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St. Paul Lawyer Gets 5 Years For Laundering Drug Money
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul attorney has been sentenced to five years in prison for using his law firm to launder money from a marijuana operation. Fifty-two-year-old Robert Boedigheimer was convicted last June of one count each of money laundering, ...
'You need a lawyer,' judge tells Springfield man facing 3rd shoplifting offense
But after reviewing the defendant's record, Judge William O'Grady expressed doubts about the plea agreement. Citing the defendant's status as a multiple repeat offender, O'Grady said a jail sentence was possible. "You need a lawyer," the judge told ...
Brenda Wood fires lawyer, requests new one
Kansas City businesswoman Brenda Wood was expected to make plea in court on Monday, but instead she fire her attorney and asked the judge to appoint a new one, KSHB reports. Wood, who previously had been angling for release on bond, originally was ...
Nedrow man charged in crash that injured 26: 'I want a lawyer who actually ...
Nedrow man charged in crash that injured 26: 'I want a lawyer who actually ...
Man who sued Facebook, accused of fraud, now missing
An alleged Facebook fraudster is nowhere to be found after he somehow ditched an electronic tracking ankle bracelet just weeks before his trial in Manhattan Federal Court, according to his lawyer. Paul Ceglia, 41, who sued social media mogul Mark ...
Defense Lawyer: Trial Likely In Grandparents' Slaying
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A defense attorney says a western Maryland man accused of fatally stabbing his grandparents will likely be found competent to stand trial. The Herald-Mail reports that David Harbin made the comment during a hearing Monday in ...
Suge Knight's Lawyer -- Both Victims Had Guns
It is clear in the video that a gun is taken and hidden before emergency crews arrived. Suge is a shady guy, that has hurt people, but that doesn't mean he's automatically guilty of the charge you want to see him get. Any lawyer worth a damn would be ...
Attorney: Tony Robinson's Friends Questioned For Hours After Shooting Without ...
Attorney: Tony Robinson's Friends Questioned For Hours After Shooting Without ...
Man pleads guilty to posing as lawyer
A man who posed as a lawyer ended up needing his own attorney after two people who thought he would help them with immigration came forward. Filip Petrov, from Bulgaria, and Julia Nestorovych, from the Ukraine, who were living in Ocean City, sought the ...
Cornell SAE hazing case has lawyer asking: Where's the adult oversight?
A lawyer representing the family of a Sigma Alpha Epsilon pledge at Cornell University who died four years ago after a hazing incident said Tuesday that his case and the racist video chant by SAE members at the University of Oklahoma have a key element ...
Guy Throws His Eyeball At Lawyer
Ottawa lawyer John Hale was quick on his feet in Court Room No. 2 on Friday and, as always, had his eye on the ball. Upset that he wasn't credited more for time spent in custody, his client, an Ottawa thief who lost his left eye to cancer while at the ...
Veteran defense lawyer nominated to be Cook County public defender
"Or not a real lawyer or we're paid by the state, so we're not going to do a good job." "We gain their trust through our actions, through our investigation, just working in the trenches," she said. The sixth of seven children, Campanelli grew up in the ...
Nashville lawyer wins big for Marvin Gaye's family
Pop stars Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams infringed on the copyright for Marvin Gaye's hit song "Got to Give It Up," according to a Tuesday verdict from a federal jury, which awarded Gaye's family $7.4 million. The case marked a monumental win for ...
Venture firm Kleiner's lawyer sharply questions ex-partner
Under questioning from her lawyer, Pao said that before filing her lawsuit she implored fellow Kleiner partners to address instances of unequal treatment for women at the firm. In one email, Pao asked them to "imagine your wife or daughter in my ...
Models in $30M wage suit seek new lawyer
Nearly 30 catwalkers who are suing top modeling agencies in a $30 million class action over compensation are searching for a new lawyer after their's suddenly died. “The problem is finding the right person,” said Laurent Pingaud, husband of lead ...
Judge removes Viagra-themed light-switch cover after lawyer complaint
That's how a Queens judge reacted Tuesday to the female lawyer who demanded that he remove a Viagra-themed light-switch cover from his courtroom. Still, “I don't feel I owe her an apology,'' said Judge Martin Ritholtz, 68. “If [she] had approached me a ...
Kleiner Lawyer Challenges Pao on Venture Capitalist Hopes
(Bloomberg) -- Ellen Pao's claim that she sued Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to break down barriers for women was challenged by a lawyer who quoted the ex-junior partner saying she didn't join the firm to become a venture capitalist. Jurors Tuesday ...
Lawyer of inmate claiming slay frame testifies against him
Johnny Hincapie is seeking to have his conviction in a 1990 stabbing murder overturned based on new testimony and evidence. His former lawyer testified against him in court on Tuesday. A former lawyer for the inmate who says he was falsely convicted in ...
Santa Fe lawyer wants dismissal of cop-killer charges against fugitive in Cuba
SANTA FE – A lawyer for Charlie Hill, the fugitive wanted in a New Mexico cop-killing who's been living in Cuba since hijacking a plane from the Albuquerque airport with two accomplices in 1971, has filed a motion seeking dismissal of Hill's decades ...
AG Kane's lawyer, special prosecutor spar before high court
Kane's lawyer argued that Montgomery County Judge William Carpenter did not have the power under the state grand jury act to name a special prosecutor to convene a new grand jury and compel witness testimony. Instead, lawyer Joseph Del Sole argued, ...
Paulsboro mayor's meds may have made him appear drunk, lawyer says in DWI ...
Paulsboro mayor's meds may have made him appear drunk, lawyer says in DWI ...
Man solicited to kill Traverse City lawyer is arrested for retail fraud
Dale Fisher, whom Gomery asked to kill Traverse City attorney Christopher Cooke, is facing charges related to retail fraud and ongoing criminal behavior, law enforcement officials said in a news release on Wednesday. Related: "It's going to be a long ...
The View From Up North: A Lawyer Who Helps You Make Babies
Another week, another profile of a lawyer doing something non-lawyery (is that a word?) with her life. How many couples suffer through the heartache of not being able to get pregnant? I have heard it said being diagnosed with infertility is as ...
Meet Richard Busch, Lawyer Behind the 'Blurred Lines' Win
The lawyer that won the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit has eluded mainstream media attention, but is well-known with music industry circles. Richard Busch, a partner at Nashville firm King & Ballow, has won some of the biggest music business lawsuits in ...
Lawyer sentenced to nine months for impersonating friend to double charge ...
Lawyer sentenced to nine months for impersonating friend to double charge ...
Lawyer: Williams, Thicke will appeal verdict
The Blurred Lines trial isn't over. On Tuesday, an eight-member jury in Los Angeles voted unanimously that Robin Thicke and producer Pharrell Williams infringed on the 1977 Marvin Gaye song, Got to Give it Up. Their lawyer says they will appeal. "We ...
Kleiner Lawyer: Ellen Pao Made a Co-Worker Cry
The attorney defending Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers against a gender discrimination suit brought by former partner Ellen Pao has a reputation for being so tough she reportedly once made a rival throw up. But in her questioning of the plaintiff on ...
Judge approves change in lawyer for North Naples man accused of killing his ...
Judge approves change in lawyer for North Naples man accused of killing his ...
Lawyer says there are other suspects in 1980 Queens murder
The trial of a Queens man charged in the 1980 murder of a Holocaust survivor may point to at least two other people responsible for the decades-old case, the suspect's lawyer charged in court. Defense attorney Paul Franzese made the bold claims ...
Why parents of teens should have a criminal defense lawyer on speed dial
That is why Lisa Green, author of the informative new book "On Your Case: A Compassionate (and Only Slightly Bossy) Legal Guide for Every Stage of a Woman's Life," believes every parent of a teen should have a criminal defense lawyer in mind and at the ...
Texas Suspended One of Its Most Effective Death Penalty Defense Lawyers on a ...
Texas Suspended One of Its Most Effective Death Penalty Defense Lawyers on a ...
Cruz the Politician Champions the Death Penalty. Cruz the Private Lawyer Did ...
Cruz the Politician Champions the Death Penalty. Cruz the Private Lawyer Did ...
Marvin Gaye family lawyer: How I won the 'Blurred Lines' trial
After Mr. Thicke and Williams filed the lawsuit, it was our opinion that Pharrell Williams and his lawyer Howard King wanted to litigate this in the press by continually saying that all they did was take a feeling. And if they did any copying, it was ...
Lawyer: Proposed bill could end Austin's 'no kill' status
AUSTIN -- An Austin lawyer who pushed to make Austin a "no kill" city in 2010 tells KVUE that new proposed legislation could threaten Austin's "no kill" status. House Bill 1274 specifies that veterinarians who work with animal shelters are subject to ...
Lawyer on Fabius real estate agent's plea: No one wanted a 4-month trial in $1 ...
Lawyer on Fabius real estate agent's plea: No one wanted a 4-month trial in $1 ...
Lawyer: OU had to balance free speech and protection from racism
College officials have to carefully navigate those competing claims. Olabisi Okubadejo, a lawyer who specializes in higher education issues in Ballard Spahr's Baltimore office, writes about the tensions for colleges trying to keep their campuses ...
Ex-DOJ lawyer says form could hold answer to whether Clinton broke law with ...
Ex-DOJ lawyer says form could hold answer to whether Clinton broke law with ...
Lawyer: Convicting Nun, Others in Nuke Case Was Overreach
Catholic peace activists, including an 85-year-old nun, who painted slogans and splashed blood on a Tennessee bunker storing much of the country's highly enriched uranium want an appeals court to overturn their sabotage convictions. At the 6th U.S ...
Against lawyer's advice, man pleads guilty to murder
GOLDEN - A man who was accused of killing a lawyer has decided to plead guilty on all charges in the case. Warren Dale Watson sent a hand-written motion to the judge Thursday, against his lawyer's advice. Watson wrote in his note that he feels there is ...
Jury convicts after trial with no defendant, no lawyer
A jury this week got to see just how blind justice can be: So blind that the jury had to ignore that there was no criminal defendant or defense lawyer in the courtroom. The jury rendered a guilty verdict Wednesday after a two-day trial that was so ...
Lawyer: Albuquerque police shooting case may be 'circus' if DA remains
But lawyers for the two men argued at a hearing that bribery allegations made by Albuquerque police against Brandenburg tainted her efforts to proceed without the appearance of bias. Brandenburg is suspected of reimbursing burglary victims to protect ...
Lawyer of suspected killer in Etan Patz trial seeks mistrial
Pedro Hernandez's lawyer accused prosecutors of crossing the line after, in a flip-flop of an earlier ruling, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley allowed testimony on the defendant's admitted longtime $300-per-week cocaine habit and his ...
Stolen Inheritances: I-Team lawyer warning
The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission says there is no law requiring attorneys to carry malpractice insurance; there is, however, what's known as the ARDC client protection program, a fund set up by the organization with lawyer ...
Lawyer preyed on clients, should pay price
For the next 30 months anyway, a college student facing drunk-driving charges might be safe from being plied with alcohol by a lawyer she hired to represent her. A victim of domestic abuse might not be kissed and asked to show her breasts by the same ...
It's not up to McDonald's victim to press charges: lawyer
Daniel Bibb is a defense lawyer and former prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney's office. It's not uncommon for prosecutors to do, and especially easy if, like in the case of the McDonald's beating, you have a video and the victim went to the ...
E. Brooks Keffer Jr., 85. lawyer
E. Brooks Keffer Jr., 85, of Wayne, a Philadelphia lawyer and Tredyffrin Township supervisor and zoning board official, died Friday, March 6, of heart disease at Dunwoody Village. Mr. Keffer joined the law firm of Norris, Lex, Hart & Ross in ...
SAE's Oklahoma Chapter May Sue University, OU President; Hires High-Profile ...
SAE's Oklahoma Chapter May Sue University, OU President; Hires High-Profile ...
Lawyer: March Madness office pools pose big risks for employers
The first round of the 2015 NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Tournament starts Tuesday and many employers will use office bracket pools as an opportunity to cultivate camaraderie among employees. An Atlanta lawyer says that effort to boost morale can ...
Troubled Public Utilities Commission names a new top lawyer
The Utility Reform Network says it hopes new PUC leadership will "restore the commission's reputation". The scandal-wracked California Public Utilities Commission has named a veteran staff lawyer as its new top legal counsel. lRelated PUC judge rejects ...
Cyprus' Top Lawyer to Probe Allegation His Deputy Bribed
Cyprus' attorney general says he will launch a probe into allegations made by the country's central bank chief that a prominent law firm 'bribed' the deputy attorney general. Costas Clerides said Friday the probe will be handled by an independent ...