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Lawyer to plead guilty to bribery in Bexar County corruption case
SAN ANTONIO — A lawyer at the center of a federal investigation into corruption at the Bexar County Courthouse and beyond has been charged with bribery, and plans to plead guilty to the charge, the San Antonio Express-News has confirmed as part of its ...
The Price For Killing A Lawyer Is $1000 (Plus Sex!)
These are just some of the important questions that factor into the price for a lawyer's head, and if we had to guess, we'd start the bidding at about $75,000, since that's likely what the very average lawyer who's been practicing for a while could ...
Democrats in US Senate block Obama civil rights lawyer
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several of President Barack Obama's Democrats in the U.S. Senate joined Republicans on Wednesday to block his nominee to a top Justice Department job after complaints that the lawyer, Debo Adegbile, had once helped ...
Former IRS Official Refuses To Testify Again, Lawyer Blasts "Partisan" Hearing
So here's what you missed at the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing today… Um, nothing. Yet again, Lois Lerner, the former Director of Tax-Exempt Organizations at the Internal Revenue Service refused to answer questions ...
Savannah lawyer Jamie Casino lands reality TV show
It took barely a month for personal injury lawyer and Internet celebrity Jamie Casino to land his own reality TV show after a local Super Bowl ad he produced and starred in racked up more than 5 million views. According to Deadline Hollywood, Warner ...
Young Scholars' Institute in Trenton picks Princeton lawyer to head its board
Taylor served as president of the board of trustees of the Chapin School in Princeton from 2009-2011 and has been previously named one of the nation's top trial lawyers. “As we enter YSI's quarter-century of service, I am thrilled to lead our ...
Lawyer apologizes, pays fine over school project remark
WATERBURY >> A Southbury lawyer has apologized and agreed to pay $750 over her accusations that town officials in Woodbury and Bethlehem were engaged in fraud in a fight over a high school renovation referendum. Deborah Stevenson faced a motion ...
How to Find the Right Lawyer for You
There is no shortage of lawyers. And the more successful you become, the more time -- and money -- you'll spend with yours. So hire one you like -- professional chemistry counts. As a rule of thumb, if your stomach clenches each time your lawyer's name ...
The Army's Top Sexual Assault Lawyer Accused of Sexual Assault—at a Sexual ...
The Army's Top Sexual Assault Lawyer Accused of Sexual Assault—at a Sexual ...
Tech Rights Lawyer And Entrepreneur Christina Gagnier Is Running For Congress
Christina Gagnier would bring rare tech chops to the federal legislature as a long-time digital rights lawyer and startup founder (who also competed in TechCrunch's own Disrupt Battlefield). What makes Gagnier qualified to hold the exalted position of ...
Star witness against ex-Madoff aides a liar, lawyer tells jury
Krantz was the first defense lawyer to deliver a closing statement in the five-month trial, after Assistant U.S. Attorney John Zach finished his six-hour summation earlier on Thursday. The five defendants are charged with helping perpetrate a massive ...
Lawyer cites confidentiality on behalf of former Dolphins trainer
When a lawyer has an opportunity to represent a high-profile client, the lawyer must resist the temptation to seize the opportunity to make himself high profile at the expense of his client's interests. In the case of former Dolphins head trainer Kevin ...
Did Lawyer Who Helped Cheerleader Sue Her Parents Also Get Her Drunk?
Did Lawyer Who Helped Cheerleader Sue Her Parents Also Get Her Drunk? Florida Otter Adorably Kills and Eats Alligator · Patrick Stewart Joins the U.K. Prime Minister's Very Serious Call · Woman Arrested for Hitting Her Mom in the Head With a Vibrator ...
Feds to Pay Lawyer for Marathon Suspect's Friend
He said last month he could no longer pay his lawyers. The judge on Thursday appointed attorney Derege Demissie (DEHR'-ee-juhr dee-MA'-see) to continue representing Phillipos. Phillipos is one of three University of Massachusetts Dartmouth students ...
This Is Either the Best or Worst Lawyer Commercial Ever Made
Editing a flashing "REAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY" sign over your sales pitch might make lesser lawyers seam unserious, but by the video's conclusion, Muessig's schtick has us convinced that he's the man to call should we ever find ourselves in a sticky ...
Bridget Kelly's lawyer files court papers battling subpoena, criticizes ...
Bridget Kelly's lawyer files court papers battling subpoena, criticizes ...
Court Approves 2nd Lawyer to Help Bulger's Appeal
A federal judge has approved a second taxpayer-funded lawyer to help with convicted Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's (BUHL'-jurz) appeal. The 1st Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals approved a request Wednesday from Bulger's lawyer, Henry Brennan, ...
Lawyer jumps to death from 12th-floor office
The 44-year-old lawyer leaped from a 12th-floor window at 225 Broadway, landing face down on scaffolding above the sidewalk, according to law enforcement sources. Police were called to the scene at 7:23 a.m., when responders found the man in cardiac ...
Criminal lawyer's ad is subversive, sarcastic and pretty awesome
"As a criminal defense attorney and as somebody who is a cinefile and film buff, I'm aware of the trope, which is why I decided to do the sendup of the trope," Muessig, a 2012 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, told Yahoo News. In ...
Chevron RICO Fallout: What Happens to the Losing Lawyer?
The main plaintiffs' lawyer is Steven Donziger, an activist attorney in New York who has pursued the Ecuadorian case for more than 20 years. The oil pollution lawsuit is the one and only civil action of any heft that he's filed since he graduated from ...
An Interview With the Man Behind the Best (or Worst) Lawyer Commercial Ever ...
An Interview With the Man Behind the Best (or Worst) Lawyer Commercial Ever ...
Lawyer jumps to his death from Broadway building
A bi-polar lawyer, separated from his wife and reeling from the recent deaths of his parents, jumped 12 stories to his death from his office window, police said. Leonard Morton, 45, landed on scaffolding near street level about 7:20 a.m. on Friday. He ...
Lawyer denies formal ties to Gregory's firm
The lawyer named as a partner in an ethics complaint against Wilmington City Council President Theo Gregory says he doesn't have a Wilmington office and uses a mail drop as his address, but he has never been formally tied to Gregory's law firm. Gregory ...
Lawyer: Ex-Police Employee Victim in Black Ops Case
Caffery, 24, is a former analyst with the department whose lawyers say was forced to resign. Her named was mentioned multiple times in the investigative report by the State Law Enforcement Division into claims of misconduct within the Columbia Police ...
Lawyer Charged With Tax Fraud
David E. Eagan, an East Hampton attorney and the president of the Wainscott School Board, was arraigned on Feb. 28 on a charge of criminal tax fraud in East Hampton Town Justice Court. A state auditor said he failed to file New York State income tax ...
Lawyer Eric Deters may close practice in Ky.
INDEPENDENCE – Outspoken attorney Eric Deters said he is so frustrated with Kentucky's disciplinarian process for lawyers that he is prepared to resign from the state's bar association and just practice in Ohio. After Deters completed a 60-day ...
Lawyer who disappeared is arrested at JFK Airport upon return from Turkey
Jeffrey M. Witt, a St. Peters lawyer who disappeared in late October after a series of legal troubles of his own, was arrested Friday as he was arriving from Turkey, federal prosecutors said Saturday. Witt used a female client to impersonate someone ...
Phantom criminal charge prompts letter from lawyer seeking a client
It would be understandable if Larry Snyder of Coplay jumped at the chance to hire a lawyer, just to be on the safe side. "I understand that criminal charges may have recently been filed against you in Lehigh County District Court," began a Feb. 26 ...
Lawyer for ATV rider who hit cop blames the officer
The lawyer for the wild ATV rider who allegedly hit and dragged a cop 200 feet in Brooklyn blamed the brave cop Saturday for his injuries. Detective Matthew McClusky is still recovering at Jamaica Hospital from a broken vertebra, fractured nose and ...
Lawyer: Alleged crimes too old
RIVERSIDE • A lawyer for a California educator accused of sex crimes after a former student talked about sex-abuse allegations on YouTube said Friday the charges are too old to be tried in court. Defense attorney Randy Collins said the charges filed ...
Tom Tuohy, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer, Founder of Dreams for Kids.
There are few people in this world that we meet who truly strike us as dedicated, life-changing amazing people. I was fortunate enough to meet Tom Tuohy last summer, a Chicago personal injury lawyer and the founder of Dreams for Kids-a youth ...
Malaysia: Quash Unjust Conviction of Prominent Lawyer
“The politically motivated prosecutions of Karpal Singh and Anwar Ibrahim appear to be nothing more than cudgels wielded by the government to make up for losses at the polling booth. These misguided cases show Prime Minister Najib Razak's serious ...
Florida won't allow illegal immigrant to become a lawyer
Jose Godinez-Samperio was 9 the first time he sat in a plane, flying from Mexico City over the blue, blue Gulf. He remembers that Gulf. He remembers the clouds. He remembers landing in Orlando at night on Dec. 7, 1995, and wondering how beautiful the ...
Justin Bieber is smug, insolent in lawyer deposition
Justin Bieber was less than thrilled to answer a lawyer's questions in a deposition sitting last week. The deposition, which took place on Thursday in Miami, happened in connection to the lawsuit brought against the pop star's bodyguard by a ...
FORUM: Napoli lawyer-bashing unjustified
As Napoli complains, lawyers can be expensive. But Napoli seems to think that every dollar a lawyer is paid goes straight into the lawyer's pocket. In fact, like every other profession, a substantial portion of every dollar pays for employee salaries ...
GOLDMAN: Citizen group asks lawyer to draft ballpark, bond referendum
Paul Goldman is a local lawyer who helped run Doug Wilder's historic campaign for governor of Virginia. RICHMOND, Va. – What started small soon grew 300 percent bigger than the group organizer expected. They were concerned citizens, no fancy titles, ...
Former Jerry Sandusky Lawyer Subject Of Probe
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor in Pennsylvania says his office is investigating whether one of Jerry Sandusky's former defense attorneys stole “a significant amount of client funds.” Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed released a ...
Lawyer for Michael Dunn withdraws from case
Judge Russell Healey presides over a hearing for Michael Dunn Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida. Last month Dunn was convicted of the attempted murders of Tevin Thompson, Leland Brunson and Tommie ...
Friend's lawyer says Tsarnaev destroyed cellphone
BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev destroyed his cellphone before being arrested, a lawyer for one of Tsarnaev's friends said in court Monday. The information was disclosed during a pretrial hearing in U.S. District Court as ...
Madoff Aide Lawyer Compares CFO's Story to Broadway Show
Bernard Madoff's former finance chief, Frank DiPascali, who pleaded guilty to aiding the con man's $17 billion Ponzi scheme, fed prosecutors “a line of garbage” to build their criminal case against five of his ex-colleagues, a defense lawyer said ...
ABN Amro Lawyer's Unfair Firing Ruled Not Due to Race
A London employment tribunal ruled that a former U.K. lawyer at ABN Amro Group NV was unfairly fired by the bank even as it rejected claims she was discriminated against because of her race, gender or religion. ABN Amro's former U.K. head of legal, ...
Friend's Lawyer Says Tsarnaev Destroyed Cellphone
The information was disclosed during a pretrial hearing in U.S. District Court as lawyers for three of Tsarnaev's friends asked a judge to order prosecutors to turn over a variety of records and documents to the defense. The defense requested all ...
Justin Bieber battles lawyer in deposition video
In video from the deposition, Bieber primped and winked to the camera at times, but he was a hostile witness for most of the four hours of questioning by Miami lawyer Mark DiCowden, who represents photographer Jeffrey Binion. Justin Bieber cops ...
Lawyer: Egypt Activists Beaten in Courthouse
Three of Egypt's most prominent youth activists were beaten in the courthouse by their guards before a hearing Monday in the appeal of their prison sentence, their lawyer said. Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohammed Adel, leading figures in Egypt's ...
Illegal Campaign Contributions By Lawyer at Florida Law Firm
A lawyer at a former Fort Lauderdale law firm has been charged in a scheme to make illegal campaign contributions in the names of others. Russell S. Adler, a shareholder in the former Fort Lauderdale law firm of Rothstein, Rosenfelt and Adler (RRA ...
How ACLU Attorney Ben Wizner Became Snowden's Lawyer
Wizner is the lead lawyer for the NSA whistleblower who set off a global debate in the last year about how far states should go in electronic surveillance of their citizens. Wizner was consulted early on about Snowden by Laura Poitras, the filmmaker to ...
SEC has opened investigation into KBR, whistleblower's lawyer says
The Securities Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into one of the nation's largest government contractors following claims that employees seeking to report fraud had to sign confidentiality statements barring them from disclosing the ...
Lawyers ramp up the drama in TV, Internet advertising
“I may be a lawyer, but I think like a criminal,” Mr. Muessig says in the video. “I'm the Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Pittsburgh criminals hire when they commit crimes.” The video has gone viral, with more than 100,000 views, and Mr. Muessig ...
G. Bradley Rainer, lawyer and teacher
G. Bradley Rainer, 66, a respected Center City lawyer and a teacher at Temple University School of Law, died Wednesday, March 5, of cancer at his home in Philadelphia. Mr. Rainer was known as a man who was whip-smart and honest, but also genial and ...
Former Sandusky lawyer Rominger subject of probe
HARRISBURG — One of the two defense lawyers who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at trial is being investigated for the potential theft of money from his clients, a prosecutor said Monday. Cumberland County ...