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Attorney General Mark Shurtleff finishes first week of chemo
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has had some trouble adjusting to his first week of chemotherapy
Ridgefield lawyer pleads guilty to N.Y. insider trading charges
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. Arthur Cutillo pleaded guilty today to two insider trading charges in federal court in...
Lawyer appeals to high court over child porn conviction linked to old photos of sister-in-law
WASHINGTON - In retrospect, Gary Peel's first mistake on the road to his conviction on child pornography charges was the affair he began in 1974 with his sister-in-law. She was 16 at the time.
New Baldwin District Attorney Takes Oath of Office
Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon says her new position will be a challenge, but she will not be defined by her office.
Wilmette attorney gets 5 years for fraud, tax evasion
A north suburban attorney has been sentenced in New York to five years in federal prison for his role in a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme involving tax shelters, some of the proceeds of which he used to buy sports memorabilia.
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.
Disbarred lawyer gets 5 to 15 years
A disgraced lawyer who said he "robbed Peter to pay Paul" and stole $2.13 million from unsuspecting clients in the process was sentenced Friday to 5 to 15 years in state prison. Kathleen Armer, a victim who spoke at the sentencing, said in January 2009 she gave Reidy $272,000, the proceeds from the sale of her house on State Street in Saratoga Springs. Armer said she was a single mother who ...
Lawyer: $1,000 for Marcos victims better than nothing
MANILA, Philippines - A share of $1,000 of the Marcos wealth is better than waiting for another decade, a lawyer representing the human rights victims of the late President Ferdinand Marcos said Friday.
U.S. Attorney Uses Movie to Fight Crime
U.S. Attorney William Hochul hosts a viewing of a documentary about homicides in Buffalo.
Lawyer charged with second drunken-driving offense
A local lawyer arrested on his second drunken-driving offense, was driving his car with an air bag deployed before he was stopped, police said.
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.
Police did not read accused all his rights, attorney says
HAMILTON — A second defense attorney for one of three Middletown residents charged in the beating death of a man last summer is questioning whether detectives properly advised a defendant of his rights.Phillip Platt, 25, is charged with murder and aggravated robbery in the death of 40-year-old Randy Manies.
Hackensack attorney appointed to court
Jae Y. Kim, a Hackensack attorney, was appointed as a Central Municipal Court judge Friday by Bergen County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan.
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.
State’s attorney quits as feds probe conduct
WATERBURY (AP) — Waterbury State’s Attorney John Connelly has resigned amid a federal investigation of his ties with a defense attorney.
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
Waterbury state’s attorney quits as feds probe conduct
WATERBURY (AP) — Waterbury State’s Attorney John Connelly has resigned amid a federal investigation of his ties with a defense attorney.
Attorney enters city judge race
Local attorney Samuel J. Beasley announced this week he will be a candidate for Muncie City Court judge in the May 3 Democratic primary.
Attorney general halts online cosmetics price-fixing scheme
LOS ANGELES – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris on Friday announced that her office had stopped Bioelements Inc., a cosmetics company operating in California, from engaging in a scheme in which it prohibited retailers from selling its products online at a discount.
Lawyer Lozano’s son believed abducted
The son of lawyer Oliver Lozano was believed to have been abducted early this week while the victim, along with his driver, was meeting with a prospective buyer of his van.
Lawyer Lozano’s son reported missing
The son of lawyer Oliver Lozano was believed to have been abducted early this week while the victim, along with his driver, was meeting with a prospective buyer of his van.
Lawyer Lozano's son reported missing
MANILA, PhilippinesThe son of lawyer Oliver Lozano was believed to have been abducted early this week while the victim, along with his driver, was meeting with a prospective buyer of his van. Police identified the victims as Emerson Lozano, 44, who was engaged in the buy-and-sell trade, and his driver Ernane Sensil, 34, of Signal Village, Taguig City. Sensil's charred body was recovered on ...
Celebrity’s Lawyer Seeks Justice from Past “Fear of AIDS” Trial Verdict
Lawyer for Rock Hudson’s Estate speaks out 25 years after Hudson’s death
Attorney-General: Plea bargaining to be implemented in 3 months
PUTRAJAYA: Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said the formal plea bargaining concept in criminal cases is expected to be implemented within three months.
Waterbury state’s attorney quits as feds probe conduct
WATERBURY (AP) — Waterbury State’s Attorney John Connelly has resigned amid a federal investigation of his ties with a defense attorney.
Attorney-General: Plea bargaining to be implemented in 3 months
PUTRAJAYA: Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said the formal plea bargaining concept in criminal cases is expected to be...
Attorney General seeks to represent consumers in Delmarva rate case
On Friday, the Delaware Attorney General's office filed a petition to represent Delaware consumers before the State Public Service Commission as it decides whether to approve an increase in Delmarva Power & Light's electric distribution rates in Delaware.
Lawyer Lozano’s son reported abducted
The son of lawyer Oliver Lozano was allegedly abducted early last week while the victim, along with his driver, was meeting with a prospective buyer of his van.
Lawyer betrays alleged spy recruiter
The lawyer for an Egyptian businessman, who is accused of recruiting spies for Israel, has abandoned his client, calling him a traitor.
Alameda city attorney wants new job plus old one
What do breezy, bayside Alameda and arid, landlocked Barstow have in common? Nothing. Except their city attorney. Alameda's city attorney, Teresa Highsmith, took a job as city attorney in Barstow on Dec. 20 without...
Attorney Sworn in as New Lincoln County Judge
A former North Platte attorney has been installed as a judge in Lincoln County.
City lawyer: Family of slain stripper near bankruptcy
Detroit - The family of slain exotic dancer Tamara "Strawberry" Greene is apparently on the verge of filing bankruptcy after a six-year legal fight against former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and the city, according to a damning accusation leveled today in federal court.
Durable power of attorney eases mountain of worry
Most 20-somethings don't think about estate planning. At least I didn't. Then last year I went on a trek in the foothills of the Himalayas, and my old opinion went off a cliff.
Lawyer Demands Release Of Accused Murderer Joran Van Der Sloot
Joran Van Der Sloot has been held in a Peruvian prison since last June without ever going before a judge, and now his lawyer is demanding the Dutch murder suspect be heard or released, RadarOnline.com has learned. PHOTOS: Joran Van Der Sloot Was Seen With Stephany Flores Just Hours Before Her Murder Van der Sloot was arrested on suspicion he murdered Peruvian student Stephany Flores just hours ...
Wrongful convictions focus of book by former attorney general
COLUMBUS — A law-and-order Republican prosecutor and attorney general might be the last person you would expect to write a nearly 300-page book on myths and misdeeds in the criminal justice system that send the wrong people to prison.But Jim Petro did exactly that.
Lawyer wants Kilpatrick in court over missing city computer
"God help me, we're going to get to the bottom of all this," said attorney Norman Yatooma.
Attorney general plans to review state's Bell lawsuit
Newly sworn-in Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris says her office will look into the lawsuit filed by her predecessor against eight current and former Bell city officials accused of misappropriating public funds. Newly elected state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris said Saturday that reviewing the civil case against current and former city officials of Bell was one of her priorities, but that she had yet to ...
Eagle County hit-run deal puts heat on district attorney
One month after district attorney Mark Hurlbert plea bargain in the case stirred public outrage, he says he simply did what he does dozens of other times a year: Look at the facts. Look at the people. Come to justice.
Tom Humphrey: Attorney general's fate in Legislature's hands
The idea of having Tennessee's attorney general elected by popular vote, rather than appointed by the Supreme Court, has been around for decades and has always flopped. But, as with several other proposals traditionally derailed by Democrats, that may change in this new year of absolute Republican rule.
Election lawyer congratulates new poll chief
MANILA, PhilippinesPoll lawyer Romulo Macalintal on Sunday congratulated newly appointed Commission on Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. saying he was 'best suited for the position at this time.' 'My family and I extend our heartfelt congratulations on his (Brillantes's) appointment and he will always be in our prayers for the success of his plans and programs for a better...
Stroudsburg attorney Williamson running for county judge
Stroudsburg attorney David Williamson is running for one of two Monroe County Common Pleas Court judge seats being created by the retirements of President Judge Ronald Vican and Judge Linda Miller.
Berg often portrayed himself as a lawyer
Frederick Darren Berg has repeatedly claimed to be a lawyer, seeking to impress or sway trade magazines, lenders, even a judge. When a Washington Utilities...
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.
Attorney's report on Region 1 resignations complete
FALLS VILLAGE — Six months ago, two top administrators left Housatonic Valley Regional High School for positions in the Torrington school system within days of each other.
City attorney could represent Adams coroner
Broomfield`s city attorney could provide legal services to the new Adams County coroner, who has a conflict of interest because she filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against her predecessor and former boss.
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.
Lawyer Calls Shen Yun 'Striking and unexpected'
New York Lawyer, on Shen Yun: 'The way [the dancers] moved together, they were perfectly coordinated.'
Lawyer says commissioner tried to intimidate his client
Montgomery county
Lawyer: Castor tried to intimidate client
An Upper Moreland lawyer claims that Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr. used his ties with the District Attorney's Office in an attempt to "bully" and "intimidate" him and his client, who was involved in a minor motor vehicle accident caused by Castor's teenage daughter.