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STATE: Attorney general announces arrests in nationwide $6 million loan modification scam
California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced on Wednesday 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.
Attorney general to face questions in Operation Fast and Furious inquiry
Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to appear Thursday before a House committee investigating possible wrongdoing in the flawed gun sting operation known as Fast and Furious.
Lawyer: Video shows 'emotional torture'
WORCESTER - The lawyer for a teen arrested three years ago on a murder charge in the death of her infant son - then locked up for more than two years on what a judge would rule was a coerced confession - yesterday criticized police for what he called blatant "emotional torture."
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.
Lawyer shot dead in Las Piñas
A lawyer was killed Wednesday evening after he was shot in the head by a gunman outside his home in Las Piñas City. We also recommend: Lawyer shot dead in QC Man shot dead inside own home in Manila Alleged victim of summary execution fished out of Las Piñas River
Detroit attorney is new Conyers opponent
Detroit — Claiming he has the government background and fundraising prowess to win, prominent attorney Godfrey Dillard said he is officially a candidate to take on U.S. Rep John Conyers and three other challengers in the newly drawn 13th Congressional District seat.
Holder set for lawmakers' heat on gun-walking
Attorney General to call controversial ATF program inexcusable in testimony before House panel
Former Blago Attorney: Tapes Would’ve Changed Outcome
Former Rod Blagojevich attorney Sam Adam Jr. still maintains that if all the tapes of wiretapped conversations had been played at trial, the outcome would have been different.
Attorney: Slaying suspect has terminal cancer
The ex-husband of a 35-year-old woman fatally shot in Livonia Sunday has stage four melanoma and a life expectancy of three to six months, his attorney said.
Attorney general to face questions in Fast and Furious inquiry
Attorney General Eric Holder faces a showdown Thursday with federal lawmakers eager to grill him over a flawed gun-sting operation that allowed illegal guns to be smuggled to Mexico. In what is expected to be a heated session of the House committee i...
Lawyer Hopes To Have Jerry Sandusky Out Of Jail Thursday
Jerry Sandusky's arrest on additional child sex-abuse charges presents him with a new challenge — how to assist his lawyer from behind bars in what was already a complicated case to defend.
Judges, lawyer clash over woman’s right to wear niqab in sex assault case
Supreme Court must balance Islamic beliefs against elements of a fair trial
Judges, lawyer clash over woman’s right to wear niqab in sex assault case
Supreme Court must balance Islamic beliefs against elements of a fair trial
Attorney General Testifying in Fast and Furious Case
Attorney General Eric Holder is in the hot seat on Capitol Hill today.
Attorney: Sandusky posts bail following arrest
Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky posted $250,000 bail Thursday following his arrest a day earlier over child sex charges involving two new alleged victims, according to his attorney.
Attorney: Sandusky posts bail following arrest
Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky posted $250,000 bail and left jail Thursday, one day after he was arrested on new child sex charges involving two more alleged victims. Sandusky was arrested Wednesday on four new counts of involuntary ...
Attorney: Sandusky posts bail following arrest
Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky posted $250,000 bail and left jail Thursday, one day after he was arrested on new child sex charges involving two more alleged victims. Sandusky was arrested Wednesday on four new counts of involuntary ...
Lawyer For Alleged Sandusky Victim Talks
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was behind bars this morning when an attorney for one of the alleged victims spoke to Fox 29.
Republican: heads must roll in Fast and Furious
Republican lawmakers told Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday to fire some Justice Department subordinates over the flawed arms-trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious.
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.
Breckenridge attorney, who disappeared in 2007, arrested
A Breckenridge attorney accused of stealing more than $500,000 from his clients before disappearing more than four years ago, was arrested in California on Wednesday.
Lawyer: Retired Philadelphia cardinal doesn’t recognize aide in abuse case, shouldn’t testify
PHILADELPHIA — Defense lawyers say a retired Roman Catholic cardinal no longer recognizes his longtime aide, and his testimony should be excluded from the aide’s Philadelphia clergy-abuse trial. In a court filing Thursday, the lawyers say Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua didn’t recognize Monsignor William Lynn at the cardinal’s deposition last week. Read full article >>
Lawyer Branislav Sudjic loses legal battle against fishermen in decking row
Branislav Sudjic, a lawyer, has been ordered to tear down his £3,000 riverside garden decking after a judge ruled it blocked anglers exercising an ancient right to catch salmon with a fly.
Lawyer: Cardinal Bevilacqua didn't recognize aide
Defense lawyers say a retired Roman Catholic cardinal no longer recognizes his longtime aide, and his testimony should be excluded from the aide's Philadelphia clergy-abuse trial.
Lawyer: Retired Pa. Cardinal Didn't Recognize Aide
Lawyer: Retired Philadelphia cardinal doesn't recognize aide in abuse case, shouldn't testify
Attorney General Faces Senate After Gun Sting
Lawmakers want to know who approved letting straw purchasers buy nearly 2,000 guns for cartels.
Judges, lawyer clash over woman’s right to wear niqab in sex assault case
Supreme Court must balance Islamic beliefs against elements of a fair trial
Lawyer Missing For 5 Years Arrested In SD
A Colorado attorney suspected of stealing up to $1 million from his clients has been arrested in California nearly five years after he disappeared.
Sandusky Lawyer Says Boy in Abuse Case Will Defend Sandusky
According to the lawyer of Penn State assistant coach, boy at the center 2002 incident will deny abuse.
Attorney gets diversion for DUI
An attorney for two Cass County cities who was charged with drunken driving was accepted Wednesday into a Sarpy County diversion program.
Lawyer ups estimate on MF Global customer accounts
* Trustee lawyer: customer accounts as high as "$6 bln" * Trustee's first public estimate on value of accounts * Represents increase from previous CME estimate Dec 8 (Reuters) - An attorney ...
Lawyer ups estimate on MF Global customer accounts
(Reuters) - An attorney for the trustee winding down MF Global's brokerage said there may have been more money in the company's customer accounts than initial estimates suggested. Attorney James Kobak, who leads the legal team for trustee James Giddens, estimated during testimony before the House Agricultural Committee on Thursday that total customer accounts were "between $5.5 billion and $6 ...
Attorney Kelleher disbarred for misusing client's money
Attorney Kelleher disbarred for misusing client's money Times Union Copyright 2011 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 03:13 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2011 On Thursday, the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court announced Kelleher's disbarment, noting he failed to respond to allegations brought by the ...
Attorney: SC abuse suspect e-mailed families
A former Charleston-area coach charged with molesting nine boys sent emails to the victims' families shortly before he was arrested this fall.
Attorney John Kelleher disbarred for misusing client's money
Attorney John Kelleher disbarred for misusing client's money Times Union Copyright 2011 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 03:47 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2011 On Thursday, the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court announced Kelleher's disbarment, noting he failed to respond to allegations brought by the ...
Lawyer seeks dismissal of ripped-from-womb charges
WORCESTER - A lawyer for the woman accused of murdering Darlene L. Haynes and stealing her unborn baby two years ago asked a judge today to dismiss the charges. Louis P. Aloise said Ms. Corey's mere possession of Ms. Haynes' child did not connect her to the killing and was not even enough to establish the crime of kidnapping.
Fast And Furious Questions For U.S. Attorney General
Eric Holder faced scrutiny from the Republican-dominated House Judiciary Committee on Thursday regarding the "Fast and Furious" initiative meant to keep guns from reaching Mexican cartels. Holder denied misleading Congress when hundreds of weapons were found at border town crime scenes.
Attorney: ReVille encouraged boys to 'flash, sext'
Attorney Gregg Meyers said Thursday accused child predator Louis "Skip" Reville sent an e mail to parents of some of his alleged victims that stated he encouraged boys to flash their private parts and to use their camera phones to take photos of their genitals. Meyers speculates the e mail was sent to discourage a criminal investigation against Reville.
Fast And Furious Questions For U.S. Attorney General
Eric Holder faced scrutiny from the Republican-dominated House Judiciary Committee on Thursday regarding the "Fast and Furious" initiative meant to keep guns from reaching Mexican cartels. Holder denied misleading Congress when hundreds of weapons were found at border town crime scenes.
Missing Colo. attorney arrested in San Diego
(12-08) 13:58 PST Breckenridge, Colo. (AP) -- An attorney suspected of stealing up to $1 million from his clients was awaiting extradition to Colorado on Thursday after being arrested in California nearly five years...
Attorney General Holder grilled over gun sting
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans grilled Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday over a botched gun-smuggling sting in Mexico and called on him to make personnel changes at the Justice Department in response. "Some heads should roll," Republican Representative Jim Sensenbrenner said at a hearing before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. "What are you going to do ...
Officer's exaggerated motions during cross-examination 'distracting,' lawyer tells Paxton trial
A Calgary lawyer testified Thursday that he felt he had to speak up about the actions of a Calgary police officer who nodded vigorously from the gallery as a witness gave testimony at the Dustin Paxton trail on Sept. 30.
Man wanted in Portugal appeals extradition in NJ
An attorney for a man wanted in Portugal to serve time there for his conviction in a murder-for-hire plot told a judge Thursday that there isn't enough evidence to warrant his extradition.
It Is Past Time for Attorney General Holder to Resign
COMMENTARY | Investigations done by the House Oversight Committee, under the leadership of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), have uncovered what appears to be a culture of corruption in United States Department of Justice.
Attorney General speaks out against casinos
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and state agencies speak out against building more casinos and gaming resorts in the state.
Attorney in Reville case: Reville sent parents email days before his arrest
Attorney in Reville case: Reville sent parents email days before his arrest. In the email, Reville described sexual "games" with boys.
Attorney General Holder vows not to quit in gun sting case
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans grilled Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday over a botched gun-smuggling sting in Mexico, with one lawmaker comparing Holder to Nixon-era Attorney General John Mitchell and another saying "heads should roll."
Attorney General Eric Holder’s Grilling: A Roundup
A look at what folks are writing about Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance today before the House Judiciary Committee.
Attorney: Suspect in Georgia girl's slaying will plead not guilty
Ryan Brunn, the suspect in the slaying of a 7-year-old Georgia girl who lived in the apartment complex where he worked, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.
Attorney General Holder vows not to quit in gun sting case
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans grilled Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday over a botched gun-smuggling sting in Mexico, with one lawmaker comparing Holder to Nixon-era Attorney General John Mitchell and another saying "heads should roll." "I have no intention of resigning," said Holder, who has headed the Justice Department since early 2009. "I'm the attorney general who put ...