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Citi made four false statements in EMI sale says lawyer
NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters Legal) - Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C - news) banker David Wormsley made four false statements to Terra Firma chief Guy Hands about the 2007 bidding for music company EMI (LSE: EMI.L - news) , Hands' lawyer told jurors in closing arguments of a civil fraud trial on Wednesday. The three-week-long trial in U.S. District Court in New York has centred on phone conversations over a ...
Defense lawyer: Parents of accused Deerfield shooter thought they knew son
Jose Torres, 17, faces manslaughter allegation The lawyer for a Deerfield Beach teenager charged with killing his younger playmate said the teen's parents thought they knew their son — even though, detectives say, he kept a suitcase full of weapons under his bed.
Top defence lawyer says Tamihere has done enough time in jail
A top defence lawyer agrees that David Tamihere has done enough time inside
Harris grabs lead for state attorney general
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris squeezed past her GOP opponent overnight to take a narrow lead in the race for state attorney general. With 99.2 percent of precincts reporting, Harris is barely ahead of...
More than 200 calls made to Kentucky's Election Fraud Hotline
The attorney general's office says the calls came from 62 counties Tuesday.
DA Serra faces expanded felony charges
GRAND JUNCTION — Seventh Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra was formally charged today with an expanded seven-count list of alleged crimes carried out in his official duties as
Tennessee Attorney Says Injury Study Should Put ATV Manufacturers and Dealers On Alert
Morristown, Tennessee attorney Brack Terry says a recent study showing that four-wheel ATV accidents are more serious than those involving motorcycles puts should put a focus on design and marketing issues.
New Baltimore state's attorney begins transition
Baltimore's next state's attorney had a stress-free election day.
County attorney asks for pay increase
County Attorney Susan Robson asked the county commission to consider giving her a raise Friday since she has provided additional counseling this past year.
U.S. Sues to Stop Chicago Attorney From Promoting `Abusive' Tax Shelters
John E. Rogers , a Chicago attorney formerly affiliated with the law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP, was sued by the U.S. Justice Department for allegedly promoting phony tax shelters.
Capitol Alert: Attorney General race is GOP's last hope of statewide win
Attorney General Democratic candidate Kamala Harris has a less-than-one percentage point lead over Republican candidate Steve Cooley with 99 percent of precincts in.
Former Lawyer, Once Convicted of Fraud, Loses Suit Charging Insurance Company With Misrepresentation
A former Beverly Hills lawyer who served time in prison for attempting to sink a yacht to collect insurance money yesterday lost his appeal in a suit in which he charged an insurance company with misrepresentation.
Upstart lawyer looks to upset incumbent Hevesi
Queens voters poised to choose this Tuesday in state and federal races. Alex Powietrzynski is a Republican running for state Assembly. His parents are stout Democrats. But he insists he has their full backing in his bid to unseat 28th District Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) on Nov. 2.
Fears grow for Iran stoning case lawyer and son
Wednesday 3 November 2010 Amnesty International today called on Iran to immediately release the lawyer and son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who is at risk of execution by stoning. Amnesty International today called on the Iranian authorities to immediately release the lawyer and son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who is at risk of execution by stoning, if they ...
Franklin County lawyer to seek Hurt's Senate seat
Bill Stanley, a Franklin County lawyer and chairman of the 5th District Republican Committee, plans to become a candidate for the state Senate seat that will become vacant because Sen. Robert Hurt was elected to Congress last night.
Franklin County lawyer to seek Hurt's Senate seat
Bill Stanley, a Franklin County lawyer and chairman of the 5th District Republican Committee, plans to become a candidate for the state Senate seat that will become vacant because Sen. Robert Hurt was elected to Congress last night.
Old Bridge teen charged with murder releases statement, apology through attorney
OLD BRIDGE — The attorney for Steven K. Contreras, the 17-year-old Old Bridge teen indicted today on charges of murder, riot, conspiracy, aggravated assault and related offenses, released a statement today on behalf of his client.
Another attorney appointed in WF double-homicide case
Another attorney has withdrawn from the case of the state versus Michael D. Schallert, 30, of West Frankfort. Schallert's attorney Gene Gross filed a motion to withdraw from the case on Oct. 8, and co-counsel Brian Trentman was appointed as lead counsel, with D. Peter Wise appointed as co-counsel for the defendant Friday in Franklin County court. Schallert and an accomplice, Afton D. Ferris, 19 ...
Challenger wins tight race for Carver County attorney
Victoria attorney Mark Metz squeezed out a narrow victory Tuesday to become Carver County attorney, thwarting incumbent Jim Keeler's efforts to win a full term in office.
Attorney: Old Bridge teen charged with murder living "in a nightmare world," apologizes
OLD BRIDGE — The attorney for Steven K. Contreras, the 17-year-old Old Bridge teen indicted today on charges of murder, riot, conspiracy, aggravated assault and related offenses, released a statement today on behalf of his client.
Obama administration seeks broad protection for tax credits that aid religious schools
In arguments before the Supreme Court, an administration lawyer defends an Arizona program that funds religious schools with state tax credits. Liberal members of the court voice objections. WASHINGTON — An Obama administration lawyer defended an Arizona program that funds religious schools with state tax credits and urged the Supreme Court on Wednesday to block advocates of church-state ...
Old Bridge teen charged with murder releases statement, apology through attorney
OLD BRIDGE — The attorney for Steven K. Contreras, the 17-year-old Old Bridge teen indicted today on charges of murder, riot, conspiracy, aggravated assault and related offenses, released a statement today on behalf of his client.
Upstart lawyer looks to upset incumbent Hevesi
Queens voters poised to choose this Tuesday in state and federal races. Alex Powietrzynski is a Republican running for state Assembly. His parents are stout Democrats. But he insists he has their full backing in his bid to unseat 28th District Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) on Nov. 2.
CA. attorney general race still too close to call
Prosecutors from California's two most prominent cities, who both ran bruising campaigns, were locked in a dead heat Wednesday in their race for attorney general, neither ready to declare victory a day after the polls had closed.
Schneiderman Elected Attorney General
A Democratic state senator who vowed to protect the interests of everyday New Yorkers beat a Republican prosecutor Tuesday in the race to be New York's next attorney general.
Glankler’s Mathis Hits Stride As Attorney, Moot Court Coach
Attorney Andre B. Mathis of Glankler Brown PLLC said that people have gotten a certain image of attorneys from TV law dramas, but not all lawyers have...
Jefferson Parish president's first fire: assistant parish attorney Anne Marie Vandenweghe
She refused to submit letter of resignation that John Young demanded of all at-will employees
Attorney seeks FBI probe of Ohio police shooting
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - An attorney for a man injured in an Ohio police shooting wants the FBI to investigate the incident videotaped by a sheriff's cruiser camera.
When Do You Need a Tax Attorney?
There are a variety of situations where it makes a lot of sense to consult a tax attorney.
UPDATE: Mingo County Attorney Sentenced in Fraud Cause
A Mingo County attorney was sentenced Wednesday for fraudulently obtaining over $119,000 from an Alabama Corporation.
Assistant Jeff. Parish attorney claims role in investigations led to firing
JEFFERSON, La. -- Assistant Jefferson Parish attorney Anne Marie Vandenweghe became a casualty Tuesday of a personnel policy enacted by parish president John Young, but claims her connections to the investigation into parish corruption suggest there is more to her termination. Vandenweghe’s attorney Bobby Truitt said Vandenweghe was terminated Tuesday. “Despite being out on temporary leave for ...
Afghan attorney general investigates alleged voting fraud
KABUL - The Afghan attorney general's office has launched a number of criminal investigations into allegations that the country's election commission participated in fraud during parliamentary elections in September, officials said Wednesday.
State's Attorney Birkett appointed to appellate court
DuPage County State's Attorney Joseph Birkett has been appointed to the Second District Appellate Court, effective Dec. 13. Birkett's term will run through Dec. 3, 2012, according to a release issued Wednesday by the Illinois Supreme Court.
Geneva attorney is nominee for Kane state’s attorney
A veteran Geneva attorney is the nominee to be the next Kane County state’s attorney. At Wednesday’s Executive Committee meeting, Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay named Joseph McMahon as her choice to fill out the remaining two years of the top prosecutor’s term. If McMahon is approved by the …
DuPage state's attorney Birkett named to Appellate Court
DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett has been named to the Illinois Appellate Court's 2nd District, his office announced today.
DuPage state's attorney Birkett named to Appellate Court
DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett has been named to the Illinois Appellate Court's 2nd District, his office announced today.
Sacto 9-1-1: Nancy Garrido's lawyer seeks to block 'evil' transcripts
In the strongest possible terms, Nancy Garrido's attorney is arguing against release of grand jury transcripts involving the kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard, saying they contain such "evil" that his client could never get a fair trial if they are made public.
DuPage County state's attorney named to Appellate Court
DuPage County State's Attorney Joseph Birkett said today he has accepted a spot on the 2nd District Appellate Court bench. Illinois Appellate Court Justice Jack O'Malley, one of nine justices in the 2nd District, which covers 13 northern Illinois counties outside Cook County, originally filed to retain his position in the Nov. 2 general election. However, he withdrew that request on Aug. 31, and ...
Republican Bondi takes attorney general race
Former Tampa prosecutor Republican Pam Bondi became Florida's first female attorney general Tuesday, riding a wave of anti-incumbent sentiment that helped the political unknown to a comfortable victory over Democrat state Sen. Dan Gelber.
Geneva attorney is nominee for Kane state’s attorney
A veteran Geneva attorney is the nominee to be the next Kane County state’s attorney. At Wednesday’s Executive Committee meeting, Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay named Joseph McMahon as her choice to fill out the remaining two years of the top prosecutor’s term. If McMahon is approved by the …
Attorney General-Elect Ready to Defend Opting Out of Federal Health Care Law
SQ 756 passed, which in essence allows Oklahoma residents to opt out of federal health care. But just because voters have decided to add this to the state's constitution doesn't mean this issue to over.
Frank Girardot: Post mortem for a weird and savage election
Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley probably awoke Wednesday morning and wondered when the truck hit him.
Ashland City Attorney resigns
Health reasons were cited as the cause of his decision. read more
Coakley gains redemption, second term as attorney general
Ten months after she suffered a humiliating defeat to Scott Brown in the battle for Senator Edward M. Kennedy's old seat, Attorney General Martha Coakley easily won a second term as the state's chief lawyer yesterday in a race against a political newcomer from Millbury.
Dugard case: Garrido's lawyer attempting to block RGJ's request to unseal grand jury transcript
Nancy Garrido’s lawyer has filed documents opposing the Reno Gazette-Journal’s request to unseal records in the Jaycee Dugard case, saying his client could not get a fair trail if the grand jury transcript is made public.
Government Alleges Harvard Law Grad Promotes Abusive Tax Shelters
Lawyer's ploy is a variant of "DAD" shelter allegedly used by Forbes 400 members Andrew Beal and Hen
Lawyer Seeks to Dismiss “E.R. Soccer Incident” Case
Penfield, N.Y. --- An East Rochester man was in court Wednesday to answer to charges he attacked his five year-old son at a youth soccer game this summer.
Lawyer: Allgier harassed at jail, guards read legal mail
Lawyer: Allgier harassed at jail, guards read legal mail By melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Nov 3, 2010 05:17PM MDT Attorneys for Curtis Michael Allgier on Wednesday alleged the murder suspect is being unfairly targeted by guards at the Salt Lake County jail and that his attorney-client privileges are being violated by officers who are reading his mail and possibly providing ...
SC lawyer's office burgled in E Delhi
A series of burglaries was reported from east Delhi late on Tuesday night. According to police, in three incidents of burglary, a Supreme Court advocate, a mobile shopowner and a software engineer became the victims. Separate cases were registered at three police stations and investigations are on.
Mingo County lawyer sentenced to prison for fraud
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Mingo County lawyer was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to six months in prison, followed by six months of community confinement, for duping an Alabama company out of more than $119,000, the U.S. Attorneys Office announced. Wil...