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Attorney, councilor dispute ethics claim
A citizen’s claims of unethical behavior by a Bartlesville city councilor have been disputed by both the city attorney and the councilor.
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®
Attorney General to investigate what proposed AT&T, T-Mobile merger means for CNY
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants to ensure that less competition doesn't mean higher prices or worse service for Central New Yorkers.
Troy still at loggerheads over attorney
A rift between the mayor of Troy and its council members over hiring a city attorney apparently is not close to being resolved. The city council has turned down Mayor Don Banning’s request to hire Libby City Attorney Jim Reintsma at least twice.
City Beat: Ruling: City Hall, attorney must pay 'strong mayor' legal fees
Sacramento City Hall and the attorney who drafted Mayor Kevin Johnson's halted "strong mayor initiative" are on the hook for more than $114,000 in legal fees to the labor boss whose lawsuit killed the initiative last year.
Top lawyer and trader 'used Gordon Gekko tactics to conceal scam'
A top lawyer and a New York trader accused of insider trading used tactics that Gordon Gekko, the fictional star of the movie Wall Street, would have been proud of to cover the tracks of their $32m (£19m) ...
Top lawyer and trader 'would have made Gordon Gekko proud'
A top lawyer and a New York trader accused of insider trading used tactics that Gordon Gekko, the fictional star of the movie Wall Street, would have been proud of to cover the tracks of their $32m (£19m) ring, prosecutors claim.
Attorney Says He Ran To Courthouse Fearing Client Was Attacking Wife
Attorney David Barrow testified Thursday that he literally "ran to the courthouse" after he said a client indicated he was going to kill his wife. The client, Bruce Creelman, denied that he ever talked on the phone to attorney Barrow regarding any threat on his wife.
Phillip Garrido lawyer wants indictment set aside
Scores of reporters flocked to this city's small courthouse Thursday anticipating that Phillip Garrido would finally plead guilty to a singularly startling crime: the abduction, rape and 18-year imprisonment of Jaycee...
Barry Bonds' defense lawyer says 'cagey' prosecutors tried to set him up during his grand jury testimony [Updated]
A defense lawyer for former slugger Barry Bonds suggested at his federal perjury trial Thursday that “cagey” prosecutors tried to set him up during his 2003 grand jury appearance and were miffed that the former San Francisco Giant refused to...
DiMasi's attorney says his family could be homeless if he is convicted
By John R. Ellement, Globe Staff Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi wants the jury to know at his upcoming trial...
Attorney general declares Internet cafe gambling illegal
Attorney General Martha Coakley's office filed emergency regulations today declaring illegal the gambling at so-called "cyber cafes" and "phone card" video gaming terminals across Massachusetts.
Bianchi attorney seeks to dismiss prosecutors
The attorney for McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi asked today to dismiss the special prosecutors who indicted Bianchi, accusing them of “incompetence” and “over-billing.”
Attorney General Supports 'Whistleblower' Law
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Thursday announced his support of a state False Claims Act being introduced by Republican state Senators Jim Hughes of Columbus and Scott Oelslager of North Canton. Often known as a "whistleblower protection law," the proposed legislation would encourage those with knowledge of fraud involving Ohio funds to come forward. "At a time when every penny counts, we ...
Barry Bonds' defense lawyer says 'cagey' prosecutors tried to set him up during grand jury testimony
A defense lawyer for former slugger Barry Bonds suggested at his federal perjury trial Thursday that “cagey” prosecutors tried to set him up during his 2003 grand jury appearance and were miffed that the former San Francisco Giant refused to be intimidated.
Lawyer says military bars UN, Amnesty International from private visits with WikiLeaks suspect
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The lawyer for an Army private suspected of giving classified material to WikiLeaks says the military is refusing to grant his client private jailhouse visits with a congressman, a United Nations torture investigator and Amnesty International.
Attorney pleads guilty in jail smuggling case
Pontiac— A 35-year-old Farmington Hills attorney has pleaded guilty to contraband and drug possession charges after smuggling drugs into the Oakland County Jail for her boyfriend.
Barry Bonds' lawyer: Acquit him on a technicality
Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Thursday after closing arguments in the perjury trial of baseball legend Barry Bonds.
Bianchi Attorney Wants Pursuing Prosecutors Fired
The attorney representing McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi wants the special prosecutors replaced.
Attorney for Bay City man accused of embezzling from Midland pet food producer questions alleged losses
MIDLAND — The attorney for a Bay City man accused of embezzling from a Midland dog food maker is questioning the amount of restitution her client would owe if he accepted a plea deal.
Keizer city attorney cleared of alleged violation
Keizer city attorney Shannon Johnson recently was cleared of any violation of Oregon election law.
Lawyer: Former Mass. speaker could lose home
Attorneys for former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi want the jury in his upcoming federal corruption trial to know he could lose his North End condo if convicted.
Attorney pleads guilty in jail smuggling case
Pontiac— A 35-year-old Farmington Hills attorney has pleaded guilty to contraband and drug possession charges after smuggling drugs into the Oakland County Jail for her boyfriend.
US attorney sues GOP donor over trading penalty
The federal government sued an Indianapolis businessman and top Republican donor on Thursday to collect a $600,000 federal penalty for commodities trading violations.
Attorney Cinnamon Rice Joins Zausmer, Kaufman, August, Caldwell & Tayler, P.C.
Detroit - Farmington Hills-based Zausmer, Kaufman, August, Caldwell & Tayler, P.C. (ZKACT) www.lawsite.com) announced that attorney Cinnamon Rice has joined the firm as an associate.
UTA lawyer sought zone change for board member’s private property
UTA lawyer sought zone change for board member’s private property By Christopher Smart The Salt Lake Tribune Published Apr 7, 2011 10:24PM MDT Critics say a relationship between the lawyer for UTA and a member of its board traveled beyond transit to become inappropriate pressure for a zoning change on land at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. But Cottonwood Heights and UTA officials say it’s ...
Lawyer: No private visits for WikiLeaks suspect - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The military is refusing to grant the lawyer of WikiLeaks suspect Pfc. Bradley Manning client private jailhouse visits with a congressman, a United Nations torture investigator and Amnesty International, according to Manning’s lawyer.
Lawyer: No private visits for WikiLeaks suspect - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The military is refusing to grant the lawyer of WikiLeaks suspect Pfc. Bradley Manning client private jailhouse visits with a congressman, a United Nations torture investigator and Amnesty International, according to Manning’s lawyer.
Interim City Attorney Calls Tulsa Councilor 'Half-Brained'
Interim City Attorney David Pauling and Tulsa City Councilor John Eagleton exchanged barbs during a contentious City Council meeting Thursday night.
Attorney general outlaws gambling at cyber cafes, 'phone card' video terminals
Attorney General Martha Coakley's office filed emergency regulations Thursday to ban illegal gambling at Internet cafes and phone card video gaming terminals, effective immediately.
Attorney, councilor dispute ethics claim
A citizen’s claims of unethical behavior by a Bartlesville city councilor have been disputed by both the city attorney and the councilor.
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.
U.S. attorney's office pursues Daniels campaign donor
The U.S. attorney’s office in Indianapolis is going after a businessman who’s one of Gov. Mitch Daniels’s biggest financial supporters.
District Attorney Decries More Budget Cuts
Budget cuts are affecting every Clark County agency, but one department says it has cut enough. District Attorney David Roger says he may not be able to carry out his duties if he's forced to slash anymore.
ATTORNEY GENERAL DESCRIBED AS "IMPEDIMENT" TO KENYAN CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS
NAIROBI, April 8 (BERNAMA-NNN-KBC) -- Attorney General Amos Wako has beendescribed as an impediment to constitutional reforms in Kenya by the chairman ofParliament''s Preliminary Oversight Committee, Abdikadir Mohamed, who says hisremaining in office does not augur well for reforms.Although the country''s new Constitution gives the Attorney General untilAugust 2011 to vacate office, there was a ...
Lawyer’s downfall examined
Mississippi author Curtis Wilkie said his latest book, The Fall of the House of Zeus, is not simply about the “rise and ruin of America’s most powerful trial lawyer.” It also calls into question the motive of a circuit judge and federal investigators, Wilkie said.
Attorney general to probe AT&T/T-Mobile deal
The New York attorney general is looking into potential consumer impacts of the AT&T/T-Mobile deal.
Attorney: Pot raid was illegal
The March 2 raid of a Handy Township medical marijuana dispensary was illegal unless it can be proven marijuana was being dispersed to nonregistered users, according to the attorney for the business.
Attorney general to probe AT&T/T-Mobile deal
The New York attorney general is looking into potential consumer impacts of the AT&T/T-Mobile deal.
Attorney Dan Newlin Arrested On DUI Charges
A well-known local attorney who is also a former Orange County Sheriffs detective was arrested overnight on DUI charges.
Attorney Dan Newlin Arrested On DUI Charge
Prominent Orlando attorney Dan Newlin is arrested on suspicion of DUI after refusing to submit to field-sobriety tests, police say.
Report: Attorney Daniel Newlin accused of DUI
A prominent Orlando attorney was booked into the Orange County jail early Friday, according to WFTV.com.
Attorney Daniel Newlin accused of DUI
Well-known Orlando attorney Daniel Newlin was booked into the Orange County jail early today on a charge of driving under the influence.
Attorney Pleads Guilty, Smuggled Xanax Into Jail
A suburban Detroit attorney who authorities say smuggled Xanax pills and chewing tobacco pouches into Oakland County Jail to her incarcerated fiance has pleaded guilty in the case.
APNewsBreak: Lawyer says man will plead guilty to assault in fight that left UConn player dead
VERNON, Conn. — One of two men accused of wielding knives in a fight that left a University of Connecticut football player dead has agreed to plead guilty to assaulting a different person and serve more than two years in prison, his lawyer told The Associated Press.
Attorney General issues opinion on jurisdiction questions in Friars Point
FRIARS POINT – The office of state Attorney General Jim Hood has issued an opinion stating that the Friars Point Police Department – not the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department - has general jurisdiction within the town’s corporate limits.
Attorney Dan Newlin arrested for DUI, says cop was out to get him
Well-known accident attorney and former sheriff's detective Dan Newlin says he was not drunk behind the wheel, blaming his arrest on an “overzealous” Orlando police officer.
Lawyer: Plea pending in 2008 Utah mill arson case
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) - A defense lawyer says a 25-year-old Utah man intends to plead guilty to two felony charges in a November 2008 blaze that destroyed a historic...
Attorney accused of road rage on Lodge
A Southfield attorney is being accused of road rage along the Lodge near 7 mile.
City attorney calls councilor "half-brained"
The council voted 8-0 to waive attorney-client privilege so that the state attorney general can access any such protected documents in a potential investigation into whether the mayor should face ouster ...