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Lawyer: Van der Sloot to plead temporary insanity in killing of Peruvian woman
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Joran van der Sloot plans to plead guilty to killing a young Peruvian woman he met gambling but will argue temporary insanity in a bid to shorten his sentence, his defense lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: Van der Sloot to plead temporary insanity
Joran van der Sloot plans to plead guilty to killing a young Peruvian woman he met gambling but will argue temporary insanity in a bid to significantly shorten his sentence, his defense lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer says Van der Sloot to plead guilty in Peru killing, but will argue temporary insanity
LIMA, Peru - Joran van der Sloot plans to plead guilty to killing a young Peruvian woman he met gambling but will argue temporary insanity in a bid to significantly shorten his sentence, his defence lawyer said Monday.
Trial for ex-Aryan Nations lawyer delayed
The federal trial of a former Aryan Nations attorney accused of hiring a man to kill his wife and her mother is being delayed again and will be moved to Boise, Idaho.
Attorney General Warns Of Grant Scam
The Nevada attorney general is warning small businesses to be wary of telemarketers who promise federal or corporate money if the business pays the caller to write a grant request for a fee.
Assistant county attorney resigns following assault allegation
An assistant county attorney charged with assaulting his wife in January has voluntarily resigned as a county prosecutor under a court agreement reached Monday.
Lawyer on perjury charge
KUALA LUMPUR: A senior lawyer was charged in a Sessions Court here with giving false evidence in his ongoing forgery trial.
Prominent Madison Lawyer Accused Of Misconduct
A prominent Madison lawyer has been accused of misconduct involving a number clients.
Attorney was certain of Marilyn's murder
John W. Miner was a former Los Angeles County deputy district attorney who was an investigator in the 1962 death of Marilyn Monroe, and made headlines in recent years when he revealed the contents of private tapes the actor recorded for her psychiatrist shortly before her death.
Trial for ex-Aryan Nations lawyer delayed in Idaho
The federal trial of a former Aryan Nations attorney accused of hiring a man to kill his wife and her mother was delayed again Monday and will be moved to Boise, Idaho, because of extensive pretrial publicity.
Attorney General Unveils Top Consumer Complaints for 2010
Attorney General John Suthers releases the top ten consumer complaints for 2010.
Attorney seeks help from those arrested
A lawyer representing a Pontiac man in a lawsuit against the Pontiac Police Department and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is looking for assistance.
Polygamy 'consumes' and abuses youths: lawyer tells B.C. court
A lawyer for the B.C. government says polygamy "consumes its young" and warns that there will be many more victims if the practice of multiple marriages is decriminalized in Canada.
Iowa attorney general says it will be months before final deal with banks on foreclosures
WASHINGTON - Iowa's attorney general said Monday it will be several months before a final deal is reached with five big U.S. banks on changing the system of foreclosures to compel lenders to modify more struggling homeowners' loans.
Documents detail Van der Sloot defense
The lawyer for Joran Van der Sloot, the Dutch national accused of killing a 21-year-old woman in Lima, Peru, last year, said Monday he has asked the court to charge his client with the lesser offense of manslaughter.
Polygamy 'consumes' and abuses youths: lawyer tells B.C. court
A lawyer for the B.C. government says polygamy "consumes its young" and warns that there will be many more victims if the practice of multiple marriages is decriminalized in Canada.
Lawyer says Shantiago Smith wrongly accused in robbery, shooting
First witness in trial identifies Shantiago Smith as gunman who robbed pub
Former lawyer convicted of ripping off clients
share: digg facebook twitter A former San Antonio attorney accused of ripping off more than 170 clients who responded to ads promising a cheap fix for traffic tickets was convicted Monday of felony misapplication of fiduciary property. Under terms of a plea agreement reached in January, Diana Minella has paid back $36,000 in restitution to former clients and was ordered Monday to permanently ...
Boston Attorney To Challenge Constitutionality Of Fees To Fight Traffic Tickets
A Boston attorney is set to challenge the constitutionality of the fees imposed on drivers who are fighting traffic tickets.
Bell criminal hearings: Attorneys blocked from questioning former city attorney
Defense lawyers grew frustrated Monday after being prohibited from questioning Bell’s former city attorney about conversations he had with their clients. Attorneys representing current and former Bell officials accused of misappropriating funds were stopped numerous times in the middle of...
Lawyer: Van der Sloot to plead temporary insanity in killing of Peruvian woman
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Joran van der Sloot plans to plead guilty to killing a young Peruvian woman he met gambling but will argue temporary insanity in a bid to shorten his sentence, his defense lawyer said Monday.
Defense Attorney: Kirkpatrick to Plead Not Guilty at Arraignment
The defense attorney for Stathis Kirkpatrick said the teen plans to plead not guilty at his arraignment Monday.
S. Hazard Gillespie, Former U.S. Attorney, Dies at 100
Mr. Gillespie, as a United States attorney, went after crooked financiers, labor racketeers and a Guatemalan diplomat doubling as a heroin smuggler.
Mexico lawyer for French woman files final appeal
The lawyer for a French woman serving a 60-year sentence on kidnapping charges in Mexico said Monday that he has filed a final appeal arguing her rights under Mexico's constitution were violated.
Lawyer: Van der Sloot to plead temporary insanity in killing of Peruvian woman
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Joran van der Sloot plans to plead guilty to killing a young Peruvian woman he met gambling but will argue temporary insanity in a bid to shorten his sentence, his defense lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: Salvatore F. DiMasi firm despite plea
A software salesman snagged in the State House bribery scandal that toppled political powerbroker Salvatore F....
Attorney blazes trail, connects youths with justice
Winifred Acosta NeSmith has not let anything stand in the way of achieving greatness and ensuring others have similar opportunities.
Lawyer: Casey Anthony's statements to police, family should be tossed
Casey Anthony's defense attorneys pushed Monday to have statements made by their client to law enforcement and relatives thrown out ahead of her murder trial, claiming the Florida single mother wasn't read her Miranda rights until three months after her daughter Caylee was reported missing.
'Attorney for the ordinary man' loved law, music, faith
STOCKTON - Irving Myron Corren, known for his love of the law, music and his Jewish faith, died Monday at 85. He was a son and grandson of downtown Stockton merchants.
Miramichi lawyer to stand trial
A prominent Miramichi lawyer will stand trial once again on an obstruction of justice charge that raises important questions about the client-solicitor relationship.
Mother of Talwars'' lawyer found murdered in house
New Delhi, Mar 8 (PTI) The mother of a lawyer who appears for Rajesh Talwar and his wife Nupur, accused in Aarushi murder case, was today found strangulated in an East Delhi house and the police suspected robbery could be the motive behind the crime.Ana Menon, the mother of lawyer Rebbeca Mammen John who is appearing for the Talwar family in the case, was found strangulated in her residence in ...
Ohio attorney general to keep fugitive surrender program
COLUMBUS (AP) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said he will hire a staff member to coordinate a state program to allow fugitives to safely surrender after the U.S. Marshals Service cut funding for the program nationwide.
Mother of Talwars' lawyer found murdered
Rebbeca Mammen John's mother was found strangulated in her residence in Delhi.
Attorney-General's 'offensive' joke
PREMIER-IN-WAITING John Rau joked that Yuendumu Aborigines camped in Adelaide's South Parklands should be taken to Ceduna or Streaky Bay, sources allege.
Syrian human rights lawyer freed
A prominent Syrian human rights lawyer has been released from prison, his son told CNN Tuesday.
Idaho attorney general warns of grandparent scam
The Idaho Attorney General's Office is warning seniors of an uptick in "grandparent" scams.
Attorney General Supports Prevention for Youths Over Courts
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says some programs aimed at scaring troubled teens into better behavior are failing in their mission.
Top human rights lawyer 'freed from Syrian jail'
Leading Syrian human rights lawyer Haythem al-Maleh was freed from jail on Tuesday, benefitting from a presidential pardon, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Lawyer calls 2nd man in NM dog beheading a 'moron'
A defense attorney representing a second New Mexico man charged in a dog beheading case says his client might be a "moron," but he is not guilty of animal abuse.
Attorney asks judge to bar some photos, testimony from murder trail
Mirinda Boob’s attorney is asking a Centre County judge to ban certain crime scene photo
D.C. Attorney General to 'facilitate' investigations into allegations against Gray
The D.C. Attorney General will "help facilitate" investigations by the inspector general and the Office of Campaign Finance into allegations that members of the Gray for Mayor campaign paid off another candidate to attack Mayor Adrian Fenty on the campaign trail. In a statement released Tuesday morning, Attorney General Irvin Nathan said "in order to avoid duplication of efforts and in an ...
Second Man In Dog Beheading Called 'Moron' By Attorney
A defense attorney representing a second Farmington-area man on trial in a dog beheading case says his client might be a 'moron,' but he is not guilty of animal abuse.
State’s Attorney: Appeals court opinion ‘favorable’ for county
Wabash County State's Attorney Cassandra Goldman on Monday said the county has received a favorable ruling by the Illinois Second District Appellate Court in its litigation against the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).
Ephrata attorney defends changes
EPHRATA - Attorney Katherine Kenison told the Ephrata City Council the proposed amendment to the city's sewer ordinance is not unique.
Eight apply for Marshall Co. attorney
Eight lawyers applied to be the Marshall County Commission's attorney. Applications were accepted for two weeks through 4:30 p.m. Monday. District 1 Commissioner Bill Stricklend said commissioners will review the applications and begin interviews in a week or two.
No proven link between Diab and men spotted in synagogue bombing: lawyer
Defence lawyer Donald Bayne launched a blistering attack on the extradition case against Hassan Diab Tuesday, claiming there is no evidence that the former University of Ottawa professor was even in France the day he is alleged to have planted a bomb outside a Paris synagogue.
Attorney General: New Trier violated Open Meetings Act
The Illinois Attorney General has found that the New Trier High School District 203 board has violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act.
Lawyer to file appeal on behalf of dying Ontario baby
More court action is expected in the case of baby Joseph Maraachli who suffers from a rare neurological condition.
Baby Joseph's parents retain new lawyer
The parents of Baby Joseph have retained a lawyer who says he will appeal to Ontario's top court to stop a London, Ont., hospital from removing the infant from life support.
Attorney General Koster files suit against Windsor man over air conservation law violation
Missouri Attorney General Christ Koster has filed suit against a Pettis County man for violating Missouri’s air conservation laws.