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Pa. lawyer found guilty in Russian child-sex case
A suburban Philadelphia lawyer has been convicted of sexually abusing a Russian ballet dancer he helped support.
Pa. lawyer, arts supporter convicted of federal sex crimes involving Russian ballet student
PHILADELPHIA - A suburban Philadelphia lawyer has been convicted of sexually abusing a Russian ballet dancer he helped support. Kenneth Schneider of Berwyn was found guilty Friday of sex tourism.
Attorney General Sues Mortgage 'Rescue' Companies
The Ohio Attorney General sues three companies that claim they help troubled homeowners avoid foreclosure. Get the details.
Pa. lawyer found guilty in Russian child-sex case
A suburban Philadelphia lawyer has been convicted of sexually abusing a Russian ballet dancer he helped support.
Area lawyer publicly reprimanded
By Heather Schaefer Regional Editor An attorney in private practice in Lac du Flambeau is being publicly reprimanded by the Wisconsin Supreme Court for multiple convictions for operating while intoxicated.
Russia warns US against sanctions over lawyer death
* Moscow says passage of bill would undermine cooperation
Russia warns U.S. against sanctions over lawyer death
Moscow on Friday warned U.S. legislators against passing a law that would punish Russians allegedly linked to the death of an anti-corruption lawyer, saying it would undermine cooperation.
Banned lawyer John Wayne Boone to be reinstated on Nov. 29 for 1-year probationary period
MOBILE, Alabama -- A local lawyer who was banned from representing clients in the city's federal court can practice again -- but not for another 60 days and, even then, must serve a one-year probationary period.
US lawyer, arts supporter convicted of federal sex crimes involving Russian ballet student
PHILADELPHIA - A suburban Philadelphia lawyer has been convicted of sexually abusing a Russian ballet dancer he helped support. Kenneth Schneider of Berwyn was found guilty Friday of sex tourism.
Pa. lawyer found guilty in Russian child-sex case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia lawyer has been convicted of sexually abusing a Russian ballet dancer he helped support. Kenneth Schneider of Berwyn was found guilty Friday of sex tourism.
Attorney General: Lisa Madigan
In her two terms as Illinois attorney general, Lisa Madigan has been aggressive in her fight to protect children and senior citizens from predators.
Pa. lawyer found guilty in Russian child-sex case
A suburban Philadelphia lawyer has been convicted of sexually abusing a Russian ballet dancer he helped support.
Attorney General Fundraising Numbers Are In!--UPDATED
The attorney general fundraising numbers are in and they show Eric Schneiderman with a huge advantage over his Republican counterpart, Dan Donovan. According to reports filed with the state's Board of Elections, Schneiderman has over $1 million on hand, while Donovan clocks in with less than $450,000. Schneiderman is boasting of having raised $312,000 in the past week alone--none of it from his ...
Berkowitz calls for independent for attorney general
The attorney general should pursue policies and legal actions that are in the best interest of Alaskans and not the governor's office, the Democratic candidate for governor said Friday.
Bay City attorney files lawsuit over Bay County District Court's handling of domestic violence cases
BAY CITY — A local attorney has filed a lawsuit in Bay County’s 74th District Court, challenging the court’s practice of assigning all domestic violence cases to one judge, claiming the process denies defendants’ rights to equal protection under the law.
Chicago attorney faces discipline in prostitute case
Attorney representing prostitute pro bono disciplined for failing to disclose his own related case A Chicago attorney who landed in hot water last year after being arrested with a prostitute appeared before a disciplinary board Thursday to face another charge — that he agreed to represent her for free while they were handcuffed in the back of a Chicago police vehicle but never disclosed the ...
Pa. lawyer found guilty in Russian child-sex case
A suburban Philadelphia lawyer has been convicted of sexually abusing a Russian ballet dancer he helped support.
Lawyer Wants MN Aiding-Suicide Case Dismissed
The lawyer for a former Minnesota nurse charged with going online and encouraging two people to kill themselves said the case should be dismissed, because the state's law on aiding suicide is vague and his client's behavior is protected speech, according to court documents obtained Friday.
Lawyer Wants MN Aiding-Suicide Case Dismissed
The lawyer for a former Minnesota nurse charged with going online and encouraging two people to kill themselves said the case should be dismissed, because the state's law on aiding suicide is vague and his client's behavior is protected speech, according to court documents obtained Friday.
Illinois Attorney General Says She's Happy with Post
Madigan says her focus is on getting re-elected as attorney general.
Brash Tampa lawyer attracts attention, both good and bad
By Colleen Jenkins, Times Staff Writer Friday, October 1, 2010 Civil trial lawyer Michael Laurato is bold and unapologetic about his tactics, but he has drawn the ire of the Florida Bar. TAMPA Michael Laurato hasn't grabbed many headlines during his 11-year legal career. But once you notice him, you wonder how he ever escaped your attention. "Some people like to come in under the radar," said ...
Lawyer banned by Ala. judge to be reinstated
Associated Press - October 1, 2010 7:04 PM ET MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A lawyer who was banned from representing clients in Mobile's federal court will be able to practice again.
Prosecutor Rules No Criminal Charges Against City Attorney Mike McMahan
Legal question over how the City Attorney billed work to the City. read more
Powers of attorney date from at least 561 B.C. in Mesopotamia
Powers of attorney have been used for thousands of years. Perhaps the first documented power of attorney dates from 561 B.C. in Mesopotamia. This one-paragraph document was between two brothers, empowering one to act on the other's behalf with respect to the business property left to them by their... United States - Law - Law Enforcement - Prosecuting Attorneys - Services
Colo. DA allegations involve suggestive text
Recent allegations against a western Colorado district attorney suspected of unlawful sexual contact include a claim that he sent a sexually suggestive text message to an ex-girlfriend.
Attorney general candidates weigh in on pill mills
By Jessica Vander Velde, Times Staff Writer Friday, October 1, 2010 TAMPA — On Friday, as a state law that gets tough on pain clinics took affect, one of the bill's co-sponsors stood in front of a Tampa courthouse and said it's not enough. Democratic state Sen. Dan Gelber announced a five-point plan to crack down on doctor-shopping and unscrupulous pain clinics, which he called "dispensaries of ...
Mich. prosecutor suspended in blog attack
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A Michigan assistant attorney general is on leave and faces discipline for online attacks against a gay university student government leader, officials said. Michigan - Attorney general - United Press International - Gay - Mike Cox
Oksana's Lawyer Speaks Out About "Cowards," Child Support and Oprah
There's a lot of talk about what's going on in the Mel vs. Oksana camp, lately. E! News got together with Oksana Grigorieva's lawyer, Daniel Horowitz, to find out...
Attorney: Taxpayer Money Wasted In Carmel Case
The attorney for the 15-year-old victim in the Carmel assault case says dropping and refiling charges is a waste of money.
Lawyer from Dziekanski inquiry now working on Missing Women inquiry
VANCOUVER - The lawyer appointed to question witnesses about the failed police investigation of serial killer Robert Pickton said Friday he is uncertain when the public inquiry will start.
George F. Riseling, lawyer
George F. Riseling, 90, a retired lawyer for the old D.C. Redevelopment Land Association, now the Department of Housing and Community Development, died Sept. 25 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring of a kidney infection.
Lawyer: Settlement reached in Wis. ride accident
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The lawyer for a 13-year-old Florida girl who was seriously injured when she fell about 100 feet to the ground from an amusement park ride said Friday that they have reached a settlement with the park.
Lawyer found guilty
A legal practitioner has been found guilty of three counts of professional misconduct and one count of unsatisfactory professional conduct by the Independent Legal Services Commission (ILSC).
New Attorney-General sworn in on Oct 1
Senior Counsel Sundaresh Menon assumes office as the 6th Attorney- General of Singapore on October 1, 2010. Mr Menon took his oath of office as Attorney-General and also as a member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights ("PCMR") at the Istana today.
Attorney says NFL agent Gary Wichard will meet with North Carolina investigators
An attorney representing NFL agent Gary Wichard says his client will meet with investigators from the North Carolina Secretary of State's office as they review whether the state's sports agent laws were broken.
Lawyer Asks For Probe For Breathlyzers
New questions are being raised about the accuracy of breathalyzer tests in the District.
Attorney: Wichard to meet with investigators in UNC case
RALEIGH (AP) — NFL agent Gary Wichard will talk with investigators from the North Carolina Secretary of State's office as they review whether the state's sports agent laws were broken. His attorney Howard Silber said Friday that Wichard is scheduled to be interviewed next week, though he wouldn't specify exactly when. read more
Lawyer from Dziekanski inquiry now working on Missing Women inquiry
VANCOUVER - The lawyer appointed to question witnesses about the failed police investigation of serial killer Robert Pickton said Friday he is uncertain when the public inquiry will start.
Attorney says NFL agent Gary Wichard will meet with North Carolina investigators
An attorney representing NFL agent Gary Wichard says his client will meet with investigators from the North Carolina Secretary of State's office as they review whether the state's sports agent laws were broken.
Lawyer from Dziekanski inquiry now working on B.C.’s Pickton probe
The lawyer appointed to question witnesses about the failed police investigation of serial killer Robert Pickton said Friday he’s not sure when the public inquiry will start.
Attorney General praises appellate ruling on ComEd
CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office has won a court appeal that could reduce future Commonwealth Edison customer utility bills by more than $100 million.
City responds to Attorney General's report on Imam shooting
DEARBORN — The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has released its findings in the FBI action that resulted in the death of Imam Luqman Abdullah on October 28, 2009 in a warehouse in Dearborn. The Attorney General’s Office concluded that no Michigan law had been broken.
Lawyer: Settlement reached in Wis. ride accident
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The lawyer for a 13-year-old Florida girl who was seriously injured when she fell about 100 feet to the ground from an amusement park ride said Friday that they have reached a settlement with the park.
Attorney General praises appellate ruling on ComEd
CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office has won a court appeal that could reduce future Commonwealth Edison customer utility bills by more than $100 million.
Lawyer: Rezko 'ready and willing' to testify against Blago
Former Blagojevich backer still billed as 'formidable witness' in ex-governor's retrial A onetime top fundraiser for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich who was already convicted of taking kickbacks from state contractors pleaded guilty Friday in a separate scheme involving the bogus sale of his pizza restaurants.
Assistant Attorney General's Blog Raises Free Speech Questions
Blog attacked gay man who is UM student body president.
Lawyer from Dziekanski inquiry now working on B.C.’s Pickton probe
The lawyer appointed to question witnesses about the failed police investigation of serial killer Robert Pickton said Friday he’s not sure when the public inquiry will start.
Attorney: Wichard to meet with NC investigators
NFL agent Gary Wichard will talk with investigators from the North Carolina Secretary of State's office as they review whether the state's sports agent laws were broken.
14. Banting murders: Lawyer brothers remanded again till 0ct 7 (Updated)
KUALA LUMPUR: Three men, including two lawyer brothers, have had their remand extended to 0ct 7 over the case of missing Indian millionaire A. Muthuraja.
City attorney faces no charges in probe
A district attorney said City Attorney Michael McMahan will not face any criminal charges for billing hundreds of thousands of dollars to Chattanooga for his private firm.