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Ex-lawyer starts disclosing who called 'D.C. Madam'
WASHINGTON — Saying he has “waited long enough,” the ex-lawyer of “D.C. Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey has released some of the names of companies, government agencies and organizations that had called her escort service between 2000 and 2006 ...
Accuser drops sex misconduct allegations against lawyer Alan Dershowitz
An underage girl who accused renowned defense attorney Alan Dershowitz of having sex with her has withdrawn the accusation in a federal lawsuit filed after his client, Palm Beach billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, pleaded guilty to state charges of ...
Illinois ex-congressman arrested; missed deadline to return: lawyer
CHICAGO Former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds was arrested in Atlanta on Monday after he had failed to return to the United States by the end of March as a judge had ordered, a U.S. Marshals spokeswoman and Reynolds' lawyer said. Reynolds had ...
Lawyer: Suspect, 19, 'playing with gun' when he accidentally killed pal
A Beverly teen facing murder and gun charges was held without bail in Salem District Court today for the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man Saturday night, as the suspect's lawyer and relatives described an “awful accident.” A baby-faced Justice ...
Can You Start a Business Without a Lawyer?
You're setting up a business, and there are lots of expenses. Do you really need to pay for the services of a lawyer, too? How hard could starting a business be? The answer is: Pretty hard. A lawyer ensures that you're protected, both legally and ...
AG lawyer resigns after coke bust
A lawyer with the Florida Attorney General's Office who was found with cocaine during a DUI traffic stop has resigned from the agency. Christopher Arnold, 32, was arrested on charges of DUI and possession of cocaine April 3 after a Florida State ...
DC Madam's Ex-Lawyer Releases New Documents
A lawyer who once represented the woman known as the "DC Madam" circulated documents Monday that he says contain the names of 174 government entities and businesses that were among the sources of phone calls to his former client. Montgomery ...
Don McLean Lawyer: Domestic Assault Case Not Close to End
A lawyer for Don McLean says the "American Pie" singer's domestic violence case in Maine is not close to an end. McLean, who lives in the coastal town of Camden, was arrested in January on charges including domestic violence assault. He has pleaded not ...
Lawyer for 2 Americans Detained in UAE Says US Can Do More
A defense attorney for two Libyan-Americans imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates said Monday the U.S. government can do more to ensure they receive greater medical attention and are released. Greg Craig said in a call with reporters that although U.S ...
Suspect in Death of Saints Star Will Smith Felt Threatened: Lawyer
The man accused of shooting and killing former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in a fit of road rage feared for his own life as the confrontation escalated into a three-car pileup that sent terrified witnesses scrambling, the man's lawyer told NBC ...
Lawyer questions details of St. Pete pond crash
Lawyer Michele Whitfield, who represents Natasha Winkler, the mother of LaNiya Miller, said her independent investigation had raised questions about the account provided by law enforcement. “As I read the reports, I just saw this theme of ...
The Latest: Lawyer for Xavier Player Saddened by Acquittal
The lawyer for a woman who accused a former Ohio college women's basketball coach of groping her says he's saddened by a not guilty finding for the coach. Attorney Walter Madison says no one should have to endure a sexual assault and particularly when ...
PNG anti-corruption police charge Prime Minister's lawyer
Anti-corruption police in Papua New Guinea have charged the Prime Minister's lawyer with perverting the course of justice. Officers from the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate took Tiffany Twivey into custody when she returned to PNG on ...
Need legal advice? Ask a Lawyer across Indianapolis today
The Indianapolis Bar Association is hosting a one-day event for the public to meet with lawyers across the city. The event will run from 2 to 6 p.m., at the following locations: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave., Beech Grove; Eaglewood ...
Asia Pacific|China's Top Lawyer in Hong Kong Says Secession Advocates Could Face Prosecution
HONG KONG — The Chinese government's top lawyer in Hong Kong said on Tuesday that British colonial legislation could be used to prosecute those advocating that the territory secede from China, but he also said that mainland Chinese security agencies ...
Serial stalker can't drop lawyer he claims is Satan
A 64-year-old man getting a new trial for aggravated stalking will not get a new lawyer, even after he claimed that lawyer was Satan. At a Monday hearing, Circuit Judge Cynthia Lane denied a motion from Anthony McCrory's lawyer to withdraw. Frederick ...
'I'm a thief,' Brunswick lawyer says before getting 46-month sentence for taking clients' money
BRUNSWICK | A lawyer who admitted to stealing hundreds of thousands from clients was sentenced Monday to nearly four years in prison and ordered to pay restitution. Before Chief U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced him, Donald Carlton ...
Higbee's lawyer says he acted in self defense
Higbee's lawyer says he acted in self defense. Posted by Mike Florio on April 12, 2016, 10:53 AM EDT. Zz05NzE1MDIwNGYxNzZjMzA5NTAxZGY1NDIwYmEwMDhiMQ== AP. Former Western Kentucky tight end Tyler Higbee recently was arrested for assault, ...
Redstone Competency Talks Stall, Ex-Girlfriend's Lawyer Says
Negotiations have stalled in billionaire Sumner Redstone's effort to settle an ex-girlfriend's lawsuit claiming he is mentally incompetent, her lawyer said. After people familiar with the matter said last week that a preliminary agreement had been ...
Lawyer for Suspect in Will Smith Murder Says Client Was 'Not the Aggressor,' Says 'Second Gun' Was Involved in ...
Lawyer for Suspect in Will Smith Murder Says Client Was 'Not the Aggressor,' Says 'Second Gun' Was Involved in ...
Lawyer Accused in Massive Disability Scheme to Be Released
A lawyer accused of conspiring to defraud the government of $600 million in federal disability payments will be released to home incarceration in Kentucky to await trial. A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Eric C. Conn released on a $1.25 million bond, ...
Ex-Council president Conyers works with Gentz lawyer
“I went to grad school in Washington, D.C.,” she said, adding she knows of people who've committed crimes and still became lawyers. In Michigan, convicted felons may submit a request to the state to earn a law license. Conyers refused to say in which ...
Court filings conclude in case of Jacksonville lawyer convicted in gambling probe
Appellate filings for a Jacksonville attorney who was the only one sentenced to prison in the Allied Veterans of World scandal have concluded with lawyers for Kelly Mathis reiterating that his conviction and prison sentence should be thrown out. It ...
Lawyer: Man who allegedly killed Will Smith 'wasn't the aggressor'
The lawyer for the man accused of killing Will Smith says his client wasn't the aggressor in the deadly shooting crime that left the former Saints defensive end dead in New Orleans on Saturday night. Cardell Hayes, who's been charged with second-degree ...
Double Door Lawyer 'Hopeful' Club Stays As Eviction Case Heads to Trial
After the court appearance on Tuesday, Cary Schiff, a lawyer for Double Door's owner, Sean Mulroney, was asked if he is confidant that Double Door will work things out with its landlord during the judge's pretrial meeting on April 27. "I'm not ...
Melb lawyer banned over comments to victim
A Melbourne lawyer who tried to stop a sex abuse victim from helping police in their case against Yeshivah College security guard and paedophile David Cyprys has been banned from practising. Alex Lewenberg, 74, was suspended for 15 months and ...
Munich lawyer: Erdogan wants full legal recourse
Lawyer Michael-Hubertus von Sprenger told the German ZDF public broadcaster that Erdogan intended to press his case to Germany's highest court if necessary. "If I'm mandated to take the case, then I'll proceed through to the end," Sprenger said, adding ...
Lawyer for Cardell Hayes' passenger calls killing of Will Smith “justifiable homicide”
Hayes' passenger, Kevin Oneale, has not been charged in the incident but has hired a lawyer. And that lawyer told NBC News that Hayes was protecting both himself and Oneale. “Smith had a gun and was going to shoot it and Cardell may have saved both ...
Will the DC Madam's Lawyer Disregard His Gag Order and Release Individual Names of Clients?
Palfrey herself was convicted of racketeering in 2008, and although she took her own life shortly thereafter, her lawyer has long been silenced into not releasing any of the names of her clients; this gag order has been in effect since 2007, but ...
Confession obtained legally, despite man's repeated requests for lawyer, judge says
Before confessing to police last year that he killed his boyfriend and lived with the body for two days, Wayne McClellan told three officers he wanted a lawyer. During the second interview, the 49-year-old convicted felon specifically said he was ...
Janice Dickinson Wants to Sue Bill Cosby's Ex-Lawyer Marty Singer, Again
Back in Philadelphia, Cosby's lawyers in his criminal case have requested that his 2004 testimony, during which he admitted to procuring Quaaludes to give to women, be resealed, according to Page Six. The comedian's team will present their case on ...
Accused murderer's lawyer could be taken off case
One of his lawyers, Steve Finney, was the former assistant district attorney who prosecuted Azotea 12 years ago for carjacking and bank robberies. In court Wednesday in Elizabethton, district attorney Tony Clark said Azotea's criminal past will be ...
Mayor de Blasio's lawyer gets go-ahead to offer help in US Attorney Preet Bharara's corruption probe
Mayor de Blasio has authorized a lawyer for his campaign to contact U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office and offer help with an ongoing probe involving his fundraising. “To this hour, we still have not heard from any federal agency. There's been no ...
Lawyer: Kenya Illegally Deported Taiwanese to China
A lawyer representing some of the Taiwanese nationals extradited from Kenya to China said Wednesday the Kenyan government acted illegally and he will be suing the state over the violations. The incident is focusing new attention on Beijing's efforts to ...
Old Lady Lawyer: What Do Millennials Want?
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer A recent article in the weekend Wall Street Journal had some fascinating points to make about the training and retention of millennials in the banking/investment banking industries, and ...
Senior police officer should be fired for G20 actions, lawyer says
Senior police officer should be fired for G20 actions, lawyer says. Supt. David (Mark) Fenton was convicted last year on three counts of exceeding his authority and discreditable conduct. Share on Facebook ...
De Blasio Hires White Collar Crime Lawyer For Federal Probe
"I authorized yesterday a lawyer representing my 2013 campaign to reach out to the U.S. Attorney's office and offer any assistance we can provide, let them know we're happy to work with them in any way that would be helpful," de Blasio said Wednesday ...
Will Smith not holding gun when he was killed, lawyer says
Hayes' lawyer insists his client wasn't the aggressor, but the victim of a hit-and-run. "Someone hit him, the person failed to pull over," Fuller told reporters. "My client trailed behind this person in an effort to get this license plate number. My ...
'I'm a thief,' Brunswick lawyer says before getting 46-month sentence for taking clients' money
BRUNSWICK - A lawyer who admitted to stealing hundreds of thousands from clients was sentenced Monday to nearly four years in prison and ordered to pay restitution. Before Chief U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced him, Donald Carlton ...
The Latest: Lawyer Denies Woman Livestreamed Alleged Rape
A lawyer for an Ohio woman charged with using the social media app Periscope to livestream the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl says his client "categorically" denies the charges. Attorney Josh Bedtelyon (BEHTEL'- yehn) spoke Wednesday on behalf of ...
Lawyer for prison chaplain accuses prosecutors of inaccurate claims
The lawyer for a former prison chaplain awaiting sentencing for passing notes from convicted Chicago Outfit boss Frank Calabrese Sr. accused federal prosecutors Wednesday of making "inaccurate and highly inflammatory" claims that the priest had also ...
Ex-White House lawyer slams HBO's 'Confirmation' as a 'false narrative'
“The bottom line is they have a lawyer from the White House still saying things I didn't say and [that] I don't think anyone said,” Paoletta fumed. HBO Films President Len Amato told us, “The film was thoroughly researched and vetted . . . and we ...
Pro Football|Man Showed 'No Remorse' After Shooting Will Smith, Lawyer Says
Smith's wife, Racquel, wanted everyone to know that Smith, who played nine seasons for the New Orleans Saints, was “her Superman” and that he died trying to protect her, said the lawyer, Peter Thomson. But Smith never pulled out his own handgun, which ...
The lawyer who takes the cases no one wants
Specialist lawyers such as Giles, who argue that even they can barely keep up, also point to the fact that in 2013, the coalition government cut the legal aid budget by between £350m and 450m per year. At the same time it limited availability of ...
Lawyer of Indonesia Cleric Says His Jail Conditions Inhumane
A lawyer for the spiritual leader of the militants who carried out the 2002 Bali bombings is urging Indonesian authorities to end his "inhumane" treatment in prison. The radical Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has been confined to a tiny isolation cell ...
Brooklyn teen looking for receptionist job at Midtown law firm was forced to strip and have sex with lawyer during ...
Brooklyn teen looking for receptionist job at Midtown law firm was forced to strip and have sex with lawyer during ...
Lawyer denies woman livestreamed alleged rape
A lawyer for an Ohio woman charged with using the social media app Periscope to livestream the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl says his client "categorically" denies the charges. Attorney Josh Bedtelyon spoke Wednesday on behalf of defendant Marina ...
'But You're A Lawyer, Right?'
As lawyers, we make a living off our intelligence and our communication skills. We believe that even if an assignment is destroyed by a partner, it's simply because they did not understand the depth of our logic. Or even if we produce a subpar document ...
Trump lawyer: I can't vote for Trump because I'm a registered Dem
"No, I am not voting in the primary; I'm a registered Democrat," Michael Cohen said on CNN's "At This Hour," adding that his inability to vote for Trump was limited to "the primaries." Two of Trump's children — Ivanka, 34, and Eric, 32 — acknowledged ...
CBS News investigation finds Kim Davis' lawyer behind anti-LGBT bills in 20 states
The lawyer who represented Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis after she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses told CBS News that his group was also behind anti-LGBT legislation being pushed in at least 20 states. After governors in North Carolina ...