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Attorney blames dead teen for crash that killed 3
The attorney for a Minnesota teen accused in a traffic crash that killed three classmates and critically injured another says one of
Lawyer: Mass. probation report incomplete
A lawyer for the suspended head of the Massachusetts Probation Department says an independent investigation into a patronage scandal at the agency never mentioned about 100 letters of support for the commissioner.
'P' pure as driven snow, unlike model, says lawyer
Her lawyer admitted she might not be "pure as the driven snow", but it turns out the P belonging to glamour model Erin Alberino was.
Accused bomb-maker's attorney wants court to delay burning of home
An attorney for accused bomb-maker George Jakubec is set to go to federal court Wednesday to seek a delay in the planned burning Thursday of Jakubec's home where authorities found massive amounts of explosive materials.
Lawyer seeks halt to burning of Calif. bomb home
The lawyer for a Southern California man charged with running a virtual bomb factory in his home wants a federal judge to halt Thursday's scheduled burning of the house amid fears important evidence will be destroyed.
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.
Perzel lawyer: Using state equipment for politics no crime
HARRISBURG - Former House Speaker John M. Perzel did use state equipment for political gain, but it wasn't a crime, defense attorney Brian J. McMonagle argued today in a pretrial hearing.
Defense attorney blames dead teen for fatal crash
The attorney for a teen accused in a traffic crash that killed three classmates and critically injured another, says one of the victims caused the accident, not the defendant.
Pa. attorney sentenced in fugitive developer case
A Pittsburgh-area real estate attorney has been sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison in a mortgage fraud scheme involving a developer who has fled to Brazil...
Iowa Attorney General reaches agreement with fundraisers
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Wednesday a Minnesota fundraising group that solicits donations for law enforcement-related associations has agreed to change its fundraising practices in Iowa under a formal settlement with his office.
Lawyer says N.J. human trafficking case involves culture norms not understood in America
William Perlman/The Star-LedgerThe bedroom at 169 South Clinton Street where some of the victims, who were smuggled and forced to work in hair salons, lived. ESSEX COUNTY —The lawyer for an African woman charged with smuggling young girls from Togo...
Attorney: Ohio slayings suspect off suicide watch
The only suspect in a kidnapping and triple-slaying in a rural Ohio community is off suicide watch and maintaining a positive attitude in jail, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney awarded for work on Billy Long prosecution
The Justice Department today recognized a local assistant U.S. attorney for his work prosecuting former Hamilton County sheriff Billy Long.
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.
Attorney: Convicted Idaho teen killer got bum rap
Hailey attorney Christopher Simms made the argument Tuesday in 5th District Court during a hearing to determine whether Sarah Johnson should get a new trial.
Lawyer: Brett Favre investigation in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's hands
The lawyer for the former Jets game hostess who allegedly received inappropriate phone messages and photos from Brett Favre says the NFL's investigation into the matter is complete.
Lawyer: Brett Favre investigation in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's hands
The lawyer for the former Jets game hostess who allegedly received inappropriate phone messages and photos from Brett Favre says the NFL's investigation into the matter is complete.
Sterger's lawyer: Completed Favre inquest sent to Goodell
The lawyer for the former New York Jets employee who allegedly received inappropriate phone messages and photos from Brett Favre says the NFL's investigation into the matter is complete.
Sterger lawyer: Favre investigation done
The lawyer for Jenn Sterger says the NFL's investigation into the matter with Brett Favre is complete.
Sterger lawyer says Favre investigation complete
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The lawyer for the former Jets game hostess who allegedly received inappropriate phone messages and photos from Brett Favre says the NFL's investigation into the matter is complete.
Surrey lawyer suspended for involvement in mortgage fraud
A Surrey lawyer has been suspended for being involved in a mortgage fraud scheme.
Warren Jeffs still searching for attorney in Texas
Warren Jeffs still searching for attorney in Texas TRIBUNE AND WIRE REPORTS The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Dec 8, 2010 02:45PM MDT Polygamous sect leader Warren S. Jeffs has yet to find an attorney to represent him in Texas, where he faces bigamy and sexual assault charges. Jeffs, 55, appeared in a Tom Green County courtroom for a pretrial hearing Wednesday morning in San Angelo, Texas. He was ...
Lawyer May Sue School After Girl Strip Searched
NAHUNTA, Ga. -- A Georgia lawyer said he may be suing the Brantley County School District over an alleged strip search of a 10-year-old girl. The lawyer said the search was done at Nahunta Elementary School in May after other students said the girl had stolen $5.
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 ...
Sterger lawyer: Favre probe complete
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The lawyer for the former Jets game hostess who allegedly received inappropriate phone messages and photos from Brett Favre says the NFL’s investigation into the matter is complete.Attorney Joseph Conway said Wednesday that he received a call from an NFL official who told him the case has been wrapped up and sent to Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league’s lawyers for ...
Attorney: Nothing wrong with Balto. Co. schools' AIM grading deal
Says Hairston acted within authority to sign away rights to software developed by staff Baltimore County School Superintendent Joe A. Hairston acted within his authority when he signed an agreement that allowed an assistant superintendent to gain financially from the sale of an online grading program created in part by school system employees, according to an attorney for the board of education.
Request denied for lawyer to help DuPage pick state's attorney
DuPage County Chief Judge Stephen Culliton dismissed a request today to appoint a special state's attorney to advise the county board on the selection of a new state's attorney to replace Joseph Birkett, who will be sworn in Monday as an appellate court judge. Robert Schillerstrom, former county board chairman, filed the request last week claiming that Birkett had a conflict of interest in ...
Lawyer: Safe-driving activist to admit DUI
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A Rhode Island man who became a safe-driving activist after his son was killed in a car crash will plead guilty to drunken driving, his attorney said.
NJ Attorney General's Office announces $67 million national settlement
TRENTON - The New Jersey Attorney General's Office announced Tuesday that Bank of America will pay $67 million under a multi-state settlement for its involvement in a nationwide scheme to rig bids and engage in other anti-competitive conduct that defrauded state agencies, municipalities, school districts and not-for-profit entities in their purchase of municipal bond derivatives. The multi-state ...
Attorney files appeal in LMSD redistricting case
An attorney representing the nine African-American students in the Lower Merion School District redistricting case filed an appeal Monday to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.
Attorney: Gary Collins Pays Fine; Jackson Case Resolved
The attorney for Gary Collins says the TV host and actor paid a fine in connection with accusations that he left the scene of a crash in Jackson.
Teresa Jacobs' pick for Orange County attorney withdraws name
The lawyer selected to become the next Orange County attorney withdrew his name Wednesday over concerns that continuing ties to his law firm would create too much of a political distraction.
Attorney Jeff Brooks becomes partner at Armstrong Teasdale
BROOKS ON BOARD: Attorney JeffBrooks, husband of Julie Buck Brooks(daughter of Jack Buck, sister of Joe and a TV andradio personality), has become a partner in the Armstrong Teasdalelaw firm's government relations practice.
Tulsa Mayor, City Council Divided Over City Attorney Position
It's another battle between Mayor Dewey Bartlett and the Tulsa City Council, this time not only over the current city attorney, but also over who gets to hire the city attorney. Tulsa City Council Chair Predicts Another Battle With Mayor
Attorney General: Fundraisers Not Being Truthful
During the season of giving, the Iowa Attorney General's office is cracking down on professional fundraisers who it says aren't being truthful with Iowans.
Assistant U.S. attorney in Utah receives DOJ award
SALT LAKE CITY — An assistant U.S. Attorney in Utah received an award from the Department of Justice for his work as a...
Attorney files appeal in LMSD redistricting case
An attorney representing the nine African-American students in the Lower Merion School District redistricting case filed an appeal Monday to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.
No special adviser on DuPage state's attorney
Judge sees no conflict in Birkett advising County Board DuPage County Chief Judge Stephen Culliton dismissed a request Wednesday to appoint a special state's attorney to advise the County Board on selecting a new state's attorney to replace Joseph Birkett.
Guantánamo Detainee Bill Attacked by Attorney General
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. opposes a House bill that would ban the transfer of Guantánamo prisoners to the United States.
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.
Possible Candidate for District Attorney Carries a Powerful Name: Feinstein
Katherine Feinstein, the daughter of Senator Dianne Feinstein, may be interested in appointment to the district attorney post in San Francisco.
Perth lawyer Rayney to deny murdering wife
Prominent Perth lawyer Lloyd Rayney intends to plead not guilty to the wilful murder of his wife in the Perth Magistrates Court, his lawyer says.
Lawyer: Falsely accused Cop Getting Hate Mail
A lawyer for a police officer falsely accused of shootings along the Illinois-Indiana state border says his client's been receiving hate mail.
Lawyer to plead not guilty to wife's murder
A Perth court has been told prominent barrister Lloyd Rayney will be pleading not guilty to a charge of murdering his wife.
Lawyer wants Kerrigan charge spelled out
WOBURN — A lawyer for Mark Kerrigan, the brother of champion figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, wants prosecutors to give a more detailed explanation of the manslaughter charge filed in the death of their father.
District Attorney’s Office receives federal award
The Clayton County District Attorney’s Office received an award from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Atlanta Field Division, for its role in the takedown of an alleged, major Mexican drug cartel.
Sterger lawyer: NFL's Favre investigation complete
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The NFL has wrapped up its investigation into allegations that Brett Favre sent inappropriate phone messages and photos to a New York Jets game hostess two years ago, the woman's attorney said Wednesday.
Attorney: Client fled altercation
The attorney for Rahshad Perry, one of six teens accused of randomly attacking Matthew Chew two months ago, said his client was out with his cousin, Tyree Bundy, that night, when things "got ugly."
Aussie lawyer charged with killing wife
PERTH, Australia, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A prominent lawyer in Western Australia was charged Wednesday with killing his wife in 2007.
Attorney General Paula Dow accused of conspiring to dismiss criminal charges against Sheriff Deborah Trout
Hunterdon County Justice Center A former Hunterdon County assistant prosecutor claims that state Attorney General Paula Dow and others in the Christie administration conspired to dismiss criminal charges against Sheriff Deborah Trout and her associates. Bennett Barlyn makes the allegations...