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Assange's lawyer admits he was wrong over interview delay claims
Julian Assange's Stockholm-based lawyer has admitted he was wrong to claim Swedish authorities waited five weeks to attempt to interview the WikiLeaks founder over rape accusations.
Lawyer: Julian Assange Was in Hiding -- From Sarah Palin
Lawyer claims the WikiLeaks founder could not be reached by Swedish officials because he was spooked by "death threats" from American politicians
Lawyer: Assange Was in Hiding -- From Sarah Palin
The WikiLeaks founder had become spooked by "death threats" issued by American politicians including Sarah Palin, Assange's Swedish lawyer told a British court today.
Attorney completes book about former Brookfield man
With the completion of his first book, “Command Influence: A Story of Korea and the Politics of Injustice,” New Hampshire attorney Robert Shaines has recounted the events he was involved in as an Air Force JAG officer and defense attorney for Brookfield Lt. George C. Schreiber. During the Korean War, Schreiber was a former teacher and recreational director for Brookfield. He was found guilty of ...
Corbett nominates attorney general
HARRISBURG - Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday nominated federal prosecutor Linda L. Kelly - a one-time colleague of his - to succeed him as state attorney general for the next two years. Ms. Kelly is currently an assistant U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh. She ha
NY man fares poorly as own lawyer in behead trial
The judge in former television executive Muzzammil Hassan's murder trial tried to tell him that acting as his own lawyer to defend against charges he cut his wife's head off was a bad idea.
Vitunac wants $88,000 severance package to resign as Vero Beach attorney
VERO BEACH — City Attorney Charles Vitunac is seeking eight months' pay as severance in exchange for his resignation from office.
U.S. Attorney in Fresno launches newly designed website for public
FRESNO--United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced the launch of a new and redesigned websi
Aristide lawyer gets ex-leader's Haiti passport
Haiti has issued a diplomatic passport for ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his American lawyer said he picked it up Tuesday from government authorities.
Assange's lawyer: Sweden acted improperly in probe
The man famous for leaking thousands of secret U.S. military and diplomatic documents just spent two days in court fighting extradition to Sweden and criticizing prosecutors there for allegedly leaking his name to the media in a sex crimes inquiry.
Assange 'offered to be interviewed in Sweden': lawyer
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly offered to be interviewed in Sweden last year over allegations of rape and molestation, his Swedish lawyer told a British court on Tuesday.
Attorney General Urges State Regulators To Reject CL&P Plan To Install New Meters
Get Business Mobile Text Alerts : Text BIZ To 37798 Attorney General George Jepsen is urging state utility regulators to reject a request by Connecticut Light & Power Co. to replace customers' existing electric meters with a new metering system that could cost the company's ratepayers a half-billion dollars.
Disbarred lawyer jailed for practicing law using partner’s name
Former attorney Timothy F. Eddy was disbarred in 2002, but that didn’t stop him from continuing to practice law.The 46-year-old Burbank man took on the identity of a former lawyer he once worked with and continued to represent clients in court, DuPage County prosecutors said.Eddy on Tuesday was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty in DuPage County to a felony charge of ...
Assange's Lawyer Says Sweden Acted Improperly In Probe
Assange's lawyer: Sweden acted improperly in probe
District Attorney Calls Hassan 'Vicious Murderer'
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita described Muzzammil Hassan as a "vicious murderer" Monday immediately following the guilty verdict in the beheading of his wife, Aasiya Hassan.
Assange's attorney: Sweden acted improperly in probe
LONDON -- The man famous for leaking thousands of secret U.S. military and diplomatic documents just spent two days in court fighting extradition to Sweden and criticizing prosecutors there for allegedly leaking his name to the media in a sex crimes inquiry.
Corbett picks female attorney general
Allegheny County prosecutor would be only second woman in the job. — Gov. Tom Corbett has nominated a veteran prosecutor from western Pennsylvania to serve as the state's new attorney general.
Edgewood woman tapped to finish attorney general's term
A career prosecutor from Edgewood is in line to become the first woman to serve as state attorney general in 50 years.
Lawyer: Video Explains Thief's Death
Only on FOX: Dramatic security video of a violent carjacking helps explain why a police detective shot a car thief to death the next day. That’s according to the police officer's lawyer.
Powers of attorney come in two types
Questions about common-law marriages and "power of attorney" documents are this week's topics for "Ask the Experts." Providing advice is Roseville attorney Lynn Dean, a local financial expert for sacbee.com.
Bellevue keeps school attorney
Patrick Sullivan will remain Bellevue’s school attorney and will receive a $6,000 more this year for routine legal services, under a contract approved Monday by the school board.
San Francisco district attorney candidates tap friends for cash
Campaign contribution reports filed in the district attorney race show the established office insider being initially out-fundraised by an outsider connected to the Washington, D.C., Beltway. David Onek tapped contacts in the capital and on the East Coast for cash. Out of a total of $157,148 in contributions to his campaign in 2010, only about one-third — $52,475 — came from San Francisco ...
Attorney general says job must be apolitical
Although he ran for office unopposed, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler said the job must remain apolitical
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
Skakel rips his lawyer
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel yesterday blasted prosecutors and his former lawyer and insisted on his innocence in his most extensive comments since he was sentenced after his murder conviction in 2002. Skakel, nephew of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, spoke by video from prison at a hearing on his...
Corbett picks woman for Pa. attorney general
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett is nominating federal litigator Linda L. Kelly of Allegheny County to succeed him as attorney general.
Corbett picks woman for Pa. attorney general
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett is nominating federal litigator Linda L. Kelly of Allegheny County to succeed him as attorney general.
Corbett picks woman for Pa. attorney general
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett is nominating federal litigator Linda L. Kelly of Allegheny County to succeed him as attorney general.
Kidnap suspect's attorney accuses woman of lying
WOBURN -- The attorney for a 40-year-old former youth baseball coach who is accused of kidnapping his former sister-in-law in Ayer, said the victim made false allegations that the attorney may have had someone intimidate her into not testifying.
Attorney questions woman's psychological status
WOBURN -- She says her alleged kidnapper's defense attorney had someone try to intimidate her so she wouldn't testify. The lawyer says the alleged victim made false claims against him, and also questioned her psychological well-being in Middlesex Superior Court on Monday.
Kidnap suspect's attorney accuses woman of lying
WOBURN -- The attorney for a 40-year-old former youth baseball coach who is accused of kidnapping his former sister-in-law in Ayer, said the victim made false allegations that the attorney may have had someone intimidate her into not testifying.
Lawyer to serve 30 days in jail
Concord Attorney pleads guilty to hindering prosecution A Dunbarton lawyer is serving 30 days in jail for trying to talk a witness out of testifying against Kevin Guay during the Concord developer's trial last fall on solid waste charges. David Pellenz, 63, also agreed to refrain from practicing law for six months after he pleaded guilty last month to hindering prosecution, a misdemeanor charge ...
Conn. lawyer accused of bomb threat denied rehab
A Connecticut lawyer charged with calling in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of a Republican fundraiser attended by former U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon has been denied accelerated rehabilitation.
Conn. lawyer accused of bomb threat denied rehab
A Connecticut lawyer charged with calling in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of a Republican fundraiser attended by former U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon has been denied accelerated rehabilitation.
Lawyer denies murdering his wife
A 33-year-old solicitor from Surrey pleads not guilty to murdering his wife who died from a stab wound.
Ohio AG Announces Plans to Fight Pill Addiction
The Attorney General points to eight "pill mills" in Scioto County.
Lawyer: Aristide to return soon to Haiti
Former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide is hoping to return to Haiti in the coming days, ending seven years in exile, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
Disbarred lawyer jailed for impersonation
WHEATON, Ill., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A disbarred Illinois lawyer has been sent to prison for practicing under a false name.
Lawyer Denied Probation in McMahon Bomb Threat Case
The lawyer who's accused of making a bomb threat at a fundraiser for Linda McMahon's U.S. Senate campaign was denied a special form of probation. James Byrne, 70, of Madison...
Orie attorney wants ethics commission chief struck as witness
An Allegheny County judge is considering a request to bar the director of the state ethics commission from testifying in the corruption trial against state Sen. Jane Orie.
Aristide to return soon to Haiti: lawyer
Former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide is hoping to return to Haiti in the coming days ending some seven years in exile, his lawyer told AFP Wednesday.
Attorney General Mike DeWine puts focus on prescription drug abuse
"There is no part of our state that is immune from this plague," said DeWine. "That problem is prescription drug abuse, and it knows no geographical boundaries."
Fraud accused lawyer denied bail
A Belfast solicitor accused of being part of a major fraud racket helped move £108,000 across the Irish border, the High Court is told.
Attorney wants evidence against former Fish and Game commissioner Lloyd suppressed
JUNEAU, Alaska - An attorney says a Juneau police officer lacked probable cause to arrest a former Alaska Fish and Game commissioner for driving under the influence and reckless endangerment. At...
Court orders Charles Taylor lawyer to end boycott
International justices ordered Charles Taylor's lawyer to apologize and end his boycott of the final stages of the former Liberian president's war crimes trial after the attorney accused the judges of putting their egos ahead of justice.
Assistant District Attorney Kristy Dugan to leave Columbus office
Kristy Dugan, a prosecutor under District Attorney Julia Slater, is leaving Columbus for a job in her hometown of Mobile, Ala.
NH House wants AG to sue over federal health care
New Hampshire's House ignored Attorney General Michael Delaney's objections it lacks the constitutional power to tell him what to do and voted Wednesday to require him to join a lawsuit against the federal health care reform law.
Florida Attorney General widens foreclosure firm probe
The Florida Attorney General's office broadened its probe into sloppy or fraudulent documentation at foreclosure law firms. The office opened a preliminary investigation of three more firms, including two in Tampa.
Attorney for ex-Bergenfield councilwoman questions delay in receiving evidence
Before the trial of former Bergenfield Councilwoman Elaine Rabbitt got under way Wednesday, her attorney took issue with receiving evidence in the case several years late.
Indiana attorney general says immigration for feds
Indiana's attorney general has reservations about a proposal that a legislator says would lead to an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration in the state.