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U.S. attorney’s office brings in three times its budget
While the media scrambled over Rod Blagojevich’s verdict in mid-August and some hay was made over the perceived cost of the former governor’s prosecution and retrial, a less-known case was concluding in the same courthouse. A Burr Ridge doctor accused of scamming millions of dollars from Medicare and other health-care programs was sentenced to five years in prison.Prosecutors later won a ...
District attorney steps down as president of Mission Kids
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman resigned from the center that helps physically and sexually abused children during the investigative process.
Police did not read accused all his rights, attorney says
HAMILTON — An attorney for one of three Middletown residents charged in connection with the beating death of a man last summer is questioning whether detectives violated Riccardo Renfro’s rights.During a hearing Monday in Butler County Common Pleas Court, defense attorney Melynda Cook said that during an Aug. 9 taped interview outside a police cruiser and in the Middletown police station ...
U.S. attorney’s office brings in three times its budget
While the media scrambled over Rod Blagojevich’s verdict in mid-August and some hay was made over the perceived cost of the former governor’s prosecution and retrial, a less-known case was concluding in the same courthouse. A Burr Ridge doctor accused of scamming millions of dollars from Medicare and other health-care programs was sentenced to five years in prison.Prosecutors later won a ...
Colorado attorney general settles $13.25 million suit with DirecTV
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Dec. 15 that his office has joined a $13.25 million multi-state settlement with DirecTV to settle allegations that the satellite television provider engaged in deceptive trade practices. Colorado will receive $185,000 under the multistate settlement.
Lawyer who admitted $48,882 theft suspended
Children's advocate may reapply as early as 2012 to restore license Muntean given credit for paying back money
Hub attorney faces fraud, money laundering charges
A Boston attorney was arraigned today on charges arising out of a mortgage fraud scheme involving properties in...
Colorado attorney general settles $13.25 million suit with DirecTV
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Dec. 15 that his office has joined a $13.25 million multi-state settlement with DirecTV to settle allegations that the satellite television provider engaged in deceptive trade practices. Colorado will receive $185,000 under the multistate settlement.
Lawyer charged with mortgage fraud
A lawyer who practices in Boston has been charged with multiple counts of wire fraud and money laundering in connection with an alleged mortgage fraud scheme in Braintree and Malden, the US attorney’s office said.
Exclusive: Attorney General's Blunt Warning on Terror Attacks
Attorney General Eric Holder has an urgent message for Americans: While he is confident that the United States will continue to thwart attacks, "the terrorists only have to be successful once."
Attorney general worries about home-grown terror
Attorney General Eric Holder says he's worried about terrorist attacks on the U.S. by Americans. And high on his list of concerns is the threat posed by anti-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen believed to be hiding in Yemen.
Belmont city attorney leaving for San Bruno
Belmont City Attorney Marc Zafferano could soon be heading up legal services for San Bruno if the City Council approves a three-year agreement tonight.
Amir's lawyer would have preferred independent tribunal
Shahid Karim, Mohammad Amir's lawyer, has said he would have preferred an independent tribunal to adjudicate on the charges against his client over the spot-fixing controversy
Palin lawyer to work for Arizona Rep. Gosar
Rep. Paul Gosar has hired Palin family lawyer Thomas Van Flein as his legislative director and deputy chief of staff.
Attorney general worries about home-grown terror
Attorney General Eric Holder says he's worried about terrorist attacks on the U.S. by Americans. And high on his list of concerns is the threat posed by anti-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a U...
Attorney: Drop elder abuse case
PITTSFIELD -- A Pittsfield lawyer representing a blood technician accused of assaulting a nursing home patient is seeking dismissal of the felony assault case.
Another lawyer named as ‘third force’ candidate
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 — The Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) tonight named lawyer Sreekant Pillay as its second independent candidate for the coming general elections. He joins fellow lawyer and civil rights activist Malik Imtiaz Sarwar who was named earlier on December 12. The announcement was made at the London-registered society’s first ...
AMIR LAWYER HAS FULL FAITH IN TRIBUNAL
The lawyer of teenage pace bowler Mohammad Amir insists he has faith in the ICC-appointed tribunal which will decide the fate of his client and two other players implicated in the Pakistan spot-fixing scandal.
Attorney General Rob McKenna sides with Tim Eyman
The board that sets the price of road and bridge tolls and ferry fares no longer has the authority to do so, Attorney General Rob McKenna 's office says, siding with Tim Eyman.
Accused Lakewood, NJ developer Eli Weinstein gets new lawyer in Ponzi scheme case
Accused Ponzi-schemer Eliyahu Weinstein has a new lawyer, this one supplied by the government.
Attorney General Eric Holder: Threat of Homegrown Terrorism "Keeps Me Up At Night"
U.S. Attorney General Warns of Increasing Threat of Homegrown Terrorists, Says Anwar Al Awlaki is a Danger "Up There" with Bin Laden
Attorney General Eric Holder: Threat of Homegrown Terrorism "Keeps Me Up At Night"
U.S. Attorney General Warns of Increasing Threat of Homegrown Terrorists, Says Anwar Al Awlaki is a Danger "Up There" with Bin Laden
MCLM names human rights lawyer as second election candidate
(The Star) - The Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) Tuesday named human rights lawyer Sreekant Pillai (above) as the second candidate from its movement to contest in the next general election. The son of the late veteran journalist of M.G.G. Pillai said he was chosen to be independent because "the current Government has nothing more it can offer to the people and the existing parties are ...
Attorney Who Defended Nun Reprimanded
A Wisconsin attorney who defended a nun convicted of sexually abusing two teenage boys has been reprimanded and fined for also initially representing one of the victims.
Attorney General Fears Growing Terror Threat By U.S. Citizens
Attorney General Eric Holder is saying he’s worried about terrorist attacks on the U.S.—by Americans.
Cuccinelli says he's just doing his job as attorney general
Critics of Virginia's Ken Cuccinelli accuse him of taking the role of attorney general to new levels of activism, but he says he's just doing his job.
Attorney General Holder worries about home-grown terror
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says he's worried about terrorist attacks on the U.S. by Americans. And high on his list of concerns is the threat posed by anti-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen believed to be hiding in Yemen. Holder says al-Awlaki has a familiarity...
Attorney Implicated in Embezzlement Agrees to Be Disbarred
ANewport Beach attorney charged with embezzling over $117,000 from a widow he represented in a trust matter has agreed to surrender his law license, State Bar prosecutors said yesterday.
New York Attorney General sues Ernst & Young
Accounting giant helped Lehman Brothers ‘deceive’ the public about investment bank’s liquidity for years before it collapsed, Cuomo suit claims.
San Diego Maritime Lawyer Files Seaman Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawsuit
A San Diego Maritime Lawyer from The Turley Law Firm, APLC, has filed a Jones Act lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court against Hornblower, Inc., and Hornblower Yachts, Inc., LLC. Â
Attorney General appeals in trans-gender marriage case
The Attorney General has filed an appeal from a court sentence which had granted Joanne Cassar the right to marry a man after her gender reassignment surgery.
Amir's lawyer has faith
The lawyer of teenage pace bowler Mohammad Amir insists he has faith in the ICC-appointed tribunal which will decide the fate of his client and two other players implicated in the Pakistan spot-fixing scandal.
U.S. targets Zimbabwe attorney general for sanctions
The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Tuesday against Zimbabwe's attorney general, Johannes Tomana, saying his actions undermined the country's democratic institutions.
Maine Attorney General: lethal force against Popkowski was justified
AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- The Attorney General says that officers who shot and killed James Popkowski outside Togus VA Hospital in July were justified. 
Cricket: Amir's lawyer has faith
The lawyer of teenage pace bowler Mohammad Amir insists he has faith in the ICC-appointed tribunal which will decide the fate of his client and two other players implicated in the Pakistan spot-fixing scandal.
Attorney General Reaches Settlement With Ferrellgas
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that he has reached an agreement with Ferrellgas over allegations that the liquid propane company violated the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by unilaterally modifying contracts with Arkansas consumers.
Troy city attorney situation undecided
Troy Mayor Don Banning was expected to announce his selection of a new city attorney at the monthly city council meeting last week.
Lawyer: George Ryan, ill wife will never see each other again
Lawyer: George Ryan, ill wife will never see each other again
Amir's lawyer has faith in tribunal
The lawyer of teenage pace bowler Mohammad Amir insists he has faith in the ICC-appointed tribunal.
Amir's lawyer has faith in tribunal
The lawyer of teenage pace bowler Mohammad Amir insists he has faith in the ICC-appointed tribunal.
Attorney General Mark Shurtleff remains positive about cancer prognosis
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff showed a wide range of emotions Monday during a news conference about his battle with cancer.
US imposes sanctions on Zimbabwe attorney general
The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe's attorney general -- a top Robert Mugabe ally -- for his alleged role in undermining the crisis-ridden African nation's democracy.
New York Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Ernst & Young
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed a lawsuit against accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP on charges that it helped Lehman Brothers Holding, Inc. hide financial shortcomings in its books and deceiving the public about the company's true financial health.
King & Spalding drawn into ex-Glaxo lawyer's defense
A former GlaxoSmithKline Plc lawyer indicted last month for obstructing a U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation into the company's marketing of antidepressant Wellbutrin was advised by major law firm King & Spalding, according to a document filed in court by her defense team.
Attorney General files suit against Bay Mills
The Michigan Attorney General filed a lawsuit today against the Bay Mills Indian Community to force a closure of its Vanderbilt casino.
Attorney search proves difficult
It hasn’t been easy to find an attorney to represent Frank Anthony Souza, the San Quentin inmate who on July 26 stabbed Novatan Edward Schaefer to death with a “bone crusher,” a weapon fashioned from prison bunk-bed metal.
Ex-Glaxo Lawyer Facing Charges Seeks King & Spalding Records, Filings Show
A former GlaxoSmithKline Plc lawyer charged with obstructing a regulatory review of the company wants prosecutors to disclose data on law firm King & Spalding LLP’s work for the drugmaker during the probe.
Chile lawyer seeks arrests in folk singer's death
A Chilean government lawyer is seeking to arrest four retired army officers for the killing of renowned folk singer Victor Jara during the 1973 coup.
NY Attorney General Cuomo sues Ernst & Young for assisting Lehman fraud
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the accounting firm Ernst & Young, accusing it of helping Lehman cover up its declining health in the years before its 2008 collapse.
State attorney general sends warning on crib bumpers
The Illinois attorney general's office is warning parents not to use crib bumper pads in nurseries because they pose suffocation and strangulation hazards for babies.