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Lawyer: Colorado parolee made woman turn over gun
A woman accused of buying the gun used to kill Colorado's prisons chief plans to plead not guilty, her lawyer said Monday. Stevie Marie Ann Vigil, 22, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Prosecutors said she bought a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun on ...
Judge warns bin Laden's son-in-law on lawyer choices
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and former spokesman for al Qaeda, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to kill Americans, was warned on Tuesday that his three chosen lawyers may not get clearance to review ...
Lawyer: Feds Investigate Susan Powell...
Lawyer: Feds Investigate Susan Powell...
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Lawyer: No background check done on Jackson doctor
LOS ANGELES -- A corporate lawyer for AEG Live LLC says the concert giant did not perform any background check on Michael Jackson's personal physician. Lawyer Shawn Trell also testified on Tuesday that the company did not perform such screening on ...
Lawyer: Colorado Parolee Made Woman Turn Over Gun
Lawyer: Colorado Parolee Made Woman Turn Over Gun. By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press. CENTENNIAL, Colo. May 21, 2013 (AP). Share. 0. The woman accused of providing the gun used to kill Colorado's prisons chief was forced by the "wicked" parolee ...
Lawyer says Mike Goodson only guilty of being drunk - USA Today
The lawyer for New York Jets running back Mike Goodson told USA TODAY Sports his client will enter a plea of not guilty to charges of gun and drug possession on Wednesday stemming from an arrest on Friday. New Jersey-based attorney Tony Fusco said ...
No background check done on Michael Jackson's doctor, lawyer says
LOS ANGELES – AEG Live LLC did not conduct any background checks or supervise the doctor who was later convicted of killing Michael Jackson, a corporate attorney testified Tuesday in a lawsuit claiming the concert promoter was negligent in hiring the ...
Dallas lawyer pleased by passage of Michael Morton Act
When Gov. Rick Perry signed the Michael Morton Act, reforming the way prosecutors turn over evidence to defense attorneys, Dallas lawyer Elizabeth Mack mentally patted the firm of Locke Lord on the back. “It was one of those really great moments,” said ...
Lawyer: Mike Goodson had nothing to do with gun or drugs in car
Mike Goodson didn't know there were drugs in the car, the gun didn't belong to him, and he only recently met the guy arrested with him. That was the version Goodson's lawyer put forth Tuesday regarding last week's arrest, saying the Jets running back ...
Feds investigating Susan Powell case, lawyer says
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The U.S. Attorney's Office in Utah says it's not true that there's an ongoing federal investigation into the 2009 disappearance of Susan Powell. The lawyer for Susan Powell's parents, Anne Bremner, said Tuesday in Seattle that ...
Tax official at center of scandal won't testify: lawyer
Lerner has secured a high-powered Washington lawyer in Taylor, of the firm Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. The law firm's website cites Taylor's experience with "high-profile civil and criminal matters, often under intense media scrutiny." He defended Dominique ...
Lawyer for AEG Live changes course on $300k bill to Michael Jackson's estate
Concert giant AEG Live did not try to “put one over” on Michael Jackson's estate following the singer's June 2009 fatal overdose, a corporate lawyer testified Tuesday in a reversal of what he told jurors Monday. Apparently, the lawyer needed to read ...
Schilling lawyer to argue for tossing lawsuit
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Lawyers for Curt Schilling and architects of a state deal to give his now-bankrupt video game company a $75 million loan guarantee are set to argue for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against them by Rhode Island's economic ...
Ex-Justice Department lawyer talks dead voters, Alabama voter fraud in Mobile ...
Ex-Justice Department lawyer talks dead voters, Alabama voter fraud in Mobile ...
27-Year-Old Lawyer Who Admitted To Prostitution Sues Her Defense Attorney
An Illinois lawyer who pleaded guilty to having sex with a man for $100 is suing her former defense attorney and two other lawyers for allegedly distributing naked photos of her. Reema Bajaj, 27, says her former lawyer Timothy Johnson, former ...
Benghazi whistle-blower's lawyer demanding probe into media leaks, alleged ...
Benghazi whistle-blower's lawyer demanding probe into media leaks, alleged ...
Former Wyckoff priest's lawyer vows to fight new charges
The lawyer representing the Rev. Michael Fugee, the Catholic priest accused of violating a judicial order never to work with children, vigorously defended his client this morning, insisting that he will be acquitted because he “acted in good faith ...
Obama will be worse than Nixon on press freedom: Former NYT lawyer
The search warrant filed to investigate the Fox News reporter James Rosen proved as many had suspected: President Obama wants to make it a crime for a reporter to talk to a leaker. It is a further example of how President Obama will surely pass ...
Mike Goodson's lawyer: 'Gun charge is not going to last'
Morristown, N.J. – New York Jets running back Mike Goodson appeared in a New Jersey courtroom Wednesday morning to enter a plea of not guilty to charges of gun and drug possession following an arrest Friday. The 25-year-old player, who signed a ...
Zuckerman Lawyer Counsels IRS Official in Congressional Probe
It's not every day a witness testifying on Capitol Hill invokes the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. But that's what IRS official Lois Lerner did this morning at the advice of her attorney, William Taylor III, a Zuckerman Spaeder white ...
Schilling Lawyer Argues For Tossing Lawsuit
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawyer for Curt Schilling and executives of his bankrupt video game company say they disclosed everything to Rhode Island's economic development agency before being granted a $75 million loan guarantee and a lawsuit ...
Lawyer Wants Terror Case Against Md. Man Dismissed
A lawyer for Craig Baxam of Laurel, Md., wrote in a motion filed Monday in federal court in Greenbelt, Md., that convicting her client would require him to have coordinated with the terrorist group al-Shabab. Baxam's lawyer, Linda Moreno, wrote that ...
Schilling lawyer argues for tossing lawsuit
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Curt Schilling and executives of his bankrupt video game company ''disclosed everything'' to Rhode Island's economic development agency before being granted a $75 million loan guarantee, a lawyer told a judge Wednesday in ...
Lawyer at Trump trial: We have right to mock NY
The case that went to jurors Wednesday stems from 87-year-old Jacqueline Goldberg's claim that Trump cheated her in an investment in Chicago's Trump International Hotel & Tower. During closing arguments Wednesday, Goldberg's attorney Shelly Kulwin ...
Lawyer asks judge to dismiss case against former Army soldier accused in ...
Lawyer asks judge to dismiss case against former Army soldier accused in ...
Man who admitted killing St. Louis County lawyer gets life without parole
ST. LOUIS • A man who admitted killing a St. Louis County lawyer — and was accused of plotting to kill a prosecutor — will serve life in prison without parole after the state waived the death penalty in exchange for his guilty plea to a first-degree ...
Issa hasn't recalled Lerner to testify, Lawyer says
But as of Wednesday evening, Lerner's lawyer said Issa had not acted to recall Lerner. Reached by email, William W. Taylor, III, the attorney representing Lerner in the criminal case opened by the Department of Justice, said that Lerner had not waived ...
The 'best and smartest lawyer in the courtroom' turns 90
“It was clear to me and every other lawyer who was ever in court with Jim Coleman that [he] was the best and smartest lawyer in the courtroom, and the judges all knew it, too,” recalled Higginbotham, now a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...
Woman charged with strangling model had no motive, lawyer says
Kelly Soo Park glances at her lawyer George Buehler, left, as they and her other lawyer, Mark Kassabian, right, listen to opening statements last week. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times / May 15, 2013) ...
Prosecutors pursue rape case against Malaysian whose lawyer says he married ...
Prosecutors pursue rape case against Malaysian whose lawyer says he married ...
Lawyer Wants Terror Case Against Md. Man Dismissed
A former Army soldier accused of trying to provide support to a terrorist organization in Somalia after he left the military has asked a court to dismiss the case against him, saying he never had any contact with the group. A lawyer for Craig Baxam of ...
Ruemmler met one-on-one with Treasury lawyer long before April
Although White House Chief Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler claims to have learned about the IRS audit scandal only last month, she had three unprecedented one-on-one meetings last year with the Treasury Department's chief lawyer, who has known about the ...
Bulger lawyer wants confidential informant identified
A lawyer for James “Whitey” Bulger urged a judge Wednesday to order prosecutors to identify a confidential informant who asserted that two of the gangster's former associates boasted that they would protect their criminal friends while cooperating with ...
AEG Lawyer's Email Called Michael Jackson a 'Freak,' Court Told
A lawyer for the parent company of AEG Live LLC called Michael Jackson a freak on the day the singer signed a multimillion contract for a series of ill-fated comeback concerts, emails displayed for a jury on Wednesday showed. The emails were presented ...
White House counsel met with top treasury lawyer three times last year
The Daily Caller reports that White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler had three unprecedented one-on-one meetings last year with the Treasury Department's chief lawyer, Chistopher Meade. The meetings were in September and December of 2012. Meade ...
Rail Workers Injured In Metro-North Crash Hire Lawyer
STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Seven Metro-North railroad workers injured in last week's collision on the commuter line have hired a lawyer to pursue damages. The engineers of the two trains involved are among the clients of George Cahill, a New ...
Trial of Sandy Springs man accused of trying to kill lawyer wife nears end
She said she was also led to believe her fiance was 28 and had spinal cancer — neither of which is true, Parson's lawyer, Robert Booker, confirmed in his opening statement. When asked how he could sleep with another woman while his wife clung to life ...
As I Lay Dying Singer on Steroids, Lawyer Says
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was on steroids when he tried to hire a hitman to kill his wife, the singer's lawyer said yesterday in court. Thomas Warwick, the singer's lawyer, said heavy metal vocalist began taking steroids after getting into ...
Canada Terror Suspect: Lawyer Must Use 'Holy Book'
I have agreed to have a lawyer, no problem, but I wish that this lawyer will cooperate with me. I need the holy book as a reference. I don't want a book written by humans," Esseghaier said via video link. The justice of the peace told Esseghaier he ...
Fainting lawyer sued for costs of mistrial
RAW VIDEO: Sued doctor helps lawyer who faints in ...: Dr. Ryan LeGrand, a former surgical resident at University of Louisville Hospital, helped plaintiff's attorney Hans Poppe after he fainted during a trial in Jefferson Circuit Court in which LeGrand ...
Local lawyer named to corruption fighting Chicago prosecutor job
Local lawyer named to corruption fighting Chicago prosecutor job. Tweet · Share this · Email · Print. Related News. Analysis: In any scandal, lying to Congress is tough to prove. 8:45am EDT. Chicago board approves largest school closing. Wed, May 22 ...
Bobby Ferguson without a lawyer for bid rigging case
“Mr. Ferguson has never asked for a court appointed lawyer – all he's ever asked for was the chance to get out so he can make the necessary moves to try to get a lawyer [for the bid rigging case], but you can't get a lawyer when you're behind bars ...
Lawyer: NY Man at Center of HIV Scare Not Positive
Nushawn Williams, a New York drug dealer imprisoned amid accusations he infected 13 young women with HIV in the 1990s, does not have the virus that causes AIDS, according to his attorney, who said he arranged for a new blood test as part of efforts to ...
Hidden Hand: Steve Castor, the GOP's Get-Obama Lawyer
No one in the White House looks forward to a call from Steve Castor. The lawyer in charge of the GOP's numerous probes of the Obama administration—the Internal Revenue Service targeting of the Tea Party, the handling of the attack on the U.S ...
Lawyer: Jodi Arias penalty retrial will be media circus
Lawyer: Jodi Arias penalty retrial will be media circus. A lawyer explains what happens next in the penalty phase of Jodi Arias's trial. He says the trial will be a media circus moving forward and could result in another hung jury. Post to Facebook ...
Lawyer who helped prosecute Gov. Ryan tapped for US attorney's post
The lawyer picked Thursday to succeed Patrick Fitzgerald as Chicago's U.S. attorney is a former federal prosecutor best known for taking on corrupt politicians and powerful institutions such as the University of Notre Dame. Zachary Fardon would take ...
FBI seizes cell phones from lawyer, Tampa cop in DUI scandal
TAMPA – Grisham-like allegations that lawyers set up an opposing attorney for a DUI arrest mid-trial heated up Thursday when federal agents seized the cell phones of a lawyer and a Tampa police sergeant. The scorching trial of shock jock Bubba the Love ...
Trayvon Martin case: Martin family lawyer on defense team's photo release
Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, plans to introduce into evidence photos showing Trayvon Martin blowing smoke, what appears to be marijuana, and a hand holding a gun. Additional evidence, released through a website run by Zimmerman's defense ...
FBI seizes cellphones from lawyer, Tampa cop in DUI scandal
TAMPA — Grisham-like allegations that lawyers set up an opposing attorney for a DUI arrest mid trial heated up Thursday when federal agents seized the cellphones of a lawyer and a Tampa police sergeant. The scorching trial of shock jock Bubba the Love ...