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SEC’s Gupta Case Threatens Fair Trial, Rajaratnam’s Lawyer Says
Regulators’ accusations that former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director Rajat Gupta leaked stock tips to Raj Rajaratnam threatens the Galleon Group LLC co-founder’s right to a fair trial on insider-trading charges, a lawyer said.
Lawyer: 'Blood money' best way to free CIA contractor
The lawyer for an American CIA contractor facing murder charges in Pakistan says paying blood money to the relatives of his victims is the "best way" to free the man.
Lawyer says 'blood money' best way to free US man
The payment of "blood money" to the heirs of the two men killed by an American CIA contractor in Pakistan is the best way to free him, his lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer: Fired Philadelphia officer did not intend to deal drugs
Fired Philadelphia Police Officer Mark Williams is a criminal, his defense lawyer conceded Thursday, but he never deliberately conspired to sell heroin and thus should be acquitted on the drug charges he faces in federal court.
Lawyer: Fired Philadelphia officer did not intend to deal drugs
Fired Philadelphia Police Officer Mark Williams is a criminal, his defense lawyer conceded Thursday, but he never deliberately conspired to sell heroin and thus should be acquitted on the drug charges he faces in federal court.
Lawyer: 'Blood Money' Best Way to Free U.S. Man
ISLAMABAD – The payment of "blood money" to the heirs of the two men killed by an American CIA contractor in Pakistan is the best way to free him, his lawyer said Friday.
Ex-White House lawyer joins John Edward's team
Greg Craig hired to fight possible indictment over allegations campaign funds used to hide affair
Ex-White House lawyer joins John Edwards' team
Greg Craig hired to fight possible indictment over allegations campaign funds used to hide affair
Centerville lawyer expands practice into a virtual reality
Centerville lawyer Chad Burton turned the traditional business model for a law firm on its head to create the first virtual law firm in Ohio.What started as a one-person law firm in February 2010 has grown to include two lawyers from Columbus and a recent addition from Cincinnati.
Retirees' lawyer defends beneficiary derivative act bill
A lawyer representing a retirees' group yesterday defended the proposed beneficiary derivative act for the Commonwealth and admits that his clients are the ones behind the bill.
Attorney: Officials didn’t violate law
Clark County Commissioners Steve Stuart and Marc Boldt did not violate the state’s Open Public Meetings Act last month, according to their attorney. Chief Civil Deputy Prosecutor Bronson Potter said a Feb. 21 meeting that had not been included on the commissioners’ calendar did not trigger the OPMA’s notification requirement. Stuart and Boldt attended a meeting at Congresswoman Jaime Herrera ...
Lawyer says homeless Good Samaritan shattered stereotypes (video)
WEST CHESTER — A Pottstown lawyer said stereotypes were shattered recently when a homeless man in the borough found more than $1,400 in cash and turned it over to police.
Miguel Cabrera's attorney confident he'll win DUI case
Florida attorney Michael Kessler wrote the book on DUI defense in Florida — literally. The 51-year-old owner of the Kessler Law Firm in Fort Pierce, Fla., co-authored a book called "The DUI Book: Florida Edition."
Criminal lawyer on charges
AN Ipswich criminal lawyer was caught drink-driving and driving without due care.
Nebraska Attorney Disbarred Over 49 Ethical Breeches
The Nebraska Supreme Court has disbarred a Lincoln attorney for years of ethical breaches that affected at least 11 client cases.
Attorney: Whitley to plead not guilty
Demarco Whitley, the 18-year-old Glenbard West student charged with raping a girl last year just before a fatal car crash, will plead not guilty to criminal sexual assault later this month, his attorney said today.
Attorney: Whitley to plead not guilty
Demarco Whitley, the 18-year-old Glenbard West student charged with raping a girl last year just before a fatal car crash, will plead not guilty to criminal sexual assault later this month, his attorney said today.
Attorney: Whitley to plead not guilty
Demarco Whitley, the 18-year-old Glenbard West student charged with raping a girl last year just before a fatal car crash, will plead not guilty to criminal sexual assault later this month, his attorney said today.
Attorney: Whitley to plead not guilty
Demarco Whitley, the 18-year-old Glenbard West student charged with raping a girl last year just before a fatal car crash, will plead not guilty to criminal sexual assault later this month, his attorney said today.
Lawyer says homeless Good Samaritan shattered stereotypes (video)
WEST CHESTER — A Pottstown lawyer said stereotypes were shattered recently when a homeless man in the borough found more than $1,400 in cash and turned it over to police.
Watchdog probing if SEC lawyer had Madoff conflicts
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The top watchdog at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation into whether the agency's senior lawyer should have been allowed to handle Bernard Madoff matters even though his deceased mother had invested with the convicted swindler.
Alleged castration killer too crazy for trial: lawyer
Accused castration killer Renato Seabra may claim he is too crazy to be tried for the torture death of his Portuguese lover in a midtown hotel, his defense lawyer said Friday.
Attorney: Whitley to plead not guilty
Demarco Whitley, the 18-year-old Glenbard West student charged with raping a girl last year just before a fatal car crash, will plead not guilty to criminal sexual assault later this month, his attorney said today.
Attorney General visits Christchurch
Australia's Attorney-General has arrived in earthquake-ravaged Christchurch to thank hundreds of Australians working there.
Attorney General visits Christchurch
Australia's Attorney-General has arrived in Christchurch to thank hundreds of Australians working there.
Attorney General visits Christchurch
Australia's Attorney-General has arrived in Christchurch to thank hundreds of Australians working there.
Australian Attorney-General to visit Christchurch today
Australian Attorney-General Robert McClelland arrives in earthquake-ravaged Christchurch today to thank hundreds of Australians working on the ground and restate Australia's commitment to help.
Former Waterloo teacher’s pouring chocolate on student not sexual, attorney says
An attorney for a former Waterloo teacher accused of pouring chocolate syrup on a student in 2009 argued Friday the act wasn’t sexually motivated and therefore, didn’t constitute the criminal charges filed.
Watchdog probing if SEC lawyer had Madoff conflict
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The top watchdog at the Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation into whether the agency's senior lawyer should have been allowed to handle Bernard Madoff matters even though his deceased mother had invested with the convicted swindler.
Lawyer files fresh affidavit for probe against Balakrishnan
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday permitted advocate M.L. Sharma, who has sought a probe against the former Chief Justice of India and Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, K.G. Balakrishnan, and his family, to file an additional affidavit. He filed it immediately.
Wounded cabbie’s lawyer: Off-duty officer was drunk
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y — The attorney for a Long Island cab driver wounded in a dispute with two off-duty Nassau County policemen claims the officer who shot his client was intoxicated. William Petrillo said in court Friday he didn’t have the evidence, but contended several sources told him medical...
Aust's Attorney-General to visit NZ
Australia's Attorney-General arrives in Christchurch to thank hundreds of Australians working on the ground.
Former SEC lawyer to testify on Madoff
WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers say a former counsel to the Securities and Exchange Commission may have had conflicts of interest in his legal actions against Bernard Madoff.
Bell hearing: Ex-city attorney says that's not his signature on Rizzo's salary contracts
Bell’s former city attorney testified Friday that while his signature appeared on several of contracts that gave former city administrator Robert Rizzo his increasingly lucrative salary, he didn’t sign any of them. Edward Lee’s testimony came as a Los Angeles...
Should All Lawyer Scoldings Be Public?
One most effective ways to deter bad behavior is to publicly expose those who are caught.
Judge allows new defense lawyer for Jackson doctor
A judge has allowed a new attorney to join the defense team of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death.
Ersland's attorney wants old judge back
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Last fall, District Attorney David Prater filed a judicial complaint of misconduct against District Judge Tammy Bass-Lesure. She stepped down. The complaint was dismissed.
Lohan's lawyer pushes for jail sentence cut
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer is reportedly working on a sentence deal in her felony grand theft case.
Attorney accused in drug case has hearing postponed
The defendant's health was cited as a reason to postpone an initial hearing in the federal case against Marion attorney Robert Drew.
Judge Allows New Defense Lawyer for Jackson Doctor
Judge permits new attorney to join criminal defense team of Michael Jackson's physician
Attorney general: Lakewood man stole from golf courses in Boulder County, Broomfield
The Colorado Attorney General's Office and Broomfield police have arrested a Lakewood man on suspicion of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of items from individuals and golf courses along the Front Range.
Phil Spector, attorney Robert Shapiro settle dispute
There will be no courtroom showdown between imprisoned music producer Phil Spector and Robert Shapiro, the noted criminal lawyer he first tapped to defend him from murder charges. Spector settled a lawsuit demanding that Shapiro return a $1-million retainer fee...
Local attorney accused of child sex assault
A local attorney is out on bond Friday evening after being charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Attorney confirms probe into office of Brookdale Community College President Burnham
MIDDLETOWN — Brookdale Community College attorney John M. Cantalupo has confirmed that an investigation has been opened into the college president's office. The college president, Peter F. Burnham, has been placed on administrative leave over questionable spending out of his office.
Ill. Attorney General Lodges Complaint Against Chicago Company
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said this week that crimes targeting the pocketbook are a major concern for her office and for the state's consumers.
‘Jihad Jane’ conspirator to plead guilty: lawyer
A Colorado woman will plead guilty in federal court in Philadelphia on Tuesday to a count of providing material aid to terrorists, her lawyer said Thursday.
Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer reportedly working on getting her a reduced jail sentence
Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer is reportedly working on getting her a reduced jail sentence in her felony grand theft case.
SEC internally investigating lawyer Becker's strange story of Madoff profits
As the man who recently departed the general counsel's office at the Securities and Exchange Commission looks down the barrel of more than one congressional inquiry into his "multiple potential conflicts of interest," the SEC's inspector general has also.
Fraud Case Against Lawyer Remains Stalled
Martin Guajardo, a lawyer who has been sued by the San Francisco city attorney for defrauding immigrants, has not been located and the legal action against him as stalled.
Former Seattle schools attorney reverses course, offers to talk with scandal investigator
The former top attorney for Seattle Public Schools, who previously refused to talk to a school-district investigator about his knowledge of problems in the district's small-business program, reversed course Friday, informing the district he is willing to provide information.