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Libya's attorney general says gunmen attacked him
Libya's attorney general said armed gunmen dragged him from his car in broad daylight in Tripoli, threatening to kill him if he doesn't let one of their friends out of jail.
Attorney's former clients reimbursed
COLUMBUS -- Five former clients of suspended Fremont attorney Andrew Lockshin have been awarded a total of $6,089 for paid services the lawyer failed to provide, according to a release from the Ohio Supreme Court.
Attorney's former clients reimbursed
COLUMBUS -- Five former clients of suspended Fremont attorney Andrew Lockshin have been awarded a total of $6,089 for paid services the lawyer failed to provide, according to a release from the Ohio Supreme Court.
Attorney Kenneth E. Rubinstein Joins Preti Flaherty
Preti Flaherty announced today that attorney Kenneth Rubinstein has joined the firm as a Director and will practice with the Litigation and Construction Law Groups from the Boston, MA and Concord, NH office.Concord, NH and Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 07, 2011 Preti Flaherty announced today that attorney Kenneth Rubinstein has joined the firm as a Director and will practice with the Litigation ...
Lawyer: Blago mercy appeal not enough
CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- An expected mercy appeal by disgraced ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, convicted of political corruption, is too little, too late, a former prosecutor said.
Duffy lawyer in monitoring claim
A solicitor for one of the men accused of murdering two soldiers in Antrim said police at Antrim Police station were unable to assure him that his conversation with Colin Duffy would not be monitored, a court has heard.
Mearns' attorney seeks venue change
The attorney for Marathon resident Michael Mearns says his client will stand trial if a negligent manslaughter charge stemming from the February auto-crash death of 17-year-old Amber Kogelis is not dropped by the Monroe County State Attorney's Office.
Philadelphia district attorney dropping pursuit of death penalty against Mumia Abu-Jamal
PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors have called off their 30-year battle to put former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal to death in the killing of a white police officer, putting to an end the racially charged case that became a major battleground in the fight over the death penalty. Flanked by the police Officer Daniel Faulkner’s widow, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced his decision ...
District attorney says police should have offered more aid to alleged Bernie Fine sex abuse victim
DA also says allegations against Fine are credible
VIDEO: La. congressman doubles down on Holder resignation call with House floor speech [VIDEO]
Louisiana Republican Rep. Charles Boustany, who has previously called for Attorney General Eric Holder’s immediate resignation, took to the House floor on Wednesday to double down on his demand.
Statutes of Limitations Bar Fine Charges, District Attorney Says
Statutes of limitations bar charges against former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine over sexual-abuse allegations, the Onondaga County district attorney said, adding that the claims are believable. Head coach Jim Boeheim didn’t know about Fine’s behavior, District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said.
Attorney General won't release documents in probe of Stoughton woman's spas
The state Attorney General is refusing to release documents detailing why her office requested to impound search warrants stemming from an October raid of three area spas, arguing the motions themselves are sealed.
Accusers Are Credible but Former Syracuse Coach Can’t Be Charged, District Attorney Says
The district attorney for Onondaga County, N.Y., said he believed the men who accused Fine of sexually abusing them as boys were telling the truth, but the statute of limitations had run out.
Norwood's attorney says his client is not a killer
An attorney for 57-year-old Mark Allan Norwood said his client is innocent in the 1986 murder of Christine Morton. Norwood was arrested last month in Bastrop for the murder of Christine Morton. Morton's husband, Michael Morton, was recently exonerated after spending 24 years in prison for his wife's death. Newly-released DNA evidence led to his release.
Attorney General won't release documents in probe of Canton spa
The state Attorney General is refusing to release documents detailing why her office requested to impound search warrants stemming from an October raid of three area spas, arguing the motions themselves are sealed.
Conyers: U.S. attorney general reviewing Michigan emergency manager law
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is reviewing whether the state of Michigan can legally appoint an emergency manager to oversee the Motor City's finances, Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, said late today.
Conyers: U.S. attorney general reviewing state emergency manager law
Washington — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is reviewing whether Michigan can legally appoint an emergency manager to oversee Detroit's finances, U.S. Rep. John Conyers said Tuesday.
Attorney General announces additional child sex charges against Jerry Sandusky
Agents from the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Pennsylvania State Police today filed new criminal charges against Gerald A. "Jerry" Sandusky, age 67, of 130 Grandview Road, State College, as part of an ongoing grand jury investigation into alleged sexual assaults of children.
Attorney says new accuser steps forward
Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced additional child sex charges against Jerry Sandusky on Wednesday, raising the total number of alleged victims to 10, according to a written statement.
Attorney General Asks To Remain 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.
Attorney General: Breaux Bridge city councilman holds office illegally
The Louisiana attorney general has determined a Breaux Bridge city councilman is violating state law since he holds to two offices simultaneously. Breaux Bridge City Councilman Howard "Doc" Alexander can't work as a deputy for the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office and serve as city councilman on the Breaux Bridge City Council.  "If a deputy sheriff changes his work hours from full-time to part-time ...
Vancouver attorney pleads not guilty to sex crimes
A Vancouver attorney pleaded not guilty Wednesday to raping a 9-year-old girl in his Sunday school class. Ryan D. Whitaker, 58, was arraigned on two counts of first-degree rape of a child or, in the alternative, first-degree child molestation. Trial was set for March 5.
Attorney General: Sandusky Arrested On Additional Charges
Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator for Penn State’s football team, is now facing additional charges as part of the ongoing grand jury investigation in the alleged sexual abuse of children. According to the Attorney General’s Office, Sandusky was arrested and arraigned earlier today on the new charges.
Be Prepared To Get Fired -- Know How To Hire A Lawyer
Lately it seems there's been an epidemic of layoffs. Citigroup announced this week that it plans to fire 4,500 employees. Bank of America started massive layoffs before Thanksgiving. No doubt there's more carnage coming.
Be Prepared To Get Fired ??? Know How To Hire A Lawyer
If company profits have swooned or your own star seems to be falling, take a cue from the Boy Scouts and be prepared. Before you get fired, you should know how to hire a lawyer.
Former U.S. attorney appointed head of new B.C. police investigation office
The B.C. government has appointed Richard Rosenthal as the province’s first chief civilian director of the newly created independent police investigations office.
Wis. gov signs bill capping attorney fees
Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Wednesday designed to limit attorneys' fees after a well-known lemon law lawyer collected more than $150,000 in an auto-repair dispute.
Attorney says ReVille has at least 30 victims
Wednesday, attorney Mullins McCleod, representing a group of alleged victims of Skip ReVille, said there are more the nine victims that ReVille has been officially charged of molesting.
Sandusky Won't Plead Guilty: Lawyer's Defense Targets Victims
Joe Amendola, Jerry Sandusky's lawyer in the Penn State child sex abuse case, told reporters last week that his client may consider a guilty plea if more victims come forward. As new allegations surface, however, Amendola insists a plea deal was never on the table, instead outlining a defense strategy to undermine victim testimony and credibility.
Attorney says new accuser steps forward
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky faces additional child sex charges involving two more alleged victims, bringing the total to 10, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly.
Hastings lawyer and her client may face $10K fines for anti-Catholic rants
A fed-up bankruptcy judge today ordered a Hastings attorney and her client to show cause why they shouldn't each be fined up to $10,000 for calling the jurist a "Catholic Knight Witch Hunter" - as well as other names - in a court filing.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Arrests in Nationwide $6 Million Loan Modification Scam
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the arrests of two Southern California men who, under the guise of an attorney-backed loan modification company, collected more than $6 million from homeowners nationwide for services that were never performed.
Lawyer for Lakers' Devin Ebanks denies sex assault allegations
The attorney for the Lakers' Devin Ebanks on Wednesday strongly denied allegations that the player sexually assaulted a woman and said his client was a target after prosecutors announced they would not seek criminal charges in the case. "Everyone in...
Government unable to move against lawyer McGee
Lawyer Eugene McGee will not face disciplinary action over his past behaviour, South Australian Attorney-General John Rau has announced.
N.J. attorney general set to visit crime-ridden Camden
With pressure mounting to curb Camden's surging crime, the state's top law enforcement officer was set to visit the city Thursday to meet with the mayor and county prosecutor, a spokesman for Attorney General Paula Dow said Wednesday.
Attorney General Rob McKenna visits Tri-Cities
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna visited the Tri-Cities Wednesday.
Lawyer: Man to plead guilty in Seattle terror plot
One of two men charged with planning to attack a Seattle military recruiting station last summer has agreed to plead guilty, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney shares Grand Forks experience with Minot
Few similarities exist between the 2011 flood that struck Minot and the 1997 flood that affected Grand Forks, attorney Howard Swanson told Minot Kiwanis Tuesday. But Swanson said he expects Minot to bounce back stronger from its disaster, just as Grand Forks did, even though their routes to recovery are likely to look very different. Swanson, Grand Forks city attorney, became a national expert ...
Attorney for third accuser plans civil lawsuit in Pennsylvania
Zach Tomaselli says the attorney plans to file a civil lawsuit in Pennsylvania in connection to the allegations that the longtime assistant to Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim abused Tomaselli in a Pittsburgh hotel room.
Attorney General OKs Chickasaw, Satsuma School Split
The Attorney General says Chickasaw and Satsuma can proceed with plans to break away into their own school systems, and open those schools in August.
Woodlands attorney helps bring fuel to Swaziland
A Woodlands attorney is key to a deal which could possibly provide a reliable 90-day fuel source to Swaziland and other portions of West Africa.
Holder calls Fast and Furious tactic inexcusable
Attorney General Eric Holder says it was inexcusable for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to use a controversial law enforcement tactic known as "gun-walking" in an effort to identify and prosecute major arms trafficking networks along the Southwest border.
Attorney General Holder calls ‘gun-walking’ tactic in Operation Fast and Furious inexcusable
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says it was inexcusable for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to use a controversial law enforcement tactic known as “gun-walking” in an effort to identify and prosecute major arms trafficking networks along the Southwest border. In prepared testimony for what is expected to be a rancorous hearing Thursday before the House Judiciary ...
Attorney General Holder calls 'gun-walking' tactic in Operation Fast and Furious inexcusable
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says it was inexcusable for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to use a controversial law enforcement tactic known as "gun-walking" in an effort to identify and prosecute major arms trafficking networks along the Southwest border.
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.
RI attorney general to present Justice Awards
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is set to honor 11 people with Justice Awards during a ceremony in Providence.
Stockton attorney, professor praised by students, peers
STOCKTON - John C. Schick, a respected criminal defense attorney and beloved law professor at Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law, died unexpectedly at home of apparent natural causes. He was 65.
Attorney Justin Daniel of Whitestone, Brent, Young & Merril P.C. judges Miss Sinergy Beauty Pageant and received first ...
Attorney Justin Daniel of Whitestone, Brent, Young & Merril, P.C. received the first ever “Mr. Sinergy” award and also served as a judge for the Miss Sinergy competition (PRWeb December 08, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20
N.J. attorney general set to visit crime-ridden Camden Thursday
With pressure mounting to curb Camden's surging crime, the state's top law enforcement officer was set to visit the city Thursday to meet with the mayor and county prosecutor, a spokesman for Attorney General Paula Dow said Wednesday.
Former Metro attorney indicted in theft
Bobby Dean Davis, a former attorney for Metro's Industrial Development Board, has been indicted on a felony charge of theft related to a controversy three years ago over $150,000 in missing board funds.