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Lawyer asks judge to endorse Blagojevich for rehab
Rod Blagojevich's attorneys have asked to have him placed in a drug abuse program when he starts his 14-year prison sentence for corruption, though they aren't saying if the former Illinois governor has a problem or if it's a legal move.
'20 Worst Charities' list released by Oregon Attorney General
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger is urging people to avoid giving to charities that spend most of their funding on telemarketing and administration.
Attorney Seeks New Judge, New Venue In MTSU Stabbing Trial
The attorney for the former MTSU student accused of stabbing her roommate to death has asked the judge to recuse himself from the case.
Influence Industry: Sudan hires its first U.S. lawyer in years, prompting protests
The Obama administration has allowed the Republic of Sudan to hire its first U.S. lawyer in years, prompting strong objections from human rights groups and some members of Congress. Bart S. Fisher, a veteran international trade lawyer, is being paid $20,000 a month by Sudan to help the strife-torn African nation in its attempts to have U.S. economic sanctions lifted and be removed from the State ...
Attorney General Bondi's 'money laundering' claim draws scrutiny
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi last week spoke of “many money laundering cases” involving the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, but now says her claim was based on one conversation she had with a detective at a party.
Attorney convicted of stealing from dead friend
A New York attorney pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1 million from the Swiss bank account of a dead family friend from the Bay Area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Igor Purlantov, 35, added his name to the...
Concord city attorney to leave
CONCORD -- City attorney Craig Labadie will leave Concord at the end of the month and begin part-time legal consultation for other Bay Area cities.Labadie has served as Concord's top attorney since 2000 and will enter semiretirement.
SC AG wants to stop parole of HomeGold's Sheppard
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson wants former HomeGold chief executive Ronnie Sheppard to be kept in prison even after being granted parole because his office didn't know about the parole hearing.
Sandusky attorney said he cut bail deal with AG
The attorney for Jerry Sandusky said today that his client waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday as part of an agreement with prosecutors to not raise his bail.
Attorney General Releases 'Worst Charities' List For 2011
Oregon's attorney general’s office has published a list of what it calls "the 20 worst charities" operating in the state.
Lawyer: James Murdoch saw hacking e-mail
LONDON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- James Murdoch, head of his father Rupert Murdoch's U.K. news operations, saw an e-mail suggesting phone hacking was widespread, a lawyer testified Wednesday.
New York's U.S. attorney returns smuggled dinnerware to Iraq
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Now that President Barack Obama has declared the war over in Iraq, it's time the country got its tableware back. And the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is happy to handle the job. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said on Wednesday that his office became aware last month that dinner and salad plates once owned by Saddam Hussein had been smuggled ...
Lawyer for SAC's Cohen: Don't call him 'Stevey'
Heated exchanges in a courtroom can take things beyond the case at hand as they did in this volley between lawyers for SAC Capital boss Steven Cohen and Canadian insurer Fairfax Financial Holdings. See for yourself
Sandusky lawyer waived preliminary hearing to avoid bail hike
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The attorney for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said on Wednesday that he waived the right to a preliminary hearing in the child sexual abuse case to stop prosecutors from asking for a bail increase that could send his client back to jail.
Lawyer: Jet crash victims should get $56M
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The family of four people killed when a Marine fighter jet crashed into their California home should get $56 million in compensation, lawyers said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Aid to U.S. should mean no jail
Yves Benhamou, a French doctor who passed information on drug trials to FrontPoint Partners LLC fund manager Joseph F. "Chip" Skowron, deserves to be sentenced to time served for aiding the U.S., his lawyer said.
Sandusky lawyer waived preliminary hearing to avoid bail hike
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The attorney for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said on Wednesday that he waived the right to a preliminary hearing in the child sexual abuse case to stop prosecutors from asking for a bail increase that could send his client back to jail.
Cook County state's attorney graduates offenders from alternative prosecution program
Jose Lopez admits that he made "a dumb mistake" when he was charged with retail theft in March. Court records show he was accused of stealing nearly $4,000 worth of goods from an Austin neighborhood Wal-Mart where he was working.
District attorney seeks do-over of recent murder conviction
Evidence of deals with top witnesses turns up after sentencing
Attorney says little evidence links client to arson at topless coffee shop
Raymond Bellavance's trial begins with the introduction of evidence, including a gas can found at the scene.
Attorney General to seek maximum penalty for Block Jr.
The New Mexico attorney general says Jerome Block Jr. has run out of chances.
Attorney General to seek maximum penalty for Block Jr.
The New Mexico attorney general says Jerome Block Jr. has run out of chances.
Lawyer admits insider trading
Lawyer Matthew Kluger pleaded guilty to stealing corporate merger tips from four law firms to fuel an insider-trading scheme that prosecutors said generated $37 million in illegal profits. Kluger, was the third defendant to plead guilty, admitting in federal court in Newark, NJ, that he stole nonpublic data on about...
City attorney seeks to limit testimony from advisory boards
City Attorney Geno Zamora says members of quasi-judicial city boards should not testify before the City Council when it considers appeals from those boards.
Attorney: Feds inconsistent on medical pot
A federal defense attorney in Helena is saying that his client should be immune from federal prosecution in a medical marijuana case and was deprived of his due process rights because of selective prosecution by the government.
Attorney convicted of stealing from dead friend
A New York attorney pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1 million from the Swiss bank account of a dead family friend from the Bay Area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Igor Purlantov, 35, added his name to the...
Attorney describes brutal beating in FAMU hazing
Atlanta — The fallout from the death of a Florida A&M University drum major broadened Wednesday to nearly two dozen high schools in Georgia, where marching band activities were suspended over concerns of "inappropriate physical activity" between band mates.
Oklahoma attorney general will appeal EPA ruling on reducing pollution
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt promised to appeal a new ruling issued Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency that is designed to reduce haze and improve visibility in national parks and ...
Defense attorney in Madden case says judge can't be fair
An attorney representing a former MTSU student has accused the presiding judge in the case of lacking impartiality.
District Attorney Fires Deputy Romantically Linked To Judge
District Attorney David Roger has fired the prosecutor who became romantically involved with Family Court Judge Steven Jones while regularly appearing before the judge. Roger on Wednesday would not discuss Lisa Willardson's firing other than to say, "She's
Attorney general releases list of 20 worst charities in state
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger has released a list of the 20 worst charities that operate in Oregon.
Lawyer says Attica guard eager to clear name
The lawyer for Eric Hibsch, one of four indicted in an attack on an inmate, says evidence presented to the grand jury needs to be reviewed.
City attorney's suit over condom measure called 'anti-democratic'
A fight is brewing at L.A. City Hall over whether voters can legally consider a ballot measure that would make adult film actors wear condoms during filming within city limits.
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.
Stroz Friedberg Appoints Former Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey Rabkin as Vice President
SAN FRANCISCO , Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global digital risk management and investigations firm Stroz Friedberg today announced that Jeffrey Rabkin has joined the firm as Vice President in the company's ...
Prosecutors rebuke version of events stated by Jerry Sandusky's attorney
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - If defense attorney Joseph Amendola wants a smooth relationship with prosecutors in the criminal...
Lawyer denies asking Brunwick judge to help his nephew
Brunswick attorney Jim Bishop denies asking embattled Chief Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams to give his nephew favorable treatment and allow him to enter Williams' drug court.
Lawyer Lyle Howe chooses jury trial
Lyle Howe, a defence lawyer in Halifax, elected trial by judge and jury Thursday on a sexual assault charge.
Attorney for Bobby Dodd says former youth basketball coach denies sex abuse claims
The attorney for former youth basketball coach Bobby Dodd said today that Dodd "emphatically states he's not guilty of any" of the allegations from former players that surfaced in an ESPN investigation Friday.
Lawyer wants new trial for spree killer
Defense argues man's confession was forced - should not have been played at trial
Lawyer says Attica guard eager to clear name
The lawyer for Eric Hibsch, one of four indicted in an attack on an inmate, says evidence presented to the grand jury needs to be reviewed.
Mintz Levin Attorney Marilyn Newman Appointed Officer of NAIOP Massachusetts
Marilyn Newman, an attorney in the Environmental Section of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has been named Assistant Vice President of Government Affairs of NAIOP Massachusetts, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.
APNewsBreak: Attorney says ex-AAU chief innocent
An attorney for a former president of the Amateur Athletic Union says his client is innocent in accusations of child molestation.
Attorney: Ex-AAU chief innocent of abuse claims
An attorney for a former president of the Amateur Athletic Union says his client is innocent in accusations of child molestation. ESPN reported last week that two former basketball players have accused Bobby Dodd of molesting them as children in the 1980s. Memphis attorney Steve Farese Sr. met with Dodd in Orlando on Wednesday.
Attorney says ex-AAU chief innocent
An attorney for a former president of the Amateur Athletic Union says his client is innocent in accusations of child molestation.
Attorney: Sandusky Taught Boys Hygiene
A defense attorney for accused child molester Jerry Sandusky has claimed that the former Penn State assistant football coach showered with young boys in order to teach them how to wash properly.
Lawyer denies asking Brunswick judge to help his nephew
Brunswick attorney Jim Bishop denies asking embattled Chief Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams to give his nephew favorable treatment and allow him to enter Williams' drug court.
Country singer Rodney Atkins files for divorce, attorney denies assault in statement
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rodney Atkins has filed for divorce and his attorney denied Thursday the country singer assaulted his wife last month. Atkins was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with domestic assault. His wife, Tammy Jo Atkins, told police that after a night of heavy drinking he assaulted her and tried to suffocate her with a pillow. Attorney Rose Palermo said in a statement the allegations of ...
District Attorney: More charges to come soon for Royal "Scoop" Daniel
With his ankles in shackles and dressed in a black-and-white striped uniform, Royal "Scoop" Daniel appeared in court Thursday morning to be formally advised of his charges.
Attorney: Ex-AAU head innocent of allegations
An attorney for the former Amateur Athletic Union President Bobby Dodd said Thursday his client is innocent of allegations that he molested two children in the 1980s.