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Lawyer Pleads Guilty to 'Nice Guy' Ring
A former assistant Hennepin County prosecutor pled guilty to three felony counts of promoting prostitution.
Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Insurance Scam
Texas lawyer pleads guilty in Virginia to his role in $100M life insurance fraud scheme
Attorney General and CUB warn consumers about Nicor Gas's "ComfortGuard" service
The Citizens Utility Board and the Illinois Attorney General are warning Nicor Gas customers about a service they call "overpriced and rarely used." Nicor offers the so-called Gas Line ComfortGuard for the inspection and repair of potential gas leaks inside homes. CUB Executive Director David Kolata said more than than 400,000 people are enrolled in the program, which costs $4.95 a month, "but ...
Sheen’s lawyer: Actor didn't offer payoff
The saga of Charlie Sheen and adult film actress Capri Anderson continued to unfold on Tuesday.
I-Team: Attorney Involved in Alleged Suicide Pact Speaks
Attorney Nancy Quon is the focus of a corruption probe connected to local HOA's. Quon's name surfaced again days ago when her longtime boyfriend, a retired police officer, was arrested as part of a bizarre murder-suicide plot in which Quon was supposed to die.
Gesticulating lawyer could face repercussions for scuttling jury trial
Legal community reacts with disapproval and surprise that prosecutor sitting in gallery as a spectator could not control his emotions
Cleveland Attorney Charged With Bribing Official
A Cleveland attorney has been indicted on charges that accuse him of participating in a plot to bribe a county official with $1.1 million in cash and kickbacks.
Judge Land sanctions attorney $500 for filing frivolous suit against city
A local attorney who sued the city of Columbus on behalf of a terminated firefighter has been ordered to pay a $500 sanction for filing a frivolous lawsuit in federal court.
Attorney representing 5 Liberian-born children: January trial may be held to determine custody
FAIRVIEW — An Atlanta attorney who represents five Liberian-born children said a trial may be held in January to ultimately determine who is responsible for caring for them.
Lawyer given jail term for stealing from clients
William Trickett Smith was once a political power broker, but he looked frail Tuesday as he begged a Dauphin County judge for mercy.
Don't abuse Kombian - Lawyer
Lawyer for jail breaker and suspected murderer, Johnson Kombian is accusing the police of violating the human rights of his client.
Lawyer pleads guilty in insurance scam
A lawyer involved in what authorities say was a $100 million life insurance fraud scheme has pleaded guilty in federal court in Richmond.
Attorney General's office to defend state prosecutors
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced late Tuesday that he would act as legal counsel for a group of county prosecutors who have been named in a civil law suit filed through...
Covington city attorney moving on
Deborah Foshee, city attorney for Covington for the past five and a half years, will be leaving the city and the parish, to act as Jefferson Parish attorney in the administration of Jefferson Parish President John Young.
City attorney also mentor, teacher, mother
It was a regular morning for City Attorney Deborah Foshee as she was in attendance at a special Covington City Council meeting—one of the few left in her tenure as legal counsel for the city.
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.
Attorney general to 'zealously' defend prosecutors in forfeiture suit
State Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Tuesday he will "zealously" defend 78 county prosecutors against a lawsuit alleging the prosecutors are holding on to seized assets meant for a state school fund.
Andal lawyer says he will not cross examine victims' kin
The lawyer of Maguindanao massacre prime suspect Andal Ampatuan Jr. on Wednesday promised the court that he would go easy on the relatives of the 57 people his client allegedly ordered killed when they take on the witness stand.
Council, incoming city attorney wrangle over council's attorney
A recent action by soon-to-be interim City Attorney David Pauling regarding City Council Attorney Drew Rees has drawn harsh criticism from Council Chairman Rick Westcott.
Covington city attorney moving on
Deborah Foshee, city attorney for Covington for the past five and a half years, will be leaving the city and the parish, to act as Jefferson Parish attorney in the administration of Jefferson Parish President John Young.
Defense lawyer in Ruiz trial fined for question
SPOKANE -- A defense lawyer was fined $100 Tuesday for asking a witness about evidence that the judg
Attorney General’s Consumer Protection staff to visit Emmett
Consumer specialists from Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's office will be in Emmett to talk about current scams and strategies for avoiding fraud. Wasden encourages the public to attend the luncheon session at Gem County Seniors, Inc., 719 S. Johns Ave. at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Lawyer says Malaysian driver shot 4 times from behind is victim of 'trigger-happy' police
Two plainclothes policemen didn't identify themselves before shooting a Malaysian driver four times from behind when he refused to stop and tried to drive away, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Murderers of British soccer fans captured
A lawyer says two Turkish men, convicted in absentia of stabbing two English soccer fans to death in April 2000, have been captured. Serdar Mermut says Wednesday police captured Suleyman Gokhan Guven this week and Ali Baydar in October after an appeals court in September upheld their conviction along with three other suspects for killing Christopher Loftus and Kevin Speight.
County attorney prepares for role
FOREST CITY - Before new Winnebago County Attorney Adam Sauer can take office, he has to have an office.
Attorney challenges Duke arrest on church-state grounds
DURHAM (AP) — An attorney is challenging an alcohol-related traffic arrest by saying Duke University's Police Department should not make arrests because of the separation of church and state. read more
Greene family lawyer asks for sanctions against city for 'half-baked' responses
Detroit— The city of Detroit should pay a "substantial" sanction for failing to turn over documents requested by lawyers representing the family of slain exotic dancer Tamara "Strawberry" Greene, according to a new federal court filing.
Indiana attorney general will defend prosecutors in suit
State Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Tuesday he will "zealously" defend 78 county prosecutors against a lawsuit alleging the prosecutors are holding on to seized assets meant for a state school fund.
Attorney: Landowners must know their rights
By Kate HesslingTribune Staff Writer UPPER THUMB — People must know their rights to just compensation when negotiating with ITCTransmission, stresses one Michigan eminent domain attorney.
Caro attorney set to represent Welshans
By STACY LANGLEYTribune Staff Writer HURON COUNTY — A Caro attorney has been court appointed to represent a Winsor Township man facing allegations of indecent exposure.
Lawyer: Did boats carry strippers to Manoogian party?
A lawyer representing the family of Tamara Greene wants the city to turn over records that could prove whether city boats were used to ship strippers and guests to a rumored Manoogian Mansion party.
Attorney: Betts murder was a hate crime
The attorney for the family of the middle school principal found murdered in his home in April is pushing for the death to be investigated as a hate crime, WTOP has learned.
Lawyer gives away turkeys Saturday
Samantha Pate left the house at 6 a.m. to get to the VFW in time for the Turkey Giveaway, courtesy of the Law Office of Thomas J. Henry. Even at that time, two hours before the start of the event, 15 people were already in line to receive one of 1,000 turkeys to be given away on Saturday.
Lawyer to pay nearly $30,000 for professional misconduct
A Winnipeg lawyer was ordered Tuesday to pay almost $30,000 in penalties by the Law Society of Manitoba. Paul Lasko, 60, pleaded guilty to three counts of professional misconduct Tuesday afternoon at a discipline committee hearing of the law society for abusing client trust accounts.
Maine court denies petition from disbarred lawyer
A former lawyer who took on high-profile cases before being disbarred has had his request denied to practice law again in Maine.
Attorney General encourages parents to check recall lists before shopping for the holidays
Attorney General Bill McCollum has issued a consumer advisory urging parents to check toy recall lists before shopping for their children's holiday presents. According to the U.S.
Holocaust denier hires lawyer with neo-Nazi links
A Catholic bishop convicted of Holocaust denial in Germany has hired a lawyer with neo-Nazi links to handle his appeal, the lawyer told CNN Wednesday.
Attorney asks court to free Demjanjuk
John Demjanjuk's attorney has asked a Munich court to free his client for the duration of his trial.
Bail act changes stymied as Attorney-General concedes lack of support
THE Attorney-General, John Hatzistergos, has shelved planned changes to the state's Bail Act after it was clear crossbenchers would not back the government, ensuring the act will remain untouched before the election.
Lawyer to file Emanuel residency challenge
An attorney is expected to file a legal challenge Wednesday to mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel's status as a city resident.
Attorney General begins investigation into DiPaolo campaign funds
Shortly following that Middlesex County Sheriff James DiPaola would be retiring, the Attorney General’s office has begin an investigation into allegations of improper use of campaign funds. On Monday, the Attorney General’s Office received a referral from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office regarding the use of campaign funds. The referral alleges that DiPaola had used a portion of his ...
Attorney defends ADA letters to local businesses
TRUCKEE/LAKE TAHOE — A Carmichael, Calif., attorney who has inundated small businesses in South Lake Tahoe and Truckee with letters requesting they bring buildings in line with access laws for the disabled defended the practice Tuesday.
Attorney Challenges Duke University Police Arrest
An attorney is challenging an alcohol-related traffic arrest, saying Duke University's Police Department should not make arrests because of the separation of church and state.
Attorney General investigating DiPaola campaign funds
The Attorney General’s office has begin an investigation into allegations of improper use of campaign funds by Middlesex County Sheriff James DiPaola, who announced his resignation on Monday, Nov. 22.
Attorney General Should Suspend Crown For 'Making Faces' In Court: Critics
A mother accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter will have to go to trial for a third time.
Cooley Concedes Attorney General Race
Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley conceded in the race for state attorney general, as updated vote tallies continued to widen San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris' lead.
Attorney General should suspend Crown for 'making faces' in court: critics
TORONTO - Ontario's attorney general is being urged to suspend a Crown attorney whose distracting behaviour may have scuttled the second prosecution of a mother accused of killing her toddler.
Cooley concedes California attorney general race
(11-24) 10:52 PST Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- Republican Steve Cooley conceded the California attorney general's race to Democrat Kamala Harris on Wednesday, giving Democrats a sweep of all statewide offices and ushering...
Attorney General begins investigation into DiPaolo campaign funds
Shortly following that Middlesex County Sheriff James DiPaola would be retiring, the Attorney General’s office has begin an investigation into allegations of improper use of campaign funds. On Monday, the Attorney General’s Office received a referral from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office regarding the use of campaign funds. The referral alleges that DiPaola had used a portion of his ...
Kamala Harris wins attorney general race
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris will be California's next attorney general, after her Republican opponent conceded today - a full three weeks after the Nov. 2 election. Los Angeles District Attorney Steve...