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Iran: Lawyer for two 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.
Iran: Lawyer for 2 U.S. hikers will appeal verdict
TEHRAN (AP) — 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. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were sentenced Saturday to three years for illegal ...
Kilili pushes for separate CNMI, Guam US Attorney's Office and US Marshals
Delegate Gregorio Kilili Sablan has introduced a bill that would establish separate U.S. Attorney's Offices in the CNMI and Guam, as well as separate U.S. Marshals Offices for the two territories.
U.S. "hikers'" lawyer to fight Iran spy sentence
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The lawyer for two Americans convicted of spying in Iran said Sunday he would appeal their eight-year sentence, which shocked their families who had hoped to see them freed after more than two years already spent in Tehran's most notorious jail.
Lawyer: Russell Armstrong to Be Cremated, Ashes to Be Divided
Russell Armstrong will be cremated and his ashes will be divided between his family and his wife, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Taylor Armstrong, People reports.Bravo President: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will be re-edited before airingContrary to reports, Armstrong's lawyer, Ronald Richards, tells the magazine that there was never any conflict between Armstrong's family and his wife ...
Hikers' attorney calls for leniency
TEHRAN, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The attorney representing two American hikers sentenced to eight years in prison by an Iranian court says he still hopes for leniency.
Iran: Lawyer for 2 American hikers will appeal sentences
TEHRAN, Iran - 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.
Lawyer will try to reverse Americans' sentences
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — 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.
Strauss-Kahn accuser lawyer questions DA's motives
A lawyer for the woman who accused former International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault said he finds Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance's motivations "incomprehensible."
Strauss-Kahn case likely dead, lawyer says
NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The lawyer representing the alleged victim in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case in New York says prosecutors want the case dropped.
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: Strauss-Kahn accuser 'depressed'
share: digg facebook twitter PARIS (AP) — The hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault feels "abandoned" by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, her attorney said Sunday. Ms. Diallo feels abandoned by the Manhattan district attorney," Thompson said, adding that questions about Diallo's credibility as a witness have made her ...
Lawyer: Strauss-Kahn accuser 'depressed'
The hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault feels "abandoned" by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, her attorney said Sunday.
Police: LSU players hire attorney in bar fight case
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Baton Rouge police say four LSU football players have hired a defense attorney and put off a meeting with police about a bar fight.
Lawyer of American Hikers: Eight-Year Prison Sentence Disproportionate With Charges
Shafiee also expressed dismay about the Iranian Judiciary's announcement of the ruling on television prior to informing him. "And this shows how lawyers are regarded in this country. Instead of serving the ruling to the lawyer according to law, they announce it elsewhere," he said. Shafiee said he will go to courthouse tomorrow to find out the details of the lower court's ruling.
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Lawyer to appeal US duo’s sentence in Iran
The lawyer for two Americans convicted of spying in Iran said yesterday he would appeal their eight-year sentence, which shocked their families who had hoped to see them freed after more than two years already spent in Tehran’s most notorious jail.
Police: LSU players postpone meeting with investigators about bar fight, have hired attorney
BATON ROUGE, La. — Four LSU football players hired a defense attorney and put off a meeting with police about a bar fight that started when a patron honked at a crowd blocking his exit from a parking lot, Baton Rouge police said Sunday. Quarterback Jordan Jefferson, offensive lineman Chris Davenport, defensive lineman Josh Johns and receiver Jarvis Landry had been asked to give their side of the ...
4 LSU players hire defense attorney (AP)
Four LSU football players hired a defense attorney and put off a meeting with police about a bar fight that started when a patron honked at a crowd blocking his exit from a parking lot, Baton Rouge police said Sunday. Quarterback Jordan Jefferson, offensive lineman Chris Davenport, defensive lineman Josh Johns and receiver Jarvis Landry had been asked to give their side of the story at police...
Lawyer Milloy Publicly Backs Charlie Whitehurst, Is Not Helping Matters
Former Seahawks strong safety and now current free agent Lawyer Milloy stirred the pot a little bit by publicly putting his support behind second-string quarterback Charlie Whitehurst . On his Twitter account, Milloy had this to say: .bbpBox105139901292494848 {background:url( (link) profile_back #12435c;padding:20px;} p ...
Lawyer set to appeal American hikers' sentence for spying in Iran
The lawyer for two Americans convicted of spying in Iran has said he will appeal their eight-year sentence.
District attorney speaks against budget cuts
A 10 percent reduction in the budget of the Shawnee County District Attorney’s office would negatively impact public safety at a time when this community's criminals are getting younger and more violent, says District Attorney Chad Taylor. Taylor spoke Friday with The Capital-Journal about how his office would be affected if its 2012 budget — when it is finalized this week by commissioners Vic ...
Lawyer rubbishes police claims over autistic 'looter'
The lawyer for a man with Asperger's syndrome who was accused of looting in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake has rubbished police claims his client was intoxicated during his arrest.Cornelius Arie Smith-Voorkamp received...
Lawyer: Strauss-Kahn accuser 'depressed'
The hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault feels "abandoned" by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, her attorney said Sunday.
Lawyer who notarized chopper lease: 'I don't know Iggy'
The lawyer who notarized the alleged lease agreement between LionAir Inc. and LTA Inc. said he does not know and has never seen Negros Occidental Representative Ignacio 'Iggy' Arroyo.
LSU players hire attorney
Four LSU football players hired a defense attorney and put off a meeting with police about a bar fight that started when a patron honked at a crowd blocking his exit from a parking lot, Baton Rouge police said Sunday.
Attorney for Strauss-Kahn accuser believes charges to be dropped
An attorney for hotel housekeeper Nafissatou Diallo, who has accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, said Sunday he thinks charges against Strauss-Kahn will be dropped.
Attorney General of N.Y. Is Said to Face Pressure on Bank Foreclosure Deal
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman of New York is under pressure from the Obama administration to drop opposition to a state settlement with banks over foreclosure practices.
Lawyer appointed for quake victims' families
The Government has agreed to appoint a lawyer to assist families through the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch earthquake at a cost of about $375,000, Prime Minister John Key has announced.
Attorney: Strauss-Kahn Charges May Be Dropped
Hotel housekeeper Nafissatou Diallo, who has accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, is expected to meet with prosecutors Monday, her lawyer said. ...
Lawyer's Addiction to Video Games Leads to 3-Year Suspension
A lawyer who claims that his addiction to video games caused him to botch the handling of 17 cases has been suspended from practicing law for three years by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Lawyer sidelined by video games
A Carlisle, Pa., lawyer blamed an addiction to video games for the sloppy legal work that has resulted in a three-year suspension.
DSK accuser's lawyer: Charges dropped?
Hotel housekeeper Nafissatou Diallo, who has accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, is expected to meet with prosecutors Monday, her lawyer said.
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.
AP source: District Attorney likely to drop sexual assault case against Strauss-Kahn in NYC
NEW YORK — The sexual assault charges that cost Dominique Strauss-Kahn his job as head of the International Monetary Fund likely will be dropped by prosecutors, a person familiar with the case has said. The likely developments would bring a formal end to the case at Strauss-Kahn’s next court date on Tuesday, when prosecutors may ask a judge to dismiss the charges and might elaborate on their ...
Attorney for Transvaginal Mesh Patients Asks FDA to Make Regulatory Changes
In a letter dated August 22, 2011, Phoenix attorney Van O’Steen asked the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make regulatory changes affecting the use of transvaginal surgical mesh implants for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). O’Steen’s law firm represents a number of women throughout the United States who have experienced serious ...
NY Attorney General Under Pressure to Back Bank Deal
Eric T. Schneiderman, the attorney general of New York, has come under increasing pressure from the Obama administration to drop his opposition to a wide-ranging state settlement with banks over dubious foreclosure practices, according to people briefed on discussions about the deal.
Galleon Tipster Lawyer, Ex-Smith Barney’s Shah, News Corp. in Court News
Jason Goldfarb, a New York attorney who pleaded guilty to passing inside information from two other lawyers to ex-Galleon Group LLC trader Zvi Goffer, was sentenced to three years in prison.
Lawyer: Ongpin diverting issue with threats
MANILA, Philippines - Lawyer Zenaida Ongkiko Acorda insisted on Monday she speaks for the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) in its suit versus businessman Roberto Ongpin.
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).
Deltona won’t make attorney live in town
A key office in Deltona government has once again been filled. The City Commission unanimously voted to tap Acting City Attorney Gretchen “Becky” Vose to continue in the post, ending the search for a new chief legal officer. “My faith, my confidence is in her as my city attorney, ...
Lawyer: Charges against Strauss-Kahn might be dropped
Manhattan prosecutors will meet with the woman who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault on the eve of a court appearance in which they are expected to announce whether they will proceed with the case.
Source: District attorney likely to drop Strauss-Kahn case
NEW YORK (AP) — The sexual assault charges that cost Dominique Strauss-Kahn his job as head of the International Monetary Fund likely will be dropped by prosecutors, a person familiar with the case has said. The likely developments would bring a formal end to the case at Mr. Strauss-Kahn's next ...
Lawyer: Arrest of Arroyo firm bookkeeper ‘unfair’
The lawyer of Rowena Del Rosario, a former bookkeeper for the Arroyo-owned company LTA Inc., on Monday said it was “unfair" that the Senate had his client arrested just because they could not get the answers they wanted from her. Earlier in the day, the Senate blue ribbon committee cited Del Rosario in contempt and ordered her arrest for supposedly being evasive in her answers and allegedly ...
Attorney: Washington Co. Judge Altered Murder Trial Record
A defense attorney said the Washington County president judge altered transcripts of his client's murder trial and a co-defendant's sentencing.
Lawyer: Casey Anthony back in Florida
Anthony awaits a court ruling on a probation order from her conviction on check fraud charges
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.
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.
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Attorney: Casey Anthony Back In Florida
Casey Anthony walks free from jail after being acquitted in her daughter's death. ORLANDO, Fla. -- Casey Anthony has returned to Florida.