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Lawyer Dominic Barbara busted for stalking, attempted extortion of ex-wife
Lawyer Dominic Barbara has been arrested and charged with harassment, stalking and trying to extort $200,000 from his ex-wife – with alleged dirty pictures, says Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice. Barbara, 67, was busted today for attempted fourth degree ...
What Brand Is Your Therapist? (Or Lawyer or Accountant?)
It's not news that this is the Age of the Personal Brand. Never before have people of all stripes had to—or wanted to—work so hard to sell their own unique service proposition. Mostly that's a good thing for workers and businesses, but lately it has ...
Texas lawyer acquitted of public corruption charge
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An attorney has been acquitted of one public corruption count but his conviction on six other charges for bribing a Texas judge will stand. A federal judge in Brownsville on Thursday is scheduled to sentence Ray Marchan of ...
Bradley Manning Lawyer: Soldier's Treatment A Blemish On Nation's History
David Coombs, the civilian lawyer representing Bradley Manning at his court martial for supplying WikiLeaks with a trove of US state secrets, has described the soldier's treatment in solitary confinement at Quantico marine base as criminal and a blot ...
Defense lawyer calls Timothy Cahill 'easy prey' in politically charged times”
The final day of testimony at the corruption trial of former State Treasurer Tim Cahill in Suffolk Superior Court , Boston. Cahill took the stand for the second day in his own defense claiming that ads run by the lottery in 2010 while he was running ...
Lawyer grills witness in Detroit corruption case
Defense lawyer John Shea referred to secretly recorded conversations that show Kado talking to Bernard Kilpatrick about getting legitimate overdue payments from Detroit for work at Cobo Center. Bernard Kilpatrick believed he could cut through red tape ...
Former Raleigh lawyer James Crouch sentenced to minimum of one year in prison
RALEIGH -- James Crouch, a former Raleigh lawyer who became a felon and lost his law license over a DWI backdating scheme, will spend at least a year in prison for his crimes. Judge Paul Ridgeway sentenced the 46-year-old husband and father in Wake ...
Lawyer Grills Witness In Detroit Corruption Case
Defense lawyer John Shea referred to secretly recorded conversations that show Kado talking to Bernard Kilpatrick about getting legitimate overdue payments from Detroit for work at Cobo Center. Bernard Kilpatrick believed he could cut through red tape ...
Fugitive John McAfee Reaches Guatemala, Hires Girlfriend's Powerful Uncle as ...
Fugitive John McAfee Reaches Guatemala, Hires Girlfriend's Powerful Uncle as ...
Lawyer for George Zimmerman 'frustrated' at prosecutors' withholding of ...
Lawyer for George Zimmerman 'frustrated' at prosecutors' withholding of ...
Lawyer: Mistaken identity in NH cop shooting case
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for a man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a Manchester police officer said Tuesday that the accusations are a ''case of mistaken identity.'' Caroline Smith told jurors in her opening statements in the ...
Imprisoned Iranian lawyer ends hunger strike-website
DUBAI (Reuters) - Imprisoned Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh ended her nearly 50-day long hunger strike on Tuesday, an opposition website said, after authorities lifted a ban on her young daughter travelling abroad. Sotoudeh, a lawyer and human rights ...
Former lawyer gets 8 1/2 years for murder-for-hire plot
A former Algonquin attorney who tried to have a romantic rival and former client killed was sentenced today to 8 1/2 years in federal prison, attorneys in the case said. Jason W. Smiekel, 30, pleaded guilty in April to plotting to hire a hit man to ...
Lawyers Not Returning Calls: Lee Marinaccio says be proactive and prevent ...
Lawyers Not Returning Calls: Lee Marinaccio says be proactive and prevent ...
John McAfee Update: Software founder is now in Guatemala, lawyer says
(CBS) -- Software company founder John McAfee, who is wanted for questioning in a murder in Belize, is now in Guatemala, his lawyer Telesforo Guerra told CNN Espanol Tuesday. Guerra is the former Attorney General of Guatemala. McAfee says in a blog ...
Hastings lawyer who trashed judge skips her tribunal
A Hastings lawyer who peppered legal filings with religious slurs and discourses on dark conspiracies blew off her own disciplinary hearing. Rebekah Nett was to appear at a tribunal Tuesday, Dec. 4, called by the Office of Lawyers Professional ...
Fallen celebrity lawyer Dominic Barbara, looking scraggly and hungry, faces ...
Fallen celebrity lawyer Dominic Barbara, looking scraggly and hungry, faces ...
Man admits scheme to abduct Granite City lawyer
LOUIS • A man trying to avoid foreclosure on his home acknowledged in federal court Tuesday in East St. Louis that he hatched a plan to abduct and hold a lawyer, living in Granite City, for ransom. But the defendant, Brett L. Nash, 46, refused to admit ...
Lawyer: Effort to save church is continuing
The effort to save the historic Church of the Assumption at 1133 Spring Garden St. is not over, said Samuel Stretton, lawyer for the neighborhood group trying to prevent the demolition of the building where St. Katharine Drexel was baptized. Stretton ...
Lawyer busted in ex-wife 'shakedown'
The Nassau County DA arrested Barbara — a former high-profile celebrity lawyer who has repped the likes of Joey Buttafuoco, Jessica Hahn and Michael Lohan — after he tried to extort his wife in a series of allegedly threatening texts and phone calls, ...
Accused NH shooter not the man, lawyer says
MANCHESTER, N.H. — A lawyer for a man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a Manchester police officer said Tuesday that the accusations are a case of mistaken identity. Caroline Smith told jurors in her opening statements in the trial of ...
Ohio lawyer sues mugshot websites
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio attorney is taking on Internet websites that post mugshots of people who get arrested. Toledo lawyer Scott Ciolek filed a class-action lawsuit against five such websites in Lucas County this week. He argues that the sites ...
The Last Days of an Honest Man
LONDON — An hour into “One Hour Eighteen Minutes,” a play recounting the death of the Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in Moscow's Sailor's Silence prison, the woman seated next to me started to laugh. She was about 20, wearing a beret and an ...
Libya Attack Suspect Wants Lawyer at FBI Interview
The lawyer for a Tunisian suspect in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya says the legal team has asked that any interviews by the FBI be carried out in the presence of attorneys in a judge's office. The presiding judge in the case gave permission ...
Libya attack suspect wants lawyer at FBI interview
TUNIS, Tunisia - (AP) -- The lawyer for a Tunisian suspect in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya says the legal team has asked that any interviews by the FBI be carried out in the presence of attorneys in a judge's office. The presiding judge in ...
W&L Law Alum Yousri Omar '07L BADC Young Lawyer of the Year
As explained in a release from the BADC, "the Young Lawyer of the Year is presented to a young lawyer whose professional and public service achievements merit special recognition. Recipients will ordinarily be D.C. lawyers who are either under the age ...
'Stupid and criminal': Lawyer for Bradley Manning speaks out
The lawyer representing Bradley Manning, the US Army private accused of leaking classified information to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, has issued a damning indictment of his client's “criminal” treatment in solitary confinement. “Brad's ...
George Zimmerman lawyer accuses Florida prosecutor of hiding evidence
Lawyers for George Zimmerman have accused a Florida prosecutor of deliberately hiding evidence, which they say is frustrating their attempts to build a strong self-defence argument for their client over the death of teenager Trayvon Martin. The claim ...
Ohio lawyer accuses mugshot websites of 'extortion'
Toledo lawyer Scott Ciolek filed the suit against five commercial websites in Lucas County this week. He claims more than 259,000 Ohioans have been cataloged on various sites and, to have a photo removed — even if a person has been found not guilty or ...
Maine lawyer awarded $100K for fighting unfair foreclosures
PORTLAND — A Maine lawyer is being honored for protecting homeowners from unfair foreclosure practices. Thomas Cox of Yarmouth is a recipient of the 2012 Purpose Prize, which recognizes people over 60 who work toward the public good. Each of the ...
Lawyer For NJ Suspect Killed In Shooting Calls Incident 'Police Brutality'
Rosemarie Arnold, the lawyer for the family, said McFadden was “kind,” “gentle” and “emotionally disturbed.” She said he went to CVS “to buy a pack of cigarettes, like he did every single day of his life for the past 10 years.” “Mr. McFadden did not ...
NY gas lawyer: Drilling unlikely before late 2013
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - (AP) -- An environmental review and new regulations for shale gas development are likely to be finished by the end of February, but additional obstacles will delay production until late next year even if Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives ...
Accused child killer gets new lawyer
The Warren County Public Defender's Office has been taken off of the case of a Glens Falls man accused of murdering his girlfriend's 5-year-old son, and the proposed lawyer change could cost county taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars. Warren County ...
New York gas lawyer: Drilling unlikely before late 2013
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — An environmental review and new regulations for shale gas development are likely to be finished by the end of February, but additional obstacles will delay production until late next year even if Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives ...
Lawyer Adrian Anderson rests his case, and subs himself off
WHEN Andrew Demetriou poached a young lawyer from Corrs Chambers Westgarth nine years ago to head the AFL's football operations department, he warned him it could be "a very unpopular role". Demetriou knew how thankless the job could be, having ...
Lawyer: NY protester to plead guilty in case that spurred fight over privacy ...
Lawyer: NY protester to plead guilty in case that spurred fight over privacy ...
Lawyer: Plea Planned in NY Subpoenaed-Tweets Case
An Occupy Wall Street protester plans to plead guilty in a disorderly conduct case that turned into a clash over law enforcement's access to postings on social media, his lawyer said Wednesday. Malcolm Harris intends to enter the plea Friday, admitting ...
Lawyer: DUI Suspect Could Face 'SignificantTime'
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A Columbia DUI attorney says the man charged with felony DUI after hitting and killing an on duty DOT worker could face a long sentence. "I routinely see judges give people 10 to 25 years on felony DUI when there is a history of ...
Chiasson's Lawyer Says Ganek Isn't a Co-Conspirator
A lawyer for Level Global Investors LP co-founder Anthony Chiasson, on trial for insider trading, said there's no evidence backing a prosecutor's claim that Chiasson's fellow hedge fund co-founder is a co-conspirator. “Mr. Chiasson respectfully submits ...
Lawyer for company whose out-of-control SUV killed Sorel Depas-Medina said ...
Lawyer for company whose out-of-control SUV killed Sorel Depas-Medina said ...
Lawyer: Plea planned in NY subpoenaed-tweets case
NEW YORK — An Occupy Wall Street protester plans to plead guilty in a disorderly conduct case that turned into a clash over law enforcement's access to postings on social media, his lawyer said Wednesday. Malcolm Harris intends to enter the plea ...
Sentencing for Texas lawyer in judicial kickbacks
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A prominent South Texas attorney is to be sentenced for paying kickbacks to a judge who turned his courtroom into a moneymaking operation. Ray Marchan faces sentencing Thursday in Brownsville. Marchan in June was ...
Obese inmate's lawyer now argues the man didn't confess to killing
Death Penalty Obese Inmate This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows 540 pounds of weights placed on the execution table at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio to test the table's ...
Pro Bono Lawyer Who Exposed Robo-Signing Wins $100K 'Purpose Prize'
A lawyer from Maine whose pro bono work helped uncover the robo-signing mortgage scandal is getting more than recognition for his efforts. Thomas Cox is one of five people receiving a $100,000 "Purpose Prize." The awards program recognizes those 60 ...
Disbarred San Diego County lawyer sentenced
A disbarred San Diego County lawyer who made national headlines by encouraging people to break into their foreclosed homes has been sentenced in two criminal cases. U-T San Diego ( (link) 11DX3Gj) says Michael T. Pines was sentenced to three ...
Woman Who Pretended to be Lawyer in OC Didn't Show Up in Court
A woman accused of falsely representing herself as an attorney to an Orange County jail inmate did not appear in court this week as scheduled, prompting a judge to issue a warrant for her arrest. Ellen Anise Rowland, 56, of Elk Grove, is charged with a ...
Pentagon's top lawyer resigns
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon's top lawyer has resigned and says he will return to private practice. Jeh (jay) Johnson is stepping down at the end of December after four years that included a number of controversial legal issues including the escalation ...
Meningitis suit lawyer: Hurricane Sandy nixes building probe
An attorney for the embattled New England Compounding Center argued today that wind and water damage from Superstorm Sandy may have blown away any chance for victims of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak to prove the Framingham pharmacy ...
Scott shifts lawyer to jobs agency, hires Antonacci
Scott shifts lawyer to jobs agency, hires Antonacci. Three days after his top economic adviser resigned, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday named his general counsel, Jesse Panuccio, to head the state's Department of Economic Opportunity. Panuccio, a Harvard ...
Lawyer: Man charged in killing never intended harm
ATLANTA (AP) — The lawyer for a man accused of gunning down a Georgia woman after his motorized wheelchair and her car bumped into each other at a gas station said he never intended to hurt anyone. Defense attorney Veronica Brinson tells The ...