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Lawyer indicted in Native American payday loan scheme
A Wilmington lawyer was indicted Thursday in a payday loan scheme that charged over 700 percent interest on loans – and tried to get away with it by pretending the lenders were Native American tribes exempt from the law, according to prosecutors ...
'He's in Excruciating Pain': Lawyer for Man Shot by Police Speaks Out
A lawyer for the suspect who was shot by Miami-Dade Police earlier this week spoke out on Thursday. The shooting happened Monday night near Northwest 27th Avenue and 90th Street. "The bullet went through his shoulder and it's currently lodged inside ...
Disability lawyer Eric C. Conn remains in jail for now
Disability benefits lawyer Eric C. Conn, charged with rigging hundreds of cases for clients across Eastern Kentucky, will remain in jail until a federal judge decides whether it's safe to release him pending trial. At a detention hearing Thursday, FBI ...
US fantasy sports inquiries could drag on, lawyer says
The federal criminal probes of the daily fantasy sports industry could hang over the companies for months or even years to come, according to a lawyer representing employees at DraftKings Inc. The attorney, Paul V. Kelly, spoke about the ongoing ...
Why few Americans in Panama Papers? Lawyer doesn't want them
PANAMA CITY — Rich and influential people around the globe have found themselves under siege since a major data leak revealed their ties to secretive financial accounts and shell companies in low-tax havens used to hide wealth. The uproar has brought ...
Tax lawyer accused of taking £500000 bribe in property dispute
The submission, by lawyers for Ackerman, alleges: “In the course of his appointment, [Thornhill] received a payment of £500,000 in December 2008 from one side to the dispute. “The payment was not disclosed or known to the other side.” They say the ...
Pratyusha Banerjee suicide: Rahul Raj Singh's ex-lawyer makes explosive claims
A day after a Mumbai court turned down Rahul Raj Singh's anticipatory bail plea (filed in response to the police booking him for abetting the suicide of his girlfriend Pratyusha Banerjee on 1 April), his former lawyer Neeraj Gupta stepped forward with ...
Bullied Ex-Barclays Trader Did as He Was Told, Lawyer Says
Mathew, who joined Barclays when he was 19 and worked in IT before moving to the money desk, was trained "on the job by a man who had been in the job for longer than he had been alive," Bill Clegg, his lawyer, said in a London court Friday. Mathew, 35 ...
Former Regina businesswoman accused of defrauding investors has no money for lawyer
Nearly two years after she was charged with defrauding investors of millions, a former Regina businesswoman will get a lawyer on the taxpayer's dime because she's broke. Alena Marie Pastuch, 50, successfully applied for court-appointed counsel when she ...
Free Robot Lawyer Created by 19-Year-Old Programmer Is Saving People A Lot of Money in Legal Fees
British programmer Joshua Browder is helping people save on legal fees with his latest project – the world's first robot lawyer. The 19-year-old developed a free service that allows users to ask any kind of legal question, providing instant answers ...
Lawyer: Army Attack Leaves Nigerian Shiite Leader Near-Blind
The detained leader of Nigeria's Shiite Muslims has been left near-blind and underwent several operations to remove bullets from when he was shot in an army raid on his home, a human rights lawyer said Friday. Lawyer Femi Falana spoke after he was ...
Bruce Wenger, Manhattan lawyer and former prosecutor, dead at 49
A Manhattan lawyer and former prosecutor described as a mentor to other attorneys died while taking the train to work Wednesday, after suffering what his loved ones believe was a sudden aneurism. Bruce Wenger, 49, worked in a trial bureau with the city ...
Prosecutor: No Sign of Police Conspiracy in Lawyer Death
Danbury State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III released a statement Friday in response to a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday by the lawyer's family. Sedensky says his office is still investigating the death. Relatives of Gugsa "Abe" Dabela allege ...
Why Few Americans in Panama Papers? Lawyer Doesn't Want Them
Rich and influential people around the globe have found themselves under siege since a major data leak revealed their ties to secretive financial accounts and shell companies in low-tax havens used to hide wealth. Yet few American names have cropped up ...
Be The Lawyer And The Firm Today That You Aspire To Be Tomorrow
One thing that helped me in my earliest days, and absolutely still helps me and my colleagues as our practice grows, is asking what lawyers or law firm we want to be in three or five or ten years and then acting, as much as possible and responsible ...
Get answers to legal questions with FOX 4's Ask-a-Lawyer phone line
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Attorneys will be available to take your calls free of charge this week as part of the partnership between FOX 4 News and the Young Lawyer's Section of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. This is a public service being ...
Ex-lawyer from Roslyn Heights who stole money sentenced
Steve Weinstock, an ex-lawyer from Roslyn Heights, was sentenced Friday, April 8, 2016, to 6 months in prison and ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution for stealing $720,000 in an escrow account and pocketing money from the sale of a property he ...
Charges: Man fires lawyer, shoots law clerk in St. Paul
According to the charges, Ryan Peterson was being represented by a lawyer at North Star Criminal Defense, located at 370 Selby Avenue. He was upset with the way his case was being handled and fired the lawyer by text message on Thursday afternoon, ...
Lawyer who groped country club attendants gets $5000 fine, lecture
Milwaukee lawyer Christopher Hale was fined $5,000 Friday after he was convicted of two misdemeanors for groping female employees at the River Club of Mequon last year. As part of a plea deal reached in December, Hale pleaded no contest to the ...
Widow of late lawyer to mobsters suing her children for cutting her off from $600G in rental income, Connecticut ...
Widow of late lawyer to mobsters suing her children for cutting her off from $600G in rental income, Connecticut ...
Detroit lawyer: Pot dispensaries drop challenge
Detroit — A group of medical marijuana dispensaries have dropped a challenge to a new city law that regulates where they can operate, the city's top lawyer said. Detroit Corporation Counsel Melvin Butch Hollowell said he learned Friday the case has ...
Minneapolis city attorney's office drops charges against activist lawyer
Jordan Kushner had been arrested during a demonstration at U. The city attorney said the charges were valid, but she wants to focus on other priorities. By Randy Furst Star Tribune. April 8, 2016 — 8:44pm. itemprop. Brian Peterson Twin Cities attorney ...
Cop 'lured' by phony partner: Lawyer
BARRIE — OPP Const. Kara Darnley's phony new partner not only recorded her every word as part of an undercover integrity test, she pushed her to fail it, her lawyer says. Undercover police conducted about 600 hours of surveillance, including some 480 ...
Defamation lawsuits involving US lawyer Alan Dershowitz end in settlement
Prominent US lawyer Alan Dershowitz and two victims' rights attorneys on Friday withdrew claims from a Florida court that they defamed each other during a legal fight about a woman who said she was trafficked for sex as an underage girl. "The parties ...
Robert MacCrate, Lawyer in My Lai Inquiry, Dies at 94
Robert MacCrate, a lawyer who served as a special civilian counsel on an Army panel investigating the 1968 My Lai massacre in Vietnam, and who oversaw a landmark report by the American Bar Association in 1992 calling for an overhaul of legal education, ...
Kids tricked mob lawyer's widow out of $1.8M vacation home: suit
A Brooklyn mob lawyer's elderly widow is claiming her kids tricked her into signing away her Connecticut vacation home — by pretending the papers were a “do not resuscitate” order for her dying husband, a new lawsuit charges. The eldest child named in ...
EXCLUSIVE: Sheldon Silver accused of blocking bills to aid sexually abused kids after Catholic group hired his ...
EXCLUSIVE: Sheldon Silver accused of blocking bills to aid sexually abused kids after Catholic group hired his ...
Kean alum who made Twitter threats deserves probation, lawyer says
ELIZABETH — A lawyer for the Kean University alumna accused of sending Twitter messages threatening black students on the campus said in court Friday his client made a significant mistake, but she has suffered enough for it. "She has suffered in every ...
Lawyer: Client questioned in jail
CONWAY -- A capital-murder suspect's allegations that three sheriff's deputies recently approached him in the Faulkner County jail in an attempt to get him to talk about his case without a lawyer present have no bearing on whether the teenager should ...
Gelato bar fire may link to mafia lawyer Joe Acquaro's execution
The lawyer, who met with a Sunday Herald Sun reporter a week before his murder, said that his “wholesale markets'' contacts also reached out to him, producing his photo, about being approached to kill him. But several offers to take up the contract ...
Lawyer: IUPUI student labeled 'terrorist' over activism
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A lawyer for a Muslim student at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis says his client was targeted with derogatory flyers calling her a “terrorist” for her activism in support of Palestine. The Indianapolis Star reports ...
John Moores's former lawyer back in private sector
Then he left to set up his own law firm and become personal lawyer of John Moores, former Padres owner and principal of JMI Realty, now apparently trying to work another land deal downtown involving the solicitation of taxpayer funds. Previously ...
Norwood lawyer's child porn conviction brings more action
A Norwood lawyer has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges and now his license to practice law is in jeopardy. Noah Thomas Stacy was sentenced to two years in prison in February after Franklin County investigators linked his IP address to 223 ...
US|J. Dennis Hastert Is Sorry for Past 'Transgressions,' Lawyer Says
CHICAGO — A lawyer for J. Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the House who is awaiting sentencing for a federal banking violation, said Saturday that his client acknowledged committing “transgressions” decades ago as a high school teacher and ...
Lawyer who wanted 'Game of Thrones'-style trial settles case
“No blood was spilled,” said attorney and “Game of Thrones” fan Richard Luthmann, who settled the case last week. “All will live to fight another day.” The confidential settlement ends a court fight that began in 2013, when Luthmann's client skipped ...
Workers smash windows after prank call; LSD ale barred; groping lawyer
Kate Rodeman with her week-old son Dennis Blake Rodeman, sit in their house in Laingsburg, Mich., Monday, March 28, 2016. Rodeman's husband, Dennis, was killed last fall after he was struck by a vehicle while collecting donations for the "Fill the Boot ...
Aussie lawyer advises historic listing on Yangon Stock Exchange
Mr Benson is an Australian-born US lawyer who heads the Indian practice desk of global firm Duane Morris & Selvam, which advised FMI's listing in Myanmar. As a partner based in Singapore, he also leads the firm's US securities law practice. For lawyers ...
New lawyer to represent Yang Yin
The lawyer who represented the family of a full-time national serviceman, who died after an allergic reaction to smoke grenades, is now representing former China tour guide Yang Yin. Lawyer Irving Choh yesterday confirmed that he has taken over the ...
Subrata Roy tried to go abroad before being jailed: Sebi lawyer
NEW DELHI: Weeks before being sent to jail by the Supreme Court, the embattled Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy wanted to go abroad for "business discussions" with former US President Bill Clinton and ex-UK PM Tony Blair, Arvind Datar, Sebi's lawyer in ...
Lawyer: Man Accused of Killing Saints Champ Is 'Not the Aggressor'
The man accused of killing ex-New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was "not the aggressor" in the altercation that left the Super Bowl champion dead Saturday night, the man's lawyer said Sunday. Cardell A. Hayes, 28, who has been charged with ...
Cardell Hayes' lawyer claims his client “was not the aggressor”
And his lawyer, John Fuller, already has begun the process of trying to lay the foundation for claiming, eventually, that Hayes acted in self defense. “My client is of the opinion that toxicology should be conducted of all the parties that were ...
Is The Mind's Approach More Like A Scientist Or A Trial Lawyer?
On the second view, people are more like trial lawyers. They already know what they want to conclude (innocent or guilty, pro or con) and they go about seeking and construing evidence to favor that conclusion. Rather than matching their beliefs to the ...
Grandstanding motions could bring sanctions, judge warns in suit over lawyer 'conflicteneering'
A federal judge in Atlanta is warning litigants in a suit over a lawyer's litigation tactics that they could face sanctions if they file court documents “for the purpose of harassment, intimidation or grandstanding.” U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten ...
Bundy lawyer responds to Nev. Senator Reid
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Mike Arnold, the lawyer representing Ammon Bundy, has responded to Nevada Senator Harry Reid's comments criticizing Bundy, his father and his brothers. Arnold responded to comments made by Reid last week about the ...
Minneapolis drops case against civil rights lawyer Jordan Kushner
More than five months after he was arrested for filming interactions between police and protesters, Jordan Kushner's off the hook. This means the veteran civil rights attorney can focus more of his time on defending clients whose cases are, frankly ...
Joe Giudice 'Adjusting Very Well' in Prison, Lawyer Says - but Teresa and His Daughters Aren't Allowed to Visit Yet
Joe Guidice has been in prison for just over two weeks, but the Real Housewives of New Jersey star is already settling in, his family attorney James J. Leonard Jr. exclusively tells PEOPLE. "I visited with Joe on Friday and he is doing as well as can ...
Judge anticipates setting release conditions for lawyer Eric Conn
Social Security lawyer Eric Conn left the Federal courthouse after his hearing about mail and wire fraud, conspiracy to retaliate against a witness, making false statements and money laundering on Tuesday April 5, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Mark Cornelison ...
RCBC's Tan files libel raps vs Deguito, lawyer
In this March 17, 2016 photo, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) branch manager Maia Santos-Deguito, right, emerges from a Senate executive session with her lawyer Atty. Ferdinand Topacio, left, in the second day of the probe into how about $81 ...
Top Washington Lawyer Cleared Unaoil In Anti-Corruption Report
A prominent Washington lawyer who wrote a report finding no significant concerns of corrupt practices at Unaoil, the company now at the center of a massive bribery scandal, later provided legal services to Unaoil itself, according to internal emails ...
Lawyer in Massive Disability Fraud Case Could Be Released
Eric C. Conn, the Kentucky lawyer accused of conspiring to defraud the government of $600 million in questionable federal disability payments, could be released from jail pending trial. A federal judge has called a hearing for Tuesday afternoon, when ...