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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.
Nevada attorney general warns mystery shopper offer a scam
The Nevada Attorney General's Office is warning residents about a "mystery shopper" scam that offers employment and funds for shopping via a cashier's check or wire.
Attorney: Releasing grand jury transcript would not harm Garridos' right to fair trial
The lawyer for the Reno Gazette-Journal and five other media groups seeking to unseal documents in the Jaycee Dugard case challenged a prosecutor’s claim that releasing the grand jury transcript could hurt Phillip and Nancy Garrido’s right to a fair trial.
Independent autopsy may be sought in toddlers' deaths
The attorney for an Allen Park father charged with murder in the deaths of his toddlers said Monday that he may seek an independent autopsy because of a possible discrepancy over what caused the children's deaths.
Bernard Kilpatrick gets a court attorney in FBI probe
Several years after the FBI and Internal Revenue Service began investigating corruption in Detroit's city hall, no charges have been brought against the father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Prosecutor Eric Smith could face charges over phone tirade
The Macomb County Republican Party is preparing a complaint for the state Attorney General's Office, with audio recording, of a profane and allegedly threatening message left Saturday by Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith to County Commission candidate James Perna.
City attorney: Records were provided in time
The City of Sheboygans finance director did not willfully seek to obstruct an accountant from obtaining public records related to the Fire Departments operation of the citys ambulance service, according to an opinion released by City Attorney Steve McLean.
Ashley 'tortured': lawyer
The lawyer representing the family of Ashley Smith argued Monday that an upcoming inquest into the young woman's death in an Ontario prison in 2007 will be incomplete if it does not look at her incarcerations in other provinces.
Sosilawati's family sues lawyer, farm hands for RM60m
SHAH ALAM: The family of Sosilawati Lawiya today filed a summons against N Pathmanabhan and five of his farm workers allegedly involved in the death of the cosmetics queen, claiming compensation of RM60 million. Her six children – Erni Dekritawati Yuliana Buhari, Erwan Suwari Rizuwan Buhari, Md Erwan Nasri Buhari, Erni Erinawati Sofia Buhari, Erni Rineelawati Buhari and Siti Nur Fatimah Buhari ...
Gaudiosi gets new attorney
The day of reckoning seems to be inching closer for James Gaudiosi, the Hudson man found guilty in March of robbing the Star Market in Hudson. Since his trial for the July 2009 crime, Gaudiosi’s case has stalled, with a third attorney recently assigned to represent the 45-year-old.
Winters' attorney files for new sentencing
The North Platte Telegraph On Aug. 16, 21-year-old Ryan Winters was sentenced to spend the next 5-10 years in prison after being convicted for attempted sexual assault of a child. On Monday, his attorney, Stephen Potter called the sentencing excessive.
High court hears arguments for public disclosure of woman’s mental state
An attorney for a Carver woman who strangled her young son wants the state high court to ban the public from learning what she revealed to doctors treating her for mental illness.
2 want to become NM's attorney general
Associated Press - November 2, 2010 6:15 AM ET ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Voters were deciding Tuesday whether to keep Democratic incumbent Gary King as New Mexico's attorney general or replace...
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Attorney General warns of online voting scam
There are many things New Hampshire citizens can do online, but Attorney General Michael Delaney said voting is not one of them. Delaney released a statement on Saturday to make it clear that no votes cast in promoted online websites would be counted. He said some voters have received phone calls about how to vote early on the Internet, but they are a scam. The early voting promise is form of ...
Dem Kilmartin wins race for RI attorney general
Peter Kilmartin, a retired police captain and state lawmaker, was elected Rhode Island's next attorney general on Tuesday, defeating a former prosecutor and three other opponents.
Federal court considers new trial for Skilling
HOUSTON — Jeffrey Skilling, the former Enron Corp. chief executive convicted of leading a fraud that destroyed the world’s largest energy trader, is seeking a new trial.
New Ace Attorney Game Coming to Japan in February
Capcom announced today that the sequel to Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth is coming to Japan on February 3, 2011. The suggested retail price is 5,040 yen (approx. $62.50 USD). Of course, that price is only a starting point for a plethora of special editions that Capcom is planning to release. According to the official site , there will be a "Collector's Package" (6,090 yen/$75.52 ...
Attorney General's Office Investigating Suspicious Death
Authorities in Gilford are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death.
Close race for attorney general
In the race for state attorney general, both candidates are in a dead heat. The final Siena Research Institute poll heading into today's election has Republican Dan Donovan and his opponent Democratic Eric Schneiderman tied at 44 percent among likely voters.
Attorney: Releasing grand jury transcript would not harm Garridos' right to fair trial
The lawyer for the Reno Gazette-Journal and five other media groups seeking to unseal documents in the Jaycee Dugard case challenged a prosecutor’s claim that releasing the grand jury transcript could hurt Phillip and Nancy Garrido’s right to a fair trial.
Assistant US attorney to monitor election
The FBI also will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency throughout the country.
Prosecutor vs. Legislator For NY Attorney General
A Republican prosecutor promising to root out statehouse corruption is facing a Democratic state senator vowing to protect the interests of everyday New Yorkers in Tuesday's attorney general's race.
Bexar County district attorney hopefuls aim jabs at one another before election
SAN ANTONIO -- The attacks in the race for Bexar County district attorney flew right up to the eve of Election Day. Challenger Nicholas LaHood hosted a news conference at which he accused incombent Susan Reed of lying about her claims of having a 99 percent conviction rate. LaHood said the actual rate is much lower. Reed fought back, claiming LaHood's aim is to divert attention from a 1994 ...
Assistant U.S. attorney to monitor election in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY — The U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City has appointed one of its prosecutors to monitor Tuesday's elections and respond to claims of fraud. Assistant U.S. Attorney Linda Parker Marshall will be responsible for overseeing the handling of complaints of fraud and voting rights abuses in the western district of Missouri. The FBI also will have special agents available in each field ...
Shot-Lawyer Officer 'Inserted Song Titles' During Inquest
For surreal crime twists, this one ranks up there with Gazza turning up at the Raoul Moat standoff. A police marksman involved in the shooting of lawyer Mark Saunders is alleged to have 'deliberately inserted song titles' into his testimony at an inquest into the shooting. The marksman's testimony will now be examined by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. No details of the namechecked ...
Mo. AG offers advice for people facing foreclosure
Attorney General Chris Koster is providing new information on his website for Missouri residents facing foreclosure.
Unicredit, Attorney General's Office to face off in court this morning
The state Attorney General's Office will go to court this morning to ask an Erie County judge to shut down local debt collector Unicredit America, Inc.
Attorney disputes account of pot arrest near Lake Tahoe's West Shore
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The attorney for a man accused of illegally possessing more than 100 pounds of marijuana disputed Thursday law enforcement's account of the arrest.
Assistant U.S. attorney to monitor election in K.C.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City has appointed one of its prosecutors to monitor Tuesday's elections and respond to claims of fraud.
Nathan Named Gaming Lawyer of the Year
Attorney Richard L. Nathan has been named "Denver Best Lawyers Gaming Lawyer of the Year" for 2011 by The Best Lawyers in America(R).
'Hiccup Girl' attorney seeks to have her released
By Jamal Thalji and Curtis Krueger, Times Staff Writers Tuesday, November 2, 2010 LARGO — The attorney for "Hiccup Girl" Jennifer Mee is scheduled to ask a judge Tuesday to set bail in her first-degree murder case. It's rare, but not unheard of, for judges to release murder defendants on bail. Attorney John Trevena said some of Mee's relatives are expected to testify on her behalf at a 10 a.m ...
Vicksburg lawyer disbarred in diet drug case
VICKSBURG, MS (AP)  A Vicksburg lawyer has been disbarred from practicing law before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lawyer disbarred for 'nice guy' prostitution ring
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A former assistant Hennepin County attorney has been disbarred for running a prostitution ring.
2 want to become NM's attorney general
Voters were deciding Tuesday whether to keep Democratic incumbent Gary King as New Mexico's attorney general or replace him with Republican challenger Matt Chandler.
Attorney General Working On Keeping Election Fair
SPRINGFIELD, IL- Attorney General Lisa Madigan says 162 teams of assistant attorneys general and investigators will be working throughout the state Tuesday to monitor the election and keep election sites
Ace Attorney Investigations Uncovers A Sequel
Japan will be seeing a sequel to Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth February of 2011. The official site disclosed that the game will feature several special editions for those looking for the ultimate attorney experience. The Collector’s Edition will include a soundtrack and DVD with undisclosed contents. The Extended Edition swaps out the soundtrack and DVD for a figurine of Edgeworth ...
Police marksman who shot lawyer put song titles in evidence statement
A police marksman responsible for shooting a lawyer dead during an armed siege faced punishment today after it emerged that he peppered evidence about his actions with song ti
Facing criminal charge, Nancarrow withdraws from law practice
MARQUETTE - Attorney James Nancarrow has decided to withdraw from practicing law while he contends with felony embezzlement and professional misconduct charges and continues in-patient treatment at Marquette General Hospital.
Utah attorney general wants apology over fundraising allegation
A state senator told the FBI he thought Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff might be declining to prosecute companies in exchange for campaign money. Shurtleff wants an apology from that senator.
Lawyer says accused Seymour priest too ill to answer questions
NEW HAVEN — The Seymour priest accused in two civil lawsuits of sexually molesting young boys in the 1970s and 1980s is suffering from a medical condition that will prevent him from being deposed at this time, the priest’s attorney said in Superior Court Monday.
Miami Dade County DUI Lawyer Randy Goodis Has Seen the Penalties Escalate Every Year for DUI Defendants. November 2010 ...
Randy Goodis, Miami Dade County DUI lawyer feels that the penalties for DUI in Florida are tougher than ever. It seems every year they add a few more penalties and enhance the old ones. This year's penalties are the most severe to date. (PRWeb November 02, 2010) Read the full story at (link) Ra
Lawyer's killer sentenced to die
An Evanston man convicted of two killings will be executed for one of those slayings, a Butler County judge ordered this morning.
Jackson County grand jury indicts man in death of brother
Jackson County Attorney Robert O'Connor announced Monday that a grand jury has returned an indictment of first-degree murder against Tyron Louis Collins, 38, in the death of his brother on June 10.
SAP Willing to Pay Oracle $120M for Attorney's Fees
SAP would pay Oracle US$120 million for "past and future reasonable attorneys fees and costs" under the terms of a joint stipulation filed Monday in connection with the companies' ongoing intellectual-property lawsuit.
Biz Beat: Madison lawyer Rottier wins $20 million settlement
A case involving a 4-year-old Appleton girl seriously injured in a vehicle collison has ended with a $20 million settlement.
What to Do If You See Voter Fraud
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The U.S. attorney for South Carolina has a program in place to try and prevent voter fraud on election day.
US Attorney Office asks court to turn down appeal of Russia pilot
NEW YORK, November 2 (Itar-Tass) - The US Attorney’s Office has urged the court to reject the petition filed by lawyers of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko to close his case on the grounds that his arrest in Liberia was a kidnapping, and the pilot was subjected to cruel treatment and torture, Itar-Tass learnt from the case materials on Tuesday.
KC Elections To Be Monitored By Feds
The U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City has appointed one of its prosecutors to monitor Tuesday's elections and respond to claims of fraud.
Continued suspension not justified: Aamir's lawyer
Karachi, Nov 2 (PTI) Echoing his client's view, Muhammad Aamir's lawyer has claimed that he did not feel the evidence shown by ICC against the young Pakistani pacer justified his continued suspension from cricket.