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Top SEC lawyer named in Madoff suit
NEW YORK -- The top lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit by the trustee who's trying to recover money for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
Make Sure Your Lawyer Knows How To Use Facebook
If you're going to trial and your lawyer doesn't have an iPad, you may want to seek different legal counsel. That's my takeaway from recent WSJ and Reuters articles on jury selection in the social media age.
SEC's Top Lawyer Becker Sued for Inheriting Madoff Ponzi Profits
David M. Becker , the departing chief lawyer at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, said he had no detailed knowledge of how his parents came to earn $1.5 million from an investment in Bernard Madoff ’s Ponzi scheme.
Attorney: Robert Rizzo Was Victimized
The diminutive, heavyset man was the mastermind of a scam, prosecutors say, that bilked one of Southern California's poorest cities out of more than $5.5 million, money with which he lined his pockets and those of a handful of cronies.
Madoff trustee sues SEC's top attorney
The top attorney at the SEC is being sued over allegations his family's estate wrongfully received over $1.5 million in phony profits from Bernard Madoff's massive fraud.
Lawyer identifies key elements of NZ Post-Yellow online brawl
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Madoff trustee sues SEC lawyer
The court-appointed trustee in the Bernard Madoff case has sued the outgoing top lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly profiting off the largest Ponzi scheme in history.
Make Sure Your Lawyer Knows How To Use Facebook
If you're going to trial and your lawyer doesn't have an iPad, you may want to seek different legal counsel. That's my takeaway from recent WSJ and Reuters articles on jury selection in the social media age.
Attorney: DM Developer To Plead Guilty
The attorney for a Des Moines developer said Wednesday that he has agreed to plead guilty to charges related to whether asbestos was removed illegally during a renovation project at the Equitable Building in downtown Des Moines.
Top SEC lawyer inherited $1.5 million in profits from Madoff Ponzi scheme
Ever since Bernie Madoff was jailed for his multibillion-dollar investment Ponzi scheme, critics have laid into the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) for failing to unearth any evidence of Madoff's Ponzi scheme. now suing Becker and his two brothers to get that money back. "The trustee's investigation has revealed that $1,544,494 of this amount was [... ]
Indiana deputy attorney general fired over Twitter posts
A deputy attorney general has lost his job after a report that he used his Twitter account to urge police to use live ammunition against Wisconsin protesters.
Attorney takes case of poisoned trees at Auburn
A Birmingham attorney plans to represent the man accused of poisoning the oak trees at Toomer's Corner on Auburn's campus after three predecessors withdrew.
Birmingham lawyer plans to represent man accused of poisoning Auburn oak trees
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A Birmingham lawyer plans to represent the man accused of poisoning the oak trees at Toomer's Corner on Auburn's campus after three predecessors withdrew.
Attorney: Stop using name and photo of Adu-Brempong
An attorney for UF student shot last year by a campus police officer has sent a cease-and-desist letter to protesters.
Mass. AG lauds Obama decision on gay marriage law
State Attorney General Martha Coakley praised the Obama administration's decision Wednesday to no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of gay marriage, calling it an "important victory" for same-sex couples.
'The Lincoln Lawyer' - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Gina DiFalco Artist:  Various Artists The Lincoln Lawyer soundtrack's tracklist is as follows: 01. "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City" - Bobby "Blue" Bland 02. "Lincoln Lawyer" - Marcus "Seige" White feat. Big Hollis 03. "Music" - Erick Sermon feat. Marvin Gaye 04. "Don't Sweat The Technique" - Erik B. & Rakim 05. "Nightcall" - Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx 06. "Bobblehead Girl" - Danny Chaimson ...
Attorney: Bad weather causes hearing holdup
BY DAVE BENJAMIN Staff Writer JACKSON — The attorney representing a development application that has been before the Planning Board since 2004 said a recent stretch of bad weather prevented professionals from visiting the subject property to gather specific information the board requested. read more
Paul Henderson will not run against George Gascon for district attorney
Paul Henderson, District Attorney George Gascón ’s chief of administration and possible competition for district attorney in November’s election, has decided not to run for the office and will instead head to the Mayor’s Office in a public safety policy leadership role. Henderson and Gascón confirmed the move Wednesday. “After very carefully weighing all of my options, I have reevaluated my ...
Attorney wants accused's ex-wife's testimony excluded
2/23/2011 By the Salina Journal The former wife of a Salina man accused of first-degree murder should not be compelled to testify at his trial, his attorney argued Wednesday.
Attorney General dismisses abuse of power complaint
City of Savannah Alderman Tony Thomas says he will now take the abuse of power complaint to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office.
Bisard attorney files new motion to move trial
The attorney for Officer David Bisard is renewing his fight to move the alleged drunk driving case out of Marion County.
Accused bomber's lawyer brings charter challenge in extradition case
The lawyer for accused synagogue bomber Hassan Diab plans a new legal challenge to throw out handwriting evidence that France says links the Ottawa university professor to a 1980 terrorist blast.
Defense lawyer Harry Robertson withdraws from Los Gatos murder-for-hire case
Ed Sousa steps in as court-appointed defense lawyer for convicted killer Paul Garcia
Lawyer: Allegations against counselor are 'crazy'
The attorney for a Naperville North High School counselor accused of sexual abuse against a 16-year-old student said today his client "vehemently denies" the charges and was "in total disbelief" when he learned about the allegations.
Defense lawyer Harry Robertson withdraws from Los Gatos murder-for-hire case
Ed Sousa steps in as court-appointed defense lawyer for convicted killer Paul Garcia
Retired Attorney Sentenced in Child Porn Case
The 71-year-old Santa Fe man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to five years in prison A 71-year-old retired attorney who lives in Santa Fe was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for a federal child pornography conviction, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced. Robert . . .
Accused bomber's lawyer brings charter challenge in extradition case
The lawyer for accused synagogue bomber Hassan Diab plans a new legal challenge to throw out handwriting evidence that France says links the Ottawa university professor to a 1980 terrorist blast.
Defense lawyer Harry Robertson withdraws from Los Gatos murder-for-hire case
Ed Sousa steps in as court-appointed defense lawyer for convicted killer Paul Garcia
Berger, Esdrelon lawyer drops bail bid
SO confident was the lawyer for embattled couple Sven-Erik Berger and Karen Castro Esdrelon that he withheld the petition for bail before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Branch 10. “I'm 100 percent confident that the complaint will be dismissed. (We're asking the Cebu Provincial Prosecutor's Office to) please resolve it immediately,” lawyer Salvador Solima [...]
Attorney and wife indicted for defrauding foreclosure clients
A Chicago attorney has been charged with defrauding clients who were seeking his help to save their homes from foreclosure - and his wife also faces federal charges for lying to cover up the scheme.
Federal authorities target Fontana attorney for alleged tax shelter scheme
FONTANA -- An attorney from Fontana is among three people who have been sued by the Department of Justice for allegedly using an illegal tax shelter to minimize taxes paid by their corporate clients, causing the federal government to lose more than $40 million in revenue.
Lawyer couple charged with fraud
CHICAGO, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A Chicago lawyer has been charged with cheating clients who hoped he would save their homes from foreclosure, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Emanuel receives call from U.S. Attorney
Rahm got heads-up on Blago arrestU.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald personally called Rahm Emanuel, but it wasn’t exactly a congratulatory dial-up.Fitzgerald called Emanuel the morning Rod Blagojevich was arrested in 2008 to let him know his name would likely come up in the complaint filed against Blagojevich. Emanuel then had just been tapped to be chief of staff at the White House. Discussion ...
City's lawyer addresses outcome in San Bernardino civil rights lawsuit
SAN BERNARDINO - The city's lawyer in the federal civil rights lawsuit stemming from the officer-involved shooting of parolee Edward King said Wednesday the city essentially came out on top.
Attorney general mum on refusal to defend gay unions ban
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, speaking yesterday at Duquesne University, declined to address the Obama administration's decision to stop defending a federal law banning same-sex marriage.
Lawyer: Suspect no terrorist, just 'crude'
Federal prosecutors are trying to fight a war on words, not terrorism, with their "paper thin" case against a Muslim...
Indiana Deputy Attorney General Reportedly Urged Cops to Shoot Protesters
The Indiana attorney general's office says a deputy attorney general "is no longer employed" by the state after Mother Jones magazine reported he used his Twitter account to urge police to use live ammunition against Wisconsin protesters.
Attorney believes Baby Gabriel is alive
The attorney representing Elizabeth Johnson, the mother of missing 'Baby Gabriel', tells ABC15 he believes the boy is alive and says his client wants a trial.
Nixon investigation left to lawyer
The AFL Players Association has announced that lawyer David Galbally will undertake an investigation into whether Ricky Nixon can keep his licence as an AFL player agent.
Top lawyer to quiz Nixon
THE AFL Players Association has asked a high-profile lawyer to investigate the allegations against player agent Ricky Nixon.
High-profile lawyer to investigate Nixon
LAWYER David Galbally will investigate whether Ricky Nixon can keep his licence as an AFL player agent, the AFL Players Association has announced.
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
Local Anti-Foreclosure Attorney Arrested After Threat
A local attorney known for going to extreme measures to save his clients' homes was arrested on Wednesday and an exclusive video obtained by 10News reveals the threat that led to one of the attorney's arrests.
Ex-GlaxoSmithKline In-House Lawyer Wants Any Co-Conspirators From King & Spalding Named
The case of former GlaxoSmithKline in-house lawyer Lauren Stevens, who was indicted for allegedly obstructing a federal probe into off-label marketing of a drug, is beginning to look a lot like one of those old Mad Magazine spoofs of Spy vs.
Emanuel receives call from U.S. Attorney
Rahm got heads-up on Blago arrestU.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald personally called Rahm Emanuel, but it wasn’t exactly a congratulatory dial-up.Fitzgerald called Emanuel the morning Rod Blagojevich was arrested in 2008 to let him know his name would likely come up in the complaint filed against Blagojevich. Emanuel then had just been tapped to be chief of staff at the White House. Discussion ...
Attorney insists private tweets separate from state job
An Indiana deputy attorney general was fired Wednesday after he suggested -- among many provocative remarks on a private Twitter account and blog -- that police use live ammunition to clear union protesters from the state Capitol in Wisconsin.
Judge to Consider New Lawyer for Jackson Doctor
Judge to consider whether to allow new defense attorney for Michael Jackson's doctor
Lawyer for Mehanna seeks release until trial
BOSTON - More than a hundred demonstrators gathered outside the U.S. District Courthouse to demand the freedom of a former volunteer teacher at a Worcester Islamic school charged with providing and attempting to provide material support to terrorists.
Isle attorney targeted in scam
A Honolulu attorney said he was targeted in a scam in which he received a check in the mail from someone posing as a potential client from China. The attorney was instructed to deduct a retainer from the check and wire back the remainder.
Attorney ready to move in Jeffs' case
ST. GEORGE - The Washington County Attorney told a 5th District Court judge Wednesday the prosecution is prepared to move forward with its case against polygamist spiritual leader Warren Steed Jeffs.