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Attorney says former AAU head Dodd is "no pedophile"
NASHVILLE, Tenn (Reuters) - An attorney for former Amateur Athletic Union president Robert "Bobby" Dodd said on Friday his client is "no pedophile" and is "devastated" by the allegations of sexual abuse against him. "Bobby is no pedophile," defense attorney Steve Farese told Reuters in a telephone interview. "I'm as positive as I can be of that." Dodd has been accused by two former youth ...
Bradley Manning’s attorney in WikiLeaks case seeks presiding officer’s recusal
The military pretrial hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning opened contentiously Friday, with his defense attorney arguing that the presiding officer lacked the impartiality to render fair judgment in a case growing out of the release of a trove of government secrets to WikiLeaks last year. Manning, 23, could face the death penalty or life in prison if he goes to trial and is found guilty of all ...
Attorney Weighs In On McQueary’s Testimony
Former Penn State administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz will stand trial on perjury charges; they are accused of lying to a grand jury investigating former football coach Jerry Sandusky. But will those charges hold up at trial? The government's case revolves around the testimony of assistant football coach Mike McQueary and his accounts were taken to task Friday in court.
Lawyer in Hot Water After Courtroom Bait-and-Switch Stunt
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It seems like something out of a bad television court drama, but a metro lawyer may...
Attorney of Cook Co. Shooting Suspect Recalls Ordeal
Attorney John Lillie III, the suspect's attorney, is being credited with saving lives in Thursday's courthouse shooting in Grand Marais. "I walked out of conference door to see him with a gun," said Lillie III "It was surreal. It was a bad movie."
Attorney Russo takes charge of finances at The Westerly Hospital
Westerly - The attorney in charge of guiding The Westerly Hospital through receivership to financial stability has taken charge of the hospital's assets, cash accounts and accounts receivable, and
Attorney general Fatal Pelham police shooting justified
CONCORD ? Attorney General Michael Delaney released a report Friday saying the actions of police were justified when they fatally shot a man during a standoff in Pelham Oct. 22.
District Attorney Sorting Out Fondling Allegations
The Hinds County District Attorney's Office is trying to sort out fondling allegations against a Green Elementary School teacher in Jackson, but the district attorney says there's been a communication problem among the agencies involved.
Longtime Jackson lawyer dies
Longtime lawyer Sam Wilkins has died.
Attorney general: shooting justified
Man led police on two-state chase A Massachusetts man who was shot and killed by the police in Pelham updated his Facebook page during the October standoff, writing "I'm ending my life rite now," the New Hampshire attorney general's office said yesterday. Alberto Pagan, 21, of Dracut, Mass., died Oct. 22 after assaulting his ex-girlfriend in Massachusetts, leading police on a two-state chase and ...
Texas Attorney General Receives Shared Hope International's Pathbreaker Award for his Human Trafficking Prevention ...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was recognized by Shared Hope International for his efforts to combat human trafficking.
NFL roundup: Attorney says Sam Hurd had no NFL clients
The attorney for Sam Hurd said Friday that his client had never sold drugs to other NFL players, hoping to put any rumors to rest as the wide receiver without a team prepares to fight federal drug charges that could put him in jail for 40 years.
Connecticut Criminal Defense Attorney Launches New Website
Connecticut Criminal Lawyer, Jonathan R. Sills, publishes new website to assist those accused of crimes in finding an experienced criminal defense lawyer to defend them.Hartford, CT (PRWEB) December 17, 2011 Attorney Jonathan R. Sills practices exclusively in criminal and motor vehicle matters all across Connecticut. He regularly appears in courthouses throughout the State to defend the rights ...
NFL roundup: Attorney says Sam Hurd had no NFL clients
The attorney for Sam Hurd said Friday that his client had never sold drugs to other NFL players, hoping to put any rumors to rest as the wide receiver without a team prepares to fight federal drug charges that could put him in jail for 40 years.
No stranger to controversy, Sandusky's lawyer still well-regarded by colleagues
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Joseph Amendola stood in front of a mass of local, state, and national reporters gathered outside the Centre County courthouse Tuesday and appeared at ease.
Pa. deputy attorney general cites PSU 'inaction'
A graduate student waited a day after allegedly seeing a child being sexually assaulted on Penn State's campus before telling his supervisor, football coach Joe Paterno.
Attorney: Wide receiver Hurd didn't sell drugs to NFL players
CHICAGO - The attorney for Sam Hurd said Friday that his client had never sold drugs to other NFL players, hoping to put any rumors to rest as the wide receiver without a team prepares to fight federal drug charges that could put him in jail for 40 years.
Attorney: Former Judge Richard Baumgartner could be witness
If a convicted rapist is forced to put the man who sent him to prison on trial to win a do-over, that judge will be at the top of the witness list, his attorney said in a motion filed Friday.
Nevada Attorney General Issues Fraud Accusation
Nevada's attorney general has accused the nation's largest lender services company, Lender Processing Services Inc., of participating in a widespread fraud involving robo-signings and other deceptive practices. Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said
Local lawyer saves woman's reputation
A Vancouver lawyer concerned about the treatment a Kamloops woman experienced on a U.S.-based website has found a way to have the offensive material removed.
Attorney: Bears' Hurd didn't sell drugs to NFL players
CHICAGO (AP) -- The attorney for Sam Hurd said Friday that his client had never sold drugs to other NFL players, hoping to put any rumors to rest as the wide receiver without a team prepares to fight federal drug charges that could put him in jail
Attorney: Bears' Hurd didn't sell drugs to NFL players
CHICAGO (AP) -- The attorney for Sam Hurd said Friday that his client had never sold drugs to other NFL players, hoping to put any rumors to rest as the wide receiver without a team prepares to fight federal drug charges that could put him in jail for 40 years. Less than an hour after Hurd was cut by the Chicago Bears, defense attorney Brett Greenfield told reporters that his client planned to ...
Manning lawyer accuses judge
Eighteen months after his arrest, Bradley Manning appears in court and asserts proceedings are biased.
Lawyer for Wiki accused attacks judge
FORT MEADE, Maryland: With his small frame draped in the digitised fatigues of the US Army and his eyes blinking slowly behind thick glasses, the man accused of the largest intelligence leak in American history has appeared in court for the first time.
Lawyer for Wiki accused attacks judge
FORT MEADE, Maryland: With his small frame draped in the digitised fatigues of the US Army and his eyes blinking slowly behind thick glasses, the man accused of the largest intelligence leak in American history has appeared in court for the first time.
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.
Manning lawyer accuses judge
Eighteen months after his arrest, Bradley Manning appears in court and asserts proceedings are biased.
Manning Lawyer Fails to Boot Hearing Judge
Court denies defense's request to remove judge in Wikileaks case after allegations of bias
Plaintiffs' lawyer rejects PG&E's blast mea culpa
Attorneys for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. admitted in a court filing Friday that a defective weld on a gas transmission line caused the deadly San Bruno blast last year, but the mea culpa did not satisfy victims'...
Lawyer for Wiki accused attacks judge
FORT MEADE, Maryland: With his small frame draped in the digitised fatigues of the US Army and his eyes blinking slowly behind thick glasses, the man accused of the largest intelligence leak in American history has appeared in court for the first time.
Lawyer says Occupy Houston shooter wanted 'suicide by cop'
Lawyer says Occupy Houston shooter wanted 'suicide by cop' HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 09:28 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2011 Joshua Anthony Twohig, the 21-year-old Houston man who was shot by police after shooting into the air at a downtown Occupy Houston rally last ...
Lawyer for Wiki accused attacks judge
FORT MEADE, Maryland: With his small frame draped in the digitised fatigues of the US Army and his eyes blinking slowly behind thick glasses, the man accused of the largest intelligence leak in American history has appeared in court for the first time.
Attorney’s victims and their animals evicted from Whidbey home
A Central Whidbey couple who say they were swindled out of tens of thousands of dollars by a Freeland attorney was evicted from their home last Friday, along with six dogs and a small herd of horses. They are now turning to the community for help so they can continue to care for their family of misfit, aging and disabled animals.
Local attorney wins Defender Award
The following is a press release from the Massachusetts Bar Association:The Massachusetts Bar Association will honor Medford resident and Somerville...
Lawyer takes a trek through patent process
While a kitchen strainer might seem too common to be patented, Dan McDonald is a Minneapolis intellectual property attorney and trial lawyer whose skill at obtaining patents is a bit above average.
Attorney mistakes cause for new policy
A man whose appeal of his conviction for attempted homicide was dismissed due to an attorney’s failure to file court papers has again suffered the same fate after a new attorney also failed to file required documents.
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.
Israeli lawyer to defend Gaddafi's son
Israeli lawyer Nick Kaufman will defend the son of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Township board hires new attorney, discontinues use of current firm
The township’s lead attorney, William Look of Wyandotte-based Look, Makowski & Look, was let go during Monday’s township board meeting.
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.
Baby Lisa Irwin Lawyer May Be Found in Contempt of Court
The latest twist in the baby Lisa Irwin case stems from an attorney for the mother of one of Jeremy Irwin's other children. WCTV reports Dorothy Savory might be found in contempt of court in Jackson County. Savory is the lawyer for Rasleen Raim who is currently battling Irwin for custody of their 8-year-old son.
Miami's Jones gets lawyer
07:44 AM ET 12.18 | The family of University of Miami basketball player DeQuan Jones has retained an attorney and filed an appeal asking the school to overturn its season-long suspension of the senior forward, who was named by Nevin Shapiro in the booster scandal.
State attorney: Judges broke law in Berenson case
Peru's state anti-terrorism attorney says he plans to seek misconduct charges against the three judges who gave paroled U.S. activist Lori Berenson permission to leave the country for the first time since her 1995 arrest..
State attorney alleges judicial misconduct in granting Berenson permission to holiday in NY
LIMA, Peru — Peru’s state anti-terrorism attorney says he plans to seek misconduct charges against the three judges who gave paroled U.S. activist Lori Berenson permission to leave the country for the first time since her 1995 arrest.. Julio Galindo says he will ask prosecutors Monday to charge the judges with violating anti-terrorism laws by granting Berenson permission to travel to New York ...
State attorney general presses towns on ethics
ALBANY (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has asked the state's 932 towns to show his office their ethics codes in an effort to bolster self-policing by local government.
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.
D.C. lawyer facing probe over claims in Hinckley case
The office that polices lawyers in the District of Columbia is investigating whether prominent lawyer Joseph E. diGenova violated ethics rules by falsely claiming he supervised the federal prosecution of John W. Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Reagan, sources said. The D.C. Office of Bar Counsel has begun ...
Lawyer  for John Haggerty says he should get probation 
The lawyer representing John Haggerty, a Queens political operative convicted of stealing $750,000 from Mayor Bloomberg, said his client should get probation — not jail time — when he’s sentenced Monday. “We certainly hope he would not get jail,” lawyer Raymond Castello said.
Trojans’ Lawyer wrestles to championship
TOLONO – Zach Lawyer pinned all three of his opponents for the 113-pound class championship leading Charleston to third among 12 wrestling teams at Saturday’s Tolono Unity Invitational.
Lawyer files petition to stop impeachment trial vs Corona
A petition has been filed to stop the Senate from proceeding with the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.