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Lawyer: Rapper 'relieved' to admit '93 shooting
Rapper G. Dep is facing a murder charge after walking into a police station to confess to a long-cold case, but he isn't regretful — he's relieved, his lawyer says.
Attorney: St. Charles mother a victim, not a suspect
ST. CHARLES – The attorney of a St. Charles mother accused in the beating of her daughter questioned the charges Thursday, suggesting Cathleen A. Koch should be considered a victim in the attack, instead of a suspect.
Montco lawyer voids land sale amid hunting-death suit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia lawyer charged with fatally shooting a hunter has agreed to void five recent real-estate transfers to family members.
Gang member's deportation 'inhumane': lawyer
A Winnipeg human-rights lawyer says the federal government's decision to deport a young client with a violent criminal history is "inhumane."
Louisville lawyer rides streak of malpractice victories
He has successfully defended Kentucky doctors accused of operating too soon, too late, too aggressively and not aggressively enough. He's won cases for doctors who allegedly missed a heart murmur, a breast tumor, a torn rotator cuff and melanoma in an ear.
NOLA District Attorney Fights Intimidation
The Orleans Parish District Attorney is speaking out tonight about witness intimidation; as police try to locate a teenager on the city's Most Wanted List.
Lawyer advises foreclosed clients to break back into their homes
Michael Pines, who was baseball legend Lenny Dykstra's attorney, admits to breaking into homes at least half a dozen times, leaving clients to squat while he defends their legal right to possession. The Earls, all 11 of them, had been evicted from their Simi Valley home. Attorney Michael T. Pines pleaded with a Ventura County Superior Court judge to let the family back in.
Central African Republic: Bemba's Lawyer Says Several Militias Committed Atrocities
A defense lawyer in the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba today stated that there were several militia groups that committed atrocities in Bangui at the time the accused's troops were in the capital of the Central African Republican (CAR).
Attorney: St. Charles mother a victim, not a suspect
ST. CHARLES – The attorney of a St. Charles mother accused in the beating of her daughter questioned the charges Thursday, suggesting Cathleen A. Koch should be considered a victim in the attack instead of a suspect.
Cotati attorney becomes county's latest court commissioner
Cotati attorney Anthony Wheeldin will get a crash course in jurisprudence when he takes the bench as Sonoma County’s newest Superior Court commissioner.
Attorney's buildings set for demolition
OAK RIDGE - With votes Thursday by an Oak Ridge board, all 10 old apartment buildings on Hunter Circle owned by Knoxville attorney Joseph Levitt Jr. now have dates with a wrecking ball.
Fulton attorney hired as New Bloomfield judge
Fulton attorney Casey L. Clevenger was hired Thursday night as the new municipal court judge for the city of New Bloomfield.
Lawyer says her client's right to fair trial at risk
The lawyer for an Auckland mother facing 33 charges of abusing her nine-year-old daughter says media coverage which described the case as "torture" was prejudicial to her right to a fair trial.
Lawyer defends WLocks police sergeant’s actions after son’s fatal off-duty accident
The lawyer representing a Windsor Locks police sergeant accused of obstructing the investigation of a fatal car crash involving his son says the sergeant acted appropriately in the aftermath of the accident.
Lawyer charged with felony in embezzlement
A Howell attorney was arraigned Thursday on charges she embezzled money from a client. Christina T. Heikkinen has been charged with embezzlement by an agent or trustee under $20,000, a five-year felony, Michigan State Police at the Brighton Post said Thursday.
Attorney general warns to be on guard against identity theft as hacker pleads guilty
SACRAMENTO - A Citrus Heights computer hacker pleaded guilty to seven felony charges for breaking into hundreds of women's e-mail accounts, the sort of identity theft crime that Californians should take steps to protect themselves against, according to Attorney General Kamala D. Harris.
Attorney for assistant DA seeks to quash indictment as judge resigns case
Ted Steinke, attorney for Collin County Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis, filed a motion Tuesday to have Davis’ indictment quashed. Davis was indicted last week on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
Attorney comments on Davis’ indictment
First Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis was indicted Tuesday on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
AG Holder flies in for U.S. Attorney Walsh's oath
Colorado U.S. Attorney John Walsh told a packed courtroom Thursday that although prosecutors carry enormous power, they must temper it with justice and follow the rule of law.
Lambert won't run for attorney general
FRANKFORT — Former Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice Joseph Lambert said Thursday he was d
Attorney for Betty Ford worker upset with DA
RIVERSIDE — The attorney for a former Betty Ford Center worker who was involved in an alleged tussle with Lindsay Lohan lashed out Thursday at the Riverside County District Attorney's Office for sending an investigator to his client's home to question her.
Amir's lawyer confident his client would be exonerated
The lawyer of Pakistan's suspended Test bowler Muhammad Amir feels that his client has a good chance of being exonerated of spot-fixing charges when the International Cricket Council anti-corruption tribunal announces its verdict on February 5.
Attorney for Betty Ford worker upset with DA
RIVERSIDE — The attorney for a former Betty Ford Center worker who was involved in an alleged tussle with Lindsay Lohan lashed out Thursday at the Riverside County District Attorney's Office for sending an investigator to his client's home to question her.
NOLA District Attorney Fights Intimidation
The Orleans Parish District Attorney is speaking out tonight about witness intimidation; as police try to locate a teenager on the city's Most Wanted List.
Florida attorney general wants Corrine Brown's lawsuit tossed out
The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked a federal court to dismiss a case filed by Jacksonville's U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown that attempts to strike down a recently passed amendment to the Florida Constitution changing the way congressional districts are drawn. read more
Lawyer for abuse accused objects to media's use of 'torture'
The West Auckland parents accusing of abusing their nine-year-old girl have appeared in court today.Both parents, who have name suppression to protect the identity of their daughter, were at the Waitakere District Court this morning....
Lawyer says van der Sloot should be free pending trial
Joran van der Sloot's Peruvian lawyer says authorities there should formally interrogate his client...or set him free. The Dutchman has been imprisoned In Peru's Castro Castro prison for nine months on charges he killed 21 year old student Stephanie Flores.  Her body was found in van der Sloot's Lima hotel room.  He told Peruvian authorities he killed Flores when she found material relating to ...
Bali drug mule loses 'life' appeal
Lawyer for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the Bali nine ringleaders on death row, says he has little hope for his clients after Martin Stephens fails to overturn his life sentence.
Attorney gets 30 days in jail for contempt
FREMONT -- A Perrysburg attorney was sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court in a divorce proceeding.
Lawyer charged with felony in embezzlement
A Howell attorney was arraigned Thursday on charges she embezzled money from a client. Christina T. Heikkinen has been charged with embezzlement by an agent or trustee under $20,000, a five-year felony, Michigan State Police at the Brighton Post said Thursday.
Rape Suspect Grills Alleged Victim, Then Asks for Lawyer
Luis Munuzuri-Harris, the rape suspect who cross-examined the woman accusing him of rape, said he made a "tremendous error" in judgement by choosing to act as his own lawyer. Harris, who has repeatedly denied the help of a public defender, finally asked for the court to assign him a lawyer on Wednesday.
Lawyer jailed for child pornography after trying to blackmail ex-wife with nude pictures of her sister awaits appeal ...
A former lawyer who attempted to blackmail his ex-wife with nude pictures taken of her sister when she was just 16 will today hear if an appeal against his conviction has been granted.
Defense lawyer: Soldier in Wikileaks case is jailed under harsh conditions, should be freed
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The lawyer for a U.S. Army private suspected of passing classified documents to WikiLeaks says he is being held in harsh conditions and should be released.
WikiLeaks whistleblower Pfc. Manning held in harsh conditions, lawyer says.
The lawyer for a U.S. Army private suspected of passing thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks says the soldier is being held in harsh prison conditions and should be released.
Lawyer sentenced in mortgage fraud case
BALLSTON SPA -- A Wilton lawyer who prosecutors say was runninga "mini-Madoff" scheme to help bankroll a lavish lifestyle thatincluded a home on a Caribbean island was sentenced to up to 15years in state prison on Friday in Saratoga County Court.
Attorney argues for GI's release in Wikileaks case
The lawyer for a U.S. Army private suspected of passing classified documents to WikiLeaks says he is being held in harsh conditions and should be released.
Chicago lawyer gets 5 years in $6.5M tax fraud
A Chicago lawyer convicted last year of conspiracy to commit tax fraud and two counts of tax evasion in connection with the sale of tax shelters was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison, the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan said today.
Lawyer for GI in Wikileaks case seeks release - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The lawyer for an Army private suspected of passing thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks says the soldier is being held in harsh prison conditions and should be released.
Utah attorney finds great success despite lifelong disability
Steve Mikita has never taken a step in his life. He’s never felt the weight of his body on his feet, never experienced...
Lawyer for El Mirage teen accused in murder seeks delay
Thomas James Odom, 16, accused of bludgeoning his 15-year-old girlfriend to death in 2010.
Attorney for disadvantaged has fought for ‘fair chance’
WENATCHEE — Local attorney Ernest Radillo grew up as a witness to social injustice. In the fields of California’s San Joaquin Valley, he saw employers withhold wages, neglect injured workers and cut back on necessities such as water and toilets.
Lawyer: Watercraft homicide victim responsible for his own death
The defense lawyer for a man accused of watercraft homicide says the victim who drowned in a crash on Lake Tapps was responsible for his own death.
U.S. Attorney Asks Labor Department Not to Release UBB Hearings
U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin has asked the Department of Labor and Mine Safety and Health Administration not to release transcripts of public hearings about the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine.
Attorney argues for GI's release in Wikileaks case
An Army private suspected of passing hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks is jailed under harsh conditions and should be released, his lawyer said.
Lawyer for GI in Wikileaks case seeks release - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The lawyer for an Army private suspected of passing thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks says the soldier is being held in harsh prison conditions and should be released.
Attorney going to prison for stealing more than $2 million from clients
Patrick Reidy's attorney says the real estate lawyer is remorseful and wants to make restitution.
Attorney general halts cosmetics company's price-fixing
State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris' office announced Friday that it had halted a price-fixing scheme by a Colorado-based cosmetics company that sells various skin-care products in salons and online. Prosecutors claimed that Bioelements Inc. had prohibited online vendors from selling...
Attorney General: Burlco overcharged $450,000 in transportation billing scheme
TRENTON —Burlington County was overcharged some $450,000 by its former transportation contractor in a scheme that billed for trips never taken on senior and paratransit routes and under reported ridership on BurLink, the Attorney General announced today.
Fayette commonwealth's attorney's office asks for examination of Nunn
The Fayette commonwealth's attorney's office wants murder defendant Steve Nunn to be exami
NJ lawyer pleads guilty in NYC insider trade case
A lawyer has become the latest person to plead guilty to charges in what New York prosecutors have called history's biggest hedge fund insider trading case.