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Ohio attorney General's Office peels away Navy Veterans' veneer
By Jeff Testerman and John Martin, Times Staff Writers Sunday, November 7, 2010 Was the U.S. Navy Veterans Association, which operated as a tax-exempt charity from a Tampa duplex, really a front that siphoned cash donated by the public and pumped it into the campaigns of politicians? The evidence compiled by investigators fanning out across the country in search of the Navy Vets' fugitive ...
Suge Knight to continue lawsuit against Kanye West
The attorney for Marion “Suge” Knight says the rap mogul plans to appeal a judge’s decision that dismissed his lawsuit against Kanye West. Knight was shot in the leg in 2005 at a Miami Beach party hosted by West, and Knight blames West for lax security.
Ohio Attorney General’s Office
By Jeff Testerman and John Martin, Times Staff Writers Sunday, November 7, 2010 Was the U.S. Navy Veterans Association, which operated as a tax-exempt charity from a Tampa duplex, really a front that siphoned cash donated by the public and pumped it into the campaigns of politicians? The evidence compiled by investigators fanning out across the country in search of the Navy Vets' fugitive ...
U.S. Attorney To Discuss Tribal Law Enforcement
U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson will host discussions during a tribal listening conference in February.
Opinion: California justice: What style fits?
It could be weeks before Californians learn who is the state's new top law officer. Republican Steve Cooley holds a slight lead of some 22,000 votes over Democrat Kamala Harris with more than 2 million ballots left...
Arraignment today for Lynn lawyer who allegedly shredded murder file
SALEM — A Lynn lawyer is scheduled to be arraigned today in district court after allegedly stealing and shredding a case file for a pending murder trial.
Willis wins District Attorney seat
Danny Gallagher/McKinney Courier-Gazette - Phillip Moore, right, congratulates former Collin County court-at-law judge Greg Willis, left, on winning the Criminal District Attorney seat Tuesday night at an election party at Cyclone Anaya's Mexican Kitchen in Allen.
Hopkins: How to approach a south county office for the district attorney
I see a lot of chatter about Don Anderson's plan to open a Clearlake office for the district attorney. It is a great concept, from my perspective, because I implemented that same idea when I was chief deputy district attorney in Santa Cruz County.
Breaking the stereotype of a typical attorney
Ronnie Baker/Staff photo - Ike Vanden Eykel has always had two main goals in his career: to be known as an honorable attorney and to be considered one of the best at what he does.
PATTIS BLOG: Does jury note hint at life sentence for Hayes?
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Lawyer: Teen fighting manslaughter charge in Estes Park falling rock death
The lawyer for a Texas boy accused of kicking a rock off a cliff in Estes Park and killing a Michigan girl says the boy intends to plead not guilty.
5 police officers received awards from state attorney general
Attorney General Chris Koster on Oct. 28 presented five local police officers with an award recognizing their extraordinary commitment to justice.
Lawyer from Vietnam elite charged with propaganda against state
Hanoi - A prominent Vietnamese lawyer arrested last week is being charged with "conducting propaganda" against the government, his wife said Monday. He was arrested Friday in Ho Chi Minh City. Police initially said he was being charged with having sexual relations with a prostitute.
2 days of debate in Abu-Jamal case
Tonight, defense attorney and activist Michael Coard and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams are expected to share a stage at the National Constitution Center to discuss/debate or present facts of the Mumia Abu-Jamal case. The verb varies depending on who is asked.
Judge waits for prosecutor's sentencing input, gets none
Syracuse, NY - When Levon Cooper’s case was called for sentencing recently, defense lawyer Scott Brenneck stepped right up to the defense table as his client was brought in from the adjacent holding area by jail transport deputies. But Assistant...
Tom Corbett needs to pick a successor for attorney general; local DAs could be in the running
The latest political parlor game to hit Pennsylvania is "Who is Tom Corbett going to pick as his replacement?" If history is any guide, one of the state’s county prosecutors could fill the remaining two years of Corbett’s term as attorney general.
K1’s Kiener May Be Charged This Week, Prosecutor Says
K1 Group hedge fund founder Helmut Kiener may be charged this week over what prosecutors say was a scheme that led to hundreds of millions in losses at Barclays Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and BNP Paribas SA.
Special Ed attorney speaks at Darien Library
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. announces a program on Tuesday, Nov. 9, featuring Special Education Attorney Nora Belanger.
Queens DA is tough on abusers
Thirteen years ago, the Queens District Attorney’s Office began receiving a grant that allowed the office to find better ways to help victims of domestic violence while ramping up prosecution of the offenders.
On the job: Deirdre Healy, family lawyer, Worcester
"I do divorces, mediation and offer limited assistance representation for clients. The thing I really do is, I guide my clients through their family law issues through the court system."
Graham James case back in court
The lawyer for convicted sex offender Graham James is scheduled to be in a Winnipeg courtroom Monday.
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.
Lawyer: Stress led to indecent act
A Brandon area man revealed himself to two women because he failed to zip up after a roadside pee, his lawyer says. Randall Allan Vanrobaeys had had such a bad day that he didn't care that he was partially exposed when he was spotted by two women in a Virden parking lot.
Masked refugee claimant's lawyer wants media ban
The lawyer for a young Chinese refugee claimant who disguised himself as an elderly white male on a flight to Canada wants to ban media from the hearings.
Chatham lawyer brings big city experience
Chatham-Kent native Daniel J. Whittal has joined Mayes Law Firm Professional Corp. as an associate lawyer. Whittal earned his B.A. from The University of Western Ontario, his law degree from University of Windsor and his Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy.[...]
Lawyer for Graham James could seek bail for client
The lawyer for convicted sex offender Graham James is due in court in Winnipeg today -- possibly to seek bail for James.
Arnold line attorney receives threatening phone call
An attorney representing James Wyn
DJ Henry Family Attorney Seeks Access To Evidence In Police Shooting
Attorney Michael Sussman will be in a New York court on Monday, seeking access to surveillance video. In particular, he's looking to get hold of tapes from a bank, a bar and the first police cruiser to arrive on the scene last month when DJ Henry was shot by police.
Masked refugee claimant's lawyer wants media ban
The lawyer for a young Chinese refugee claimant who disguised himself as an elderly white male on a flight to Canada wants to ban media from the hearings.
Lawyer Snapshot: Lisa Meirow
Family: My wonderful husband, Jordan Meirow, my amazing parents Clint and Cathy Lancaster, and my younger but much taller brother, Blake Lancaster. Education: Stanton College Prep, 2005; B.A. in English Lit, Florida State University, 2007; J.D., Florida State College of Law, 2010.
Attorney: Motel making sure residents are safe
An Omaha attorney representing the owners of the American Inn said his clients are cooperating with city officials to make sure the residents of the motel are safe.
GOP To Ask U.S. Attorney For Election Investigation
State Republican chairman Chris Healy says he will ask for a formal investigation of the gubernatorial election by the U.S. Attorney's office and the new secretary of the state who will take office in January.
Lawyer wants extradition case tossed
OTTAWA - A lawyer for a sociology professor facing extradition to France wants the case halted.
Lawyer: James could seek bail Monday
The lawyer for convicted sex offender Graham James is due in court in Winnipeg today -- possibly to seek bail for James.
Barkus Attorney Asks for Change of Plea Hearing
KALISPELL – A state senator charged with driving a boat while drunk and crashing into the rocky shoreline of Flathead Lake is close to a plea agreement. Attorney Todd Glazier filed a request Wednesday asking that Sen. Greg Barkus' Nov. 29 trial be canceled and that a hearing be scheduled for him to change his plea.
Lawyer for Ottawa professor seeks to have extradition case tossed
OTTAWA - A lawyer for a sociology professor facing extradition to France wants the case halted. Arguments are underway today in an Ontario courtroom. Donald Bayne, counsel for Hassan Diab of Ottawa, has filed an abuse-of-process application in the case.
Lawyer: Elizabeth Smart's abductor is mentally ill
The man accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart in 2002 was influenced by an escalating mental illness and extreme religious beliefs that made him think he was doing what God wanted him to do, his lawyer told jurors Monday at the start of his federal trial.
Foreclosure Defense Goes Meta: Taking Out a Mortgage to Pay Your Lawyer
I'm not sure exactly where this falls on the list of bad ideas, but I think it would make the Sunday morning Top 40 countdown. The Consumer Law & Policy Blog puts the question succinctly: Would You Take Out A Mortgage To Pay The Lawyer Who Got You Out of Foreclosure? You are in foreclosure. You have no money to pay a lawyer to get you out of foreclosure and keep you in your house. So, you agree ...
Robert W. Johnson, former Anoka County Attorney, dies
Robert W. Johnson, former Anoka County Attorney and lifelong Anoka resident, died Saturday night. He was 93 years old.
Lawyer for Ottawa professor seeks to have terrorism extradition case tossed
The lawyer for a sociology professor facing extradition to France in a 30-year-old terrorist bombing case says the proceedings should be halted due to a spate of misrepresentations and lies.
Lawyer: Ex-Kenyan minister presented statement to ICC officials demonstrating his innocence
NAIROBI, Kenya - A lawyer for a former Kenyan Cabinet minister says his client has given his version of events of Kenya's 2007-08 postelection violence to the International Criminal Court.
Lawyer: Ex-Kenyan minister presented statement to ICC officials proving his innocence
NAIROBI, Kenya - A lawyer for a former Kenyan Cabinet minister says his client has proven his innocence after giving his account of the events of Kenya's 2007-08 postelection violence to the International Criminal Court.
Lawyer: Don't listen to NH home invasion defendant
The defense attorney for a teenager on trial for murder in the home invasion and machete attack on a New Hampshire mother and daughter has told jurors not to let the teen's own words convict him.
Attorney: Motel making sure residents are safe
An Omaha attorney representing the owners of the American Inn said his clients are cooperating with city officials to make sure the residents of the motel are safe.
Barkus Attorney Asks For Change Of Plea Hearing
A state senator charged with driving a boat while drunk and crashing into the rocky shoreline of Flathead Lake is close to a plea agreement. Attorney Todd Glazier filed a request Wednesday asking that Sen. Greg Barkus' Nov. 29 trial be canceled and that a hearing be scheduled for him to change his plea.
Trial of reputed mob boss delayed after lawyer's wife gives birth
The trial of reputed mob boss Michael "Big Mike" Sarno, scheduled to begin today, was postponed until Wednesday after the wife of a defense attorney gave birth late Sunday, officials said in U.S. District Court today. Sarno and four others are charged with numerous jewel thefts and the 2003 bombing of a rival Berwyn video poker machine business. Sarno's attorney also complained about a Sun-Times ...
Defense paints 'disturbing' picture of dysfunctional Mitchell family as trial resumes
An attorney for Brian David Mitchell said the defense has "virtually no disagreement as to what happened" with Elizabeth...
Conn. GOP seeks probe into Bridgeport voting
Connecticut Republicans are seeking both state and federal investigations into how the election was handled last week in the state's largest city.
Bar investigates attorney who offers clients second mortgage to pay lawyer fees
The Florida Bar has launched an investigation of a well-known Deerfield Beach foreclosure defense attorney over a New York Times report that he allows distressed homeowners to take out second mortgages in order to pay his fees.
Lawyer: Elizabeth Smart's abductor is mentally ill
SALT LAKE CITY -- A defense lawyer for the man accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart told Utah jurors today that he was influenced by an escalating mental illness and extreme religious beliefs.