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Lawyer Ben Brafman called 'a perfect fit' to defend Strauss-Kahn
When police detained Dominique Strauss-Kahn Saturday for questioning in the alleged sexual assault of a New York hotel worker, he called defense attorney Benjamin Brafman for help.
Irvine attorney guilty of mortgage fraud
SANTA ANA - A federal jury has found an Irvine attorney guilty of a mortgage-fraud scheme in which 15 mostly foreclosed homes in Orange County were purchased at inflated prices.After a 10-day trial, jurors deliberated about an hour before convicting Gerald L. Wolfe, 41, a lawyer who was formerly a...
Former Warren County Attorney Faces Drug Charges
CARLISLE, Iowa (AP) — A former Warren County attorney faces drug charges. KCCI-TV in Des Moines says Bryan Tingle, of Carlisle, was charged Monday with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Foreclosure attorney rearrested, facing felonies
Michael T. Pines, who has told his clients to break back into their foreclosed properties and live in them again, has been arrested again.
KY's Attorney General accuses Marathon of price gouging
Kentucky's Attorney General has accused Marathon stations of price gouging, as prices continue to hover around the $4 mark.
Saratoga Springs city attorney resigns
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Saratoga Springs city attorney Lindsay Jarvis has announced her resignation amid intense criticism of the city's justice system from a small group of residents.
Lawyer Targeted By Graffiti Vandals
An Atlanta lawyer is sure recent tagging on his law firm property is retaliation for filing suit against graffiti vandals.
U.S. Attorney Letten close to 250 public corruption indictments
New Orleans - U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says the New Orleans area has become a corruption battleground. Letten's office is certainly leading the way in that fight. Recently, FOX 8 spent more than 30 minutes with Letten getting a rare chance to spend time with him to discuss the fight on corruption and a fight to fix his heart. The list of indictments produced by Letten's office over the past few ...
Wheatley lawyer jail term "inadequate"
THE LAWYER who helped entertainment guru Glenn Wheatley avoid tax won't serve any more jail time despite an appeals court finding he was handed a manifestly inadequate jail sentence.
Embattled attorney charged with 'aggravated white collar crime' (DOCUMENT, MUG)
Destin attorney R. Scott Whitehead, who is serving a 21-month sentence for several alcohol-related violations, was charged Monday with racketeering.Assistant State Attorney Russ Edgar said Whitehead was due to be released May 26."If we'd waited too long, who's to say we would...
Former Batavia city attorney Noble dies
ST. CHARLES –  John Noble, 70, the former city attorney for Batavia for more than 10 years and past president of the Kane County Bar Association died Saturday at his home in St. Charles.
Lawyer: Stay of execution lifted for Ohio inmate who says he can’t recall 1984 double slaying
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A defense lawyer says the execution of an Ohio inmate who says he can’t recall the double slaying he was convicted of will go on as scheduled. The lawyer, Al Gerhardstein, says the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati lifted a stay of execution late Monday in the case of 63-year-old Daniel Lee Bedford, who is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday. Prosecutors had ...
Lawyer: Police are picking on bar
Wichita police say El Farol Rojo is a bar serving underage drinkers and riddled with problems.
Wheatley's lawyer dodges more jail
GLENN Wheatley's lawyer avoids extra jail time for tax fraud despite a judgment he should have spent three more years behind bars.
Goldman Sachs, BofA Said to Be Meeting in Attorney General Probe
Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of America Corp. and Morgan Stanley will meet with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as part of an investigation into mortgage securitization, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Wheatley lawyer's sentence too short
The lawyer who helped entertainment guru Glenn Wheatley avoid tax was handed a manifestly inadequate jail sentence but should not be returned to prison, an appeals court has found.
Attorney General Abbott charges distributors with unlawfully marketing dietary supplement as antibiotic
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott obtained a temporary restraining order Thursday against Georgia-based Multimex Distributions Inc. and Houston-based San Martin Distributing Inc. for unlawfully marketing and dispensing a dietary supplement.
Lawyer: Grief drove Yonkers woman to keep father's body in home for years
YONKERS — Christine Swenson kept her father's body in their home for years because she was devastated by his death and felt alone in the world, her attorney said Monday.
Lawyer: Mosque attack plan hype
DETROIT A mentally ill Vietnam War veteran set to stand trial on charges he planned to attack a prominent Michigan mosque with fireworks that police say they found in his car is guilty only of hyperbole, his attorney said Monday.
N.J. lawyer's 3 codefendants in murder-racketeering case turn against him
Paul Bergrin, the New Jersey lawyer who authorities say defended drug kingpins by having witnesses against them killed, may have a more difficult problem dealing with the witnesses who are lining up against him in a pending racketeering-murder case.
N.J. lawyer's 3 codefendants in murder-racketeering case turn against him
Paul Bergrin, the New Jersey lawyer who authorities say defended drug kingpins by having witnesses against them killed, may have a more difficult problem dealing with the witnesses who are lining up against him in a pending racketeering-murder case.
Iran stoning mum's lawyer 'jailed, tortured'
THE former lawyer of an Iranian woman facing death by stoning was beginning an 11-year prison sentence today for his efforts to publicise her case.
New York Investigates Banks’ Role in Fiscal Crisis
The New York attorney general has requested information from three major Wall Street banks about their mortgage securities operations during the credit boom.
Ex-Warren County attorney faces drug charges
He was pulled over May 4 in Carlisle with meth, police say
Lawyer: Mosque attack plan hype
DETROIT A mentally ill Vietnam War veteran set to stand trial on charges he planned to attack a prominent Michigan mosque with fireworks that police say they found in his car is guilty only of hyperbole, his attorney said Monday.
Attorney disputes that Ghilarducci's actions created dairymen's problems
In response to a federal judge's inquiry of how dairymen were affected by the actions of former Humboldt Creamery CEO Rich Ghilarducci, Ghilarducci's attorney argued that his client is being unfairly blamed for the company's downfall and should be
Alamo fires attorney ahead of trial
Imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo has fired the attorney who was to have represented him at a trial later this month in a civil lawsuit by two former members of Alamo’s ministry, the attorney said in a court filing.
Lawyer: Sex With Maid Consensual
International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's defense attorney reportedly looks set to claim the French politician's alleged assault on a Manhattan hotel maid was actually a consensual sexual encounter.
Attorney wants murder suspect evaluated
James Lee Troutman's attorney wants his client evaluated for mental illness in the case of the murder and rape of 9-year-old Skyler Kauffman.
Lawyer of Iran woman to be stoned tortured and jailed
London, May 17 (ANI): The former lawyer of an Iranian woman facing death by stoning has been jailed for eleven years for his efforts to publicise her case.
Planned meetings between N.Y. attorney general, 3 major banks reported
Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of America Corp. and Morgan Stanley are involved. The state official is examining mortgage practices and the packaging and sale of loans to investors, a source says. Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of America Corp. and Morgan Stanley will meet with New York Atty. Gen. Eric Schneiderman as part of an investigation into mortgage securitization, according to a person ...
Embattled attorney charged with aggravated white collar crime
Destin attorney R. Scott Whitehead, who is serving a 21-month sentence for several alcohol-related violations, was charged Monday with racketeering.Assistant State Attorney Russ Edgar said Whitehead was due to be released May 26."If we'd waited too long, who's to say we would...
Lawyer: Both elections are null
A lawyer said the elections of the Saipan Little League Baseball, Inc. president are both void.
Norfolk attorney loses license over divorce case
NORFOLK  (AP) -- A Norfolk attorney has been ordered to surrender his law license over misconduct involving his personal divorce case. A three-judge panel found that Mark Kantro hid $161,000 from his former wife during their divorce. Kantro's attorney, Allan Zaleski, tells The Virginian-Pilot that he plans to appeal. The panel found Kantro violated eight rules of conduct and revoked his license ...
Huntington Beach to audit city attorney's office
The City Attorney's office will be the first department in Huntington Beach to be audited as part of a citywide effort to evaluate and improve city services.Council members on Monday approved hiring Management Partners Inc. to conduct the audit to point out inefficiencies with the...
On Assignment: Attorney General responds to alleged juror misconduct in WM3 case
The office of the Arkansas Attorney General submitted a brief to the Craighead County Court of Judge David Laser agreeing to the admission of juror misconduct evidence in evidentiary hearings in the West Memphis 3 case.
Embattled attorney charged with 'aggravated white collar crime' (DOCUMENT, MUG)
Destin attorney R. Scott Whitehead, who is serving a 21-month sentence for several alcohol-related violations, was charged Monday with racketeering. Assistant State Attorney Russ Edgar said Whitehead was due to be released May 26. “If we’d waited...
Hall, top NBPA lawyer, dies at 67
Gary Hall, general counsel for the National Basketball Players Association, died Sunday night at his apartment in New York City. He was 67. The top lawyer for the players' association, Hall was friends with union chief Billy Hunter for more than 30 years. Funeral arrangements are pending. “We were longtime friends and he was an excellent attorney,” Hunter told the Syracuse Post-Standard. “He was ...
Lawyer: Maid's Life Turned Upside Down
The attorney for the maid who says she was sexually assaulted by the head of the International Monetary Fund inside his Manhattan hotel room tells NBC New York that "her life has been turned upside down."
Former US attorney to head Pawlenty's Iowa effort
DES MOINES, Iowa - Former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker will head a committee overseeing the Iowa campaign of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
Lawyer: We'll question strength of NYC terror case
A lawyer for an American citizen charged with participating in a plot to blow up synagogues in New York City says he plans to question the strength of the case. It was brought under a rarely used state terrorism law, not federal laws.
Hastings Lawyer Named County Court Judge
A Hastings lawyer has been named a county court judge for the 10th Judicial District in south-central Nebraska.
Lawyer for man charged in NYC synagogue plot: We'll question strength of prosecutor's case
NEW YORK - A lawyer for an American citizen charged with participating in a plot to blow up synagogues in New York City says he plans to question the strength of the case. It was brought under a rarely used state terrorism law, not federal laws.
Is Danette Meyers the LACBA Candidate for District Attorney?
Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers was Los Angeles County Bar Assn. president in 2008—so, it’s natural that there would be support for Meyers’ candidacy for DA within LACBA. However, support seeming to come from LACBA obviously would be improper.
Attorney charged with obstructing police
ATTORNEY Linton Walters has been summoned to appear in the petty sessions court on Friday on a charge of obstructing the police. The charge arose out of an incident that occurred at the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court on May 6.
Lawyer: Maid had no idea who IMF chief was
The lawyer for a hotel maid who accused IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual abuse says she feels "alone in the world" and is telling the truth.
Maid's lawyer says she is telling the truth
The hotel maid accusing IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her as she went to clean his suite is telling the truth, has "no agenda" and did not know even know who he was until after the fact, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Murder-suicide victim's lawyer sues West Haven police for alleged negligence
HARTFORD (AP) — The lawyer for a murder-suicide victim has filed a new federal lawsuit accusing West Haven officials of negligence, recklessness and racial discrimination.
Attorney General Zoeller congratulates local law firm
Attorney General Greg Zoeller took a trip to South Bend Tuesday to congratulate the office of Tuesley Hall Konopa. The South Bend law firm took part in the annual March against Hunger Challenge and won the small firm division.
Lawyer: Maid who accused IMF chief telling truth
The hotel maid accusing IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her as she went to clean his suite is telling the truth, has "no agenda" and did not know even know who he was until after the fact, her lawyer said Tuesday.