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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Puts Children First
COMMENTARY | Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is pragmatic and compassionate. He hosted a Child Safety Summit in Cincinnati to bring together child welfare officials, judges, foster parents and prosecutors, according to Fox 19 News. Sharing information and communicating is always a good idea, but in the wake of three violent deaths while the children were under the supervision of the Jobs and ...
Attorney Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Crack Cocaine
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A Cedar Rapids attorney pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to possession of crack cocaine.
Lawyer missing for over 4 years back in Colorado
(12-13) 11:33 PST Breckenridge, Colo. (AP) -- A lawyer suspected of stealing up to $1 million from his clients is back in Colorado. Royal "Scoop" Daniel disappeared from Breckenridge over four years ago and was arrested... Presented By: On-line Retailers: 10 Tips to Win this Holiday Season    Tip # 6: Navigation - guide consumers to the right products. Be sure to direct shoppers towards gifts ...
Lawyer returns to NJ to face charges he stole $1M
Lawyer returns to NJ to face charges he stole $1M
Awlaqi lawyer denies cleric linked to killing of Frenchman
A lawyer for radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi, accused of incitement to kill foreigners, denied Tuesday the imam was linked to the murder of a Frenchman in Yemen and said his whereabouts are unknown.
Attorney: Florida A&M band student beaten so severely during hazing she could barely walk
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An attorney for a Florida A&M band student says her client was beaten so badly in a hazing ritual that she could barely walk. Attorney B.J. Bernstein said Tuesday that freshman Bria Shante Hunter was punched in the leg and hit with spatula, notebook binders and rulers. Bernstein says Hunter believed she had no choice but to be a part of the hazing within the famed Marching ...
Lawyer says fed request could mean freedom for N.B. farmer
The lawyer for a New Brunswick farmer jailed in Lebanon for the last nine months says a request from the Canadian government could get his client released.
Sandusky lawyer's joke is X-rated
There are gaffes, and then there are super gaffes. Jerry Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola, committed the latter today while presiding at a press conference outside the Centre County Couthouse.
Missing Breckridge Attorney In Colorado Jail
The Breckenridge attorney accused of stealing $1 million from his clients returns home to jail.
Defense attorney urges jury to consider serial killer's childhood of 'endless violence'
LOS ANGELES - A defense attorney urged jurors today to consider a dozen years of "endless violence" suffered as a child by a man who could face the death penalty for strangling two women and a 15-year-old girl.
Attorney: FAMU student hazed could barely walk
A Florida A&M band member beaten so badly she could barely walk was a freshman on a full scholarship who believed she had no choice but to be a part of the hazing rituals, her attorney said Tuesday.
Sandusky backs out of hearing on sex abuse charges; Lawyer says alleged victims out for money
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky stunned a packed courtroom and backed out of a preliminary hearing at the last minute Tuesday, avoiding a face-to-face confrontation with accusers who his lawyer said were just trying to cash in by making up stories of child sex abuse. Read full article >>
State attorney general targets Texas settlement buyer
Minnesota investigating whether the firm cheated a vulnerable adult.
Sandusky lawyer gives number of gay sex hotline
Jerry Sandusky’s attorney really isn’t doing him any favors. Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant coach who has been accused of over 50 counts of sexual assault against young boys, waived his preliminary hearing this morning . His attorney, Joseph Amendola, then addressed the media in an impassioned — if horribly misguided — manner.
Famed lawyer Binns arrested for criminal mischief
Philadelphia lawyer and former Pennsylvania Boxing Commissioner James 'Jimmy' Binns is back home after being arrested Tuesday afternoon.
Attorney General investigators raid Okolona store
Agents with the Mississippi Attorney General’s office raided an Okolona business Saturday and seized items that may have been sold as designer brands but are not.
Michael McCann: Lawyer uses bizarre tactics in defense of Jerry Sandusky
Jerry Sandusky's attorney, Joe Amendola, has a difficult case ahead of him. Sandusky has been indicted on 40 counts of sex crimes against boys and the number of accusers appears to be on the rise. It is thus understandable that Amendola would adopt an aggressive, even risky, strategy to rebut the accusations. Less understandable is Amendola's choice, presumably with Sandusky's consent, to begin ...
Sandusky's attorney talks strategy
Jerry Sandusky's attorney called the decision to waive today's hearing a "tactical measure." This morning he talked to reporters about the defense strategy his team will roll out in the months ahead.
Attorney calls for independent probe into alleged Connecticut food aid fraud
HARTFORD — An attorney who said he represents 10 of the 24 state employees currently under investigation by the state has called for a halt to the probe into food stamp fraud.
Lawyer gets prison for Medicaid fraud
Stephen Rondestvedt was under court supervision from a previous fraud when he helped his boss over two years to illegally tap public funds.
State attorney general launches eCrime Unit
With California ranking among the worst states for identity theft, Attorney General Kamala Harris today announced a new unit devoted to prosecuting high-tech crimes. The eCrime Unit comprises 20 attorneys and...
Attorney calls for independent probe into alleged Connecticut food aid fraud
HARTFORD — An attorney who said he represents 10 of the 24 state employees currently under investigation by the state has called for a halt to the probe into food stamp fraud.
Attorney wants state employee fraud investigation put on hold
An attorney representing 10 state employees accused of defrauding a federal food aid program wants the investigation temporarily stopped.
Paxton evidence surfaced late, lawyer testifies
Dustin Paxton's lawyer admitted Tuesday that the Crown disclosed "voluminous" evidence to the accused torturer's defence team but said not all of it arrived in a timely fashion.
APNewsBreak: Lawyer for India couple files 1st lawsuit in Vegas sightseeing helicopter crash
LAS VEGAS — A lawyer representing a honeymooning couple from India killed in a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter crash has filed the first negligence lawsuit in the case. Attorney Gary Robb of Kansas City, Mo., tells The Associated Press he’s seeking unspecified monetary damages from tour operator Sundance Helicopters Inc. of Las Vegas for the families of 28-year-old Lovish Bhanot (LOW-vish BAH ...
Attorney General Holder Showdown on Voting Rights Law
The Justice Department may attempt to block a slew of new state laws changing requirements to vote, that’s the warning being issued tonight in speech by Attorney General Eric Holder in Texas. If– the department decides to challenge laws in more than a dozen states,...
Sandusky lawyer: Crazy like a fox or just plain crazy?
Let the critics say what they may, Joseph Amendola - the outspoken, often unorthodox attorney representing former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky - isn't one to be cowed by a little second-guessing.
Paxton evidence surfaced late, lawyer testifies
Dustin Paxton's lawyer admitted Tuesday that the Crown disclosed "voluminous" evidence to the accused torturer's defence team but said not all of it arrived in a timely fashion.
Attorney calls for independent probe into alleged Connecticut food aid fraud
HARTFORD — An attorney who said he represents 10 of the 24 state employees currently under investigation by the state has called for a halt to the probe into food stamp fraud.
U.S. Attorney Probing Allegations Of Food Stamp Fraud
Chief State's Attorney, USDA Also Investigating Since his afternoon press conference on Dec. 4, we've listened to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reveal bits and pieces of an "outrage" where state employees "may face criminal prosecution" for food stamp fraud.
Conrad Murray in Shackles, Asks for Court-Appointed Attorney
The cash-strapped Conrad Murray, who has asked for a court-appointed attorney for his appeal process, doesn't seem to be experiencing jail time like some other well-known...
U.S. Attorney Investigates Food-Stamp Fraud Allegations
Chief State's Attorney, USDA Also Investigating Since his Sunday afternoon press conference last week, we've listened to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reveal bits and pieces of an "outrage" where state employees "may face criminal prosecution" for food stamp fraud.
Conrad Murray in Shackles, Asks for Court-Appointed Attorney
The cash-strapped Conrad Murray, who has asked for a court-appointed attorney for his appeal process, doesn't seem to be experiencing jail time like some other well-known...
Attorney calls for halt of D-SNAP fraud investigations
HARTFORD — An attorney who said he represents 10 of the 24 state employees currently under investigation by the state has called for a halt to the probe into food stamp fraud.
Attorney claims investigation is retaliatory
An attorney for a former Kern County Public Defender's employee under investigation for reported misuse of the computerized Criminal Justice Information Services system said Tuesday the inquiry is in retaliation for his client's whistle blowing.
APNewsbreak: Lawyer: Jackson doc security overkill
The civil attorney for the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson says his client is coping with tight jail security and his isolation, and remains optimistic that he will win an upcoming appeal.
Sandusky's unorthodox lawyer grabs spotlight in abuse case
BELLEFONTE, Pa (Reuters) - It was expected to be a day when accusers of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky -- listed up to now in court documents only as nameless alleged Victims 1 to 10 -- would tell their stories. It ended up being a day dominated by the defense telling its side of the story, thanks to unorthodox attorney Joe Amendola. In a scene that could have come straight from ...
Attorney calls for independent probe into alleged Connecticut food aid fraud
HARTFORD — An attorney who said he represents 10 of the 24 state employees currently under investigation by the state has called for a halt to the probe into food stamp fraud.
Lawyer says Jackson doctor under tight security
The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson is coping with tight security and isolation and remains optimistic that he will win an upcoming appeal, his civil attorney said Tuesday.
APNewsbreak: Lawyer says Jackson doctor under tight security, calls measures ‘offensive’
LOS ANGELES — The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson is coping with tight security and isolation and remains optimistic that he will win an upcoming appeal, his civil attorney said Tuesday. Charles Peckham said sheriff’s deputies appear to be subjecting Conrad Murray to more security than other inmates at Men’s Central Jail and that the physician was left heavily shackled during their ...
Jerry Sandusky's lawyer inadvertently touts gay sex phone line
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A lawyer for a former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys says he didn't mean to refer to a gay sex phone line when he said anyone who believes university officials thought his client raped a 10-year-old boy and did little about it should call 1-800-REALITY.
Sandusky lawyer inadvertently touts gay sex line
A lawyer for a former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys said Tuesday he didn't mean to refer to a gay sex phone line when he said anyone who believes university officials thought his client raped a 10-year-old boy and did little about it should call 1-800-REALITY.
Attorney General investigators raid Okolona store
Agents with the Mississippi Attorney General’s office raided an Okolona business Saturday and seized items that may have been sold as designer brands but are not.
Lawyer flings even more religious slurs at judge handling company's bankruptcy case
A Minneapolis lawyer has responded to a judge's threat of a hefty fine over an insult-laden legal memorandum by filing a reply loaded with even more religious slurs than the one prompting the judge's warning.
Sandusky lawyer inadvertently touts gay sex line
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A lawyer for a former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys said Tuesday he didn't mean to refer to a gay sex phone line when he said anyone who believes university officials thought his client raped a 10-year-old boy and did little about it should call 1-800-REALITY.
Attorney General at LBJ Library calls Texas' new laws "unfair"
U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder called Texas' redistricting law "unfair" and vowed a vigorous fight before the U.S. Supreme Court.
California Attorney General Creates eCrime Unit
Attorney General Kamala Harris said the unit will be in charge of identifying and prosecuting identity theft, cybercrimes and other crimes involving the use of technology.
Sandusky Lawyer Touts Gay Sex Line
Sandusky lawyer, in comments about witness credibility, inadvertently touts gay sex phone line
Attorney General announces creation of new unit targeting cyber crimes
State Attorney General Kamala Harris was in San Jose Tuesday to announce the formation of a new unit within the California Department of Justice that will investigate and prosecute cyber crimes and other crimes involving the use of technology. The eCrime unit, comprised of 20 Department of Justice attorneys and investigators, will focus on crimes related to identity theft, cyber-stalking, fraud ...
Sandusky lawyer touts gay sex line
A lawyer for a former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys said Tuesday he didn't mean to refer to a gay sex phone line when he said anyone who believes university officials thought his client raped a 10-year-old boy and did little about it should call 1-800-REALITY.