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Lawyer sought in cheating case probe
JOHOR BARU: Police are looking for a prominent lawyer to assist in investigations into several commercial crime cases in the state.
City Attorney wants to name problem police officers
The Seattle City Attorney wants names of police officers in sustained complaints made public, and is expected to ask a King County Superior Court judge to review the decision made Tuesday by an arbitrator that would keep those names private in public disclosure requests.
How do you trust your lawyer when she's lunching with the other side?
By Sue Carlton, Times Columnist Thursday, May 26, 2011 I am no lawyer. I don't even play one on TV. But even without a law degree, I know this much: If you are a lawyer, going out to schmoozy lunches with the guy your clients are currently suing is not your best idea. As if we haven't had enough shadowy stuff in Hillsborough County government lately, now comes Lunchgate. County Attorney Renee ...
Lawyer: Hillsborough County attorney wanted to get stories straight on controversial lunch
By Bill Varian, Times Staff Writer Thursday, May 26, 2011 Kevin White has made depositions all week. He and the county are suing each other. TAMPA — Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin White says County Attorney Renee Lee called him to get their stories straight about a controversial April luncheon they had. And that conversation was overheard by a lawyer when White put the call on ...
Shakopee attorney sentenced for tax evasion
Sam McCloud admitted hiding nearly $600,000 from the IRS. He got 18 months.
Lawyer Objects To Large-Breasted Woman In Court
A Chicago lawyer is being accused of sexism after requesting that a "large breasted woman" seated at the opposing council's table be moved as to not distract the jury.
Pot letter misread, says US attorney
PHOENIX - The top federal prosecutor in Arizona said Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne are distorting the facts on the issue of medical marijuana, and the risk of federal prosecution of state workers.
U.S. Attorney: Brewer, Horneover reacting on medical pot
PHOENIX -- The top federal prosecutor in Arizona said Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne are distorting the facts on the issue of medical marijuana and risks of federal prosecution of state workers.
Lawyer: Sex lawsuit involving Ga. pastor resolved
Lawsuits brought by four young men who accused a Georgia megachurch pastor of sexual misconduct have been resolved, attorneys for both sides said Thursday, bringing a quiet end to a blockbuster legal complaint that targeted a powerful national religious leader.
Melbourne lawyer missing on dive
GRAVE fears are held for a Melbourne lawyer still missing on a diving trip in Papua New Guinea, authorities say.
Wind turbine noise annoying 'fact of life,' provincial lawyer says
A government lawyer fighting off a major challenge to wind energy in Ontario says the foremost health impact complained about by detractors is not a medical condition at all, but a "fact of life."
Attorney general flip-flops, appeals woman's prison release
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff was in a hospital room being treated for cancer when he let emotions take over and vowed not to appeal the exoneration of an inmate serving a lif
District Attorney plans to extradite last of five murder suspects in Indio attack
The District Attorney's Office announced today it would soon start the process of extraditing to Riverside County the last of five suspects facing charges stemming from the deaths of two women in a drive-by attack in March.
Lawyer for Joehnck seeking disclosure
Former CTV News anchor Manfred Joehnck wasn't present at Regina Provincial Court on Thursday when his impaired driving charge was before the court for the first time.
City lawyer who dated Caine girl is investigated over £3m fraud
A City lawyer is at the centre of a criminal fraud investigation after millions of pounds went missing from his London firm.
Lawyer: Sex lawsuit involving US pastor resolved
Lawsuits brought by four young men who accused a Georgia megachurch pastor of sexual misconduct have been resolved, attorneys for both sides said Thursday, bringing a quiet end to a blockbuster legal complaint that targeted a powerful national religious leader.
Immigration attorney targeted in federal raids | Video
Immigration attorney Levy Garcia-Crespo has been arrested for fraud, and agents are waiting to execute a search warrant at his office, according to a Homeland Security Investigations agent who did not want to be identified.
Attorney resigning; TC mulls replacement
City Attorney Karrie Zeits will leave her position and work in private practice. Zeits has been in that job since 2007 and previously served as deputy city attorney. Traverse City commissioners are sad to see Zeits go. The commission will discuss Zeits' departure in the coming weeks, Mayor Chris Bzdok said. Commissioners could hire a full-time replacement to serve in-house or opt to hire outside ...
Attorney General To Visit Mpls, Protest Planned
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will speak in Minneapolis at a conference on the city's Youth Violence Prevention initiative.
Lawyer: Serbia court says Mladic can be extradited
A defense lawyer for Ratko Mladic says a Belgrade court has ruled that the former general can be extradited to a U.N. tribunal.
Lawyer: Lutsenko to remain in pretrial detention center until June 9
The lawyer of former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko, Ihor Fomin, has said that the court has failed to explain why the ex-minister must remain in the pretrial detention center.
Ratko Mladic’s Lawyer to Seek Medical Evaluation
The haggard state of Ratko Mladic, who eluded Serbian authorities for more than 15 years, may offer him one more chance to evade a prison cell.
Alpine might be losing its attorney, Cresskill its judge
Terry Bottinelli, the borough attorney in Alpine and the municipal court judge in Cresskill, could be heading to the courthouse in Hackensack, as the state Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled to take up his nomination to the Superior Court bench on May 31.
Fremont Attorney Hails Arizona Immigration Ruling
An attorney for the Nebraska city of Fremont is hailing a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding an Arizona law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally.
Prosecutors: Lake Clark Shores man impersonated an attorney, filed 3,000 false immigration documents
Prosecutors: Lake Clark Shores man impersonated an attorney, filed 3,000 false immigration documents
Iran: Lawyer's 'Nationalism' on Par with Apostasy Says Deputy Prosecutor
Lawyer and human rights activist Mohammad Ali Dadkhah faced new charges in a trial court hearing held on Saturday, 21 May, including a charge on the same level as apostasy, according to the Deputy Prosecutor. Dadkhah's charges ranged from membership in the Defenders of Human Rights Center, to representing a case against Isfahan's Metro for endangering national heritage monuments.
Lawyer: Naked man was showering before condo crash
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine (AP) -- The lawyer for a man accused of being on drugs and naked when he crashed a dump truck into a condominium says the man had been in the shower before the episode.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Creation of Mortgage Fraud Strike Force to Protect Homeowners
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the creation of the California Attorney General's Mortgage Fraud Strike Force, staffed by Department of Justice attorneys and investigators charged with protecting innocent homeowners and bringing to justice those who defraud them.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Movie Confirmed
A few days ago, director Takashi Miike teased that he was working on a new movie that sounded distinctly Ace Attorney-ish. Turns out it IS Ace Attorney!
Jorge Barahona's Attorney Steps Down
An attorney for a man accused of killing his adopted 10-year-old daughter steps down, citing a conflict of interest.
Lawyer: Naked man was showering before Maine crash
The lawyer for a man accused of being on drugs and naked when he crashed a dump truck into a condominium says the man had been in the shower before the episode.
Lawyer: Student facing deportation set to graduate
The lawyer for a South Texas university student body president facing deportation says his client should be able to stay in the U.S. long enough to get his degree but faces an uncertain future
Disbarred lawyer drained $1M fund
A Windsor lawyer who misappropriated more than $1 million held in trust for clients has been disbarred.
Attorney General Holder reaches out to Somalis, hears from protesters
Attorney General Eric Holder, in Minneapolis on Friday for a meeting on how to decrease youth violence, spoke at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College.
Attorney In High-Profile Case Steps Down
The attorney representing a Miami man charged with killing his 10-year-old adoptive daughter has stepped down from the case citing a conflict of interest.
Lawyer Protests Large Breasted Aide in Courtroom
A Chicago attorney is seeking to eject a paralegal with large breasts from a lawyer's table because she is too distracting to the jury. Thomas Gooch is claiming to his opponent, attorney Dmitry Feofanov, . . .
District Attorney Opens Investigation Into Court Clerk
The Davidson County District Attorney's office has started an investigation of Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk David Torrence.
Lawyer says young Brazilian 'paralegal' is distracting the jury
A lawyer in Chicago has accused his opponent's counsel of bringing his attractive, young Brazilian wife into court in order to distract the jury.
Minn. attorney gets 18 months for tax evasion
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Federal authorities say a Minnesota attorney who pleaded guilty to tax evasion has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. Prosecutors say Samuel Alfred McCloud admitted that
Attorney General Harris announces plan to crack down on mortgage fraud
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Monday announced the creation of the California Attorney General's Mortgage Fraud Strike Force, staffed by Department of Justice attorneys and investigators charged with protecting innocent homeowners and bringing to justice those who defraud them.
Attorney General Abbott Supports Signing Of Human Trafficking Prevention Legislation
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined Gov. Rick Perry today at a ceremony where the governor signed human trafficking prevention legislation into law.
Lawyer: South Texas Student facing deportation set to graduate
The lawyer for a South Texas university student body president facing deportation says his client should be able to stay in the U.S. long enough to get his degree but faces an uncertain future.
Longtime Walnut Creek City Attorney Valle-Riestra dies at 52
Longtime city attorney was beloved by friends, family and co-workers
Longtime Walnut Creek City Attorney Valle-Riestra dies at 52
Longtime city attorney was beloved by friends, family and co-workers and considered expert in telecommunications
Lawyer: Student facing deportation set to graduate
share: digg facebook twitter Guerra was caught the first time he tried to cross and allegedly claimed to be a U.S. citizen, an offense that could prevent him from ever legally staying in the U.S. Diez said that it's not logical the law will not allow a minor to buy a house or sign a contract but punishes Guerra for something he said when he was 15. Guerra, a management and international business ...
Lawyer for man burned in Hasidic NY community asks officials to investigate leadership
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A lawyer for a man who was badly burned at his home in a Hasidic Jewish village is seeking a federal investigation into what he calls “hate crimes” by the community’s religious leadership. He said the attack evoked “the Ku Klux Klan and Nazi Germany.” The attorney, Michael Sussman, in a letter dated Thursday, said Sunday’s violence was the culmination of months of harassment ...
Linda L. Kelly is now the Pa. Attorney General
Attorney General Linda L. Kelly took the oath of office today during a private ceremony in Harrisburg, officially assuming the powers and duties of Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement officer. Kelly has been a prosecutor for more than 30 years, serving as both an assistant district attorney in Allegheny County and most recently as senior litigation counsel as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the ...
DUI Lawyer Los Angeles -- Staying Safe During Memorial Day Weekend
BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - 05/27/11) - Stay safe this Memorial Day weekend and don't drink and drive. The police are in full force this weekend with many DUI checkpoints throughout California in an effort to keep the roads safe. If you happen to find yourself with a DUI , please call the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin immediately to schedule a time for your free consultation at its new ...
Attorney: Suit challenging Chesapeake Bay restoration strategy mischaracterized
ANNAPOLIS — An attorney for the American Farm Bureau Federation says environmental groups are mischaracterizing their court challenge of the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay restoration strategy.
Defense attorney asks judge to toss out results from search of ship captain's quarters
MOBILE, Alabama -- An attorney for a commercial ship captain charged with possession of child pornography asked a federal judge here last week to throw out evidence from a search of the vessel and the defendant's signed confession.