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Attorney Biber gets 18 years for raping 15-year-old boy
Once-prominent Minneapolis attorney Aaron Biber was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for grooming and raping a 15-year-old boy, who told the judge beforehand that the assault has made him feel "truly alone in this world."
Attorney Gets 18 Years for Raping Boy
Aaron Biber was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison, an upward departure from the 12 years required by Minnesota law, but short of the 24 years prosecutors wanted.  
Sterger Hires Lawyer Amid Favre Scandal
Jenn Sterger has hired a lawyer amid allegations Brett Favre sent the former New York Jets employee nude pictures of himself.
Former NJ Attorney General Cary Edwards has died
OAKLAND, N.J. — Lifelong New Jerseyan, W. Cary Edwards, who served more than 30 years in state government, including as attorney general, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. The 66-year-old died in his Bergen County home surrounded by his family, whom he arranged to spend Thanksgiving with at...
Foreclosure attorney Stern out as chairman, execs resign Business alerts
The management deck is being shuffled at the public sublsidiary of the foreclosure law firm of David Stern.
Shoplifting attorney suspended from law practice
A lawyer who stole more than $1,000 worth of jewelry last November at a Memphis department store has been suspended indefinitely from practicing law by the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Kansas Attorney General Six Pushes Backpage.com for Additional Restrictions
Attorney General Steve Six pushed Backpage.com for additional restrictions following an announcement by the website that they will suspend certain sections of their adult and personals ads.
Viacom Hires Superstar Lawyer to Handle YouTube Appeal
Eriq Gardner Earlier this year, Viacom suffered a major defeat at the hands of Google and the company is determined to have better success at the appellate level. read more
Janes asks U.S. attorney to look into Fincher campaign loan
Donn Janes, an independent candidate for the 8th Congressional District seat, said today that he has asked the Memphis U.S. attorney to examine whether Republican candidate Stephen Fincher violated federal law with his handling of a $250,000 campaign loan.
Manhattan District Attorney creates anti-corruption unit
A new anti-corruption unit in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office will pursue "public corruption in government at all levels," from bribery to election fraud to ethics violations, District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement on Wednesday.
Prominent attorney Peterson dies at 85
Longtime attorney and community champion Dick Peterson died Monday night at the age of 85.
Anita Hill's Lawyer 'Shocked' By Call From Thomas's Wife
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife Virginia left a voicemail message on the telephone of Anita Hill, asking her to say she was sorry for the allegations of sexual harassment that surfaced at Thomas' confirmation hearings for a seat on the high court bench in 1991. Anita Hill said she has no intention of apologizing because she told the truth. Host Michel Martin speaks with Charles ...
Anita Hill's Lawyer 'Shocked' By Call From Thomas's Wife
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife Virginia left a voicemail message on the telephone of Anita Hill, asking her to say she was sorry for the allegations of sexual harassment that surfaced at Thomas' confirmation hearings for a seat on the high court bench in 1991. Anita Hill said she has no intention of apologizing because she told the truth. Host Michel Martin speaks with Charles ...
Chicago lawyer admits to tax fraud that cost the government billions
A former Chicago, Illinois, attorney has admitted that he helped create, push and hide fraudulent tax shelters that ended up costing the federal government billions of dollars in tax revenue, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York said.
Sterger hires lawyer for NFL meeting on Favre messages
Former New York Jets employee Jenn Sterger has hired legal counsel in advance of her meeting with the NFL in connection to its Brett Favre investigation. "After much deliberation, LaRusso & Conway has been retained to represent Jenn Sterger and to advise her throughout the process," Sterger's manager, Phil Reese...
Terra Firma Lawyer to Call Citigroup Banker as EMI Trial Hostile Witness
The Citigroup Inc. banker accused of misleading Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd. founder Guy Hands about the 2007 auction of EMI Group Ltd. will tell his story to a Manhattan federal jury as early as Oct. 25.
Attorney Admits Stealing $500K From Law Firm
ATLANTA -- The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that a local attorney admitted stealing more than $500,000 from an Atlanta law firm. U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said Michael Shaw, 37, of Mableton, pleaded guilty to federal charges related to a scheme to steal more than $500,000.
Los Angeles Attorney Sentenced To Prison in Child Sex Case
ALos Angeles attorney who pled guilty last month in a child sex case has been sentenced to state prison., Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Horwitz sentenced Eduardo Brito Leaton, 40, to six years in prison on Monday, the District Attorney’s Office reported.
Sterger Hires Lawyer Amid Favre Scandal
Jenn Sterger has hired a lawyer amid allegations Brett Favre sent the former New York Jets employee nude pictures of himself.
Harris County Attorney addresses allegations of voter intimidation at polls
HOUSTON—The Harris County Attorney on Tuesday issued a letter to all election judges regarding allegations of misconduct by poll watchers at early voting locations. The allegations surfaced on Monday, the first day of early voting. Voters reported that poll watchers got into election workers’ faces and blocked or disrupted lines of voters waiting to cast their ballots. In his letter, Attorney ...
Lawyer: Paramedics ignored handcuffed, dying Danroy Henry
Paramedics ignored a handcuffed and dying college football player shot by police and attended to injured officers for several minutes while his friend stood by screaming for help, a lawyer hired by the student's family charged Wednesday.
O.C. lawsuit changed attorney's career plans
An Orange County lawsuit changed the career path of attorney Vijay "Jay" Gandhi, leading to his recent selection as a federal magistrate judge in Los Angeles.The Orange County resident is the first Indian American to be named a federal judge in the...
Winnetka attorney pleads guilty to multi-billion tax shelter scheme
A Winnetka attorney pleaded guilty in New York on Tuesday to conspiracy and tax evasion for helping set up and implement fraudulent tax shelters for wealthy clients, allowing them to claim nearly $7 billion in unwarranted tax losses.
City attorney: Tax dollars not the way to fund REDI
Reynoldsburg city attorney Jed Hood says further discussions will most likely be needed in order to find a funding source for Reynoldsburg Economic Development Inc. (REDI) — preferably one that doesn't involve allocating tax dollars.
Winnekta Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud
A Winnetka lawyer has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion - admitting he set up illegal tax shelters for clients.
Race for Attorney General: Coakley says she’s ‘proud’ of her work
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is battling two opponents in her bid for re-election: Republican Jim McKenna, and the ghost of her failed U.S. Senate campaign.
Race for Attorney General: McKenna thinks he has the best message
This is his first run for any office. He said he was he was volunteering for state auditor candidate Mary Connaughton and was chairman of her Republican convention committee in April, “and I expected someone else would do this” — take on Coakley.
'No Way To Explain' Thomas' Call, Anita Hill's Former Lawyer Says
The unlikely resurfacing of the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill story has perhaps surprised no one more than the man who represented Hill back in 1991. In fact, Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree says he's been "shocked" by the turn of events.
'No Way To Explain' Thomas' Call, Anita Hill's Former Lawyer Says
The unlikely resurfacing of the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill story has perhaps surprised no one more than the man who represented Hill back in 1991. In fact, Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree says he's been "shocked" by the turn of events.
Layton Series Hits 9.5M, Ace Attorney 3.9M
Following the announcement of the tentatively-titled Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright for 3DS, co-developer Capcom revealed strong sales of both the Layton and Ace Attorney series. The Osaka-based publisher said today that Level-5's Professor Layton puzzle-adventure series has sold 9.5 million units worldwide through September this year since the franchise's debut in February 2007. Capcom's ...
Hildreth's attorney wants Ayotte under oath.
Banking Commissioner Peter HIldreth's attorney wants to put former attorney general Kelly Ayotte under oath as part of his effort to save his client's job. Hildreth faces removal from his job because of alleged failures in his oversight of the FRM Ponzi scheme scandal.
Lawyer says Aimee Michael covered up role in fatal Easter crash but didn't cause it
Lawyer says Aimee Michael covered up role in fatal Easter crash but didn't cause it
Mental condition, U.S. extradition focus of N.S. murder trial
The lawyer for a mentally-ill Canadian killer says he wants to keep his client out of the prison system, and possibly out of the United States, where Canadian officials have promised to return him.
Easter crash trial | Aimee Michael's lawyer said she didn't cause fatal crash but coverup was wrong
Easter crash trial | Aimee Michael's lawyer said she didn't cause fatal crash but coverup was wrong
Musca Law Adds New Attorney
Tampa - Musca Law has announced that Attorney Jeff Quisenberry has joined its Tampa law office. He comes to the firm after completing nearly 21 years as a Prosecuting Attorney.
Attorney Devaney Appointed to Legal Advocacy Committee of California League
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) - Attorney Leslie Devaney of Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz APC, has been selected to serve on the California League of Cities Legal Advocacy Committee . Leslie, who also serves as City Attorney for the Cities of Murrieta and Del Mar, will represent the Riverside County Division for this two-year appointment. This was announced at the California ...
Date Set for Trial of American Hiker, Lawyer Says
Two American hikers held in Irn as well as a companion released in September will be tried on spying accusations Nov. 6, a lawyer confirmed.
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Name: Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. Age: 53 Party Affiliation: Republican Occupation: Richmond County District Attorney Decision to Run: This much is clear to me and so many New Yorkers: Albany is broken and we all deserve better. Corruption and dysfunction are all too commonplace and powerful insiders control the process to benefit a narrow few. Like so many New Yorkers, I became frustrated and ...
Attorney pleads guilty to stealing from firm
ATLANTA — A Mableton attorney has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $500,000 from an Atlanta law firm. Michael Shaw could face 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to scheming to steal from the law firm, which was not named.
Candidates for Alabama Attorney General Sharp Contrast
The candidates for Alabama attorney general disagree on several key legal issues facing the state, including the federal health care law.
Macon lawyer chosen for seat on Georgia Court of Appeals
Macon attorney Stephen Louis A. Dillard has been chosen to fill a vacancy on the Georgia Court of Appeals.
County Attorney To Review Death Penalty Cases
County Attorney Rick Romley is holding a news conference on Wednesday in Phoenix to discuss death penalty cases.
Lawyer Milloy: The voice of reason
Safety Lawyer Milloy woke up about 5 a.m. Wednesday morning. He couldn't get back to sleep and while watching ESPN, he found himself pondering the topic of the week in the NFL: violent hits. Everything from how they're officiated, penalized and potentially could be eliminated.
Attorney: 'Gammy' May Return From Jail Soon
A Melbourne grandmother who spent 34 years as a fugitive after escaping from prison, and who was recaptured this year, may be home for Christmas, according to her attorney.
Weathers Named University Counsel at Southern Miss
Jon Mark Weathers, former district attorney for the Twelfth Judicial District, will join The University of Southern Mississippi as university counsel beginning Nov. 15, President Martha Saunders announced today.
Lawyer points finger of blame at Meer's wife
The lawyer of an Edmonton man charged with arson and extortion pointed to the man's son and even his wife as suspects in those crimes.
Ex-state lawyer in Ohio charged in e-mail probe
A former state lawyer fired for intercepting e-mails between Ohio Department of Public Safety employees and investigators has been charged with three counts of disclosing confidential information.
Miller, Findley clash in attorney general debate
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Democratic Attorney General Tom Miller argued in a debate with Republican challenger Brenna Findley that he has kept his office above partisanship.
District Attorney Says Child Sex Abuse Conviction Was A Long Time Coming
DeSoto County District Attorney, John Champion, says he never forgot the three and eight-year-old girls who had been sexually assaulted by Edward Harper in 1993.
Interim County Attorney Rick Romley drops cases from Joe Arpaio's special unit
Interim Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley on Wednesday officially closed two cases launched by an anti-corruption unit in the Sheriff's Office that has played a role in the ongoing federal abuse-of-power investigation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office.