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SEC top attorney didn't recuse himself on Madoff
The top attorney for the U.S. securities regulator was advised not to recuse himself from handling Bernard Madoff matters for the agency even though his family's estate had invested with the swindler.
LI police shooting of cabbie unjustified: Attorney
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — An attorney says the wounding of a Long Island taxi driver during a dispute with off-duty police was “unjustified.“ Suffolk County police say 26-year-old Thomas Moroughan was shot in the chest and arm early Sunday during a dispute with the two off-duty Nassau County officers in...
Attorney says plea deal discussed for couple charged with holding CA girl captive for 18 years
PLACERVILLE, Calif. - The defense attorney for one of two people charged with holding an 11-year-old girl captive for nearly two decades says a plea deal could be possible, a move that would allow the victim, now 30, to avoid having to testify before her alleged abductors.
Attorney general says debt collection complaints common in 2010
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri attorney general says problems with debt collectors were the most common complaint registered with his office in 2010.
City Attorney: Layoffs Can be Prevented
An attorney for a Detroit suburb facing a $663,000 budget deficit says he's confident an agreement can be reached on concessions that will prevent laying off all Allen Park firefighters.
Egypt's attorney general forbids Mubarak from leaving country
Egypt's attorney general issued an order Monday freezing the assets of former President Hosni Mubarak and his family and prohibiting them from leaving the country.
Matthew McConaughey Talks Travel and 'Lincoln Lawyer'
Actor Matthew McConaughey stopped to chat with "Extra's" Mario Lopez on the Oscars red carpet about his Men's Fitness magazine cover -- and his upcoming legal drama, "Lincoln Lawyer." The hunky actor said his interview with Men's Fitness focused on...
Lawyer: Police Shooting of Cabbie Unjustified
A taxi driver wounded a weekend dispute with two off-duty police officers appeared in court for arraignment Monday with two slugs still in his body...
Lawyer: Trenton police officer Ivan Mendez resigns
TRENTON -- Embattled police officer Ivan Mendez just offered his resignation, according to his attorney, Robin Lord.
Former SEC Lawyer Says Ethics Counsel Permitted His Madoff Work
David M. Becker , the former chief Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer being sued for inheriting money linked to Bernard Madoff ’s Ponzi scheme, said he didn’t recuse himself from Madoff-related matters at the SEC on advice from the ethics counsel.
Attorney withdraws from escaped inmates’ cases
Attorney David Zavoda withdrew himself Monday as the counsel for two men accused of breaking free from the Ector County Detention Center on Jan. 29.Zavoda was the defense attorney in 38-year-old Robert Steven Dudley’s aggravated robbery case and in...
Lawyer: Let client have hair done before murder trial
Marni Yang will look like a “crazy woman” if she’s not allowed to have her hair done before her trial begins Tuesday in the murder of the pregnant girlfriend of former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle, her lawyer said this morning.
Lawyer: Let client have hair done before murder trial
Marni Yang will look like a “crazy woman” if she’s not allowed to have her hair done before her trial begins Tuesday in the murder of the pregnant girlfriend of former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle, her lawyer said today.
Attorney OKs outside review of Hall's contract
Attorney OKs outside review of Hall's contract
EGYPT: Attorney general bans Mubarak and family from traveling
The Egyptian attorney general has forbidden former President Hosni Mubarak and his family from leaving the country, the state newspaper Al Ahram reported. The travel ban includes Mubarak, his wife, his two sons and their wives, as well as his...
Jim Petro, former attorney general, named new chancellor of higher education
Former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro has been named the state's new chancellor of higher education. Petro's appointment was announced today by Gov. John Kasich.
New Ariz. AG won't drop BofA lawsuit
Arizona's new Republican attorney general won't give Bank of America Corp. any relief from a mortgage fraud lawsuit filed in the final days of his Democratic predecessor's tenure.
Arkansas Attorney General Sues Company over Charity Requests
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a consumer protection lawsuit today against a Florida-based company, claiming the company used deceptive and misleading tactics to solicit charitable contributions in the state.
Lawyer: Garridos confess to Jaycee Dugard kidnapping
Updated: Feb. 28 8:35pm. By Sam Stanton, Sacramento Bee Phillip and Nancy Garrido have made a “full confession” to the 1991 kidnapping of 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard in hopes of convincing prosecutors to allow Nancy Garrido to some day be released from prison, a defense attorney in the case revealed today. Nancy Garrido’s court-appointed lawyer, Stephen Tapson, said [...]
New charges filed against McHenry State's Atty.
Prosecutors today announced new charges against McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi and also reported charges have been filed against two of his investigators.
Attorney: Garridos Admit Involvement in Dugard Kidnapping & Assault
"No question about it, full confession" Nancy Garrido's defense attorney says his client and her husband Phillip Garrido confessed to detectives they kidnapped and imprisoned Jaycee Lee Dugard for 18 years in their Antioch home.
Dugard kidnap couple 'confess'
A lawyer says the California couple accused of kidnapping a California girl and holding her prisoner for 18 years have confessed to detectives.
McHenry state's attorney facing added charges
McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi has been indicted on charges of official misconduct.
Lawyer: Jaycee Dugard kidnap suspects confess
Duo reportedly acknowledged snatching Dugard and holding her for years
Lawyer: Couple confessed in Jaycee Dugard kidnap
A Northern California couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years have given full confessions to authorities, a defense lawyer said Monday.
SEC sues Irvine attorney over 'prime bank' fraud
SEC sues Irvine attorney over 'prime bank' fraud - The Securities and Exchange Commission sued Irvine
Top SEC lawyer did not recuse himself on Madoff
The top attorney for the U.S. securities regulator was advised not to recuse himself from handling Bernard Madoff matters for the agency, even though his family's estate had invested with the swindler.
Attorney: Garridos Admit Involvement in Dugard Kidnapping & Assault
"No question about it, full confession" Nancy Garrido's defense attorney says his client and her husband Phillip Garrido confessed to detectives they kidnapped and imprisoned Jaycee Lee Dugard for 18 years in their Antioch home.
Attorney: Investigative panel 'secret commission'
An attorney for a state lawmaker accused of bribery who is under investigation by a legislative committee said he will not participate in the process until it is open to the public.
Lawyer: Garrido couple confesses in Jaycee Dugard kidnap
LISA LEFF Associated Press PLACERVILLE, Calif. A Northern California couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years have given full confessions to authorities, a defense lawyer said Monday. The revelation came as prosecutors and defense lawyers have opened negotiations on a possible plea deal with the defendants that would avert the need for a trial. Attorney ...
Lawyer: Couple confessed in 18-year kidnap of girl
PLACERVILLE, California (AP) - A couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard at age 11 and holding her captive for 18 years have given full confessions to authorities, a defense lawyer said Monday.
Attorney sues Facebook over account
A Dearborn attorney is suing Facebook after going months without answers on why his account was deactivated by the social media giant.
Lawyer: Garridos Admit Jaycee Dugard Kidnap
The California couple accused of kidnapping 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard and keeping her a prisoner in their home for 18 years made "full confessions" to police, a defense attorney involved in the case said Monday.
Attorney: Senator Shouldn't Have Been Granted Immunity
The Arizona state senator stopped by police for fighting with his girlfriend over the weekend, should not have been given immunity from arrest, according to Valley attorney Dan Barr.
APNewsBreak: New Ariz. AG won't drop BofA lawsuit
Arizona's new Republican attorney general won't give Bank of America Corp. any relief from a mortgage fraud lawsuit filed in the final days of his Democratic predecessor's tenure.
Charlie Sheen's lawyer comes out swinging against CBS, Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre
Charlie Sheen is bringing out the legal guns against CBS and Warner Bros. — and he's also not done with his boss on "Two and a Half Men," producer Chuck Lorre. In a five-page demand letter posted by Radaronline.com, Sheen's...
Couple confess to Dugard kidnap: lawyer
A defence lawyer says the California couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years have confessed to police.
Lawyer: Couple accused of kidnapping woman held 18 years gave full confessions to detectives
PLACERVILLE, Calif. - A couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard at age 11 and holding her captive for 18 years have given full confessions to authorities, a defence lawyer said Monday.
Conservative Citizens United lawyer: I've never met the Koch brothers (VIDEO)
Who'd a thunk there'd be great liberal-conservative throwdown at a legal conferenzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, but leave it to the wandering eye of Shaky Hand Productions to find one at the University of San Francisco. If your...
D.C. attorney general's office vows new timeline for restoring breath testing
The District's Office of the Attorney General pledged to deliver a firmer timeline for restoring a D.C. breath-testing program for DUI enforcement during a hearing Monday before D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson.
Attorney Ron Bell stands trial for DWI
Prominent Albuquerque attorney Ron Bell, who made a name for himself by suing drunk drivers, stood trial for his own DWI charge on Monday.
Lawyer: Couple confessed in Jaycee Dugard kidnap
Phillip Garrido, right, who is accused of the 1991 kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard, glances at his court appointed attorney Susan Gellman, second from right, following a hearing at the El Dorado County Superior Court in Placerville, Calif., Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. Judge Douglas Phimister refused to release several sealed documents of the case including Phillip Garrido's mental health records. (AP ...
Lawyer: Couple confessed in Jaycee Dugard kidnap
A Northern California couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years have given full confessions to authorities, a defense lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: California pair admit kidnapping Jaycee Dugard for 18 years
A northern California couple have offered a "full confession" for their role in kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her for 18 years, a defense lawyer said Monday.
Ironman inquest asked to remove lawyer
A LAWYER for the family of Saxon Bird has asked an inquest into his death to remove Surf Life Saving Australia's lawyer, alleging a conflict of interest.
Trenton lawyer's intimidation trial begins Friday
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Greenville lawyer appointed to represent killer Craig Price
PROVIDENCE - The state Supreme Court has appointed former state representative and Greenville lawyer Susan B. Iannitelli to represent convicted killer Craig C. Price in his bid to win early release.
Jaycee Dugard's accused kidnappers have confessed: lawyer
Phillip and Nancy Garrido, the California couple charged with abducting 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 and holding her captive for 18 years, have given police a full confession, a defense lawyer said on Monday.
Disgraced lawyer back in court
A CONVICTED fraudster and disgraced lawyer has faced court, accused of practising law despite losing his qualifications.
Couple confess to kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard, attorney says
Phillip and Nancy Garrido reportedly admit holding the girl captive for 18 years in a ramshackle compound in Northern California, where she gave birth to two daughters after being repeatedly raped. Phillip and Nancy Garrido have confessed to authorities that they kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 and held her captive for 18 years in a ramshackle compound in Northern California, where she gave ...