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Lawyer: Detective dishonest in murder case
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A lawyer says a former police detective instrumental in obtaining the rape-and-murder convictions of four ex-sailors in Virginia thinks they are not guilty.
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.
The next district attorney
By the time District Attorney Kamala Harris declared victory in the razor-close California attorney general race, two candidates had already filed to replace her.
Cops: Attorney, son arrested after drug bust
TARRYTOWN — An attorney, his son and another man were arrested Tuesday after police found $500 worth of heroin and used and unused hypodermic needles.
Attorney general's investigator reaches plea deal in crash
An investigator with the state Attorney General's Office will enter a program for first-time DUI offenders under a tentative plea deal reached Tuesday in connection with a crash that occurred in Murrysville.
Cuomo Leaves Unfinished Business for Next N.Y. Attorney General
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo , who’s moving to the governor’s mansion next month, is leaving behind an agenda of unfinished business for his successor, Eric Schneiderman , including a “major accounting fraud” lawsuit filed yesterday.
Cuomo Leaves Plate of Unfinished Business for Next N.Y. Attorney General
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo , who’s moving to the governor’s mansion next month, is leaving behind an agenda of unfinished business for his successor, Eric Schneiderman , including a “major accounting fraud” lawsuit filed yesterday.
An Attorney's Fall: From Billionaire To Inmate
Curtis Wilkie is the author of The Fall of the House of Zeus, in which he chronicles the life of Dickie Scruggs, a trial lawyer who made millions in lawsuits targeting the asbestos and tobacco industries -- and then wound up in prison for attempted bribery.
N.Y. Attorney General Cuomo sues Ernst & Young, alleging Lehman accounting fraud
The big accounting firm Ernst & Young helped Wall Street investment bank Lehman Brothers fraudulently conceal its deteriorating financial condition before its explosive collapse in September 2008, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo charged on Tuesday.
Fired Maricopa County attorney presses case
Lisa Aubuchon grills witnesses in firing hearing.
Apology coming from Oz govt in Haneef case, says lawyer
His lawyer said that the Oz govt had also agreed to issue a public apology reaffirming the doctor's innocence, a report in the ABC said.
Lawyer indicted on child porn charges
LAS CRUCES - A 72-year-old lawyer has been indicted on child pornography charges from more than two years ago.
Assange's Lawyer Calls Rape Case 'Flimsy'
Australian lawyer James D. Catlin shares insights on the Assange case, after acting for the WikiLeaks founder in London.
Mamaroneck weighs role of village attorney — again
MAMARONECK — The Board of Trustees is holding off on naming a permanent village attorney as it weighs returning the position from a consultant job to a village employee.
Lawyer claims new Kamunting structures hint more arrests
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 22 — A lawyer believes the construction of four new buildings at the Kamunting Detention Camp in northern Perak is proof the government intends to keep using the centre for detentions under the Internal Security Act (ISA). Bar Council Malaysia member Syamsuriatina Ishak said today she had first noticed the construction of the new ...
Amir's lawyer would have preferred independent tribunal
Spot-fixing controversy
Lawyer claims new Kamunting structures hint more arrests
By Melissa Chi, The Malaysian Insider A lawyer believes the construction of four new buildings at the Kamunting Detention Camp in northern Perak is proof the government intends to keep using the centre for detentions under the Internal Security Act (ISA). Bar Council Malaysia member Syamsuriatina Ishak said today she had first noticed the construction of the new buildings at the end of last year ...
Lawyer: Delco man who was engaged to girl, 14, misportrayed by media
Robert Nickson Jr., the 28-year-old Delaware County man who made national headlines in September by announcing on Facebook that he was engaged to a 14-year-old girl, has been misportrayed in the news media, his lawyer said yesterday.
Lawyer: Delco man who was engaged to girl, 14, misportrayed by media
Robert Nickson Jr., the 28-year-old Delaware County man who made national headlines in September by announcing on Facebook that he was engaged to a 14-year-old girl, has been misportrayed in the news media, his lawyer said yesterday.
Attorney Craig H. Blinderman Joins Hollywood Florida Personal Injury Law Firm of Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A.
Attorney Craig H. Blinderman brings extensive knowledge and experience in personal injury protection (PIP) litigation to the law firm of Rosenberg & Rosenberg in Hollywood, Florida. (PRWeb December 22, 2010) Read the full story at (link) 20
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.
Former Skakel lawyer faces sentencing over taxes
Celebrity attorney Michael Sherman is returning to court in Connecticut for sentencing after being convicted of failing to pay his taxes.
Cuomo Leaves Unfinished Business for Next N.Y. Attorney General
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who’s moving to the governor’s mansion next month, is leaving behind an agenda of unfinished business for his successor, Eric Schneiderman, including a “major accounting fraud” lawsuit filed yesterday.
Amir lawyer confident of fair hearing
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. (22/12/2010 10:01:37)
Lawyer wants woman's murder charges dropped
WORCESTER - The lawyer for a Raynham woman charged with murder in the February slaying of her sister-in-law asked a Superior Court judge yesterday to drop the case against his client.
Gallo's attorney asks for leniency in sentencing
The attorney for a former construction worker convicted of murder for killing rookie Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others in a drunken-driving crash is asking the judge for leniency at his sentencing hearing Wednesday.
Dr Aafia’s attorney dissatisfied with US justice system
LAHORE: The attorney of Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s family and executive director of the International Justice Network, Tina Monshipour Foster, has said that she is dissatisfied by the American justice system, especially after the court’s decision on Dr Aafia’s case.
Attorney calls client a terrorist
Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad is a terrorist, a man “turned into a weapon” in the Middle East, his attorney told a Pulaski County circuit judge Tuesday while openly questioning the 25-year-old man’s sanity.
Attorney general sues Bay Mills tribe
A tribe with plans to open a casino in Port Huron is facing a lawsuit from the state attorney general and is expected to be hit today with a federal lawsuit filed by other tribes.
Swedish lawyer rejects Assange 'conspiracy' claims
The Swedish lawyer representing two women who accuse Julian Assange of sexual assault has denied claims that there is a conspiracy against the Wikileaks editor ( ZDNet UK - Security )
Attorney to sponsor 3 Christmas makeovers
Yatooma's Foundation for the Kids, led by attorney Norman Yatooma, will surprise three families Thursday in Lake Orion, Pontiac and Detroit with an "Extreme Christmas Makeover."
Top lawyer takes seat in Lords
Britain's best-known divorce lawyer Fiona Shackleton has taken her seat in the House of Lords.
Polish lawyer questions authenticity of buried president's body
The lawyer involved in the investigation of the plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski questioned on Wednesday the authenticity of the body sent to Poland from Russia, Polish media reported.
An attorney for everyone
Jay Coward, newly hired to serve as Jackson County’s attorney, will receive $175 an hour, commissioners agreed in a unanimous vote this week. He’ll also serve the sheriff’s department when the sheriff and his deputies need legal advice.
Attorney Craig H. Blinderman Joins Hollywood Florida Personal Injury Law Firm of Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A.
Attorney Craig H. Blinderman brings extensive knowledge and experience in personal injury protection (PIP) litigation to the law firm of Rosenberg & Rosenberg in Hollywood, Florida.
Lawyer says client just a passenger during police shootout
The lawyer for a Salinas man released from jail without charges Monday after a Dec. 11 police shootout said Juan Anthony Ortiz was a passenger who requested a ride from a friend.
Lawyer wants woman's murder charges dropped
WORCESTER - The lawyer for a Raynham woman charged with murder in the February slaying of her sister-in-law asked a Superior Court judge yesterday to drop the case against his client.
Attorney Craig H. Blinderman Joins Hollywood Florida Personal Injury Law Firm of Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A.
Attorney Craig H. Blinderman brings extensive knowledge and experience in personal injury protection (PIP) litigation to the law firm of Rosenberg & Rosenberg in Hollywood, Florida.
Fired Maricopa County attorney presses case
Lisa Aubuchon grills witnesses in firing hearing.
Former Skakel lawyer, Michael Sherman, faces sentencing over taxes
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — An attorney who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial was sentenced Wednesday to one year and one day in federal prison for failing to pay almost $400,000 in income taxes. Michael “Mickey” Sherman, who has appeared frequently on national television shows as a legal...
AMT Problems For Attorney Fees Remain
With passage of the AMT Patch as part of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and
Lawyer seeks arrests over Jara murder
A Chilean government lawyer is seeking to arrest four retired army officers for the killing of folk singer Victor Jara during the 1973 coup. The Interior Ministry's Human Rights Programme submitted a formal request for their detention to Judge Juan Fuentes Belmar on Tuesday.
Arrested Nigeria militant in unknown location - lawyer
A lawyer acting for more than 60 militants arrested last month said on Wednesday the militant gang leader and two of his followers were removed from prison by the secret service last week.
Attorney for man convicted in traffic death of Angels pitcher Adenhart seeks leniency at sentencing
The attorney for a former construction worker convicted of murder for killing rookie Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others in a drunken-driving crash is asking the judge for leniency at his sentencing hearing Wednesday.
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.
Attorney General Awards $244,500 in County Law Enforcement Grants
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today the awarding of $244,500 in state County Law Enforcement Grants to sheriffs departments in seven northern Wisconsin counties.
Lawyer convicted in marijuana-growing operation
A Philadelphia lawyer is facing a mandatory 10-year prison sentence after being convicted of operating a sizable and sophisticated marijuana-growing operation in North Philadelphia.
Former Skakel lawyer heading to prison over taxes
Celebrity attorney Michael "Mickey" Sherman will spend one year and one day in federal prison for failing to pay his taxes.
Lindsay Lohan 'called 911' in rehab incident, lawyer says
Actress Lindsay Lohan called 911 to ask for police help during an "incident" at the Betty Ford Center, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Kennedy cousin lawyer heading to prison over taxes
An attorney who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial was sentenced Wednesday to one year and one day in federal prison for failing to pay about $420,000 in income taxes.