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Attorney: Woman, 18, accused in cab driver's shooting death seeking a plea deal
A plea agreement is being sought by a teenage girl who is one of two people accused in the March 4 shooting death and robbery of Tesfaye Arze, a North Las Vegas taxicab driver.
Attorney: Reality star's husband Tareq Salahi relieved she's OK
FRONT ROYAL, Virginia - An attorney says the husband of "Real Housewives of D.C." cast member Michaele Salahi is relieved that she's OK but devastated that she's apparently left.
Attorney General Urges Residents To Be On Guard For Storm Cleanup Scammers
With cleanup under way in central and eastern Pennsylvania after recent storms, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly wants residents to keep an eye out for scam artists taking advantage of them in a time of need.
Rift Develops Between U.s. Attorney, District Attorney Offices Over Quon Case
A major rift has erupted between the offices of the U.S. attorney and the district attorney over the high-profile criminal investigations involving construction defects attorney Nancy Quon. In letters disclosed Thursday, U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden demanded
Pa. Attorney General Sending Scam-Fighters Into Flood Ravaged Areas
The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office says its agents and investigators are now deployed in the Philadelphia region and other areas hit by recent storms, keeping an eye out for scammers and price gouging.
Kansas AG investigating nonprofit group
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is investigating the alleged embezzlement of about $1 million in Medicaid funding from a nonprofit organization that has a state contract to provide mental health patients across Kansas, his office said.
Scarlett Johansson Nude Photo Leak Update: Lawyer Livid, FBI Closing In
Actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at Spike TV's 5th annual 2011 "Guys Choice" Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on June 4, 2011 in Culver City, California. (Getty Images) more pics » With the FBI and an angry lawyer to contend with, whoever leaked those photos is lucky the Avengers aren't on the case. (Bauer Griffin) It's the highest-profile nude photo leak of the year, and Scarlett Johansson is ...
Lawyer: Slaying suspect may be retarded
GREENSBURG, Pa., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a man who could be executed if convicted of a Pennsylvania woman's torture slaying said his client may be mentally retarded.
Attorney General warns of lottery scam
Attorney General Jim Hood is warning Mississippians to be wary of the latest version of the lottery scam asking individuals to send money in order to qualify for lottery winnings.
City attorney appeals decision to reinstate 2 officers
DENVER - The Denver City Attorney has officially filed an appeal to stop the reinstatement of two police officers who were fired over a videotaped beating in downtown Denver in April 2009, 9Wants to Know has learned.
Lawyer says airport hoax suspect never claimed to have bomb
KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) - An attorney for a man charged with trying to bring a fake bomb through airport security on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks said on Thursday her client never claimed to have a bomb.
Accusede Murderer has New lawyer
Defence lawyer Mark Grouchy has taken on the task of representing accused murderer Philip Pynn. Pynn's former counsel, Averill Baker, was forced off the case last month due to a conflict of interest.
Attorney: Sheboygan Mayor has Rights under Americans With Disabilities Act
Mayor Bob Ryan's attorney says because his client is an alcoholic, he has a disability and has rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Attorney: Victim's Blinks Don't Clearly ID Suspect
Prosecutors said a dying homicide victim identified his killer through a series of blinks, but the suspect's attorney said those should not be allowed as evidence.
Attorney Claims Petitions Were Forged
Petition drive to get rid of Northern Kentucky Planning Commission
EBay lawyer: Craigslist "sought" criminal probe
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A criminal investigation involving eBay is a "game changer" that should slow Craigslist's attempts to obtain documents and depositions in a parallel civil case, an eBay lawyer said in court.
EBay Lawyer Says Craigslist May Have ‘Lobbied’ for Subpoena
An attorney for EBay Inc. said Craigslist Inc. may have “lobbied” for a criminal subpoena issued in a federal probe into allegations the online auctioneer stole confidential information from Craigslist.
Thousand Oaks' City Attorney takes position in Burbank
After serving nearly seven years as Thousand Oaks' City Attorney, Amy Albano is stepping down to take the same job with the city of Burbank.
Thompson attorney wants Zehm trial moved - Thu, 15 Sep 2011 PST
The attorney representing Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. filed a motion today asking a federal judge to move the upcoming Oct. 11 trial because of “intense” media coverage and because it has become a political issue in the upcoming mayoral election.
Local attorney charged with fraud, embezzlement
Additional charges were filed Thursday against a Lancaster attorney accused of pocketing funds from various bankruptcy estates in his care. Kenneth G. Reidenbach, 60, faces several counts including bankruptcy fraud, embezzlement, false declarations and concealing property, according to documents fil...
Attorney: Sheriff's Deputy is Innocent of Rape
The attorney for Niagara County Sheriff's Deputy accused of rape says his client is innocent.
Attorney builds on affordable housing idea
In Maunawili, attorney Tony Locricchio's backyard is a base yard for building with no blueprints. "We collect the materials first and design the...
Lawyer says traveler who disrupted KCI was trying to get home after car breakdown
A former New York police officer who delayed air travelers for hours Sunday merely was trying to return home after his car broke down, his lawyer said Thursday. Anthony Falco Jr. appeared in federal court Thursday for a detention hearing, at which an FBI agent also offered new details about an incident that shut down part of a Kansas City International Airport terminal for six hours on the 10th ...
School attorney: Incident was reported
La PORTE — The attorney for La Porte Community Schools said he’s looking forward to a dismissal of charges against his client.
Craigslist May Have ‘Lobbied’ for EBay Subpoena, Lawyer Says
EBay Inc.’s lawyer said Craigslist Inc. may have “lobbied” for a criminal subpoena issued in a federal probe into allegations the online auctioneer stole confidential information from Craigslist.
Lawyer in serious conflict of interest
A DEFENCE lawyer representing an alleged double murderer and arsonist is in a “very serious conflict of interest” after it emerged yesterday that she previously acted for the State against the same accused.
Attorney General Abbott Participates in Wildfire Briefing, Visits Displaced Texans at Bastrop County Red Cross Shelter
BASTROP, TX – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today traveled to Bastrop County, where he participated in a briefing with state and local emergency management authorities and urged local residents to take precautions during these dangerous wildfire conditions.
Colorado attorney general to address local residents
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will be visiting towns in Northwest Colorado next week to discuss crime — specifically, scams and fraud in the state. Suthers is scheduled to speak in Craig and Steamboat Springs on Monday, and Meeker, Rifle and Eagle on Tuesday.
Prosecutor's pricey fundraiser doesn't go down well with foe
A candidate for state's attorney in Madison County mocked her opponent's $1,000-a-plate fundraiser by throwing her own fundraiser, at $10 per plate.Amy Sholar officially announced Wednesday evening she will seek the Republican nomination to run next year against State's Attorney Tom Gibbons, a Democrat.
VIDEO: Calls for Russian lawyer death probe
Russian authorities are under continuing pressure to investigate the death of a lawyer who died in prison almost two years ago.
Attorney general seeks more ways to go after Web, phone scammers
The state attorney general’s office wants the power to criminally charge suspects who defraud people using websites and phones.
OJ Simpson trial lawyer planning first online service in UK
An online legal service founded by Robert Shapiro, the lawyer who defended OJ Simpson during his murder trial, has unveiled plans to launch in the UK in a bid that could bring about a major overhaul of ...
Attorney general rules UMG must share records
By JULIA ROBERTS GOAD Staff Writer FRANKFORT, Ky. - Utility Management Group will share its records with the Pike County Fiscal Court, thanks to a ruling by the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office....
Executive session held without city manager, city attorney
Dana Cole/San Pedro Valley News-Sun At the request of the council, City Manager Glenn Nichols and City Attorney Michael Massee did not attend an executive session at a Benson City Council special meeting Monday evening regarding pending litigation between the City of Benson and Stagecoach Trails Mobile Home Court.
Namibia: Lawyer in 'Serious Conflict of Interest'
A DEFENCE lawyer representing an alleged double murderer and arsonist is in a "very serious conflict of interest" after it emerged yesterday that she previously acted for the State against the same accused.
Attorney General Coakley warns of robo-calls tied to identity theft scam
Beware of robo-calls claiming your debit card has been "locked." They're part of an identity theft scam trying to coax...
Nola Foulston to retire as district attorney
District Attorney Nola Foulston, who prosecuted Sedgwick County's most notorious criminals for nearly a quarter-century, has decided to retire.
Lawyer accuses police over Raoul Moat film
A LAWYER for Raoul Moat’s family has accused police chiefs of failing to video the murderer’s last stand because they did not want a permanent record of the siege.
US Attorney’s Office Activity
The following is the sentencing activity released by US Attorney Christopher A. Crofts office of the Department of Justice’s District of Wyoming.
Attorney defends middle school administrator
Dean of students nabbed on narcotics charges DERBY — The attorney representing the Derby Middle School dean of students who was arrested on drug-related charges, said it’s his job to defend his client’s reputation. Attorney Rob Serafinowicz said he also objects to the way the school principal handled the situation. Police arrested William M. LaRovera, 34, of Naugatuck on Thursday, Sept. 15 on an ...
Layton Vs Ace Attorney Features Actors from Ace Attorney Movie
The upcoming Layton Vs Ace Attorney game will be voiced by the same actors charged with bringing Nick and Maya to life on the Japanese silver screen.
Iranian human rights lawyer gets six years in jail
Jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced by the appellate court to six years in prison and a 10-year ban from practicing law. Sotoudeh first had been sentenced to 11 years in prison and a 20-year prohibition from practicing law and traveling abroad.
Judge rules against new Doneghy attorney's request to interview jurors
A new defense attorney took over the appeal of Glenn Doneghy's case Friday, and already the cas
Waller's attorney mulls appeal of order of detention
Clay Waller's attorney, Assistant Federal Public Defender Scott Tilsen, says he is considering to appeal the order of detention to keep Waller behind bars without bond.
California attorney general to join AT&T, T-Mobile antitrust suit
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is joining the U.S. Department of Justice in an antitrust suit opposing the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile, sources close to the case confirmed.
California attorney general to join AT&T, T-Mobile antitrust suit
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is joining the U.S. Department of Justice in an antitrust suit opposing the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile, sources close to the case confirmed. Harris on Friday afternoon is expected to announce the legal action.
Leawood attorney admits guilt in Ponzi scheme
A Leawood attorney pleaded guilty in federal court today to participating in a conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. James Scott Brown, 66, had been charged in April. Derek J. Smith, 67, of the United Kingdom also pleaded guilty to the charges. The men appeared separately in the U.S. District Court in St. Louis and the Northern District in Iowa.
NYC appeals court puts Chevron lawyer on defensive
Judges on a federal appeals court put a lawyer for Chevron Inc. on the defensive Friday, expressing skepticism that a Manhattan judge can shield the company from an $18 billion judgment in Ecuador for contaminating the rainforest.
Lawyer: Woman was arrested for sitting
ATLANTA, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A physically disabled Atlanta woman, who said she was thrown to the ground and arrested for refusing to get out of her chair, is seeking compensation.
Convicted murderer's lawyer calls evidence argument 'ludicrous'
A lawyer for convicted murderer Angel Richardson argues in a new court filing that the state's position is "ludicrous" and "inane" in suggesting that his lawyer could have uncovered information favorable to him prior to trial.