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Khadr lawyer won't confirm plea talks involve Clinton
Lawyers for Canadian terror suspect Omar Khadr are refusing to comment on media reports that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is personally arranging a deal to resolve the case.
L.I. Attorney, Aide Sentenced In Visa Fraud
A Long Island-based attorney convicted of scamming illegal immigrants has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Vernon officials subpoenaed as state widens investigation into high salaries
The newest subpoenas announced Thursday for Vernon officials expands the state attorney general's probe into the industrial city and now includes an investigation into travel expenses, pensions and payments made by the city to a company run by a top...
Coram lawyer sentenced for visa fraud
A lawyer from Coram who misrepresented 234 illegal immigrants attempting to obtain legalization has been sentenced to five years in prison for visa fraud. Thomas Archer was convicted earlier this year of submitting false legalization documents to the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of 234 clients he represented between 2004 and 2005. Each client paid [...]
Lawyer Sentenced For Visa Fraud
A Long Island-based attorney convicted of scamming illegal immigrants has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Oksana's Lawyer: Mel Made Money from the Mediation!
Filed under: Oksana Grigorieva , Daniel Horowitz , Celebrity Justice How's this for an argument ... Mel Gibson was the opposite of an extortion victim during his mediation with Oksana Grigorieva .  Mel actually made money off the mediation ... according to legal docs filed by Oksana's lawyer and obtained by TMZ.… Read more
Chevron Allowed to Subpoena Ecuadoreans' Lawyer in Amazon Pollution Case
Chevron Corp. , the second-largest U.S. energy company, can subpoena an American attorney working for Ecuadorean villagers suing the company in a multibillion dollar environmental pollution case, a federal judge ruled.
Assistant Yellow Medicine County attorney Mark Gruman moving on
Yellow Medicine Assistant County Attorney Mark Gruman has accepted a position with the North Dakota Public Service Commission in Bismarck. “It’s been really great,” said Gruman of his time in southwest Minnesota. “Yellow Medicine has been very good to me.
New Lawyer Named At Southern Miss
Jon Mark Weathers will begin work Nov. 15 as the legal counsel for the University of Southern Mississippi.
County attorney candidates face off
Incumbent Washington County Attorney Barbara Edmondson used time in her closing arguments to refute claims made by opponent Larry Brock that the Washington County Attorney’s Office prosecutes defendants even when there is evidence of innocence.
Lawyer steps in to help Pickton murder victims' family
A well known victims' rights lawyer is stepping in to help families connected to serial killer Robert Pickton in their attempt to wade through the upcoming Missing Women Inquiry.
Former NJ Attorney General Cary Edwards has died
W. Cary Edwards, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate, assemblyman and state attorney general who capped his public career as the chairman and champion of an independent state watchdog agency, died Wednesday at 66.
Supreme Court suspends attorney
That was the Thursday ruling of the Ohio Supreme Court which found that George Newman III, a lawyer for 45 years, was convicted of stealing $22,000 from three banks, not reporting it and ignoring requests to explain it to disciplinary bodies.
Novi attorney, 55, found shot to death
Investigators are trying to determine who shot a 55-year-old lawyer to death in the entryway of his Novi apartment.
Angela Manns' Attorney To Use Insanity Defense
The attorney for an Omaha mother accused of killing her son will use an insanity defense, according to court records.
Sterger's lawyer will "pursue any potential remedies"
Somehow, I missed on Wednesday what perhaps is the most significant aspect of the news that former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger has hired a lawyer.The lawyer, a criminal defense specialist (not an employment law/sexual harassment specialist) named Joseph Conway, ...
Lawyer: Police Tased Friends Who Tried To Help Dying Student
Danroy Henry More information is coming out about the chaotic night last weekend when Pace University student Danroy Henry was shot and killed by police after hitting a cop with his car. Yesterday, the lawyer for the Henry family said that eye witnesses told him that Henry was handcuffed and left on the road for up to 15 minutes without medical attention while medical teams treated a less ...
Assistant Yellow Medicine County attorney Mark Gruman moving on
Yellow Medicine Assistant County Attorney Mark Gruman has accepted a position with the North Dakota Public Service Commission in Bismarck. “It’s been really great,” said Gruman of his time in southwest Minnesota. “Yellow Medicine has been very good to me.
Lawyer wants Feds to investigate Pace student shooting
A lawyer for students arrested in the chaotic aftermath of the police shooting of a Pace University football star is asking the US Justice Department to investigate the killing, she said today. Bonita Zelman, the lawyer, said federal prosecutors need to probe the case because the local and state police...
J.B. Van Hollen, attorney general and Republican candidate for re-election
As your attorney general, I have sworn an oath to faithfully and impartially uphold the law. Having done just that, today Wisconsin is a safer place to raise a family, a more secure place to grow a business and a place where Wisconsinites can have faith that the state’s “top cop” is fighting for them.
Grigorieva's lawyer blasts ex-bodyguard's romance claims
A lawyer for Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has hit out at her former bodyguard and branded him a "complete liar" amid allegations he was romantically involved with the Russian singer.
Karen Sypher lawyer unleashes conspiracy allegations
At a rambling news conference, Karen Sypher's new defense team claimed Thursday that she was a victim of a "runaway federal justice system" intent on protecting University of Louisville and corporate investments in the new KFC Yum! Arena.
Shady dealings come to light in Novi lawyer’s death
A medical malpractice defense lawyer was gunned down inside his Novi apartment this week, and his death has been ruled a homicide.
Lawyer Steps In To Help Families Of Robert Pickton's Victims
Vancouver lawyer Cameron Ward says he will be asking for standing at the newly-launched inquiry.
Race For Attorney General No Ho-Hum Affair In 2010
Colorado's elections for state attorney general usually are ho-hum affairs of civil debates and yard signs.
Attorney Gen. Warns Of Threatening Phone Calls
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers warned consumers to beware of a series of phone calls consumers have reported receiving from the phone number 303-578-5558 or other variations on the final three digits.
Judge denies Temple's request for another attorney
Tavernier fourth attorney since May arrest
Co. Attorney Has Been A Family Affair For 60 Years
In less than two weeks voters will be hitting the polls to vote in Campaign 2010 and in Anoka County, one family has managed to keep their name in politics there since 1950.
Lawyer Hit With Damage Award
Jury Says He Must Pay, And Judge Triples Damages A local lawyer has been hit with a damage award totaling $226,762 for stealing from and overbilling a client in a 2006 Plainville probate case, and he may face an even bigger damage award.
Judge denies motion by lawyer for Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend
A judge Thursday denied a motion by Oksana Grigorieva's lawyer that sought to limit what Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies could take from her computer and cellphone as part of an extortion investigation involving her ex-boyfriend, actor-producer Mel Gibson. Los...
Texas attorney general alleges online schools offer fake diplomas
The Texas Attorney General's Office is suing two North Texas men who operate three online "home schools" the state says are diploma mills.
Man accused of manslaughter gets new attorney
With another charge being filed in the case, a new attorney has been appointed for a Leavenworth man accused of involuntary manslaughter.
Attorney Ashley Matlock Perkinson Launches Firm Focused on Advocacy and Nonprofit Law in North Carolina
Triangle - Ashley Matlock Perkinson, attorney-at-law, announces the establishment of Perkinson Law Firm which will provide services in the areas of lobbying and government relations, nonprofit consulting, media law, and education law.
Attorney General's Office Releases Consumer Protection Update
The report released today covers the last two fiscal years.
Hot Race For Dallas County District Attorney
The race for District Attorney is a high profile contest on Dallas County's November ballot. Republican Danny Clancy, a former judge and prosecutor, is challenging District Attorney, Democrat Craig Watkins. KERA's BJ Austin reports.
State widens inquiry into Vernon
Attorney general's office issues subpoenas for information on former and current officials. The action comes after L.A. County's district attorney suggested that the scandal-plagued city be disbanded. The California attorney general's office on Thursday significantly widened its probe into the city of Vernon, issuing subpoenas for information on high salaries, lavish travel bills and pension ...
Karen Sypher lawyer unleashes conspiracy allegations in the Rick Pitino case
At a rambling news conference, Karen Sypher's new defense team claimed Thursday that she was a victim of a "runaway federal justice system" intent on protecting University of Louisville and corporate investments in the new KFC Yum! Arena.
Attorney General Ramps Up Probe Of Vernon Corruption
Corruption investigations in the modest, blue-collar neighborhoods ringing Los Angeles grew Thursday as state Attorney General Jerry Brown subpoenaed Vernon officials to testify about evidence showing several people paid themselves huge salaries to run a town of about 100 people.
Attorney could be suspended
A state disciplinary panel has recommended a Pittston attorney be suspended from practicing law for five years based on her mishandling of several cases.
Disbarred Newport lawyer accused of scamming investors
SEC says investors lost $170,000 in disbarred lawyer's web-based company
Parish attorney on leave after arrest
L’Observateur LAPLACE – A St. John the Baptist Parish attorney who serves as the Parish Council’s legal advisor, has taken a leave of absence from the district attorney’s office following an arrest for DWI and public intimidation on Sept. 23.
Lawyer: Ex-player to plead guilty in Carmel case
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — A lawyer for one of four former Carmel High School basketball players accused of assaulting students in a locker room and team bus says his client will plead guilty.
Lawyer: Ex-player to plead guilty in Carmel case
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — A lawyer for one of four former Carmel High School basketball players accused of assaulting students in a locker room and team bus says his client will plead guilty.
Nuttall lawyer summing up at corruption trail
The lawyer representing former Queensland Beattie government minister Gordon Nuttall at his Brisbane corruption trial has begun his final address to the jury.
Ten years not enough for rapist teacher: Attorney General
The Queensland Attorney General will appeal the 10-year sentence of a Toowoomba Catholic school teacher who sexually abused 13 students.
China May Shift Australia Focus to Investments in Ports, Rail, Lawyer Says
Chinese companies may shift their focus from resource acquisitions in Australia to direct investments in building ports, railways and wind farms, said Stuart Fuller , managing partner at Australian law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques.
Anti-Islam MP's words protected, says lawyer
THE HAGUE: The defence lawyer for Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders said today he should be acquitted of hate speech because his statements enjoyed added protection by virtue of his political role. "He is a representative of the people. Political utterances enjoy more protection than those of ordinary citizens," Wilders' lawyer Bram Moszkowicz told judges of the Amsterdam district court on the ...
Novi attorney, 55, found shot to death
Investigators are trying to determine who shot a 55-year-old lawyer to death in the entryway of his Novi apartment.
Nuttall was a fixer: lawyer
Former Queensland MP Gordon Nuttall was an ambitious minister trying to fix urgent problems and was not earning dodgy money with mates, his lawyer says.
Nuttall was a fixer: lawyer
Former Queensland MP Gordon Nuttall was an ambitious minister trying to fix urgent problems and was not earning dodgy money with mates, his lawyer says.