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Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to appeal Bessemer bingo ruling
AG says circuit court lacks authority in bingo hall closings.
Chicago lawyer convicted of mortgage fraud
A disbarred Chicago lawyer faces the possibility of a lengthy prison term after a jury convicted her this week in a mortgage fraud case.
Attorney contract on BOE agenda
The attorney contract committee has reached an agreement with Cumberland County Board of Education Attorney Earl Patton for a new contract.
Attorney General’s office announces housing workshops
The Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force is sponsoring free statewide housing workshops on March 22 in Milford and March 23 in Wilmington to help Delawareans who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure.
Attorney killed by ex-husband in Oklahoma City murder-suicide
An Edmond attorney was killed by her ex-husband in a murder-suicide, police say. The bodies were found Tuesday evening in Oklahoma City.
Robert A. George, prominent defense attorney, charged with money laundering
2006 Globe File Photo Robert A. George meets with reporters outside Barnstable Superior Court after Christopher McCowen was convicted...
Attorney charged with money laundering
BOSTON - Boston defense attorney Robert A. George was charged today in federal court with conspiring to launder drug proceeds and laundering drug proceeds.
Nunnally named new city attorney
Timothy H. Nunnally, who has been a member of the city attorney staff since 1988, was named the head of the city of Tuscaloosa's Office of the City Attorney by Mayor Walt Maddox.
High court unlikely to grant right to lawyer
The Supreme Court appears unlikely to rule that delinquent parents must be given a lawyer before judges can jail them for not paying child support.
Attorney Pleads Guilty to Making Illegal Bank Deposits
A Montebello Attorney who had allegedly funneled more than $300,000 in cash through seven different bank accounts pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of conspiracy to structure cash transactions and one count of subscribing to a false tax return.
Boston lawyer charged in scheme to hide drug money
A prominent Boston defense attorney has been charged with conspiracy and money laundering after allegedly plotting to conceal the source of more than $225,000 in drug money.
Lawyer: A 'damn good nurse' accused of stealing patient's drugs
The nurse accused of telling a patient to "man up" while she stole his surgical pain medication made her first court appearance Wednesday, fresh from drug rehab.
Well-Known Attorney Charged In Drug Money Laundering Scheme
A well-known defense attorney was charged Wednesday in a drug money laundering conspiracy.
UBS tricked Madoff victims with prospectus: lawyer
Swiss bank UBS "tricked" victims of Bernard Madoff's giant Ponzi scheme by sponsoring a Luxembourg-registered fund that for four years fed assets directly to the fraudster without saying so in its prospectus, a Paris court heard on Wednesday.
Ballard lawyer defends banks in Hollywood 'lawsuit'
Josh Cohen, bank lawyer at Philadelphia-based Ballard Spahr, plays a version of himself, defending Wall Street against foreclosed subprime borrowers and the taxpayers and public officials who have to clean up after them.
Boston lawyer charged in scheme to hide drug money
A prominent Boston defense attorney is denying charges that he laundered more than $225,000 in drug money.
Lawyer Rifkin Discusses Blankfein Testimony
March 23 (Bloomberg) -- Mark Rifkin, partner at Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, talks about the insider-trading trial of Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam and the implications for Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and the hedge fund industry.
Attorney General to crack down on gas prices
The state Attorney General is putting gas stations on watch as his office cracks down on illegal price gauging.
Robert A. George, prominent defense attorney, charged with money laundering
2006 Globe File Photo Robert A. George meets with reporters outside Barnstable Superior Court after Christopher McCowen was convicted...
Boston lawyer charged in scheme to hide drug money
A prominent Boston defense attorney was charged Wednesday with conspiracy and money laundering in what federal prosecutors say was a plot to conceal the source of more than $225,000 in drug money.
Ex-Glaxo Lawyer Stevens Wins Dismissal of U.S. False-Statements Indictment
An ex- GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) lawyer won dismissal of a false-statements case as a judge ruled prosecutors misinformed the grand jury that indicted her.
LT's 'pimp' set to plead guilty: defense lawyer
The ex-con charged with pimping out an underage hooker to disgraced New York Giants legend Lawrence Taylor is ready to get thrown for a loss. Rasheed Davis -- who fired his lawyer and backed out of a plea deal last month -- is "99.9 percent" certain to plead guilty...
Attorney-client privilege not a blank check to secrecy
The state Supreme Court sent a clear message this week that the aim of the state's Freedom of I
Walker removes lawyer representing state in suit over domestic partner registry
A Madison lawyer who has been representing the state in a lawsuit that has challenged Wisconsin's domestic partner registry has been removed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Attorney General Targets High Gas Prices
On his first visit to Binghamton since taking office, New York's new Attorney General Eric Schneiderman put gas station operators on notice. Any hint of price gouging will be met with a vigorous investigation. Schneiderman says there is anecdotal evidence that some gasoline prices are higher than is justified by the rising cost of crude oil. "The issue here is that whenever there is a particular ...
Greedy lawyer dashes duo’s dream
JOHOR BARU: Their dream to own a home here was dashed when a mother and daughter from Singapore allegedly lost more than RM400,000 to a senior lawyer they had engaged to draw up the sales and purchase agreement.
Attorney for Bay City brother charged in woman's death seeks suppression of evidence
BAY CITY — The attorney for one of two brothers charged in the death of an Endicott, NY, woman has asked a judge to suppress evidence he says was obtained illegally.
Attorney comes to Dr. Kaplan's defense with newspaper ad
Days after his medical license is suspended for allegedly re-using single-use needle guides during prostate biopsies, Dr. Michael Kaplan's attorney has gone public, openly defending his client's actions.
Attorney: Offer to Save Kennewick Taxpayers Rejected
The attorney for the former operating of a Kennewick golf course says the city is rejecting the offer to take $1,000,000 off the judgement it owes, gambling on the idea that the whole suit will be thrown out.
Leonard I. Weinglass, Lawyer, Dies, 77; Defended Renegades and the Notorious
Mr. Weinglass was at the center of many contentious cases, including the Chicago Seven, the Pentagon Papers and the Hearst kidnapping.
Suit: Torrance deputy city attorney, sheriffs forced widow to spend $3M in legal fees
A Torrance deputy city attorney, his wife and four members of the Sheriff's Department conspired to keep a late millionaire with dementia from his spouse for more than a year, forcing her to spend $3 million in legal fees, the widow's attorney told a Los Angeles jury Wednesday.
Lawyer representing Madoff victims calls for trustee Picard to resign
Three days after attorneys for the owners of the Mets assailed the credibility of the trustee overseeing the Bernie Madoff bankruptcy case and filed a motion to dismiss his $1 billion lawsuit against them, a lawyer representing 500 Madoff victims called f.
An attorney defends his defense
Two days after his client was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a UNC Charlotte student, Mark Carver's attorney stood by his strategy of presenting no witnesses in his client's defense.
State Bar of California won't discipline attorney in fraud
An L.A. County judge had referred Juan Dominguez, a personal injury lawyer, to the bar after he was found to have been central to a scheme to have fake plaintiffs lie about becoming sterile from pesticide exposure while working at Dole-affiliated banana farms in Nicaragua. The State Bar of California has declined to discipline a Los Angeles attorney who was accused of orchestrating a massive ...
Greedy Lawyer Dashes Duo's Dream
JOHOR BAHRU, 24 MARCH, 2011 : Their dream to own a home here was dashed when a mother and daughter from Singapore allegedly lost more than RM400,000 to a senior lawyer they had engaged to draw up the sales and purchase agreement, the Star reported.
Defense lawyer is accused of laundering drug money
Robert A. George, a prominent defense lawyer who has represented a who’s who of clients from members of the New England Mafia to the trash collector convicted in a notorious Cape Cod murder, was arrested yesterday on federal charges of laundering drug money.
CRESTWOOD > City attorney to investigate campaign flier
Crestwood's city attorney said Tuesday night he will investigate a complaint by a former alderman that city firefighters have endorsed Mayor Roy Robinson in his bid for re-election in April.
Attorney fined $5K, called a 'menace'
Appellate court: Greco 'a menace to his clients' The federal court of appeals in Chicago reprimanded a lawyer for unprofessional behavior during a lawsuit and fined him $5,000.
Lawyer: NYC bus driver sober, awake before crash
A lawyer for the driver of a tour bus that crashed in New York City and killed 15 people says he was sober and fully awake when the accident happened.
Attorney general sues local woman over cancelled bus trips
  Attorney General Lisa Madigan is suing a Springfield woman accused of soliciting thousands of dollars to pay for trips that later were cancelled. 
Lawyer: NYC bus driver sober, awake before crash
The driver of a tour bus that crashed on a highway while returning from a casino, killing 15 people, claims he was sober, rested and fully awake when the accident happened, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney general targets EPA regulations
Attorney General Scott Pruitt has sent notice of intent to file suit to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson for EPA’s plan to deprive the state’s authority to propose its regulatory plan to reduce regional haze in Oklahoma.
Lawyer 'cops' a feel after sex bust: police
A Brooklyn lawyer busted for a sex crime later tried to get freaky at the precinct -- groping the arresting officer and trying to kiss her male sergeant, authorities said yesterday. Barry Bondorowsky, 66, stunned cops at the 84th Precinct Monday when he "repeatedly tried to grab the [arresting] officer...
Killer tries to pull plea over lawyer's 'loyalties'
An admitted mob killer filed suit yesterday to take back his guilty plea on grounds that he got bad advice from a lawyer with "divided loyalties." Reputed Gambino crime-family soldier John Matera claims attorney Jeffrey Lichtman provided "ineffective assistance" because he was "simultaneously" representing another gangster who took part in...
Lawyer: Driver of NY tour bus was sober, awake before crash that killed 15 people
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The driver of a tour bus that crashed on a highway while returning to Manhattan's Chinatown from a casino, killing 15 people, claims he was sober, rested and fully awake when the accident happened, his lawyer said.
Lawyer sues to know mayor's age
WARREN, Mich., March 24 (UPI) -- A Michigan lawyer's lawsuit against a city claims the mayor's "personal aversion" to giving his age could violate laws.
Former Glaxo lawyer wins dismissal of case
BLOOMBERG NEWS A former GlaxoSmithKline P.L.C. lawyer won dismissal of a false-statements case Wednesday as a judge ruled prosecutors misinformed the grand jury that indicted her.
Former Glaxo lawyer wins dismissal of case
BLOOMBERG NEWS A former GlaxoSmithKline P.L.C. lawyer won dismissal of a false-statements case Wednesday as a judge ruled prosecutors misinformed the grand jury that indicted her.
Tuscaloosa names new city attorney
A lawyer who worked his way up the ranks of the city of Tuscaloosa’s legal staff got the department’s top job Wednesday morning.
Vancouver lawyer fails to prove coffee bar music too loud, judge rules
A Vancouver lawyer who moved into an apartment adjacent to a trendy Commercial Drive café and then sued the business for playing its music too loud has lost his case.