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New Jersey Attorney General Dow Leaving Post to Take Port Authority Role
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he asked Attorney General Paula Dow to step down to take a temporary regulatory role at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which he accused of “gross mismanagement.”
Sandusky lawyer: No plea deal in works
Former Penn State assistant coach will face some of his accusers Tuesday, his lawyer says.
Attorney Asks Judge to Drop Final Charge
The attorney for a suspended Monroe County Sheriff's deputy who was charged with rape is now asking that the final charge against her be dismissed. Catherine McLaughlin was facing 15 counts, including rape, after she was accused of having sex with an inmate in the Monroe County jail.
Ferguson's lawyer says FBI seized Kilpatrick pal's college fund for kids
Gerald Evelyn, Ferguson's attorney, told the Free Press that roughly $26,000 recently seized by the FBI from a bank account in Texas was college money for Ferguson's two children. Evelyn said the money has "absolutely no connection" to the racketeering case pending against Ferguson here, or to Ferguson's longtime friend and co-defendant, ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Ferguson's lawyer says FBI seized Kilpatrick pal's college fund for kids
Gerald Evelyn, Ferguson's attorney, told the Free Press that roughly $26,000 recently seized by the FBI from a bank account in Texas was college money for his client's two children. He said the money has "absolutely no connection" to the racketeering case pending against Ferguson here, or to Ferguson's longtime friend and co-defendant, ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Lawyer: No plea talks on eve of Sandusky hearing
On the eve of a key court hearing, Jerry Sandusky's lawyer said that no plea negotiations have been held and that the former Penn State assistant football coach is looking forward to facing his accusers in the child sex-abuse case.
Lawyer: Sandusky looking forward to facing accusers
A lawyer for former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky said the 67-year-old is looking forward to facing his accusers.
Sandusky's lawyer says no plea deal coming before hearing
PHILADELPHIA — On the eve of a key court hearing, Jerry Sandusky's lawyer said that no plea negotiations have been held and that the former Penn State assistant football coach is looking forward to facing his accusers in the child sex-abuse case. As many as 10 young men could testify ...
Lawyer: No plea talks for Sandusky leading up to evidence hearing
PHILADELPHIA - Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says no plea negotiations have been made leading up to a key court hearing and that the former Penn State assistant football coach is looking forward to facing his accusers in the child sex-abuse case.
Lawyer: No plea talks before Sandusky hearing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- On the eve of a key court hearing, Jerry Sandusky's lawyer said that no plea negotiations have been held and that the former Penn State assistant football coach is looking forward to facing his accusers in the child sex-abuse case.
N.J. Attorney General Dow Will Leave Post for Port Authority
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he asked Attorney General Paula Dow to step down to take a temporary regulatory role at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which he accused of “gross mismanagement.”
DA says he didn't interview Syracuse ex-assistant
A New York district attorney said Monday he hadn't interviewed a fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach accused of sexual abuse or his wife because of an ongoing federal investigation. Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick made the comment during an hour-long online chat with readers of the Syracuse Post-Standard about his review of allegations against former...
Missouri attorney general files suit against Gridiron Fantasy Sports
Company failed to pay consumers prizes they had been promised, AG says
Afghan rape victim still in jail despite pardon: lawyer
An Afghan woman who was jailed for adultery after being raped remains in prison more than 10 days after President Hamid Karzai ordered her release, her lawyer said on Monday.
Lawyer: No Plea Talks For Sandusky
On the eve of a key court hearing, Jerry Sandusky's lawyer said that no plea negotiations have been held and that the former Penn State assistant football coach is looking forward to facing his accusers in the child sex-abuse case.
Lawyer: Sandusky Just Misunderstood
The attorney for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says his client is just misunderstood when he talks about his love for children.
Sandusky's lawyer says it's all about the money
Jerry Sandusky's lawyer tells NBC News his client's accusers are simply out for a big payday.
High Honors for Buffalo U.S. Attorney's Office Staff
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph M. Guerra III, Mary K. Roach and Richard A. Resnick have each received a 2011 Director's Award presented by the Executive Office for United States Attorneys.
Attorney says Widmer could win 4th trial
Attorneys for Ryan Widmer filed an appeal Monday claiming the bathtub was seized illegally and several other errors violated his constitutional rights. A Cincinnati attorney says some of the points could win Widmer a 4th trial.
DA says he didn't interview Syracuse ex-assistant
A New York district attorney said Monday he hadn't interviewed a fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach accused of sexual abuse or his wife because of an ongoing federal investigation.
NY district attorney says he hasn’t interviewed Bernie Fine, defers to federal sex-abuse probe
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A New York district attorney said Monday he hadn’t interviewed a fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach accused of sexual abuse or his wife because of an ongoing federal investigation. Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick made the comment during an hour-long online chat with readers of the Syracuse Post-Standard about his review of allegations ...
McClelland wanted to stay as Attorney-General
Departing AG says serving in role was an honour. 13 Dec 2011 7:33 AM
US scammer begins 2-week lawyer grilling
To avoid possibly dying in prison, convicted pyramid schemer Scott Rothstein is naming names and pledging to tell the complete truth about who else was involved in the $1.2 billion fraud, attorneys said Monday.
Lawyer who died under train lived as a woman
A successful human rights lawyer who lived as a woman outside work was pushed under a Tube train by a preoperative transsexual whom he had befriended, a court heard.
Attorney General asks for more time for state, federal candidates to file to run for office
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is seeking immediate clarification from the three-judge panel in San Antonio regarding the candidate filing period for the 2012 Texas Senate, Texas House of Represen
Missouri Attorney General Sues Fantasy Football Company
(Jefferson City, MO) -- There is pigskin controversy afoot in Missouri and it has nothing to do with the Chiefs for the Rams.
DA Says He Didn't Interview Syracuse Ex-Assistant
NY district attorney says he hasn't interviewed Bernie Fine, defers to federal sex-abuse probe
Attorney General Paula Dow Leaving For Port Aurthority And Nominated To Be a Judge
New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow is resigning.
Lawyer: 'Disturbing' things expected at Sandusky hearing
Starting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, witnesses will begin to testify in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse preliminary hearing.
Lawyer: No plea talks for Sandusky ahead of prelim
PHILADELPHIA — On the eve of a key court hearing, Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer said that no plea negotiations have been held and that the former Penn State assistant football coach is looking forward to facing his accusers in the child sex-abuse case.
Lawyer: No plea talks for Sandusky ahead of prelim
PHILADELPHIA — On the eve of a key court hearing, Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer said that no plea negotiations have been held and that the former Penn State assistant football coach is looking forward to facing his accusers in the child sex-abuse case.
Attorney seeks 4th trial for man convicted of killing wife in tub
MIDDLETOWN — An attorney representing Ryan Widmer filed an appeal Monday in the 12th District Court of Appeals to overturn the convicted killer’s conviction and grant him a fourth trial.Attorney Michele Berry says in the appeal that the bathtub, the key piece of evidence in Widmer’s three murder trials in Warren County Common Pleas Court, was improperly seized and should never have been used at ...
Attorney seeks 4th trial for man convicted of killing wife in tub
MIDDLETOWN — An attorney representing Ryan Widmer filed an appeal Monday in the 12th District Court of Appeals to overturn the convicted killer’s conviction and grant him a fourth trial.Attorney Michele Berry says in the appeal that the bathtub, the key piece of evidence in Widmer’s three murder trials in Warren County Common Pleas Court, was improperly seized and should never have been used at ...
Soldier’s attorney responds to police
The attorney for a Bogalusa man charged with attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in relation to a post-Thanksgiving shooting outside a local nightclub claims that his client was not attempting to elude police when he reported for duty at Fort Campbell in Kentucky days after the incident.
Attorney general joins fight against water rate hike
ROCKFORD — The state attorney general’s office has joined an effort requesting that the Illinois Commerce Commission reconsider water rate increases in three Illinois communities, including Cherry Valley Township.
Missing Breckenridge attorney being extradited back to Colorado
BRECKENRIDGE - Royal "Scoop" Daniel, the Breckenridge attorney who vanished in 2007 and is accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from clients, is headed back to Colorado.
Lawyer arrested in Occupy protest at Port Hueneme
It didn't take long for Frank Chimienti to become the first and, so far, only person to be arrested at Monday's Occupy protest at the Port of Hueneme. Within an hour of joining protesters picketing outside the deep-water port, he...
Attorney: Delay Malloy Food Stamp Hearings
Officer Put On Administrative Duty HARTFORD — Insisting that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is rushing to judgment, an attorney is asking the state to declare a moratorium on all disciplinary hearings on the potential firings of state employees suspected of fraudulently receiving food stamp benefits after Tropical Storm Irene.
Sacramento attorney drops charges against 9 protesters
SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento City Attorney's office dropped the charges against nine occupy Sacramento protestors Monday afternoon.
Gangland lawyer's ex-partner charged with murder
The former partner of gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson has faced the Melbourne Magistrate's Court, charged with murder.
Paxton's lawyer testifies at stay hearing
Dustin Paxton's lawyer accuses the Crown of withholding pertinent evidence in the case against the accused torturer.
Attorney: More to come in faked rape case
SACRAMENTO - An attorney representing the prison psychologist charged with staging a rape and robbery in her home says there's more to the story than has been reported.
Soldier’s attorney responds to police
The attorney for a Bogalusa man charged with attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in relation to a post-Thanksgiving shooting outside a local nightclub claims that his client was not attempting to elude police when he reported for duty at Fort Campbell in Kentucky days after the incident.
Attorney-General Roxon’s to-do list
Nicola Roxon's appointment as Australia's first female Attorney-General presents several opportunities to address issues handled poorly by Robert McClelland. Read more on the blog...
Gangland lawyer's ex charged with murder
THE former partner of gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson has appeared in court today charged with murder.
Attorney General settles Park City lawn-mowing complaint
PARK CITY — No case is too small for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan ’s office, it seems.Case in point: Last summer, a group of tenants from Judy Street approached the City Council in Park City complaining about their landlord overcharging them for having their grass cut.The residents live in a manufactured home park, one of four in Park City, where postage stamp-sized lots are the rule ...
Paxton's defence lawyer testifies Crown delayed disclosing evidence
A lawyer representing a man accused of torturing and sexually assaulting his male roommate levelled serious accusations against the Crown Monday for delaying disclosure of evidence and mishandling a key witness.
Paxton's lawyer testifies at stay hearing
Dustin Paxton's lawyer accuses the Crown of withholding pertinent evidence in the case against the accused torturer.
NJ attorney general nominated for judgeship
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Monday shuffled his Cabinet, naming Attorney General Paula Dow his nominee for Superior Court judge in Essex County and his chief counsel, Jeff Chiesa, to take her place. Both Christie picks must be confirmed by the state Senate.
Attorney Lunsford suspended by N.M. Supreme Court
By Martha Mauritson Current-Argus Managing Editor CARLSBAD — The attorney accused of abandoning his clients and his Carlsbad law practice has been suspended by the N.