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NH attorney general wants probe of legislators involved in ‘birther’ fracas
The New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission denied a request last Friday by California attorney Orly Taitz and several state legislators to strike President Barack Obama’s name from state ballots, eliciting raw emotion from those present.
Lawyer: Don’t let charity founded by ex-Penn State coach in sex abuse scandal dissolve assets
PITTSBURGH — A lawyer says a charity founded by a former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys shouldn’t be allowed to dissolve its assets. Harrisburg lawyer Ben Andreozzi represents someone who claims to be a victim of Jerry Sandusky. The Legal Intelligencer newspaper ( (link) 13lQNt) reported Wednesday that Andreozzi filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against ...
Lawyer: Don't let Sandusky charity dissolve assets
A lawyer says a charity founded by a former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys shouldn't be allowed to dissolve its assets.
Lawyer: Don't let Sandusky charity dissolve assets
A lawyer says a charity founded by a former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys shouldn't be allowed to dissolve its assets. Harrisburg lawyer Ben Andreozzi represents someone who claims to be a victim of Jerry Sandusky. The Legal Intelligencer newspaper ( (link) 13lQNt) reported Wednesday that Andreozzi filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against...
Williamson County Attorney Jana Duty reprimanded by State Bar
Williamson County Attorney Jana Duty reprimanded by State Bar
Oakland deputy city attorney named U.S. magistrate
OAKLAND -- Deputy City Attorney Kandis Westmore, a veteran law and motion lawyer in the City Attorney's Office, has been appointed to serve as the U.S.
Commonwealth's Attorney's office: Cooper shooting 'justified'
The Commonwealth's Attorney's office said Wednesday that the police shooting death of a Hampton man was justified.
Sandusky lawyer: New abuse claims unfounded
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys for more than 15 years faces two new claims of child sexual abuse, but both are unfounded, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Lawyer: Sandusky family member alleges abuse
The attorney representing Jerry Sandusky said at least one new investigation by Centre County Childr
Sandusky denies new child-abuse allegations, attorney says
Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky denied Wednesday two new allegations of child abuse that authorities are investigating, his attorney said.
Mokbel warrants may be invalid- lawyer
A lawyer for Tony Mokbel has told a court that search warrants used to obtain evidence may be invalid.
Pa. lawyer appeals gov.'s death warrant
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- An attorney for a man on Pennsylvania's death row said the governor shouldn't have signed a death warrant for his client and he's renewing the appeals process.
Sandusky lawyer; new abuse claims result of family turmoil, another a copycat
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys for more than 15 years faces two new claims of child sexual abuse, but both are unfounded, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Attorney for condemned Garfield murderer challenges death warrant
Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a death warrant for Kenneth Hairston, a Garfield resident convicted of killing his wife and autistic son in 2001. An attorney for Mr. Hairston is asking for a stay, saying that a local judge just reopened the appeals process. Although the execution is set for Jan. 18, Pennsylvania hasn't executed anyone since Philadelphia mass murderer Gary Heidnik in 1999.
Sandusky lawyer: Two new claims, one by family, both unfounded
A former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys for more than 15 years faces two new claims of child sexual abuse, but both are unfounded, his lawyer told the Associated Press on Wednesday.
Lawyer: Freed man could still be guilty
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Lawyers for two South Florida police agencies say a man who spent 26 years in prison for rape and murder before he was cleared by DNA could be guilty.
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.
Attorney general takes over investigation of Judge-elect Sobeck
The investigation of an alleged incident involving Robert Sobeck, recently elected to serve as a district judge in Whitpain, is being referred to the state attorney general’s office by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office. That’s according to Kevin Steele, the county’s first assistant district attorney.
Mokbel warrants may be invalid - lawyer
A lawyer for Tony Mokbel says search warrants used to obtain evidence against him may be invalid.
Lawyer: 2 new claims unfounded
STATE COLLEGE — Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former Penn State football defensive coordinator faces two new claims of child sexual abuse, but that both are unfounded.
Attorney for 3 Ramapo villages suspended on misconduct claim
An attorney who worked for three villages in Ramapo has been suspended from practicing law in New York and is facing a misconduct charge, according to a state Supreme Court decision.
District attorney won't file charges against Denver Broncos Ryan McBean in alleged stalking case
The Denver district attorney declined to file charges against Broncos defensive tackle Ryan McBean, who was arrested Oct. 14 on a stalking allegation and released the next morning after posting a $50,000 bond.
Kuwait holds 24 over parliament storming: lawyer
Kuwait on Thursday remanded in custody 24 opposition activists pending further investigation on charges they stormed the parliament building last week, their lawyer said.
Lawyer: US students held in Egypt freed
A court in Egypt has ordered the release of three American students arrested during the unrest in Cairo, NBC News has confirmed.
Attorney says Adkinson may avoid trial
WOBURN -- After spending more than a decade behind bars, one of the state's most notorious alleged child abusers could be free by Christmas.
Attorney says Adkinson may avoid trial
WOBURN -- After spending more than a decade behind bars, one of the state's most notorious alleged child abusers could be free by Christmas.
Attorney names new SME trustee
A Livingston attorney, Lee A. Freeman Jr., is expected to be appointed Monday as trustee for the bankrupt Southern Montana Electric Generation & Transmission Cooperative.
Russian probe against dead lawyer extended
Russian investigators on Thursday declined to close a probe against a Russian lawyer who died in jail of an untreated illness, extending the investigation by another two months despite his family's pleas to end it.
Investigation against Russian lawyer who died in jail extended despite his family’s pleas
MOSCOW — Russian investigators on Thursday declined to close a probe against a Russian lawyer who died in jail of an untreated illness, extending the investigation by another two months despite his family’s pleas to end it. Sergei Magnitsky died of an untreated pancreatitis in November 2009 after spending almost a year in a Moscow jail on tax evasion charges. Investors working in Russia have ...
Attorney General agents continue absentee ballot investigation
Agents from the state Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office spent Monday and Tuesday in Lawrence County continuing the investigation into a possible attempt of voter fraud in the 2010 general election.
Lawyer: Egypt To Release Three American Students
The students who attend the American University in Cairo were arrested after allegedly throwing firebombs at security forces fighting with protesters in Tahrir Square. The news comes as police and protesters agreed to a truce negotiated by Muslim clerics.
Lawyer: Egypt To Release Three American Students
The students who attend the American University in Cairo were arrested after allegedly throwing firebombs at security forces fighting with protesters in Tahrir Square. The news comes as police and protesters agreed to a truce negotiated by Muslim clerics.
District attorney battles police chief in Syracuse sex abuse probe
The investigation into claims that a Syracuse assistant basketball coach molested young boys is at a standstill as law enforcement officials find themselves at odds.
Video: Sandusky's lawyer denies two new sex abuse claims
A lawyer for former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is denying two new claims of sexual abuse, one of which allegedly involving a grandchild. KPIX-TV's Anna Werner reports.
Anti-bullying law pushed by MN Attorney General
Minnesota's Attorney General is calling on the Minnesota Legislature to enact a bill to address the growing problem of school bullying.
Detained Student’s Attorney Discusses Client’s Release From Egypt
The attorney for Drexel University student, Gregory Porter, is speaking out today about securing his client's release in Egypt.
Attorney general takes over investigation of Judge-elect Sobeck
The investigation of an alleged incident involving Robert Sobeck, recently elected to serve as a district judge in Whitpain, is being referred to the state attorney general’s office by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office. That’s according to Kevin Steele, the county’s first assistant district attorney.
U.S. Attorney in Manhattan Is Said to Name New Criminal Chief
Preet Bharara, the United States attorney, has decided to appoint Lorin L. Reisner, the S.E.C.'s deputy director of enforcement, to head the criminal division, according to two people familiar with the decision.
Attorney investigates truck that Vidor girls were riding in during fatal crash
Attorney investigates truck that Vidor girls were riding in during fatal crash Beaumont Enterprise Copyright 2011 Beaumont Enterprise. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 04:50 p.m., Monday, November 21, 2011 The attorney for a Vidor man whose daughter was killed in a single-vehicle accident last weekend joined investigators ...
Sarasota lawyer to be disbarred
A Sarasota lawyer will be disbarred after he misappropriated more than $200,000 from a series of
Attorney speaks before trial of doctor accused in child's death
A once-respected pediatrician will be on trial next week, accused of killing her adopted 4-year-old daughter. Dr. Deborah Mark was charged in July 2010 with first-degree murder and multiple counts of aggravated child abuse.
Turbo Tax Defense Works for Patent Attorney
This is the first instance I have noted of the "Turbo-tax" defense working against penalties. Kurt Olsen was a patent attorney working for the Department of Energy.  He had been preparing the joint return for himself and his wife using commercial software.  2007 was a special year:
Attorney RuBane announces bid for judge
BROWNSVILLE — Attorney Rebecca RuBane has announced her bid for judge of the state 404th Judicial District in the 2012 Democratic Party Primary.RuBane, of Laguna Vista, is seeking the position after practicing law in the Rio Grande Valley for...
Republican to run for state’s attorney
MORRISON – Morrison attorney Ron Kallemeyn is the first Republican to announce a bid for Whiteside County state’s attorney in 2012. This week, Kallemeyn, 43, revealed his intentions at a meeting of the Whiteside County Republican Party.
French lawyer takes centre stage in Cambodian court
Lawyer Jacques Verges has defended some of the world's most notorious figures, from Carlos the Jackal to Slobodan Milosevic. Now at 86 he has added a Khmer Rouge genocide suspect to his resume.
Jonesboro attorney inducted into service chapter
A Jonesboro attorney, and former Clayton County assistant district attorney, has been inducted into the Distinguished Service Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
Lincoln attorney censured
LINCOLN -- A Lincoln attorney has been censured by the Illinois Supreme Court for preparing a will that gave his wife a substantial bequest.  
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.
Attorney general takes over investigation of Judge-elect Sobeck
The investigation of an alleged incident involving Robert Sobeck, recently elected to serve as a district judge in Whitpain, is being referred to the state attorney general’s office by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office. That’s according to Kevin Steele, the county’s first assistant district attorney.
Angola: Deputy Attorney General Expected in Benguela
The Deputy Attorney General of Angola, Pascoal António Joaquim, will pay on Friday a two-day working visit to the central Benguela province, aimed at checking the functioning and organisation of the sector in the region.