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Brussels metro bomb suspect talking to police, lawyer says
BRUSSELS - A Swedish man held in Belgium on suspicion of taking part in last month's Islamic State attacks on Brussels is talking to investigators, his lawyer said on Thursday, after Osama Krayem's detention was extended by a month. Krayem, who was ...
Lawyer suspended; claimed justices corrupt
The Illinois Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer who filed a suit accusing three justices on the 3rd District Appellate Court of corruption. James G. Walker, a 71-year-old lawyer based in Bloomington, received an interim suspension Monday pending ...
Lawyer's suspension lifted after 4 years
A lawyer whose license was suspended over allegations he stalked the family of a 15-year-old is able to practice law again. Charles J. Keegan temporarily lost his license May 17, 2012, for what the state Supreme Court Appellate Division called ...
Kelsey's Lawyer won't pursue 'mental defect' defense
A lack of criminal responsibility "by reason of mental disease" or defect will not be used as a defense method in former Dutchess County Legislator Michael Kelsey's upcoming sexual abuse, his lawyer said. Kelsey's former lawyer, Gary Greenwald, had ...
The Latest: Ex-Cop's Lawyer Upset by Stairwell Case Ruling
An attorney for a former New York City police officer who accidentally shot an unarmed man in a public housing project stairwell says he is disappointed a judge refused to toss his client's manslaughter conviction. Peter Liang was convicted in February ...
Lawyer for accused serial killer Homer Jackson: 'Saying I don't remember doesn't mean I did it'
In a small, nondescript Portland police interview room, cold case homicide Detective Jim Lawrence asked serial killer suspect Homer Jackson on the second day of an interview, "Where do we go from here?" "I may have done them, but I just don't recollect ...
Sally Faulkner's Lebanese lawyer DID use 60 Minutes money to pay child rescue agency
Sally Faulkner's lawyer has reportedly said she was paid for by the Nine Network and had used money given to her by 60 Minutes to the child recovery agency, Child Abduction Recovery International. She is pictured above with her children Lahela, five ...
Pro-Life Undercover Activist: Lawyer for Planned Parenthood Pushed for My Indictment
HOUSTON, Texas — Lawyers representing an indicted activist connected with undercover expose videos of Planned Parenthood urged in motions filed on Thursday that at a “press conference, Mr. Josh Schaffer, counsel for Planned Parenthood, boasted that ...
High-profile attorney accused of having sex with Brooklyn woman during interview battles to restore his name
A high-profile attorney accused of having sex with a Brooklyn woman interviewing for a job as a receptionist dismissed the salacious allegations against him Thursday as he mulled an all-out legal battle to restore his name. Attorney Sunny Barkats, 42 ...
Chinese police detain lawyer over Panama Papers social media post mocking Xi
BEIJING — Chinese police detained a lawyer after he used social media to poke fun at President Xi Jinping over the naming of a close relative in the Panama Papers, the man's own lawyer said on Friday. Civil rights defense lawyer Ge Yongxi had posted ...
China human rights lawyer Ge Yongxi detained
Police in China have detained prominent human rights lawyer Ge Yongxi, his lawyer says. Mr Ge was taken from his Guangzhou home overnight, with no explanation from the authorities, the lawyer told the BBC. Some reports suggest Mr Ge's detention may ...
Lawyer disciplined for drinking while leaving toddler in car
A Westerville lawyer received a stayed one-year suspension of his law license this week in connection with an incident in which he drank at a bar while leaving his 2-year-old daughter in his car in the parking lot. Gerald Salters, 49, received an ...
Meet Hillary's Big Money Donor Who Moonlights As A Lawyer For Mexican Drug Cartels
Attorney Roberto Yzaguirre, who has represented many Gulf Cartel bosses, has donated $2,000 to Hillary Clinton's election efforts. When Mexican drug lord Juan García Abrego was extradited to America, Yzaguirre was his lawyer. Abrego was the boss of the ...
Lawyer Off Hook for Improperly Charged Fees
(CN) — A suspended, bankrupt California lawyer need not pay the nearly $6,000 she improperly charged a client for residential mortgage modification services, the Ninth Circuit ruled. When a client identified in court documents only as "Clark" retained ...
Lawyer for Cosby accuser slams former D.A.
Castor's testimony was untruthful, lawyer Bebe Kivitz said, and was meant to undermine Constand as the key witness in Cosby's criminal case if it proceeds to trial. "He was on a crusade," Kivitz said, urging a federal judge in Philadelphia to grant her ...
Finding a lawyer: What are the options?
How do you know if you need a lawyer? And if you do, how do you go about finding one? That's the topic this week on Justice Alaska, a once-a-month special edition of Hometown Alaska. It aims to give citizens a clearer understanding of how our courts ...
Lawyer For Bill Cosby Sex Assault Accuser Questions Former Prosecutor's Motives
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – When an army of lawyers marched into a federal courtroom in Philadelphia to deal with issues in connection with the Bill Cosby sexual assault case, an expected battle over related motions did not materialize. But a lawyer for the ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Police should recuse itself in probe
In a letter delivered Friday to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and police Superintendent Michael Harrison, lawyer John Fuller charges that the investigation should be handed over to state police or the FBI due "to a grave lack of faith in the honesty and ...
Girlfriend: Rivers paid for Joshua Bey's lawyer
The former girlfriend of Joshua Bey – the accused middleman in a murder-for-hire plot – said that Christopher Rivers gave her $750 to hire a lawyer for Bey after he was arrested. This was some of the first testimony connecting Bey to Rivers during the ...
Lawyer: Ohio Drug Addict Didn't Plan Killings of 3 Women
An attorney for an Ohio man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags has told jurors his client was a drug addict prone to bouts of rage and didn't plan the attacks. Thirty-eight-year-old Michael Madison could face the ...
'Had I not been a black male': State lawyer in racial-profiling scandal files complaint
A top lawyer in the Oregon Department of Justice has filed a civil rights complaint in the wake of a racial-profiling scandal that erupted when a colleague tracked his social media messages while investigating Black Lives Matter supporters. A spokesman ...
Anchorage defense lawyer sentenced to 14 months for unpaid taxes
Paul Stockler, a prominent Anchorage criminal defense attorney, was sentenced Friday to more than a year in prison for failing to file income tax returns for three years. Stockler pleaded guilty in June 2014 to three counts of willfully failing to file ...
On day Will Smith is remembered, shooter's lawyer goes on the offensive
On Friday, the Saints remembered defensive end Will Smith with an event at the team's practice facility, where former teammates, coaches, executives, and ownership gathered — along with a large throng of fans. The lawyer representing the man who shot ...
Lawyer Christopher Hale sued in groping of golf club employee
One of two victims of a Milwaukee lawyer convicted of lewd, lascivious behavior for groping her and another female employee of a golf club in Mequon filed a law suit against the attorney Friday. The suit filed against Christopher Hale claims battery ...
Chinese police release lawyer detained over social media post
BEIJING — Chinese police released a lawyer detained after he used social media to poke fun at President Xi Jinping over the naming of a close relative in the Panama Papers, the man's attorney said Saturday. Ge Yongxi, a civil rights defense lawyer ...
Lawyer who lied about mom's death still can't tell the truth
A Brooklyn lawyer who delayed a trial by falsely claiming to a federal judge that his mother had died has now given the same judge another wobbly excuse — this time trying to stall threatened sanctions over the lie by saying he's laid up in a New ...
Dial-a-lawyer event in BC sees increased volume
For the 15th year in B.C., two dozen lawyers will volunteer their time to give 15 minutes of free legal advice for callers to a hot line. "Certainly over the past few years the economy hasn't been great, and I think people are looking for ways they can ...
60 Mins 'dad in the wrong': lawyer
That will be the argument of lawyer Joe Karam representing the head of the botched “child recovery” operation, former Australian soldier Adam Whittington, when the case returns to the courts in Beirut tomorrow. And Mr Karam will claim his client was ...
Justice Dept. lawyer files civil rights complaint
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A lawyer in the Oregon Justice Department has filed a civil rights complaint in the wake of a racial-profiling scandal that started during an investigation of Black Lives Matters supporters. The Oregonian reports a spokesman for ...
Kansas City lawyer and noted philanthropist Richard Miller dies at 83
Kansas City lawyer Richard W. Miller, known for leading the nonprofit Christmas in October and for his role in several high-profile court cases, died Friday at age 83. Miller was a founding member of the Miller Law Firm in Kansas City. In his career ...
John Hess, 66, lawyer, athlete
On Monday, April 11, Mr. Hess, 66, of Atlantic Highlands, a lawyer and financial adviser, died at home of complications from the disease, also known as ALS. Born in Ridley Park, Mr. Hess graduated from Interboro High School in 1967. His wife, Patricia ...
Verizon lawyer accused of hitting protesters with Porsche
A Verizon Communications lawyer has been accused of hitting two of the company's striking workers with his Porsche. The Communications Workers of America, who led roughly 40,000 East Coast employees in walking off the job Wednesday, said that a pair ...
Former Lawyer Cleared of Attempted Murder Charges Sues Burnsville
A former defense lawyer who was accused of setting his girlfriend on fire is suing the city of Burnsville's police department for falsely arresting and wrongfully imprisoning him. David Gherity and his lawyer y filed a lawsuit late last month. Gherity ...
Trial over infant remains in storage locker could hinge on experts: lawyer
A lawyer for a woman charged with concealing the remains of six infants in a storage locker says her upcoming trial is likely to hinge on whether the babies were born alive. Andrea Giesbrecht's trial before a judge alone is to begin Monday. She was ...
60 Minutes dad 'not seeking compensation'
Judge Rami Abdullah and lawyers for the other parties have been trying to persuade Mr Elamine and his mother Ibtissam Berri who are listed as the complainants in the case. Speaking outside court ahead of the recommencement of the case today, adjourned ...
Have lawyer present when drawing up plans for estate
If your husband had shown you the documents he had drawn up regarding his estate planning, and he and his lawyer had explained them all to you, this wouldn't have happened. To me, the lesson here is "trust, but verify," and I hope others will learn ...
Latino Lawyer Putting Human Face On Immigration Case in SCOTUS Debut
Thomas Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, has no special suit to wear, no special meal planned and no superstitious ritual he'll undertake before he argues for the first time in front of the U.S. Supreme Court ...
Lawyer Americk Sidhu to continue representing widow in lawsuit against businessman
PUTRAJAYA, April 18 — Lawyer Americk Sidhu will continue to represent the widow of private investigator P. Balasubramaniam and her children in two applications for leave to appeal in respect of her lawsuit against businessman Deepak Jaikishan. Americk ...
Drug smuggling accused Roy Arbon appoints human rights lawyer Craig Tuck
A West Coast beekeeper accused of smuggling cocaine into Australia has appointed international human rights lawyer Craig Tuck to the fight to clear his name. Kiwi pensioner Roy Arbon, 66, was discovered with six kilograms of cocaine in the lining of a ...
Mnangagwa's daughter weds Mphoko's lawyer
HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's daughter Farai on Saturday wedded Gerald Mlotshwa — lawyer to the Midlands godfather's co-deputy and perceived political rival Phelekezela Mphoko — at a lavish ceremony that was held at the ...
Lawyer ordered to disgorge $11.4M to former…
A federal appeals court has upheld the authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in an appeal by a California lawyer ordered to disgorge $11.4 million he collected from underwater homeowners. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court ...
Lawyer who lied about mom's death allegedly lies to same judge again, report says
CHATHAM — Attorney John Nonnenmacher, who's accused of lying to a federal judge in New York about his mom's death to delay a trial, is in hot water again after he allegedly lied to the same judge by saying he's laid up in the hospital, the New York ...
Lawyer is accused of defrauding investors…
The Securities and Exchange Commission accused lawyer James Catipay, his former partner David Aldrich, and their company, Prometheus Law, in a complaint filed on Friday, the Recorder (sub. req.) reports. Catipay took over Prometheus in early 2015 after ...
Cops pressured Handwara girl to testify before magistrate, claims lawyer
Srinagar: The counsel for the girl, who is at the centre of the Handwara molestation storm, on Monday claimed that her statement before the Chief Judicial Magistrate was not made "voluntarily" and that she had been pressured to testify in a manner ...
Court erred in finding Krejcir guilty of drug dealing - lawyer
Johannesburg - The High Court in Johannesburg erred in finding Czech national Radovan Krejcir guilty of attempted drug dealing, his lawyer said on Monday. James Grant told Judge Colin Lamont that for him to be found guilty of drug dealing, the court ...
Meet Jess Salomon: War crimes lawyer turned comedian
Jess Salomon joins Gill to talk about what she found funny at the International Criminal Courts when she was a war crimes lawyer and pushing boundaries as a comic. (Jess Salomon). Listen 17:54 ...
Lawyer for suspended NJ State Trooper challenging witness in MetLife assault case
An attorney for a suspended state trooper told a Superior Court judge Monday that he plans to file a motion to dismiss the case and another motion questioning the reliability of an eyewitness to an alleged assault with a beer bottle at MetLife stadium ...
Lawyer Who Lied About His Mom Dying… Allegedly Lied Again TO THE SAME JUDGE
A lot of people will read this story and blame the lawyer for what appears to be a pattern of behavior that is both unethical and downright contemptuous. That would be a mistake. This just can't be a guy in control of his faculties — this is something ...
Kansas City man admits shooting that killed Kansas Department of Education lawyer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man has admitted firing a shot that killed a Kansas education official who was not the intended victim. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Calah D. Johnson pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder and was sentenced to ...
Give my client same 'sweetheart deal' that billionaire got, lawyer argues
The lawyer also said he asked the feds to give his client the same deal — a promise he won't face federal prosecution and can plead guilty to minor state offenses that would put him in jail for less than 18 months — that the U.S. Attorney's Office ...