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Brooklyn Man Who Posed as Immigration Lawyer Gets 2 to 4 Years
He posted ads around his neighborhood in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, billing himself as a lawyer specializing in immigration cases. To burnish his credentials, on ads and business cards, Howard Seidler appended an alphabet of suffixes to his name: Esq., J.D ...
Documents: Men charged with killing Southlake cartel lawyer linked ...
Documents: Men charged with killing Southlake cartel lawyer linked ...
Lawyer and DA investigator have bloody brawl in OC courthouse
The 10th floor of a Santa Ana courthouse was the site of a bloody brawl Wednesday between a defense attorney and an investigator from the Orange County district attorney's office, authorities said. The fight erupted about 10:30 a.m. in the courthouse ...
Making a Murderer's Steven Avery has an 'airtight' alibi, lawyer claims
Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner — who specialises in wrongful conviction expert cases — claims a mystery prowler accessed Avery's property while police were searching for the body of Teresa Halbach in 2005. Zellner also claims mobile phone tower ...
Anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani's killer to be freed: lawyer
"The court has ordered (Walus) be released within 14 days and the matter be referred back to the parole board to set his parole conditions," Walus's lawyer Julian Knight told AFP. But the ruling African National Congress, in power since the end of ...
Why was Maria Sharapova taking meldonium? Her lawyer explains
Simon Cambers asked her lawyer, John Haggerty, for an explanation. Q) There were five emails sent to Maria. How did she not know the drug was on the updated banned list? Do others in her team take a role in knowing this? A) She takes full ...
Russia Tricked Ukrainian Captive Into Easing Hunger Strike, Lawyer Says
But she may have done so after falling for a trick by Russian intelligence officers, her lawyer, Mark Feygin, later said. The Ukrainian news media reported that Ms. Savchenko had agreed to drink water after receiving a letter from President Petro O ...
Top Kansas lawmakers hire lawyer for school funding lawsuit
Legislators approved spending $50,000 for an attorney, and Republicans began looking for a lawyer. Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita said legislative leaders needed to act quickly because lawmakers are already considering school funding ...
The Latest: Gawker website lawyer cross-examines professor
A lawyer for Gawker cross-examined a journalism professor for hours Thursday morning during the fourth day of trial testimony in wrestler Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against the gossip website. Jurors in the sex video trial watched as Michael Sullivan grilled ...
City lawyer Kasango released on sh50m cash bail
awyer ob asango right shakes hands with his lawyer arshal lenyo soon after he was granted Lawyer Bob Kasango (right) shakes hands with his lawyer Marshal Alenyo soon after he was granted bail. Kasango was charged with COurt Clerk Milton Mutegeya ...
Lawyer wants Jersey City felony murder charge dismissed | NJ.com
JERSEY CITY -- Following the presentation of key testimony, the state rested today in the felony murder trial of Lamar Clark who is charged in the November ...
What You Can Do While You're A Lawyer (Part 1): Teaching
There are a lot of reasons being a lawyer is great. For starters, the money. And the money. And oh yes, don't forget: the money. But besides these three reasons, law gives us the opportunity to do many different things, all within the confines of a ...
Gawker Lawyer Grills Journalism Prof Over Ethics of Hulk Hogan Case
ST PETERSBURG, FL: A lawyer for the website Gawker hammered a journalism professor today in a Florida courtroom. Mike Foley, a University of Florida journalism professor and St. Petersburg Times newsroom veteran, took the stand for the second day in ...
Central Florida Expressway Authority debates lawyer costs
The Central Florida Expressway Authority decided Thursday to renew $5 million in work from outside lawyers who acquire land even as the toll-road agency is considering cutting such legal costs by hiring staff lawyers. Without comment, the authority's ...
Mental health issues, not Islam, is why man shot Philly cop, lawyer says
PHILADELPHIA — A lawyer for the man who allegedly targeted a Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) officer said Thursday that mental illness — not Islam — may have sparked the shooting. Images from cop shooting surveillance footage show close ...
Investigator: Lawyer's Death In US May Be Linked To Zetas Sicarios, Nine Other Deaths
Edgar "La Barbie" Valdez Villarreal is shown to the press during a news conference at the federal police center August 31, 2010 in Mexico City, Mexico. Valdez, a Texas-born drug smuggler and leader in the Beltran Leyva cartel, was captured August 30 by ...
Wozniak lawyer says she was 'cleared'
ALBANY — Putting a bright spin on her admonishment Wednesday by an ethics panel, a lawyer for Assemblywoman Angela Wozniak said she is “pleased and not at all surprised that she was cleared … of any and all charges for sexual harassment” related to ...
Lawyer admits larceny from Orchard Park elderly siblings' trust accounts
An estate lawyer who diverted $1.3 million from trust accounts – set up by an Orchard Park brother and sister to benefit charities – pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree grand larceny, a felony, according to the state Attorney General's Office. As ...
Lawyer: 'Pawn Stars' star to fight felony drug, gun charges
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The lawyer representing "Pawn Stars" reality TV star "Chumlee" says he'll fight felony weapon and drug charges — and sex assault allegations if they're filed. Defense attorney David Chesnoff told The Associated Press on Thursday that ...
Apple lawyer claims latest FBI brief is "intended to smear" iPhone maker as court date nears
But Apple's top lawyer responded with a scathing criticism of the FBI's claims. Bruce Sewell, senior vice president of legal and government affairs, held a press conference this afternoon responding to the FBI's most recent claims. “The tone of the ...
Lawyer: 'Chumlee' of 'Pawn Stars' to fight felony drug, gun charges
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The lawyer representing “Pawn Stars” reality TV star “Chumlee” says he'll fight felony weapon and drug charges — and sex assault allegations if they're filed. Defense attorney David Chesnoff told The Associated Press on Thursday that ...
Lindy Chamberlain's lawyer Stuart Tipple slams 'no body, no parole' laws as 'draconian'
The lawyer who defended Ms Chamberlain, Stuart Tipple, has attacked the new laws because they do not take into account the possibility that some people convicted of a crime may be innocent. "It's draconian, and it's always been shown that being ...
China's Highest Court Eyes Judicial Reform, While a Lawyer Criticizes TV Confessions
This month, a delegate to the CPPCC, Zhu Zhengfu, Deputy Director of the All-China Lawyers Association, spoke out publicly about some major issues in the criminal process that are not addressed by the Report. Other delegates have also spoken out on ...
Bukola Saraki hires 66-lawyer defence team
Nigeria's third-most powerful politician appeared in court on Friday to face false declaration of assets charges, with 66 lawyers on his defence team. Senate President Bukola Saraki's lead counsel, Kanu Agabi, took about 10 minutes to read the long ...
Meet the Pakistani lawyer fighting to ensure blasphemy draws a ...
Meet the Pakistani lawyer fighting to ensure blasphemy draws a ...
Defense Lawyer, Investigator Brawl in California Courthouse
An Orange County defense attorney has suffered a bloodied face after a brawl with a district attorney's investigator in a courthouse hallway. Lawyer James Crawford said he was treated at an emergency room for a fracture beneath his eye, the Orange ...
Lawyer says DA investigator slammed his head into courthouse bench during brawl
SANTA ANA, Calif. — An Orange County defense attorney has suffered a bloodied face after a brawl with a district attorney's investigator in a courthouse hallway. Lawyer James Crawford said he was treated at an emergency room for a fracture beneath his ...
Hulk Hogan's lawyer says Gawker makes millions off peoples' misery
Attorneys for Hulk Hogan rested their case Friday after telling a Florida jury that Gawker Media has made millions of dollars off the human suffering it has caused. Hogan's lawyers began the morning in a St. Petersburg courtroom by recounting an ...
Lawyer: Russian Man's Laptop Tampered With
Lawyers for a Russian man charged with hacking into U.S. businesses asked a federal judge to throw out evidence taken off his laptop computer after it was discovered that hundreds of files were modified and thousands of others were accessed between the ...
Venezuelan exile activist accused of immigration fraud fires lawyer
In an unexpected twist, a Venezuelan exile community activist accused of trying to flee to Caracas to avoid prosecution for alleged immigration fraud, on Tuesday fired her lawyer and asked the judge for more time to decide whether to plead guilty or go ...
Carbon County lawyer facing bank robbery charges is disbarred
A Nesquehoning lawyer who allegedly walked into a bank October and told tellers "things will get ugly," unless they gave him cash, has lost his license to practice law. Steven M. Cormier, 58, of West Catawissa Street was disbarred by consent after ...
Callaway's lawyer claims allegations have 'no merit'
Florida Gators wide receiver Antonio Callaway (81) speaks to the media after losing the the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2015 SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. Alabama won 29-15. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports ...
This defense lawyer literally got his butt kicked in the courtroom
James Crawford was speaking with a witness in the courthouse Wednesday morning when an investigator asked him who he was and called defense lawyers sleazy, said Jerry Steering, Crawford's attorney. The men traded insults and the investigator threw a ...
Is Marcia Clark Still A Lawyer? She Left Law After A Successful Career
Marcia Clark made headlines as the prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial. Now, Sarah Paulson is reviving the perm and pantsuits in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Though the trial is decades old, the nation is still transfixed by the ...
Jenrry Mejia's Lawyer and MLB Trade Charges Over Doping Ban
A lawyer representing Jenrry Mejia, the Mets pitcher who was permanently barred from Major League Baseball for failing three drug tests, said Friday that baseball used unscrupulous tactics in its handling of his doping offenses. The lawyer, Vincent ...
Hulk Hogan's lawyer says Gawker makes millions off peoples'...
Hulk Hogan's lawyer says Gawker makes millions off peoples'...
Appeals Court Vacates Conviction of Man Represented by Snoozing Lawyer
A federal appeals court Friday reversed the conviction of a North Carolina man whose lawyer dozed through parts of his trial. A federal jury in Charlotte, N.C., found Nicholas Ragin guilty of participating in prostitution and drug rings in 2006. He was ...
Man's Conviction Overturned Because of Snoozing Lawyer - ABC ...
Man's Conviction Overturned Because of Snoozing Lawyer - ABC ...
Lawyer Charged With Fraud in Martin Shkreli Case Resigns From Firm
Evan Greebel, the corporate attorney charged with assisting pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli in an alleged fraud scheme, has resigned from the ...
Lawyer claims Jewishness reason Dutch judge should recuse self ...
Lawyer claims Jewishness reason Dutch judge should recuse self ...
The Latest: Lawyer for tugboat owner calls crash 'tragedy'
A lawyer for the owner of a tugboat that crashed and sank in the Hudson River north of New York City says the crew members were all licensed, competent and experienced. Attorney James Mercante tells The Associated Press that Saturday's fatal boat crash ...
Lawyer for tugboat owner calls fatal Hudson River crash a 'tragedy'
A lawyer for the owner of a tugboat that crashed and sank in the Hudson River north of New York City says the crew members were all licensed, competent and experienced. Attorney James Mercante tells The Associated Press that Saturday's fatal boat crash ...
The Latest: Officials ID crewmember killed in tugboat crash
A lawyer for the owner of a tugboat that crashed and sank in the Hudson River north of New York City says the crew members were all licensed, competent and experienced. Attorney James Mercante tells The Associated Press that Saturday's fatal boat crash ...
Lawyer: Autopsy indicates Denkins shot in the back
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, along with lawyers for the family, discussed their findings concerning Denkins' death at a press conference Saturday afternoon in Raleigh. Denkins, who was shot by Raleigh police officer D ...
EXCLUSIVE: NYPD lawyer says Black Lives Matter protester who threatened her possibly hacked her Facebook account
An NYPD lawyer was threatened at a Black Lives Matter demonstration on the Lower East Side by a protestor who might also be responsible for hacking into her Facebook account, the Daily News has learned. "I know where you live," the protester told ...
Nicholas Ragin serves 10 out of 30 years sentence because lawyer slept through trial
The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday tossed out Nicholas Ragin's conspiracy and racketeering convictions because his lawyer Nikita V. Mackey decided to get some shut eye. The judges said attorney Nikita V. Mackey's ...
Johnny Vardeman: Local lawyer Perry liked to take on the powerful
H.H. Perry, the colorful, constantly controversial Gainesville lawyer in the early 1900s, who never met a political race he didn't like, also had a penchant for taking on titans in the community or wherever he found them. For instance, early in his ...
Livonia lawyer eyes seat on the bench
“I knew I was going to be an attorney when I was in middle school,” said Cox, for the last eight years a lawyer (plus two years as a law clerk) at Northville-based Fausone and Bohn. “Because that seed was planted so early, it was always in my head that ...
Executive arrested in stabbing on suicide watch, lawyer says ...
Executive arrested in stabbing on suicide watch, lawyer says ...
RCBC exec's lawyer: BI officials admitted offloading had no basis
MANILA — The lawyer of Maia Santos-Deguito, the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. branch manager at the center of a money-laundering scandal, claimed on Sunday, that Bureau of Immigration officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport admitted to ...