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Lawyer gets three years in insider-trading probe
A Manhattan lawyer was sentenced to three years in prison Friday for helping to link up hedge fund traders with lawyers willing to provide inside information about mergers and acquisitions, a case prosecutors celebrated as the biggest such insider trading probe in history
Former White House lawyer departs Edwards team
A high-profile lawyer working on John Edwards' legal defense is no longer representing the former U.S. senator and presidential candidate.
Lawyer gets three years in insider-trading probe
A Manhattan lawyer was sentenced to three years in prison Friday for helping to link up hedge fund traders with lawyers willing to provide inside information about mergers and acquisitions, a case prosecutors celebrated as the biggest such insider trading probe in history
Lawyer: 14-year-old sex abuse victim will forget
Caro, Mich. — A girl who was molested by her high school softball coach when she was 14-years-old will eventually forget the ordeal, a defense lawyer told a Michigan judge in arguing for a more lenient sentence.
York-Poquoson Commonwealth's Attorney participate in web chat
— York-Poquoson Commonwealth's Attorney candidates met with Daily Press editors and reporters Friday and then fielded questions from readers at dailypress.com during an afternoon web chat.
Report: Casey Anthony Attorney Jose Baez Investigated by Florida Bar
Jose Baez, the lead attorney for Casey Anthony, is reportedly being investigated by the Florida bar association after a complaint was filed against him.
Christian County state's attorney to admit wrongdoing
TAYLORVILLE — Christian County State's Attorney Thomas Finks has reached a tentative agreement with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission in which he admits to some wrongdoing while running for judge in 2009.
Attorney claims 'vampire' client was drugged
GALVESTON A teenager who allegedly claimed to be a vampire had been drugged, his attorney said.
Dearborn attorney named to DMC oversight board
LANSING — Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday announced the appointment of veteran Metro Detroit attorney Candyce Abbatt to the Board of Trustees of Legacy DMC, formerly the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).
Lawyer: Zaldy Ampatuan to give up politics for good
Suspended Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao governor Rizaldy "Zaldy" Ampatuan, who is embroiled in multiple-murder charges stemming from the gruesome massacre of 57 people in Nov. 2009, is giving up politics for good, lawyer Howard Calleja said.
Lawyer gets 3-year sentence in insider- trading case
A Manhattan lawyer was sentenced to three years in prison Friday for helping to link up hedge-fund traders with lawyers willing to provide inside information about mergers and acquisitions, a case prosecutors celebrated as the biggest such insider-trading probe in history.
Lawyer/humorist Wajahat Ali tackles the serious topic of 'Islamophobia'
Ali, 30, has made a career of writing about ordinary Muslim Americans with humor and candor. One of his latest projects marks his first big dive into political advocacy: a report he has co-authored with researchers at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., on suspicion and distrust of Muslims in America.
Lawyer: Teen molested by coach will get over it
A girl who was molested by her high school softball coach when she was 14 years old will eventually forget the ordeal, a defense lawyer told a judge in arguing for a more lenient sentence. Thomas Warda said at the sentencing hearing for Mickey Gotwalt, 52, that his client "didn't kill this girl," according to a court transcript obtained by the Saginaw News.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to review Blue Cross plan to buy Medicaid firm
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Friday that his office will review Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's pending purchase of a Philadelphia Medicaid firm with another Blues plan. "We have a responsibility to ensure this substantial transaction conforms to state law and is in the best interest of Blue Cross ratepayers and Michigan taxpayers," Schuette said.
York-Poquoson Commonwealth's Attorney participate in web chat
— York-Poquoson Commonwealth's Attorney candidates met with Daily Press editors and reporters Friday and then fielded questions from readers at dailypress.com during an afternoon web chat.
No city investigation of 'Run, Ed, Run' effort
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said Friday there is insufficient evidence to proceed with a criminal investigation into the activities of the political committee behind the "Run, Ed, Run" campaign to...
Defense attorney confident of Quinlanâs innocence
Defense Attorney Robert Clune said Wednesday there is currently no update on when his client, Tioga County Legislator Andy Quinlan, will be in court for a gambling charge from his June arrest.
Dearborn attorney named to DMC oversight board
LANSING — Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday announced the appointment of veteran Metro Detroit attorney Candyce Abbatt to the Board of Trustees of Legacy DMC, formerly the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).
Oakland: Attorney gets probation for insurance fraud
Los Angeles attorney Susana Ragos Chung was sentenced today to five years' probation for her role in a widespread automobile insurance fraud scheme in the Bay Area that was dubbed 'Phantom Menace,' according to Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley.
Galveston 'Vampire' Given Rohypnol Date Rape Drug Before Biting Attack, Lawyer Claims
The appointed lawyer for Lyle Monroe Bensley, the Galveston man accused of breaking into a woman's apartment and attempting to bite her under the impression that he was a vampire, claimed that he was under the influence of Rohypnol.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Sues Law Firms Engaged in National "Mass Joinder" Mortgage Fraud
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the California Department of Justice, in conjunction with the State Bar of California, has sued multiple entities accused of fraudulently taking millions of dollars from thousands of homeowners who were led to believe they would receive relief on their mortgages.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Dismantling of International Prescription Drug Trafficking Scheme
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced 15 arrests in a large-scale U.S.-Mexico prescription drug trafficking organization that used its proceeds to fund criminal activity in the United States.
Attorney claims ‘vampire’ client was drugged
A teenager who allegedly claimed to be a vampire and is accused of breaking into a woman’s apartment and biting her had been drugged, his attorney said Friday. Lyle Monroe Bensley, 19, of Galveston was charged Aug. 13 with burglary with intent to commit assault after police accused him of breaking into an apartment. Attorney Adam Brown first spoke to his appointed client Thursday during a visit ...
Attorney: Indiana fair stage had no inspections or permits
The legal fight over the Indiana State Fair stage collapse has begun. An attorney who's filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of one of the victims says that no one needed to die when the stage collapsed last week, killing six.
Lawyer: Strauss-Kahn accuser to meet prosecutors
The lawyer for the woman who accused former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault said Saturday that he believes prosecutors plan to dismiss some or all of the charges.
Attorney: Stage had no inspections, permits
The legal fight over the Indiana State Fair stage collapse has begun. An attorney who's filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of one of the victims says that no one needed to die when the stage collapsed last week, killing six.
DSK accuser's lawyer: Charges may be dropped
Manhattan prosecutors ask for a meeting with Nafissatou Diallo, and her lawyers think that's bad news
Attorney: Indiana fair stage had no inspections or permits
The legal fight over the Indiana State Fair stage collapse has begun. An attorney who's filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of one of the victims says that no one needed to die when the stage collapsed last week, killing six.
Strauss-Kahn charges could be dropped: lawyer
The lawyer for the woman accusing former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault says he believes all or some of the charges will be dropped, The New York Times reported Saturday.
Meeting may lead to Strauss-Kahn dismissal: lawyer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The prosecutors in the case of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will meet on Monday with the hotel maid accusing him of sexual assault, in a sign the case may be headed for dismissal, one of her lawyers said on Saturday.
Lawyer: Strauss-Kahn accuser to meet prosecutors
The lawyer for the woman who accused former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault says he believes prosecutors plan to dismiss some or all of the charges.
Lawyer: Strauss-Kahn case might be dropped
The lawyer for the woman who accused former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault says he believes prosecutors plan to dismiss some or all of the charges.
Schneiderman Is Said to Face Pressure to Back Bank Deal
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman of New York has opposed the proposed settlement, saying it would restrict a prosecutor’s ability to investigate and prosecute wrongdoing.
Joseph E. Mohbat, journalist, DNC spokesman and lawyer, dies at 73
Joseph E. Mohbat, a former Associated Press reporter who covered the 1968 presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy and later served as press secretary of the Democratic National Committee before becoming a lawyer in New York, died Aug. 10 of cancer at a hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 73. Mr. Mohbat came to Washington in the early 1960s and for several years was at the center of the country ...
Housekeeper’s Lawyer Says He Will Seek a Special Prosecutor
The lawyer for the woman who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault said he would take the step because he believed that the Manhattan district attorney had mishandled the case.
Lawyer: Strauss-Kahn accuser to meet prosecutor
The lawyer for the woman who accused former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault says he believes prosecutors plan to dismiss some or all of the charges.
Lawyer rejoins DA's office after Hollywood stint
Pamela Wechsler, a former Suffolk County prosecutor, has crossed paths for the past seven years with some of Hollywood's elite as a writer and consultant for some of television's most popular crime shows, including "Law & Order."
Focus on Seniors: Florida's power of attorney statute will change
Florida's new durable power of attorney statute.
Attorney general announces dismantling of international prescription drug trafficking scheme
LOS ANGELES – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris on Friday announced 15 arrests in a large-scale U.S.-Mexico prescription drug trafficking organization that used its proceeds to fund criminal activity in the United States.
Deputy county attorney may be added to budget
The day after the Hall County Board of Supervisors agreed to add a new sheriff's deputy, they talked about also adding another deputy county attorney.
Local attorney Sam Caruso Jr. is driving force at harness tracks
Whether it's in the courtroom or in the sulky behind a harness horse, Sam Caruso has made winning a habit.
Lawyer for U.S. hikers sentenced in Iran hopes for leniency
The lawyer for two American hikers is holding out hope that Tehran will show leniency toward his clients who have been sentenced to eight years in prison.
Prominent attorney heads Macomb Bar
Attorney Gail Pamukov-Miller recently took the reins of the Macomb County Bar Association during challenging times for attorneys and the Bar.
Lawyer For 2 Americans In Iran Will Appeal Sentences
The lawyer for two men arrested more than two years ago in Iran and convicted on charges that include espionage said Sunday he will appeal the verdict and his clients' eight-year prison sentences.
N.J. attorney general looks into whether Passaic Valley Water commissioner favored ex-client
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerView of distribution pipes laid down in 1895 underneath the pump house at the Passaic Valley Water Commission treatment plant in Little Falls. The state Attorney General's office is investigating whether one of the commissioners steered a contract...
Iran: Lawyer for 2 Americans will appeal sentences
The lawyer for two American men arrested more than two years ago in Iran and convicted on charges that include espionage said Sunday he will appeal the verdict and his clients' eight-year prison sentences.
U.S. "hikers'" lawyer to appeal Iran spy sentence
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The lawyer for two Americans convicted of spying in Iran said on Sunday he would appeal the eight-year sentence which dashed their families' hopes for their freedom after more than two years already spent in Tehran's most notorious jail.
U.S. "hikers'" lawyer to appeal Iran spy sentence
The lawyer for two Americans convicted of spying in Iran said on Sunday he would appeal the eight-year sentence which dashed their families' hopes for their freedom after more than two years already spent in Tehran's most notorious jail.
Lawyer for Strauss-Kahn's accuser questions prosecutor's motives
PARIS - The lawyer for the woman who accused former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault says he finds Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance's motivations "incomprehensible."
DSK Accuser Lawyer Questions DA's Motives
Lawyer for Strauss-Kahn's accuser in NYC sex case questions district attorney's motives