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Legal News 09/2011



Kruse attorney discounts Pa. theft case
An attorney for former auctioneer Dean V. Kruse said the Pennsylvania felony charge that led to his booking Wednesday in the DeKalb County Jail is baseless.
Lawyer: Toss teen's confession in cop shooting
The defense attorney for a teen accused of killing a St. Petersburg police officer wants the boy's confession thrown out.
Lawyer expects more arrests in LSU brawl
The lawyer for four men injured in a brawl involving LSU football players said he expects more arrests for the beating of one client who suffered three fractured vertebrae.
Attorney target of extortion attempt
A defense attorney for Rod Blagojevich has been the target of an extortion attempt.
Activists: Syrian attorney general resigns
The attorney general of a restive Syrian city has appeared on a video declaring his resignation over the regime's deadly assault on protesters.
Activists’ video shows Syrian attorney general in restive city resigning over crackdown
BEIRUT — The attorney general of the restive Syrian city of Hama has appeared on a video declaring his resignation over the regime’s deadly assault on protesters. In the video released late Wednesday, Judge Adnan Bakkour says he is resigning because security forces killed 72 prisoners in Hama on July 31 and because another 420 were killed during a siege on the city in August. But Syria’s state ...
Lawyer pleads for WA top cop's son
A lawyer for the WA police commissioner's son, who is facing sentencing over a drug lab explosion, has asked the judge not to send him to jail.
Attorney: Client, convicted rapist, got treated unfairly at trial
The attorney for a physician who's now serving 30 years in prison for raping an Athens woman told an appeals court panel Thursday that by misrepresenting a witness's qualifications, the Athens Count
Report: Syria's attorney general resigns over executions
DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Syria's attorney general announced in a video statement posted on the Internet he was resigning after witnessing a mass execution of 72 prisoners.
Syrian attorney general resigns on video
A Syrian attorney general has appeared on video declaring his resignation to protest President Bashar Assad's crackdown on a 5-month-old uprising, saying security forces killed hundreds of people in the restive city of Hama and arrested thousands of "peaceful protesters."
Attorney General in Hama, Syria, Resigns to Protest Violence
The attorney general of Hama resigned, detailing torture cases and killings by the government. He is the highest-level official to quit over a brutal crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad.
Rod Blagojevich attorney target of extortion attempt
A defense attorney for Rod Blagojevich has been the target of an extortion attempt.
Cal lawyer convicted of extortion
A California attorney faces up to 30 years in prison for extorting a bribe to have his client lie during a federal grand jury investigation.
Syrian attorney general exposes atrocities
“I, the attorney general of Hama, Adnan Muhammad al-Bakkour, announce my resignation from my position in the state that is shadowed by Assad and his gangs.” Sitting at a table in a grey suit reading from papers in front of him, the attorney general, the highest ranking official to resign from Syria so far, delivered a video message explaining his decision. An independent lawyer has confirmed to ...
Syria's attorney general: Resignation or kidnapping?
What happened to the attorney general of Hama?
Suspended Valley Attorney Convicted of Extortion, Obstructing Justice
A suspended West Hills attorney yesterday was found guilty of federal extortion and obstruction-of-justice charges related to a scheme in which he accepted a $50,000 cash payment after promising that a client would lie to authorities conducting a federal grand jury investigation.
Casey Anthony plans to stay silent in defamation lawsuit: lawyer
ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) - Casey Anthony, the Florida mother acquitted of killing her toddler, will refuse to answer questions during an upcoming deposition in a defamation case about lies to investigators, her lawyer said on Thursday.
Lawyer for 'Dudus' reveals details of plea deal
NEW YORK, (CMC) – A lawyer for Jamaican drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke said that his client pleaded guilty to drugs and gun-running charges after striking a deal with prosecutors.
Lawyer suspended for soliciting part-time Broward teachers as clients
A South Florida lawyer who sued the Broward School District three years ago over retirement contributions for part-time teachers has been suspended from practicing law for one year because of how she tried to get people to join the case.
Lawyer suspended for soliciting Broward teachers
A South Florida lawyer who sued the Broward School District three years ago over retirement contributions for temporary teachers has been suspended from practicing law for one year because of how she tried to get clients to join the case.
Lawyer suspended for soliciting part-time Broward teachers as clients
A South Florida lawyer who sued the Broward School District three years ago over retirement contributions for part-time teachers has been suspended from practicing law for one year because of how she tried to get people to join the case.
Lawyer To Run For 9th District Council Seat
A San Diego attorney filed paperwork Thursday to run for the newly created ninth City Council District, according to the city clerk's office.
Lawyer: More arrests at LSU are probable
The lawyer for four men injured in a brawl involving LSU players expects more arrests for the beating of one client who suffered three fractured vertebrae.
Veteran attorney disbarred, pleads guilty to tax evasion
Stanley Needleman, 68, will pay more than $1 million in penalties, could face prison time Stanley Needleman, 68, will pay more than $1 million in penalties, could face prison time
Lawyer Pulls Gun On Intruder Armed With Spoon
A Jackson lawyer says he came face-to-face with an intruder, who was armed with a spoon.
Lawyer: Man accused in Aruba case will appeal
A Maryland man, detained in Aruba in connection with the disappearance of an American woman, plans to appeal a recent ruling keeping him behind bars for another 60 days, his lawyer said Thursday.
Veteran attorney disbarred, pleads guilty to tax evasion
Stanley Needleman, 68, will pay more than $1 million in penalties, could face prison time Stanley Needleman, 68, will pay more than $1 million in penalties, could face prison time
Mystery surrounds Hama attorney general’s video resignation
A Syrian attorney general has appeared on video declaring his resignation to protest Syrian President Bashar Assad’s crackdown on a 5-month-old uprising...
Attorney, 2 judges nominated for Mo. Supreme Court
The Associated Press The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. A special commission that nominates judicial candidates gave Gov. Jay Nixon the choice Thursday of an attorney, a trial judge or an appeals court judge to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court. The three finalists for the state's highest court are Jackson County Circuit Judge Michael Manners, Eastern District Court of Appeals ...
Foreclosure lawyer found guilty in house break-in
A Carlsbad lawyer today was found guilty of vandalism, attempted burglary and other charges after encouraging his client, a foreclosed homeowner, to break into his Newport Coast house to repossess it..
Attorney for Jeffs charged
An attorney who has represented polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs is facing a drug possession charge in Houston. Emily Detoto, 39, is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 30 in Harris County, where she has her law practice. The complaint against Detoto, possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance, was filed June 20. It is a state jail felony.
Attorney general in Hama resigns to protest Syrian violence
Provincial attorney general says homes razed weren't empty
SYRIA: Attorney general in Hama denounces regime, quits
The attorney general for Syria's central governorate of Hama says in a video posted Thursday that he has resigned, in response to what he described as the "barbaric treatment of peaceful demonstrators" by the government of President Bashar Assad and...
Cerabino: Celeb enlists top lawyer over spat with off-duty cop
As South Florida police capers go, it's hard to beat the latest one, which involves singer Beyoncé's younger sister, noted criminal defense lawyer Roy Black, and a 5-foot-long inflatable banana.
ACLU attorney: New county redistricting proposals legal
The ACLU attorney who led the fight against county redistricting plans said Thursday that new proposals from county staff make only minor changes, but technically comply with the Voting Rights Act.
Lawyer: TI moved elsewhere from Ga. halfway house
A lawyer for rapper T.I. says the Grammy-winning artist has been moved by the Federal Bureau of Prisons from an Atlanta halfway house to another location.
Lawyer for rapper T.I.: Grammy winner moved from Atlanta halfway house by Bureau of Prisons
ATLANTA - A lawyer for rapper T.I. says the Grammy-winning artist has been moved by the Federal Bureau of Prisons from an Atlanta halfway house to another location.
Lawyer: TI moved elsewhere from US halfway house
A lawyer for rapper T.I. says the Grammy-winning artist has been moved by the Federal Bureau of Prisons from an Atlanta halfway house to another location.
REGION: Foreclosure attorney convicted in Orange County
NEWPORT BEACH - A San Diego attorney whose law license has been suspended was convicted today of helping a client break into his foreclosed Newport Beach home.
Lawyer: Rapper T.I. Back in Federal Custody
Lawyer for rapper T.I.: Grammy winner moved from Atlanta halfway house by Bureau of Prisons
Lawyer: T.I. moved from Ga. halfway house
ATLANTA -- A lawyer for rapper T.I. said the Grammy-winning artist has been moved by the Federal Bureau of Prisons from an Atlanta halfway house to another location.
Jackson lawyer backs Murray prosecution
Dr. Conrad Murray 'should be' prosecuted over Michael Jackson's death, defence lawyer Tom Mesereau said.
Lawyer: Rapper T.I. removed from halfway house
Rapper T.I. has been removed from a halfway house to a "different facility" a day after he was furloughed, apparently because of prison officials' objection over his using a tour bus to move between facilities in Arkansas and Georgia, his attorney said.
Fla. attorney general investigating lawsuits pitched to distressed homeowners
The Florida attorney general's office is investigating the use of mass-joinder lawsuits marketed to homeowners facing foreclosure, a new practice that recently got a California lawyer with ties to a prominent Tallahassee lobbyist shut down.
Fla. attorney general investigating lawsuits pitched to distressed homeowners
The Florida attorney general's office is investigating the use of mass-joinder lawsuits marketed to homeowners facing foreclosure, a new practice that recently got a California lawyer with ties to a prominent Tallahassee lobbyist shut down.
Attorney, 2 judges nominated for Missouri Supreme Court
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A special commission that nominates judicial candidates gave Gov. Jay Nixon the choice Thursday of an attorney, a trial judge or an appeals court judge to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court. The three finalists for the state's highest court are Jackson County Circuit Judge Michael Manners, Eastern District Court of Appeals Judge George Draper III and St ...
Attorney: Pacherille was exercising free speech
There has been recent action in both cases against the father of the Cooperstown High School student convicted in July of the 2010 attempted murder of a black classmate.
Law Review: Lawyer Jerome J. Shestack inspired many others
As a Washington reporter for The Inquirer during the tumultuous years of the President Bill Clinton impeachment proceedings and, later, the 9/11 attacks and the war in Iraq, I certainly knew of Jerome J. Shestack, the prominent Philadelphia lawyer who died Aug. 18 at age 88.
Poetic lawyer pleads case with verse
A prosecutor turned poet Thursday when he tried to convince a judge to convict an impaired driver through rhyme.
Lawyer: Rapper T.I. back in federal custody
Grammy-winning rapper T.I., who was freed after months in prison, was back in federal custody Thursday because of a flap over his use of a luxury bus to report to a halfway house, his lawyer said.