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Cop, Attorney Nabbed In Bribe Scheme
A Rialto police officer and a defense attorney have been indicted by a federal grand jury in an alleged bribery scheme designed to help the attorney's client, the U.S. attorney's office said Monday.
Senate confirms Obama lawyer as solicitor general
The Senate on Monday confirmed White House lawyer Donald Verrilli Jr. to succeed Justice Elena Kagan as U.S. solicitor general.
Nassau District Attorney Investigating Weekend Bounce House Horror
The Nassau district attorney has opened an investigation into the bouncy house incident in Oceanside that left 13 people, including several young children, injured Saturday.
Senate confirms White House lawyer Donald Verrilli to succeed Elena Kagan as solicitor general
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday confirmed White House lawyer Donald Verrilli Jr. to succeed Justice Elena Kagan as U.S. solicitor general. With the 72-16 vote, Verrilli will fill a post that has been vacant since the Senate voted Kagan to her Supreme Court seat last August. The solicitor general represents the executive branch of government before the Supreme Court. President Barack Obama ...
Attorney General Says Office Depot Agrees To Refunds
Attorney General John Suthers says Office Depot has agreed to offer refunds to nearly 115 Colorado governmental agencies and nonprofits for high cost plans.
Wichita Lawyer Admits Stealing From Veterans
A former Wichita lawyer has admitted to stealing more than $330,600 from veterans or their estates.
Nutley attorney accused of plotting with Paramus lawyer to murder witnesses faces new allegations
With racketeering charges reinstated by an appeals court and his trial set for October, a federal grand jury has returned a second superseding indictment against Paul W. Bergrin, authorities said.
Defense attorney: Client says stepdaughter died after seizure, not murder
The defense attorney for a woman charged with murdering her 4-year-old stepdaughter said Monday that the woman has told him the girl apparently had some type of attack or seizure, which rendered her unresponsive.
Attorney avoids jail for first offense
YAKIMA, Wash. — A Yakima attorney who was convicted of theft for letting gang members use her attorney’s line to make more than 900 free phone calls from jail avoided jail time of her own.
Attorney: Lead detective in Widmer trial resigned to avoid 'pre-disciplinary hearing'
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Loughner lawyer says she can't provide discovery
The Tucson shooting rampage suspect's lawyer says she's unable to provide discovery requested by prosecutors until her client is declared competent to stand trial.
Lawyer for Tucson shooting suspect says she can’t provide discovery until he’s competent
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Tucson shooting rampage suspect’s lawyer says she’s unable to provide discovery requested by prosecutors until her client is declared competent to stand trial. In a Monday filing, defense attorney Judy Clark says the court’s finding that Jared Lee Loughner is incompetent to stand trial makes it clear that she “cannot have rational or meaningful communication” with him. She ...
Officer, lawyer indicted on bribery charges
Rialto Police Officer Aaron Scott Vigil is accused of agreeing to accept a $2,500 bribe from Orange County defense attorney Lawrence Anthony Witsoe in exchange for telling a prosecutor that a Witsoe client facing assault charges was a federal informant. A Rialto police officer working on a drug task force and an Orange County criminal defense lawyer were arrested Monday after a federal grand ...
Wichita Lawyer Admits Stealing From Veterans
A former Wichita lawyer has admitted to stealing more than $330,600 from veterans or their estates.
Elkhart lawyer facing bribery and theft charges
An Elkhart lawyer is facing some charges Monday night after police say he stole money from a trust fund and paid someone to cover it up.
Cranston lawyer suspended for second time
Marc B. Press failed to promptly notify R.I. of disciplinary action against him in Florida
D.C. attorney general: Council’s Thomas diverted public funds
D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. intentionally diverted more than $300,000 in public funds intended for youth baseball programs and spent it on a luxury sport-utility vehicle and personal travel, Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan said Monday. In a lawsuit filed in D.C. Superior Court, Nathan alleged that Thomas (D-Ward 5) used the funds for his Team Thomas organizations to purchase a $59,000 ...
Lawyer Says She Can't Provide Discovery
The Tucson shooting rampage suspect's lawyer says she's unable to provide discovery requested by prosecutors until her client is declared competent to stand trial.
Lawyer with ties to Shore Area faces additional charges of witness tampering, drug trafficking
A Nutley-based lawyer, with ties to the Shore, facing charges including murder was hit with additional charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Monday.
Bettendorf lawyer on trial for mortgage fraud scheme
A Quad-City lawyer is on trial in U.S. District Court, Davenport, this week for allegedly conspiring with a mortgage broker, a real estate agent and a pair of buyers to devise a scheme to defraud mortgage lenders on numerous Quad-City properties.
Attorney general says nepotism law change applies to Franklin County - www.roanoke.com
Relatives of school board members may now legally work for the school system. Family of Franklin County School Board members can now work for the school system after an opinion from the state attorney general. The school board sought the opinion after Del. Kathy Byron, R-Campbell County, Del. Charles Poindexter, R-Franklin County, and then-state Sen. Robert Hurt sponsored a bill last year to ...
Attorney for Monroe woman accused in slaying asks to withdraw
The attorney appointed to represent Jessica Kennedy Powers, who is accused of killing Monroe County businessman and political figure Jim Miller, has asked to be let out of the case.
Attorney asks DA to investigate collection of fairgrounds petitions
Barrett files suit, references 'illegal conduct'; Council's Hollin counters by calling legal attack a 'last-ditch effort' More
Officer, lawyer charged
Rialto police Officer Aaron Scott Vigil and an Orange County defense lawyer face bribery charges in a federal grand jury indictment that alleges Vigil got $2,500 for lying to prosecutors to get an assault case dismissed for a client of the lawyer.
City likely to hire contract attorney in hopes of avoiding past flaws
Two City Council members support the hiring of a contracted firm to take care of the city’s attorney services, in hopes of avoiding the troubles the city has faced during its last 15 years with an in-house attorney.
Convicted attorney avoids jail time
YAKIMA, Wash. -- A defense attorney whose personal ties to gang members led to her arrest on theft and contraband charges avoided jail time Monday for letting inmates make more than 900 free phone calls on her privileged line.
Editorial: Nevada County district attorney needs to resign
The decision is clear for Nevada County District Attorney Clifford Newell: He needs to step down.
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.
Robert Sivick named new city attorney
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 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.
Officer, lawyer indicted on bribery charges
Rialto Police Officer Aaron Scott Vigil is accused of agreeing to accept a $2,500 bribe from Orange County defense attorney Lawrence Anthony Witsoe in exchange for telling a prosecutor that a Witsoe client facing assault charges was a federal informant. A Rialto police officer working on a drug task force and an Orange County criminal defense lawyer were arrested Monday after a federal grand ...
Lawyer: Baseline Killer suspect a 'ravenous wolf'
Graphic images of dead people flashed across courtroom televisions as the victims' families looked on, weeping and consoling one another. Some had to leave to collect themselves.
JARDINE: Attorney in documentary
From the e-mails and voice mails:
Lawyer for Ohio State's Pryor says SI story is '90-percent wrong'
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The lawyer for Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has questioned the facts in a Sports Illustrated special report on the Buckeyes' NCAA problems, saying the story is "90-percent wrong."
Former female lawyer 'feared her job'
A FORMER Clayton Utz lawyer who is suing the top-tier firm for sexual harassment and defamation says she never complained as she feared for her job.
NSW lawyer sues for sexual harassment
FORMER Clayton Utz lawyer sues firm for sexual harassment and defamation.
Lawyer: Baseline Killer suspect a 'ravenous wolf'
Graphic images of dead people flashed across courtroom televisions as the victims' families looked on, weeping and consoling one another. Some had to leave to collect themselves.
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 in Lower Merion student/teacher sex case asks to have defamation suit tossed out
After a long delay, an attorney representing a former Lower Merion High School student in a defamation suit brought on by the teacher she had a relationship with is asking a court to dismiss the teacher’s suit against her.
Lawyer: Goudeau is a 'Ravenous Wolf'
Graphic images of dead people flashed across courtroom televisions as the victims' families looked on, weeping and consoling one another. Some had to leave to collect themselves.
Attorney General threatens Twitter injunction-busters
'Not something I particularly want to do' The government's chief legal adviser has warned that people who breach privacy injunctions by publishing details on micro-blogging site Twitter and other websites could be prosecuted for contempt of court.…
State Attorney General's Office Files 8 Fraud Charges Against OKC Contractor
Oklahoma's attorney general has filed felony fraud charges against a building contractor who homeowners say took money from them for roof repairs that weren't performed. Attorney General Scott Pruitt
Fugitive attorney found in Mexico, extradited to Boulder County
A disbarred Lafayette attorney who is accused of fleeing to Mexico to avoid prosecution in a child sexual assault case is back in the Boulder County Jail after a tip to the FBI allowed investigators to find him.
Attorney: Accused was involved in conspiracy
Federal prosecutors wrapped up a two-hour closing argument this morning in Chicago’s most significant terrorism case by addressing the shadow that has hung over the trial of Tahawwur Rana from the start – David Coleman Headley, his childhood friend and the government’s star witness.
Lawyer seeks DUI plea deal for Notre Dame's Floyd
Suspended Notre Dame star wide receiver Michael Floyd hopes to have a plea deal in place by the end of June on a misdemeanor drunken driving arrest, his attorney said Tuesday. St. Joseph County Magistrate Brian Steinke granted attorney William Stanley's request Tuesday that the case be delayed until June 29 so he can obtain the narrative of the arrest report.
Senate Confirms Former RIAA Lawyer for Solicitor General
The Senate late Monday confirmed former Recording Industry Association of America lawyer Donald Verrilli Jr.to serve as the nation’s solicitor general.
Lawyer seeking DUI plea deal for Notre Dame's Floyd
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Suspended Notre Dame star wide receiver Michael Floyd hopes to have a plea deal in place by the end of June on a misdemeanor drunken driving arrest, his attorney said Tuesday.
Attorney asks for more police tapes of teenager accused of killing St. Petersburg Police officer David S. Crawford
LARGO —- The defense attorney for the teenager accused of killing St. Petersburg police officer David S. Crawford asked for more tapes of his client talking to police, but a judge on Tuesday said there's no evidence more tapes exist.
Testimony Focuses on Trash Bag in Anthony Case
An attorney for a mother charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter suggested Tuesday that a crime scene investigator altered crucial evidence.
Lawyer for Irish WR Floyd working on plea deal
Suspended Notre Dame star wide receiver Michael Floyd hopes to have a plea deal in place by the end of June on a misdemeanor drunken driving arrest, his attorney said Tuesday.