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Dimora's lawyer resigns after missed pay
The lawyer for indicted Democratic Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora has stepped down after Dimora failed to pay him.
Cleveland: Jimmy Dimora's lawyer still not paid, quits case
CLEVELAND -- The lawyer representing County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora against corruption-related charges has been granted permission to quit the case because he has been paid only a fraction of what Dimora owes him.
Birkett Looks Back On 29 Years In State’s Attorney Office
After three decades as a prosecutor, DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett is about to be sworn in as an appellate justice. He talks about how the prosecutor's job has changed to become a force for law enforcement.
Incoming county attorney wants more money for deputy
County Attorney elect Ken DeCock asked the Johnson County Board of Commissioners to allow an increase in the salary for the deputy county attorney position at the commissioner’s regular meeting on Tuesday.
Alabama Man Accused of Killing 2 Kids to Plead Not Guilty
An attorney says a man charged in the slayings of his two young children who authorities say were buried in the woods will plead not guilty to murder charges.
Office of second Assange attorney denies US indictment imminent
ABC News reported Friday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s lawyer claimed he could soon face spying charges in the US, but the office of another of his lawyers told Fox News Channel, “That is not our position. We do not know where this report comes from." Both lawyers belong...
Brunswick attorney opens computer lab in Philippines
A Frederick County based attorney was lauded recently for establishing a computer laboratory for evening high school students in the Republic of the Philippines.
Attorney calls Midei's industry ties typical
Denounces fallout from Senate report on stent usage akin to 'witch hunt' against doctor He denounces fallout from Senate report on stent usage
Attorney quits indicted Cleveland official's defense
An attorney for a county commissioner facing bribery charges in Ohio has quit the high-profile case, saying he's not being paid.
Attorney requests psychiatric evaluation for Lincoln murder suspect
The attorney for William Pereira, accused of killing 19-year-oldAlissa Magoon, has requested a psychiatric evaluation to determinewhether he is competent to stand trial.
Assange's lawyer expects U.S. spy charges soon - report
A lawyer for Julian Assange the founder of the WikiLeaks website said on Friday she expects U.S. prosecutors will indict her client soon for espionage.
Connecticut attorney general demands Google's Street View data
Connecticut's attorney general has issued a legal demand to Google that it turn over data from unsecured wireless networks collected by its Street View cars, saying the information is necessary to determine whether the company broke state laws.
DuPage to seek interim state's attorney
The DuPage County State's Attorney's office on Monday morning will ask a judge to name an interim state's attorney - perhaps to serve for just one day. Joseph Birkett, who has been state's attorney since 1996, is stepping down Monday to become a state appellate court justice. He will be sworn in Monday morning in Elgin .  The state's attorney's office said today that it will petition Chief Judge ...
Attorney: NFL has wrapped up Favre investigation
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. | The NFL has wrapped up its investigation into allegations that Brett Favre sent inappropriate phone messages and photos to a Jets game hostess two years ago, the woman's attorney said Wednesday. Attorney Joseph Conway said Joe Hummel, the director of investigative services for the NFL's security ...
Attorney General's office says Pa. drug ring targeted animal clinics
The Attorney General's office says several people have been arrested for breaking into western Pennsylvania veterinary clinics and stealing drugs that were then sold at parties in Pittsburgh.
Car accident cited as attorney seeks dismissal of sex charges against teacher
The attorney for an Aptos teacher accused of having an intimate relationship with a 17-year-old student was in court Thursday seeking to have the case against her dismissed, saying injuries she suffered when she was struck by a cab in San Francisco left her unable to defend herself.
Jepsen names U.S. attorney as deputy AG
HARTFORD -- Attorney General-elect George C. Jepsen announced Friday that his top deputy will be Nora R. Dannehy , who as a deputy U.S. Attorney in 2004 cornered John G. Rowland , the disgraced former governor, on corruption charges that sent him to prison.
Attorney says affair was powerful evidence against Heidt
A jury found Craig Heidt guilty for the murders of his father and brother, a Savannah defense attorney explains why the jurors came to the conclusion they did, and why the case was so hard to defend.
Qld blundered on Watson - US lawyer
A lawyer for Honeymoon killer Gabe Watson says Australian police made key blunders during investigations.
Attorney: Brenny seeks financial settlement
Katie Brenny, who abruptly resigned this fall after only two months as women’s coach at Minnesota, is negotiating a financial payment with the university in lieu of filing a discrimination complaint, her attorney told Golfweek on Dec. 10.
Lawyer labels reaction 'witch hunt'
The lawyer for a Baltimore County doctor accused of performing dozens of unnecessary heart procedures is firing back after the "public frenzy" about his client.
Attorney Blea appointed to Superior Court
Attorney Dale J. Blea, 50, has been appointed by outgoing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to a judgeship on the Madera County Superior Court.
Australian flaws in Watson case: lawyer
A lawyer for Honeymoon killer Gabe Watson says Australian police made key blunders that now could help exonerate him on murder charges in Alabama.
Qld flaws key to Watson case: US lawyer
A lawyer for the so-called Honeymoon Killer Gabe Watson says Australian police made key blunders that now could help exonerate him on murder charges in Alabama.
Conn. federal prosecutor appointed deputy attorney general
HARTFORD — Attorney General-elect George Jepsen has tapped a high profile federal prosecutor to run the day-to-day operations of the state attorney general’s office and share duties with him as the public face of the office.
Lawyer Named To Douglas County Judge Post
Gov. Mark Parkinson on Friday appointed Barbara (Kay) Huff of Lawrence as a judge of Kansas’ Seventh Judicial District.
Assange indictment 'unconstitutional': lawyer
A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says any prosecution of the whistleblowing website in the United States for espionage would be unconstitutional.
Judge sanctions activist lawyer for ignoring court order
Those who have watched crusading lawyer Barry Silver have often questioned his tactics.
District Attorney Obtains Conviction of Serial Rapist
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office obtained the conviction of serial rapist Nolan Grimes, 48, early Friday afternoon. Following a four-day trial, the jury voted unanimously to convict the defendant of three counts of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, and two counts of sexual battery.
Veteran prosecutor to be named DuPage state's attorney
Robert Berlin, a veteran criminal prosecutor who has served in state's attorney offices in Cook, Kane and DuPage counties, will be nominated next week to replace outgoing DuPage State's Attorney Joseph Birkett, it was announced tonight. Berlin, the current chief of criminal prosecutions in DuPage County, will have his name placed before the County Board for its consideration on Tuesday by Board ...
Veteran prosecutor to replace DuPage State's Attorney
Robert Berlin, a veteran criminal prosecutor who has served in state's attorney offices in Cook, Kane and DuPage counties, will be nominated next week to replace outgoing DuPage State's Attorney Joseph Birkett, it was announced tonight.
Cronin's DuPage state's attorney choice: Bob Berlin
An experienced prosecutor who spent the last six years with the DuPage County state's attorney's office has been chosen to replace his boss. DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin on Friday night informed board members that Bob Berlin is his pick to replace outgoing State's Attorney Joseph Birkett.
Conn. federal prosecutor appointed deputy attorney general
HARTFORD — Attorney General-elect George Jepsen has tapped a high profile federal prosecutor to run the day-to-day operations of the state attorney general’s office and share duties with him as the public face of the office.
Jepsen names U.S. attorney as deputy AG
HARTFORD -- Attorney General-elect George C. Jepsen announced Friday that his top deputy will be Nora R. Dannehy , who as a deputy U.S. Attorney in 2004 cornered John G. Rowland , the disgraced former governor, on corruption charges.
Attorney general defends anti-terrorism stings
Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday strongly defended undercover sting tactics like those used last month to capture an Oregon man charged with trying to plant a fake bomb at a holiday festival.
Prosecutor to be nominated for DuPage state's attorney
Robert Berlin is current chief of criminal prosecutions Robert Berlin, a veteran prosecutor who has served in state's attorney offices in Cook, Kane and DuPage counties, will be nominated next week to replace departing DuPage State's Attorney Joseph Birkett, it was announced Friday night.
Assistant DuPage state's attorney nominated to lead office
Robert Berlin is current chief of criminal prosecutions Robert Berlin, a veteran prosecutor who has served in state's attorney offices in Cook, Kane and DuPage counties, will be nominated next week to replace departing DuPage State's Attorney Joseph Birkett, it was announced Friday night.
Attorney for Christian Speaker claims life without parole unconstitutional sentence for a minor
SANTA CRUZ - The defense attorney for a teen accused of killing a Watsonville store owner during an October robbery is challenging the District Attorney's pursuit of a sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole.
Attorney wants judge to reject plea bargain
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado - The attorney representing the victim in an Edwards hit-and-run accident is asking District Court Judge Frederick Gannett to reject the plea agreement made between the district attorney and defendant Martin Erzinger. Harold Haddon filed a brief with district court Friday citing cases that set precedent for such a ruling, arguing that the district courts in the cited cases ...
Attorney General Eric Holder defends legality of FBI stings against Muslim groups
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. struck back against criticism that the FBI has targeted Muslims in a series of undercover stings, telling a Muslim group Friday night that those who allege government entrapment "simply do not have their facts straight."
Attorney raised alarm over firm
Woman filed complaint about Dargon Embed multimedia (photos, galleries, audio, map):  Laywer Dan Dargon Goes Before The State Banking Department An attorney who worked for Dan Dargon and quit after three months over concerns about the law firm's loan modification practices filed a complaint about Dargon with the New Hampshire Attorney Discipline Office last December. A year later, no resolution ...
Conn. federal prosecutor appointed deputy attorney general
HARTFORD — Attorney General-elect George Jepsen has tapped a high profile federal prosecutor to run the day-to-day operations of the state attorney general’s office and share duties with him as the public face of the office.
Dannehy named deputy attorney general
HARTFORD — State Attorney General-elect George Jepsen has tapped a high-profile federal prosecutor to run the day-to-day operations of the attorney general’s office and share duties with him as the public face of the office.
Conn. federal prosecutor appointed deputy attorney general
HARTFORD — Attorney General-elect George Jepsen has tapped a high profile federal prosecutor to run the day-to-day operations of the state attorney general’s office and share duties with him as the public face of the office.
Attorney: Amount overestimated in Iona nun case
The nun who was Iona College's chief financial officer stole more than $850,000 from the school but not the $1.2 million federal prosecutors claimed following her arrest, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday.
New U.S. attorney to prosecute crime in Indian Country
RENO — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada has hired a new prosecutor in its Reno division to handle crimes committed on American Indian tribal lands located within the state.
Lawyer recalls John du Pont's 'grave condition'
For four decades, Taras M. Wochok had been both friend and attorney to John E. du Pont. He tended to his legal affairs, and was a regular visitor at the prison where the eccentric multimillionaire was serving his sentence for murder.
Panghali case based on circumstantial evidence, lawyer says
Defence lawyer Michael Tammen urged the judge presiding over the Mukhtiar Panghali murder trial not to let the assumption of his client's innocence be outweighed by the Crown's inference of his guilt.
Attorney for Christian Speaker claims life without parole unconstitutional sentence for a minor
SANTA CRUZ -- The defense attorney for a teen accused of killing a Watsonville store owner during an October robbery is challenging the District Attorney's pursuit of a sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole.
Conn. federal prosecutor appointed deputy attorney general
HARTFORD — Attorney General-elect George Jepsen has tapped a high profile federal prosecutor to run the day-to-day operations of the state attorney general’s office and share duties with him as the public face of the office.