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DC. lawyer charged in multimillion-dollar insider trading scheme
By mid-March, as the government tells it, Matthew H. Kluger knew the FBI was closing in.
Attorney Salvatore Strazzullo hit with sexual harassment suit
He has been called "a cross between a bulldog and a Chihuahua." But now, prominent New York attorney Salvatore Strazzullo can just be called a dirty old dog, according to a bombshell sexual harassment suit. In papers filed today in Brooklyn Supreme Court, Strazzullo is accused by former paralegal Desiree...
Lawyer: Victim upset with plea bargain in sex abuse case of former prep school dean
HARTFORD, Conn. - A teenager who says he was sexually abused at an exclusive Connecticut boarding school by a former dean of students was stunned and upset when the educator took a plea deal this week calling for a 9 1/2-year prison sentence, the teen's lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer for B'klyn woman accused of starving daughter hoping for sympathy from jury
The lawyer for a Brooklyn woman accused of starving her daughter thinks his client might get some sympathy if she’s tried alongside her mother. Prosecutors hope to try Carlotta Brett-Pierce and Loretta Pierce together for the death of 4-year-old Marchella Brett-Pierce, who weighed just 18 pounds when she died...
Lawyer, Trader Charged With Insider Trading
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- A lawyer and trader have been accused of a $32 million insider trading scheme by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. Matthew Kluger, a mergers and acquisitions lawyer of Wilson Sonsi Goodrich & Rosati has been accused of stealing information about 11 deals and providing them to a Lighthouse Financial Group LLC trader named Garrett ...
Lawyer in M&A firm accused of insider trading
A 50-year-old attorney who worked at three prominent merger-and-acquisition law firms has been arrested and charged with passing insider information on anticipated deals to a professional stock trader, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Attorney General Pruitt speaks in Duncan
Thunderous applause rang out from Western Property Management when Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt declared he felt federal mandated health care was unconstitutional.
Michael Jackson Committed Suicide over Finances, Defense Lawyer Claims
A defense lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor said Wednesday the singer was so anguished about his deteriorating finances in his final days that he took desperate actions that caused his own death.
Alleged teen killer's attorney talks to WINK News about investigation
The attorney for the 14-year-old boy accused of shooting his parents to death in the Golden Gate Estates is sounding off on newly released details of the investigation.
Attorney Teddy Gordon speaks out on Frayser student's behalf
There are new details about what the boy's attorney is calling an "attempted murder."
Attorney General Holder braces for Justice shutdown
More than 100,000 Justice Department employees, including federal law enforcement officials from the FBI, ATF, DEA, U.S. Attorney offices and many other agencies, will know by Friday whether they will be required to work during a looming government shutdown.
Manhattan Beach cans city attorney, hires interim
The City Council Tuesday voted unanimously to fire city attorney Robert Wadden a week after he was placed on administrative leave.
Robert D. Peoloquin, lawyer
Robert D. Peloquin, 82, a former Justice Department lawyer who was president of Intertel, an intelligence and security subsidiary of Resorts International, which owns casinos in Atlantic City, Las Vegas and the Bahamas, died March 24 at a nursing home in Frederick after a heart attack.
Insider trading bust: Trader-attorney duo made over $32 million
Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested a New York stockbroker and an attorney in Washington, D.C., for their alleged involvement in an insider-trading scheme that officials say continued for 17 years.
Lawyer alleges unfair evidence in Pike murder appeal
Jurors who found Stephen Hudson guilty of murdering his Palmerston drug associate Nicholas Pike heard unfairly prejudicial evidence about previous violent acts, his lawyer says.
Insider trading bust: Trader-attorney duo made over $32 million
Federal agents arrest an attorney and stockbroker who allegedly used prepaid phones and inside information to make millions during a 17-year insider-trading partnership.
Lawyer disbarred for 'lying, stealing'
A Richmond lawyer has been disbarred after being exposed for years of peddling lies to clients and stealing tens of thousands of dollars from them. David Blinkhorn -- who used to practise from an office on Westminster Highway and Minoru Boulevard -- was disbarred by the Law Society of BC last week.
Attorney alleges former Salt Lake district attorney fudged police shooting investigations
A lawyer representing the family of man fatally shot by a police officer alleged in court Wednesday that the former Salt Lake...
Manhattan Beach fires city attorney Wadden
Manhattan Beach's embattled city attorney, who came under heavy scrutiny after advising the City Council to hide details about the abrupt exit of the city's former top executive, has been fired.
R.I. Attorney General warns consumers
Hackers hit a major data company and now the Rhode Island Attorney General issues a warning to consumers.
US attorney warns landlords against pot shops
The U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington has warned landlords that they could face forfeiture of their properties if they rent to medical marijuana shops.
Boy's death was 'an unfortunate accident' says defense attorney
CHARLESTON — An attorney for a man accused of causing the injuries that killed a Charleston boy last month called the incident “an unfortunate accident” following the man’s court hearing Monday.
Lawyer charged in insider scheme
A lawyer who has worked for three of the nation's leading corporate law firms was arrested on Wednesday and charged with participating in an insider trading scheme that allegedly netted tens of millions of dollars based on confidential information about pending mergers and acquisitions.
Facebook party mayhem: boy to enter guilty plea, says lawyer
The NSW student who has been charged after a girl's 16th birthday party invitation went viral on Facebook will plead guilty, his lawyer said today.
Lawyer, trader charged with insider trading on tech deals
Federal regulators on Wednesday charged a former lawyer with the Silicon Valley firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and a professional stock trader with insider trading that netted $32 million through deals that involved 11 corporate mergers and acquisitions.
City attorney to represent county in lawsuit
City attorney Michael Apfelbaum will represent Northumberland County in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by two former sheriff deputies.
Lawyer for Conrad Murray claims 'MJ committed suicide'
Melbourne, April 07 : A defence lawyer for Michael Jackson''s doctor has reportedly claimed that the King of Pop was so anguished about his deteriorating finances in his final days that he took his own life.
City attorney fired
The Manhattan Beach City Council fired the city attorney Tuesday without handing him a tidy severance package and said they are not obligated to give more details on why.
Wilson Sonsini Lawyer Charged in $109M Insider Investment Scheme
A BigLaw mergers and acquisitions attorney stole confidential firm information in an insider trading scheme that netted him and two accomplices $32 million in illicit profits over a 17-year span, federal prosecutors charge.
City Attorney David Fine stepping down.
David Fine, who has been Denver city attorney for 3 1/2 years, is stepping aside to take a job at the McKenna Long & Aldridge law firm.
Lawyer in Adams fraud case says it's too late for charges
An attorney asserted Wednesday that it was too late to pursue criminal charges against Jerry Rhea, the former owner of Quality Paving Co., accused of taking part in an elaborate scheme that allegedly defrauded Adams County taxpayers out of $1.8 million.
Lawyer, trader accused of making millions with insider trading scheme
WASHINGTON — A lawyer who has worked for three of the nation's leading corporate law firms was arrested yesterday and charged with participating in an insider trading scheme that allegedly netted tens of millions of dollars, based on confidential information about pending mergers and acquisitions.
Lafayette attorney surrenders license
David Willard, the flamboyant Lafayette attorney perhaps best known for wearing a cowboy hat and brandishing six-shooters in his advertisements, is no longer an attorney and never will be again.
Lawyer Margaret Wong establishes scholarship fund for immigrants at Tri-C
Wong, an attorney who specializes in immigration and nationality law, donated $100,000 to the Tri-C Foundation to create a fund in her name.
Attorney Mitchell Garabedian on charges
Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian says Senator Scott Brown's admission has helped other victims step forward.
Attorney: Accused captor to plead guilty in Jaycee Dugard case
Phillip Garrido will plead guilty Thursday to some charges in connection with the alleged kidnapping and rape of a young California girl, one of the lawyers in the case said.
Attorney sues GW for false imprisonment
An attorney who works at the World Bank is suing GW for $1 million in damages, after University Police Department officers allegedly falsely arrested and imprisoned her last March.
Attorney to argue man's rights violated
BOSTON -- The attorney for a Lowell man serving life in prison after being convicted in the 2005 slaying of a man in a drug deal gone bad will argue tomorrow that his client's Miranda rights were
An End of A Big Sur Era: Shaman Lawyer Closes Shop
Shaman Lawyer Vincent Presti reflects on past Big Sur, CA retreats and ponders the future of the trademark, Shaman Lawyer Advocacy for Spirit and Soul® (PRWeb April 07, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20
Lawyer, trader accused of making millions with insider trading scheme
WASHINGTON — A lawyer who has worked for three of the nation’s leading corporate law firms was arrested yesterday and charged with participating in an insider trading scheme that allegedly netted tens of millions of dollars, based on confidential information about pending mergers and acquisitions.
Timnath town attorney resigns
Timnath's town attorney resigned on Tuesday night, with town officials citing unspecified "health issues" that will prevent him from serving.
Attorney Deborah Truhowsky Announces Opening of Law Firm of D. F. Truhowsky
Attorney Deborah Truhowsky has opened a new law firm in New York City, the Law Firm of D.F. Truhowsky. The firm will provide services in the practice areas of elder neglect and abuse, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and personal injury.
Lawyer, Trader Charged With Sharing Merger Secrets For 17 Years
NEW YORK/NEWARK, New Jersey (Jonathan Stempel and Andrew Longstreth) - A lawyer and a trader were accused by federal prosecutors of running a 17-year conspiracy to trade on corporate merger secrets stolen from three of the nation's most powerful law firms, in one of the largest U.S. insider trading cases on record.
Lawyer to sue BSP execs over Banco Filipino 'Ponzi' link
Lawyer Harry Roque on Thursday said he will file a criminal complaint against Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas officials after the BSP linked him to Banco Filipino's alleged operation using the fraudulent 'Ponzi' scheme.
Attorney General, Law Secretary to appear before PAC
New Delhi, Apr 7 (PTI) Attorney General Goolam Vahanvati and Law Secretary D R Meena have been called by Parliament''s Public Accounts Committee to give evidence in the probe into the 2G spectrum allocation scam.The Committee, which has also called Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar, Principal Secretary in PMO T K A Nair and CBI Director A P Singh, have asked all of them to depose before it on ...
Attorney general reviews impact of proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger on Rochester
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office is reviewing AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile to examine the potential impact on cellular and broadband users in the Rochester area.
Bernstein taps defense attorney to lead new Police Integrity Unit
City defense attorney will lead division Private defense attorney Janice Bledsoe will leave her firm to join the Baltimore prosecutors' office as head of the new Police Integrity Unit, State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein announced Thursday.
Lawyer to sue BSP execs for linking Banco Filipino to alleged 'Ponzi' scheme
Lawyer Harry Roque on Thursday said he will file a criminal complaint against Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) officials after the BSP linked him to Banco Filipino’s alleged operation using the fraudulent ‘Ponzi’ scheme.
Attorney plans appeal in street-gang conviction
A lawyer for an alleged national leader of the Latin Kings street gang says he'll appeal his client's conviction on racketeering and other charges.
Murray lawyer: Jackson killed himself
LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Dr. Conrad Murray's defense lawyer says Michael Jackson was overwhelmed with financial problems when he administered a fatal dose of anesthesia to himself.