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Shamed lawyer in property f?irm move
A FORMER lawyer who was jailed for stealing £400,000 from a pensioner's estate is looking to restore a struck-off property development business to the company register aft
Police: Tempe Attorney Arrested After Skipping Sentencing
A former Tempe bankruptcy attorney convicted in a fatal 2008 stabbing is in custody after failing to show up for his sentencing, police say.
Q&A with Cincinnati attorney Jim Crowley about Pete Rose
Q&A with Cincinnati attorney Jim Crowley, well-versed in sports law, and frequent commentator in Enquirer stories on Pete Rose over the years.
Myrtle Beach lawyer Pavilack: A hit man is after me
Myrtle Beach lawyer Harry Pavilack has contacted local police and the FBI about an alleged hit man that he thinks has been sent here to kill him over a real estate debt that has been tied up in a complicated bankruptcy case.
Attorney for suspect in Bradenton attacks pulls out of case
MANATEE -- An attorney for Jared Jenkins, who was arrested in February in connection with the attacks of three Bradenton girls, has withdrawn from the case.
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro clears debt from war chest
The bulk of the $260,000 in outstanding loans were from his own or his wife's pocket
Hundreds of public records cases stymied in attorney general's office
  While public-records cases pile up, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan rarely uses her authority to order records disclosed under the state Freedom of Information Act. 
CASA: State Attorney General commends volunteers
Last week in Austin, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Texas CASA Inc. representatives observed Child Abuse Prevention Month and commended the thousands of volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates for Texas foster children.
Nodine's attorney blasts retrial
BAY MINETTE, Ala. — Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon said she will need several more weeks to review existing evidence and examine new leads before deciding to retry former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine for the murder of April Downs.
Immigration attorney on hunger strike
Immigration attorney Richard Coshnear prepares juices for the day at home. He has been on a juice and water hunger strike since March 31 to protest the cooperation between county law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.
HIGHTSTOWN: Attorney will aid borough with police issues
HIGHTSTOWN The Borough Council hired an attorney to deal with âpolice issuesâ during a closed meeting Monday evening concerning Hightstown Police Chief James Eufemia, while the embattled chief also lawyered up, sources said.
Tapping of private law firm shows weakness of impeach case vs Ombudsman—lawyer
MANILA, Philippines—The election lawyer of former president and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has twitted the House prosecution panel over its plan to tap a private firm in prosecuting impeached Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez.
Nodine's attorney blasts retrial
BAY MINETTE, Ala. — Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon said she will need several more weeks to review existing evidence and examine new leads before deciding to retry former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine for the murder of April Downs.
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.
Illinois debates keeping gun owners' identities secret
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants to make public all registered firearm owners through the state’s Freedom of Information Act. Opponents say public disclosure could increase crime.
Jury to be chosen in RI lawyer's bribery trial
A jury is set to be selected in the trial of a lawyer prosecutors say facilitated bribes for three former North Providence town councilmen.
Lawyer: No profit from Senate aide ID
BALTIMORE, April 10 (UPI) -- The lawyer for a British national who assumed the identity of a deceased U.S. Senate aide says his client didn't do it to rip anyone off.
Ex-Tempe attorney arrested after skipping sentence
PHOENIX (AP) - A former Tempe bankruptcy attorney convicted in a fatal 2009 stabbing is in custody after failing to show up for his sentencing. Tempe police said Saturday that 39-year-old Daniel Gukeisen was arrested but they didn't immediately release any details.
New County Attorney for Halifax
HALIFAX — Halifax County Commissioners appointed a new County Attorney during their regular meeting this week.
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.
Lawyer claims tabloid phone hack scandal could have 7,000 victims
The News of the World phone-hacking scandal could have affected thousands of people, it has been claimed.
Rethink on lawyer for tender probe
Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman has changed his mind over who will conduct an inquiry into an allegation of corruption in council tenders.
Lawyer claims up to 7,000 may have had phones hacked
The phone hacking scandal took another dramatic turn yesterday when a leading lawyer claimed that up to 7,000 people may have had their phone messages intercepted by the News of the World.
City attorney to probe El Monte pay practice
EL MONTE - The City Attorney's Office is investigating the legality of the city's practice of paying more than $5,000 a month in cash to five council members in lieu of health care benefits.
Longtime Macon city attorney returning to private practice
Macon City Attorney Pope Langstaff waited until his penultimate day on the job before beginning to clear out his top-floor office at City Hall. Thursday he still hadn’t taken down pictures from the walls, and he was further delayed by an unofficial but important issue -- looking for his mislaid wallet.
Tax attorney will reel you in, pin you down - www.roanoke.com
Pat Hogeboom has been prosecuting tax scofflaws for more than 20 years, and he's good at it. Tax tips The filing deadline is April 18, delayed from the usual April 15. Assistant U.S. Attorney Pat Hogeboom, the senior tax prosecutor in Western Virginia, had this advice for people still working on their returns:
Keith Winterhalter, 1952-2011: Attorney taught, coached youth
Keith Winterhalter, a senior attorney for the city of Toledo, died of apparent heart failure Thursday at his Toledo home. He was 58.
Lawyer cited for false statement
Concord Committee issues stayed suspension A Concord lawyer has been issued a stayed suspension of his license for making a false statement in court filings about money he owed a contractor. Peter McGrath was representing himself and former business partner Gary Bardsley when he wrote in a court filing that Peter & Gary LLC had been "making payments regularly" to contractor Wayne McCutcheon, who ...
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.
LACEY: Lawyer to speak on immigration
Immigration lawyer Alma David will discuss the effect of immigration issues in Washington at the Democratic Study Group’s forum in the Panorama retirement center.
Lawmaker floats proposal to appoint Utah attorney general
Lawmaker floats proposal to appoint Utah attorney general By Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune Published Apr 11, 2011 01:01AM MDT Utah’s practice since statehood of electing an attorney general may be in for a change. Sen. Stephen Urquhart, R-St. George, wants lawmakers to study changing the Utah Constitution to allow the governor to appoint the top law enforcement officer, in part to avoid ...
Lawyer says former Israeli president to appeal his rape conviction, prison sentence
JERUSALEM — A lawyer for Israel’s former President Moshe Katzav says he will appeal his rape conviction and seven-year prison sentence.
Attorney wants to bring health clinic to area
Attorney Steve Martineau of Mt. Pleasant is a member of the Isabella Citizens for Health, Inc., a non-profit organization aiming to bring a much needed health care clinic to Isabella County.
Lawyer: Criminal case against Komarnytsky opened due to armed assault
Pechersk District Court in Kyiv will choose on Monday preventive punishment for Denys Komarnytsky, the leader of the Chernovetsky Bloc faction in Kyiv City Council, his lawyer Adnriy Fedur has told Interfax-Ukraine.
Pentagon lawyer apologizes to Seminole Tribe for al Qaida analogy
The Pentagon’s top lawyer has sent the Seminole Tribe of Florida what amounts to an apology for Guantánamo war court lawyers likening al Qaida to the Native American tribe in 1818.
New County Attorney for Halifax
HALIFAX — Halifax County Commissioners appointed a new County Attorney during their regular meeting this week.
US lawyer: Defense of Kuchma will be based 'Melnychenko tapes' not being authentic
The main strategy for the defense of second Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma on charges of his being involved in the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze will be based on the fact that the tapes recorded by former State Guard Department officer Mykola Melnychenko are not authentic and that they should not be recognized as material evidence, U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz has said.
US lawyer Dershowitz takes aim at tape incriminating Ukraine’s ex-president in murder case
KIEV, Ukraine — Lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who has helped win acquittals for some of the most famous criminal suspects in the United States, intends to use his evidence-busting skills to defend the former Ukrainian president accused in the murder of an investigative journalist more than 10 years ago.
Lawyer says News of the World hacked 7,000 phones
Gutterwatch Murdoch's Watergate
Yakima lawyer accused of jail contraband
A Yakima lawyer charged with theft and introducing contraband in the county jail expects to hear the verdict Monday.
Topeka Attorney Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter, DUI
District Attorney Chad Taylor's office filed charges Monday morning against Marc A. Schultz, 40, Topeka, Kansas, stemming from a September 12, 2010 traffic incident that resulted in the death of Timothy R. Roberts.
MB lawyer Pavilack says he's target of hit man
Myrtle Beach lawyer Harry Pavilack has contacted local police and the FBI about an alleged hit man that he thinks has been sent here to kill him over a real estate debt that has been tied up in a complicated bankruptcy case.
Twitchell a liar, not a wannabe serial killer: lawyer
The lawyer for Mark Twitchell, an amateur filmmaker accused of a bizarre movie-related murder, says his client has lied a lot in the past, but that doesn't mean he's lying now.
Democrat in Missouri Breaks Ranks to Oppose Health Care Law
Attorney General Chris Koster, defying his party, urged a judge to invalidate the central provision of the new law.
Egypt blogger gets 3 years for criticising military: lawyer
A military court has jailed a blogger for three years for criticising the armed forces that have ruled Egypt since president Hosni Mubarak's ouster in February, in a decision slammed by rights groups on Monday.
Missouri attorney general: Federal insurance mandate unconstitutional
      JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says Congress overstepped its constitutional powers under the commerce clause when it mandated that most Americans have health insurance or pay a penalty. Koster says he filed a document Monday with a federal appeals court supporting a Florida lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new federal health care law. The ...
2011: The year of Michael Connelly WITH VIDEO
'Lincoln Lawyer' author comes to Oakland for three events
Topeka lawyer charged in fatal accident
A 40-year-old Topeka lawyer has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in a traffic accident that killed a bicyclist.
OK Attorney General has ouster petition
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has received a Tulsa councilor's petition seeking an ouster proceeding against Mayor Dewey Bartlett.
Attorney joins defense of man in beating video
A well-known Birmingham attorney has joined a team of lawyers defending a man beaten by Birmingham police officers during an incident captured on video surveillance.