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Haynesworth Lawyer: Cash Offered For Witness Testimony
A lawyer for Albert Haynesworth says a prosecution witness was offered $50,000 to testify against the defensive lineman in a misdemeanor sexual abuse case.
Opes gave lawyer a car
Sydney lawyer Chris Murphy, Opes Prime's biggest customer, met Julian Smith at a lunch during the sharemarket boom and was offered a luxury Maserati for being the stockbroker's most treasured client.
Attorney: Illinois teen was insane when he shot pair
VANDALIA, Ill. (AP) -- A defense attorney opened a southern Illinois murder trial with an admission that his 16-year-old client gunned down two neighbors a year ago while they were sleeping.    But attorney Monroe McWard told jurors Clifford Baker was "involuntarily intoxicated" by depression medicine he had been prescribed roughly two weeks earlier.    Fayette County State's Attorney Stephen ...
Wauwatosa lawyer arrested on gun charges
A Wauwatosa lawyer has been arrested by police investigating illegal gun sales, after he paid an informant $400 for two purportedly stolen guns and an illegal silencer at Mayfair mall, according to court records.
9 Investigates: Fla. Attorney General's Hawaiian Trip
FLORIDA -- 9 investigates Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's trip to one of Hawaii's most luxurious resorts. Bondi traveled thousands of miles for a legal conference that had nothing to do with Florida law, but investigative reporter George Spencer found she's not the first.
Algonquin attorney indicted in murder-for-hire
An Algonquin attorney was indicted Tuesday in federal court and charged with using his cellphone and car in what authorities said was a scheme to kill his girlfriend's ex-husband.
Russell Armstrong lawyer: 'Housewives' hubby had serious financial problems
Russell Armstrong's lawyer has confirmed the estranged husband of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong had been having money problems prior to his apparent suicide on Monday night.
Fired first-year lawyer sues New York firm for $77 million
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A first-year attorney at a New York law firm who was fired after boasting about his "superior legal mind" and angering his colleagues has filed a $77 million lawsuit against his former employer.
Rahy's Attorney retired after minor leg injury
Rahy's Attorney, best known for his upset win in the 2008 Woodbine Mile, has been retired from racing with a career record of 14-10-4 from 41 starts.
NY attorney general settles soldiers' $3.5M debt
An agreement with a finance company will clear $3.5 million in debt for nearly a thousand soldiers who bought computers and other electronics at highly inflated prices and credit terms at a retailer outside the Army's Fort Drum military base, the state's attorney general said Tuesday.
Lawyer arrested on gun charges
Police arrested Wauwatosa attorney Thomas Barrett for buying guns, including a silencer from an undercover police informant.
PBT: Perkins' attorney hints at police brutality
The Celtics are done. Washed up. Time as passed them by. Now is the time of the Heat and the Bulls. You hear that talk. The Celtics hear that talk. And they’re not buying it.
DA's office seeks files from Elisa Baker's attorney
The district attorney’s office is asking that Elisa Baker’s attorney hand over any documents, photos or other evidence relating to her felony cases as required by state law.In motions filed Tuesday morning, the district attorney’s office states it’s given its discovery to Baker’s attorney, Scott Reilly, and is asking for reciprocal discovery. The motions are filed in Baker’s second-degree murder ...
Haynesworth lawyer: Witness offered $50,000 by accuser in exchange for testimony against him
WASHINGTON — A hotel security guard and witness in a pending sexual abuse case against Albert Haynesworth says he was offered $50,000 to testify against the NFL defensive lineman, court records show. Haynesworth is accused of sliding his credit card into the bra of a waitress and touching her breast while having drinks with friends last February at the W Hotel in Washington. He is scheduled to ...
Lawyer claims $50,000 offered for testimony against Albert Haynesworth
A witness was offered $50,000 in exchange for testimony against Albert Haynesworth in the sex abuse case against the former Washington Redskin, the player’s attorney alleged in a court filing. In the late Monday filing, Haynesworth attorney A. Scott Bolden asked the judge overseeing the trial to force prosecutors to provide evidence including the testimony of a security guard who purportedly ...
Corydon lawyer charged with making meth
Corydon lawyer Leah Fink was arrested early Tuesday after police raided her family's Corydon home and found a meth lab and marijuana, Harrison County Sheriff Rod Seelye said.
Attorney nabbed in gun buying sting
A Wauwatosa lawyer has been charged with a felony after police say he paid an informant $400 for two purportedly stolen guns and an illegal silencer, court records say.
Schuette appoints Metro Detroit attorney to DMC board
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Tuesday appointed a Metro Detroit attorney and community advocate to the Detroit Medical Center's Legacy Board.
Attorney General: 3 Republicans to plead guilty in Pa. probe
HARRISBURG (AP) — Three ex-aides to former state House Speaker John Perzel are expected to plead guilty this week in exchange for their cooperation in prosecuting other Republican defendants in a corruption probe, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday.
Slidell City Council approves new attorney
The city of Slidell now has a new city attorney as of Tuesday night.
Attorney General Settles Soldiers' $3.5M Debt
New York state's attorney general says an agreement with a finance company will clear $3.5 million in debt for nearly a thousand soldiers who bought electronics at highly inflated prices and credit terms.
Attorney Scott J. Corwin Settles Two Auto Accident Claims
Los Angeles car accident lawyer Scott J. Corwin recently settled two car accident claims for a combined total of $450,000Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 Los Angeles car accident attorney Scott J. Corwin, principal attorney of Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation recently obtained out-of-court settlements totaling $450,000 from insurance companies on behalf of two Southern ...
Lawyer for Mexico arm of US drugmaker Baxter recorded allegedly offering payment in lawsuit
WASHINGTON - The Associated Press has obtained an audio recording in which a lawyer for a major U.S. drugmaker offers payment to an opposition expert in a lawsuit involving the company's Mexico branch.
On tape: Lawyer for drug co. said to offer payment
A lawyer in Mexico for a leading U.S. drug manufacturer, which promotes its global anticorruption policy, offered to pay an opposing expert in a business lawsuit if he would leave the country on a key court date to undermine the case, according to a recording of the conversation and sworn testimony provided to The Associated Press.
China lawyer sues oil giants over spill
A Chinese lawyer is suing a state-owned energy giant and its US partner over a huge oil spill off China's northeast coast, amid public anger over the resulting pollution, state media said Wednesday.
Corydon lawyer charged with making meth
Corydon lawyer Leah Fink was arrested early Tuesday after police raided her family's Corydon home and found a meth lab and marijuana, Harrison County Sheriff Rod Seelye said.
China lawyer sues oil giants over spill: report
BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese lawyer is suing a state-owned energy giant and its US partner over a huge oil spill off China's northeast coast, amid public anger over the resulting pollution, state media said Wednesday.
Lawyer's own legal woes affecting his cases
SALEM — The legal trouble of a Salem defense lawyer is having a ripple effect, with at least one high-profile trial being delayed as a result. Raymond Buso, 58, a veteran defense attorney, had been appointed by the state's public defender office to represent Fernando Aristy, charged in the beating death of a Peabody father last October in a Lynn storage warehouse.
Attorney general tackles scrap-metal thefts from homes in Brockton visit
Attorney General Martha Coakley used an abandoned Brockton home, stripped of its water main, gas line and other copper plumbing, to illustrate the need for statewide regulation of scrap metals sales. Officials say 90 percent of homes in Brockton that are abandoned for six to 12 months have the copper plumbing stolen from them.
Lawyer for Baxter said to offer payment to undermine suit
A lawyer in Mexico for Baxter International Inc. offered to pay an opposing expert in a business lawsuit if he would leave the country on a key court date to undermine the case, according to a recording of the conversation and sworn testimony provided to The Associated Press.
Drug co. lawyer recorded trying to pay witness
Attorney caught on tape offering money to opposing expert in lawsuit to ditch court date
Kenya: Lawyer Katwa Risks Being Struck Out of Advocate Roll
A lawyer representing ICC suspects risks being struck out from the advocates roll if a disciplinary committee finds him guilty of professional misconduct.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Number of Hate Crimes in California Holds Steady
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the number of reported hate crimes in California held steady in 2010. In 2010, there were 1,107 hate crime events reported statewide, and in 2009 the number of hate crimes reported statewide was 1,100.
Russell Armstrong lawyer: He had serious financial problems
Russell Armstrong's lawyer has confirmed the estranged husband of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong had been having money problems prior to his apparent suicide on Monday night.
Drug company lawyer taped trying to foil lawsuit
A lawyer in Mexico for a leading U.S. drug manufacturer, which promotes its global anticorruption policy, offered to pay an opposing expert in a business lawsuit if he would leave the country on a key court date to undermine the case, according to a recording of the conversation and sworn testimony provided to The Associated Press.
Lawyer for Mexico arm of US drugmaker Baxter recorded allegedly offering payment in lawsuit
WASHINGTON - A lawyer in Mexico for a leading U.S. drug manufacturer, which promotes its global anticorruption policy, offered to pay an opposing expert in a business lawsuit if he would leave the country on a key court date to undermine the case, according to a recording of the conversation and sworn testimony provided to The Associated Press.
Attorney asks for preliminary hearing for McCullough
SYCAMORE – The attorney for the man accused in the 1957 kidnapping and murder of Maria Ridulph has demanded a preliminary hearing for her client.
Attorney General: 3 Republicans to plead guilty in Pa. probe
HARRISBURG (AP) — Three ex-aides to former state House Speaker John Perzel are expected to plead guilty this week in exchange for their cooperation in prosecuting other Republican defendants in a corruption probe, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday.
Hazare arrest: Gujarat lawyer's leader admonished
Lawyer Yatin Oza, president of the Gujarat High Court Advocates' Association, was mildly admonished Wednesday when he tried to raise an issue related to activist Anna Hazare's arrest in Delhi a day earlier.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi deflects controversy over firings, angry memo
By Janet Zink, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Wednesday, August 17, 2011 TALLAHASSEE — It's been a rough month for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. She faced criticism in late July for the forced resignations of two attorneys leading the state's foreclosure fraud investigations. Then last week, assistant attorney general Andrew Spark released a 16-page diatribe accusing the office of failing ...
Rosamund Pike to play Tom Cruise's lawyer in "One Shot"
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Rosamund Pike, a Bond girl in "Die Another Day," is stepping into a suit as a defense lawyer in Tom Cruise's upcoming "One Shot," TheWrap has confirmed.
Attorney met women on Craigslist, sexually assaulted them, prosecutors say
A San Francisco employment attorney has been accused of sexually assaulting three women he met on Craigslist. Robert Michael Hoffman, 50, allegedly made contact with three women in the “Men Seeking Women” section on the online classifieds website Craigslist before attacking them in San Francisco, authorities said. The allegations include a March sexual attack on a 36-year-old East Bay woman, the ...
Female lawyer gets Lexus stuck in wet concrete in Houston, TX
Houston police said that it received a call at 8:30am yesterday from a roadworker reporting that a Lexus had been driven straight into a freshly laid section of road.
Drug company lawyer taped trying to foil lawsuit
International business can be an ethical jungle, but it's rare to get details of bare-knuckle tactics on tape. According to a recording and sworn testimony provided to The Associated Press, a lawyer in Mexico for a leading U.S. drug manufacturer offered to pay an opposing expert in a lawsuit if he would leave the country on a key court date to undermine the case.
Attorney General ruling says state campaign finance law likely unconstitutional
Nebraska's campaign public funding laws would likely be found unconstitutional if tested by a court, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said in an opinion issued Wednesday.
Attorney Quon Arrested After Grand Jury Indicts Her On New Charges
Embattled construction defects attorney Nancy Quon was arrested Wednesday on felony charges tied to a suspected suicide scheme that involved setting fire to her Las Vegas home last October. Las Vegas police took Quon into custody about 2:20 p.m. at a home
Janis launches bid for Henrico Commonwealth's Attorney
This morning on the steps of the Henrico County Government Complex, Delegate Bill Janis officially launched his bid to become the county's next Commonwealth's Attorney.
Detroit attorney seeks competency hearing for 'underwear bomber'
Detroit- The legal adviser for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called "underwear bomber" accused of trying to blow up an airliner over Metro Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, wants a hearing to determine if the terror suspect is competent to act as his own lawyer.
US urges China to free prominent rights lawyer
The United States on Wednesday renewed an appeal to China to free prominent rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has not heard from since last year, as Vice President Joe Biden began a visit to Beijing.
SF Attorney Accused Of Assaulting Women Found Online
SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Francisco attorney accused of sexually assaulting at least three women he met through Craigslist since March pleaded not guilty earlier this week, prosecutors said Wednesday.