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Former lawyer accused of fraud
A former Marion County attorney who was disbarred months ago has been extradited from California to Ocala to face charges of organized fraud.
Alleged Mobster Pleads Guilty in Lawyer Rothstein's Florida Fraud Case
Roberto Settineri, 42, appeared today in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where Rothstein pleaded guilty this year and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Local lawyer recovering from wreck that killed two
Local attorney and Marion Mayor Steve Little said his law partner might never recover emotionally from a fatal wreck that troopers say he caused Tuesday in Rutherford County.
GR attorney accused of tax evasion
An attorney with a list of clients in high-profile cases now faces a federal accusation he skipped about on paying his taxes.
Norfolk District Attorney candidates spar over who has best experience for the job
Four seasoned lawyers are playing a game of politicians vs. prosecutors as they vie to become Norfolk Countys new district attorney. Three Democrats -- Michael Morrissey, Michael Chinman and Joseph Driscoll -- and an Independent -- Jack Coffey -- compared resumes and argued over the merits of their varied levels of courtroom experience at a GateHouse Media editorial board meeting on Aug. 16.
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Old bad thing Lawyer on both sides of fence
Any lawyer who works for a municipal government represents the taxpayers. It doesn't make any difference which agency or branch of the government the lawyer serves; the public and its tax-funded treasury are the common denominators. So it should be pret
Toledo lawyer selected for recommendation to federal court seat
BLADE STAFF A Toledo lawyer has gained two important endorsements for appointment to an open seat on the U.S. District Court in Toledo. Ohio U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D) and George Voinovich (R) announced Wednesday that they would recommend Jeffrey Helmick to replace Judge James Carr, who went on senior status June 1. They said the recommendation was based on the work of a 17-member judicial ...
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and Former Louisiana Attorney General Have Filed the Only Securities Fraud Class Action Against ...
NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2010) - Former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr.'s law firm Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") has filed the only securities class action lawsuit against American Public Education, Inc. ("APEI" or the "Company") ( NASDAQ : APEI ) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, on behalf of purchasers of the ...
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and Former Louisiana Attorney General File Securities Fraud Class Action Against CVB Financial ...
NEW ORLEANS -- Former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr.'s law firm Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC has filed a securities fraud class action lawsuit against CVB Financial Corp. in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of the Company between October 21, 2009 and August 9, 2010, inclusive .
Arizona attorney general primary race too close to call
The tight primary races for the 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.
Maryland lawyer disbarred
Marylands highest court disbarred a Montgomery County attorney Wednesday for intentionally misappropriating funds held in a trust for clients. The Court of Appeals voted to disbar Ozoemena Maryrose Nwadike, who was admitted to the Maryland Bar in June 1992. Two of the seven judges on the panel agreed that Nwadikes behavior deserved punishment, but recommended [...]
MT Attorney General targets Craigslist "adult" services
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.
Race for Attorney General still too close to call
PHOENIX The contests for attorney general remained too close to call. As of late Wednesday, Felecia Rotellini was leading David Lujan in the Democratic primary by more than 1,000 votes out of close to 250,000 cast.
Attorney: Order To Shoot Looters May Affect Future Cases
The WDSU I-Team investigates whether orders allegedly given to New Orleans Police Department officers after Hurricane Katrina could affect numerous cases of police misconduct since the storm.
Attorney Breaks Down Charges In Parks and Rec Case
City employees Tony Adams and Herman Porter were arrested Tuesday. Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren says his investigators discovered a fraudulent bank account that funneled over $200k through it. News three's Meredith Armstrong sat down with attorney Bill Kirby to sift through all the legal jargon and criminal code. We chose ...
Lawyer urges easing of gun prohibitions
By Rusty Marks Staff writerA Raleigh County attorney and gun rights advocate says he may be able to help restore the right to own guns to those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence.His efforts dont sit well with the leader of a local domestic violen...
Lawyer for former St. Therese church Rev. Joseph Davis says client cooperating with probe
ROXBURY, NJ The Rev. Joseph Davis, who is the former pastor of St. Therese church, has been in contact with law enforcement officials investigating missing funds at his parish and answering their questions, according to his attorney.
Hogan could be stuck in Australia for years: lawyer
Actor Paul Hogan could potentially be stuck in Australia for years, his lawyer says.
Assistant D.C. Attorney General Faces Disciplinary Punishment
A hearing committee of the Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended that an assistant Washington, D.C., attorney general receive a 30-day stayed suspension for ethical violations allegedly committed while in private practice. A committee report says that Rachele Reid, now an assistant attorney general in the Juvenile Section of the Public Safety Division, mishandled two client ...
Lawyer objects to questions for jurors in fatal beating trial
POTTSVILLE - The lawyer for one of three former Shenandoah police officers charged with obstructing the investigation into the fatal beating of an illegal Mexican immigrant objected Wednesday to questions that prosecutors want to ask prospective jurors.
Father-son lawyer team pulling out of Blagojevich retrial
Rod Blagojevich has taken to the media circuit this week, proclaiming his trial's hung jury a victory.But at the same time, he just suffered a legal loss.The boisterous, theatrical, father-and-son pair of Sam Adam Sr. and Jr. have informed other attorneys in the case they will pull out of contention for the former governor's retrial.Attorney Shelly Sorosky said the former governor was recently ...
Local attorney joins victim's legal team
Local attorney Linda Pence is now part of the legal team representing the family of Eric Wells, the man killed in the August 6�crash involving IMPD Officer Bisard.
Lawyer fight hearing continued
Hearing in lawyer fight rescheduledSCRANTON - A preliminary hearing scheduled Wednesday for New Jersey attorney Michael Rauch, 46, of Cherry Hill, N.J., who is accused of punching Scranton attorney John Fisher during a dispute at the Lackawanna County
Georgetown city attorney releases job evaluation, ends lawsuit
Georgetown city attorney releases job evaluation, ends lawsuit
Cutliff Grove's attorney speaks on investigation
The Dougherty District Attorney is preparing to investigate a failed construction project that cost the city several hundred thousand dollars. But an attorney for the non-profit group that led the project says nothing illegal or improper took place.
Lawyer for former Shenandoah officer objects to questionnaire
The lawyer for one of three former Shenandoah police officers charged with obstructing the investigation into the fatal beating of an illegal Mexican immigrant objected Wednesday to questions that prosecutors want to ask prospective jurors.Those questio
Hillsboro lawyer wants to swing Democratic-leaning district to the GOP column
It also features framed diplomas from Brigham Young University and Washburn University, a mounted thank-you letter from Special Olympics Oregon and a several-foot-long sword on the wall. Thats for when a client gets out of hand, he says, laughing. Actually, its ...
William Saxbe, attorney general who stood up to Nixon, dies at 94
WASHINGTON - William Saxbe, who served as the fourth and final attorney general under Richard Nixon and resisted the president's late attempts to derail the Watergate investigation, has died. He was 94.
Alleged Mobster Admits to Helping Florida Lawyers Ponzi Scheme
An alleged mobster admitted helping move and hide funds last November to help cover up a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme run by South Florida lawyer Scott Rothstein.
Tampering charges leveled
Concord Lawyer interfered in case, police say A lawyer who assisted Concord developer Kevin Guay as he awaits trial on charges of illegally burying solid waste has been indicted by a Merrimack County grand jury on witness tampering charges. David Pellenz, 63, of Dunbarton tried to induce a witness who provided the police incriminating information about Guay to withhold testimony "by claiming ...
Octuplet mom's attorney now owns her La Habra house
Nadya Suleman's attorney, Jeff Czech, now owns her La Habra home, Radaronline is reporting. The celebrity gossip website is also saying that the mother of octuplets is in deep financial trouble. Public records apparently show that the title of...
Grayslake lawyer named Avon Township trustee
A majority of Avon Township's elected officials have approved the appointment of a trustee who was unsuccessful at gaining office when he ran with them on the same local political slate in 2009.
Thai-ASEAN News Network
The lawyer of Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout claims the suspect will not be transferred to the United States at least until October. Bout's lawyer, Lak Nittiwattanawichan, said in an interview with the Voice of Russia that Bout would not be extradited until October, due to legal complications.
Attorney Wolfson wins court victory
KINGMAN A federal appeals court in California reversed an Arizona federal court ruling Aug. 13 in the lawsuit filed by a Bullhead City attorney. Randy Wolfson filed a lawsuit in 2008 that challenged Arizona election laws.
WA man sentenced in killing spree gets new lawyer
A man sentenced to spend the rest of his life in confinement for a killing spree that left six people dead has asked for a new lawyer so he can consider withdrawing his guilty pleas.
Naked gunman 'stressed' by detention
A lawyer for a man who forced the shutdown of Perth's CBD while parading naked on a billboard with a replica gun, says her client has post-traumatic stress.
Attorney advocates alternative penalty system
26 August 2010 JEDDAH: A Saudi attorney called for a law eliminating imprisonment as a penalty for infringing upon certain private rights as part of efforts to modernize the country's legal system.
Attorney: HS principals rebuffed attempt to stop webcam monitoring
A lawyer in the webcam suit against the Lower Merion School District has asked a judge for a second time to have the district pay $418,000 in fees associated with the plaintiffs costs.
Overturning of conviction unlikely - Barlow's lawyer
John Barlows Lawyer concedes there's little realistic chance of overturning his conviction for the murders of Gene and Eugene Thomas.
Stephen Higgins Becomes Third Lawyer At Finebloom & Haenel To Achieve A Superb Rating From Avvo
Tampa-based lawyer Stephen Higgins handles the Hillsborough County office for the Law Firm of Finebloom & Haenel. Higgins recently became the third lawyer at Finebloom & Haenel to achieve a superb rating from the independent legal rating service Avvo. Higgins joins Darren Finebloom and David Haenel with the top rating of 10.0.
Child Injury Attorney Ken Levinson's Child Safety Crusade
Chicago Child Injury Attorney Takes His Passion For Child Safety From The Court Room To The Web.
Questions remain in attorney general voting
PHOENIX The contests for state attorney general remained too close to call�Wednesday. As of late Wednesday, Felecia Rotellini was leading David Lujan in the Democratic primary by more than 1,000 votes out of close to 250,000 cast. But the number of ballots remaining to be counted still could make it anyones�race. The race on the GOP side was closer, with only a few hundred votes separating ...
Attorney, professor to run for school board District 5
As an adjunct professor at Prince George's Community College and Bowie State University, attorney Sharon Theodore-Lewis has seen a lack of proficiency in basic skills from incoming high school students, a problem she said spurred her run for the county Board of Education District 5 seat.
Defending Charles Taylor
A lawyer explains why he is working for an alleged war criminal
Attorney General Holder and Secretary Sebelius to Host Regional Health Care Fraud Prevention Summit and Participate in ...
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will kick-off the second in a series of day-long health care fraud prevention summits in Los Angeles on THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. PDT. Following their opening remarks, Attorney General Holder and Secretary Sebelius will hold a brief media ...
Ex-Marion Co. attorney extradited from Calif.
A former Marion County attorney who was disbarred months ago has been extradited from California to Ocala to face charges of organized fraud.
Lawyer: Mildred Fernandezs prosecutor is biased
The lawyer for suspended Orange County Commissioner Mildred Fernandez wants a new prosecutor to handle his clients corruption case.
Lawrence Taylor's lawyer briefs judge on case
Associated Press - August 26, 2010 6:55 AM ET NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) - Pro Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor's attorney has met with the judge and prosecutors to discuss the statutory rape charges...
Local attorney sees increase in bankruptcies for unlikely people
A local bankruptcy attorney says people who have scrimped and saved and were set for the rest of their lives have had to turn to bankruptcy for various reasons.