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Cook on county attorney ticket
WAHOO – Justin Cook says his experience would serve him well as a prosecutor. Cook is a candidate by petition for Saunders County attorney.
AG's Office leaves rape case dismissal in place; attorney general finds Gallegos' office did not abuse discretion in ...
The California Attorney General's Office announced Friday that it will not intervene with the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office's decision to dismiss a rape case earlier this year.
City attorney found guilty of trafficking with inmate
Lake Superior Court jurors convicted Gary City Attorney Carl Jones of trafficking with an inmate. Jurors in the courtroom of Judge Sheila Moss deliberated about 45 minutes Thursday before returning the guilty verdict on the misdemeanor charge, which is punishable by a maximum one-year sentence. A sentencing hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 18. Special Prosecutor J. Edward Barce, the outgoing ...
Attorney selected for leadership academy
Texarkana attorney Jason Horton has been selected for the 2011 Arkansas Bar Association Leadership Academy. He was one of 20 lawyers selected. The academy’s goal is to produce effective leaders among members of the legal community for the benefit of the communities in which they live and practice.
Aurora lawyer accused of mishandling money raised for hurt teens
An Aurora lawyer may face disciplinary action for allegedly taking legal fees from a fund he set up to help teenagers who were seriously injured in a car accident, according to a recent complaint filed by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.According to records Joseph P. McCaffery submitted, nearly $5,000 was collected through direct donations and candy bar sales to ...
Lawyer's disciplinary hearing to continue
LANSING -- The disciplinary hearing for an assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan will resume next week.
Police: Lawyer destroys case file
SALEM — A Lynn lawyer was arrested yesterday after allegedly stealing the entire case file for a pending murder trial from Salem Superior Court on Wednesday morning and shredding it. Ilya Ablavsky, 32, called the accused killer's lawyer and claimed that he had done some legal research and "found that if the state does not have the original indictment, they cannot try the case," court papers say.
U.S. Attorney's Office brings in $3.4 million
The U.S. Attorney's office in Vermont announced Friday that it collected $3.4 million in fines, restitution recoveries, civil judgments and forefitures for the fiscal year that ended Oct. 30, money that will be used to support crime victims and law enforcement efforts.
Interim judge, attorney in circuit court runoff
Interim Circuit Judge Eddie Bowen and Collins attorney Wilton McNair appear headed for a Nov. 23 runoff in a south Mississippi judicial election.
Slidell Housing Authority board hires attorney
Independent accountant to examine financial decisions
Receiver sought for hotel in Lewiston
LEWISTON — An attorney for the company that holds the mortgage on the Barton Hill Hotel says he will be in State Supreme Court later this month, seeking to place the hotel into receivership.
City Attorney Nanette Jolivette-Brown is a nominee for federal judgeship
City Attorney Nanette Jolivette-Brown is on a list of three nominees to fill a federal judgeship in New Orleans that's been sent to President Barack Obama by U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. Matthew Hinton, The Times-Picayune archiveCity Attorney Nanette Jolivette-Brown was...
Lawyer courts idea of rail halt
A SOLICITOR is the latest person to add his voice to calls for a new rail halt.
Attorney: Rockaway Township, NJ, man accused of assaulting boy maintains innocence
The defense attorney for the Rockaway Township man accused of abuse against a 12-year-old boy under his care earlier this year steadfastly maintained his client's innocence as they prepare to go to trial.
AP Interview: Afghanistan to indict ex-minister
The Afghan attorney general's office said Saturday that it plans to indict an ex-minister for allegedly overcharging the government nearly $20 million for fuel — one of 20 cases involving government officials accused of corruption or misuse of power.
Gary City Attorney Convicted Of Trafficking With Inmate
Lake Superior Court jurors convicted Gary, Ind. City Attorney Carl Jones of trafficking with an inmate.
Attorney general race could take weeks to decide
Four days after he prematurely claimed victory on Election Day, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley was trailing Friday by 12,000 votes in the race for state attorney general.
Cooley pulls narrow lead in California attorney general race
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley built a narrow lead Saturday in the race for California attorney general, according to figures released by state elections officials. With roughly a million ballots still waiting to be counted in the extremely...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: District Attorney Blasts Randy & Evi Quaid
The District Attorney attempting to put Randy Quaid and Evi Quaid behind bars has blasted the actor’s claims that they were not aware of his missed Santa Barbara, CA court dates. PHOTOS: The Quaids Pose For Their April 2010 Mug Shots And RadarOnline.com can reveal that the “Hollywood Star Whackers” have received another blow after Judge Donna Geck decided to forfeit Randy Quaid’s $500,000 bail ...
Lawyer: Teen fighting charge in falling rock death
Associated Press - November 6, 2010 5:45 PM ET GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The lawyer for a Texas boy accused of kicking a rock off a Colorado cliff and killing a Michigan girl says the boy...
Lawyer: Teen fighting charge in falling rock death
Associated Press - November 6, 2010 5:45 PM ET GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The lawyer for a Texas boy accused of kicking a rock off a Colorado cliff and killing a Michigan girl says the boy...
Lawyer: Teen fighting charge in falling rock death
Associated Press - November 6, 2010 5:45 PM ET GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The lawyer for a Texas boy accused of kicking a rock off a Colorado cliff and killing a Michigan girl says the boy...
Lawyer: Teen fighting charge in falling rock death
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The lawyer for a Texas boy accused of kicking a rock off a Colorado cliff and killing a Michigan girl says the boy intends to plead not guilty.
Masked man likely aided by human smuggler: lawyer
A young man who boarded a plane to Canada in disguise probably didn’t come up with the Mission Impossible-style ruse himself — he was probably helped by a human smuggler — his lawyer says.
Masked man was probably helped by human smuggler: lawyer
A young man who boarded a plane to Canada in disguise probably didn’t come up with the Mission Impossible-style ruse himself — he was probably helped by a human smuggler — his lawyer says.
Lawyer: Katy teen fighting rock death charge
The attorney for Freddie Bailey, accused of kicking a rock off a Colorado cliff and killing a girl, says the boy will plead not guilty.
Cooley takes slim lead in attorney general's race
Associated Press - November 6, 2010 7:04 PM ET SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State elections officials say Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley has built a slim lead in the race for...
Cooley takes slim lead in attorney general's race
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — State elections officials say Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley has built a slim lead in the race for California attorney general.
Attorney For Accused Cop Speaks to FOX
A rising star in the ranks of the Philadelphia police department accused in an extortion scheme has hired local attorney William Brennan to represent him.
Cooley takes slim lead in attorney general's race
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State elections officials say Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley has built a slim lead in the race for California attorney general. In numbers released Saturday by the California secretary of state's office, Cooley now leads San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris by 22,817 votes. With a little more than seven million votes counted, Cooley's lead ...
Report: Ward repeatedly asked for lawyer in interview
WFTV.com revealed dialogue from police interviews with millionaire Bob Ward, accused of shooting his wife dead in September 2009 In a report, WFTV.com revealed dialogue from police interviews with millionaire Bob Ward, who investigators say shot and killed his wife in their Isleworth home in September 2009.
Meet the lawyer who got Citigroup off the hook
In 1969, Theodore Wells stood before the Student Judicial Committee at the College of the Holy Cross and argued the case for five black students whom he believed had been unfairly suspended.
Lawyer: Teen fighting charge in falling rock death
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The lawyer for a Texas boy accused of kicking a rock off a Colorado cliff and killing a Michigan girl says the boy intends to plead not guilty.
Attorney Gen. helps clean up Newport News neighborhood
NEWPORT NEWS-- A community is sending a strong message to criminal and gang members. A Newport News neighborhood was joined by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. They were out cleaning up the area, part of a plan to drive out gang activity. The mission of weed and seed is to plant beautiful flowers all over the area. The idea is if you can change the image, you can change the crowd in the ...
Lynn attorney charged with destroying case file
An attorney faces arraignment tomorrow after he was arrested inside a Lynn courthouse Friday on charges that he destroyed a case file for a pending murder trial, according to lawyers and officials.
Election Update: Cooley Takes Lead Over Harris in California Attorney General Race
State elections officials say Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley has built a slim lead in the race for California attorney general.
Lawyer says call proves contractor was not at fault in gas explosion
A lawyer for the contactor blamed for Wednesday’s gas explosion that leveled a house in Hyde Park said yesterday that a recorded phone call proves his client followed safety procedures and casts blame on NStar for failing to mark all the gas lines in the area.
Grant family attorney to follow up with feds
(11-06) 19:14 PDT Oakland, Calif. (AP) -- The attorney representing the relatives of Oscar Grant says he plans on following up with the U.S. Department of Justice and federal officials about its planned civil rights...
Asian passenger outed by dirty tricks:lawyer
VANCOUVER - An Asian passenger who disguised himself as an elderly Caucasian man before boarding an Air Canada plane in Hong Kong is being outed in a sensational way by Canadian officials "playing dirty," says the man's lawyer.
ALLEN PARK: Attorney of man charged in his toddler's drowning deaths waits to review autopsy
ALLEN PARK — The attorney for a man accused in the deaths of his two toddlers said he still has not received a copy of the preliminary autopsy report and might request a delay of a preliminary examination of the evidence against his client.
Johnson family role ends in prosecuting Anoka crime
A third generation of the family lost a close bid to continue as county attorney.
Johnson family role ends in prosecuting Anoka crime
A third generation of the family lost a close bid to continue as county attorney.
Hutchinson Bullying Case Turned Over Attorney General's Office
A case of alleged bullying at Hutchinson High School has been turned over to the Kansas Attorney General's Office.
Cooley takes a slim lead in attorney general election
Harris had been ahead in the tight race. About 2 million ballots remain uncounted. Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley built a narrow lead Saturday in the race for California attorney general, according to figures released by state elections officials.
Lawyer objects to charges in hit-and-run
EAGLE, Colo. (AP) - The attorney for a bicyclist seriously hurt in a hit-and-run accident near Avon is objecting to the prosecutor's decision not to seek more serious charges against the suspect.
Fall River attorney heads bar association
NEW BEDFORD — A trailblazer for her time, Fall River native and attorney Denise Squillante took over the reins of president of the Massachusetts Bar Association on Sept. 1.
Lawyer: Teen fighting charge in falling rock death
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The lawyer for a Texas boy accused of kicking a rock off a Colorado cliff and killing a Michigan girl says the boy intends to plead not guilty. Attorney Larry Mertes told The Grand Rapids Press that 16-year-old Freddie Henderson Bailey III would enter the plea in a hearing set for Nov. 12. Bailey of Katy, Texas, is charged with manslaughter. Authorities allege that a rock ...
Details of task force few so far
The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office's terse statement on Thursday's raid at the county hospital, included the first-ever mention of something called the "San Bernardino County Joint Corruption Task Force."
U.S. attorney offers high praise for district
Joseph Hogsett, new United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, had high praise for the work done by the deputy attorneys in Evansville.
Cooley takes lead in attorney general race
Los Angeles D.A. Steve Cooley has taken a slim lead over San Francisco D.A. Kamala Harris in the race for attorney general.