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Attorney’s license suspended over mishandling of case
WILKES-BARRE – A city attorney who acknowledged he mishandled a bankruptcy case has had his law license suspended for one year and a day by the state Supreme Court.
Report of code violation in Chattanooga contracts false, attorney says
An attorney for Ray Marler, owner of three businesses that have contracts with Chattanooga, said Thursday that reports that the companies may be involved in city code violations are "false."
High court suspends attorney’s law license
The law license of a Springfield attorney has been suspended until further order of the state Supreme Court after he admitted to allegations he made sexual advances to clients.
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.
Lawyer makes emotional plea for bikies
A lawyer representing Finks motorcycle gang members and associates in Perth found guilty of contempt wants the judge to consider the men's families.
Lawyer gets 12 years in property fraud
Eric Levine, a former Brookline lawyer who federal prosecutors described as the leader of a large mortgage fraud ring, was sentenced to 12 years in prison yesterday. Levine, 58, was convicted in June of conspiring to commit fraud in the sale of 21 properties, most of them in and around Dorchester, through a scheme that involved the use of straw ...
Fernley attorney applies for judgeship
Fernley attorney and Lyon County Public Defender Ken Ward is among seven applicants for appointment to the vacancy that currently exists in the Family Court division of the Second Judicial District Court.
Lawyer for Bradley Manning, Army figure in WikiLeaks case, alleges prison mistreatment
The lawyer for alleged government secrets leaker Bradley Manning is accusing military authorities of using punitive measures against Manning at the Marine Corps jail in Quantico, Va.
Lawyer makes emotional plea for bikies
A lawyer representing Finks motorcycle gang members have urged the court to consider the men's families.
Attorney: Plea deal in works for Harvey
Prosecutors are working on a plea deal for the man charged in the death of Valerie Hamilton, a defense attorney said in Mecklenburg court Thursday.
New Attorney General, Jepsen, Digs Into His Office's Challenges (Web Exclusive)
State Attorney Gen. George Jepsen (D-Ridgefield) said he met last week with representatives of the state Department of Public Utility Control to address the “complex issue” of creating a regulatory environment that will further accelerate energy conservation.
Attorney slams ex-wrestler's testimony in North Brunswick deli slaying trial
NORTH BRUNSWICK — The hulking figure wearing a blue suit and sneakers entered the courtroom with a heavy sigh and shuffled slowly to the witness stand.
Lawyer: WikiLeaks private treated unfairly
QUANTICO, Va., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The lawyer for the U.S. Army private suspected of giving secret documents to the Web site WikiLeaks says authorities are using punitive measures against him.
Attorney Hired By Dobson To Fight City
In an effort to combat a lawsuit being threatened by the city of Mount Airy on Jan. 31 over an interlocal water agreement between the two municipalities, the Dobson Board of Commissioners agreed to hire an attorney during its meeting last night.
Lawyer: FBI Questioning Teen At Dulles
The homecoming for a Virginia teenager stuck in Kuwait for a month has hit an unexpected delay.
Lawyer: Military Mistreats Manning in Prison
Accused WikiLeaks Leaker, Bradley Manning, Forced into Cruel, Punitive Conditions in Brig, Lawyer States in Complaint
Lawyer for GI charged in WikiLeaks case files complaint alleging abuse by jailer
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The lawyer for a soldier suspected of passing classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks is alleging wrongdoing by a military jailer.
Lawyer for GI charged in WikiLeaks case files complaint alleging abuse by jailer
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The lawyer for a soldier suspected of passing classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks is alleging wrongdoing by a military jailer.
Attorney wrapping up first week in Fremont
Dale Shotkoski saw similarities when he compared Grand Island to Fremont.
Bonds' attorney seeks evidence barred
The refusal of a convicted steroids dealer to testify at Barry Bonds' perjury trial has already left the prosecution without key evidence, and the defense wants even more of it barred.
Sundance profile: From attorney to filmmaker
Sundance profile: From attorney to filmmaker By Vince Horiuchi The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Jan 21, 2011 12:46PM MDT To most people, Brooklyn filmmaker Andrew Rossi did things a little backward. He was a corporate attorney who decided to become a starving artist. Harvard Law grad Rossi, 37, was a corporate attorney before he realized it wasn’t what he wanted to do. Yearning to create, he ...
Port Authority and attorney cleared of federal violations
U.S. Attorney Beth Phillips announced today that federal agents have cleared the Port Authority and its attorney, William Session, of any federal violations related to redevelopment of the Richards-Gebaur site. “Neither the Kansas City Port Authority nor William Session are targets or subjects in any federal investigation,” Phillips said.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Sept. 6
Knox College will formally open the 2007-08 academic year with a convocation address by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan at 11 a.m., Thursday, September 6, in Harbach Theatre.
Texas Attorney Honored As Country’s Oldest Worker Dies At 102
A Texas attorney who was honored as the country’s oldest worker has died at 102.
ESCONDIDO: Attorney arrested for allegedly secretly filming tanning salon customers
ESCONDIDO - A North County attorney was arrested today for allegedly filming at least one teenage girl and six women in tanning salons without their knowledge, police said.
Defense attorney arrested on child porn charges
A North County defense attorney was arrested Friday morning on several charges, including possession of child pornography, Escondido police said. David Taylor Kaye, 43, of San Marcos was stopped on San Marcos Boulevard just after 8 a.m. and taken into custody without incident.
Mary Lee Bolin's attorney speaks out
Pampa, TX - A defense attorney for a mother who was found not-guilty in the death of her six week-old baby girl, is speaking out.
Clemens' attorney Hardin may have conflict in case
U.S. prosecutors, in a filing today in federal court in Washington, said Hardin and his Houston-based law firm previously did work on behalf of Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte.
Attorney Alleges Wrongdoing by Marine Jailer in WikiLeaks Case
The lawyer for a soldier suspected of passing classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks is alleging wrongdoing by a military jailer.
Attorney general warns senior citizens about scams
From the "mortgage rescue scam" to the fear-mongering "grandparent scam," Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan warned senior citizens at Knox College about swindlers' latest schemes.
Attorney arrested on suspicion of secretly filming women, teen girl at tanning parlor
A 43-year-old attorney in northern San Diego County was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession of child pornography and of secretly filming women and a teenage girl while they were at a tanning parlor in various states of undress, Escondido...
Lawyer arrested on peeping, child porn charges
ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- Police arrested a North County attorney Friday on charges involving child pornography and secretly filming women at an Escondido tanning salon.
KS Attorney General Names Chief Deputy
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's top deputy is a veteran state government employee who held the same job under one of Schmidt's predecessors. Schmidt is bringing John Campbell back as chief deputy attorney general.
North County attorney accused of sex crimes
A North County attorney was arrested Friday for allegedly filming at least one teenage girl and six women in tanning salons without their knowledge, police said.
UPDATE: Attorney Sentenced on Meth Charges
An attorney from Jackson County will spend time in prison after being caught by meth.
Comway To Run For Re-Election For State Attorney General
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, who was defeated last year by Rand Paul in the race to take the seat of now-retired U.S. Senator Jim Bunning, announced Friday that he will seek re-election for Attorney General in 2011. Conway said he has filed the necessary paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office. "I believe passionately in public service, and am very much looking forward to ...
Lawyer Asks: Why Is National Hot Rod Association Tax-Exempt?
Letter requests IRS to scrutinize drag racing outfit.
Nine State Attorney Generals File Legal Brief Supporting Health Care Law's Constitutionality
ABC News' Huma Khan reports: A coalition of nine state attorney generals today filed an amicus brief supporting the constitutionality of the new health care law. The announcement comes against the backdrop of multiple court challenges facing the new law,...
Iowa attorney general defends health-care law
DES MOINES - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Friday that he'll give his support to an appellate court brief defending the federal health-care law.
Lawyer Defends Ex-Abortion Regulator
The lawyer for a former Pennsylvania state employee in change of regulating abortion providers says his client did nothing wrong in the Dr. Kermit Gosnell case.
Prosecutors: Clemens lawyer has Pettitte conflict
WASHINGTON (AP) - Prosecutors want to prevent baseball star Roger Clemens' lawyer from cross-examining his former teammate Andy Pettitte over claims that Clemens lied about using performance-enhancing drugs.
Oklahoma attorney general files lawsuit challenging health care law
Attorney General Scott Pruitt made a campaign promise to challenge the new federal health care law in court.
2 n d Man Leaving Waterbury State's Attorney's Office
An inspector for the state's attorney in Waterbury has became the second veteran employee to resign in a week from an office that has become a subject of a long-running federal corruption investigation.
Longtime city attorney parts ways with New Port Richey
By Drew Harwell, Times Staff Writer Friday, January 21, 2011 NEW PORT RICHEY — What exactly happened between officials to send the city's longtime attorney packing? Some say tensions may have flared — because of the emus. City Attorney Thomas Morrison's move to resign this week after 16 years shocked City Council members, who defended Morrison's expertise and history with the city while worrying ...
Attorney General Miller puts supports behind health care law
DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Friday that he’ll give his support to an appellate court brief in support of the federal health-care law. Eight other attorneys general had signed onto the brief when Miller made his announcement via a conference call with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger and California Attorney General [...]
Lawyer: I seized chance to take cash
FORMER lawyer Tan Cheng Yew on Friday said he 'seized the opportunity' when he became trustee of $1.5 million to obtain credit facility from a bank. The man who is being tried on six charges of fraud and criminal breach of trust involving about $5.7 million, however, denied that he engineered himself to become trustee.
Lawyer vows all-out fight against terror suspect's deportation order
Saying his client is innocent, Ottawa lawyer Matt Webber vowed Friday to fight a deportation order against Mohamed Harkat all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, if necessary.
Attorney with Fall River office represents Army private jailed in WikiLeaks case
An attorney with law offices on North Main Street gives the city a connection to one of the biggest ongoing international stories: the jailing of Pfc. Bradley Manning on suspicion of leaking U.S. military documents to the website WikiLeaks. David Coombs, who is based in Fall River but travels often for work, is Manning’s attorney.
Attorney general wants pill mill' crackdown
A commitment by new state Attorney General Pam Bondi to focus on regulating pain clinics is welcome news to area law enforcement officials, who say they are swamped with illicit drug cases.