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Attorney charged with stealing from widow
SANTA ANA – A Newport Beach attorney was arrested Monday and charged with stealing $117,000 from a widow after representing her in a case regarding her late husband's life insurance policy. Redmond Peter McAneny, 55, was arrested shortly before...
Butt lawyer claims corruption is rife
Corruption "is rife in cricket", according to the lawyer who will represent former Pakistan captain Salman Butt at next month's International Cricket Council hearing.
Attorney General Denies 'Entrapment' Of Oregon Muslim Suspect
What's Your Reaction? WASHINGTON (RNS) Attorney General Eric Holder defended the FBI's recent undercover investigation of an Oregon Muslim terror suspect, saying Friday (Dec. 10) that critics who think it was "entrapment" are wrong.
Ex-judge likely to serve one day as DuPage state's attorney
Michael Galasso, retired Illinois Appellate Court judge and former DuPage County chief judge, was sworn in today as DuPage County state's attorney , but he probably will serve for one day. An interim state's attorney was needed to fill the vacancy created when longtime State's Attorney Joseph Birkett stepped down today and was sworn in as an Appellate Court judge. State law required that a ...
Anne Hatch, daughter of former Minnesota attorney general, dies of suicide at 27
The daughter of former Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch was found dead over the weekend in her Chicago condo, according to news reports and her family.
Former judge likely to serve one day as DuPage state's attorney
Michael Galasso steps in until Robert Berlin OK'd by County Board Michael Galasso, retired Illinois Appellate Court judge and former DuPage County chief judge, was sworn in Monday as DuPage County state's attorney, but he probably will serve for one day.
L.A. County judge rejects attorney general's effort to delay suit against Bell
Judge Ralph W. Dau says he was unimpressed with the argument from Jerry Brown's office that the criminal corruption case against current and former leaders could be damaged if the postponement wasn't granted. In another blow to the state's case against current and former Bell officials, a Superior Court judge on Monday rejected a motion that would have let the attorney general put a lawsuit on ...
BUTT'S LAWYER WON'T HOLD BACK
The lawyer representing former Pakistan captain Salman Butt at next month's International Cricket Council hearing has claimed the evidence he has of corruption in the game "will make your hair stand on end".
Probe of deer hunter’s death centers on Montco lawyer
An investigation into the Nov. 29 shooting death of a Bucks County deer hunter is centering on a Montgomery County lawyer who was cited for careless hunting in a previous shooting accident.
For Cuccinelli, defiance pays off
A Virginia attorney general is supposed to strike a defiant pose with the federal government.
Attorney charged with stealing $117,000 from widow
An Orange County attorney has been charged with stealing $117,000 from a widow after representing her in a case regarding her late husband's life insurance policy.
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.
Jan 26 hearing for lawyer's bid to get judgment against Raja Petra
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court will hear on Jan 26, lawyer Datuk Seri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah's application to get a judgment against Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin in his defamation suit against the Malaysia Today editor.
Attorney charged with stealing $117,000 from widow
(12-13) 22:02 PST Santa Ana, Calif. (AP) -- An Orange County attorney has been charged with stealing $117,000 from a widow after representing her in a case regarding her late husband's life insurance policy. The...
Attorney general to investigate trust fund controversy
HAMPTON — The state attorney general's office is investigating whether it was a conflict of interest for a member of the trustees of the trust fund who owns an investment firm to be the deciding vote for the panel to take over management of the...
Lawyer: Black farmers won't see money until 2012
WASHINGTON — It could be at least a year before black farmers get any payments from the $1.2 billion fund set up to settle decades of discrimination claims against federal agriculture officials.
Probe of deer hunter's death centers on Montco lawyer
An investigation into the Nov. 29 shooting death of a Bucks County deer hunter is centering on a Montgomery County lawyer who was cited for careless hunting in a previous shooting accident.
Probe of deer hunter's death centers on Montco lawyer
An investigation into the Nov. 29 shooting death of a Bucks County deer hunter is centering on a Montgomery County lawyer who was cited for careless hunting in a previous shooting accident.
WikiLeaks Shouldn’t Affect Assange Bail, Lawyer Says
Julian Assange’s bid for bail shouldn’t be influenced by the ongoing controversy over WikiLeaks’ posting of thousands of classified U.S. diplomatic communications, his lawyer said.
Muscatine lawyer picked to run Iowa DNR
Gov.-elect Terry Branstad’s nominee to run the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is an outdoorsman and lawyer whose firm has ties to companies regulated by the agency.
District Attorney files suit against Supervisors over staffing issues
Tuesday, December 14 th , 2010 Issue 50, Volume 14. RIVERSIDE - Lawyers for Riverside County's top prosecutor are expected to ask a judge tomorrow to compel the county to approve a dozen positions that were not authorized by the Board of Supervisors as part of the D.A.'s 2010-11 fiscal year budget.
BU player’s attorney removes himself
Derrick Rivera’s attorney has asked to be removed as counsel for the former Binghamton University basketball player who is charged with stealing another student’s debit card and making purchases.
Lawyer’s erotic tales of life in Moscow ‘based on colleagues’
A high-flying lawyer sacked after she wrote an erotic novel based her fiction on colleagues, a tribunal heard today.
Attorney: Daytona State reassigns Lochtes
Daytona State College officials and the attorney for head swim coach Steve Lochte said Lochte is no longer the coach and will be reassigned along with his daughter, the assistant swim coach. George Pappas, the Lochtes' attorney, said the college wants to reassign both Steve and...
Lawyer to be Vt.'s next Public Service chief
A Burlington lawyer is going to become Vermont's next commissioner of the Department of Public Service.
Assange lawyer says seeking to raise bail cash
A lawyer for WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange said on Tuesday it was impossible to say when he would be freed because his supporters were trying to raise 200000 pounds needed as a condition of his bail.
Iran contends lawyer linked to terrorist groups
Head of Iran's Human Rights Commission, Mohammad Javad Larijani says Nasrin Sotoudeh, detained Iranian lawyer is arrested on charges of "propaganda against Islam and the regime" and "contact with terrorist groups." -Zamaneh
Berlin takes over as DuPage State's Attorney
Robert Berlin was sworn in this morning as DuPage County State's Attorney following a 17-0 vote by the county board. Berlin replaces Joseph Birkett, state's attorney for the past 14 years, who was sworn in Monday as an appellate court justice. "I'm honored with the county board's confidence," he said. "I will continue to seek not only prosecurions, but to seek justice." The DuPage County board ...
Local attorney to seek Lehner seat in Ohio House
Attorney James L. Butler, Jr. is seeking appointment to the Ohio House seat that Rep. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, is expected to vacate if, as expected, she’s appointed to the Ohio Senate. Greg Gantt, Montgomery County Republican chairman, said he expects...
Video: Lawyer: Assange to Be Released on Bail
Mark Stephens, the lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, announced that Assange will be released on bail from London's Wandsworth prison.
Questions about a power of attorney for personal care
What is a power of attorney for personal care? A power of attorney for personal care is a written document in which you give another person (your "attorney") the authority to make decisions regarding your personal care (which includes health care, nutrition, shelter, clothing, hygiene or safety) in [...]
AG And US Attorney Unveil Internet Safety DVD
The United States Attorney for the District of Montana Michael W. Cotter and Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock announced today the unveiling of two DVDs aimed at providing training on internet safety designed for use by Montana Law Enforcement and other trained professionals in Montana communities.
Ohio lawyer requests teen's deportation be delayed
Ohio lawyer requests teen's deportation be delayed CINCINNATI (AP) -- A veteran immigration attorney has asked U.S. authorities to hold off on deporting a top high school student to Guatemala after police investigating a minor car accident discovered he wa
Lawyer to be Vermont's next Public Service chief
Closing the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, getting FairPoint Communications fully out of bankruptcy and deploying broadband Internet service around the state are among the items Elizabeth Miller will be tackling the state's new Public Service commissioner.
Kansas Attorney General-elect Derek Schmidt says he will closely scrutinize proposed federal environmental regulations
Attorney General-elect Derek Schmidt says his office will increase scrutiny of any proposed federal environmental regulations that may exceed federal authority.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Answers Questions on Health Care Ruling
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli answered questions at CBS 6 News in Richmond, Virginia Tuesday about Monday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson. Judge Hudson sided with the attorney general finding parts of President Obama's health care ruling unconstitutional.
Lawyer to be Vt.'s next utility regulation chief
Gov.-elect Peter Shumlin chose a Burlington lawyer as his chief utility regulator Tuesday and handed her a full slate of assignments to manage: the closing of the troubled Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, the emergence of FairPoint Communications from bankruptcy and the deployment of statewide broadband Internet service by 2013.
Attorney General-elect Schmidt eyes environmental litigation
TOPEKA (AP) — Attorney General-elect Derek Schmidt said his office will increase scrutiny of any proposed federal environmental regulations that may exceed federal authority.
Lawyer: Brunei prince 'betrayed' by his ex-lawyers
Brunei's Prince Jefri Bolkiah was exploited by two thieving British attorneys who took advantage of his trust and vulnerability as he faced the legal "fight of his life," one of his lawyers said Tuesday in summing up his side of a multimillion-dollar dispute.
Claims against Madoff's Austria 'soul mate' baseless: lawyer
Austrian private bank Medici and its founder Sonja Kohn are victims of disgraced US financier Bernard Madoff's fraud schemes and not accomplices, a lawyer said Tuesday, rejecting allegations against them.
Butt lawyer says corruption 'rife' in cricket
One of the lawyers assisting former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has said "corruption is rife in world cricket," adding he has evidence that "will make your hair stand on end".
Report: Pa. lawyer focus of fatal hunting probe
A suburban Philadelphia lawyer is suspected in the slaying of a hunter killed on the opening day of deer season.
Court: False Claims Act Lawyer Took Improper Tax Deductions
Judge also upholds accuracy-related penalties against Dean F. Pace.
Winn. Co. State's Attorney Appointed to Board of Governors
Today Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato announced that on December 8 he was appointed to the Board of Governors for the Office of the Illinois State's Attorney's Appellate Prosecutor.
Lincoln County deputy district attorney pleads guilty to official misconduct in sex case
Rand E. Overton, 58, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of probation.
New DuPage state's attorney pledges to 'seek justice'
Saying the DuPage state's attorney's office will continue to protect the public and defend the rights of victims, veteran prosecutor Robert Berlin Tuesday became the top law enforcement official in the county.
Attorney: Yo Gotti Not Guilty
The attorney for Yo Gotti says the Memphis rapper is not guilty of the aggravated riot charge stemming from a Thanksgiving weekend brawl outside Level Two night club that left several people injured, including an off-duty security guard.
Lawyer seeks judgment in suit against RPK
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Datuk Seri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah wants to get a judgment, based on point of law, in his defamation suit against Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK).
Lawyer says accused shooter needs psychiatric help
The lawyer for a 16-year-old boy accused of killing his best friend says his client needs psychiatric help.
Consumer Agency’s Warren Said To Hire Ohio Attorney General
Elizabeth Warren, the special White House adviser setting up the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, has selected Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to head the new agency’s enforcement arm, according to two people briefed on the appointment.