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City attorney pick reprimanded by Nebraska Supreme Court
Grand Island Mayor Jay Vavricek's pick for city attorney was reprimanded by the Nebraska Supreme Court for an outburst in open court.
Attorney Blames Self for Vaughan’s Money Problems
A veteran Albuquerque lawyer says he feels personally responsible for teaching Doug Vaughan the investment system the former real estate executive eventually turned into a Ponzi scheme. "I blame myself... Read more »
LAWRENCE: Council appoints its new attorney
Township Council approved Michael W. Herbert to become the municipal attorney by a 3-2 vote at a special meeting Tuesday night. He replaces former Municipal Attorney Kevin Nerwinski, who was elevated by the council to become the Municipal Court judge.
Aquino testimony will expose truth on Dacer case: lawyer
MANILA, Philippines - The lawyer of the Dacer family welcomed on Monday the extradition of former police official Michael Ray Aquino, saying it will shed light on the murders of publicist Salvador "Bubby" Dacer and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito, more than 10 years ago.
Lawyer thanks ex-FG Arroyo for Ombudsman 'endorsement'
MANILA, Philippines - An anti-graft lawyer on Monday said the opposition of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel 'Mike' Arroyo to his nomination for Ombudsman could be seen as a ringing endorsement for his bid.
Lawyer for alleged sexual assault victim wants to know what school board knew about case
A lawyer for the alleged sexual assault victim at the hands of a former Freeburg school superintendent wants to know what school board members knew about the case.Michael Weilmuenster, the victim's lawyer in a civil suit against the Freeburg School District 70, sought decades of closed session minutes of school board meetings.
LAWRENCE: Council appoints its new attorney
Township Council approved Michael W. Herbert to become the municipal attorney by a 3-2 vote at a special meeting Tuesday night. He replaces former Municipal Attorney Kevin Nerwinski, who was elevated by the council to become the Municipal Court judge.
Attorney admits he should've returned shovel
KEARNEY - Attorney Kent Schroeder has received a $50 fine for taking a $30 shovel from a Kearney rental house.
Former Howard County Attorney to be GI City Attorney
GRAND ISLAND - Former Howard County Attorney Robert Sivick, who also is a former Omaha city councilman and former member of the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, has been selected to be Grand Island's next city attorney.
Attorney Blames Self for Vaughan’s Money Problems
A veteran Albuquerque lawyer says he feels personally responsible for teaching Doug Vaughan the investment system the former real estate executive eventually turned into a Ponzi scheme. "I blame myself... Read more »
Kenya: Judiciary Vetting And Nomination Process Faulty, Says Lawyer
Lawyer Harun Ndubi Friday called for changes in the Judiciary jobs nomination process.
Lawyer to money manager Ken Starr pleads guilty (Reuters)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former lawyer for a large U.S. law firm pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring to launder almost $19 million for his onetime client Kenneth Starr, a money manager known for representing celebrities.
Attorney General has deputy at W&M
WILLIAMSBURG — When Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli decided to assign a full-time deputy to the College of William & Mary campus, he took work from three people and cost Sen. Tommy Norment (R-3rd) more than $100,000 in income.
Attorney sues over racial slur
An Mthatha attorney is suing the Eastern Cape education MEC Mandla Makupula, the former headmaster of Queens College, and a pupil for R500 000 over an alleged racial insult, The Times reported on Monday.
LAWYER IN BRIBE CASE SENTENCED TO PRISON, FINED
KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 (Bernama) -- A lawyer was sentenced to four years inprison and fined RM235,000 at the Sessions Court today after he was found guiltyof asking for and receiving a bribe from his client. Ranjit Singh, 57, had obtained the money from his client, Dr Chong KuckMeng, 46, on the pretense of bribing the police to close the file on a blackmailcase involving the doctor six years ago ...
Attorney sues over alleged racial slur
An Mthatha attorney is suing the Eastern Cape education MEC Mandla Makupula, the former headmaster of Queens College, and a pupil for R500 000 over an alleged racial insult, The Times reported on Monday.
Local Attorney Faces Judge on DWI Charges
A local attorney is arraigned on DWI charges and has a strange story for police.
Lawyer jailed for seeking bribe
Monday, June 13th, 2011 21:37:00 KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer was sentenced to four years in prison and fined RM235,000 at the Sessions Court today after he was found guilty of asking for and receiving a bribe from his client. Ranjit Singh, 57, had obtained the money from his client, Dr Chong Kuck Meng, 46, on the pretense of bribing the police to close the file on a blackmail case involving the ...
Lawyer 'threatened with arrest'
A solicitor representing a businessman suspected of an investment scam was threatened with arrest if he did not attend a court hearing.
Lawyer Snapshot: Rebeccah Beller
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Carpio-Morales will be pro-PNoy, lawyer says
A lawyer is adding his name to the list of those opposing SC Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales' bid for Ombudsman. Atty. Ferdinand Topacio told the Judical and Bar Council that the justice is very much associated with President Aquino and the CVC Law Firm, prominently known as "The Firm".
Ex-attorney charged with theft
A felony theft charge was filed Friday by the Kansas Attorney General’s office against former Marshall County Attorney Brian Carroll, who now lives in Pratt.
Suffolk commonwealth's attorney to speak on animal abuse
SUFFOLK Suffolk Comonwealth's Attorney Phil Ferguson and Susan Walton, senior assistant commonwealth's attorney in charge of animal abuse cases, will speak at Wednesday's meeting of the Suffolk Humane Society. The meeting, free and open to the public, takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Magnolia Ruritan Club, 1029 Nansemond Pkwy.
Attorney Who Tipped Off Tressel Faces Misconduct Charges
The attorney who sent e-mails to Jim Tressel concerning his players' dealings with the owner of a west side tattoo parlor faces a complaint of professional misconduct. Get the story.
Attorney Who Tipped Off Tressel To Face Charges
The attorney who was at the center of the Ohio State scandal that eventually led to the resignation of head coach Jim Tressel is now facing charges of misconduct.
Lawyer sentenced to more than 8 years for bribing then-Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo
William Mitchell was also ordered to pay restitution of $1.1 million.
Minnesota attorney general starts legal preparations for shutdown
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson asked a state district court Monday to rule that some core functions of state government must continue even if a lingering stalemate over the budget forces it to shut down on July 1.
Bankruptcy Attorney to Bernanke: Get a backbone!
A prominent Bankruptcy attorney is calling on Washington not to back down on banking reforms.
Attorney in violation for sharing info with Jim Tressel
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Ohio Court Investigating Lawyer Who Tipped Tressel
Lawyer who tipped Jim Tressel about memorabilia is under investigation by Ohio's top court
Court investigating lawyer who tipped Tressel
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio Supreme Court is investigating possible misconduct by the attorney who first tipped Ohio State's football coach to NCAA violations by his players.
Suspect in lawyer's shooting arrested
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Lawyer who tipped Tressel under investigation
The Ohio Supreme Court is investigating possible misconduct by the attorney who first tipped Jim Tressel.
Court investigates lawyer who tipped Tressel
The Ohio Supreme Court is investigating possible misconduct by the attorney who first tipped Ohio State's football coach to NCAA violations by his players.
Lawyer in Tressel scandal charged by court
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 13 (UPI) -- Judicial officials have accused an attorney of revealing confidential information pertaining to the scandal that toppled Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel.
Attorney Predicts DOJ Won't Challenge Alabama Immigration Law
The lawyer behind several recent illegal immigration laws said he'd be "surprised" if the Justice Department challenges Alabama's recently passed crackdown, claiming the Obama administration only went after Arizona because it was an election year. 
U.S. Attorney's staff will give New Albany seminar Tuesday
Police, ministers, youth workers and members of the banking community are expected to attend a seminar Tuesday in New Albany given by U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett and his staff on "Strengthening Hoosier Communities." The event is set to begin at 8:45 a
Attorney in corruption case sentenced
Attorney William Mitchell was sentenced Monday to 97 months in prison and ordered to pay $1.1 million in restitution after being found guilty in federal court for bribing Frank Russo.
UI attorney: Some Hunninghake records exempt from public release
An attorney for the University of Iowa argued Monday that police investigative reports in a case involving former UI researcher Gary Hunninghake are exempt from Iowa public records law and do not have to be released to the media.
CFT: Lawyer in Tressel case charged with confidentiality breach
A series of emails sent from Chris Cicero to Jim Tressel starting in April of 2010 was the first (mis)step in a series of events that ultimately led to the head coach’s resignation.
D.C. attorney general critiques new ethics bill
D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan criticized “major flaws” in a draft ethics bill under consideration by the D.C. Council Monday. The comments came one week after he unveiled dramatic allegations of corruption against a sitting council member. While calling the bill, co-introduced by Chairman Kwame R. Brown (D-At Large) and Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3), a “first step,” Nathan testified that it would ...
Detective's attorney says former Hunterdon Prosecutor Barnes waived privilege, must answer questions
The attorney for a detective in the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office wants former county Prosecutor J. Patrick Barnes to provide more information about a conversation he had with the county counsel. Although normally any conversation between lawyers and their...
Columbus Attorney May Lose Law License to Because of Football Scandal
The fallout from the improper actions of Ohio State University coach Jim Tressel and several of his players has jumped from just a gridiron dilemma to the legal arena. The alleged illegal actions by Columbus attorney Christopher T. Cicero may lead to permanent suspension of his law license. The tug of loyalty Cicero felt to the school where he once played football caused a lapse in ethics that ...
Federal judge to resentence ex-judges and ex-attorney
Imprisoned former attorney Paul Minor told a federal judge Wednesday that he is a changed man who wants to devote the rest of his life to assisting the poor, aged and others who have no voice in society.
Ohio court investigating lawyer who tipped Tressel
The attorney whose email tip to Jim Tressel launched a scandal that led to his forced resignation as Ohio State's football coach and possible NCAA discipline for the school is being investigated for legal misconduct by the Ohio Supreme Court.
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Alleged Drunk Driver’s Attorney Suggests Victims Share Blame In Andover Crash
The attorney for a woman accused of driving drunk and killing two men said in court on Monday that the victims were partly to blame for the accident.
Attorney General Has Message For Sexual Predators
There are new details in the case of a man charged with making arrangements to meet and have sex with a 13-year-old girl in Kaneohe.
Attorney Christopher Cicero accused of misconduct for emails in Ohio State football scandal
Columbus attorney Christopher Cicero has been accused of divulging confidential information from a prospective client to Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, a move that set into motion the university's scandal.
Lawyer who tipped Tressel investigated
The attorney whose email tip to Jim Tressel launched a scandal that led to his forced resignation as Ohio State's football coach and possible NCAA discipline for the school is being investigated for legal misconduct by the Ohio Supreme Court.