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Lawyer: Last Inmate of Group Known as 'Angola Three' to Be Released After Decades in Prison
Lawyer: Last Inmate of Group Known as 'Angola Three' to Be Released After Decades in Prison. By The Associated Press. NEW ORLEANS — Feb 19, 2016, 1:55 PM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. Lawyer: Last inmate of group known as 'Angola ...
Lawyer: Last of 'Angola Three' inmates to be released
NEW ORLEANS – The lawyer for the last inmate of a group known as the "Angola Three" says his client is going to be released from custody after pleading no contest to manslaughter and a lesser offense in the 1972 death of a prison guard. George Kendall ...
Lawyer: Last of 'Angola Three' Inmates to Be Released
The last inmate of a group known as the "Angola Three" has pleaded no contest to manslaughter and a lesser offense in the 1972 death of a prison guard and is expected to be released Friday after more than four decades in prison. Albert Woodfox and two ...
Lawyer: New evidence proves Zahau was murdered
FILE -- An undated photo of 32-year-old Rebecca Zahua, who on July 13, 2011, was found naked and hanging from the second-story balcony of the Spreckels Mansion in Coronado. Her death was ruled a suicide. Copyright 2016 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights ...
Lawyer who attacked his own family was haunted by brother's death on 9/11
Christopher Andrews was distraught by the death of his mother two weeks before he beat and stabbed his family Tuesday – and also was still haunted by the 9/11 death of his brother at the World Trade Center, the Connecticut Post reported. The brother ...
The Best Path to Filling Scalia's Seat? Nominate a Non-Lawyer.
This partisan conflict has erupted in an entirely predictable way, and the most likely outcome will be a stalemate, unless Obama puts forward an unexpected nominee -- a non-lawyer. The Constitution lists official qualifications for the president and ...
Stepmother accused of torturing stepsons on hunt for new lawyer after sex scandal
Stepmother accused of torturing stepsons on hunt for new lawyer after sex scandal. Credit: KCSO. Jessica Ann Cox, charged with aggravated child abuse. (KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE). By Jamie Satterfield of the Knoxville News Sentinel. Updated: ...
A 19-year old kid built this free robo-lawyer, and it has already appealed over $3M in parking tickets
When it comes to parking tickets, the bill for legal advice often works out to be more than the fine on the ticket itself. That's why one 19-year-old British programmer named Joshua Browder created a robo-lawyer – a fully automated bot that can answer ...
Man charged with pretending to be a lawyer
"My fianc needed some representation and he said he would do that for him and basically told him he was a lawyer," said Rocka. Rocka said since they were neighbors, they trusted Martinez. Later, they found out he wasn't a real attorney, and worked with ...
This AI-powered virtual lawyer has appealed more than $3 million in parking tickets
When it comes to parking tickets, the bill for legal advice often works out to be more than the fine on the ticket itself. That's why one 19-year-old British programmer named Joshua Browder created a robo-lawyer – a fully automated bot that can answer ...
Steven Avery Update: Lawyer Kathleen Zellner Probes Police Evidence [Graphic Material]
Lawyer Kathleen Zellner is raising numerous questions regarding the police work and evidence that went into the Steven Avery case; evidence that sent Avery to prison, but according to his lawyer, doesn't make sense. Huffpost UK reports that according ...
Don't consult a lawyer yet; wait to see if somebody makes repair
Q: I'm not sure if I should seek the advice of an attorney so your feedback would be greatly appreciated. My town house (in Walnut Creek) is cracking in several areas including the downstairs, upstairs and garage. I reported this to my homeowners ...
'It turns the stomach,' prosecutor says as Patrick Durocher's lawyer tries to blame UMass rape victim at sentencing
First Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Steven Gagne reacts to Patrick Durocher's Sentence and the defense blaming the victim First Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Steven Gagne reacts to Patrick Durocher's sentence and what he said was ...
Lawyer: Fatal shooting 'a terrible accident'
Following Friday's hearing, Tucker's lawyer, Scott Gleason of Haverhill, told The Eagle-Tribune that the facts of the case will show it to be “a terrible accident and a terrible tragedy.” Gleason said that although Tucker's parents did not want to ...
2/16 Session: The “My Lawyer is My Enemy” Edition
But first, let's kill the whole first day talking about Bin Attash's bad relationship with his lawyers. Judge Pohl, perhaps unaware that this is how things are going to roll today, outlines the day's proceedings: first the court will account for the ...
Lawyer sentenced for pocketing $579000 meant for job ads
Cvjeticanin was a lawyer for a firm that specializes in immigration. Prosecutors say he funneled advertising work for the two international companies to a firm that he secretly owned. They say he was paid about $579,000 for the work, even though he ...
Lawyer Sentenced For Pocketing $579000 Meant For Job Ads
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New York attorney convicted of defrauding two international companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say Marijan Cvjeticanin also must ...
Ex-Lawyer Convicted Of Felony In $47746 Theft From Disabled Man
Former lawyer Michael Schless, charged with stealing $47,746 from a disabled man whose finances he managed for years as a probate court-appointed conservator, wasn't granted the "accelerated rehabilitation" program he had requested in December in ...
Session 2/17: The “Lawyer Asking for Her Own Dismissal” Edition
Judge Pohl then turns back to defendant Walid Bin Attash's request to fire his lawyers, Cheryl Bormann and Michael Schwartz—which was the subject of yesterday's session. The judge begins by announcing that he has received a declaration from chief ...
Lawyer seeks FBI probe of federal judge, Waco attorney
Sexual misconduct allegations that led to sanctions against U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith Jr. have prompted calls for his impeachment and, more recently, requests for criminal investigations into assertions the judge failed to properly disclose ...
'Making A Murderer': Steven Avery's Lawyer Thinks It's Fairly Obvious Who Really Killed Teresa Halbach
One of the most frustrating parts of watching the Netflix crime documentary Making A Murderer was knowing that there was very little chance that Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey would ever get an appeal. As rotten as everything that happened to the two ...
Lawyer's name runs through email traffic
McGowan, a Harrisburg lawyer, is cited more than 70 times in the complaint the Judicial Conduct Board filed in December, alleging that Eakin had "detracted from the dignity of his office" through his involvement in the Porngate email scandal. Thanks ...
Steven Avery's Lawyer Thinks "The Inevitable Is Coming" in the 'Making a Murderer' Subject's Case
After spending 18 years in jail for a rape crime he was eventually exonerated for, Avery was arrested again for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. Zellner, who spoke up late last month, and asserts that she's already found evidence that will ...
US businessman detained in Iran denied access to lawyer
DUBAI — An Iranian-American businessman detained in Iran since October has been denied access to his lawyer by authorities, his attorney and family said in an interview and on social media over the last two days. Siamak Namazi, a dual U.S.-Iranian ...
Iranian-American businessman detained in Iran denied access to lawyer
WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian-American businessman detained in Iran since October has been denied access to his lawyer by authorities, his attorney and family said in an interview and on social media over the last two days. Siamak Namazi ...
Apple's New Lawyer Calls iPhone-Unlock Order a 'Pandora's Box'
Apple Inc.'s newly hired outside lawyer, in his first remarks on a U.S. court order requiring the company to help unlock the iPhone of a dead terrorist, said the move could imperil the privacy of millions of people around the world. Former U.S ...
'Dreamers' legal, lawyer contends in Arizona tuition case
'Dreamers' legal, lawyer contends in Arizona tuition case. Saved. Save Article; My Saved Items · Print Email. Respond: Write a letter to the editor | Write a guest opinion. « DACA Rally Buy Now. » DACA Rally. Buy Now ...
Family's lawyer speaks out after Buffalo State student dies
Buffalo (WIVB) – Buffalo Police continue their investigation into the death of 21-year-old Buffalo State College senior, Bradley Doyley. At a vigil held Sunday night, the family's lawyer, John Elmore spoke of the family's love and affection for Doyley ...
Rubin: Fox2's Elrick battles lawyer again – on ice
Fox2 reporter M.L. Elrick and attorney Mike Rataj will battle again on the ice to raise money for Clark Park. (Photo: Skillman Foundation). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. Ask Fox2's M.L. Elrick who won last year's Clark Park Hockey ...
Former Le Roy lawyer suspended
An attorney formerly of Le Roy has been suspended from practice for four years for stealing from clients and “engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.” Terrance A. Falk Jr., who now lives in Brighton, also must ...
American businessman held in Iran reportedly denied access to lawyer
An Iranian-American businessman detained by Iranian authorities since October has been prevented from seeing his lawyer, according to Reuters. Siamak Namazi, 44, was detained by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps while visiting family. Namazi ...
Judge Tells 9/11 Suspect to File Motion to Change Lawyer
A military judge from Guantanamo Bay recently ruled that the Yemeni suspect from the Sept. 11 bombings should keep the lawyers appointed to him by the court. According to the judge, this should be followed until a motion showing why the attorneys ...
Columbus lawyer paints art connected to practice
Leach, 56, is a Youngstown native who had short careers as a sporting-goods buyer and a Columbus City Schools teacher before becoming a lawyer in 2001, earning his law degree at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. He always loved art ...
How to respond to 'You don't look like a lawyer'
A columnist offered some advice to a female lawyer who wondered how to respond when people tell her “You don't look like a lawyer.” The lawyer, “Susan,” said she is a “reasonably attractive” female lawyer in her early 30s who dresses “in a stylish yet ...
US bishops' Rome college to honor Vatican ambassador Vigano, estate lawyer
The U.S. bishops' seminary in Rome will honor the Vatican's ambassador to the U.S., Archbishop Carlo Vigano, at an annual honors banquet in April. Vigano, whose name surfaced last year in questions over how Pope Francis came to meet controversial ...
Steven Avery's Lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, Explains Why She Believes The 'Making A Murderer' Subject Will Be Freed
In addition to Tweeting her perspective on the case against Making A Murderer's Steven Avery, his lawyer Kathleen Zellner has spoken to an online TV host about why she decided to represent Avery, why think she thinks he's innocent, and about her belief ...
Judge sanctions Bethlehem lawyer $115917 for case 'based in make believe'
WILLIAM SPORT — A Bethlehem lawyer has been sanctioned $115,917 for filing a federal lawsuit and related documents in a case a judge says was "based in make believe." U.S. Middle District Jude Matthew W. Brann Friday ordered Donald P. Russo to pay ...
Disbarred Lawyer Sentenced To At Least 6 Years In Prison
PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) – A disbarred lawyer in northern Michigan who admits stealing money from an elderly client with Alzheimer's disease has been sentenced to at least six years in prison. Michael A. Kennedy of Petoskey got his sentence Monday, two ...
Lawyer for alleged Cosby victims to ask wife about relationship
Plaintiff's lawyer Joseph Cammarata told reporters he intended to "vindicate our clients' interests" after a morning hearing at U.S. District Court in Springfield, where a judge ruled that the deposition would go ahead. "I expect to ask her about her ...
San Bernardino Victims' Lawyer Makes Case Against Apple
Former U.S. District Judge Stephen Larson on the FBI's effort to gain access to the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. San Bernardino Victims' Lawyer Makes Case Against Apple. By Julia Limitone Published February 22, 2016 Mobile ...
Dr. Luke's lawyer: Kesha is 'free' to record new music
Kesha was denied a request for a preliminary injunction Friday in her lawsuit against producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald that would allow her to exit her contract with him and Sony. On Monday, Dr. Luke's lawyer, Christine Lepera, released a statement ...
Disbarred lawyer sentenced to at least 6 years in prison
PETOSKEY, Mich. — A disbarred lawyer in northern Michigan who admits stealing money from an elderly client with Alzheimer's disease has been sentenced to at least six years in prison. Michael A. Kennedy of Petoskey got his sentence Monday, two months ...
Hastings lawyer pleads guilty in $1.4M scam
A Hastings-on-Hudson lawyer has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a scam to bilk clients out of more than $1.4 million, officials said. Michael Lippman pleaded guilty on Monday to felony counts of second-degree grand larceny, second-degree ...
A Lawyer Explains Why Bill Cosby Is Suing the Woman He's Charged with Assaulting
The original, decade-old suit concluded with an out-of-court settlement and confidentiality agreement, which Cosby's lawyers tried to argue precluded any criminal prosecution. But Steele, who made a campaign issue of Cosby's alleged crimes last fall ...
Broward lawyer, arrested on child porn charges, accused of abusing minors
A Broward lawyer, arrested on federal child porn charges, is also accused of abusing two underage girls, according to court records. David Rothenberg, 47, was arrested Saturday at his Margate home. An undercover investigation revealed he was logging on ...
Apple could give shooting victims 'closure' by hacking gunman's iPhone, lawyer says
A lawyer representing some victims of the San Bernardino terror attack said that Apple Inc. would provide his clients with "closure" if it complied with government demands and unlocked the gunman's iPhone. "Any information that can shed light on why ...
Lawyer accused of forging signatures of seven Broward judges
Jose Manuel Camacho, a Miami lawyer, is facing multiple forgery charges after investigators found he forged the signatures of seven different Broward County and Circuit judges on documents related to civil cases involving structured settlements ...
Conservative lawyer says Scalia should get vote on pending cases despite handicap of being dead
All right, this one goes in the bin for the possibly stupidest thing ever said by any lawyer this year. Yes, it's only February. No, I suspect let the dead man vote anyway is not going to be a new conservative rallying cry even in the lowest fever ...
Blood In The Water: Lawyer In Trouble For Stealing Ancient Shark's Tooth From Museum
Lawyers are often referred to as sharks. It's a term of endearment in a way, because most attorneys would love to be seen as fierce professionals capable of killing the other side in court the second they smell blood in the water. As one of those ...
Lawyer Says Victims of San Bernardino Attack to Side with Feds Against Apple
"Several" victims of the December attack in San Bernardino will side with federal government in its escalating battle with Apple over an encrypted iPhone, a lawyer representing those victims told NBC News Monday. The lawyer, Stephen Larson, said he ...