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ATTORNEY PLEADS GUILTY IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT TO LAUNDERING NEARLY $19 MILLION IN CONNECTION WITH FINANCIAL ...
PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that attorney JONATHAN BRISTOL pled guilty today to conspiracy to launder nearly $19 million in connection with financial adviser KENNETH STARR’s fraud.
ATTORNEY PLEADS GUILTY IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT TO LAUNDERING NEARLY $19 MILLION IN CONNECTION WITH FINANCIAL ...
PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that attorney JONATHAN BRISTOL pled guilty today to conspiracy to launder nearly $19 million in connection with financial adviser KENNETH STARR’s fraud.
Celeb Adviser's Attorney Pleads Guilty in NYC
Celebrity financial adviser's former attorney pleads guilty in NYC to money laundering charge
Divorce attorney wants judge off his cases
Divorce attorney wants judge off his cases
Divorce attorney wants judge off his cases
Divorce attorney wants judge off his cases
Embattled House ethics panel hires top lawyer, filling four-month vacancy
The House Committee on Ethics has hired as its top lawyer a former counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. The move fills a spot that has been vacant for months amid controversy over the handling of an investigation of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).
Nashville lawyer confirmed as federal judge
WASHINGTON - Nashville lawyer Kevin Sharp was confirmed on Monday as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Attorney general, SROs discuss school safety
During the April breakfast for area school resource officers (SRO) at Double Ds Friday morning, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt joined the group to talk about school safety and the ways his office can help local law enforcement
Attorney: Simms wasn't smoking pot
NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- Tennessee Titans quarterback Chris Simms wasn't the one smoking marijuana in his car when he was pulled over in New York, his defense attorney argued Monday.
Killer attacks attorney during sentencing
DISTRICT attorney wrestled to the floor and scratched by a man who received life in jail for the death of his robbery accomplice.
Nashville lawyer confirmed as federal judge
WASHINGTON - Nashville lawyer Kevin Sharp was confirmed on Monday as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.
City attorney's contract OK'd
Dana Cole/San Pedro Valley News-Sun In a six-to-one vote, the Benson City Council renewed City Attorney Michael J. Massee's contract during a regularly scheduled board meeting Monday night.
Attorney General Eric Holder to Visit Topeka This Month
The first African-American to hold the post of U.S. Attorney General will arrive in May, to speak along with his wife at the upcoming Brown v. Board of Education anniversary event.
Attorney: Obama's full birth record was falsified
She cites several suspicious factors after arguing in an appeals court that a suit by 'birthers' should be revived.
Pakistan lawyer's eyewitness account of raid
Questions are being asked about how al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was able to hide in Pakistan, in plain view, before he was killed by a secret U.S.
Attorney at Spirit is new owner of Hays House
S pirit AeroSystems attorney Stuart Collier has added the title "restaurateur" to his resume. Not that he's going to be slinging chicken-fried steak anytime soon.
Attorney says baby that fell from car was restrained
The 15-month-old boy who fell from his mother’s moving car Easter Sunday was restrained in a car seat at the time of the accident and is “just fine,” according to an attorney representing the 23-year-old woman.
Law Firms Trim Their Ranks to Boost Profits
The big firms in American Lawyer's rankings are changing their business models. Even partners aren't safe now
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.
Attorney general ponders fine against grain processor
WINDSOR HEIGHTS --- The Iowa Attorney General’s office will decide how much Muscatine-based Grain Processing Corp. (GPC) should pay for violating state air and water regulations.
Houston attorney Friedman interested in Astros
Houston attorney Friedman interested in Astros
Attorney General cracks down on mortgage broker
A local man accused of deceptive loan practices was found guilty in Denver District Court and must pay nearly $1 million in penalties.
Attorney breaks Breen's silence
ONEONTA -- An attorney for an Oneonta police officer who allegedly beat a man during an arrest said his client is being retaliated against for a sexual harassment complaint involving the city's former police chief.
Zina letter from city attorney backs police
A letter sent by Tacoma’s city attorney two years ago to the lawyer for Zina Linnik’s family states the police department acted appropriately in deciding when to issue an Amber Alert after the girl disappeared in 2007.
Lawyer files graft raps vs De Lima, NBI, Immigration chiefs
A lawyer on Tuesday filed graft and misconduct charges against Justice Secretary de Lima and the respective heads of the National Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Immigration over the controversial deportation of 14 Taiwan nationals last February.
'Nazi guard' Demjanjuk's lawyer calls for acquittal
Alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk's lawyer called Tuesday for his client to be acquitted in final arguments at the end of a high-profile trial in Germany.
Galliano's lawyer quits before decision on French trial date
PARIS -- Former Dior designer John Galliano suffered a blow days before a decision on a date for his French trial on anti-Semitic abuse charges when his lawyer walked off the case, Le Parisien newspaper reported Tuesday. Lawyer Stephane Zerbib said he would no longer be representing the British-born designer...
Defense lawyer: German prosecution hasn’t given evidence Demjanjuk involved in killings
MUNICH — John Demjanjuk’s lawyer says German prosecutors have failed to offer concrete evidence that the 91-year-old was involved in killings at a Nazi death camp where he is accused of serving as a guard.
Lawyer asked for MOunt Olive records
MOUNT OLIVE TWP. – The lawyer for the Board of Health was behind a request filed by a South Jersey political operative for thousands of pages of public records involving Republican mayoral candid
Marco Council appoints new city attorney
Attorney Alan Gabriel has presided over his last City Council meeting. During a special meeting held Monday afternoon, council members voted 4-3 to turn the city’s legal counsel over to the Tallahassee-based firm of Gray Robinson . Former state senator Burt Saunders, who works for the firm’s Naples office, will become the island’s new city attorney replacing Alan Gabriel.Several months ago, city ...
Demjanjuk lawyer delivers closing arguments
John Demjanjuk's lawyer says German prosecutors have failed to offer concrete evidence.
Md. Attorney Beats Speed Camera Citation
A Maryland attorney found a loophole that helped him beat a speed camera ticket.
Attorney General warns of risks after bin Laden death
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday warned that Americans and law enforcement agencies cannot become complacent after the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, which could provoke retaliatory attacks.
Defense lawyer assails case against Demjanjuk
John Demjanjuk's lawyer assailed Germany's prosecution of the 91-year-old on Tuesday, arguing that investigators have failed to offer concrete evidence of his involvement in Nazi war crimes and have been inconsistent in their efforts to pursue suspects.
Attorney general says killing of bin Laden marks historic progress in protecting Americans
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress on Tuesday that the killing of Osama bin Laden marks historic progress by the U.S. government in protecting the American people from terrorism.
Lawyer-Doctor Feud Boils Then Backfires
If there’s any doubt lawyers distrust of doctors has reached a fevered pitch, consider the outrage that gripped the legal community over the weekend when attorneys learned the Palm Beach County Medical Society was planning to interview those seeking to be tapped to replace retiring Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Jack Cook. “I know what the [...]
Limit questioning of our lawyer in Tamara Greene lawsuit, City of Detroit asks
City Attorney John Schapka asked Magistrate Steven Whalen to prevent Birmingham lawyer Norman Yatooma from questioning Crittendon about anything that falls within the attorney-client privilege.
U.S. attorney general: bin Laden operation lawful
Attorney General Eric Holder defended as lawful on Tuesday the U.S. operation to go into Pakistan that resulted in the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the taking of his body.
Attorney pleads not guilty to manslaughter, DUI charges in Rossmoor man's death
A Rossmoor attorney on Monday pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving charges filed in an 85-year-old neighbor's death.
City hires Lucy Sheftall to be new assistant city attorney
Columbus City Attorney Clifton Fay said today he has hired a local woman to replace former assistant city attorney Jaimie DeLoach.Lucy Sheftall, a former senior assistant state attorney general and wife of local attorney John Sheftall, has accepted the position and will start June 1, Fay said. Her salary will be $87,133, about $12,000 more than her predecessor made.
Attorney General warns of risks after bin Laden death
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday warned that Americans and law enforcement agencies cannot become complacent after the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, which could provoke retaliatory attacks.
'Nazi guard' Demjanjuk's lawyer calls for acquittal
Alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk's lawyer on Tuesday said his client was a victim and called for his acquittal in final arguments at the end of a high-profile trial in Germany.
Lawyer: No compensation for girl held in dungeon
A lawyer says Austrian authorities have rejected a compensation claim from a woman who was held captive for 8 1/2 years by a man who tormented her both physically and verbally and locked her in a dungeon.
Lawyer: No comp for Austrian girl held in dungeon
A lawyer says Austrian authorities have rejected a compensation claim from a woman who was held captive for 8 1/2 years by a man who tormented her both physically and verbally and locked her in a dungeon.
Lawyer: No compensation from state for Austrian kidnap victim held in dungeon for 8 1/2 years
VIENNA - A lawyer says Austrian authorities have rejected a compensation claim from a woman who was held captive for 8 1/2 years by a man who tormented her both physically and verbally and locked her in a dungeon.
Lawyer: No compensation from state for Austrian kidnap victim held in dungeon for 8 1/2 years
VIENNA — A lawyer says Austrian authorities have rejected a compensation claim from a woman who was held captive for 8 1/2 years by a man who tormented her both physically and verbally and locked her in a dungeon.
US attorney general: bin Laden operation lawful
Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress on Tuesday that the killing of Osama bin Laden marks historic progress by the U.S. government in protecting the American people from terrorism.
Nebraska County Attorney Says Accounting Problem Fixed
Saunders County Attorney Scott Tingelhoff says he has fixed the accounting problems Nebraska's state auditor found and reimbursed the county nearly $5,000.
Attorney files for 2012 clerk of court race
STUART — Blake Capps, an attorney and business owner in Hobe Sound, wasted no time becoming the first to jump into the 2012 race for Martin County Clerk of the Court.
Attorney General Eric Holder grilled by Congress on ATF "Gunwalker" controversy
Holder says he didn't know who approved operation that allowed guns to get into the hands of criminals in Mexico