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Attorney for defense lawyer says police off track
The attorney for a Las Vegas defense lawyer under investigation for allegedly helping a client flee the country said Wednesday that police are on the wrong track. Michael Sanft said his client, attorney Ben Nadig, told federal prosecutors roughly six ...
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino -- Jersey Shorts Lawyer for $29K ... Lawyer Sues
The Situation is in the worst kind of legal trouble -- the kind where his lawyer can't help, because his lawyer is the one who's suing him ... for 4 years of unpaid legal bills. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother Marc Sorrentino owe long ...
Teen's lawyer: Police want explicit photo in sexting case
The case in Northern Virginia has sparked anger from the boy's family, local lawyers and legal observers, who say that the amount of time and resources spent by law enforcement on private messages between teens is excessive. The teen's attorneys are ...
Eder Giovanni Herrera's Lawyer Says OC Law Enforcement Has Blood of 4 Men ...
Eder Giovanni Herrera's Lawyer Says OC Law Enforcement Has Blood of 4 Men ...
Defense Lawyer Ends Preet Bharara's Streak in Insider Trading Cases
The defense lawyer who spoiled Preet Bharara's perfect record in hedge fund insider trading cases has finally gotten a haircut. It's not because the lawyer, Daniel M. Gitner, has been busy, although he certainly has been. The insider trading trial of ...
In federal court, Flemington lawyer pleads guilty in $40.8M mortgage fraud scheme
FLEMINGTON — A former lawyer admitted on July 7 that he conspired to participate in a scheme that caused lenders to release $40.8 million based on fraudulent mortgage loan applications and conspired to launder the proceeds of the fraud, U.S. Attorney ...
Lawyer: Farnham talking about possible deal
Lawyer: Farnham talking about possible deal. Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:17 p.m. CDT. By The Associated Press. CHICAGO — A lawyer for a former Illinois state representative charged with child pornography has told a federal judge his client ...
Jersey City police chief is victim of 'retribution' by mayor, lawyer says
A lawyer for Jersey City Police Chief Robert Cowan told The Jersey Journal today that Cowan's impending demotion is an act of political retaliation on behalf of Mayor Steve Fulop. "My client is the subject of retribution," attorney Shelley L. Stangler ...
Lawyer for Holyoke fights Geriatric Authority's try for bankruptcy protection
SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers for the city of Holyoke and the Holyoke Geriatric Authority sparred in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Thursday over a $5.9 million question: is the geriatric authority entitled to bankruptcy protection. A lawyer representing the city ...
AG candidate Richards: 'I'd be the people's lawyer'
"I would be the people's lawyer — someone who would stand up for the rights of our citizens to make sure they get a fair shake and make sure we stand up for good common sense solutions to public safety and get the politics out of the way," he said ...
Google's top lawyer says EU's 'right to be forgotten'...
Google's top lawyer says EU's 'right to be forgotten'...
Court secrecy doesn't worry media lawyer
Attorney Jay Bender said a footnote in a recent ruling likely pertains to grand jury investigations. Loading… Post to Facebook. Court secrecy doesn't worry media lawyer Attorney Jay Bender said a footnote in a recent ruling likely pertains to grand ...
Marcus: Don't blame Clinton for doing her job as a lawyer
Lawyers represent clients. Criminal defense lawyers represent clients accused of crimes — sometimes horrible, evil clients accused of heinous crimes. It is the ethical and professional responsibility of these lawyers to defend those clients as ...
Suarez's lawyer reveals player will appeal FIFA's 'draconian' punishment
Luis Suarez's lawyer has condemned FIFA's punishment of the Uruguay striker for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini as "draconian, totalitarian and fascist", and said an appeal will go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Speaking just ...
Importance of Hiring a Lawyer in the Immigration Process
employment immigration When a foreign national wishes to come into the United States – whether for school, to work, or with family – certain immigration documents must be obtained. Depending on your reason for coming to the U.S., the duration of your ...
This Lawyer Just Wrote The Best Smackdown Letter You'll See Today
Litigators can fall victim to their own imaginations. It's really built into the system when they're encouraged to write their exhaustive wishlists during discovery and fill their own dreams with visions of terabytes of entirely incriminating evidence ...
Gov. Perry declines to release taxpayer tab for his defense lawyer
Rick Perry's office declined to release the amount that a $450-an-hour lawyer has billed the state to represent the governor in a grand jury investigation over whether he misused his power with a veto threat. The San Antonio Express-News under the ...
Insane Clown Posse's Juggalo Lawyer Will Not Give Up Fight Against The FBI's ...
Insane Clown Posse's Juggalo Lawyer Will Not Give Up Fight Against The FBI's ...
Ex-Bush lawyer convicted of trying to kill wife
A Connecticut jury has convicted a former White House lawyer of attempted murder and other charges for nearly beating his wife to death four years ago. John Michael Farren was found guilty in Stamford Superior Court on Friday after three days of ...
Caribbean-Based Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Laundering Sting
A Caribbean-based lawyer charged in a sting operation pleaded guilty to helping launder what he was told were proceeds of a bank fraud designed to hide $2 million from U.S. tax officials, according to the Justice Department. Patrick Poulin, 41 ...
Lawyers Responding to Negative Online Reviews Tread Tricky Path
“With the Internet assuming an ever-increasing marketing importance for lawyers, legal analysts are starting to pay more attention to a lawyer's options and risks in addressing online reviews,” writes Dallas trial lawyer John G. Browning in the July ...
Darrell Fuller's lawyer raises possibility of second suspect
Alleged cop killer Darrell Fuller's lawyer brought out testimony at his trial Friday that authorities at one point believed "two bad guys" may have been involved in the officer's slaying. But a homicide detective told jurors that the possibility of a ...
Ex-White House Lawyer Convicted of Attempted Murder of His Wife
A former White House lawyer in both Bush administrations was convicted on Friday of attempted murder and other charges in the beating of his wife at their Connecticut home four years ago. The lawyer, John Michael Farren, 61, who also was once general ...
Attorney Michael Corso's lawyer lodges objections at 38 Studios hearing
Anthony Traini, an attorney representing Michael Corso, talks to the press after the hour-long hearing Friday convened by Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis on Corso's role in bringing 38 Studios to Rhode Island. Corso did not appear for the proceeding ...
Glodzik gets up to 1 year; lawyer incensed
MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Leo Glodzik, left, leaves the Luzerne County Courthouse on Friday. Embattled towing contractor Leo Glodzik III is headed to jail next week, but he'll be allowed out of prison to work. A Luzerne County judge on Friday ...
Columbus lawyer's crimes atypical
Nearly a dozen lawyers a year are convicted of felonies in Ohio, but few face the kind of charges that are likely to send Javier Armengau to prison. “The ones I'm aware of usually fall into two groups — stealing or embezzling from clients and drug ...
Elko police probe fake-lawyer scam
ELKO — Elko police are warning residents about an impostor posing as a lawyer as part of a telephone scam in the area. Police say the man claims to be an attorney who tells potential victims that a family member has been arrested and jailed, and needs ...
Once Targeted by Limbaugh, Lawyer Seeks California Seat
The former student, Sandra Fluke, now a lawyer, is a Democrat running as a first-time candidate for a State Senate seat representing some of the most affluent communities of Los Angeles County, a district that stretches from the Hollywood Hills to the ...
Lawyer: Cops case illegal against accused killer of Douglas woman
Police claim that 23-year-old Dewey Calhoun Green was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but his attorney claims that the blood drawn for testing under implied consent is simply a “fishing expedition” for police, the News reports. Green's ...
Maine lawyer helps Vermont lineman win settlement
LEWISTON, Maine (NECN) -- An electric line worker from Vermont traveled to Maine Friday to thank the law firm that helped him win one of the largest jury awards in Vermont history. This followed an accident that left him without legs. Mike Hemond and ...
Palo's lawyer: Throw out request to dismiss lawsuit
An attorney for Bubu Palo, the former Iowa State University basketball player suing the woman who accused him of sexual assault and her mother for defamation, responded last week to the defendants' request that the lawsuit be dismissed on First ...
State Supreme Court orders death-row lawyer to stay on case
A sharply divided Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a Death Row inmate's lawyer to remain on the case even though convicted murderer James Robertson wants to be executed. Robertson's public defender, Steven Bolotin, asked to be removed ...
Columbia mayor's lawyer: Florida trip was personal
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A lawyer for Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin is preparing documents to show the mayor's trip to Florida in 2010 was a personal business trip. But if the State Ethics Commission rules the trip was part of official government business, ...
Fulmer fired again; lawyer plans appeal
The West Licking Joint Fire District board voted July 10 to terminate Fire Chief David Fulmer – for the second time. Fulmer's attorney, David “Chip” Comstock, confirmed Fulmer will appeal the decision – also for the second time. Fulmer, 44, first was ...
Lawyer will do your chores if you don't like his client's new movie
Richard Linklater's lawyer will do your chores if you don't like his client's latest movie, “Boyhood,” which took 12 years to make. “[Richard's] L-O-N-G awaited 'Boyhood' hits theaters . . . today,” top film rep John Sloss wrote in a Friday e-mail ...
Disbarred lawyer Anthony Mangone remains free four years after guilty plea
Four years after his guilty plea — and two years after his testimony helped convict former Yonkers Councilwoman Sandy Annabi and her political mentor Zehy Jereis in a bribery case — disbarred lawyer Anthony Mangone remains free and apparently still ...
Report: Lawyer accused of stalking jury in Syracuse dental malpractice case ...
Report: Lawyer accused of stalking jury in Syracuse dental malpractice case ...
Elko police probe impostor posing as lawyer scam
ELKO (AP) — Elko police are warning residents about an impostor posing as a lawyer as part of a telephone scam in the area. Police say the man claims to be an attorney who tells potential victims that a family member has been arrested and jailed, and ...
Quinn Emanuel opens in Houston with David Gerger, Andy Fastow's lawyer
Lawyers around Houston have been murmuring about this possibility for weeks now and it was officially announced today – David Gerger is basically changing the name of his litigation boutique Gerger & Clarke to become the international law firm Quinn ...
Lawyer Clarence Gomery accused of putting out hit on Traverse City attorney - The Grand Rapids Press
TRAVERSE CITY, MI — Well-known northern Michigan defense attorney Clarence Gomery is being arraigned this morning on charges of soliciting the murder of another Traverse City attorney. Gomery, 59, a former prosecutor, was due in 86th District Court in ...
Lawyer: Estate of Bruce Dahmen seeking retirement compensation denied by ...
Lawyer: Estate of Bruce Dahmen seeking retirement compensation denied by ...
Facing SEC charges, golfer/lawyer Parigian now facing federal indictment
BOSTON -- A 56-year- old Lowell attorney and his golfing buddy are facing federal charges accused of using inside information about business activities of American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) to profit from trading AMSC stock. Attorney Douglas ...
Lawyer: Only Ventura To Blame For Earnings Dip
Lawyers for the estate of Kyle argued that Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura can't prove any harm from a story in Kyle's autobiography that Ventura claims is a lie. Attorney Chuck Webber suggested the falloff is Ventura's own fault for making outrageous and ...
Lawyer: Connecticut can't handle transgender teens
(AP) — A lawyer for a teenage transgender girl says she should be removed from the custody of Connecticut's Department of Children and Families, because he says the agency isn't equipped to treat her — or other children in similar situations ...
Lawyers donate to charity tied to Ohio's DeWine
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Lawyers, law firms and an Ohio lobbyist who have business in Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office have all contributed to a charity important to DeWine and his family, an Associated Press review found, and the donations ...
APNewsBreak: Charity dear to AG sees lawyer giving
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Associated Press has found that lawyers, law firms and a lobbyist with a business stake at Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office have contributed to a charity important to the Republican and his family. Hands Together ...
Lawyer: Incrimental Cases Not Big Shift for Crude Oil Exports
Part of the confusion over two crude oil export cases last month stemmed from the private way the federal bureau involved conducts business, according to a lawyer who was involved in one of the cases. The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and ...
Lawyer: Ex-mole who plead guilty to fraud might be mentally ill
Serial fraudster John Thomas risked a judge's ire when he allegedly ducked out from house arrest earlier this summer to arrange a tryst with his lover at his dentist's office. Now, his attorney says the colorful Thomas — a former federal mole who last ...
Rep Jim Jordan wants information on computer crash of federal lawyer who ...
Rep Jim Jordan wants information on computer crash of federal lawyer who ...
Lawyer: Ex-mole who pleaded guilty to fraud might be mentally ill
Serial fraudster John Thomas risked a judge's ire when he allegedly ducked out from house arrest earlier this summer to arrange a tryst with his lover at his dentist's office. Now, his attorney says the colorful Thomas — a former federal mole who last ...