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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 in Conn. treasury scandal gets 2 years
A corporate lawyer has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in the 1990s Connecticut state treasurer's bribery scandal.
Lawyer in Conn. treasury scandal to be sentenced
A corporate lawyer convicted in the 1990s Connecticut state treasurer's bribery scandal is facing sentencing.
Illinois lawyer seeks opening to pursue civil sex case against Lakin
He represents three clients who sued Tom Lakin in 2006, alleging that he involved them in sex acts.
Attorney general says sheriff can be certified
Tennessee's attorney general has ruled that Sheriff Randall Boyce has satisfied all requirements to be certified in his office, following a request from the county's financial committee to clarify...
Lawyer: Detroit terror suspect shouldn't have been interviewed while medicated
Federal agents took advantage of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called "underwear bomber" accused of trying to blow up an airliner over Metro Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, by questioning him while under a powerful painkiller, his legal adviser says.
Disbarred lawyer gets two years in prison for fraud
ST. LOUIS • Steven P. Gartenberg, a disbarred lawyer who once had an office in Brentwood, was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday for stealing more more than $300,000 from clients.
Local attorney sentenced for embezzling client funds
A 46-year-old local attorney was sentenced to two years in prison Friday for embezzling client funds from estates and family trusts.
Clemens' lawyer to judge: 'This case should end'
A lawyer for Roger Clemens told a federal judge Friday that prosecutors deliberately flouted his ruling on evidence and should be denied a chance to retry the former pitching star on charges of lying about using performance-enhancing drugs.
Attorney: Senser's wife drove car in hit-and-run
Amy Senser, the wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser, was driving the family's car when she struck and killed a pedestrian last week, according to the family's attorney. The identity of the driver involved in the hit-and-run accident had not been revealed until today.
Attorney guilty in attempted break-in of client's foreclosed home
A San Diego attorney was convicted Thursday of attempting to break into his client's foreclosed Newport Coast home. Michael T. Pines, 59, was found guilty of misdemeanor vandalism, attempted second-degree burglary, attempted unauthorized entry of a dwelling and obstructing an officer.
Clemens attorney suggests prosecution threw case
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Disbarred lawyer gets two years in prison for fraud
He took money from dead woman's estate, disabled woman under his guardianship.
ATTORNEY GENERAL: Councilman Can Be Registered In Two States
North Carolina's Attorney General Office says a Jacksonville city councilman is not breaking the law by registering to vote in two states
Lawyer in treasury scandal gets 2 yrs
A corporate lawyer has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in the 1990s Connecticut state treasurer's bribery scandal.
Attorney general: Michigan gun owners can use silencers, suppressors
Michigan law permits gun owners to obtain and use noise suppressors or silencers as long as they first go through a federal permitting process, according to a formal opinion released today by Attorney General Bill Schuette.
Attorney questions whether drug law is constitutional
BROOKSVILLE One attorney thinks Florida law is written and interpreted dangerously when it comes to drug offenses.
Judge weighs if Casey Anthony should pay $500k tab
Casey Anthony's attorney said Friday that Florida authorities are trying to recoup the money spent investigating her 2-year-old daughter's disappearance only because of "sour grapes" over the woman's acquittal on a murder charge.
Rapper T.I. moved from halfway house back to prison; lawyer cites issue with luxury bus
ATLANTA — The lawyer for rapper T.I. said Friday that he’s working to have the Grammy winner returned to a halfway house after a transportation flap left him locked up again in a federal penitentiary. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website Friday shows that the rapper is at the Atlanta penitentiary with a release date of Sept. 29. He had checked into a halfway house in Atlanta this week after ...
Lawyer: Ex-Viking Senser's wife drove hit-run SUV
A family attorney says the wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser was driving an SUV believed involved in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian.
Family attorney says ex-Minn. Viking Senser’s wife was driving SUV linked to fatal hit-and-run
MINNEAPOLIS — A family attorney says the wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser was driving an SUV believed involved in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian. Attorney Marsh Halberg says Amy Senser acknowledges she was the driver in a signed statement to the Minnesota State Patrol Friday. Halberg says Amy Senser has not been arrested or charged. He would not discuss the crash. Read full ...
Lawyer says ex-Viking Senser's wife was driving SUV linked to fatal hit-and-run
MINNEAPOLIS - A family lawyer says the wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser was driving an SUV believed involved in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian.
Lawyer: Ex-Viking Senser's wife in hit-run crash
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A family attorney says the wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser was driving an SUV believed involved in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian.
Gibson attorney pleads guilty to pornography, obstructing justice charges
Gibson County attorney William Wallace III will be sentenced to home detention and probation on charges of obstructing justice and possessing child pornography.
Lawyer gets 2-year prison term for role in Conn. bribery case
A corporate lawyer was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison for his role in the 1990s Connecticut state treasurer’s bribery scandal. Charles Spadoni, the former vice president and general counsel for Boston-based Triumph Capital Group Inc., was sentenced on an obstruction of justice conviction in US District Court in New Haven. Prosecutors sought a prison term of nearly three years for ...
Kevin Krull named Meade County state's attorney
Kevin Krull was named state's attorney by the Meade County Commission on Friday.
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 seeks retirement pay changes
Beginning Oct. 1, state and local government workers who are in the state Employees Retirement System will no longer be able to use overtime and subsistence pay to boost future retirement pay.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen: Do your part to keep roads safe
Dear Editor: The American Automobile Association expects more than 660,000 people in our fine state to travel for the holiday.
Disbarred Buffalo attorney denies collecting $10,000 for legal work
David Dale, a disbarred Buffalo attorney and former Erie County legislator, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he collected more than $10,000 from unsuspecting clients years after his November 2005 disbarment.
Disbarred Buffalo attorney denies collecting $10,000 for legal work
David Dale, a disbarred Buffalo attorney and former Erie County legislator, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he collected more than $10,000 from unsuspecting clients years after his November 2005 disbarment.
Jackson lawyer backs Murray prosecution
Dr. Conrad Murray 'should be' prosecuted over Michael Jackson's death, defence lawyer Tom Mesereau said.
Attorney General Says Gun Silencers for Some OK
Gun owners can use silencers with authorization.
Ex-lawyer sentenced in Florida Ponzi sceme
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge sentenced disbarred Florida attorney Howard Kusnick to prison for his role in the hoodwinking of a victim in a major Ponzi scheme.
Ex-lawyer sentenced in Florida Ponzi scheme
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge sentenced disbarred Florida attorney Howard Kusnick to prison for his role in the hoodwinking of a victim in a major Ponzi scheme.
Caribou attorney reprimanded for neglecting clients’ legal matters
BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar has reprimanded a Caribou attorney for violating the state’s code of conduct for lawyers. Allan Hanson acknowledged following a hearing before a three-member grievance panel earlier this summer that he failed to properly communicate with two clients involving separate ...
How to file an ethics complaint against a lawyer
Every lawyer admitted to practice law in the state is required to follow a code of conduct and rules issued by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The Board of Overseers of the Bar administers and enforces those rules. Complaints concerning alleged ethical violations by lawyers must be signed and submitted ...
SuperPACS, Explained (By Stephen Colbert's Lawyer)
The TV comic's political action committee — "Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow" — is just one of hundreds of outside groups legally allowed to make "unlimited independent expenditures" in the 2012 Presidential race. But the people who run those groups are increasingly close to the candidates themselves.
SuperPACS, Explained (By Stephen Colbert's Lawyer)
The TV comic's political action committee — "Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow" — is just one of hundreds of outside groups legally allowed to make "unlimited independent expenditures" in the 2012 Presidential race. But the people who run those groups are increasingly close to the candidates themselves.
NYS Attorney General warns Irene victims about scams
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued a guide to New Yorkers recovering and rebuilding after Hurricane Irene, including tips on how to avoid scams as they restore and rebuild...
Lawyer: Detroit terror suspect shouldn't have been interviewed while medicated
Detroit — Federal agents took advantage of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called "underwear bomber," by questioning him while he was under the influence of a powerful painkiller, his legal adviser claimed Friday.
City attorney: Marijuana collectives must close 'immediately'
The City Attorney’s Office last week reiterated its stance that every medical marijuana collective in the city of San Diego is violating local zoning laws and therefore must shut down immediately.
SuperPACs, Explained (By Stephen Colbert's Lawyer)
The TV comic's political action committee — Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow — is just one of hundreds of outside groups legally allowed to make "unlimited independent expenditures" in the 2012 presidential race. But the people who run those groups are increasingly close to the candidates themselves.
Cdn. lawyer/actress takes L.A.
The attractive, intelligent Canadian redhead in the photo looks familiar, eh?
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman offers suggestions to protect state’s consumers rebuilding after Hurricane Irene
ALBANY — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued a guide for New Yorkers recovering and rebuilding after Hurricane Irene, which includes tips on how to avoid scams as they restore their homes and businesses. The Attorney General urges individuals who believe he or she have been scammed to contact his office at 800-771-7755.
Lawyer: Far-fetched to charged Gribkowsky
Former Bayerische Landesbank risk manager Gerhard Gribkowsky's lawyer is asking for the charges against his client to be dropped...
State Attorney General receives Sunshine Law complaint on Urbana
The Attorney General's Office has contacted the Urbana Board of Aldermen requesting copies of all meeting notices, agendas and minutes from May through August of this year in response to complaints th
Lawyer could challenge Nauru processing
UPDATE 11.15am: THE lawyer who led the appeal that ended the Malaysian deal said he may challenge any Nauru processing.
Lawyer may challenge Nauru processing
UPDATE 11.15am: THE lawyer who led the appeal that ended the Malaysian deal said he may challenge any Nauru processing.
Lawyer pleas for WA top cop's son
A lawyer representing the WA police commissioner's son has asked the judge not to send his client to prison.