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Former ICE Lawyer Sentenced for Filing False Papers to Help Immigrants Stay in U.S.
A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for taking bribes and filing false papers for immigrants seeking to remain legally in the United States.
McHenry County State's Attorney on Trial
A former secretary testified Monday that she typed political letters regarding campaign events while she worked for McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi.
Attorney: Meriweather ‘Did Not Shoot Anyone’
The attorney for Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather told the Orange Country Sheriff's Office his client should not be considered a suspect in a February 28 shooting in Florida.
Attorney for woman accused of killing Zahra Baker wants change of venue
The attorney for Elisa Baker said Monday he doesn't think his client can find an impartial jury anywhere near Catawba County where she is in jail awaiting her day in court.
Brandon Meriweather lawyer: New England Patriots player not shooter
Brandon Meriweather's lawyer said he has delivered evidence to the police that show his client was not the shooter in a February incident.
Kane County Judge Pat Dixon remembered at ‘top-notch’ lawyer and jurist
Former Kane County Judge Pat Dixon was remembered by friends and colleagues as a diligent, talented jurist.He was just a top-notch lawyer and judge, and a great friend,” said former Kane County Judge Grant Wegner, a longtime friend.Dixon died Wednesday at his home in Geneva, four years after he was diagnosed with cancer.Dixon, 69, became a judge in 1979 and served as the 16th Circuit chief judge ...
Elisa Bakers Attorney Wants Case Moved Out Of Area
The attorney for Elisa Baker, who is charged with second-degree murder in her stepdaughter's death, said he can't imagine her getting a fair trial in the area.
Report: Meriweather attorney met with investigators
By Shalise Manza Young, Globe staff Adam Swickle, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based attorney retained by Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather regarding...
Former U.S. immigration attorney sentenced for taking more than $400,000 in bribes to help illegal immigrants
A former federal immigration attorney from Rancho Cucamonga was sentenced Monday to 17 years in prison for accepting more than $400,000 in bribes in exchange for helping illegal immigrants remain in the United States. Constantine Peter Kallas, 40, was convicted...
Toledo Attorney Joe Clarke Launches New Firm and Website
Toledo Attorney Joe Clarke is pleased to announce his new practice with office space in downtown Toledo. Joe understands the challenges his clients may be facing and makes it a priority to leverage his experience for their benefit.
Lawyer: Witnesses confirm Meriweather wasn’t shooter
The lawyer for Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather says his client should no longer be a suspect in a recent shooting in which Meriweather was present. Attorney Adam Swickle told the Orlando Sentinel that he delivered witness statements on Monday to the Orange County Sheriff’s office proves Meriweather wasn’t the shooter. “We have confirmed that Brandon…
Lawyer: Meriweather played 'peacekeeper' in Florida shooting
The lawyer for New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather says his client should no longer be considered a suspect in the Feb. 28 shooting that injured two men outside a bar in Apopka, Fla.
E. Gaynor Brennan, attorney and fire commissioner, dies
Engineers Michael Pavia (left), and Robert Boley (center) and Attorney E. Gaynor Brennan Jr. at an Environmental Protection Board meeting circa 1977. Photo: File Photo / Stamford Advocate File Photo
Attorney general warns of charity relief scams
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine Attorney General William J. Schneider is cautioning Mainers to be extremely careful when donating to any relief efforts for survivors of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. "Events like this unfortunately can create an opportunity for good-hearted people to be victimized by scammers," Schneider said in a ...
Former govt lawyer gets prison in immigration case
A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney was sentenced Monday to more than 17 years in prison for pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to create fake documents for immigrants in a scheme prosecutors described as an epic display of a public official's greed.
Former US govt immigration attorney gets 17 years in prison for role in immigration scam
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney was sentenced Monday to more than 17 years in prison for pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to create fake documents for immigrants in a scheme prosecutors described as an epic display of a public official's greed.
Paris Hilton prosecutor arrested for buying cocaine
The Las Vegas deputy district attorney who prosecuted Paris Hilton for cocaine possession was arrested over the weekend after allegedly buying a rock of cocaine, authorities said on Monday.
Corrupt Attorney Gets 17 Years in Immigration Scandal, Say Officials
The former U.S. attorney will serve 17 years of jail time.
Ex-CIA agent's lawyer deconstructs '98 Times story
A former New York Times reporter was forced to defend her 1998 front-page article Monday as attorneys for an ex-CIA agent on trial for perjury said she overstated his role in a wave of 1997 bombings in Cuba.
Bribe-taking federal attorney jailed for 18 years
A federal attorney who took nearly $500,000 in bribes from immigrants seeking to remain in the United States has been jailed for almost 18 years, authorities said on Monday.
Attorney’s drug prosecution recognized
The Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Committee has named assistant attorney general Heidi Linngren “Midwest HIDTA Outstanding Prosecutor.”
Attorney Who Prosecuted Hilton, Mars Takes Place in Drug Deal
Christopher McKinney Chief Deputy District Attorney David Charles Schubert, the 47-year-old Clark County attorney who charged celebrities Bruno Mars and Paris Hilton with possession of cocaine, has been arrested this past weekend for taking part in a drug deal. read more
Thai public attorney not seek to end bail for anti-govt "reds"
The public attorney of Thailand will not seek the withdrawal of court bail for seven leaders of the seven anti-governemnt "red-shirt" leaders, attorney official said on Monday.
Clemens attorney present at Bonds trial
Barry Bonds wasn't the only baseball legend with high-powered legal representation Monday at the U.S. District Court. Also present was one of Roger Clemens ' attorneys, Joe Roden, who is advising the indicted pitcher in both his criminal defense and ongoin.
Lawyer seeks dismissal of Brown University lawsuit over sword
Lawyer seeks dismissal of Brown University suit over a long-missing presentation sword
McHenry County State’s Attorney ordered private work on public’s dime: prosecutorMcHenry County State’s Attorney ...
A top prosecutor said he spent hours filling out questionnaires, editing speeches and tending to other political duties while working for McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi.Thomas J. Carroll testified Monday that he and other high-ranking staffers frequently did such political work during office hours under Bianchi’s direction.“We had different tasks assigned us,” said Carroll, who ...
Lawyer asked for legal opinion on police testimony
A prominent Halifax defence lawyer has been asked to give a legal opinion on whether the Deputy Chief of the Halifax Force committed perjury.
McHenry County State’s Attorney ordered private work on public’s dime: prosecutorMcHenry County State’s Attorney ...
A top prosecutor said he spent hours filling out questionnaires, editing speeches and tending to other political duties while working for McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi.Thomas J. Carroll testified Monday that he and other high-ranking staffers frequently did such political work during office hours under Bianchi’s direction.“We had different tasks assigned us,” said Carroll, who ...
Former ICE attorney sentenced 17 years for taking bribes
A former attorney for I.C.E. was sentenced 17 years in prison for taking bribes from the people he was prosecuting.
REGION: Breast-feeding attorney sees decision as a win
A defense attorney who breast-feeds her 1-year-old daughter and who argued being sent to Palm Springs for a three-week trial impeded her ability to do her job and interfered with her family obligations said Monday she was glad a judge reassigned the case closer to home.
Ex-immigration attorney sentenced to 17 years for taking bribes
Constantine Peter Kallas was convicted of fraud, identity theft and dozens of other felony charges after accepting more than $400,000 in bribes to help illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. A former federal immigration attorney from Rancho Cucamonga was sentenced Monday to 17 years in prison for accepting more than $400,000 in bribes in exchange for helping illegal immigrants remain in the United ...
Attorney: Psychosis prevented coherent motive in Knox bar slaying
Exhibit A in a defense bid to cast a man prosecutors say is a cold-blooded killer as, instead, a psychotic unaware of his actions - the bite-marked chunk of flesh he left behind.
Report: Meriweather's attorney exonerates safety
The attorney for New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather told investigators Monday that his client should no longer be considered a suspect in a shooting incident that took place in February, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Lawyer in Perjury Case Tries to Discredit Reporter
EL PASO -- A defense lawyer tried to discredit a former contract writer for The New York Times in the perjury trial of a Cuban exile here on Monday, forcing her to defend a 1998 front-page article that said the defendant had taken credit for orchestrating a series of bombings in Havana.
Lawyer's withdrawal protested
Citing ethical and legal concerns, Colonie attorney Michael Mansion got approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Albany to recuse himself from Casolo's Chapter 7 bankruptcy case last month. Casolo also wrote a letter on March 8 to the Committee on Professional Standards in Albany, which reviews complaints against attorneys, saying he has come under "an extreme amount of duress and mental ...
Lawyer: NFL Star Meriweather Was Peacemaker, Not Shooter
It's been nearly a month since shots rang out in the front yard of an Apopka home.
Lawyer: Evidence clears Brandon Meriweather
NEW ORLEANS - The lawyer for Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather claims to have "physical evidence" that his client...
Attorney's conviction doesn't show up in Wisconsin lawyer records
Lawrence Zieger has one conviction in Illinois and is awaiting trial on Wisconsin charges, but none of this shows up on attorney discipline records that are available to the public.
Newburgh's chief lawyer leaving for Peekskill
CITY OF NEWBURGH — The city's chief lawyer said she's leaving her job in Newburgh to take a similar position in Peekskill.
Attorney claims Meriweather ‘did not shoot anyone’
The attorney for Brandon Meriweather met with Orange County (Fla.) sheriff’s office investigators yesterday and handed over sworn witness statements that he says prove the Patriots safety was not responsible for a shooting last month in his hometown of Apopka, Fla.
Solomon & Relihan Applauds Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne for Creating Elder Abuse Task Force
Arizona Attorney General announced on March 4 that his office was creating a Task Force Against Senior Abuse (TASA). The Task Force will focus on elder abuse, neglect, exploitation, and scams that target seniors. The attorneys at Solomon & Relihan, who have been leading advocates for the rights of seniors, applaud this move and say that it is another important step in fighting the growing ...
Lawyer for Brockton murder suspect says cops got the wrong man
Manuel Lopes was 16 when he was arrested on charges that he shot and killed his friend, Matthew Collins, during a fight between rival city gangs on April 13, 2009. Now his lawyer says that Lopes didn’t do it – and that police and prosecutors ignored evidence suggesting that the real killer might be Darryene Ware, charged in December with the murder of Chantel Matiyosis.
Dacer lawyer to Lacson: Don't celebrate just yet
SAN FRANCISCO- Carina Dacer’s lawyer vowed “to pursue justice to the end” even as the Court of Appeals (CA) in the Philippines ruled that the arrest warrant issued against fugitive Sen. Panfilo Lacson in connection with the murders of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito, was already void and should not be carried out by authorities.
Bonds Lawyer Starts to Pick at Government's Case
Barry Bonds' lawyer starts to pick apart government's case as testimony gets underway
Goshen lawyer considers run for congress
Attorney Andrew Straw has filed paperwork with the state election division to form an exploratory committee, according to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth .
Lawyer of Gongadze's widow sees grounds for criminal charges against Kuchma
Valentyna Telychenko, the lawyer for Myroslava Gongadze, the widow of journalist Georgy Gongadze, believes that the actions of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine are inconsistent, and are evidence of there being political influence on the agency.
School Approves $300/Hour Attorney For Investigation
Wayne Township taxpayers will pay a $300 an hour bill for an Indianapolis attorney to perform an independent investigation of what led to former superintendent Terry Thompson's $1 million payout.
03/22/2011 11:59 MALAYSIA Christian woman lawyer told she cannot represent people before Malaysia’s Islamic courts
» The lawyer will appeal to a higher court after an initial rejection of her application for a permit to practice before Shari’a courts. Malaysia has a dual, secular-religious, legal system.
Attorney Accuses Mayor-Elect Of Improper Checks
An attorney who is suing to stop the certification of the West Palm Beach mayoral election results has filed another complaint because of what wasn't written on the mayor-elect's campaign checks.
Former govt lawyer gets prison in immigration case
A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney was sentenced Monday to more than 17 years in prison for pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to create fake documents for immigrants in a scheme prosecutors described as an epic display of a public official's greed.