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Attorney: 87-year-old accused of drug running will make court date
MICHIGAN CITY — The attorney for the 87-year-old Michigan City man accused of transporting 104 bricks of cocaine Oct. 21 said his client is abiding by the terms of his bond agreement and will be at his next court date in Detroit on Thursday, Nov. 10.
Ace Attorney Trailer Has Shouting, Dramatic Pointing, Objections, Wigs
Director Takashi Miike's live-action Ace Attorney adaptation has gotten its first official trailer, and its as wildly faithful to its source material as the promo shots and teaser footage would have you believe.
Attorney: Blagojevich will speak at sentencing
CHICAGO — An attorney for Rod Blagojevich says the former Illinois governor intends to address the court at his newly scheduled sentencing hearing in December.
Attorney General Outlines Sexual Abuse Claims Against Former Assistant Penn State Football Coach
After a lengthy investigation by a Pennsylvania Grand Jury – a former Penn State Football Coach has been charged after allegations he sexually abused eight minors in the span of more than a decade.
Attorney General Mark Shurtleff applies to become next U. president
SALT LAKE CITY — The search for a new president for the University of Utah took a new twist on Monday when it was confirmed that Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff threw his hat into the ring for consideration.
Holder: 'Fast and Furious' tactics will not be tolerated
Attorney General Eric Holder will testify Tuesday that the controversial tactic that allowed illegal guns to be smuggled to Mexico "should never have happened, and it must never happen again."
OpCartel Focuses on North Carolina District Attorney
In a post here on Saturday, I??reported that Barrett Brown, who has been leading what has been called OpCartel, has named Ashville, North Carolina District Attorney Ron Moore as possibly having connections to Mexican drug cartels. In another public question and answer session held on Tinychat today, Brown provided the most detail yet about the ...
OpCartel Focuses on North Carolina District Attorney
In a post here on Saturday, I reported that Barrett Brown, who has been leading what has been called OpCartel, has named Ashville, North Carolina District Attorney Ron Moore as possibly having connections to Mexican drug cartels. In another public question and answer session held on Tinychat today, Brown provided the most detail yet about the the operation and the information he has obtained ...
Attorney General calls former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky a child predator
Attorney General News Conference on Sex Abuse Charges.
Attorney General Bill Schuette trying to close Saginaw Township abortion clinic
Schuette claims evidence suggests at least half of procedures performed at clinic were abortions, which would put the clinic under more stringent regulations.
Lawyer: Deal in Monica Conyers' Lawsuit
A lawyer reports there's a tentative settlement in a civil suit that accuses jailed ex-Detroit Councilwoman Monica Conyers of forcing a nonprofit shelter to fire one of its workers because he wanted to recall her from office.
Attorney general denounces Operation Fast and Furious
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says a flawed investigation of arms traffickers called Operation Fast and Furious never should have occurred and must never happen again.
Tarrant County district attorney says squatters' affidavits are fraudulent
He says those who use adverse-possession documents could face criminal charges.
Attorney weighs in on case against PSU administrators
"If you see something, say something."  It applies to suspicious bags, but what about reports of child sex abuse?
Attorney general denounces Operation Fast and Furious
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says a flawed investigation of arms traffickers called Operation Fast and Furious never should have occurred and must never happen again.
Lawyer threatens Clover with suit
An attorney for three former Clover High School football players said the teens were unfairly suspended during a hazing investigation, and he threatened to sue if they are not allowed to finish their senior year on campus.
Beach Patrol officer's lawyer wants 'wire' recordings barred from trial
The defense lawyer for former Volusia County Beach Patrol Officer Bobby Tameris began a legal argument Monday to try to get audio recordings obtained by a woman inside his home excluded from the veteran lifeguard's trial.
Write-in candidate announces bid for Louisa Commonwealth Attorney seat
Attorney will run as write-in in Louisa John "Jack" Maus, a Louisa County resident and criminal law practitioner for the past 25 years, said he is running as a write-in candidate for the Louisa Commonwealth's Attorney position....
Defense attorney: Longmont bank manager did not stage robbery
BOULDER -- The defense attorney for a former bank manager accused of staging a robbery with a friend to steal more than $300,000 in February told a Boulder County jury on Monday that his client was not involved in the theft, but was, indeed, robbed at knifepoint by an acquaintance.
Attorney general to face Senate over gun sting
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder will go before a Senate committee on Tuesday where he will likely be asked about a botched operation that was meant to track gun smuggling to top Mexican drug cartels.
U.S. attorney to take aim at public eduction funding
The federal legal microscope that in the past zoomed in on the likes of former Allegheny County Coroner Cyril Wecht is being refocused on school corruption. U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton on Monday called schools "a target-rich environment" for fraud and said there "seems to be a lot of potential for abuse" of public education funds.
City attorney accused of ethics violation
LEAGUE CITY A resident has filed an ethics complaint accusing the city attorney, Arnold Polanco, of violating the citys ethics code.
Attorney: Some evidence of self-defense in Middleboro stabbing
The attorney for accused murderer Nicholas C. Pilalas, 26, of Soule St., said he will seek  assault-and-battery charges against a group of young men who were involved in a random encounter that turned deadly on a quiet country road.
Attorney general denounces Operation Fast and Furious
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says a flawed investigation of arms traffickers called Operation Fast and Furious never should have occurred and must never happen again.
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 denounces Operation Fast and Furious
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says a flawed investigation of arms traffickers called Operation Fast and Furious never should have occurred and must never happen again.
Holder: 'Fast and Furious' tactics will not be tolerated
Attorney General Eric Holder will testify Tuesday that the controversial tactic that allowed illegal guns to be smuggled to Mexico "should never have happened, and it must never happen again."
Michigan Attorney General seeks closure of 2 abortion clinics
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette asked an Eaton County court Monday to shutter abortion clinics in Lansing and Saginaw that he said have been operating in violation of state law.
Lawyer arrested in Operation Sandshaker suspended for failing drug test
An attorney who was arrested in a high-profile drug investigation in 2003 has been suspended from practicing law.
Attorney general denounces Operation Fast and Furious
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says a flawed investigation of arms traffickers called Operation Fast and Furious never should have occurred and must never happen again.
Lawyer acquitted of misusing Phila. minority business aid, convicted of defrauding venture firm
A federal jury Monday acquitted a Florida lawyer on charges that he misused money from a Philadelphia economic-development program but convicted him of a scheme to defraud a venture capital firm of nearly $500,000.
Bail set at $1M for Philly lawyer Kwasnik, charged with stealing from elderly clients
Philadelphia lawyer Michael Kwasnik was charged by New Jersey law enforcement authorities on Monday with stealing $1.1 million from an elderly Cherry Hill woman who had hired him to manage her funds and plan her estate.
Kenya: ICC Warns Lawyer Over Witnesses
An International Criminal Court judge has warned lawyer Katwa Kigen against disclosing confidential information that could help identify some of the witnesses the prosecutor relied on to file charges against the Ocampo Six.
Attorney Tim Edwards Reports that Advanced Bionics HiRes90K Cochlear Implant Lawsuits Allege Devices Continue to Fail ...
Lawsuits have been filed by Tennessee attorneys in federal and state courts across the country on behalf of injured persons.Memphis, TN (PRWEB) November 08, 2011 Lawsuits recently filed by Tennessee attorney Tim Edwards allege that the Advanced Bionics HiRes90k cochlear implant device manufactured with an AstroSeal feedthru continues to fail at an unprecedented rate. These cases allege a ...
Bail set at $1M for Philly lawyer Kwasnik, charged with stealing from elderly clients
Philadelphia lawyer Michael Kwasnik was charged by New Jersey law enforcement authorities on Monday with stealing $1.1 million from an elderly Cherry Hill woman who had hired him to manage her funds and plan her estate.
Says attorney took on case pro bono
The latest woman to accuse GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexually harassing her years ago renewed her claims on Tuesday morning, responding to critics who said she came forward for the money. Cain will address the allegations in a Tuesday afternoon press conference in Phoenix, Ariz.
Lawyer acquitted of misusing Phila. minority business aid, convicted of defrauding venture firm
A federal jury Monday acquitted a Florida lawyer on charges that he misused money from a Philadelphia economic-development program but convicted him of a scheme to defraud a venture capital firm of nearly $500,000.
Kenya: Lawyer Quizzed Over 'Unusual' Land Deals
A lawyer was on Monday taken to task over the manner in which he handled land transactions in Somalia.
U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn Names New Criminal Chief
Marshall L. Miller, a longtime federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, is the new head of the criminal division in the Eastern District of New York.
Phone hacking: News of the World lawyer 'suggested putting victim's solicitors under surveillance'
A lawyer working on behalf of the News of the World suggested putting two solicitors acting for phone hacking victims under surveillance to find out if they were "an item", it was disclosed last night.
Michigan Attorney General seeks closure of 2 abortion clinics
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette asked an Eaton County court Monday to shutter abortion clinics in Lansing and Saginaw that he said have been operating in violation of state law.
Lawyer: Murray 'confident' about appeal
Dr. Conrad Murray, found guilty Monday of causing Michael Jackson's death, begins his new life as an inmate in a section of the Los Angeles County jail where high-profile prisoners are kept, a jail official said.
Lawyer to sue over paper's spying
A lawyer who represents victims of phone hacking is to sue News International for damages after it was revealed the News of the World secretly spied on him.
Lawyer: Conrad Murray's 'Confident' About Appeal
Dr. Conrad Murray, found guilty Monday of causing Michael Jackson's death, begins his new life as an inmate in a section of the Los Angeles County jail where high-profile prisoners are kept, a jail official said.
Attorney General Says Fast and Furious Will 'Never Happen Again'
AG: Operation Fast and Furious flawed in concept and execution.
Lawyer: Mike Arroyo will not seek Allow Departure Order
Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel "Mike" Arroyo has no plans of asking the government for permission to go abroad, unlike his wife, former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, whose request has been denied.
Recall Election Set for York County Attorney
A recall election has been scheduled for December regarding York County Attorney Bill Sutter.
UK Internal Revenue Lawyer Probed Over Goldman Sachs Tax Deal
British MPs took the extraordinary step of interviewing Revenue & Customs’ top lawyer under oath as a row over an alleged “sweetheart” tax deal offered to Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street investment bank, intensified.
Berlin attorney disbarred for misusing trust funds
BERLIN -- State officials have disbarred longtime attorney and former County Commissioner Paul C. Ewell for misappropriation and unauthorized use of trust fund money from an escrow account.
Bail set at $1M for Philly lawyer Kwasnik, charged with stealing from elderly clients
Philadelphia lawyer Michael Kwasnik was charged by New Jersey law enforcement authorities on Monday with stealing $1.1 million from an elderly Cherry Hill woman who had hired him to manage her funds and plan her estate.