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Michael Brown Grand Jury Process 'Should Be Indicted,' Family Lawyer Says
WASHINGTON -- Lawyers and supporters of Michael Brown's family charged Tuesday that the process that left Brown's killer facing no charges "should be indicted" itself. And while prosecutors wouldn't agree, they did admit in transcripts that the grand ...
Prosecutor: Lawyer Had Sex With Captive Girl, 14
A Philadelphia lawyer was charged Tuesday with patronizing a sex-trafficking ring that held a missing 14-year-old girl captive and sent her to his downtown office to have sex with him. The girl was held captive just blocks from her Philadelphia home in ...
DA: Philadelphia lawyer had sex with captive girl, 14
PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia lawyer was charged Tuesday with patronizing a sex-trafficking ring that held a missing 14-year-old girl captive and sent her to his downtown office to have sex with him. The girl was held captive just blocks from her ...
Lawyer: Hansen still fighting trapping citation
But in a dispute over state wildlife regulations, his lawyer says he's not backing down from accusations his animal trapping tactics violate state law. Philip Kreitlein, Hansen's attorney, said Tuesday the controversial lawmaker still plans to go ...
Center City lawyer charged with having sex with 14-year-old girl
The traumatized girl in the Special Victims Unit in March described a sex-trafficking underworld that stretched from Germantown to Georgia. The teenager said her captors had threatened to kill her if she ran from their home on a modest Northwest ...
Former TLC lawyer gets $7.5G fine
A Taxi and Limousine Commission lawyer was fined $7,500 by the Conflicts of Interest Board Tuesday for allegedly using his work phone to raise money for his City Council campaign. Igor Oberman of Brooklyn was the TLC's $85,500-a-year executive ...
Victims abused by perv teacher spoke positively about him: lawyer
Sean Shaynak, the teacher accused of sleeping with seven students, was described as "cute" by a teen he later allegedly sodomized. Photo: Byron Smith. Many of the teen girls who prosecutors say were sexually abused by a Brooklyn Tech teacher kept in ...
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Philadelphia lawyer charged with having sex with teen sex slave
She said the lawyer had sex wtih her while one of her keepers waited outside. Meehan, a lawyer who practiced in criminal defense and civil litigation, was fired by his law partners in October. His lawyer said only one side of the case has been ...
Iran Rights Lawyer Vows To Keep Protesting
Sotoudeh started picketing outside the offices of the Iranian Bar Association in Tehran a month ago, after the association, reportedly under official pressure, banned her from working as a lawyer for three years. "If my sentence is not overturned, I ...
Famous lawyer races to help Ferguson looting victims
Bob Unruh joined WND in 2006 after nearly three decades with the Associated Press, as well as several Upper Midwest newspapers, where he covered everything from legislative battles and sports to tornadoes and homicidal survivalists. He is also a ...
Shoffner lawyer grateful prosecutors drop charges
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A lawyer for an ex-Arkansas treasurer convicted in a bribery and extortion case says in court papers she is grateful that she won't be tried on mail fraud charges. Prosecutors said Tuesday they intend to drop 10 mail fraud ...
Lathrop lawyer: one day, two Supreme Court wins
"As a young lawyer who's excited to see whether or not he was going to get a ruling in his first two Supreme Court cases, I was watching those hand-down dates every time," Blomberg said. "One was a little delayed when it came down, and then when they ...
Bill Meeks, dead at 67, described as 'phenomenal lawyer'
“This is terrible, terrible news,” Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said this afternoon. “He was among the top lawyers in the city and the state. Besides being an outstanding lawyer, he was a wonderful person.” Meek's law partner, Dave Thomas ...
Lawyer in Belleville hair salon triple murder case faces prostitution charge
One of the lawyers who secured an acquittal for a triple murder defendant now faces prostitution charges. Andrew M. Liefer, 44, of O'Fallon was charged on Wednesday with four counts of patronizing a prostitute, a class four felony. The charges stated ...
Who Is Marie Henein, Jian Ghomeshi's Lawyer?
A graduate of York University's Osgoode Hall Law School and Columbia University, Henein worked for Edward Greenspan, arguably the best-known defence lawyer in Canada, who has represented well-known defendants such as Robert Latimer, Garth ...
Brown lawyer says process 'unfair and broken'
Lawyers for Michael Brown's family say the process that led to a white officer not being indicted in the fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old is "unfair and broken". Benjamin Crump said on Tuesday that the family's legal team objected to St ...
Lawyer of attorney accused of theft doesn't want charges cherry-picked
BOULDER — The lawyer representing a Boulder immigration attorney facing charges that she stole from numerous clients urged a judge Wednesday not to allow prosecutors to drop more than 30 counts previously filed against the defendant. Emily Cohen ...
Darren Wilson switched homes, preferred dark movie theaters to avoid detection
"He had to leave the grass, literally, half mowed," his lawyer, Neil Bruntrager, told CNN's Don Lemon late Wednesday. Since then, he's stayed under the radar by moving from house to house, including briefly living with one of his lawyers, and spending ...
French trial for Tel Aviv hit-and-run suspended after lawyer attacked
The trial of two French nationals, who hit and killed an Israeli woman while driving in Tel Aviv in 2011 and then fled to France to avoid prosecution, was suspended Thursday after one of their lawyers was attacked during a break in proceedings. The ...
Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Will Never Police Again, His Lawyer Says
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown in August, setting off months of protests, will likely never be a law enforcement officer again, his lawyer said in an interview with NBC station KSDK ...
Area bankruptcy lawyer gets 3-year license suspension
An area lawyer under investigation in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, where a judge called him a"sociopath," has been suspended for three years over the improper handling of clients' money. Jason J. Mazzei, who is based in Pittsburgh but had offices in Erie and ...
Lawyer sets up 1.2M Christmas lights to break world record
A Christmas-crazy lawyer has bagged a world record for setting up the largest ever festive LED light image display. Dad-of-three David Richards strung up almost 1.2 million tiny bulbs in the shape of three gifts in the downtown Canberra CBD mall ...
Ask A NYC Housing Lawyer: Do I Really Have To Hand Over ID To Enter A ...
Ask A NYC Housing Lawyer: Do I Really Have To Hand Over ID To Enter A ...
Miami Lawyer Caught Snorting Cocaine in a Circle K Bathroom, Back in Jail For ...
Miami Lawyer Caught Snorting Cocaine in a Circle K Bathroom, Back in Jail For ...
Darren Wilson will never go back to being a police officer, lawyer says
The Missouri police officer who killed an unarmed black teen sparking months of protests in the city of Ferguson will never return to policing, his lawyer said. Darren Wilson is currently in discussions with the Ferguson, Missouri police department on ...
Statement from lawyer Peter Ginsberg regarding Ray Rice ruling
[Editor's note: Lawyer Peter Ginsberg has issued a statement regarding the ruling that reinstated his client, Ray Rice to the NFL. The full text appears below.] It is a huge relief that Judge Barbara Jones has ruled that Ray can get back to work. That ...
Dothan lawyer's two sons attending law school , earn award
“People think lawyers just solve legal problems, but they really solve life problems.” Thomas serves as a partner in the Dothan law firm, Smith & McGhee, with specializations in criminal defense and family law, along with some estate planning and ...
Treasure case involving Delaware lawyer in judge's hands
David Paul Horan, a leading admiralty lawyer who represented a novice treasure hunter who claimed he found thousands of emeralds off Key West, testified that he and Silverstein clashed over how and when to reveal the discovery of modern epoxy on ...
Prominent rights lawyer released in China
BEIJING A prominent human rights lawyer was released Saturday from six months in police custody in central China, according a Beijing-based social justice group. Chang Boyang has been campaigning for the rights of migrant workers, HIV patients and ...
New ABA book gives readers honest advice on becoming a better lawyer
Reading this book, you can't deny Tannebaum tells it like it is. There is never a question about where he stands on any issues relating to the legal profession. In The Practice, he riffs on everything from asking yourself what type of lawyer you want ...
Lawyer: FBI improperly tried to talk to defendant
Sizemore's lawyer, Kent Wicker, says the attempted interview violated his client's right to have counsel present at any meeting with law enforcement. U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar has set a Dec. 1 conference call about the allegations. Sizemore and ...
Lawyer vows fight over police chief suspension
HALEDON >> A lawyer for a suspended northern New Jersey police chief is vowing to fight the sanction and is predicting “a war.” Attorney Stuart Alterman represents Haledon Police Chief Louis Mercuro, who was suspended this week because of a failed ...
Texas to execute man who lawyer says is delusional
Scott Penetti is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday for killing his wife's parents in 1992. The 56-year-old inmate's lawyers say the date should be postponed so that Panetti can undergo further psychological testing because they believe it would ...
Grace: For janitor and lawyer-turned-pastor, friendship is a constant
The son of a lawyer, Jim was trying to decide whether to follow his brain — and his dad — and become a lawyer, too, or follow his heart and be a minister. He was laid-back and a little shy and really admired his roommate, a fellow psychology major ...
Darren Wilson resigns from Ferguson Police Dept., lawyer says
Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed a young unarmed black man — setting off protests nationwide and fueling debates about policing in minority communities — resigned from the force Saturday. In his letter of ...
Ray Rice lawyer rips Roger Goodell, questions if NFL owners should 'tolerate ...
Ray Rice lawyer rips Roger Goodell, questions if NFL owners should 'tolerate ...
Lawyer: Brown's family may sue Wilson
Lawyer: Brown's family may sue Darren Wilson. By Alexander Bolton. Getty Images. Daryl Parks, the attorney representing the family of Michael Brown, says they may sue Darren Wilson, the former Ferguson police officer who shot and killed the black ...
Darren Wilson resigned after police received threats: lawyer
FERGUSON, Mo. — Former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson's lawyer says Wilson resigned because he was concerned about the potential for violence against other officers if he didn't. Neil Bruntrager told The Associated Press on Sunday that Wilson ...
Darren Wilson's Lawyer: Wilson Resigned to Protect His Fellow Police
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Darren Wilson resigned from his job as a Ferguson police officer after learning of threats of violence against other officers and the department, his lawyer said Sunday. Wilson, a 28-year-old white officer, had been on ...
Lawyer: Michael Brown's family will pursue "every legal avenue"
"But when you have this secret grand jury proceeding where there is only one lawyer in the room and that lawyer's the local prosecutor who has a symbiotic relationship with the local police department and a local police officer and has no relationship ...
Wilson Resigned Because of Threats to Police, Lawyer Says
Wilson Resigned Because of Threats to Police, Lawyer Says. ABCNews. DEAN SCHABNER. Sunday, November 30, 2014 09:35AM. Former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson resigned because he was concerned over the potential of violence against the ...
Darren Wilson Resigned Because of 'Credible Threats': Lawyer
Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, resigned from the Ferguson Police Department Saturday because he was told of "credible threats" to the department and officers — and the city has now "severed ties" with him. Wilson's ...
Lawyer: Egypt's Mubarak Could Be Freed Soon
The lawyer for deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak said he could soon be freed, having served two-thirds of a corruption sentence and been cleared in the deaths of anti-government demonstrators in 2011. The 86-year-old Mubarak is being held in a ...
Lawyer: Darren Wilson resigned after chief's warning
Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is shown during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo. The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, nearly four months ...
Darren Wilson lawyer talks about his future in policing
One day after Darren Wilson resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, city officials say he's receiving no severance. His attorney says the resignation was prompted by safety concerns, while protesters on the streets say his departure has left them ...
Alice Lee, an Alabama lawyer whose sister wrote 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' has ...
Alice Lee, an Alabama lawyer whose sister wrote 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' has ...