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Alton Sterling's son calls for peaceful protests, lawyer asks for 'character assassination' to stop
Alton Sterling's 15-year-old son told reporters Wednesday (July 13) that he wanted peaceful protests in the wake of his father's killing by Baton Rouge police last week. "There should be no more arguments, disagreements, violence, crimes," Cameron ...
RNC lawyer lays out plan to counter #nevertrump
The Republican National Committee has privately laid out its first move to counter the #nevertrump movement. The closed-door strategy session was held Tuesday in Cleveland, CNBC has learned. RNC General Counsel John Ryder presented committee ...
Kenya: Nobel Laureate Gives Condolences for Slain Lawyer
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has visited the office of the International Justice Mission in Kenya's capital and offered condolences for the human rights lawyer and two other men whose killings have caused an uproar. Lawyer Willie Kimani, client ...
South Carolina Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Alabama Sorority Scam
A South Carolina lawyer has pleaded guilty to bank fraud in a scam involving a $14 million sorority house at the University of Alabama. Prosecutors say 39-year-old Jennifer Elizabeth Meehan of Sandy Springs, South Carolina, pleaded guilty Tuesday to ...
Judge: Once-convicted LGBT killer's request for new lawyer sounds like divorce court
Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse man once convicted of killing a transgender woman as a hate crime couldn't get along with his lawyer as he heads for a retrial. Dwight DeLee, 27, asked for a new lawyer in court today as he fights a manslaughter as a hate ...
Former lawyer who shot at census worker in Leander loses appeal
Former lawyer who shot at census worker in Leander loses appeal. 1:42 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | Filed in: Crime. Comments 0. . Story Highlights. Former Williamson County lawyer Carolyn Barnes was given a three-year prison sentence. Census ...
Jermaine Edmondson's life 'forever altered' by Draymond Green, lawyer says
The law office of Corey Minor Smith, a Canton, Ohio-based attorney, released a statement on Wednesday afternoon on behalf of "the victim of Draymond Green's recent assault." According to police reports obtained Wednesday, Michigan State senior football ...
Patent lawyer who swindled Hunter Douglas sentenced to nearly 6 years
A former patent lawyer who swindled about $5 million from window-covering giant Hunter Douglas was sentenced to nearly six years in prison Wednesday despite his pleas for about half that much time behind bars so he could see his son graduate from ...
Feds seize Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski's campaign cash
Fleck's lawyer, Philip Lauer of Easton, did not return a call Wednesday. Fleck pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to commit bribery and extortion as well as tax evasion. He admitted participating in a scheme to raise contributions for Pawlowski and ...
State bar clears Eugene lawyer of misconduct allegation related to Malheur refuge occupation case
Oregon State Bar officials have dismissed complaints that accused Eugene attorney Mike Arnold of misconduct for going online to urge supporters of jailed Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation leader Ammon Bundy to file public records requests ...
Ladue man, Clayton lawyer could face charges in death of woman injured in crash during alleged street race
Ladue man, Clayton lawyer could face charges in death of woman injured in crash during alleged street race. By Ashley Jost St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Ashley Jost. 1 hr ago; (0). +1. Kathleen M. Koutroubis, 73, was fatally injured in a crash on Friday ...
Trump Lawyer: We're Seeking $10M From Ex-Aide Over 'Categorically False Claims'
Donald Trump's lawyer issued a statement Wednesday night accusing a fired campaign aide of “looking for free publicity” by trying to block arbitration proceedings Trump initiated against him over an alleged breach of a non-disclosure agreement he ...
Here's what the Tampa lawyer who now leads the Florida Bar has to say about the legal profession
And that's probably fine with everyone. At this time last year, the Bar's 103,000 members were embroiled in a bitter controversy over reciprocity — letting out-of state lawyers practice in Florida without taking the Florida Bar exam. Then-president ...
Louisiana wasn't way to go for lawyer Glen Lerner
Lerner has received at least five previous reprimands in Nevada for allowing paralegals to pose as attorneys; allowing a lawyer who wasn't licensed in Nevada to handle his cases; and for not showing up on the first day of a client's murder trial ...
Court reprimands lawyer for improper relationship with client
Othman M. Atta, executive director of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, had earlier pleaded no contest to eight counts of professional misconduct the Office of Lawyer Regulation charged in 2014, related to having a sexual relationship with a client he ...
Terror Lawyer Running for Congress: "9/11 Was Deserved"
I've said it before and I'll say it again, the average committed lawyer for Islamic terrorists agrees with them to at least some degree. Most just aren't willing to say it. Meet the exception to that rule. A deranged former Manhattan prosecutor and ...
Lawyer: Suspect in Loniel Greene shooting to take deal
A lawyer for a man charged with shooting former Metro Councilman Loniel Greene left a Nashville courtroom this morning saying there would be a plea deal in the case. The agreement means what happened leading to the shooting of Greene may never ...
Lawyer: Gretchen Carlson sued Roger Ailes because she wanted him to take 'personal responsibility' for his actions
Lawyers for former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson and her ex-boss, Fox News chief Roger Ailes, are fighting a battle of legal filings: First came Carlson's stunning complaint last week in a New Jersey state court, alleging lewd and wildly inappropriate ...
Libous' campaign cash went to lawyer
ALBANY — Late state Sen. Thomas Libous spent most of his remaining campaign cash earlier this year to pay off his attorney in his criminal trial, new campaign-finance records show. Libous died May 3 at 63 after a long battle with cancer. He was ...
Moreau supervisor giving lawyer silent treatment
At Tuesday's meeting, another lawyer from the same law firm — John Wright — said he would prefer if every request for documents was made in writing. The town clerk said she would then issue a letter within five days and provide the document within 20 ...
Martin Shkreli May Blame His Old Lawyer for His Alleged Crimes
But the court appearance did have one of the most intense exchanges between Shkreli's attorneys and those representing his co-defendant, Evan Greebel, who was the lawyer who represented Shkreli's drug company. Both Shkreli and Greebel pleaded not ...
After another failed bid to drop charges, Bill Cosby, lawyer, part ways
A week after a failed swipe at throwing out Bill Cosby's criminal charges in Montgomery County, the entertainment icon parted ways with a member of his defense team. Christopher Tayback, who in addition to representing Cosby in the aggravated indecent ...
Lawyer claims police misconduct in murder case, asks for dismissal
QUEENSBURY — The lawyer for a Johnsburg man who has been accused of murder and manslaughter in the death of his weeks-old daughter has asked a judge to dismiss the charges against his client, arguing the evidence is insufficient for murder and ...
Orlando lawyer makes stand-your-ground claim
An Orlando divorce lawyer accused of hitting his then-wife is arguing that he acted in self-defense during an argument in September. Jeffrey Feulner, 43, founder of the Men's Divorce Law Firm, is charged with two counts of domestic violence battery, ...
Mystery Surrounding Detained China Legal Aide Deepens, Lawyer Silenced
Zhao's lawyer, Ren Quanniu, meanwhile, remained under interrogation and was denied access to his attorneys, his lawyers said. Zhao, 24, was working as an assistant to a top Beijing rights lawyer when she was swept up in a crackdown on hundreds of ...
Millionaire lawyer's wife battered dog walker in River North elevator, jury finds
Holly Geraci alleged Di Buono had repeatedly punched her in the head in an unprovoked attack. The Geracis' lawyers even built a life-size replica of the elevator and brought it into the courtroom during the trial, though it did not have functioning ...
David Margolis, mob prosecutor who was a senior Justice Department lawyer, dies at 76
David Margolis, a colorful Justice Department lawyer who directed the prosecutions of dozens of mobsters as head of the organized crime section and later was called on to resolve sensitive ethical and disciplinary matters, including high-profile cases ...
Lawyer blames mold for patient's death
Now, his attorney says the family is planning a lawsuit against the hospital over mold spores. We spoke to the family's attorney about what's been a controversial topic at that hospital. The attorney says the CDC has been involved, and that this is the ...
China to prosecute prominent rights lawyer on subversion charges
BEIJING, July 15 (Reuters) - China will prosecute a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer on charges of subverting state power after months of secret detention, prosecutors said on Friday, the latest move by authorities to crack down on dissent ...
Deutsche Bank Bows to Qatari Investors With New Board Member
In April, board member Georg Thoma, a German lawyer, resigned following disagreements with other board members over how he was carrying out his role on the board's integrity committee. The committee's duties include overseeing investigations into ...
China to prosecute rights lawyer, 3 activists for subversion
The government is preparing to release a once-classified chapter of a congressional report about the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that questions the role Saudi nationals played in helping the hijackers.More >>. The government is releasing a once ...
Leading Egyptian human rights lawyer banned from travel
Dozens of Egyptian rights lawyers and activists have been banned from traveling, as part of heavy-handed security measures imposed by the government of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Tens of thousands of political prisoners have been detained, tried, ...
Lawyer: Man Charged in 5 Bicyclist Deaths Didn't Intend Harm
A man accused of killing five people by plowing his speeding pickup truck into a group of Michigan bicyclists didn't intended to harm them, his lawyer said Friday. The comment from attorney Alan Koenig followed the release this week of police reports ...
Judge allows Donald Smith's new lawyer access recording
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Conversations between inmate Donald Smith and a convicted murderer that were recorded while the two were in adjoining cells in the Duval County jail will be the subject of new motions. That came out in court Friday morning at a ...
Judge: If murder suspect doesn't want lawyer, maybe he should defend himself
Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse murder suspect refused to come to court today after deciding he wanted a new lawyer. But that didn't stop the Judge Walter Hafner Jr. and the lawyers from talking about him, anyway. Woodrow Holmes, 30, is accused of shooting ...
Mystery surrounding detained China legal aide deepens, lawyer silenced
The whereabouts of Chinese legal aide Zhao Wei following her reported release from detention last week remained unclear on Thursday as her husband traveled to Zhao's parents' home in central China and found it empty. Zhao's lawyer, Ren Quanniu, ...
Driver in fatal bicycle crash meant no harm, lawyer says
KALAMAZOO, MI — Charles Pickett Jr. the driver in a June 7 crash that killed five bicyclists and injured four others, never meant to hurt anyone, his lawyer said Friday. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the tragedy of June 7th and to ...
Lawyer files restraining order against Charleston County coroner after inquest
As Coroner Rae Wooten on Friday sought the attorney general's legal advice after an inquest named two suspects in a Mount Pleasant toddler's death, defense lawyers asked for a restraining order preventing her from making arrests. Questions arose ...
China Set to Prosecute Top Rights Lawyer, Three Activists for Subversion
Wang Xiaoguang, former defense lawyer for Zhou whom authorities claim was fired by his client, said he has maintained contact with Zhou's family and will help them to handle some legal issues. “Zhou Shifeng's family has sent me some information and it ...
5 Things To Look For Before Hiring A Criminal Lawyer
Look, let's get real here: Hiring a criminal or DUI lawyer is a topic no one is excited to learn about. Unfortunately, things happen and being prepared as best you can beforehand is the best strategy to reduce your stress in a time of crisis. Finding a ...
With Pence Pick, Trump Expands His Circle of Lawyers
Donald Trump, who has long surrounded himself with lawyers, tapped one as his running mate on Friday, announcing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his choice for vice president. He also selected two prominent lawyers with Big Law perches to speak at the ...
The Latest: Lawyer says Bentley is not grand jury target
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on efforts an impeachment investigation against Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (all times local): 4:30 p.m.. A lawyer for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says the governor is not under investigation by a state grand jury ...
China to prosecute prominent rights lawyer on subversion ...
China to prosecute prominent rights lawyer on subversion ...
Queens lawyer convicted of paying two underage girls for sex acts
A Queens lawyer has been convicted of paying two underage high school girls to have oral sex with him, officials said Friday. Eyal Katzman, 58, was found guilty Thursday of several counts of criminal sex act and patronizing a prostitute for abusing the ...
Ken Garten: The little lawyer and the great judge
However, by the favor of my law school roommate, who worked at the Federal Courthouse, I had the good fortune to land on the appointment list to represent indigent federal criminal defendants, and my very first jury trial as a lawyer was before none ...
LA County ex-top lawyer sues former bosses
Los Angeles County's former chief attorney has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the county and the Board of Supervisors. Ex-County Counsel Mark Saladino's Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit also alleges both intentional and negligent ...
Lawyer Repping Turkey Urges Obama to Extradite Muslim Cleric Gulen
Robert Amsterdam, the attorney spearheading an international investigation on behalf of the Turkish government into the allegedly illegal “activities of the organization led by” Fethullah Gülen, called upon President Obama to extradite the Muslim ...
Lawyer by day, torch singer by night
By day, Julia Copeland is a lawyer. By night, Tiffany Parker is a singer/entertainer. She's taken a journey all around the world to get here, but now that the West Ashley resident has her feet back in the pluff mud, she's certain she's just where she's ...
How to Lie: Pro Tips from an Undercover Cop, a Lawyer, and a Dominatrix
Your boss didn't buy it when you said you were late because of a "pet emergency." Your parents didn't believe you when you told them you had no idea where that scratch on the car came from. Your friends know you're full of shit every time you tell them ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Turkish officers were unaware of coup
Turkish military personnel who were aboard a Blackhawk military helicopter are transferred to a prosecutor's office in the city of Alexandroupolis, northern Greece, Sunday July 17, 2016. (Giannis Moιsiadis/InTime News via AP) ...