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Attorney charged with fraud
An Attorney from Brookfield stands accused of stealing more than a half million dollars from people who had money owed to them from the county.
US will investigate phone hacking report
Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday promised 9/11 families a preliminary criminal investigation into a report of possible phone hacking involving the Rupert Murdoch media empire.
Texas Lead Condemnation Attorney, Kristina Silcocks, Joins Gardere
Austin - Texas’ lead condemnation attorney, Kristina Silcocks, has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP’s Austin office. The addition of Ms. Silcocks further strengthens Gardere’s condemnation team. She is also an integral addition to Gardere’s Government Affairs group and Government Litigation team.
Lawyer says former Orland fire chief Krizik did nothing wrong
The attorney for former Orland Fire Protection District Fire Chief Bryant Krizik said any allegations of inappropriate behavior by his client are untrue and that Krizik is considering revoking his retirement.
Brookfield lawyer charged with stealing $542,000 in unclaimed funds
A Brookfield lawyer was charged Wednesday with stealing more than $500,000 in unclaimed funds from Milwaukee County Circuit Court by falsely claiming to represent the people entitled to the money.
Attorney general reviewing complaint
The state attorney general’s office is reviewing allegations against the interim director of South Carolina’s public safety agency, F. Kenny Lancaster Jr.
AG calls phone hacking report 'very disturbing'
Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday called a report of possible phone hacking targeting 9/11 victims and their families very disturbing and he assured them in a lengthy meeting that the department is pursuing a preliminary criminal investigation of the matter.
State Attorney Criticized After Spence-Jones Charges Dropped
The attorney for Michelle Spence-Jones says she never should have been prosecuted for grand theft and the Miami-Dade Police union is raising additional concerns about the State Attorney's office.
Court: Williamson County attorney can't sue commissioners
Court: Williamson County attorney can't sue commissioners
Anderson and attorney upset about killer's claims
The attorney for former University of Kentucky and NBA star Derek Anderson says his client's reputation is being tarnished by a psychopath.
Attorney: Fire chief targeted on promotions, computer material
The Orland Fire Protection District investigation that led to the impending retirement of Fire Chief Bryant Krizik initially focused on supposed favoritism in promotions but shifted to his laptop computer allegedly having sexually inappropriate material, Krizik’s attorney said Wednesday.But attorney Richard Gonzalez said the district-issued computer was available “for common usage” among ...
Attorney: Retrial will mean 2nd hung jury
The attorney for a Rock Hill man charged in the 2008 beating and stabbing death of a man inside his house doubts a jury will convict his client at an upcoming retrial.
Hall County adds deputy county attorney
The Hall County Board of Supervisors has added another attorney to the Hall County attorney's office.
Attorney General To Investigate Whether 9/11 Families Were Hacked
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder promised about a half-dozen relatives of September 11th victims today that his office will investigate concerns that reporters from a now-closed British tabloid hacked their private phones.
Attorney: Fire chief targeted on computer material, promotions
The Orland Fire Protection District investigation that led to the impending retirement of Fire Chief Bryant Krizik initially focused on supposed favoritism in promotions but shifted to his laptop computer allegedly having sexually inappropriate material, Krizik’s attorney said Wednesday.But attorney Richard Gonzalez said the district-issued computer was available “for common usage” among ...
Ex-lawyer guilty of attempted tampering
More than four years after originally being charged with crimes associated with her dealings with an elderly client, a former Sylvania lawyer entered a plea in Lucas County Common Pleas Court Wednesday.
Attorney takes aim at weapons market
MIDLAND PARK – Coming to an attorney’s office near you: "Guns for the Good Guys."
Brookfield attorney charged with stealing $542,000
MILWAUKEE A Brookfield attorney is accused of stealing $542,000 in unclaimed foreclosure funds by falsely claiming that he represented the rightful owners, prosecutors in Milwaukee County said Wednesday.
Attorney charged with stealing $542,000
MILWAUKEE A Brookfield attorney is accused of stealing $542,000 in unclaimed foreclosure funds by falsely claiming that he represented the rightful owners, prosecutors in Milwaukee County said Wednesday.
Attorney says there is more to story in priest beating case
The attorney for the man accused of beating a Catholic priest believes you have not heard the whole story...
Attorney General to hold office hours at LifeSpan
Beginning on October 6, the Illinois attorney general will hold quarterly office hours at your LifeSpan Center. Ella York, community outreach liaison for the office of the attorney general, will be av
Federal lawyer: no room for Ala. immigration law
Lawyers for the federal government and for a coalition of civil rights groups asked a federal judge Wednesday to block a new Alabama law cracking down on illegal immigration, arguing that it stomps on such basic rights as free speech and free travel.
Defense attorney suggests possible PTSD defense in killings
A defense attorney for an accused killer who admitted slashing and shooting two people to death in a remote home in Douglas County today raised the possibility that he was suffering from a psychological condition and under great stress.
Broofield attorney Thomas E. Bielinski charged with stealing $542,000
MILWAUKEE A Brookfield attorney is accused of stealing $542,000 in unclaimed foreclosure funds by falsely claiming that he represented the rightful owners, prosecutors in Milwaukee County said Wednesday.
Jailed Iranian Lawyer Declines Family Visits
Khandan said Sotoudeh has written to the judiciary chief and head of the prosecutor's office at Evin prison saying she prefers not to see her family as their safety cannot be guaranteed on the prison premises. Khandan said his wife also objected to being deprived of phone calls since May.
Attorney known for philanthropy
Louis St. Martin’s death came as a big surprise for residents of Houma and surrounding areas. A well-known attorney, pilot and philanthropist, loved ones said he died tragically doing something he loved.
Attorney: Plea reached in death of infant
Defense attorney David Martinez told 6th District Magistrate David Evans on Wednesday that his client, Lee Ross Barbone, was prepared to plead guilty at a future court date.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Brief in Support of Federal Health Care Law
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit supporting the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and urging the court to affirm the states' rights to protect the health and safety of their citizens.
Lawyer for Wayne Treacy wants to question beating victim Josie Lou Ratley
The lawyer for a Pompano Beach teenager accused of trying to kill a Deerfield Beach Middle School student in a fit of rage wants the victim to recount what she remembers about the text messages and threats that led up to the attack.
Under fire, N.Y. AG wins plaudits in mortgage probe
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York attorney general's booting from a panel of state officials negotiating a settlement of mortgage abuses may shore up his political base and enforcement agenda.
Attorney general reviewing complaint against acting head of Patrol
The state attorney general’s office is reviewing allegations against the interim director of South Carolina’s public safety agency, F. Kenny Lancaster Jr.
Lawyer for Wayne Treacy wants to question beating victim Josie Lou Ratley
Lawyer for Wayne Treacy wants to question beating victim Josie Lou Ratley
Gossips site accuses Christina Aguilera of child abuse, her lawyer respond accordingly
Christina Aguilera’s lawyer sent a strongly worded letter to a celebrity gossip site after a photo of the singer holding her three-year-old son Max, who appears to have a black eye, showed up online with a more than suggestive headline. The title above the photo on MediaTakeOut.com read, “CHILD ABUSE???? CHRISTINA AGUILERA’S SON IS PHOTO’D
Lawyer: El Monte police blinded client
(08-25) 12:38 PDT Los Angeles, CA (AP) -- A defense lawyer claims a group of about six El Monte police officers beat his client so severely that he was left virtually blind. Attorney Brad Gage said Thursday that...
Gossip site accuses Christina Aguilera of child abuse, her lawyer responds accordingly
Christina Aguilera’s lawyer sent a strongly worded letter to a celebrity gossip site after a photo of the singer holding her three-year-old son Max, who appears to have a black eye, showed up online with a more than suggestive headline. The title above the photo on MediaTakeOut.com read, “CHILD ABUSE???? CHRISTINA AGUILERA’S SON IS PHOTO’D
Augusta attorney faces contempt charge
A court order was signed Thursday for the arrest of an Augusta attorney found in contempt of court this week.
Lawyer: Client nearly blinded by police in beating
Police beat a man so violently in suburban El Monte that he was left nearly blind while one officer briefly pointed a gun or Taser at his 3-year-old nephew, an attorney claimed Thursday.
Lawyer says police in California nearly blinded man in beating during arrest at mother's home
LOS ANGELES - Police beat a man so violently in suburban El Monte that he was left nearly blind while one officer briefly pointed a gun or Taser at his 3-year-old nephew, an attorney claimed Thursday.
Attorney General To Investigate Whether 9/11 Families Were Hacked
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder promised about a half-dozen relatives of September 11th victims Wednesday that his office will investigate concerns that reporters from a now-closed British tabloid hacked their private phones.
RI 'Survivor' Winner Won't Get Free Lawyer
RI judge rules 'Survivor' winner won't get free lawyer to fight 9-month prison sentence
Attorney: Ex-CNET head not suicide threat, stays free on bond
The ex-head of a Contra Costa drug task force will remain free on bond after a psychological assessment declared he is not the suicide risk federal prosecutors feared he might be, the defendant's attorney said.
City attorney wants pay raise in Dade City
By Christy Callaghan McLaughlin, Times Correspondent Thursday, August 25, 2011 DADE CITY — City Attorney Karla Owens has proposed a $10,050 salary increase for herself next year. It's not so much a raise, she said, as a better reflection of the hours she works. Owens currently makes $27,950 a year for working up to 20 hours each month. Her contract allows for her to charge $100 an hour beyond ...
Attorney General To Investigate Whether 9/11 Families Were Hacked
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder promised about a half-dozen relatives of September 11th victims Wednesday that his office will investigate concerns that reporters from a now-closed British tabloid hacked their private phones.
New York Attorney General Subpoenas Natural Gas Drillers
New York State's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, is investigating whether three energy companies – Range Resources, Cabot Oil and Gas and Goodrich Petroleum –misled investors on the prospects for some of their natural gas wells. Chesapeake Energy is also being investigation by the AG's office over its shale gas wells. ...
Wayne Treacy’s lawyer wants to question teen beating victim Josie Lou Ratley
The defense attorney for Wayne Treacy, 16, wants to ask the brain-damaged victim of Treacy’s beating about the exchange of text messages that preceded the attack.
Lawyer: District thinks teacher's post violated church-state provision
Jerry Buell might not have violated a Lake County Schools ethics policy, but according to his lawyer the school district believes he violated the constitutional provision of separation of church and state.
Lawyer shot dead in Clifton
KARACHI, Aug 25: A young lawyer was gunned down inside his office in Zamzama within the remit of the Clifton police station on Thursday, police said.
Lawyer penalised after complaint
A prominent Kalgoorlie-Boulder lawyer has been penalised by the legal profession complaints body for making incorrect statements to the Mining Warden.
Attorney General Gansler Obtains Guilty Plea in Food Stamp, Medical Assistance Fraud Case
Social services case worker ordered to make restitutionBALTIMORE, MD - Attorney General Douglas F. G...
Lawyer for Wayne Treacy wants to question beating victim Josie Lou Ratley
The lawyer for a Pompano Beach teenager accused of trying to kill a Deerfield Beach Middle School student in a fit of rage wants the victim to recount what she remembers about the text messages and threats that led up to the attack.