLE - An attorney for one of the teens accused in theJuly murder of Sidnee Stephens says he wants his client to undergoa psychological investigation to see if he's fit to standtrial.
Lawyer: Ribery won't appeal FFF ban
Paris - Winger Franck Ribery will not appeal a three-match ban by the French football federation (FFF) even though he considers the sanction over the World Cup team's appearance unjust.
Lawyer in money laundering case wants to plead guilty
Attorney Danilo T. Aguilar has expressed his intention to plead guilty to the charges filed in federal court that he took $184,947.49 in proceeds from a fraudulent Citibank cashier's check.
Lawyer in money laundering case wants to plead guilty
Attorney Danilo T. Aguilar has expressed his intention to plead guilty to the charges filed in federal court that he took $184,947.49 in proceeds from a fraudulent Citibank cashier's check.
Lawyer consulted over Akermanis allegations
Western Bulldogs former chairman, Peter Gordon, engaged by key individuals connected to the club to investigate their rights following statements attributed in recent weeks by Jason Akermanis.
Lohan's lawyer fights to proceed with ad lawsuit
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer has filed new legal documents to persuade a court to proceed with the actress' lawsuit over an advert which allegedly used her name and parodied her life for profit.
Purdon Sworn in as U.S. Attorney
Bismarck attorney Tim Purdon has been sworn in as North Dakota's U.S. attorney.
Former Maricopa Attorney says he'll support opponent if he loses
PHOENIX (KOLD) - Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says if he should lose the race for Arizona Attorney General, he will support his primary opponent Tom Horne in the general election.
Ky. Lawyer Faces Contempt Charges For Withholding Name Of Minor Seeking Abortion
Kentucky attorney Amelia Adams could face six months in jail for contempt of court after refusing to reveal the name of a 17-year-old client who sought judicial permission to have an abortion without her parents' consent, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports. The U.S. Supreme Court has held that states that require parental consent for minors seeking abortion services must provide an ...
Va. Attorney General Issues Opinion Backing Increased Oversight Of Abortion Clinics
A legal opinion released Monday by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) concludes that the state Board of Health can require abortion clinics to meet the same standards as hospitals, a change abortion-rights advocates say could force 17 of the state's 21 abortion clinics to close due to the financial burden of meeting the new requirements, the Washington Post reports. The opinion was a ...
Purdon Sworn in as US Attorney for North Dakota
Bismarck attorney Tim Purdon has been sworn in as North Dakota`s U.S. attorney. Purdon was sworn in Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland in chambers at the William Guy Federal Building in Bismarck.
Ariz. attorney general's race undecided Wednesday
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Republican and Democratic primaries in the Arizona attorney general's race remained unresolved early Wednesday as the margins separating the top contenders got smaller and smaller. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne held a lead of several hundred votes over former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas in the GOP primary. Former state financial regulator ...
Wis. lawyer's license revoked for embezzling money
Associated Press - August 25, 2010 11:25 AM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has revoked the law license of a Milwaukee attorney who admitted to embezzling $2.4 million from...
Wyclef can't appeal electoral stance: lawyer
Rapper Wyclef Jean's disqualification from Haiti's presidential campaign cannot be appealed, a lawyer for the electoral council says.
Virginia Attorney Gen. Approves Stricter Oversight On Abortion Clinics; Indiana Fails To Follow Up Inspection Reports ...
The Washington Post: "Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has concluded that the state can impose stricter oversight over clinics that perform abortions, a move immediately decried by abortion-rights organizations and others as an attempt to circumvent the General Assembly, which has repeatedly rejected similar measures. Cuccinelli's legal opinion empowers the Board of Health, if it ...
Dale Neumann's Attorney Asks to Withdraw from Case
Marion Buckley, the attorney appointed in February to represent Dale Neumann, has asked to withdraw from the case, according to court records.
Wisconsin lawyer's license revoked for embezzling money, losing it at casinos
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has revoked the law license of a Milwaukee attorney who admitted to embezzling $2.4 million from a Texas-based client and then losing it all at area casinos.
Toledo lawyer granted early release from prison
She stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from her legal clients and was sentenced in 2009 to four years in prison for aggravated theft. On Wednesday, former attorney and Toledo city councilwoman Karyn McConnell Hancock became a free woman.
MT Attorney General targets Craigslist
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock has joined other attorneys general across the nation in demanding that the classified ad website Craigslist.org remove its adult services section.
Court disbars lawyer who gambled client's millions
Thomas H. Koch, who gambled away millions of dollars he recovered for a Texas client had his law license revoked Wednesday by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Wisconsin lawyer's license revoked for embezzling money
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has revoked the law license of a Milwaukee attorney who admitted to embezzling $2.4 million from a Texas-based client and then losing it all at area casinos.
Attorney for recall group against Flint Mayor Dayne Walling threatens legal action
Owosso attorney Anthony Lubkin said the mayor made untruthful statements about members of the Committee to Recall Dayne Walling because Walling said "the crew" behind the recall has a history of not properly collecting signatures.
Former attorney jailed for eight years
Former Durbanville attorney Charles Miskey was jailed for an effective eight years on Wednesday, on multiple fraud and theft charges.
Barlow still hopes to clear his name
The lawyer of convicted killer John Barlow hopes renewed publicity about the case will uncover new evidence that could clear his client's name.
Attorney General's Office Offers Free Foreclosure Awareness Video
Terry Goddard, Arizona Attorney General The home foreclosure crisis has caused great pain for families across Arizona. Thousands have lost their homes to foreclosure and many more are at risk. And the problem is made worse by some unscrupulous companies and individuals who claim they can help consumers keep their homes, when what they are really doing is stealing money and making the situation ...
Arizona attorney general primary race too close to call
The tight race for the Republican candidate for Arizona attorney general may not be known until Friday as the Maricopa County Recorders office counts several thousand early ballots picked up from polling locations along with provisional ballots.
Ex-attorney jailed for 8 years
Former Durbanville attorney Charles Miskey has been jailed for an effective eight years, on multiple fraud and theft charges.
Lawyer for Women Accusing WikiLeaks Founder Maintains Charges of Sexual Misconduct
A Swedish lawyer representing two women whose allegations triggered a sexual-misconduct investigation of Julian Assange has given Declassified the first on-the-record confirmation of the allegations that led to the issuanceand then rapid cancellationof a warrant on a rape charge and to a parallel investigation into alleged molestation.
SPP says lawyer accusing the president was drunk when incident happened
Chitic denies inebriation and links to journalist Rosca Stanescu. A SPP officer says lawyer Dan Chitic who claims President Basescu punched him was under the influence when he and the president met. The same officer says Traian Basescu had no physical contact with Chitic.
Columbia attorney enters plea in embezzlement scam
A local attorney pled guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering as part of a corporate embezzlement scheme.
Connecticut Attorney General Launches Rite Aid Investigation
Connecticut Attorney General Launches Rite Aid Investigation
Florence attorney arrested for urinating in front of school children
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - A Florence attorney was arrested Tuesday after police say he urinated in front of children in public. Edward Ray "Chip" Dillard is in the Lauderdale County Jail.
Lawyer plans move to dismiss evidence in case involving child's death
The lawyer for Pedro Jones, the 20-year-old Southampton man charged with beating 16-month-old Roy Jones III to death on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation earlier this month, said he will seek to dismiss a grand jury indictment and to suppress any written and video statements made by his client, alleging that Mr. Jones was not informed of his constitutional right to remain silent before he was ...
Gribble lawyer seeking a delay
NASHUA The first of two accused murderers appeared in court Monday afternoon in front of the same judge who threw out a plea agreement for one of his co-defendants last week.
Milwaukee Lawyer's License Revoked For Embezzling Money
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court has revoked the law license of a Milwaukee attorney who admitted to embezzling $2.4 million from a Texas-based client and then losing it all at area casinos.
Commonwealth's Attorney rules Chesapeake homicide justifiable
CHESAPEAKEThe Aug.7 shooting of an 18-year-old was ruled justifiable by the Commonwealth's Attorney. The person was the shooter is not being identified. Jerrell Rogers of the 1700 block of Greenleaf Drive in Norfolk was found suffering from gunshot wounds on Sunrise Avenue. He was with another man, Robbie Norfleet, 20, of Norfolk. Authorities said Norfleet had shot in the direction of the block ...
New lawyer for Sheaves Cove men
Two men accused of uttering threats after a fight in western Newfoundland in August 13 have hired a well-known St. John's lawyer to defend them in court.
Lawyer tells Douglas's ex to "move on"
Michael Douglas's lawyer tells the star's ex-wife to "move on", after she took legal action against him.
New lawyer for Sheaves Cove men
Two men accused of uttering threats after a fight in western Newfoundland in August 13 have hired a well-known St. John's lawyer to defend them in court.
Attorney General's Office Offers Free Foreclosure Awareness Video
Terry Goddard, Arizona Attorney General The home foreclosure crisis has caused great pain for families across Arizona. Thousands have lost their homes to foreclosure and many more are at risk. And the problem is made worse by some unscrupulous companies and individuals who claim they can help consumers keep their homes, when what they are really doing is stealing money and making the situation ...