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Lawyer accused in bribery scheme goes on trial in Cuyahoga County corruption case
William Mitchell, 63, a stocky former college football player who became a lawyer and specialized in medical malpractice cases, went on trial Monday morning in federal court on charges accusing him of conspiring to bribe then-Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo.
Attorney: St. John's abuse suits settled
Nine men who filed lawsuits claiming sexual abuse at the hands of monks or priests have reached settlements with St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, the plaintiffs' attorney said Monday.
Attorney General, Pruitt, set to speak Tuesday night
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt will be in Duncan to speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Western Property Management community room.
Vietnamese dissident lawyer gets 7 years in prison
A dissident lawyer and son of a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader was sentenced to seven years in prison and another three years house arrest Monday for calling for an end to Vietnam's government and its one-party system.
Defense Lawyer Wants Venue Change In Zahra Baker Case
A defense lawyer for a woman accused in the death of her stepdaughter said he will push to move any trial out of Catawba County because of all the publicity the case has received.
Accused 9/11 mastermind to face military trial
Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other alleged 9/11 terrorists will be tried before a military tribunal.
Lawyer: Inmate Hit Head, Shouldn't Be Executed
A lawyer for death row inmate Robert Simon Jr. claims the prisoner hit his head in prison and is incompetent for execution.
Vietnamese dissident lawyer gets 7 years in prison
A dissident lawyer and son of a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader was sentenced to seven years in prison and another three years house arrest Monday for calling for an end to Vietnam's government and its one-party system.
Lockerbie Lawyer Meets Libyan Rebels Over 'Evidence' Of Gaddafi Involvement
ABritish lawyer representing victims of the Lockerbie bombing is meeting Libya's revolutionary leaders in pursuit of evidence a senior rebel claims to have that Muammar Gaddafi ordered the attack.
Vietnamese dissident lawyer jailed
A dissident lawyer and son of a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader was sentenced to seven years in prison and another three years house arrest.
Vietnamese dissident lawyer jailed
A dissident lawyer and son of a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader was sentenced to seven years in prison and another three years house arrest.
Attorney General: No Gitmo detainees to Illinois
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says no detainees from Guantanamo Bay will be brought to an Illinois prison originally intended to help close Gitmo.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says his office will prosecute any cases out of Brighton bingo raid
Prosecutors from the Birmingham Division of the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office will be appointed to assist in the prosecutions.
9/11 suspects to face military tribunals, Attorney General Eric Holder announces
Associated PressKhalid Sheikh Mohammed is seen shortly after his capture during a raid in Pakistan, in this March 1, 2003 file photo. WASHINGTON -- Yielding to political opposition, Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed...
District Attorney's Office take two women into custody for prostitution at Hereford Township business
The Berks County District Attorney’s office has issued a statement involving the arrest of two women in Hereford Township on charges of prostitution.
Lawyer: Garrido to plead guilty Thursday in Dugard kidnapping
Accused kidnapper Phillip Garrido is expected to plead guilty Thursday to the 1991 abduction of 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard in a bid to show compassion for Dugard as well as his wife, Nancy, one of the lawyers in the case told The Bee today.
Todi lawyer defends role
Ashok Todi had done nothing illegal by trying to break daughter Priyanka’s marriage with Rizwanur Rahman, the industrialist’s lawyer submitted in the city sessions court on Monday.
Attorney: Murder suspect to seek change of venue
An attorney for Elisa Baker, the stepmother accused of killing 10-year-old Zahra Baker, said Monday he plans to file for a change of venue because of the publicity the North Carolina case has received.
Pike river families want truth over justice, says lawyer
A lawyer for families of the Pike River mine disaster says they do not want to hold anyone accountable and are simply seeking the truth from a Royal Commission of Inquiry, which begins its procedural stages today.
Lawyer: Pike River families want truth over justice
A lawyer for families of the Pike River mine disaster says they do not want to hold anyone accountable and are simply seeking the truth.
Audit of District Attorney's Office Shows No Violations
A state audit of the Baldwin County District Attorney's Office shows no violations of state or local laws or regulations under former DA Judy Newcomb.
Lawyer: Jaycee Dugard's captor to plead guilty
Phillip Garrido expected to plead guilty to holding Jaycee Dugard captive for 18 years; wife seeks better plea deal
Attorney: Phillip Garrido Prepared to Plead Guilty in Dugard Case
An attorney in the case of a Northern California girl held captive for 18 years says defendant Phillip Garrido will plead guilty to all charges and his wife will go to trial unless she gets a better plea deal.
Lawyer Expects Garrido To Plead Guilty
An attorney in the case of a Northern California girl held captive for 18 years says defendant Phillip Garrido will plead guilty to all charges and his wife will go to trial unless she gets a better plea deal.
Attorney: Phillip Garrido To Plead Guilty
An attorney in the case of a Northern California girl held captive for 18 years says defendant Phillip Garrido is expected to plead guilty later this week.
Lawyer expects Phillip Garrido to plead guilty in Jaycee Dugard kidnapping
JASON DEAREN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO An attorney in the case of a Northern California girl held captive for 18 years said Monday he expects defendant Phillip Garrido to plead guilty to all charges and his wife to go to trial unless she gets a better plea deal. Lawyer Stephen Tapson, who represents defendant Nancy Garrido, said her husband will likely make the guilty plea on Thursday at a ...
Lawyer expects man to plead guilty in kidnap case
An attorney in the case of a Northern California girl held captive in a backyard compound for 18 years said Monday he expects defendant Phillip Garrido to plead guilty to all charges and his wife to go to trial unless she gets a better plea deal.
Lawyer expects man to plead guilty to abducting California girl held captive for 18 years
SAN FRANCISCO — An attorney in the case of a Northern California girl held captive in a backyard compound for 18 years said Monday he expects defendant Phillip Garrido to plead guilty to all charges and his wife to go to trial unless she gets a better plea deal.
Zahra Baker death: stepmother's lawyer calls for trial to be moved
A defence lawyer for Elisa Baker, the woman accused in the death of her stepdaughter Zahra, said he will push to move any trial out of Catawba County, North Carolina because of all the publicity the case has received.
Lawyer: Man could plead guilty in Dugard case
An attorney in the case of a Northern California girl held captive for 18 years said Monday he expects defendant Phillip Garrido to plead guilty to all charges and his wife to go to trial unless she gets a better plea deal.
NH attorney general says fatal shooting justified
New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney says police in Concord were justified in the shooting death of a man they say came at them with a hatchet last month.
Attorney charged with fraud fails to appear in court
Attorney charged with fraud fails to appear in court By stephen hunt The Salt Lake Tribune Published Apr 4, 2011 05:57PM MDT Farmington • A 2nd District Court judge issued a no-bail arrest warrant Monday for a Salt Lake City attorney charged with stealing nearly $250,000 from an elderly Davis County woman. Thomas Blonquist, 72, failed to appear for a pre-trial conference on Monday before Judge ...
Defense lawyer wants venue change in N.C. girl's case
By Mitch Weiss NEWTON, N.C. A defense lawyer for a woman accused in the death of her stepdaughter said Monday he will push to move any trial out of Catawba County because of all the publicity the case has received.
City attorney: CNET head was not part of Antioch searches cited in civil suit
Search of hydroponics store forms pillar of suit; city claims ex-narcotics commander was never involved.
Phillip Garrido expected to plead guilty in Jaycee Dugard kidnapping, attorney says
Attorney in case says Phillip Garrido expected to accept deal out of compassion for victim and wife
Lawyer expects Garrido to plead guilty in kidnap case
An attorney in the case says he expects defendant Phillip Garrido to plead guilty to all charges.
Phillip Garrido expected to plead guilty in Jaycee Dugard kidnapping, attorney says
Attorney in case says Phillip Garrido expected to accept deal to show compassion for victim, wife
Defense lawyer wants venue change in Baker case
A defense lawyer for a woman accused in the death of her stepdaughter said Monday he will push to move any trial out of Catawba County because of all the publicity the case has received.
Pike River too broke to participate in Inquiry - lawyer
The lawyer for Pike River Coal Ltd says the company does not have the money to fully participate in the inquiry.
Lawyer: Jaycee Dugard's Captor To Plead Guilty
Lawyer Stephen Tapson, who represents defendant Nancy Garrido, said Monday her husband will make a guilty plea on Thursday at a pretrial conference.
Lawyer expects man to plead guilty in kidnap case
An attorney in the case of a Northern California girl held captive in a backyard compound for 18 years said Monday he expects defendant Phillip Garrido to plead guilty to all charges and his wife to go to trial unless she...
Standpipe ‘Irrelevant’ in Deutsche Bank Fire, Lawyer Says
Lawyers for three men charged in the deaths of two firefighters at the former Deutsche Bank building challenged assertions that the removal of a section of standpipe contributed to the casualties.
Vietnamese dissident lawyer jailed
A DISSIDENT lawyer and son of a revolutionary leader has been sentenced to seven years in prison for calling for an end to Vietnam's one-party system.
Movie Review: The Lincoln Lawyer
Matthew McConaughey became a star with A Time to Kill, one of several John Grisham-inspired courtroom thrillers that rolled off the Hollywood assembly line during the mid-1990s (The Firm, The Pelican Brief and The Client were some of the others).
Attorney General: Savannah City Council violated state Open Meetings law
Savannah City Council members three times violated the letter and the spirit of the law by holding closed-door meetings with job candidates during its city manager search. The Attorney General’s Office stopped short of assessing $500 fines allowed under law — or taking any other action — because it could not show there were “knowing and willful” violations of the state’s Open Meetings Law ...
Lawyer expects man to plead guilty in Dugard case
An attorney in the case of a Northern California girl held captive in a backyard compound for 18 years said Monday he expects defendant Phillip Garrido to plead guilty to all charges and his wife to go to trial unless she gets a better plea deal.
Baker's attorney asks for change of venue for murder trial
An attorney for a woman accused in the death of her stepdaughter will push to move any trial out of Catawba County because of the amount of publicity the case has received.
Attorney wants felony murder case moved out of county
BRIDGETON - The attorney for a Bridgeton man charged with felony murder and vehicular homicide in the March 2010 death of Vineland resident Alfred S. Costantino plans to try to have the case moved out of Cumberland County.
Attorney General's Office Responds to Open Meetings Complaint on Savannah City Manager Search
The Senior Assistant Attorney General sent a letter to Mayor Otis Johnson and members of the City Council in regards to an open meetings complaint.
Attorney General asked whether Maine's DEP chief can serve
Concerns involving Darryl Brown's business before he took office lead Democrats to request an inquiry.