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Lawyer pleads guilty to NYC insider trading charge
A lawyer has pleaded guilty to an insider trading charge in New York City, raising to 20 the number of defendants who've done so in what authorities call the largest hedge fund insider trading case ever.
Plantation attorney acquitted in federal mortgage fraud case
A federal jury acquitted Broward County attorney Eve Rosen in a 14-count mortgage fraud case Thursday.
Lawyer pleads guilty to insider trading charge in NYC, raising number of guilty pleas to 20
NEW YORK — A lawyer has pleaded guilty to an insider trading charge in New York City, raising to 20 the number of defendants who’ve done so in what authorities call the largest hedge fund insider trading case ever.
NY lawyer pleads guilty to insider trading charge
NEW YORK — A lawyer has pleaded guilty to an insider trading charge in New York City, raising to 20 the number of defendants who have pleaded guilty in what authorities have called the largest hedge fund insider trading case ever.
Roger Clemens' lawyer says accuser lying about steroids
Roger Clemens' top lawyer on Thursday revealed his likely strategy to fight charges that the pitching ace lied to Congress when he said he had not taken performance-enhancing drugs -- his main accuser is himself a liar.
Clemens' lawyer says accuser lying about steroids
Roger Clemens' top lawyer on Thursday revealed his likely strategy to fight charges that the pitching ace lied to Congress when he said he had not taken performance-enhancing drugs -- his main accuser is himself a liar.
Obama: Attorney Gen. to probe gas prices
RENO, Nev., April 21 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama told a town hall meeting in Reno, Nev., Thursday the Justice Department will investigate soaring U.S. fuel prices.
VVEDA shopping for new attorney
He's been their attorney for 20 years, since representatives from each local city formed the Victor Valley Economic Development Authority to help redevelop the area surrounding shuttered George Air Force Base.But three out of five VVEDA commissioners voted this week to consider replacing...
Disability Lawyer Wins Florida Widow's Appeal for Benefits in VA Court
TAMPA, Fla.,April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida disability benefits lawyer John V. Tucker volunteered his services three years ago to an organization that matches lawyers with clients who lost appeals for Veterans Administration (VA) benefits. His assigned client was the widow of a World War II veteran. She was denied Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) in 2001 after her husband died ...
Defendant's wife, lawyer locked in affair
GROVE CITY, Ohio, April 21 (UPI) -- While an imprisoned Ohio man was on trial for killing his parents 15 years ago, his wife and defense attorney were having a sexual affair, court documents show.
Attorney general calls for 'performance culture' in state government
Possible 2012 Republican gubernatorial contender Rob McKenna speaks to the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce.
Mexico catches cartel lawyer, hires US law firm to go after gun trafficking
MEXICO CITY — Federal police have arrested a lawyer who allegedly helped the Zetas drug cartel manage ransom and extortion payments, which were sometimes handed over in the form of property deeds, Mexican authorities said Thursday.
Mexico arrests lawyer for allegedly helping cartel
Mexican authorities say they have arrested a lawyer who allegedly worked for the Zetas drug cartel managing ransom and extortion payments, sometimes handed over in the form of property deeds.
Nevada Lawyer Launches Patent Assault Over Media Companies' Websites
A Nevada attorney and former tournament blackjack player says he invented—and patented—most forms of targeted online advertising. Now, Sheldon Goldberg has filed a lawsuit demanding royalties from 12 major media companies, including the owners of Conde Nast magazines and alt-weekly publisher Village Voice Media.
Lawyer wants hit & run trial moved
An attorney for a woman accused of killing a Greenfield police officer with her car asked for a test jury Thursday, and a judge turned down that request.   Read more at www.WISHTV.com
Mexico catches cartel lawyer, hires US law firm
Federal police have arrested a lawyer who allegedly helped the Zetas drug cartel manage ransom and extortion payments, which were sometimes handed over in the form of property deeds, Mexican authorities said Thursday.
Local Attorney Accused of Stealing from Clients
A Lakewood-based personal injury attorney has been indicted by a grand jury in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. Bryan Freeman, 41, faces five counts of theft for stealing money from multiple clients.
Attorney General Questions Use of Desegregation Funds
Each year the state gives about $70 million dollars to Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County Special School Districts for desegregation.
Judge kicks attorney off probate case
A Marathon attorney embroiled in a civil lawsuit over his handling of a woman's will no longer can represent her estate, a circuit judge ruled Wednesday. William "Buck" DeVane will be removed as... read more
Mexico Catches Cartel Lawyer, Hires U.S. Law Firm
MEXICO CITY – Federal police have arrested a lawyer who allegedly helped the Zetas drug cartel manage ransom and extortion payments, which were sometimes handed over in the form of property deeds, Mexican authorities said Thursday.
Attorney general goes after Snoop Dogg’s malt liquor
She helped put an end to Cocaine, Blow and Spykes, and now Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants to tone down Blast, a high-alcohol malt beverage brewed by a west suburban company and promoted by Snoop Dogg.Madigan sent a letter Thursday to Pabst Brewing Co. of Woodridge urging it to lessen the alcohol concentration in Blast, a new malt beverage that she calls potentially dangerous to minors, her ...
Serras attorney investigated for ethics violations
MONTROSE — The attorney representing former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra could face disciplinary action for eight alleged violations of professional misconduct. The Colorado Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel filed a complaint Sept. 15 against Littleton attorney Peter Albani. The complaint alleges Albani misrepresented a former client, lied to a judge and put his ...
Attorney says report confirmed suspicions
Suit filed: Claude McCollum, seen here in October 2007, is seeking more than $25,000 in damages. / Rod Sanford/Lansing State Journal file photo Explaining the report: Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III holds a news conference Wednesday to discuss the findings of an attorney general investigation into the handling of the prosecution of Claude McCollum on murder charges.
Attorney general goes after Snoop Dogg’s malt liquor
She helped put an end to Cocaine, Blow and Spykes, and now Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants to tone down Blast, a high-alcohol malt beverage brewed by a west suburban company and promoted by Snoop Dogg.Madigan sent a letter Thursday to Pabst Brewing Co. of Woodridge urging it to lessen the alcohol concentration in Blast, a new malt beverage that she calls potentially dangerous to minors, her ...
Exclusive: Bank of America Lawyer, Consultant Gave Foreclosure Probe Chief $15,000
Last fall, just after Tom Miller made the announcement that he would look into the foreclosure mess, contributions to his campaign coffers for November's election soared
Attorney general website jabs RCS
MURFREESBORO — The Tennessee Attorney General's Conference took a jab at the Rutherford County School system recently by including it among DUI offenders on a "Wall of Shame" in the March issue of "DUI News."
Federal jury acquits Plantation attorney in mortgage fraud case
A Plantation attorney was acquitted of 13 counts of bank fraud on Thursday, after a federal jury found that she did not knowingly participate in a mortgage loan scam that cost three banks $7.9 million.
Federal jury acquits Plantation attorney in mortgage fraud case
A Plantation attorney was acquitted of 13 counts of bank fraud Thursday, after a federal jury found that she did not knowingly participate in a mortgage loan scam that cost three banks $7.9 million.
Prosecutors in China Drop Charges Against Lawyer
Chinese prosecutors unexpectedly dropped charges on Friday against a prominent lawyer, Li Zhuang, whose case had drawn nationwide attention.
Newport lawyer accused of rape
Lawyer D. Keith Johnson of Newport was indicted Thursday by a Campbell County grand jury on one count rape. In an unusual move, Johnson testified for more than an hour before the grand jury.
Conn. lawyer accused of bomb threat faces trial
A Connecticut lawyer charged with making a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of a Republican fundraiser attended by former U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon has pleaded not guilty.
Exclusive: Bank of America Lawyer, Consultant Gave Foreclosure Probe Chief $15,000
Last fall, just after Tom Miller made the announcement that he would look into the foreclosure mess, contributions to his campaign coffers for November's election soared
U.S. Attorney encourages continued collaboration
Joe Hogsett, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, visited Washington Thursday to announce a violent crime initiative to local law enforcement officials.
LAWYER SAYS HE WON'T APPEAR BEFORE STATE ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE
KUALA LUMPUR, 22 April (Bernama) -- Lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harunsaid today he will not appear before the Rights and Privileges Committee of theSelangor Legislative Assembly to which he has been summoned.He described the summons issued to him as a political threat, and said:" Ido not want to submit to the jurisdiction of (a body of) which I am not a memberand to which I am not a party. ...
Lawyer says suspect to plead not guilty in death of student whose attack was seen on webcam
TORONTO — The man accused of killing a Chinese student, attacked in her apartment as her boyfriend watched helplessly through a webcam, will plead not guilty, his lawyer said Friday.
Attorney General Pursues 'Tax Lady' Roni Deutsch
The topic of tax resolution is touchy. No one wants to owe the IRS, yet millions do, some perennial
Clemens' lawyer says accuser is a liar
Roger Clemens' top lawyer on Thursday revealed his likely strategy to fight charges that the pitching ace lied to Congress when he said he had not taken performance-enhancing drugs -- his main accuser is himself a liar.
Timaru lawyer retiring after 43 years
High-profile lawyer Edward Sullivan is set to reduce his involvement at the Timaru law firm in which he has spent 43 years as a partner.
'Baby Shacks' lawyer quits case
The lawyer for the reputed former boss of the new England crime family announces she is stepping down from representing Luigi Manocchio.
EXTRA CONTENT: Whitley School Board attorney disciplined by Supreme Court
A prominent local attorney has been disciplined by Kentucky Supreme Court for failing to adequately represent one of his clients.
Lawyer says suspect in York student's death to plead not guilty
Steven Krys, who is representing 29-year-old Brian Dickson, says he anticipates putting together a "very strong defence."
Mulcaire's lawyer refuses to say who is paying his legal costs
No word from News International on whether or not it is funding the legal expenses of convicted voicemail interceptor Glenn Mulcaire ( see my Monday posting ). Let me remind you what Mulcaire's lawyer, Sarah Webb , was quoted as saying in January when asked if she knew whether News Int was paying her client's fees: "No, we don't know that." That seemed like a surprising admission, and my ...
Lawyer: US soldier charged in Afghan civilian's death being released pending court martial
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The lawyer for one of five soldiers charged with killing Afghan civilians for sport says his client is being released from custody pending his court-martial.
Lawyer: Soldier charged in Afghan killing released
Associated Press - April 22, 2011 2:45 PM ET JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) - The lawyer for 1 of 5 Washington state soldiers charged with killing Afghan civilians for sport says his...
Former Attorney General Reno Helps UF Open Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration
GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "My sister Janet Reno has Parkinson's. My younger brother has Parkinson's. I have essential tremor. Sometimes we would all shake in unison." So said Maggy Hurchalla, a former Martin County, Fla., commissioner who talked about her family's experience with Parkinson's disease at the opening Monday of the University of Florida's new ...
Lawyer refuses to appear before Selangor state assembly
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 03:35:00 KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun said today he will not appear before the Rights and Privileges Committee of the Selangor Legislative Assembly to which he has been summoned. He described the summons issued to him as a political threat, and said:" I do not want to submit to the jurisdiction of (a body of) which I am not a member and to which I am ...
Attorney General Gansler Issues 2010 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Environmental Audit
Annual Report Includes Upper Patapsco, Patuxent, Gunpowder, and Port Tobacco RiversBALTIMORE, MD - A...
Lawyer: Soldier charged in Afghan killing released
The lawyer for one of five Washington state soldiers charged with killing Afghan civilians for sport says his client is being released from custody pending his court martial.
Attorney generals slam 'binge-in-a-can' drink
It's the new Four Loko.
Lawyer: Gadhafi forces committed large scale war crimes
Moammar Gadhafi’s forces have committed crimes against humanity and war crimes on a large scale, according to a human rights lawyer gathering evidence in Libya to present to the International Criminal Court.