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Senior lawyer jailed and fined over forged papers
KUALA LUMPUR: A senior lawyer has been sentenced to six years’ jail and fined RM80,000 for using two forged power of attorney documents and giving a false statement in court proceedings.
NY attorney general suing feds over gas drilling
The federal government should conduct a full environmental review that weighs potential damage to the welfare of people in the Delaware River watershed and the drinking water quality for millions of New Yorkers before allowing natural gas drilling in the region, the state's attorney general said in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.
PEC attorney Demond sentenced to probation
share: digg facebook twitter BOERNE — Attorney Walter Demond on Tuesday was sentenced to probation after being convicted of theft, money laundering and misapplication of fiduciary property belonging to the Pedernales Electric Cooperative, a former long-time client. Jail time was included as a condition of Demond's probation, just as with his co-conspirator Bennie Fuelberg, the PEC's former ...
Local Attorney Charged In Foreclosed Home Break-In
An attorney and his client have been charged with vandalism and other misdemeanor counts after officers observed them breaking into a foreclosed Orange County home.
NY rep hires lawyer after lewd photo posted online
New York Congressman Anthony Weiner testily fended off questions Tuesday about the lewd photo sent from his Twitter account and has hired a lawyer to help him figure out how to respond.
White says county attorney has contacted him repeatedly
By Bill Varian, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, May 31, 2011 TAMPA — To hear former County Commissioner Kevin White tell it, he didn't have much of a relationship with Hillsborough County Attorney Renee Lee while he was in office, and has less of one now. In fact, according to a deposition released Tuesday, White said, he has had no meaningful contact with anyone else at County Center since leaving ...
Attorney wants to put the lid on Hanks case
Attorney Miles Stanislaw didn't waste any time in seeking judicial confirmation for his client, Storey Construction, after a panel of arbitrators issued a decision on May 21 favoring the company over actor Tom Hanks in a longstanding home construction dispute.
Sunrise selects Kim Kisslan to be city attorney
Outgoing City Attorney Stuart Michelson's second-in-command was chosen as his replacement Tuesday night, beating out 12 competitors for the position.
Attorney looking to force state's hand on marijuana dispensary permits
PHOENIX — An attorney who represents some would-be marijuana dispensaries is taking the first steps today to force Department of Health Services to issue them the necessary permits so they can start selling the drug.
Attorney general suing maker of drug Avandia
COLUMBIA — South Carolina's top prosecutor is suing British drug maker Glaxo- SmithKline PLC, claiming the company hid harmful side effects of diabetes drug Avandia.
State Attorney General sues federal agencies over hydrofracking review
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed suit against the Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies on Tuesday for disregarding his demand they enforce national environmental reviews of proposed regulations that would permit a controversial form of horizontal drilling underground for natural gas. Through Assistant Attorney General Philip Bein, the Watershed Inspector General ...
Attorney sentenced to jail in co-op theft case
share: digg facebook twitter BOERNE, Texas (AP) — An attorney has been sentenced to 100 days in jail a year for five years after a jury found him guilty of felony theft from a Central Texas electric cooperative. The case involves about $700,000 in Pedernales funds, with allegations of inflated legal bills and money being diverted to relatives of co-op executives.
Focus on attorney general and PPS
Justice Minister David Ford is to ask people's views on whether to give the attorney general powers to oversee the Public Prosecution Service.
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.
APNewsBreak: Lawyer says document proves Mladic has been battling cancer
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Ratko Mladic's lawyer says he has a document proving the war crimes suspect has been battling cancer and that he was treated at a Serbian hospital in 2009.
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.