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Attorney General Announces $90.8 Million National Settlement with UBS over Anticompetitive Scheme
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Today, Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that Florida reached a $90.8-million, multistate settlement with Union Bank of Switzerland AG (UBS) for its alleged role in a nationwide scheme to rig bids and engage in other anticompetitive and fraudulent conduct relating to municipal bond derivatives that defrauded state agencies, local governmental entities and not-for-profit ...
Lawyer tells of Judge Regina Arditti 'trade-off'
An El Paso lawyer testified Tuesday that he knew of an agreement between two state district judges to hire each other's relatives.
Longtime attorney Louis Ossinsky Jr. dies
Louis Ossinsky Jr. was a second-generation attorney who practiced in the Daytona Beach area for more than a half century.
Lawyer for residential school survivors fights return of $400,000 in overbilling
A Winnipeg lawyer overbilled by nearly $400,000 survivors of residential schools who were owed compensation for years of physical and sexual abuse.
Lawyer for residential school survivors fights return of $400,000 in overbilling
A Winnipeg lawyer overbilled by nearly $400,000 survivors of residential schools who were owed compensation for years of physical and sexual abuse.
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.
China frees rights lawyer but another disappears
Chinese human rights lawyer Li Fangping said Thursday he was home after disappearing for five days, but the wife of another attorney said her husband had vanished amid a tough crackdown on dissent.
Attorney for Indio no longer with firm
The Indio city attorney for almost a decade will no longer represent the city as counsel.
Lawyer may seek insanity defense for California boy, 10, charged with murdering father
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The public defender for a 10-year-old boy charged with murdering his neo-Nazi father in the family’s California home says he might pursue an insanity defense and is seeking records from social workers who have monitored the boy’s family. Matt Hardy said he will also request a psychiatric evaluation before entering a plea for the boy after he was charged Wednesday with murder ...
Jury deliberates in case of Idaho attorney accused of plotting death of wife, mother-in-law
BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho jury is trying to decide if an attorney who has gained attention representing unpopular clients is guilty of hiring a hit man to kill his wife and his mother-in-law or if he’s the victim of a frame-up. The panel began its deliberations Wednesday in the case against Edgar J. Steele, meeting late into the night before breaking until Thursday morning. Steele, best known for ...
Austrian lawyer drops his trousers
An Austrian newspaper is reporting that a lawyer dropped his trousers during the questioning of his client.
Demjanjuk attorney: client suffered like the Jews
John Demjanjuk's attorney has compared his client's suffering at the hands of the Nazis to that of the Jews and insisted he should be acquitted on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder.
Demjanjuk attorney tells court his client suffered like the Jews
BERLIN — John Demjanjuk’s attorney has compared his client’s suffering at the hands of the Nazis to that of the Jews and insisted he should be acquitted on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder. Ulrich Busch said Thursday in his third day of closing arguments that Demjanjuk and other Ukrainian prisoners of war “were considered subhuman; Jews, Ukrainians or Gypsies did not count” for the Nazis ...
US hikers' lawyer hopes for Iran verdict in week
The lawyer for three US hikers detained in Iran since 2009 for alleged spying said on Thursday he is "hopeful" of a verdict within the next week.
NY Attorney General to Probe Sony on PlayStation Network Hack
Following an orchestrated criminal assault that led to the theft of information on millions of users, the New York State Attorney General has demanded info on gaming giant Sony's security practices, FoxNews.com has learned.
Ex-Ohio State, NFl QB Schlichter pleads not guilty; attorney says trial should be out of state
COLUMBUS, Ohio — An attorney for former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Art Schlichter (SHLEES’-tur) says if his client goes on trial in a theft case, Ohio should not be the place. Schlichter pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to all charges in a 13-count indictment returned on April 30. The 51-year-old football veteran is accused of bilking people in what authorities have described as a million ...
Lawyer overbills clients by $400K
A Winnipeg lawyer overbilled survivors of residential schools who were owed compensation for years of physical and sexual abuse by nearly $400,000. The lawyer is now in legal hot water with both the Law Society of Manitoba and a federal adjudicator acting for residential school survivors.
Demjanjuk attorney: Client suffered like the Jews
 John Demjanjuk's attorney has compared his client's suffering at the hands of the Nazis to that of the Jews.
St. Louis-area lawyer accused in huge Ponzi scheme
A St. Louis-area lawyer is indicted on 22 federal charges, alleging he bilked investors of more than $52 million through a Ponzi scheme.
Demjanjuk attorney: Client suffered like Jews did
John Demjanjuk's attorney argued Thursday for his client's acquittal on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp, saying the 91-year-old alleged former guard suffered as much as the Jews did at the hands of Nazis.
Lawyer illness ends Blago retrial for week
A sick defense lawyer has unexpectedly ended proceedings for the day –- and the week -– at the retrial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Lawyer's illness ends Blagojevich retrial for week
A sick defense lawyer has unexpectedly ended proceedings for the day –- and the week -– at the retrial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich.
S.F. city attorney refers lobbying probe to Oakland
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Wednesday asked his Oakland counterpart to investigate possibly illegal lobbying by one of his campaign consultants after The Chronicle inquired about the activity. Despite a...
City attorney clears way for graphic PETA protest at meat plant
Milwaukee City Attorney Grant Langley cleared the way Thursday for a national animal-rights group to stage a graphic protest outside a Menomonee Valley slaughterhouse, overruling the alderman who tried to block the event.
Lawyer: Demjanjuk suffered as much as Jews did
MUNICH (AP) — John Demjanjuk's lawyer argued Thursday for his client's acquittal on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp, saying the 91-year-old alleged former guard suffered as much as the Jews did at the hands of Nazis. The Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk was a young Soviet ...
N.Y. attorney general subpoenas Sony
Eric Schneiderman requests more details on Sony's security methods in the wake of the breach of 100 million of its customers' personal information.
Lawyer seeking plea deal for Shelby Twp. woman accused of murder
Mount Clemens— The attorney for a Shelby Township woman awaiting trial in the death of her boyfriend's son said today that he plans to ask prosecutors for a plea deal.
Lawyer disbarred after failing to appear
CLINTON - She has served time, been apprehended by U.S. marshals, lost her historic home after a contentious, lengthy divorce battle, and now Cynthia A. Dziurgot is no longer licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.
Suspended attorney arrested and charged
Suspended Treasure Coast attorney Richard Brown now is charged with organized fraud exceeding $50,000 and with three counts of grand theft, jail records show.
Granite City lawyer named state laureate
Before many of his colleagues were in kindergarten, Leo H. Konzen was practicing law.
Attorney General's Office convictions
AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES STATE CONVICTION OF FORMER SENATOR MCLAIN FOR THEFT OF GRANT MONEY (MONTGOMERY)— Attorney General Luther Strange announced the conviction of former state Senator E.B. McClain on state charges related to the theft of grant funds that were inappropriately diverted to him. McClain pleaded guilty in Jefferson County Circuit Court to one count of third-degree theft. He received a ...
Georgia Attorney General Scolds Savannah City Council
Georgia's Attorney General meets with Savannah's City Council to discuss Open Meeting Laws after three violations.
Idaho lawyer found guilty in wife's murder plot
A northern Idaho attorney who once represented the Aryan Nations was found guilty Thursday on all counts tied to his plot to hire a hit man to kill his wife and mother-in-law last year.
Town Attorney Says He Should Not Have Represented Casasanta in Complaint
Follow Your Town News On The Courant's Newington Facebook Page Town Attorney Benjamin Ancona Jr. has concluded that former Mayor Jeff Wright did not have the authority to appoint him to represent a town council member in a Freedom of Information Act complaint she filed against the board of education.
Lawyer jokes Art Schlichter could get fairer trial in Ann Arbor than Ohio
An attorney for former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Art Schlichter says if his client goes on trial in a theft case, Ohio should not be the place.
Attorney for ex-CNET chief expects more officer arrests
San Ramon officer arrested Wednesday is the fourth person ensnared in growing drug and corruption investigation that began with February arrest of drug task force commander.
Attorney General Addresses Violations Within Savannah City Council
The aldermen are getting a lesson on illegal operations after hundreds of complaints were filed with the Attorney General's office.
Attorney General Wants Stronger DNA Testing Laws
Attorney General Roy Cooper stopped in Guilford County to show off how DNA sampling works.
Lawyer jokes Art Schlichter could get fairer trial in Ann Arbor than Ohio
An attorney for former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Art Schlichter says if his client goes on trial in a theft case, Ohio should not be the place.
Attorney for ex-CNET chief expects more officer arrests
San Ramon officer arrested Wednesday is the fourth person ensnared in growing drug and corruption investigation that began with February arrest of drug task force commander.
Attorney general asks whether gay immigrant can be considered a spouse under immigration law
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder took the rare step Thursday of asking an immigration judicial panel to reconsider the case of a gay man they've cleared for deportation.
Attorney: Teen accused of shooting officer is wrong man
The attorney representing the man accused of shooting an off-duty officer calls it a case of mistaken identity.
Residential school lawyer scammed victims: Law Society
A Manitoba lawyer, accused of taking almost $400,000 from residential school survivors, said Thursday it was a misunderstanding.
Lawyer: Couple confessed in Jaycee Dugard kidnap
Phillip Garrido, who is accused of the 1991 kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard, is seen in the El Dorado County Superior Court in Placerville, Calif., Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. / AP
U.S. Attorney's Office gets report on Arpaio aides
Examining misconduct involving top commanders.
Residential school lawyer scammed victims: Law Society
A Manitoba lawyer, accused of taking almost $400,000 from residential school survivors, said Thursday it was a misunderstanding.
Attorney General Olens meets with Savannah City Council on open meetings
Attorney general advises transparency with city at meeting Stefan Ritter told the Savannah City Council he and his boss, Attorney General Sam Olens, weren’t coming to scold. In a 90-minute briefing with council members, though, Olens and Ritter, a senior assistant attorney general, delivered warnings and instruction about complying with state Open Meetings and Open Records laws. Olens’ office ...
Holder intervenes in gay man's deportation case
Attorney General Eric Holder took the rare step Thursday of asking an immigration judicial panel to reconsider the case of a gay man they'd cleared for deportation.
Retired Linn County Attorney returns as a volunteer
CEDAR RAPIDS – The Linn County Attorney’s Office had a feeling of deja vu Thursday but not quite, because the new guy walking the halls really has been there before.
Attorney says teen suspected in officer shooting is innocent
Bond was set at $30,000 for 18-year-old Dominique Barr Thursday night in Berkeley County. Barr, who is 17 days away from graduating Goose Creek high school, is being charged with attempted murder. But his attorney says authorities have the wrong guy.