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Molly Midyette's trial attorney Craig Truman: After verdict, I was in 'uncharted territory'
Craig Truman, the defense attorney who represented Molly Midyette at her original trial in 2007, told Boulder District Judge Lael Montgomery this morning that he found himself in "uncharted territory" after Midyette's conviction.
Paradise Valley lawyer traveled the world, always looking to learn
Paradise Valley resident Curtis Jennings had a penchant for doing things in a big way.
Former high-powered Alton lawyer to plead to sex charge tomorrow
Former Madison County lawyer and political powerhouse Lowell Thomas Lakin will plead "no contest" to aggravated criminal sexual abuse on Tuesday, according to his lawyer, Ben Allen.
Baker Donelson Acquires Seven-Attorney Houston Law Frm Spain Chambers
The acquisition, announced today in a statement on the Baker Donelson website, gives the Memphis, Tennessee-based firm its first office in Texas and marks a “major step” in the firm’s growth strategy, the statement said.
Lawyer for One of "West Memphis Three" to Teach at UVa
A lawyer who represented one of the "West Memphis Three" defendants plans to teach a two-week course on the case at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Attorney general recovers $6M in Medicaid case
The Mississippi attorney general's office says it has recovered $6 million from three pharmaceutical companies that misreported the price of prescription drugs for Medicaid patients.
UPDATE: Attorney files for dismissal in Sheriff Kent Harris case
Harris wore his uniform to booking. According to the arrest page, he walked in at 1:30 p.m. and walked out 45 minutes later.
Attorney General enters Chesterfield Township medical marijuana case
Township is trying to shut down Gratiot Avenue facility
Moses appointed as new Whitley County Attorney
Above, Whitley District Judge Fred White issues the oath of office to newly appointed Whitley County Attorney Don Moses, left in front, and Assistant County Attorney Larry Conley Tuesday morning.
Baby Lisa: Family Attorney Questions 'Public' Search
An attorney for the family of missing 11-month-old Lisa Irwin questioned the motivations behind what she called the "enormous, massive, public" search of the family's Missouri home.
Lawyer: Melnychenko tapes to be declared invalid if court recognizes his actions unlawful
Mykola Nedilko, the lawyer of the former major of the State Department of Guards, Mykola Melnychenko, has said that the court of primary jurisdiction might declare invalid the tapes recorded in the office of Ukrainian President (1994-2005) Leonid Kuchma, if the court recognizes that Melnychenko's actions were illegal.
Alleged 'House of Horrors' Ringleader May Not Understand Seriousness of Charges, Lawyer Says
The suspected ringleader of an alleged Social Security fraud scheme in which police say mentally disabled people were held captive in a basement may not completely understand the seriousness of the charges against her, her lawyer said Monday.
Bali boy's health a concern - lawyer
A prominent lawyer is concerned for the Bali drugs boy facing a possible custodial sentence in Indonesia.
Attorney: Shredded reports 'a game changer'
OLATHE - A Kansas trial court judge postponed a criminal case against a Planned Parenthood clinic Monday, only days after the disclosure that the state health department had destroyed during routine document shredding copies of abortion reports needed as evidence.
The appointment of a new transport Prosecutor Yakutia
The Attorney General of the Russian Federation Yuri a gull issued an order about appointment of Yakut transport Prosecutor junior Adviser of Justice Egor Kolmogorov . Correspondent BakuToday reported today, 24 October, in the East-Siberian transport prosecution service.
Butt's lawyer claims lack of evidence
Salman Butt's lawyer on Monday dismissed the case against the former Pakistan test captain, saying "there simply isn't enough evidence to find him guilty" in the spot-fixing trial in a London court. Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif face charges of conspiracy to cheat, and conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments, following a Lord's test in August last year when they...
Lawyer for One of "West Memphis Three" to Teach at UVa
A lawyer who represented one of the "West Memphis Three" defendants plans to teach a two-week course on the case at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Attorney general recovers $6M in Medicaid case
JACKSON — The Mississippi attorney general's office says it has recovered $6 million from three pharmaceutical companies that misreported the price of prescription drugs for Medicaid patients.
Lawyer: Gas Station Video Could be Key to Baby Lisa Case
A lawyer for the parents of missing Northland baby Lisa Irwin says that a surveillance video from a gas station near the family home could be the key to solving the case.
Lawyer wants to force Will County State’s Attorney Glasgow to discuss jailhouse recordings
Former Will County State’s Attorney Jeff Tomczak wants a court’s permission to subpoena his successor, Jim Glasgow, and ask whether recorded jailhouse phone conversations have been turned over to Drew Peterson’s attorney.He said he wants the answer because he’s been fighting for months to get his hands on recordings of his own client, 24-year-old Cecil Conner of Steger, who was convicted for a ...
Lawyer: Philly basement suspect tired, lethargic
The suspected ringleader of an alleged Social Security fraud scheme in which police say mentally disabled people were held captive in a basement may not completely understand the seriousness of the charges against her, her lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: Lead suspect in Philly basement-captive case may not appreciate gravity of the case
PHILADELPHIA — The suspected ringleader of an alleged Social Security fraud scheme in which police say mentally disabled people were held captive in a basement may not completely understand the seriousness of the charges against her, her lawyer said Monday. Linda Ann Weston, 51, along with her boyfriend, Gregory Thomas, 47, and Eddie “the Rev. Ed” Wright, 50, are charged with kidnapping, assault ...
Lawyer for suspect in Leibby killing says his client is insane
NEW YORK — The lawyer for the Brooklyn man accused of killing little Leibby Kletzky said Monday he will pursue an “insanity defense“ when his client goes to trial.
New attorney appointed for Seal Beach salon shooting defendant
SANTA ANA - The Orange County Public Defender's Office was appointed today to represent the man accused of murdering his ex-wife and seven other people in a Seal Beach beauty salon.
Attorney general enters Chesterfield Township medical marijuana case
Township is trying to shut down Gratiot Avenue facility
Attorney General Announces Medicaid Fraud Settlements
(Jefferson City, MO) -- The state of Missouri will claim $717,000 in restitution from a pair Medicaid fraud investigations.
City Room: District Attorney Won't Drop Charges Against Protesters
Under an offer from the district attorney's office, some 300 Occupy Wall Street protesters could have charges against them dismissed as long as they do not get arrested again in the next six months.
Philadelphia lawyer target of fraud allegations in Liberty State bankruptcy
In a new series of fraud allegations against Philadelphia lawyer Michael Kwasnik, a bankruptcy trustee in Wilmington contends that he participated in transactions that improperly drained more than $1 million from a failed investment company where he served as general counsel.
Lawyer: Gitmo trial in Cole Attack could be moot
A military lawyer for a Guantanamo prisoner facing a war crimes trial in the USS Cole attack has raised a new challenge to the Pentagon's tribunals.
Lawyer raises new challenge to trial for Guantanamo prisoner accused in Cole attack
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A military lawyer for a Guantanamo prisoner facing a war crimes trial in the USS Cole attack has raised a new challenge to the Pentagon’s tribunals. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Reyes says officials have suggested that prisoners like Abd al-Nashiri will never be released. He says that renders a trial meaningless and that officers who serve as jurors should be told from the ...
Attorney Pleads Guilty For Role In Hoa Fraud
A Las Vegas attorney who once ran a popular courthouse restaurant pleaded guilty Monday in the massive federal investigation into fraud and corruption at homeowners associations. David Amesbury, whose former partners in the restaurant are central figures
Attorney: Judge finalizes Christina Milian divorce with The-Dream
ATLANTA — A judge has finalized singer Christina Milian (MIL’-ee-ahn)’s divorce from singer-songwriter-producer The-Dream. Milian’s attorney Randy Kessler said Monday that the judge in Atlanta signed the final paperwork this month. Milian and The-Dream, whose real name is Terius Nash, were married in 2009 and separated in July 2010. The two have an infant daughter together. Read full article >>
Former attorney stole thousands from deceased clients
SHERMAN, TX - A former local attorney has pleaded guilty to defrauding two of his deceased clients of more than half a million dollars, and then falsely presenting himself as a lawyer after he was disbarred.
Veteran Lawyer Joins Defense Team in Leiby Kletzky Case
Howard Greenberg brings a wealth of experience to aid in the defense of a Brooklyn man accused of kidnapping, killing and dismembering an 8-year-old boy.
Attorney: Judge finalizes Milian-Dream divorce
A judge has finalized singer Christina Milian's divorce from singer-songwriter-producer The-Dream.
Lawyer Takes Plea in Vegas HOA Fraud Probe
A Las Vegas criminal defense attorney is the latest to take a plea deal in a federal probe of homeowner associations steering business to favored attorneys and businesses.
Lawyer takes plea in Vegas-area HOA fraud probe
A Las Vegas criminal defense attorney is the latest to take a plea deal in a federal probe of homeowner associations steering business to favored attorneys and businesses.
Lawyer in Westchester murder-suicide bought gun six months before slaughtering his family
The Westchester lawyer who killed his wife, his kids and himself bought the gun in April - weeks after a major loss in his divorce battle.
Competency hearing possible in Philadelphia captive case
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The attorney for Linda Ann Weston, accused of locking four mentally challenged adults in a Philadelphia basement dungeon, said on Monday he may seek a hearing to determine if she is competent to stand trial.
Attorney General Recovers $6M In Medicaid Case
The Mississippi attorney general's office says it has recovered $6 million from three pharmaceutical companies that misreported the price of prescription drugs for Medicaid patients.
Attorney Reiterates Innocence Of Baby Lisa's Parents
The Kansas City attorney representing the parents of missing 11-month-old Lisa Irwin spoke to the local media on Monday and reiterated her belief that her clients had nothing to do with the disappearance of the baby.
Lawyer: Gas Station Video Could be Key to Baby Lisa Case
A lawyer for the parents of missing Northland baby Lisa Irwin says that a surveillance video from a gas station near the family home could be the key to solving the case.
Viktor Bout lawyer assails undercover witness
Accused Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout on Monday relived in court his dramatic downfall in a US sting operation, as his lawyer claimed a key prosecution witness was motivated by big money.
Attorney: E-Mails Show Colgan Knew 3407 Pilot Lacked Training
BUFFALO, NY - "This set of e-mails really is a smoking gun," remarked Attorney Hugh Russ, while reviewing documents at the downtown offices of the Hodgson Russ law firm.
Attorney agrees to disbarment after judge rules clients' money was diverted
A Washington County attorney consented earlier this month to being disbarred following an investigation by the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland that determined he diverted clients’ money for his personal use, including a proposed restaurant. At the time of scheduled oral arguments in September, Timothy S. Gordon informed the Court of Appeals of Maryland of “his intention to seek ...
Attorney Brian Newby Promoted To Brigadier General
FORT WORTH, TX. - Prominent Fort Worth attorney Brian C. Newby has been promoted by the United State...
Attorney Renews Call for Special Prosecutor
The attorney representing the grandmother of a 1-year-old girl who was allegedly raped while at Trumbull Children Services is asking once again for a special prosecutor.
Boulder city attorney: No conflict for Councilman Ken Wilson
Boulder's city attorney concluded Monday that Councilman Ken Wilson didn't violate the city's laws on conflicts of interest through his private work on energy issues.
Attorney Newby is Air Force brigadier general
Attorney Newby is Air Force brigadier general
Witness: NJ lawyer involved in drug trade
NEWARK, N.J. - A convicted drug dealer testified Monday that a well-known New Jersey lawyer on trial for murder...