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Former Fayetteville attorney sentenced for fraud
A former attorney in Fayetteville has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing $3 million from a family trust.
Lawyer gets P130,000 for wrongful arrest
FRANCISTOWN: The High Court has awarded Francistown attorney Mboni Manyothwane, P130, 000 for wrongful arrest and detention by the police.
N.L. lawyer backs auditor's demand for offshore scrutiny
A lawyer who represented oil industry workers at an offshore helicopter inquiry in St. John's is backing the provincial auditor general's call to open the offshore petroleum board's books to more scrutiny.
Attorney General tells police chiefs rise in police fatalities is unacceptable
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says a sharp increase in the number of deaths of law enforcement officers is tragic. The attorney general met Tuesday with police chiefs at the Justice Department to ask what needs to be done to address the problem.
N.L. lawyer backs auditor's demand for offshore scrutiny
A lawyer who represented oil industry workers at an offshore helicopter inquiry in St. John's is backing the provincial auditor general's call to open the offshore petroleum board's books to more scrutiny.
AG Holder Says Rise in Police Deaths Unacceptable
Attorney General tells police chiefs rise in police fatalities is unacceptable
Ky. lawyer asks feds to probe execution drug
An attorney for a Kentucky death row inmate has asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate how the state got its supply of a key execution drug and whether contacts with a pharmaceutical company in India were handled properly.
Lawyer for Kentucky death row inmate wants investigation into execution drug
The attorney wants the U.S. Justice Department to investigate how Kentucky got its supply of a key execution drug.
Brown charges attorney general with “unethical” behavior
ATLANTA -- State Attorney General Sam Olens is acting inconsistently by offering feedback on legislation to his fellow Republicans, but denying something similar to Democrat Sen. Robert Brown, the senator contends.
Attorney Seeking Dismissal of VA Sword Lawsuit
The attorney for a Virginia man has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Brown University seeking the return of a Civil War-era sword the Ivy League school says was stolen in the 1970s.
Video: Attorney General Holder reiterates U.S. Libyan policy: Qaddafi must go
Attorney General Eric Holder reiterated the Obama administration's Libya policy Tuesday, saying that Qaddafi must go. He was asked whether Qaddafi's regime poses any "credible" terror threat to any of the coalition partners and dodged the question, saying he would not comment on intelligence. Holder's comments were made at a meeting with law enforcement officials on the increasing number of ...
Battle continues over attorney
The Troy City Council and the Mayor Don Banning continue to battle over selecting a city attorney.
Lawyer gets P130,000 for wrongful arrest
FRANCISTOWN: The High Court has awarded Francistown attorney Mboni Manyothwane, P130, 000 for wrongful arrest and detention by the police.
Attorney: Bonds' claim 'ridiculous'
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Bonds admits using steroids during his baseball career, his lawyer told a jury Tuesday. The catch is that Bonds' personal trainer misled him into believing he was taking flax seed oil and arthritis cream.
Bonds told the truth; he never knowingly used anabolic steroids, his attorney says
An attorney for home run king Barry Bonds told a federal jury today that Barry Bonds told the truth and “did his best” when he told a grand jury that he never knowingly used anabolic steroids. Allen Ruby, the lead...
Lawyer denies CA bribe rap, warns of sub judice rule
A defense lawyer for former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao governor Zaldy Ampatuan has denied allegations of bribery at the Court of Appeals (CA).
Lawyer: Barry Bonds unwittingly used steroids
Barry Bonds' lawyer told a jury that Bonds was misled into believing the steroids were flax seed oil and arthritis cream.
Ladue lawyer accused of stealing more than $300,000 from clients
ST. LOUIS • A Ladue lawyer has been indicted in U.S. District Court in St. Louis on three mail fraud counts and accused of stealing from clients.
Dane County DA fires back at attorney general over budget bill appeal
If the attorney general's office had its way, no court could overturn a law even if everyone agrees that the state legislature violated every requirement of the states open meetings law, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne wrote Tuesday.
Alabama attorney general to appeal court order on Bessemer bingo
Circuit Judge Eugene Verin ordered Monday that the bingo halls can reopen without interference from Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale.
Bonds lawyer starts to pick at government's case
With prosecutors saying Barry Bonds lied about using steroids, the home run king's lead attorney started picking at the government's case Tuesday, attacking witnesses expected to accuse Bonds of willfully taking drugs to make him hit the ball harder and farther. Defense lawyer Allen Ruby, his rich voice sometimes inflected with sarcasm, said in his opening statement that a former Bonds...
Bonds told the truth; he never knowingly used anabolic steroids, his attorney says
An attorney for home run king Barry Bonds told a federal jury today that Barry Bonds told the truth and “did his best” when he told a grand jury that he never knowingly used anabolic steroids.
Bonds' lawyer starts to pick apart government's case as testimony gets underway
SAN FRANCISCO - With prosecutors saying Barry Bonds lied about using steroids, the home run king's lead attorney started picking at the government's case Tuesday, attacking witnesses expected to accuse Bonds of wilfully taking drugs to make him hit the ball harder and farther.
Lawyer facing criminal charges
A Napier lawyer will be appearing in court this morning, following an investigation into the McKay Hill law practice.
Lawyer facing criminal charges
A Napier lawyer will be appearing in court this morning, following an investigation into the McKay Hill law practice.
Lawyer will defend ethnic studies in Fullerton forum
FULLERTON – A forum will take place at Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday to inform students of threats to multicultural and ethnic studies courses. Richard Martinez, an attorney seeking to protect ethnic studies, is the featured speaker. The program...
Bonds lawyer takes on government's case
With prosecutors saying Barry Bonds lied about using steroids, the home run king's lead attorney started picking at the government's case Tuesday, attacking witnesses expected to accuse Bonds of willfully taking drugs to make him hit the ball harder and farther.
Bonds lawyer starts to pick at government's case
With prosecutors saying Barry Bonds lied about using steroids, the home run king's lead attorney started picking at the government's case Tuesday, attacking witnesses expected to accuse Bonds of willfully taking drugs to make him hit the ball harder and farther.
Bonds’ lawyer picks apart case as testimony unfolds
The baseball star’s defence lawyer begins trial by saying those who stepped forward against Barry Bonds did so because he broke off relations with them.
Bonds’ attorney assails witnesses
Bonds’ attorney assails witnesses Combined news services Published Mar 22, 2011 09:58PM MDT With prosecutors saying Barry Bonds lied about using steroids, the home run king’s lead attorney started picking at the government’s case Tuesday, attacking witnesses expected to accuse Bonds of willfully taking drugs to make him hit the ball harder and farther. Defense lawyer Allen Ruby said in his ...
Attorney criticizes witnesses set to testify against Bonds
With prosecutors saying Barry Bonds lied about using steroids, the home run king's lead attorney started picking at the government's case Tuesday, attacking witnesses expected to accuse Bonds of willfully taking drugs to make him hit the ball harder and farther.
Attorney Thomson still free on bond
HARRISONBURG -- Authorities cannot arrest embattled Winchester attorney Paul H. Thomson, accused of violating bond conditions, until sides can argue their cases at a hearing next week, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Attorney Seeks Information About Execution Drug
An attorney for a Kentucky death row inmate has asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate how the state got its supply of a key execution drug and whether contacts with a pharmaceutical company in India were handled properly. The request from public defender David Barron comes about a month after a Georgia death row inmate's attorney asked for a similar investigation. Justice Department ...
Barry Bonds' lawyer says slugger never lied to grand jury
The former San Francisco Giants star answered questions truthfully in a 2003 grand jury appearance, his lawyer says. Bonds, on trial for perjury in a probe of steroid distribution by a Bay Area lab, admitted using two substances shown to him in 2003 by the grand jury but said he did not know they were steroids. Slugger Barry Bonds never lied to a grand jury and even admitted that he may have ...
Lawyer: Slay suspect sought mental help
Though Terrence Andrews had spent two years in a mental hospital, tried repeatedly to commit suicide and had been admitted to inpatient psychiatric treatment more than 35 times, he was living alone in a Shadyside apartment building the day he killed Lisa Maas, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer Joseph Tagg III bowed to the calling of priesthood
Father Joseph Laughlin Tagg III grasped both the sacred and the profane, a quality that made him a special man of God.
Barry Bonds lawyer starts to pick at government's case
SAN FRANCISCO — With prosecutors saying Barry Bonds lied about using steroids, the home run king's lead attorney...
Attorney wants Dorgan suit thrown out
The North Dakota U.S. Attorney's Office says a Fargo man's lawsuit against Sen. Byron Dorgan lacks merit for multiple reasons and ought to be dismissed.  Talk about this topic
McAllen attorney arrested in DWI case
A McAllen attorney is spending the night jail after being arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Bonds' lawyer rips government's case
SAN FRANCISCO — With prosecutors saying Barry Bonds lied about using steroids, the home run king's lead lawyer started picking at the government's case Tuesday, attacking witnesses expected to accuse Bonds of willfully taking drugs to make him hit...
Lawyer with Clifton practice arrested on theft charges
Prosecutors allege that Kenneth Brookman of North Caldwell stole funds from clients.
Attorney General Warns Of Relief Scams
PIERRE — Attorney General Marty Jackley today warned South Dakotans to be cautious when donating to earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.
Attorney sues to discover Warren mayor's real age
Warren — A local attorney is suing to force the city to clarify Mayor Jim Fouts' date of birth, claiming his "personal aversion" to revealing his age could be against the law.
U.S. Attorney General asked to look into execution substance
Defense attorneys in Arizona and Kentucky have asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate how the corrections departments in their states imported a controlled substance from the United Kingdom to carry out executions by lethal injection.
Lawyer: Bonds misled
SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds admits using steroids during his baseball career, his lawyer told a jury Tuesday. The catch is that Bonds' personal trainer misled him into believing he was taking flax seed oil and arthritis cream.
U.S. attorney calls homer king's story "ridiculous and unbelievable"
With prosecutors saying Barry Bonds lied about using steroids, the home run king's lead attorney started picking at the government's case Tuesday.
Attorney General Warns Of Relief Scams
PIERRE — Attorney General Marty Jackley today warned South Dakotans to be cautious when donating to earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.
Lawyer tapped as special master in Jackson megachurch's lawsuit
A Jackson lawyer will oversee pretrial proceedings in a case pitting a Jackson megachurch against its former general manager over ownership of the beleaguered Mississippi Basketball and Athletics complex.
Pastor's attorney: Suit has no merit
An attorney for a Jackson pastor accused in a lawsuit of coercing a young male church member into a sexual relationship says the lawsuit has no merits and the accuser is only seeking his 15 minutes of fame.
Attorney sues to discover Warren mayor's real age
Warren — A local attorney is suing to force the city to clarify Mayor Jim Fouts' date of birth, claiming his "personal aversion" to revealing his age could be against the law.