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California attorney general subpoenas Fannie, Freddie: report
(Reuters) - The California attorney general's office has sent subpoenas to Fannie Ma e and Freddie Mac in a wide-reaching probe into the government-backed mortgage giants' lending and foreclosure practices, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. The subpoenas are seeking information about how Fannie and Freddie are handling thousands of foreclosed properties, as well as details about their ...
Bridgecorp lawyer: Witness 'making up' evidence
The lawyer of Bridgecorp director Rod Petricevic grilled a Crown witness this morning and alleged he was making up evidence.The trial of Petricevic and fellow Bridgecorp directors Rob Roest and Peter Steigrad is continuing at the...
Former Freehold attorney charged with stealing over $200,000 from client
A former Freehold attorney was arrested Wednesday and charged with stealing more than $200,000 from a client, the Monmouth County Prosecutor said today.
Assange changes lawyer in Sweden again
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has changed his lawyer in Sweden for the second time since he was accused of sex crimes.
Defense attorney: federal agent charged with murder acted in self-defense
A mainland laboratory has confirmed that Waikiki shooting victim Kollin Elderts had not only alcohol but drugs in his system...
Victim's Attorney Speaks to WTAJ
The attorney for two alleged victims in the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal talks with WTAJ.
Lawyer: PSU abuse victim will testify
A lawyer for one of the alleged victims in the child sex abuse case involving Jerry Sandusky says his client plans to testify and he expects more accusers to come forward.
Attorney General Denies Speaking To Enquirer Newspaper
The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Mr Martin A.B.K. Amidu, on Thursday denied talking to the Enquirer Newspaper reporter, Mr Samuel Abane Anaba over the Gbewaa Civil Engineers Limited court case.
District Attorney detectives honored for dangerous and crucial work 
Forty investigators who work for city prosecutors are being honored Friday for their work.
Attorney Craig Swapp arrested carrying gun at airport
Well known Utah attorney Craig Swapp was arrested Thursday morning at Salt Lake International Airport.
State attorney general takes over Nodine case
FOLEY, Alabama — Former Baldwin County district attorney David Whetstone has been asked by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to serve as lead prosecutor in the Steve Nodine case.
Petricevic's lawyer suggests evidence made up
The lawyer of Bridgecorp director Rod Petricevic has accused a crown witness of making up evidence. read more
Gosnell's wife considers plea, lawyer says
The wife of accused West Philadelphia illegal abortionist Kermit Gosnell is weighing the possibility of pleading guilty, her lawyer told a Philadelphia judge Thursday.
Gosnell's wife considers plea, lawyer says
The wife of accused West Philadelphia illegal abortionist Kermit Gosnell is weighing the possibility of pleading guilty, her lawyer told a Philadelphia judge Thursday.
MF Global Subpoenas Said to Be Issued by U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald in Chicago issued subpoenas in a probe of MF Global Holdings Ltd., the broker-dealer parent that filed for bankruptcy Oct. 31, a person familiar with the matter said.
Lawyer Resigns After Liu Asks Him to Suspend an Internal Fund-Raising Review
The comptroller's fund-raising operation included people listed as donors who say they never donated to his campaign.
Mass. US attorney’s office collects $1.8b in penalties
The Massachusetts US Attorney’s office collected over $1.8 billion related to criminal and civil actions in fiscal year 2011, representing over 29 percent of the national collection by the Department of Justice, according to a statement from US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz. The collection from civil actions totaled about $1.5 billion, and over $396.7 million in criminal actions, according to the ...
PSU Case Heats Up Attorney General Race
Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly is the prosecutor in one of the most high-profile cases in the nation, but she won't see it through to its conclusion.
Lawyer Mike Stefani cited for ethics breach in text-message case
Already facing a 30-day suspension for one professional violation, whistle-blower lawyer Mike Stefani has been cited by a state Attorney Discipline panel for another ethical breach related to the text-message scandal that toppled ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Attorney: Keady not read rights
By Lisa Redmond MediaNews WOBURN -- In an attempt to prevent a jury from seeing lurid video and hearing alleged illegal tape recordings made by then-Shirley Town Administrator Kyle Keady, his attorney will ask a Superior Court judge to suppress admissions his client made to state police and toss any evidence authorities collected.
Ethics Class Ordered for Attorney Paul Garlasco
BRIDGEWATER—The Statewide Grievance Committee last week ordered New Milford attorney Paul Garlasco to attend a continuing legal education course in legal ethics, as Mr. Garlasco previously admitted that he “failed to exercise proper judgment as an attorney during legal proceedings” with the town of Bridgewater.
Lawyer: Mom starved 28 lbs. teen girl to death
Mother, nurse charged with involuntary manslaughter of Makayla Norman, 14-year-old girl who suffered from cerebral palsy
Lawyer: Mom starved 28-lb. teen girl to death
Mother, nurse charged with involuntary manslaughter of Makayla Norman, 14-year-old girl who suffered from cerebral palsy
Attorney Shares Diversion Documents
Records attorney Korey Reiman received from Lancaster county show only one person applied for and received diversion for a hit and run accident over the past three years. That person is star Husker volleyball player Lauren Cook.
Lawyer accused of taking groceries
A Crown prosecutor was arrested and charged with shoplifting this week after she allegedly stole about $200 worth of food from a supermarket during a break in the court case she was working on.The woman was arrested at a supermarket...
Carlsbad Attorney Accused of Abandoning Practice; Supreme Court Demands an Explanation
CARLSBAD — A Carlsbad attorney has until Nov. 29 to explain why he abandoned his law practice without advising his clients, leaving them in limbo and without representation. William Slease,... Read more »
Attorney For Lindsey Lowe Enters Not Guilty Plea
The lawyer for the woman accused of killing her two newborn sons entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. Lindsey Lowe was not present at the arraignment on Friday.
Attorney Craig Swapp arrested after handgun is found in his luggage
SANDY — A local attorney known for his "One call, that's all" slogan was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Thursday after airport security agents found a handgun in his luggage.
Corbett taps lawyer to take charge in Harrisburg
Gov. Tom Corbett on Friday named a Philadelphia public finance lawyer to take charge of Pennsylvania's unprecedented takeover of the state's financially troubled capital in an effort to force it to pay down a massive debt tied to its trash incinerator.
Walken hires lawyer over Natalie Wood inquiry
Oscar winner was on a yacht with Wood and her husband, Robert Wagner, before she drowned in 1981
Texas AG blasts court's redistricting maps
Texas' attorney general sharply criticized a federal court Friday over its proposed maps for state House and Senate districts in the 2012 election, saying the judges overstepped their bounds.
Texas attorney general blasts federal court's redistricting maps
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' attorney general sharply criticized a federal court Friday over its proposed maps for state House and Senate districts in the 2012 election, saying the judges overstepped their bounds.
Drug charges dismissed against prominent Houston attorney
Drug charges dismissed against prominent Houston attorney HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 05:10 p.m., Friday, November 18, 2011 Felony drug charges have been dismissed against a prominent Houston criminal lawyer whose clients have included polygamist sect leader Warren ...
Why is Lisa Irwin's Family's Lawyer Pointing the Finger at the Handyman?
COMMENTARY | A lawyer for Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin took to the airwaves today to broadcast hearsay linking handyman John "Jersey" Tanko with baby Lisa's disappearance. Lawyer John Picerno said he talked to a mother who said her daughter was with someone who said she heard Jersey tell a guy the night after the vigil for baby Lisa that he was involved. To succinctly demonstrate the nature ...
Attorney General Greg Abbot files objection to redistricting maps
Attorney General Greg Abbot filed objections to the proposed interim State House and Senate redistricting maps, Friday. The filing claims the federal court "lacks the constitutional authority to interfere" with decisions made by the State Legislature.
Attorney General Greg Abbott files objection to redistricting maps
Attorney General Greg Abbot filed objections to the proposed interim State House and Senate redistricting maps, Friday. The filing claims the federal court "lacks the constitutional authority to interfere" with decisions made by the State Legislature.
SeaWorld expert cites trainer mistake in death: lawyer
SANFORD, Fla (Reuters) - A SeaWorld expert blamed a mistake by trainer Dawn Brancheau at least in part for her 2010 drowning by a killer whale, according to a government lawyer who cited the expert's written report at a federal hearing on Friday. SeaWorld had not previously revealed its conclusion about the cause of Brancheau's death at the hearing or in the standard incident reports the company ...
MENIFEE: Search for new city attorney still on hold
A much-anticipated, job-application notice for a city attorney still isn't completed, but the Menifee City Council may have something to approve by its next meeting, according to City Manager Bill Rawlings.
MENIFEE: Search for new city attorney still on hold
A much-anticipated, job-application notice for a city attorney still isn't completed, but the Menifee City Council may have something to approve by its next meeting, according to City Manager Bill Raw
CARLSBAD: Attorney pleads not guilty to embezzlement charges
An embattled Carlsbad attorney who is temporarily barred from practicing law in California pleaded not guilty to felony charges of embezzlement, grand theft and unauthorized practice of law during a hearing Friday in Superior Court.
Texas attorney general slams voting map plan
Texas attorney general slams voting map plan Houston Chronicle Copyright 2011 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:24 p.m., Friday, November 18, 2011 Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office on Friday slammed an interim redistricting map proposed by a three-judge panel in San Antonio, saying the federal ...
Kilpatrick whistle-blower lawyer guilty of another ethical breach
Detroit— The lawyer who leaked Kwame Kilpatrick's infamous text messages has been found guilty of yet another professional breach of ethics that could boost punishments already ordered by the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board.
Attorney General: Portland officer justified in shooting
PORTLAND -- The Portland officer who shot a Veazie man in April as he tried to escape police was justified in using deadly force, Attorney General William Schneider concluded in a report released Friday.
State attorney general takes over Nodine case
FOLEY, Alabama — Former Baldwin County district attorney David Whetstone has been asked by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to serve as lead prosecutor in the Steve Nodine case.
Philippines' Arroyo challenges arrest: lawyer
The lawyer for ex-Philippine president Gloria Arroyo on Saturday challenged a court's jurisdiction to order her arrest on vote-rigging charges as she spent a second day under police guard in hospital.
Lawyer pleads: Don't publish Arroyo's mug shot
(UPDATED: 3:47 PM) A legal counsel of the Arroyos asked authorities and members of the media Saturday not to release the mug shot of the former president who is under arrest at the St. Luke's Hospital in Taguig City.
Attorney forced into wet police van
A Pietermaritzburg attorney intends to sue after he was held in the back of a police van after failing to produce his driver’s licence when he was stopped at a roadblock.
Attorney General To Sue Sky
The Attorney General is seeking leave to bring contempt proceedings against Sky News over the kidnap of British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler. Sky is accused of breaching an injunction prohibiting the publication of details of the welfare of the couple, kidnapped by Somali pirates.
Attorney to focus on prosecuting violence against Native Americans
The United States Attorney for the District of Montana announced Friday that his office would renew its focus on prosecuting misdemeanor domestic violence cases committed by non-Native American perpetrators against Native American victims.
Attorney withdraws ex-choral director’s lawsuit
TUPELO – The attorney for former Tupelo High School choral director Calvin Ellis said on Friday he would withdraw the lawsuit filed on his client’s behalf.