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London Lawyer Jailed Over Fraud That Funded Luxury Lifestyle
A former U.K. lawyer was sentenced to four years in jail for false accounting in a 2.8 million-pound ($4.4 million) fraud that helped fund a lavish lifestyle of yachts, cars and multiple homes. He was also convicted of forging letters to try to receive ...
Lawyer: NY police official did nothing wrong
MINEOLA, N.Y. — A defense attorney says a former deputy Nassau County police commissioner is "stone cold innocent." Attorney Bruce Barket gave closing arguments Thursday at the trial of William Flanagan. He's accused of pulling strings for a wealthy ...
Father signs Alex Collins' NLI as mom hires lawyer
The college destination of five-star running back Alex Collins has been decided -- but that doesn't mean the wildest story of Signing Day 2013 is ready to be put to bed just yet. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Thursday that the nation's No. 1 ...
Chris Brown Lawyer Files Docs To Prove Community Service Hours
After Chris Brown arrived in court with his mom and Rihanna in tow, his lawyer Mark Geragos filed documents that he says prove Brown is a man of his word. Los Angeles district attorney recently asked the court to revoke Brown's probation because he ...
Obama nominates openly gay lawyer for patent appeals court
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama nominated Thursday an openly gay attorney to serve on the U.S. appeals court for patent cases after a previous gay nominee for that court stalled. Todd Hughes, a lawyer in the Department of Justice's civil division ...
Lawyer suggests Charlie Crist's memory foggy because of too much wine
Crist, a lawyer, former legislator, education commissioner, attorney general and governor, said it was his first time to be questioned under oath in a court proceeding, a remarkable thing for a man who has spent most of his adult life in politics. Many ...
The Petition to Fire Aaron Swartz' Lawyer Is Almost Complete
The Reddit co-founder whose suicide sparked the anger of thousands of Internet activists -- and even spurred some lawmakers to action -- has increasingly drawn the prosecutors who went after him into the uncomfortable limelight. In her latest move ...
"I'm Not a Lawyer": Brennan's Confirmation Obfuscations
President Obama's nominee for CIA Director John Brennan arrived on Capitol Hill prepared to expertly parry questions from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, calmly affirming that he believes in President Obama's counterterrorism policy and, ...
Former Drew Peterson Lawyer Sues Current Lawyer
A public quarrel between one former and one current attorney for Drew Peterson over who is to blame for the suburban Chicago police officer's murder conviction has escalated again — this time in the form of a defamation lawsuit. Joel Brodsky, Peterson ...
Statement from DC Council member Jim Graham's lawyer:
Statement from D.C. Council member Jim Graham's lawyer: Statement from William W. Taylor, III. As we expected, the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability determined not to proceed against Councilmember Jim Graham. It is disappointing and ...
Hunter and His Lawyer Take an Audit to Task
Hunter, along with two lawyers and an adviser, spent 65 minutes with The New York Times on Wednesday, addressing for the first time the allegations raised in the 469-page audit conducted by the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison ...
Lawyer for Alameda requests Zack case's dismissal
Lawyer for Alameda requests Zack case's dismissal. By Peter Hegarty. [email protected] Posted: 02/07/2013 06:10:11 PM PST. February 8, 2013 2:11 AM GMTUpdated: 02/07/2013 06:10:12 PM PST. HAYWARD -- The ...
S&P Lawyer Keker Brings 'Slashing and Smashing' Tactics
San Francisco lawyer John Keker, the Vietnam War platoon leader who later prosecuted Oliver North and represented clients from Eldridge Cleaver to Lance Armstrong, may deploy his “slashing and smashing” approach to defend Standard & Poor's Financial ...
Rape suspect serving as own lawyer called extreme
Mr. Dekle said defendants may represent themselves because they're suspicious of court-appointed lawyers or so manipulative that they believe they can game the legal system, perhaps by aggravating the judge into making an error that could overturn a ...
Obama Nominates Openly Gay Lawyer for Patent Appeals Court
Todd Hughes, a lawyer in the U.S. Department of Justice's civil division, was nominated for the Federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He would be the first openly gay circuit judge in the country if confirmed. The Federal Circuit hears patent appeals ...
Dorner manhunt: Lawyer calls shootings of paper carriers 'unacceptable'
An attorney representing two women who were delivering newspapers when they were shot by police during a massive manhunt for an ex-LAPD officer called the incident "unacceptable," saying his clients looked nothing like the suspect. Emma Hernandez ...
Lawyer says Los Angeles police shot women without warning
TORRANCE -- A lawyer says two women delivering newspapers had no warning before they were mistakenly shot by Los Angeles police officers searching for triple murder suspect Christopher Dorner. Investigators say 47-year-old Maggie Carranza and her ...
Lawyer Knows The Best Time To Give Someone A Free Divorce Is On ...
Lawyer Knows The Best Time To Give Someone A Free Divorce Is On ...
Judge revokes Texas lawyer's bond for violations
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has revoked the bond of an Austin lawyer standing trial on racketeering charges in Corpus Christi. At a hearing in Brownsville on Friday, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ordered Marc Rosenthal jailed for ...
Dorner manhunt: Police fired at carriers without warning, lawyer says
The newspaper carriers fired upon by Los Angeles police during a manhunt for a fugitive ex-officer received "no commands, no instructions and no opportunity to surrender," their attorney said. Emma Hernandez, 71, was delivering the Los Angeles Times ...
Judge revokes Austin lawyer's bond for violations
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has revoked the bond of an Austin lawyer standing trial on racketeering charges in Corpus Christi. At a hearing in Brownsville on Friday, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ordered Marc Rosenthal jailed for ...
Women shot during LAPD ex-cop manhunt had no warning, lawyer says
Updated at 5:59 p.m. ET: A mother and daughter who were mistakenly shot by Los Angeles police hunting for rampage suspect Christopher Dorner had no warning before bullets started whizzing through their newspaper-delivery truck, their lawyer said Friday ...
Lawyer to Seek Psych Exam for Vet in SEAL's Death
(DALLAS) — An attorney for the Iraq War veteran accused of killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend at a Texas shooting range said Wednesday that he will ask for a court-appointed psychiatrist to examine his client. R. Shay Isham, who was ...
Lacy Mahon, prominent lawyer and confidant of mayors, dies at 88
Lacy Mahon Jr., long respected as an icon among lawyers and confidant of four Jacksonville mayors, died Friday. He was 88. He recently suffered a stroke and also had a history of heart illness, close friends said. His burial will be private, but the ...
Bet-The-Company Lawyer Steps In Between Government, S&P
John Keker's San Francisco law firm declares on its website that it takes the “the make or break cases where companies, careers and reputations are riding on the result.” “True to our roots as trial lawyers, we relish the courtroom battles,” the firm ...
My Lawyer Made Me Do It
The core of Luster's legal argument, according to recently filed court documents, will be that he was the victim of half a dozen incompetent, unethical and “crooked” lawyers who gave him horrible advice from the get-go. The defense maintains that all ...
Gov. lawyer defends PSU lawsuit amid NCAA filing
Tom Corbett, his lawyer has said a reply is in the works. James Schultz, Corbett's general counsel, said Friday he's confident in the governor's legal standing to intervene. Schultz called the NCAA's penalties against Pennsylvania State University over ...
Duluth lawyer suspended indefinitely
The Duluth lawyer whose face graces the cover of a Twin Ports phone book has been indefinitely suspended by the Minnesota Supreme Court with one of the reasons being that he advertised his services in telephone directories while suspended from the ...
Ex-client testifies he sold drugs for lawyer
The murder and racketeering trial of defense lawyer Paul W. Bergrin was recessed on Friday in advance of an approaching snowstorm. When the trial resumes Monday, Rondre Kelly, a former cocaine and heroin dealer, is expected to return the witness stand ...
5 crucial questions to ask before hiring a startup lawyer
I'm going to be honest from the get-go: I hold a legal degree, and I've spent a long time advising startups after they've already gotten themselves into a small (or big) situation. I've worked as both a large-firm lawyer and a boutique lawyer. And I ...
Montville Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Structuring Cash, Failing to Report to IRS
An attorney from Montville and her partner pleaded guilty Thursday to structuring client funds through attorney accounts to avoid obligatory reporting to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Approximately $354,000 was structured, according to U.S ...
Allen Iverson -- Accused of Owing Divorce Lawyer $60000
Allen Iverson -- Accused of Owing Divorce Lawyer $60,000. Celebrity Justice. 2/9/2013 10:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF. Allen Iverson Accused of Owing Lawyer $60,000. Exclusive. 0209-allen-iverson-getty More bad news for Allen Iverson -- not only is he a ...
St. Louis feds: Lawyer offered $36K to marry
Federal officials say a married lawyer offered an engaged teacher $36,000 to marry the lawyer's Ukranian lover so she wouldn't have to leave when her student visa expired. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( (link) 14xf9dn) reports that the deal came ...
Lawyer: Alameda first responders had no legal duty to help man who waded into ...
Lawyer: Alameda first responders had no legal duty to help man who waded into ...
St. Louis feds: Lawyer offered $36000 to marry
LOUIS (AP) -- Federal officials say a married lawyer offered an engaged teacher $36,000 to marry the lawyer's Ukranian lover so she wouldn't have to leave when her student visa expired. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( (link) 14xf9dn) reports that ...
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Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Patrick A. Salvi Says Panel Comments ...
Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Patrick A. Salvi Says Panel Comments ...
Cycling: Cipollini lawyer threatens to sue - report
A lawyer for retired Italian cycling star Mario Cipollini threatened to sue Italy's biggest-seling newspaper over "false and absurd" allegations that he was a client of a sports doctor currently standing trial on doping charges. "We refute these false ...
Lawyer: SC teacher fired in flag flap gets threats
CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina high school teacher who talked glowingly about the U.S. and the importance of embracing freedom while stomping on an American flag in his classroom is getting threatening phone calls and hate mail. The Greenville ...
Ask-A-Lawyer Helpline Will Be In Our Studios On Monday
Ask-A-Lawyer Helpline Will Be In Our Studios On Monday. Legal Questions Answered. 7 On Your Side teams up with the S.C. Bar Ask-a-lawyer program to get you free answers to your legal questions. By: Staff | News Channel 7. Published: February 10, 2013 ...
Lawyer: SC Teacher Suspended in Flag Flap Gets Threats
CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina high school teacher who talked glowingly about the U.S. and the importance of embracing freedom while stomping on an American flag in his classroom is getting threatening phone calls and hate mail. The Greenville ...
Wash. lawyer returns Eagle Scout badge in protest
SEATTLE – A Seattle lawyer is turning in his Eagle Scout badge in protest of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gays. Advertisement. Joseph Shaeffer is a civil rights and employment attorney with the firm McDonald, Hoague and Bayless. He says he was a ...
Seattle lawyer returns Eagle Scout badge in protest
SEATTLE — A Seattle lawyer is turning in his Eagle Scout badge in protest of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gays. Joseph Shaeffer is a civil rights and employment attorney with the firm McDonald, Hoague and Bayless. He says he was a scout in ...
US: Seattle lawyer returns Eagle Scout badge in protest against scouts gay ban
US: Seattle lawyer returns Eagle Scout badge in protest against scouts gay ban. by Joseph Patrick McCormick for PinkNews.co.uk 11 February 2013, 12:55am. Email this Pink News story. The BSA delayed its vote on lifting its anti-gay ban until May ...
New Jersey lawyer expected to be first woman of color to lead the ABA
Paulette Brown is on track to become the first woman of color to serve as ABA president. On Sunday, Brown made her first formal appearance before the ABA Nominating Committee as a candidate for president-elect. And because she is running unopposed, ...
Lawyer Karla Torpy ready to represent animals
Torpy has been a trial lawyer since 1994. She holds a bachelor of sciences degree in journalism from the University of Florida and a law degree from Florida State University, which Tipton joked is a politically astute move, considering the Gators ...
Lawyer Regina Quinn formally announces candidacy for mayor of Jackson
If she wins, Quinn would be the first female mayor in the city's 190-year history. “I am convinced that Jackson is tired of the status quo,” Quinn says in a letter on her campaign site. “This city is ready to move in a new direction.” She lists ...
SHC releases Baldia factory owners on bail: Lawyer
“The court ordered the owners to deposit one million rupees ($10,000) each and the three employees to deposit 200,000 rupees each to get bail,” said lawyer Aamir Raza Naqvi. The owners of the Ali Enterprises factory in Baldia Town, Karachi, who made ...
Bracewell & Giuliani lawyer named chair of Houston Bar Foundation
The foundation is the charitable arm of the Houston Bar Association that provides grant funding to support pro bono civil legal services to low-income Texans through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers and other community programs. Ballard succeeded Robert ...
Hard-hitting lawyer is world's 8th-ranked woman welterweight boxer
But the New England Law School grad has another gig in addition to her work for Babanikas, Ziedman & King in Brockton, Mass., reports the Patriot-Ledger. Currently the eighth-ranked female welterweight in the world, according to the World Boxing ...