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Assistant Attorney General issues corruption statement
Remarks of U.S. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer in relation to state corruption investigation:
Assistant AG Andrew Shirvell case delayed 3 weeks
A University of Michigan student leader is trying to get a personal protection order against a Michigan assistant attorney general.
Main Line lawyer found guilty of having sex with minor
A Main Line lawyer has been convicted of sexually abusing a Russian ballet dancer he helped support.
Middle Twp. standoff ends with man being shot dead; state Attorney General's office to conduct review
 MIDDLE TWP. —  The state Attorney General's Shooting Response Team is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a shooting Sunday in which members of the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team fatally shot a man who allegedly threatened them...
Nanaimo lawyer appointed judge
There’s a new judge ready to put his legal experience to work for northern Island communities. Nanaimo’s Parker MacCarthy was appointed judge to the B.C. Provincial Court on north Vancouver Island. He takes his seat Oct. 18.
Judge scolds kidnapping suspect for 'playing games with the system'
A man accused of kidnapping, robbing and threatening to kill a Whitehall woman in August requested more time to hire a new lawyer.
Hearing involving U-M student body president, assistant attorney general delayed 3 weeks
The hearing to decide whether to issue a personal protection order against Michigan assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell has been delayed for three weeks, a court official said today. The hearing was originally set for 1:30 p.m. today in Washtenaw......
AG candidate swings through Cleburne swinging
Democratic candidate for Texas attorney general Barbara Ann Radnofsky said she has a good feeling about the Nov. 2 election during a stop in Cleburne.
Ken Kratz officially resigns as Calumet County District Attorney
Kratz accused of sexting Ken Kratz officially resigned as Calumet County District Attorney Monday morning. The move comes just a couple of weeks after accusations of sexting were raised against Kratz.
Houston County chief prosecutor and judge candidate fired
Houston County Chief Assistant District Attorney Jason Ashford said he was fired Monday for not being forthcoming about a college relationship and an 18-year-old child he may have fathered.
Dumpit's lawyer uses NBI agent as "hostile witness"
The defense panel in the murder case against SPO1 Adonis Dumpit yesterday presented an agent of the National Bureau of Investigation as hostile witness.
NY lawyer accuses government of 'gaming system'
Associated Press - October 4, 2010 12:35 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - Wealthy hedge fund operator Raj Rajaratnam's (RAHJ rah-juh-RUHT'-nuhm) lawyer says prosecutors "gamed the system" to wiretap their...
Attorney says Ore. man can assist murder defense
BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) - The attorney for an Oregon man charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife in Baker City says the man can assist with his defense after questions were raised about his mental state. The Baker City Herald reported the...
Attorney general backs Wayland selectmen in OML complaint
In a statement issued on Thursday, Sept. 29, the attorney general affirmed the right of the Wayland Board of Selectmen to discuss pending litigation involving other town boards and commissions in executive session.
UPDATE: Ken Kratz Resigns
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz has officially resigned.
Nigeria terrorist attack suspect's court date pushed back
The court date of a man held after deadly bombings in Nigeria has been postponed because of fears about his safety in custody, his lawyer said Monday.
Investigation into county attorney’s office complete, suggestions given
Allegations which surfaced in August against the Winona County Attorney’s Office sparked an investigation into the department, with findings and recommendations aired Tuesday showing that some office staff simply don’t get along, and some found the workplace a hostile work environment.
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz resigns in wake of sexting scandal
Calumet County DA Ken Kratz resigned today after almost three weeks of controversy over sexually suggestive text messages he sent last year to a woman who was a victim of domestic violence.
NY lawyer: Feds gamed system in hedge fund case
(AP:NEW YORK) A defense lawyer says New York prosecutors "gamed the system" to wiretap a wealthy hedge fund operator's phone so they could accuse him of insider trading.
Statement from Joe Espy, McGregor's Attorney
Here is an issued statement from Joe Espy, Milton McGregor's attorney, regarding today's arrest
NY lawyer: Feds gamed system in hedge fund case
A defense lawyer says New York prosecutors "gamed the system" to wiretap a wealthy hedge fund operator's phone so they could accuse him of insider trading.
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz resigns from office
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz resigned today after almost three weeks of controversy over sexually suggestive text messages he sent last year to a woman who was the victim in a domestic violence case he was prosecuting.
NY lawyer: Feds gamed system in hedge fund case
A defense lawyer says New York prosecutors "gamed the system" to wiretap a wealthy hedge fund operator's phone so they could accuse him of insider trading.
NY lawyer: Feds gamed system in hedge fund case
A defense lawyer says New York prosecutors "gamed the system" to wiretap a wealthy hedge fund operator's phone so they could accuse him of insider trading.
NY Lawyer: Feds Gamed System in Hedge Fund Case
NY lawyer accuses feds of gaming the system to get wiretaps in hedge fund insider trading case Hedge fund - Insider trading - Business - Investing - Funds
NY lawyer: Feds gamed system in hedge fund case
Government lawyers "gamed the system" to obtain permission to wiretap phones and build a $50 million insider trading case against a wealthy hedge fund founder, a defense lawyer told a judge Monday.
Blagojevich lawyer to speak at NAACP banquet
BENTON TOWNSHIP - Attorney Sam Adam Jr., who with his father, Sam Adam Sr., represented former Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich in his corruption trial, will be the keynote speaker during the annual NAACP-Benton Harbor Branch Freedom Fund banquet Saturday, organizers announced.
NY lawyer: Feds gamed system in hedge fund case
Government lawyers "gamed the system" to obtain permission to wiretap phones and build a $50 million insider trading case against a wealthy hedge fund founder, a defense lawyer told a judge Monday.
'Sexting' DA Quits, Will Return a 'Better Person'
The Wisconsin district attorney accused of sexting women involved in cases he was prosecuting, including one alleged domestic violence victim, has officially resigned from office and apologized for the "embarrassment and shame" he's brought to his family. Domestic violence - District attorney - Wisconsin - Women - People
Sexting Wisconsin D.A. Formally Resigns
Ken Kratz Harassed Choking Victim, Threatening to Drop Case If She Didn't Have Sex with Him
Lawyer: Ridgefield Mayor Suarez rejected cash from informant
Federal prosecutors on Monday painted Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez mayor and an associate as eager participants in a cash-for-influence scheme, while defense lawyers countered with assertions that one defendant actually turned down the money.
NY lawyer: Feds gamed system in hedge fund case
NEW YORK — A defense lawyer says New York prosecutors "gamed the system" to wiretap a wealthy hedge fund operator's phone so they could accuse him of insider trading. Attorney John Dowd made the charge Monday at a hearing to support his argument that key evidence against Raj Rajaratnam should...
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Palin 'Threatened And Intimidated' By Alleged Teen Stalker, Says Her Lawyer
Former Vice Presidential candidate and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin felt “threatened and intimidated” by alleged teen stalker Shawn Christy who bought a gun and then sent her the receipts. RadarOnline.com spoke to her lawyer Tom Van Flein about what happened behind the scenes and about how the incident affected Palin and her family. Last week, Palin was granted a temporary restraining ...
Governor Names Encino Attorney to Prison Industry Board
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday named Encino attorney Kira S. Masteller to the Prison Industry Board of Directors.
Wis. prosecutor quits after coming on to victim
An embattled Wisconsin prosecutor who tried to spark an affair with a domestic violence victim resigned in disgrace Monday.
Lawyer unfazed by clients' fame
Harland Braun defends plenty of celebrities, but he often doesn't know what made them famous.
Gainesville Attorney, Thomas Cole named "Fellow"
GAINESVILLE-Thomas Cole has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.
Blagojevich lawyer to speak at NAACP banquet
BENTON TOWNSHIP - Attorney Sam Adam Jr., who with his father, Sam Adam Sr., represented former Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich in his corruption trial, will be the keynote speaker during the annual NAACP-Benton Harbor Branch Freedom Fund banquet Saturday, organizers announced.
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Jury selection under way for man accused of killing local attorney
Jury selection is underway in Butler County for a man accused of killing a local attorney as well as a witness to the crime.
Virginia Politics Blog: Cuccinelli reissues global warming subpoena to U-Va.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has sent a new civil subpoena to the University of Virginia, renewing a demand for documents related to a work of a former university climate scientist that was stymied when a judge blocked his previous request in August. Climate change - Environment - University of Virginia - Opposing Views - Ken Cuccinelli
Montgomery-based U.S. attorney absent at bingo indictment announcement
Assistant Attorney General Larry Breuer said Louis V. Franklin and Steve P. Feaga of the U.S. attorneys office in Montgomery are assisting in the case, but that otherwise the Montgomery office is recused from the case.
Facebook's Enemies: Winklevoss Twins Owe Their Lawyer $13 Million
In an arbitration, the brothers who successfully sued Facebook were told to pay their lawyer 20% of
Cuccinelli sends revised demand to U.Va.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli continues to battle the University of Virginia over the climate research of a former professor.
Cuccinelli sends revised demand to U.Va.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli continues to battle the University of Virginia over the climate research of a former professor.
Suspect to get another 30-day assessment
The lawyer for a man charged in a chilling case of alleged torture involving his former roommate says it’s unlikely his client will face any additional charges.
Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft indicted for bribery
The Broward state attorney's office on Monday issued arrest warrants for School Board member Stephanie Kraft and her husband, Mitch Kraft, on a slew of bribery and misconduct charges.
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.
Former Va. attorney pleads guilty to fraud
Associated Press - October 4, 2010 3:05 PM ET ABINGDON, Va. (AP) - A former attorney in southwestern Virginia has pleaded guilty to defrauding clients.
Colantuono named Public Lawyer of the Year
California Chief Justice Ronald M. George presents Penn Valley resident Michael Colantuono with the 2010 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year Award from the California Bar Association.