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CA attorney general to look at Vernon salaries
Associated Press - September 15, 2010 3:44 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California attorney general's office has served a subpoena on the industrial city of Vernon as part of its expanding...
CA attorney general to look at Vernon salaries
Associated Press - September 15, 2010 3:44 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California attorney general's office has served a subpoena on the industrial city of Vernon as part of its expanding...
California attorney general sues former and current leaders in city hit by pay scandal
LOS ANGELES - The California attorney general's office sued eight current and former officials of the scandal-ridden city of Bell on Wednesday, accusing them of defrauding taxpayers by granting themselves salaries so high they were illegal and a disgrace to public service.
Attorney general files suit against Bell officials
The California attorney general's office sued eight former and current Bell city officials today, accusing them of fraud, conspiracy and wasting taxpayers money by approving huge salary increases for themselves. The suit demands city officials,...
California attorney general to look at Vernon salaries
The California attorney general's office has served a subpoena on the industrial city of Vernon as part of its expanding...
Hasan's attorney seeks closed hearing
The Fort Hood shooting suspect's attorney wants to close a key hearing over concerns that his client cannot get a fair trial on the sprawling Texas Army post.
Defense attorney calls for mistrial in WF murder case
One of the first witnesses called to testify in the murder trial of Austin Lee Sandefur, 18, of West Frankfort broke down on the witness stand. The West Frankfort firefighter sobbed, at which point Judge Tom Tedeschi asked the attorneys to approach the bench. After instructing the jury to leave the courtroom, Sandefur's attorney, public defender Eric Dirnbeck, requested a mistrial — saying he ...
State’s attorney unveils new holiday alcohol-testing program
Plans for a new holiday alcohol-testing program were revealed Tuesday by the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Wife in NY hotel killing seeks free lawyer
A Florida woman accused of having her husband killed to get at his millions said Wednesday that she can't afford her Manhattan lawyer and wants the government to pay his fees.
Attorney Wants to Close Fort Hood Shooting Suspect's Hearing
The Fort Hood shooting suspect's attorney wants to close a key hearing over concerns that his client cannot get a fair trial on the sprawling Texas Army post.
Waller County District Attorney
Waller County District Attorney’s Office felony cases disposed of July and August 2010:
District judge questions attorney conduct in Evans' case
A Comanche County district judge is trying to decide if the attorney general's office and a prominent defense lawyer violated their rules of conduct.
Writer/artist/lawyer to talk about his work
Writer and lawyer: Herman Sillas, a lawyer, artist and writer will discuss his work Thursday in Santa Ana. Sillas writes a monthly column, "View From the Pier," in the San Clemente Sun Post News and contributes to the Hispanic Link news service and...
Goldman Lawyer Rips O.J. for Taped Confession
Filed under: OJ Simpson , Fred Goldman O.J. Simpson is a "professional liar" according to Fred Goldman 's lawyer (and just about everyone else) -- who is lashing out after Simpson's admission that he hid his fortune from Fred Goldman. David Cook tells TMZ, "We sat down with Mr. Simpson over… Read more
Ashton Kutcher - Kutchers Lawyer Denies Latest Cheating Story
ASHTON KUTCHER's lawyer has been quick to dismiss a new tabloid expose, in which a pretty 21 year old has accused the actor of cheating on his wife with her.Kutcher...
District attorney texted abuse victim
Police say a prominent Wisconsin district attorney sent repeated text messages trying to spark an affair with a domestic abuse victim while he was prosecuting her ex-boyfriend.
Genesee County Prosecutor and Attorney General candidate David Leyton will unveil plan to reform government during ...
David LeytonLANSING, Michigan — Attorney General candidate and Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton is holding a Thursday afternoon press conference in Lansing where he will unveil a five-point plan to reform state government.The press conference is set for 2 p.m....
Attorney: Harder turned down plea deal involving sex case
PORT CLINTON — A former police officer turned down a plea deal that would have kept a case against him involving a 14-year-old girl from going to a grand jury, his attorney said.
Winter's attorney asks for change of venue
KALISPELL- The attorney for 17 year old Justine Winter was in Flathead County District Court Wednesday making his case for a change of venue.
Kutcher lawyer slams cheating story
Ashton Kutcher's lawyer has been quick to dismiss a new tabloid expose, in which a pretty 21 year old has accused the actor of cheating on his wife with her.
Lawyer Uses Facebook Posts In Divorces
More than one million adults in the Boston area have Facebook accounts, and on a daily or even hourly basis are sharing more personal information than they may realize.
Kutcher's lawyer denies latest cheating story
Ashton Kutcher's lawyer has been quick to dismiss a new tabloid expose in which a 21-year-old has accused the actor of cheating on his wife with her.
Lawyer Ron Austin drops out of 2nd Congressional District race
Lawyer Ron Austin has ended his longshot bid for the 2nd Congressional District seat, narrowing the field in the Nov. 2 general election to four candidates. Austin, who was making his first bid for public office, filed his withdrawal paperwork...
Kutcher lawyer slams cheating story
Ashton Kutcher’s lawyer has been quick to dismiss a new tabloid expose, in which a pretty 21 year old has accused the actor of cheating on his wife with her.
Attorney sought good lunch spots
Robert "Bob" Morris was a cattle rancher-turned-attorney who loved spending time outdoors with his friends and two daughters.
State's Attorney's Race Down To Absentee Ballots
Arguably one of the most contentious races is for Baltimore City State's Attorney, which is still very much up in the air. Challenger Gregg Bernstein is leading incumbent Pat Jessamy 49 to 47 percent. Right now, the race is too close to call.
Barnes' attorney asked for psychologist sessions to be inadmissible
He's accused of stabbing a man to death at a house party in Lindale. Wednesday, his attorney asked the court to not allow certain evidence at his trial.
New state's attorney takes the helm
CARLINVILLE - A new state's attorney has taken the reins in Macoupin County, on the heels of the retirement of her longtime predecessor, who was honored this week by the County Board.
Attorney General holds talks with Senator Kerry
HE the Attorney-General Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri yesterday held a meeting in Washington with US Senator John Kerry during which they discussed a number of topics of common interest to Qatar and the United States.
Brown's lawsuit puts Bell's city attorney in tough spot
California Attorney General Jerry Brown filed suit Wednesday against former and current city officials in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell who collected bloated salaries - a move that places recently appointed city attorney James M. Casso in a position to both defend and prosecute those same officials. But Mr. ...
State attorney general sues Bell city leaders for fraud
LOS ANGELES -- The California attorney general's office sued eight current and former officials of the scandal-ridden city of Bell today, accusing them of defrauding taxpayers by granting themselves salaries so high they were illegal and a disgrace to public service.
Fort Hood Attorney Seeks Closed Hearing & Nightly Roundup
The Fort Hood shooting suspect's attorney wants to close a key hearing over concerns that his client cannot get a fair trial on the sprawling Texas Army post. The issue is to be addressed Thursday at a hearing at Fort Hood.
Lawyer sues MediaCorp Press over 2007 article
Singapore: Lawyer Bachoo Singh has filed a lawsuit against MediaCorp Press, which publishes Today, over an article which appeared in the newspaper three years ago.
The 40-year-old Virgin - Lawyer Malil Did Not Plan On Killing Ex
THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN star SHELLEY MALIL's lawyer has told a California court his client never intended to kill his tragic lover.The actor has testified he grabbed a...
Author-editor-attorney to run publisher Twelve
Writer, editor, producer and attorney Susan Lehman will run the publishing imprint Twelve, where authors have included Sen. Edward Kennedy, Christopher Hitchens and Sebastian Junger.
Jail for blackmailing lawyer
An Auckland man convicted of blackmailing his lawyer by demanding $350,000 for keeping quiet about allegations the lawyer was in a relationship with a prostitute and used methamphetamine has been sentenced to 350 hours community work.
Author-editor-attorney picked to run imprint Twelve, publisher of Sen. Edward Kennedy
NEW YORK - Writer, editor, producer and attorney Susan Lehman will run the publishing imprint Twelve, where authors have included Sen. Edward Kennedy, Christopher Hitchens and Sebastian Junger.
Attorney sent sexy texts to abuse victim
A DISTRICT attorney in Wisconsin admitted a lapse in judgment today after sending suggestive text messages to a victim of domestic abuse, while he was prosecuting her former boyfriend.
Attorney General Candidates Step Up Attacks
Eric T. Schneiderman, the Democrat, and Daniel M. Donovan Jr., the Republican, exchanged attacks intended to shape the statewide battlefield and pigeonhole the other’s opponent.
Sheriff's Attorney Attacks Star Witness' Credibility
BENTON -- The defense attorney for Raymond Martin, 48, of Junction, spent Wednesday morning trying to damage the credibility of the star witness testifying against him.
Lawyer Involved in Exxon Spill Heads to Gulf
Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau In the midst of this year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill, many Alaskans turned their thoughts to the spring and summer of 1989 and the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Images of Gulf wildlife and coastline covered in oil were a harsh reminder of the devastating financial and environmental [...]
Attorney General Brown announces salary probe and vows to investigate city officials statewide
LOS ANGELES - Attorney General Jerry Brown Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit against former Bell city officials and charged they deceptively padded their salaries and pensions in an abuse of the public's trust.
Man jailed for blackmailing lawyer
An Auckland man convicted of blackmailing his lawyer by demanding $350,000 for keeping quiet about allegations the lawyer was in a relationship with a prostitute and used methamphetamine has been sentenced to 350 hours community work.
Lawyer: Kid Rock defending himself in '07 fight
Kid Rock was just trying to defend himself during a fight at an Atlanta waffle house back in 2007, his lawyer said.
Hasan's lawyer wants to close hearing
Belton lawyer John Galligan said allowing anyone in the courtroom during the Article 32 proceeding could jeopardize the Army psychiatrist's fair-trial rights. More coverage of the Fort Hood shootings
Attorney General Mike Cox rebukes worker whose blog slams Michigan Student Assembly president
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox today issued a statement rebuking one of his employees for verbally attacking the University of Michigan's Student Assembly president. Cox said Andrew Shirvell showed a lack of judgment and immaturity in his actions, which attacked Christopher Armstrong......
City attorney to review matter of utility hookup for fire station
Strafford aldermen called upon their city attorney Tuesday, Sept. 7, to determine if a proposed new fire station north of town can be connected to city water and sewer lines.
Attorney general's letter to the Gloucester charter school
Here is the letter sent by the attorney general's office to Colin J. Zick, Esq. of Foley Hoag LLP, the attorney for the Gloucester Community Arts Charter School:
Lawyer: 'Shelley Malil did not plan on killing ex'
40-Year-Old Virgin star Shelley Malil's lawyer has told a California court his client never intended to kill his tragic lover.
Lawyer Tries to Discredit Informer in Bomb Plot Trial
The defense listed lies and crimes committed by Shahed Hussain, who enlisted four men in a plot to bomb synagogues.