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Lawyer: Cuba Using Md. Man As 'Pawn'
A lawyer for the family of a Maryland man held in Cuba for two years says the Cuban government has "refused to engage in any meaningful dialogue" to resolve the case.
Blago lawyer: Don't punish him for state history
Rod Blagojevich was clearly the ringleader of the schemes for which he was convicted, and lied about his actions on the witness stand, a judge said Tuesday at the ousted Illinois governor's sentencing on charges that include trying to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama's former Senate seat.
Attorney: LeGarrette Blount victim of a "money grab"
LeGarrette Blount's attorney said the Tampa man who accuses the Buccaneers running back of directing an assault on him is actually attempting "a money grab." Ryan Morgan, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based agent who represents Blount, says that an attorney retained by victim Gary Holmer recently contacted the Bucs, asking for compensation of $95,000 for his injuries sustained in an incident Sept. 11 at ...
Blago lawyer: Request for job was a crime
Rod Blagojevich's attorney says the ousted governor's attempt to get a job in exchange for an appointment to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat was a crime, but it doesn't warrant a long prison sentence.
Lawyer: Another accuser claims to have been abused by Sandusky at Penn State
PHILADELPHIA - A lawyer says a 19-year-old man has filed a complaint with state police alleging he was sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky on the Penn State campus in 2004.
Attorney denies Bucs' Blount involved in beating of fan
An attorney for Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount denies the player was involved in a beating after a Sept. 11 Bucs game.
Attorney says Blagojevich is devoted father
An attorney for Rod Blagojevich says a lengthy prison sentence would devastate the former Illinois governor's wife and two daughters.
Alabama Attorney General sees need for many changes in Alabama immigration law
Attorney General Luther Strange in a memo to senate and house leaders suggested the state end the current law's invitation to sue government officials if they are not fully enforcing the immigration law.
Lawyer: Another accuser claims to have been abused by Sandusky at Penn State
PHILADELPHIA - A lawyer says a 19-year-old man has filed a complaint with state police alleging he was sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky on the Penn State campus in 2004.
Alabama's Attorney General Says Immigration Law Needs To Change
The law — considered the toughest in the country against illegal immigrants — came back to the spotlight after a Mercedes-Benz executive was arrested when he forgot his passport and license at his hotel. The attorney general is now recommending that some parts are repealed and others rewritten.
U-M grad, lawyer says he thinks he knows who bombed his car
A lawyer and University of Michigan graduate who was injured along with two sons when someone set off a bomb in his car says he believes he now knows who committed the crime.......
Blago lawyer: Ex-governor's actions were crimes
Rod Blagojevich's attorneys admitted Tuesday for the first time that the former Illinois governor is guilty of corruption, saying at his sentencing hearing that he accepts the verdicts against him but the prison term requested by prosecutors is too harsh.
Attorney General unveils new crime alert network
WAUSAU (WAOW)-- Wisconsin Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen visited Wausau Tuesday to unveil the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network. The goal of the statewide program is to create a partnership between law enforcement and the public to fight crime.
Tom Benno: Lawyer, family man ... lucha libre wrestler?
Apocalypto now: Lawyer/lucha libre wrestler Tom Benno smacks middle-aged life with a chair Tom Benno is 57. He is a trial lawyer. He lives in Oak Park. His wife, Terri, is an accountant. Their friends are doctors and lawyers. It's a comfortable, predictable existence. And so, two years ago, Tom Benno decided to become a professional wrestler. He decided to become "Apocalypto." He didn't leave ...
Clear Creek attorney jumps into DA race
EAGLE, Colorado - An attorney in Clear Creek County is the first to throw his hat in the ring for next year's district attorney race. Bruce Brown, of Evergreen in Clear Creek County, announced the that he will run as a Democrat Copyright 2011 Vail Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Vail Daily Clear Creek attorney jumps into DA ...
Blago's lawyer reads emotional letters from family
Rod Blagojevich's attorneys admitted Tuesday for the first time that the former Illinois governor is guilty of corruption, saying at his sentencing hearing that he accepts the verdicts against him but the prison term requested by prosecutors is too harsh.
Family shares story of power of attorney
Assigning power of attorney to another individual is a welcome relief for many individuals, a sense of protection as age robs one of the ability to protect his or her self-interests.
Prominent lawyer charged with obstructing justice
Rodney Gillis, a well-known New Brunswick lawyer, has been charged with obstruction of justice by a Bathurst judge.
Power of attorney key decision for older citizens
While most people don't like to consider their mortality or a time they no longer may be able to make decisions for themselves, all eventually will face end-of-life issues.
Murdoch papers spied on me, says hacking lawyer
A lawyer acting on behalf of alleged phone-hacking victims claimed that she and her colleagues were put under surveillance by the publisher of the News of the World in an attempt to stop them working on the cases.
Lawyer Says LeGarrette Blount Accusations Are a “Total Shakedown”
LeGarrette Blount's lawyer says that he was there, but not involved in the incident.
Lawyer Offers Explanation For Babysitter’s Disappearance With Manhattan Baby
Beatriz Rios' lawyer, Angahard Vaughan, said her client was steered into a part of Central Park she was unfamiliar with and spent several hours trying to "find her way out."
Men charged in murder-for-hire after attorney's disclosure
U.S. attorney says case highlights attorneys disclosing sensitive information At Tavon Davis' direction, federal prosecutors say, Isiah Callaway for two years helped orchestrate a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from banks.
Prominent lawyer charged with obstructing justice
Rodney Gillis, a well-known New Brunswick lawyer, has been charged with obstruction of justice by a Bathurst judge.
Lawyer: Another Sandusky accuser steps forward
A 19-year-old man has filed a complaint with state police alleging he was sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky after the former coach gave him liquor on the Penn State campus in 2004, the accuser's lawyer said Tuesday.
Blagojevich attorney reads emotional letters from daughter, wife: 'Please be merciful'
CHICAGO - After all his claims of innocence and facing years in prison, Rod Blagojevich let his lawyers make an admission that he has so far avoided — that he is, in fact, guilty of public corruption.
Attorney generals in California, Nevada, link efforts in mortgage fraud crackdown
The attorneys general of California and Nevada on Tuesday announced a joint investigation designed to assist homeowners that have been harmed by misconduct and fraud in the
Top Solomons official's child sex charges dropped
Former Solomon Islands attorney-general Julian Moti Wednesday had his prosecution on child sex charges in Australia dismissed, when the High Court ruled his deportation to Brisbane was illegal.
Bell announces 2013 bid for attorney general
Conservative Del. Robert B. Bell, R-Albemarle, will run for attorney general in 2013.
Bell announces 2013 bid for attorney general
Conservative Del. Robert B. Bell, R-Albemarle, will run for attorney general in 2013.
Lawyer: Another accuser steps up
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A 19-year-old man has filed a complaint with state police alleging he was sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky after the former coach gave him liquor on the Penn State campus in 2004, the accuser's lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney Randy Russell plans to campaign for Mandeville City Council
His priorities include improving drainage and infrastructure and preserving Mandeville's quality of life
A Star Lawyer Takes On the Feds over AIG
David Boies will test whether the U.S. broke the law in the bailout
Lawyer has idea of bomb suspect
Sylvania attorney Erik Chappell says he believes he knows who is responsible for the car bomb that injured him and his two sons.
Volusia official reports allegation to state attorney, says claim 'reckless'
An accusing letter from an attorney led Volusia County's director of public protection to report himself to the State Attorney's Office -- although he maintains the allegation against him of official misconduct is "reckless and without merit."
Israel attorney general won't back funding limits
Israel's attorney general has informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that bills proposing restrictions on funding for dovish groups are unconstitutional.
Lawyer reveals new accuser
STATE COLLEGE — A 19-year-old man has filed a complaint with state police alleging he was sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky after the former coach gave him liquor on the Penn State campus in 2004, the accuser’s lawyer said Tuesday.
Israel Attorney General Won't Back Funding Limits
Israel's attorney general to Netanyahu: Funding limits won't stand up in court
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.
School attorney answers questions about letters
Cheatham County School Board member Michele Collins said at last week's work session she worked as an attorney with current board attorney Larry Woods for about a dozen years nearly 19 years ago.
Lawyer: I know who did car bombing
MONROE A Michigan lawyer who survived a car bomb with his two sons said Tuesday he thinks he knows who committed the crime but won't comment about the case while the investigation continues.
Springfield attorney: Law used to charge midwife too vague
A Springfield attorney is asking that a Missouri law used to criminally charge a midwife with unauthorized practice of medicine or surgery be declared unconstitutional.
Lawyer: New accuser alleges Sandusky gave him alcohol, abused him
A 19-year-old man stepped forward with claims that Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky gave him whiskey and sexually abused him in 2004, the accuser's attorney said.
Barrett chosen as city attorney
A Logansport attorney who has battled the city on several high profile cases in the last couple of years has now gotten the nod to represent the city.
Attorney says new accuser steps forward
A 19-year-old man stepped forward with claims that Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky gave him whiskey and sexually abused him in 2004, the accuser's attorney said.
Libya’s attorney general says gunmen attacked, threatened him amid Tripoli’s security void
TRIPOLI, Libya — The attorney general of Libya’s new government says armed men dragged him from his car in broad daylight in Tripoli and threatened his life if he doesn’t let one of their friends out of jail. Abdul-Aziz al-Hassady says he escaped by snatching a gun from one of the attackers and pointing it at another’s head until he was able to get into a car and get away. Read full article ...
Attorney convicted in oil scam sues bank
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky attorney awaiting sentencing for his role in an oil drilling scam is suing a bank claiming the financial institution gave federal investigators account information without a warrant or subpoena. Bryan Coffman filed suit against Lexington-based Central Bank & Trust Co. in federal court last week. Coffman claims the bank improperly handed over information about ...
District Attorney and police divided on crack policy
District Attorney and police divided on crack policy HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 06:20 p.m., Monday, December 5, 2011 A man is stopped by a Houston police officer for riding his bicycle in the middle of the night without a headlight. Before Jan. 1, 2010, the tiny ...
Attorney General Wants to Stay on Death Case
The office of Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has asked the Nebraska Supreme Court to let the office remain on the death penalty case of Michael Ryan.
Israel’s attorney general to Netanyahu: Funding limits won’t stand up in court
JERUSALEM — Israel’s attorney general has said that controversial bills that would sharply restrict funding for dovish groups are “starkly” unconstitutional. Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he would not be able to defend the bills in court, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday. Read full article >>